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05 June 2010 @ 10:39 am
Customizing: How I made my Jack in blue dress uniform  
Here come a few pictures I took in between, although I should have taken more and the quality is not very good. I apologize.



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This is the original figure, Wesley from the "Buffy" line.



These figures are made by the same company - DST - and so they are of the same size like the Stargate ones and it is easy to take the heads off and put another on. I also already used a Spike and Angel with bare chests to make myself a - well, barechested Jack, and I also put Jack and Daniel into Hawaiian shirts, which originally belonged to Angel and Spike. I might post these pictures another day. Back to the Air Force uniform.

I needed to add a few things to the original suit. You see there are no pocket flaps, so I added some piece of plastic.



The same I used for the shoulder straps.



And the white part shows where I cut off the fourth button, since the Air Force uniform only has three.



Then it was only a paint job, I painted the suit and tie dark blue, the shirt light blue, the buttons silver and even darkened the neck a bit, to match with the skin color of my Jack head.

Finally I added the medals and pins, it is just printed paper. Was a bit fiddling to cut out and put on with double sticky tape.



And here is the version of rollmyblues on Gateworld, which gave me the idea and he also helped me with some details. He used modelling putty for the flaps and even made a hat from it. And his buttons are nail heads.

http://forum.gateworld.net/threads/42748-A-Thread-For-Custom-Figures?p=7940822&viewfull=1#post7940822

If you want to do it as well I can send you the printable sheet that I got from him. Many thanks again!

Pictures of my finished Jack at his desk in his office



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alyntalynt on June 5th, 2010 09:05 am (UTC)
Very cool!
Antjedieastra on June 5th, 2010 09:12 am (UTC)
Thank you! Not sure if you have seen the other pictures of the finished figure at the desk in the office, you can find them here:

http://dieastra.livejournal.com/16393.html
MacBeth: Budget Cutslolmac on June 5th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's so cool! Thanks for posting these!
Antjedieastra on June 6th, 2010 12:13 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! You did see the post a few days ago as well, with (finished) Jack on his desk, in all his glory?
MacBeth: BRBlolmac on June 6th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, of course!
sharp2799: Jack -  think dirtysharp2799 on June 5th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
This is fabulous! And yes, I'd like to see naked-chest Jack please!
Antjedieastra on June 6th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
I knew writing that was a mistake - you are so shallow *tongue*
Your ava never fails to amuse me, though ;)
(And I'll see what I can do about that halfnaked Jack, okay?)
sharp2799: Jack -- Irresistiblesharp2799 on June 6th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
Yay!

(Shallow is good if it makes you do this! LOL)
elle11elleelle11elle on June 6th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC)
you really have a talent.
Antjedieastra on June 6th, 2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Maybe I'm the plucky comic relief...?: Craftyagentxpndble on June 6th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
That is SO CLEVER!
Antjedieastra on June 8th, 2010 03:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! You clicked the other link that showed pictures of him at his desk as well?

http://dieastra.livejournal.com/16393.html
Saphirasaphirablue on June 7th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
Cool! =)
Antjedieastra on June 8th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Danke!
pixiequeen10thk: armsofyaypixiequeen10thk on June 10th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
Cool! Thanks for sharing all the details. Would you mind sending the sheet to me please? I may have to make my own for John :)
Antjedieastra on June 11th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
Sure, no problem, I'm sending you everything I have. You have to look which medals John needs on his chest. We had it easy, Jack's are in this official book by Kate Ritter. But you need to use screen shots or something? You also need Colonel birds instead of General stars.
pixiequeen10thk: actionbeachpixiequeen10thk on June 14th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah I'll have to do some hunting around using the screen shots as reference. It's nice to have a starting place though, so thanks very much for the email
colej55colej55 on June 18th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
I adore your talent and creativity!
Antjedieastra on July 3rd, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Anne Rose: snoopyannerose on July 3rd, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
Very cool!
Thanks for the link, I hadn't seen the Jack creation pics. You make it look so easy. I'm almost tempted to attempt something like it myself.
Antjedieastra on July 4th, 2010 07:20 am (UTC)
Re: Very cool!
It really is not that complicated. I admit it was not my own idea but once I had seen the one by rollmyblues I wanted one myself. If you need any help, just ask me, I cold send you the medals and everything. Let's make our own Jacks if the company fails so badly about them!

I see in your profile that you also are a Doctor Who fan. Have I shown you my pictures with Doctor Who and Torchwood figures yet? You can find them here:

http://dieastra.livejournal.com/tag/aft%20dr.%20who

http://dieastra.livejournal.com/tag/aft%20torchwood

Just yesterday I bought a lot more, so there might be more picture stories in the future. In case you want to keep up with them! You could always join action_tales , also other people post their stories there, you also can find Atlantis stories if you are interested.

Many thanks for your comment!
badly_knitted: Film Star Smilebadly_knitted on August 8th, 2013 11:46 am (UTC)
You're just so good at customising them. Jack looks so smart!
Antjedieastra on August 8th, 2013 10:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! It was the first figure I ever did actually, after having seen pictures of someone else. He gave me the idea.

Did you also see the pictures where I created his office and he is standing on his desk? That looks still quite empty, I also got a book shelf now:
http://dieastra.livejournal.com/16393.html