Sunday, February 18, 2018

Rob and Don - Gotham Mutants

 These were mostly just for fun, but now I'm starting to feel the need for a custom Batman to fight them. Based on the Mutant gang from The Dark Knight Returns and the Legends of the Dark Knight episode of the old Batman Animated show.

Parts Recipes:
ROB
Cyclops - Head
Storm Shadow - Torso
Neo-Viper - Legs

DON
Cyclops - Head
Firefly - Torso
M.A.R.S. Industries Trooper - Legs

Eleven - Stranger Things

I started my Stranger Things customs before the 3 3/4 Funko Reaction figures were announced, and got a little discourage on showing mine after the official releases.
I thought about splicing these together with the official figures, but decided I liked them as is. I think my Demogorgon is much closer to scale, and I'm pretty proud of how that head came out.

Walking Dead Comic Penny - Base Figure
TVC Leia (Jabba's Prisoner) - Arms, Legs
Plourr Ilo - Head
Mini-Falcoln


The Demogorgon - Stranger Things

 I started my Stranger Things customs before the 3 3/4 Funko Reaction figures were announced, and got a little discourage on showing mine after the official releases.

I thought about splicing these together with the official figures, but decided I liked them as is. I think my Demogorgon is much closer to scale, and I'm pretty proud of how that head came out.

Parts Recipe:
6" Tomar Re (Green Lantern) - Base figure with extended wrists, ankles, and t-bar hips added
Star Wars Massiff Creature Jaws (5) - Unfurled head mouths.



Monday, December 11, 2017

Raven - SparrowHawk Pilot

Created for PHX Customs 2017 Project GI JOE REDEMPTION. Another character from the cartoon that seemed like perfect fit for the team. I thought the Pirates Angelica head worked pretty well from the character, and the Black Widow body was a great starting base. We were torn on if we should leave her in the STRATO-VIPER red, or paint her to match the in the team’s green color. I did a quick photoshop color swap and decide it was worth it to repaint her, though I may make a classic red version for my collection at some point.

Parts:
Strato-Viper - Helmet, Chestpiece, Hands, Boots
Black Widow - Base Figure
Angelica - Head




Calavera - Range-Viper

Created for PHX Customs 2017 Project GI JOE REDEMPTION. I can’t remember if someone else suggested EVY from the DIC cartoons or if I came across her and thought she’d be a good addition. The figure came together very quickly, and I thought the Skull Squad color scheme looked excellent on her. Her codename was SCAVENGER for a bit until BUCKY remembered Resurgence already used that name. I decided on CALAVERA, the Day of the Dead ornamental skulls, to go along with her Range-Viper mask and the Skull Squad theme.

Parts:
Zanya - Head, Lower Arms
Snakebite - Torso, Upper Arms
Lady Jaye - Upper Legs
Range Viper - Helmet, Dagger
Alley-Viper - Boots
Scarf - Beachhead







Discharge - Unconventional Weaponry

Created for PHX Customs 2017 Project GI JOE REDEMPTION. I’ve been playing with a Left4Dead/COBRA inspired diostory idea for YEARS, and had the original version of what would become DISCHARGE sitting in my WIP box for almost as long. I like the idea of a TOXO-VIPER with just the lower half of his gear on. When this project came up, he seemed like a good fit, but it wasn’t until I asked for some name suggestions and Bucky came up with DISCHARGE that it all came together. It was perfect, a little gross but also a great double meaning. I decided he was just about the most unlikable person ever, and is always getting kicked out of anything he joins. The chemical pack was a fun, lets just glue tanks and hoses together and see what happens project, and I added the purple scarf as a callback to his TOXO-VIPER history.

Parts:
Zartan - Head
Joe Colton - Torso, Arms
Star Wars Pilot - Gloves
Resolute Beachhead - Legs
Winter Soldier - Boots
Major Bludd - Scarf








Sunday, December 10, 2017

Siren - Hydro-Viper Prototype

Created for PHX Customs 2017 Project GI JOE REDEMPTION. I think Sam/doe138 suggested Mara on a list of potential characters. Initially, I had a much different idea for her, thinking I’d use an Avengers movie Scarlet Witch as a base for a more civilian look. When Guardians of the Galaxy 2 came out though, I remembered how much I liked Nebula’s character design (and actress Karen Gillan). A lavender HACKS blank was the perfect place to start, and I found some great wetsuit like parts in my fodder that came together almost seamlessly.

Parts:
HACKS Blank - Head, Arms, Lower Legs
Mara Jade - Torso
Scarlett - Hips, Upper Legs
Cad Bane - Gill Breather