Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tempest custom

Tempest was made using a JLA Aquaman and Dremmeling him smooth. Next, I used resin to finish the smoothing process and sculpted new hair. The rest is a repaint & Dullcote.

Scorpion custom

This is a Scorpion custom using the ML Psylocke. I sculpted the boots, glove, shoulder pads and mask with resin and painted her up with acrylics and Dullcote.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Deathstroke custom

This is another McGuiness-style custom using the JLA Aquaman body for the great chain mail texture. After cutting off extra bits of hair and leg-fins, I smoothed over the upper torso and head then sculpted boots and gloves. The belt is a combo of belts from my parts box as is the Taskmaster sword which was perfect for Deathstroke.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Bronze Tiger custom

I really loved how this came out and it was a fairly quick one to finish. There's also a definite martial arts theme going on here. I used a Justice Black Manta base and first Dremmeled off this back hump then filled in with resin. The rest is a repaint with cut vinyl for the sash, chest straps & arm bands.

Karate Kid custom

This is a JLA Aquaman for the base and a Deadman collar recut to look like Karate Kids'. I used cut vinyl for the wrist bands & skirt and an extra Psylocke belt for the sash. The sleeves are sculpted as are the shirt and boots.

White Tiger custom

The Marvel Legends Psylocke is such a great base figure and worked perfect for the new White Tiger. Not much sculpting was required beyond the arm & leg pads and the cat head medallion on her belt. The rest is a spare JSA Hawkgirl best, black and white flat acrylic paints and airbrush for the blue shadow.

Thunder custom

I had gotten an Elseworlds Supergirl recently and wanted to use her ASAP and after much searching, Thunder from the Outsiders looked to be a good fit. There wasn't much to smooth over except for a few holes left by the cape. I also sculpted new hiar on top and the wrist and ankle cuffs.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Kwik-E-Mart, Burbank, CA

Dave and I got a chance to check out the Simpson's Kwik-E-Mart on Verduga & Olive in Burbank last night. There was an actual line to get in but it moved quickly and the kids there were super excited. I loved the Ralph & Homer standees and the cool wall of sketches from local Simpson's artists. The side wall had a great graffiti piece from "El Barto" and they even converted the street sign to read Kwik-E-Mart. A special visit for any Simpson's fan. (click on the image to enlarge)