Friday, February 29, 2008

Ultra Pop! button finals

My buddy Paulie was nice enough to send a picture of the final Ultra Pop! buttons I designed for him. He even had some magnets made up. Sweeet.

Monday, February 25, 2008

1970's Legion of Superheroes customs

I'd been wanting to make a set of Mike Grell-inspired Legionaires for some time and now that they're finished, I want to make more. Grell drew some of the wildest and sexiest costumes with more peek-a-boo holes than you could shake a stick at. Even the guys costumes were super skin-revealing like Cosmic Boy's. All of these customs were made using DC Direct bases and from left to right they are Cosmic Boy (Superman base), Saturn Girl (Troia base), Lightning Lad (Superman base) and Shrinking Violet (Huntress base). Click on the image to see a larger version.


Ion and Raker Qarrigat customs

This is a pair of new Green Lantern customs, the new Ion and Apokolip's Raker Qarrigat. I used a DC Direct Green Lantern for Ion and switched out the face by boiling it in the microwave for a few minute then using an Exacto-knife to cut the face off cleanly. Next, I swapped it out with a face I had in my parts drawer and painted him up. Raker was created using a DC Direct Superman and smoothing him over with resin to fill any gaps. Next I cut a piece of vinyl for the hood and finished off the sides with resin. The emblem is a custom-made decal using Abode Illustrator and my Epson printer.


Friday, February 22, 2008


The Broad Contemporary Art Museum opened last week and we were lucky enough to attend thanks to our friend Pauline. The first piece you see upon entering is "Urban Light" by Chris Burden. Dave took the lovely picture. The three-story space was very impressive and worth a trip to LACMA. I really loved the Cindy Sherman and Damien Hurst rooms + the Barbara Kruger elevator shaft.

JLU Aquaman, Heatwave and Stargirl customs

This is a trio of recent JLU customs. I like how Heatwave came out.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Army of Charles

This is a sticker that Dave and I came up with recently to show our devotion to the one and only Charles Nelson Reilly. When "The Life of Reilly" comes out on DVD, rent it.

DC Infinite Heroes line

This is a preview of the new Mattel DC Infinite Heroes line. These will be 3.75 inches tall and will come in 3-packs. I like the Hawkman set. Click on the image to see a bigger version.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wolverine film image

This is the first image of Hugh Jackman from the new Wolverine film. I hope this will be as good as Iron Man looks to be.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Arisia custom in Toyfare #128

This is a custom Arisia that I got into Toyfare magazine recently. I'm really happy with how well the photo came out. Also, the write-up is hilarious. Click on the image to read it.

Monday, February 04, 2008

VTES "Twilight Rebellion" portraits

Back in September, I attended the Vampire The Eternal Struggle championship in El Segundo, CA and had a blast with the fans and players of the game. While I was there, I offered to do some portraits for players who were interested + getting some of the final portraits in the actual VTES game. Here's the first batch from that day and all of these are finalists from the game. All were done using watercolor and some Dr. Marten dyes.

Ultra Pop! button ideas

This is the first round of buttons for my buddy's store in Louisville called Ultra Pop! I'll be doing more robots and monsters soon.

Brock Samson in 'murderfly' gear custom

I'd been wanted to do this custom since I'd seen one on eBay and I'm very happy with how he came out. I had the DVD so I freeze-framed a few stills of Brock in his 'murderfly' outfit and went to work. The base is a JLU Superman and after smoothing him over with resin, I sculpted pant cuffs, antenna, cigarette and mullet hairdo. The visor is cut vinyl and the wings are cut plastic from the inside of a blister card.

Liberty Belle custom

Liberty Belle is made from a DC Direct Terry Dodson Wonder Woman and I used resin to sculpt the boot flaps, gloves and her pants. The belt is from the parts box and the rest is acrylic paints and sealer.

Matter Eater Lad custom

This was a fairly easy custom to do. I used a DC Direct Crisis Superboy as the base and after clipping off the cape, I Dremmeled off the shoulder pieces and spit curl on his forehead. I next cut a piece of vinyl for the belt and used resin to seal the seam in the back. After that it was painted and sealed with Dullcote.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Shining Knight custom

This is a Shining Knight made from a DC Direct Superman. After clipping off the cape, I used resing to smooth over the body and sculpt the helmet. The tunic is sculpted at the top but I used cut pieces of plastic for the lower half. The wrist bands and belt are also cut vinyl and smoothed over with resin at the seams.

Kell-El, Gambit, Dr. Strange and Mary Marvel customs

Marvel Legends Vanguard, Wasp and Firestar

A lil catch up...........

The holidays really took their toll on Larsworld but I'm back in black and ready to go.