stroebel83 wrote:Those are great customs, love the alf.... do you do a lot of re sculpting with these, and are you able to keep most of the articulation. They all look great and the parts fit superbly, the Cyclops alien is seemless.
With the alf I just sculpted the neck to kind of blend the head and body together so it's really not much. I actually used another ewok's arm to press into the sculpy like a stamp to get the texture right. It's not perfect but I think it works OK. I wasn't able to keep any head articulation. I suppose I could have but I'm not a stickler for articulation. They all just stand on a shelf in the end. The cyclops only had four points of articulation anyway so I didn't lose anything there.
YAK_Chewie wrote:I dig all of these - especially Stella Star.
Good. That means that I can start working on David Hasselhoff's character from Starcrash then...
Anyway, I'm glad that you guys liked them. I do have a few more to post so hopefully they'll go over as well.
Here are three smugglers that I made out of spare fodder that I needed to use up to make some room. I guess nothing to really write home about.
HEAD-Order 66 Master Sev
TORSO/ARMS-Some WWII figure. I don't remember which one.
HEAD-It's Jango Fett. I couldn't tell you which one though.
ARMS-It's a Prince Caspian figure of some kind
HEAD-I think it's from a BBI figure.
TORSO/ARMS-Original Trilogy Collection Han Solo
I just noticed that he must have fallen off of the shelf at some point because some paint has scraped off of his hand. I'll have to fix that later I guess.
This guy is also just an excuse to get rid of parts.
HEAD-Some scuba figure.
BODY-Well it's a version of Dusty from G.I. Joe. I don't know which line it's from but I got it at a dollar store.
ARMS-Saga Legends Han Solo
LEGS-Terminator Salvation Marcus
Took a lot of dremeling and hot glue to get everything to fit together.
OK so the next one started as an experiment in mold making. When I was a kid I LOVED the Remco Mini Monsters and the Creature from the Black Lagoon would always be in the cantina in my sandbox fighting with Han Solo and Boba Fett. So for my birthday last year I splurged and got a complete set of Mini Monsters off of eBay and one of the first things that I wanted to do was cast the Creature for customs. Of course I don't want to just pull it apart and cast the pieces so I tried to build a wall out of clay around his neck and make a two part mold (I should have taken pictures I guess). It didn't really work out that well. There were a lot of imperfections in the mold. Anyway I think I learned some good lessons and when I can afford it I'm going to get some more mold making rubber and try again. I didn't just want to waste the cast however so I made this. I tried to paint the mistakes in the cast as scar tissue. I don't know if it comes out in the pictures very well.
HEAD/HANDS-Vintage Remco Mini Monster Creature
TORSO-Major Panno (I had to slice the bits off of his chest for two other customs and filled in the holes with sculpy
I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out even with all the mistakes.
This one I've had sitting around for a while and finally got around to finishing a few weeks ago. I suppose he's a bounty hunter
HEAD-G.I. Joe Nullifier cast
TORSO-Death Star Trooper
ARMS-Clone Wars Clone Trooper
LEGS-Saga Legends Plo Koon
ARMOR-Concept Rebel Trooper
OK, here's the last one.
Snoova. I had the old Shadows of the Empire figure sitting around forever and I couldn't think of what I could use it for. Finally I just decided on this. It took a lot of dremeling to hollow out that armor but I think that it works pretty well. I also wanted to try to tone down the 1990's XXXTREME! designs of the original so I didn't bother with the Bart Simpson hairdo or the weird belt. I had to redo all the straps with sculpy and I also had to extend the armor further down to his waist. Most of that is also sculpy with a little bit from Major Panno's chest glued on.
Well, let me know what you think and thanks for looking.