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I don't like the way the "flame" effect looks on the frame, it looks much better in person though. The alternative was to just have an orange frame which I felt like would just look like an orange motorcycle.

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In trying to do my part to help the community, I decided to complete my long WIP Wasp. That way, Hasbro will go ahead and release their version - it's like carrying an umbrella so it won't rain.


First, some boring backstory: When I first began customizing some 15 months ago, I was purposely over-ambitious. I figured that if I didn't challenge myself, my skills would never develop. Wasp was in that first group of customs I started. (And most of the first ones are languishing.) As I look back with a better sense of how to customize, I am revisiting those old ideas.


I recently did that with Wasp. About 10 days ago I had an idea for a much easier recipe - less ambitious, but still a nice Wasp. I ordered a couple of figures for parts, and one they got here I finished in about two days. Granted, I already had the head painted (it was a custom cast unpainted Maria Hill to start with). But everything else came together quickly.


My old formula called for Tinkerbell wings and a more custom costume. This version is: Maria Hill head; Avengers Assemble Black Widow torso, upper arms, and leg stubs; Baroness lower arms with the gloves removed; MU Patriot gloves; Jubilee thighs, knees, and upper calf; Elektra lower calf and feet; MU Nova belt (I had used the belt buckle on Odin); a segment of the LUB Black Widow belt (one circle) as a belt buckle; Star Wars Sun Fac wings; and the goggles (optional) are from G.I. Joe Renegades Ripcord.


The only painting is on the head , the red trim on her belt buckle, and some minor color alteration of the wings.


So I show Wasp to my wife, who has been following my progress for 15 months, and all she can say is, "Yeah, it looks like Maria Hill with wings." Thanks, babe. So I added the goggles to disguise the fact that it is Maria Hill's head, AND I'm working on an alternate head. (Wife: "That ones a *little* better." - Now you know my harshest critic.)


Wasp on my computer monitor. Life size!


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Telling off Hank:


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Without the goggles (De goggles! They do nothink!):


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The wings can fold down or be removed if accurate display with other full-sized Avengers is desired.


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Okay, Hasbro, make my work moot!

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Wow Psycho Pirate. Awesome work, but this must totally feel like a kick in the teeth after seeing Mr.Curto's scan on the main page.
If we prepare a list of characters for you to customize, would you get to work on those right away (Hasbro seems to have quick turnaround on your customs) ;)

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Wow Psycho Pirate. Awesome work, but this must totally feel like a kick in the teeth after seeing Mr.Curto's scan on the main page.

If we prepare a list of characters for you to customize, would you get to work on those right away (Hasbro seems to have quick turnaround on your customs) ;)

 

Not really - Hasbro's is basically her Ultimates costume. I can keep my custom on my Avengers shelf (I rend towards classic costumes with them anyway) and can put the upcoming figure with my Ultimates. Win-win!

 

She doesn't look bad there...

 

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Hey guys,

 

this is pretty basic, but what's the best way to remove a part that's been superglued with minimal or no damage to the existing paint? I'm working with some pre-owned parts.

 

Thanks.

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It's cool man. The shades help separate it from Maria Hill. I'm really hoping that one Hasbro announced is 3.75 afterall and not 6

 

 

In trying to do my part to help the community, I decided to complete my long WIP Wasp. That way, Hasbro will go ahead and release their version - it's like carrying an umbrella so it won't rain.
First, some boring backstory: When I first began customizing some 15 months ago, I was purposely over-ambitious. I figured that if I didn't challenge myself, my skills would never develop. Wasp was in that first group of customs I started. (And most of the first ones are languishing.) As I look back with a better sense of how to customize, I am revisiting those old ideas.
I recently did that with Wasp. About 10 days ago I had an idea for a much easier recipe - less ambitious, but still a nice Wasp. I ordered a couple of figures for parts, and one they got here I finished in about two days. Granted, I already had the head painted (it was a custom cast unpainted Maria Hill to start with). But everything else came together quickly.
My old formula called for Tinkerbell wings and a more custom costume. This version is: Maria Hill head; Avengers Assemble Black Widow torso, upper arms, and leg stubs; Baroness lower arms with the gloves removed; MU Patriot gloves; Jubilee thighs, knees, and upper calf; Elektra lower calf and feet; MU Nova belt (I had used the belt buckle on Odin); a segment of the LUB Black Widow belt (one circle) as a belt buckle; Star Wars Sun Fac wings; and the goggles (optional) are from G.I. Joe Renegades Ripcord.
The only painting is on the head , the red trim on her belt buckle, and some minor color alteration of the wings.
So I show Wasp to my wife, who has been following my progress for 15 months, and all she can say is, "Yeah, it looks like Maria Hill with wings." Thanks, babe. So I added the goggles to disguise the fact that it is Maria Hill's head, AND I'm working on an alternate head. (Wife: "That ones a *little* better." - Now you know my harshest critic.)
Wasp on my computer monitor. Life size!
DSC_0901croppedcc50_zpsd52e6aae.jpg
Telling off Hank:
Without the goggles (De goggles! They do nothink!):
The wings can fold down or be removed if accurate display with other full-sized Avengers is desired.
Okay, Hasbro, make my work moot!

 

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Not Marvel....

 

This is my Fallout New Vags Raider gang in front of my sign graveyard backdrog.

 

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Awesome man love the sign grave yard love the consept

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In trying to do my part to help the community, I decided to complete my long WIP Wasp. That way, Hasbro will go ahead and release their version - it's like carrying an umbrella so it won't rain.

 

First, some boring backstory: When I first began customizing some 15 months ago, I was purposely over-ambitious. I figured that if I didn't challenge myself, my skills would never develop. Wasp was in that first group of customs I started. (And most of the first ones are languishing.) As I look back with a better sense of how to customize, I am revisiting those old ideas.

 

I recently did that with Wasp. About 10 days ago I had an idea for a much easier recipe - less ambitious, but still a nice Wasp. I ordered a couple of figures for parts, and one they got here I finished in about two days. Granted, I already had the head painted (it was a custom cast unpainted Maria Hill to start with). But everything else came together quickly.

 

My old formula called for Tinkerbell wings and a more custom costume. This version is: Maria Hill head; Avengers Assemble Black Widow torso, upper arms, and leg stubs; Baroness lower arms with the gloves removed; MU Patriot gloves; Jubilee thighs, knees, and upper calf; Elektra lower calf and feet; MU Nova belt (I had used the belt buckle on Odin); a segment of the LUB Black Widow belt (one circle) as a belt buckle; Star Wars Sun Fac wings; and the goggles (optional) are from G.I. Joe Renegades Ripcord.

 

The only painting is on the head , the red trim on her belt buckle, and some minor color alteration of the wings.

 

So I show Wasp to my wife, who has been following my progress for 15 months, and all she can say is, "Yeah, it looks like Maria Hill with wings." Thanks, babe. So I added the goggles to disguise the fact that it is Maria Hill's head, AND I'm working on an alternate head. (Wife: "That ones a *little* better." - Now you know my harshest critic.)

 

Wasp on my computer monitor. Life size!

 

DSC_0901croppedcc50_zpsd52e6aae.jpg

 

Telling off Hank:

 

DSC_0910cccropped50_zps6e84f1bd.jpg

 

Without the goggles (De goggles! They do nothink!):

 

DSC_0917croppedcc50_zpsd183057a.jpg

 

The wings can fold down or be removed if accurate display with other full-sized Avengers is desired.

 

DSC_0923croppedcc50_zps769ca311.jpg

 

Okay, Hasbro, make my work moot!

Really love this man the wings are sic I'll put money on the new release from hasblow having crappy ones

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I have wanted them to make a figure of Emma since the line started and was extremely disappointed when the three pack was cancelled. I have made her before, but with the Dagger body available I thought I would give it another shot.

 

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Another character that I loved when I was reading the Silver Surfer (drawn by Ron Lim) when I was in high school was Drax. I don't really like his new look so I decided to attempt to make his "classic" one. Last shot with Surfer and Adam are just for scale.

 

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Very cool Drax!

Another character that I loved when I was reading the Silver Surfer (drawn by Ron Lim) when I was in high school was Drax. I don't really like his new look so I decided to attempt to make his "classic" one. Last shot with Surfer and Adam are just for scale.

 

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Another character that I loved when I was reading the Silver Surfer (drawn by Ron Lim) when I was in high school was Drax. I don't really like his new look so I decided to attempt to make his "classic" one. Last shot with Surfer and Adam are just for scale.

 

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Awesome drax man I've been wanting to make this one for a while and that skaar head is way better suited for drax than it ever was for skaar

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Thanks guys. I have been wanting to make Drax for awhile. I've seen several great customs using the Hercules buck, but I wanted him to be huge like from the Infinity Gauntlet.

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Sizemore,

Love your customs.Used your songbird w good results. Wud you please post recipe for Wolfsbane?

Thanks,

1mfw

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No problem. Wolfsbane was a Psylocke body, Wolverine Weapon X feet, Movie Wolverine Walmart exclusive head (the one with the removable cloth jacket) and the fur on the arms and legs were sculpted.

 

That wolverine head may have been used on other movie wolverine's as well.

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