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    Looks cool. You must have gotten Blade from a China dumpster? I've gotten a few figures that way, Just finished archangel "death version" from a body only archangel I picked up a year or two ago + vortious "death" head.


    I got that Blade body from Jason1551, who said he got it for the purpose of finishing it off but never got around to it.

    He probably got it from a China seller, though. I didn't ask him.

  2. Nice surfer pose! Nice shelving unit, too.


    I replaced Ms. Marvel's head with the open mask version of Dark Ms. Marvel:




    I also had a body-only Blade - I added a Cade Skywalker cape (painted the interior red) and added his sword and throwing star from Vortious.




  3. That looks good. Mine looks more like a cloud which is probably more accurate for Dust. I guess i could try lightning up the color a bit. I'm just not all that happy about the thing. Thanks for sharing.


    Tamiya makes a nice durable clear paint ("clear X-22 Item 81022"). I'll bet you could mix sand with it and brush it on in loooong stokes to look like flowing wind. Use a relatively large brush and do it in several steps, avoiding overlapping the stokes until the last layer. (X-22 is my durable secret sealer weapon, when needed. It won't help joints, but on something like Vision's belt - above - that has potential to move and rub against stuff, it is great. Kinda glossy, but dullcote fixes that.)


    @psychopirate Where is the Kitty head from? Looks good. That Vision looks great.



    That is Camie Loneozner from the Star Wars line. And thanks.

  4. Thanks for the kind words, both of you.


    When I attempted sand, I painted a base coat of sand-colored paint, and then while it was still good and wet I sprinkled actual sand on it thoroughly. (I used purchased diorama sand to get more uniform and cleaner particles - the finest/smallest size they had.) Then I painted over that with another thin layer of sand-colored paint, and then sealed with dullcote.It's solid as a rock, too.



  5. I'm coming here less, but I long ago subscribed to this thread. So while I disliked the move, it really hasn't affected me that much. But there is noticeably less traffic IMO.


    Catching up on some of my recent customs:


    First appearance Spider-Man - really all I did was add the armpit webs to the black Spidey variant and give him a criminal to carry.




    First appearance of the Hulk. Added the Classic Avengers Hulk head (repainted gray) to the recent gray Hulk body, and added a ripped shirt from a Marvel Legends (Toy Biz) Zombie.






    With those, I created a "first appearance" display.








    I ordered the Super Strength Green Goblin from the Ultimate Spidey line on HTS and it came in today (I ordered a few things and needed 3 bucks more for free shipping). It's a standard 5 poa figure, but the pumpkin bombs have smoke trails and look really cool.

    I've been debating on picking one up. Does it fit in fine with regular MU figures?

    Ehh not so much. He is way too short.

    That sucks. I wanted the build-a-figure GG from the Legands line, but he's probably way too big.


    I can post a pic if you want a size comparison shot, but he is a full head shorter than a standard MU figure.


    I would love to see a size comparison shot, please!

  7. I stalked Dark Ms. Marvel on eBay for a long time, and found 2 for a good price at about the same time. It was totally worth using one for Black Cat. I debated long and hard which Black Cat to do. I almost went with the white glove look.

  8. Recipe: Light up base Black widow body, Jubilee legs, Dark Ms. Marvel head, and Aurora hair. Sculpt for all the fur. Schleich cat. Necklace from Captain Britain (2-pack original look). Whip from Microman Catwoman. Add two teaspooons of sexy and stir. Simmer at low heat until moist.


  9. 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.



    I love this Sizemore!

  10. 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...



  11. 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!


    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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