Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Advertising Madness - Hulk #230 (1978)

I have my own comic book hang-ups and they cost me nothing.

Advertising Madness - Hulk #225 (1978)

Back in the day... When carbs could bring a feuding country together. You Skinny Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Handful of Heroes - Hulk

Just a little to small. Oh well... he'll end up a Green Lantern construct.

I couldn't resist me a big'ol Hulk ba dunk a dunk shot. That is a wide ass on the right.

Then turn around!

Stick it out!

Even white boys got to shout.

Banner got back!

Handful of Heroes - Venom

Nothing says evil like Glitter. This by far is, in my opinion, the best candidate for conversion. I plan on priming this one and seeing how it paints up.

Handful of Heroes - Nick Fury

My initial gut instinct was that this Nick Fury was too tall. Once again, the erraticness of Secret Invasion's scale creep somewhat muddies this. Maybe he's OK. Where's my Hypertime Checkmate agent for a quick comparison?

Handful of Heroes - Rhino

I'm digging Rhino. Classic costume... looking good. Plus Rhino should be easy to paint.

I felt based on the positioning this needed a top shot.

Handful of Heroes - Colossus

Colossus... one "l", two "s"es. Get it right... Steady

I hate spelling "Colossus"

Again, this is all just my opinion, of the handful I purchased this one shows much process. OK, he's lugging around the super-bricky. But the height is right.

Handful of Heroes - X-Ray

I had no idea this figure was X-Ray. Immediately thought he was Human Torch. He works either way in my opinion and is not a bad height either.

Handful of Heroes - Astonishing Wolverine

The most Astonishing thing about this Wolverine is the price. Like the previous Wolverine, just a hair too big.

Handful of Heroes - Wolverine

So here's what I intended to do... comparison shots of the new Handful of Heroes alongside their other gaming counterparts. 

Custom House - Punisher

A whaa? A Marvel custom!?! It happens. Being so damn picky is tough. I don't like unnecessary clear plastic. I don't like bricky. And I sure as shit don't like non-upright poses. The game is beginning, the forces are lining up and Punisher already is diving in a roll, gun a'blazing. Doesn't work for me.

The head was popped out and straightened. The legs are off an IC Henchman. Pretty simple conversion.

Custom House - Chameleon

Weird costume choices "bug" me too. The whole insect hybrid look for Chameleon annoyed me. And again, in my hands, a decent paint job. Under the Sony's lens... pretty crappy. How did I even get that blue paint on his knee and not notice it?

This was done a while ago. I'm guessing now, but I believe the body is Brainiac 5 and the head is an untouched Chameleon head. The cross-eyed look was brought to us by the original manufacturer.  

Custom House - Killer Frost

Let me get this on the record right now. I despised "the man's"  use of clear plastic for characters that weren't translucent or transparent. At some point before my death, I'll repaint everyone of these.
Killer Frost, three or four years ago this repaint was awesome. In the eyes of my Sony Digital Camera at 5 megs... it doesn't look so good.
My advice is to squint.

Custom House - Red Hood

First Post!
I've been thinking about having a place to "showcase" my customs. I've also been thinking about an ambitious modding project where I put out one custom per week based on a character that I read the week prior. The impetus tonight to get a site going is that I wanted to post comparison shots of the new Marvel Handful of Heroes alongside other miniature counterparts. However being a die hard DC fan, I couldn't let my first post be a Marvel post. So I dug up some old customs.
This is the ubiquitous Red Hood custom most of us have tried. The body is Black Mask. The cape is from a Robin. The helmet is the tip of a plastic paint brush.