Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Just a little to small. Oh well... he'll end up a Green Lantern construct.
Banner got back!
Then turn around!
Stick it out!
Even white boys got to shout.
Banner got back!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.