Tuesday, December 21, 2010

How To Tuesday- Week 1- Taking Apart DCUC Arms

I guess i should get more active with my blog so here it goes. How To Tuesday will be a weekly(hopefully) post were i give tips on customizing. This week, since I'm being lazy, you can find my post about taking apart DCUC arms on the fwoosh. Check it out if DCUC arms are giving you trouble.




Friday, December 17, 2010

New Custom- Modern Drax

I love Annihilation and I've had Drax here laying in wait waiting for legs for over a year, you can read my write up @ The Fwoosh

Love & Peace


Monday, December 13, 2010

New Custom- Dick Grayson Batman

Batman is such a Dick these days- you can read my write-up here- http://www.thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2031061#p2031061

Saturday, December 11, 2010

New Custom- 90's Punisher

I love the Punisher, he's one of my favorite Marvel characters. I wanted to give him that 90's Jim Lee look and at one put i even had the headband on him, but i decided to take it off in the end. The Black and White scheme is a little bland so i gave him a layer of navy that i dry brushed on.

Stay Frosty,


Friday, December 10, 2010

New Custom- Deadpool

This one's self explanatory, it's Deadpool, what more do ya need ta know?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Customs- Ultron!

Ultron, I'm honestly surprised more people haven't used a recipe similar to this.

Love & Peace,


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Custom- Blue Lantern Sqwock

As usual I stick to my strength, but this time it's a Blue Lantern, who I'm calling Sqocwk, think Spock+squawk.



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I've got chills...

and they're going to make waiting for the Green Lantern movie even harder than it's been already. The official full trailer for the Green Lantern movie released today and all complaints i had for it were washed away. Check it out for yourselves-


Love & Peace-

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Constructing a Custom Con entry

With Custom Con right around the corner I thought I'd take some time to maybe help out those interested in entering for their first time. Last year was my first Custom Con, and I wound up biting off more than I could chew.

First, I decided on the characters I wanted to make, which in this case were- Professor Zoom, Killer Croc, Hades, Onomatopoeia, Kryptonite Man, Wotan and Black Hand. My next step was finding reference art to base my customs on. I mainly used Comicvine in addition my own collection in gathering the pics I needed. Turned out these were the easiest steps for me

From there it was all about deciding who would take the most work to finish and go from there. Killer Croc was my first foray into sculpting anything with that amount of detail in it, so I knew I had to tackle him first. Tracking down the fodder needed to start on him was almost as difficult as sculpting was. I started on other figures while I waited for Croc fodder to arrive. Time is the main factor in the game.

If you waste too much like I tend to do, you won’t finish all the characters you planned on doing, see Black Hand. You’re almost guaranteed to run into a few hitches along the way, my main hitch being yellow paint on a red base. Professor Zoom’s yellow outfit was my Kryptonite. No matter how many coats I gave the DCUC Flash I was using for him, I could still see the red underneath. So Prof. Zoom was swapped with Black Flash and I got back on track. From there on everything was smooth sailing until I started on Black Hand.

Black Hand was my last figure to make. I started on him about a week before the deadline and what I thought was going to be a simple one turned into a huge headache after a few days of working on him. I decided at the last second before I started on him that instead of just painting on all the details I'd take a whack at sculpting them like I did on Croc. Taking on a huge task like that at the last minute was a rookie mistake. It took me six days just to assemble the parts and finish the piping on the figure. After I tried sculpting the symbol on his chest, resulting in something a 5th grader could top, I had a less than 5 hours to submit my entry, so I gave in and called it a day with what I had done. The bite I couldn’t finish.

The wrap up was simple enough. Take some nice pics, follow the instructions during the write up and send it off in a nice little email containing many hours of blood, sweat and tears caused my plastic bits flung into my eye by my dremel.

Overall I was extremely pleased with my first entry and I had a great time during the whole process. Pushing myself to the limits of my abilities paid off. This year has been a little easier since I decided to tone it down on sculpting.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Custom- Isamot Kol

Now that we've seen all the gl figures mattel is doing in Green Lantern Classics, i feel i can get back to my bread and butter, Green Lantern customs. We've got Isamot Kol here, the reptilian GL, his partner Vath Sarn should be up soon.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sinestro Corps Predator

Thanks for taking a look!

Love and Peace-

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Red Lantern Kratos!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I am an exile

My heart is filled with songs of forever -
Of a city that endures, where all is made new.
I know I don’t belong here; I’ll never
Call this place my home, I’m just passing through.

Thrice- In Exile

It's amazing how a chorus can sum up the current state your life is in.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Fwoosh Secret Identities Interview

If you don't know The Fwoosh's SVP does interviews with board members that let you get a look at the user beyond what you see on the board, and my turn is up. Check it out-


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Song! Kinda.

We, Heroes Left In Dust, recorded this awhile ago in one of our practices, and I've got it uploaded to some site, give it a listen, give us some feedback.

Rough practice recording of our song Atrocitus- http://www.muziboo.com/XII/music/atrocitus/

Friday, July 23, 2010

Twitter up

Got a twitter going, http://twitter.com/XII85, no idea what i'm going to do with it now.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Few new Customs + DA Gallery and coming soon twitter!

So custom work has been slow, but I've got a DA account now, and I'll be on twitter soon. Plus my band, Heroes Left In Dust, will be doing more shows soon so stay tuned for more info!