Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Crimson Commando

Here we have the Crimson Commando, from the pages of The Uncanny X-Men. He used to be a member of Freedom Force, along with Stonewall, Super Sabre, and members of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, lead by Mystique. They were government sanctioned mutants that signed up to serve Uncle Sam to avoid prosecution. A storyline that pre-dates Civil War by more than 20 years.

I used a WonderMan figurine for my base, size, muscle tone, stance etc. Quite an easy one to do, just a bit of detail needed with the Milliput, and the usual paint-job.



I will have to do Stonewall and Super Sabre to complete the trio, but next up is my competition entry for The Superhero Figurine Forum. Shock! Horror! it's not a Marvel character this time, it's a DC one, Batman villians, as chosen by Fotomago, cheers matey. I've already started on it, but as per usual I can't let anyone know what it is until the competition has finished.

Once that's done, it's back to adding to my own collection, and the beginning of The ClanDestine figurines, first up Wallop. Just have to work out how to elongate the arms!!!!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Hellfire Soldier

This one was a little bit easier to do than previous customs, although the mask was quite a task. It's easy to forget that the heads on some of these figurines are less than 10mm in height, so what can seem like an easy thing to do, can turn out to be a bit of a monster. I used Milliput on the front of the face, then carved the eye-slits, mouth-slits, and shape of the mask once it had set, not easy with something so small.

The base figurine I used was Iron Fist, with a bit of Punisher thrown in. I wanted the character to hold a rifle. At first I thought to remove the rofle from a Punisher, and attach it to the Iron Fist, there was no way to remove the gun without ruining the arm, and the weapon. So I severed the arm at the shoulder on both figurines, superglued the Punisher arm to the Iron Fist figurine, used some Milliput around the join, and once it had set, carved/sanded the shape of the shoulder, and hey presto, the hard work is done.

Hellfire Soldier


Next up is a character called the Crimson Commando, another X-Men related character.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Chimera

Chimera is an inter-dimensional pirate with questionable sanity. She lives to plunder the space-time continuum and travels with plasma wraiths, super-strong half-starved creatures wrapped in black bandages with sharp claws. At one time she was hired by Genesis, Cable's son, in a plot to catch Wolverine and re-bind him with adamantium. However, the plan didn't go too well and feral Wolverine nearly killed all the Dark Riders. Chimera and Dirt Nap were the only survivors of the attack.

The character of Chimera was created by Larry Hama, Adam Kubert, and Dan Green, for use in Marvel comics. Chimera's first appearance is in Wolverine #97, which was released in January of 1997.




I used a Jean Grey Phoenix figurine as my base figure.

Chimera


I'm half way through the Hellfire Soldier custom, just a little bit more Milliput to apply to the head, then I can start on the paint job.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Bird-Man (Ani-Men)

Here's another Daredevil villian, from way back in 1965. The Ani-Men 1st appeared in Daredevil issue number 10, along with Frog-Man, Ape-Man & Cat-Man. Yes, they are incredibly cheesy characters, but so important to the history of Daredevil.

For this custom I used a Vulture figurine.



Next up is a Hellfire Soldier from The X-Men.