First up is Smasher, who first appeared in X-Men #107. I decided to go with the original costume as worn by the first Smasher.
What I thought was going to be an easy paint job with a bit of sculpting, turned out to be a little bit more problematic than I first thought. He has bands around his waist, wrists & legs, which were applied using a band of Miliput around each. Once it was set I then had to sand smooth, then cut the shapes to the correct size. Milliput isn't sticky so when you start cutting it tends to seperate and fall off, which then means using super-glue, a steady hand, and lots of patience... and a lot of swear words used, every time I dropped a piece. Applying the bands took three days in all, plus an extra day for the hair. The paint application was the easy bit. This all tied in with working, and building Lego for my 5 year old son, mean't it took a little longer than it could have, if my sole focus was on my customs.
I used the Wonder Man figurine for my base, for the obvious reason that Smasher looks like Wonder Man.
Next up is Impulse, another Imperial Guard member. Although I'm a little undecided as to which colour to paint him. More recent costumes are White and red, but earlier ones had him wearing a purple and light cerise colour one, I'm tending to swing towards the white one.