Monthly Archives: September 2009
Growing up watching the 80's GI Joe, we were exposed to some of the coolest Cobra weapons and ZartanMan has made some much needed additions to the Cobra arsenal with his Custom Mass Device that lights up. Seeing the need to bulk this weapon up, he added treads from the HISS tank and painstakingly detailed it to be as cartoon accurate as possible. There are lights in the beam emitter and in each of the MASS element containers. Brilliant job!
The Fallen is still one of my favorite figures from the Transformers 2 movie and Frenzy.Rumble was worked his magic, skill, and expertise with this Custom Transformers ROTF The Fallen figure. The painting technique looks like this figure is glowing molten red. To see how Frenzy.Rumble achieves this look, here is a little more on the types of paint he uses:
"All paints used in the process were lacquer and enamel, so the finish is very durable, and the colors will stay vibrant and true for many many years. (Keep in mind, this is a collectible, so don't throw it around!) I finished him off with several finishes of Testor's clear coats, matte, semi-gloss, and gloss variations to keep the colors vibrant and true for years and years. I ensure the highest and most durable paint applications on all my customs. I exceed necessary preparation to these customs - Special plastic adhering primers, automotive grade lacquers and the best paints around to detail with."
The way the plastic was painted makes it look like metal. To view more photos, head over to eBay and check out his Custom Transformers ROTF The Fallen figure.
Based on her appearance in the Knights of the Old Republic 2 game, JackofTradze has created this excellent Custom Star Wars KOTOR 2 Visas Mar figure. This figure is well done and even though you can't see her eyes, this figure's face is very striking and the figure is very well done as it stays true to the concept art.
Rurisk has a figure that can beef up your Kashyyyk army with his Custom LEGO Star Wars Kashyyyk Heavy Trooper minifig. This figure was made with custom decals (9th Assault Corps markings) and has a modified helmet and kama. The Clone also comes with a custom rifle.
Cal's Custom has an awesome Marvel Legends Hellion figure up this week. This figure is very well done. The shade of red that was used for the body color is a nice crimson red. The head sculpt and paint job make the face look very realistic and also give the figure a great personality. Cal's makes some of the best Marvel Legends figures I have seen so head over to eBay and check more photos of his Marvel Legends Hellion figure!
GI Joe fans will remember from the 1980's cartoon that when sunlight hit Zartan, he would turn as blue as a Smurf and Dutnam has captured this aspect of his chameleon character with his Custom 25th Anniversary Zartan figure, which you can find on eBay right now!
CAB Customs has created one of the Jedi who survived Order 66 in minifig form with his Custom Lego Star Wars Kai Hudorra figure. For those unfamiliar with this Jedi, Wookiepedia decribes this Bothan as fighting the Separatists on Toola when Order 66 was issued. His fellow Jedi Master Simms was killed by their clone troopers, but Hudorra was able to flee with Simms's Padawan, Noirah Na, to safety. This highly detail minifig has a custom casted head and a custom casted hilt.
LK shows us the darker side of one of the greatest combiners in the G1 Transformers line with his Custom Nemesis Superion figure. I like the evil twist on this one. Here is LK to tell you more about this great piece:
"CC-06 Nemesis Superion comes with lots of detailed parts and movable joints, and with the new concept of god of death and new figure proportion, L.K. hope to bring you a new face of Aerialbots : Nemesis Superion in L.K. world !! These 5 Aerialbots can not only transform from Vehicle mode into Robot mode, but they can also combine and transform into Giant Aerialbots : Nemesis Superion which stands about 11 inches ( 28cm ) tall!! Prepare for this Huge and Heavy Dark Force Superion!!
Most of the joints of Nemesis Superion and individual Aerialbots are movable!! Special Nemesis Dark texture effect has been given to Superion in order to bring you a new look of dark side of Superion in L.K. world !! The paint used are the professional resin base paint, and all figures has been given a fixative coating on top of the paint to make it durable. Another special thing is, all the Decepticons Sign on the Aerialbots /Superion are not just simple stickers, they are all individual hand-made 3-D relief !! Besides, the whole figure proportion, hands/fists and leg/foots have been adjusted and newly designed. Of course, with the 2 huge weapons specially designed for Nemesis Superion, God of Death is ready to team up with Nemesis Prime and damage all Transformers !!"
LK makes some of the best customs around so be sure to head over to eBay and view more photos of LK's Custom Nemesis Superion figure.
Boskoes is bringing some G1 style to the Revenge of the Fallen line with his Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Galvatron figure. I really love the direction they took this figure as the paint aps are in the right places and they were able to salvage a mediocre Hasbro figure and turn it into a great piece that will fit nicely with your Revenge of the Fallen line. Let's hear more from Boskoes on how Galvatron was created:
"Definitely one of my favorite pieces we've done. We started out with a ROTF Leader Class Megatron and disabled the sound function so he no longer says " I am Megatron". We kept all the light up functions, which can still be activated by either pulling down the switch in his chest or by moving his giant arm cannon. As you can see we gave him a different head, but it has the exact same articulation as the Original Megatron head (still moves up 'n down and side to side- and eyes still light up). The only other mod we gave him is an exchangable arm which attaches easily, but fits on great and is very sturdy. Nothing we did here gets in the way of the original Transformation into Tank mode.
Lastly paint- we hit him with a mix of purple candy shell and a darker lightly metalic purple using raw silver for some well placed dings and scuffs. On his legs and treads we used a combo of flat and gloss grays, tinted primer, silvers coppers and rust. The list could go on for a bit, but I'll just leave it saying, I really really like the paint on this one."
Head over to eBay and check out more photos of Boskoes Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Galvatron figure.
Anemis007 has created an Autobot that we rarely see and he has made her in the scale worthy of a queen with his Custom Masterpiece Transformers Elita One figure. For those not familiar with Elita One, let's learn more about her from Wikipedia:
"Elita One is the female Autobot commander on Cybertron trying to liberate the planet from the corrupt grip of the Decepticon guardian of Cybertron, Shockwave. Advised by Alpha Trion, she led a group of female Autobot resistance fighters including Chromia, Firestar, and Moonracer. Elita One possesses a rare and powerful weapon built within herself that can temporarily halt the flow of time within its radius of effect. However, the weapon drains her life force, so she only uses it when there is no other hope of victory. When used one of the few things that can save her life is a power transfer from Optimus Prime, who has a compatible power system to hers."
Shades of pink are really difficult because if you are a hue off, the figure can take on a different look but Anemis007 has selected a great shade of pink. To check out more photos of this great piece, head over to eBay and view Anemis007's Custom Masterpiece Transformers Elita One figure.
With all of the money in the world, Cobra Commander is taking things into his own hands and has contracted the talent of Jin Saotome to build him a suit of armor capable of opening a can of whoop ass on GI Joe. This Custom Cobra Commander in GI Joe Armor is an excellent figure and very well executed. I love the Gatling Gun on the right arm and the interchangeable claw...very cool! Let's read more and see how Jin describes this figure:
"You've never seen Cobra Commander like this before, he's upgraded his battle armor to something bigger and better! This Combat Armor suit with multiple attaching parts and can be posed in all sorts of battling positions. He's been painted to match your existing custom 25th Anniversary Joes and features plenty of shading, rich colors, and awesome detail. Attach the grappling claw or blast away with the chain cannon. Either way the Joes will be in for the fight of their life here!"
To see this Cobra Commander disciplining one of his Vipers, head over to eBay and check out Jin's Custom Cobra Commander in GI Joe Armor figure.
"The base figure is (of course) TFTM:ROTF ironhide. The head is from TFTM Incinerator, the fins are from the sword assembly from a Gundam Seed: Astray Blue Frame, the hand from a Gundam Seed: Destiny Legend Gundam (Rey Za Burrel: Worst Gundam Pilot ever) and the crane attachment is from an Energon Landmine fig."
If you want a G1 style figure that will fit right in with your Revenge of the Fallen line, head over to eBay and check out DarkCaveCustom's Custom Transformers ROTF Hoist figure.
I just saw District 9 last night and first of all, it was an amazing movie with a great story that was fast paced. Hot on the heels of his last Mech, Jiveking7 has created another Custom Disctrict 9Prawn Mech figure that stands a towering 9" tall. For being a scratch built figure, this Mech is very well done and looks like the alien machine from the movie. The Mech was an interesting twist to the movie but you will have to see District 9 to find out more. To own a piece of the movie, head over to eBay and check out Jiveking's Custom Disctrict 9Prawn Mech figure.