Monthly Archives: June 2013
Paying homage to the last episode of the G1 Transformers cartoon, Solrac333 has created this stunning Custom Transformers Cybertron Primus Rebirth figure. This figure captures the period when peace descended on Cybertron, which shone with a healthy golden glow, distinguishing the period as the Golden Age. As you can see in the photo below, the planet mode is painted in hues of silver and gold representing the transformation. The execution on the paint app is flawless and the technique used gives the figure a very even and seamless texture. As an added bonus, Solrac333 created a video so you can see this amazing figure in action, which you can view by heading over to view his Custom Transformers Cybertron Primus Rebirth figure or you can view more detailed photos in his gallery.
Since it is Father's Day, I saw it fitting to feature custom that fits in with the theme of the day and mod-ulicious' Custom Cosplay Steampunk Darth Vader Helmet fit the bill. If you are into Steampunk, Star Wars, and Cosplay, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship and the start of your own Steampunk Darth Vader costume. The coloring and riveting job done on this helmet is stellar and if I could imagine what a Steampunk style Darth Vader helmet would like like, this would it. Imagine what you could do with this! Happy Father Day to all of the Dad's out there!
Get ready for an all out tank battle with some metal to metal bashing with Chonosmoon's Custom Transformers Warpath, Brawl, and Redstorm armored trio he has up for sale this week. The paint app on these figure is superbly done to give the figures a fine depth and dimension to them. My favorite parts of these customs were the way the plastic was painted to look like real metal, a detail that can't be overlooked when customizing a Transformer. It is two Decepticons (Brawl and Redstorm) against the Autobot Warpath in this artillery soaked battle for good and evil.
It is great to learn the inspiration and back story for the figures that are created. For example, the Redstorm figure, as Chonosmoon describes,
"When I first saw Hailstorm, the mold this custom is based off, I wanted to customize it. It would take a couple months to figure out how I would go about customizing the figure. I didn't want to do realistic and make it look like the M270 Military Vehicle the mold was based on as seen to the right. So instead, I used War for Cybertron Warpath as my main source of inspiration. Considering my Redstorm's personality the color red turned out to be a fitting color in the end. Redstorm is basically completed; he just needs to have his decepticon logos put on and some better pictures taken. To make this, I used the Hunt for the Decepticons (HFTD) Hailstorm mold."
To view more photos and to purchase these awesome figures, head over to eBay and check out Chonosmoon's Custom Transformers Warpath, Brawl, and Redstorm figures.
SonOfNemesis takes the leader of the Autobots to the dark side with his Custom Transformers Shattered Glass War for Cybertron Optimus Prime figure. Going the battle damaged and worn torn look, this figure feels like it was just in battle with several battle gashes and scrapes. This Optimus looks like one mean S.O.B. In addition to the roughed up metal, the figure was also painted with glow effects to represent an Energon flow, which makes it look like the lifeblood of his power is flowing through his veins (well, I guess they would be tubes, hoses, etc.). If you flip the figure around, you will see a very cool glowing Autobot symbol that is nontraditional but it works well. Typically the Autobot symbols are the regular ones you would find on figures but just done in purple like the Decepticon logo but SonOfNemesis is exercising his right to be creative and doing it differently, which I applaud. This figure is fully transformable so if you want to view more photos of SonOfNemesis' Custom Transformers Shattered Glass War for Cybertron Optimus Prime figure, head over to eBay.
RedRebelCustoms has brought Tony Stark's concept to life with his Custom Marvel Legends Hulkbuster Iron Man figure. It is amazing how this figure started out and what it transformed into. Taking an XMEN Juggernaut figure, he did an amazing job creating an Iron Man figure out of this. Seriously, aside from the domed head, the original figure looks nothing like customized final product, which is something only very talented people like RedRebelCustoms knows how to do. Featuring 29 points of articulation, you would never guess that this figure is THAT articulated given how streamlined and solid the figure looks. The shoulder armor and the riveting are some of my favorite parts of this custom. To view more photos and to place a bid on this killer Custom Marvel Legends Hulkbuster Iron Man figure, head over to eBay and also checkout his website at RedRebelCustoms.com.
Harkening back to the Transformers Headmasters cartoon comes Colosal Customs Transformers Headmasters Highbrow Custom figure. As part of an Autobot strike unit led by Fortress Maximus, it makes sense that the color scheme and styling complements the Autobot giant. Keeping with the G1 styling of the 80's, this figure, made from a mix of several figures (G1 Highbrow, Classics Jetfire, Movie Blades, and others) pays a nice homage to the cartoon figure. Headmasters are an interesting concept as they are a type of symbiotic variation on the Transformer lifeform in which a smaller being, frequently but not exclusively organic, transforms into the head of a larger robot. One aspect of this custom that makes all of the difference is the articulation in the figure. If you grew up with toys from the 80's, articulation was not their strong point so thank goodness for customizers like Colosal as he has made the figure with 360 degrees (that is a full circle for those who failed Geometry) in the waist and elbows as well as providing rotations and bends at the knees. To view more photos, head over to his gallery. Colosal Customs Transformers Headmasters Highbrow Custom is a figure you need to add to your collection!
Back in April, I wrote a post about a fellow customizer's significant other Samantha and that the customizing community was raising money to help her fight cancer and that there will be special charity auctions running to help this cause. Check out this Custom Marvel Legends She Hulk figure as the paint app is awesome and it is customized to reflect the Think Pink effort Samantha with the pink breast cancer ribbon on the boots. 100% of the proceeds go to help Samantha beat breast cancer. You can also Donate money to her cancer fund here. Here is another figure that is up for sale as well this week:
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The Stunticons are one of my favorite Decepticon combiners and Jbarb78 or procustomizers.com has a treat in store for you Transformers Prime fans with his Custom Menasor Transformers Prime figure. Due to the nature of the figure, it is an Action Masters style, meaning that the individual parts do not separate from the figure but the concept and execution of this amazing nonetheless. Bringing in the style and look and feel of the Transformers Prime universe. I love the look of the face and the chest plate on this one as it a very simple yet effective design. Here is more from Jbarb78 himself as he describes more about the figure:
"I started with a leader class Cybertron Megatron, and grafted on various TF Prime figures to each of his limbs, with the goal of creating the ideal combined mode without looking like was wearing "car-pad" armor. I also used various parts from other Prime figures like the leader class Optimus, and what ever fodder I could find to simulate Motormaster's truck parts."