Category Archives: Steampunk
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!
Back with more steampunk figures is Jin Saotome with his Custom DC Universe Steampunk Bane figure. Since Bane is part man and part machine, this figure lends itself nicely to the steampunk era styling. The aspects of this figure that really stand out are the fists and feet, which look very clunky and mechanical, which fits right in with the era. The mechanisms that operate the fists are in plain view and you can imagine the parts moving back and forth as Bane opens and closes his fists. The coloring and shading of the metal parts look like real bronze. Based more on the comic version of the character, the collar and chest piece were designed to look like is powered by steam, possibly giving Bane his unique vocal tones. This figure also has real leather straps and brass fittings, thus completing the steampunk look! To view more detailed photos, head over to eBay and check out Jin's killer Custom DC Universe Steampunk Bane figure.
Steampunk design is one of my favorite genres to feature but the only issue is that these types of customs are few and far between but Jin Saotome is taking this problem head on with his Custom Steampunk DC Universe Batman. Imagine if Batman was around in the 19th Century (in other words, the years between 1801 and 1900), how would his suit be constructed and what types of weapons would he have? This is where customizers come in and Jin's Steampunk Batman is equipped with a flying mechanism as well as weapons and armor that mirror the styling of this era. There is so many fine details in this figure it is impossible to call each one out but the major ones I will make note of are the armor plates that look like they are riveted in place and the numerous gears that appear to make everything function. He is also planning more figures in this Steampunk style so check out his Custom Steampunk DC Universe Batman and check back in the coming weeks to what he has in store for you!Custom Steampunk on eBay!
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Customizing in my favorite genera, Pack Rat Studios has reimagined a world where steam powers heroes and villains with his amazing Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Archangel figure. A work of art is an understatement when describing this figure! Staying true the Steampunk era theme and overall design, this figure possesses many qualities that make it a masterpiece. The bronze coloring and shading gives the armor, wings, and jet pack that classic feel we have come to know that encapsulates the Steampunk period. No detail was spared in creating this piece. From the mesh shoulder armor, which is very medieval, to the era defining rivets that adorn the wings and body armor, this is one of my favorite Steampunk figures to date. Taking a detailed look at the wing pack, you can see the use of gold playing off the bronze and really highlighting the intricacy of this figure. Pack Rat Studios has highly detailed photos on his auction page so head over and check out his Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Archangel figure and while you are there, place a bid to secure this timeless figure in your collection.
Sillof's Workshop has taken the Star Wars universe to the Victorian era with his Custom Steampunk Jango Fett 6" Star Wars figure. There are several aspects of the this figure that worth noting. First, the leg, forearm, and shoulder armor are intricately sculpted and the design fits very well with the Steampunk era. Second, I really like the sculpt for the helmet and the way the sides curve in, giving it depth and making it more interesting to look at. The riveting on the armor completes the look of this awesome Custom Steampunk Jango Fett 6" Star Wars figure.
There are not many customizers out there that specialize in the Steampunk style or genera. In my search for unique Steampunk customs, I came across these one of a kind Custom Steampunk Nerf N-Strike Guns from a seller that goes by the name Old Junkyard Boutique. What attracted me to these guns was the intricate detail and paint aps that transformed these bright yellow guns into Steampunk style fire arms that look like real metal. The skulls, chains, and other custom pieces added to the guns complete the Steampunk look and feel. As of today, Old Junkyard Boutique has 43 Custom Steampunk Nerf N-Strike Guns that range from the N-Strike Series guns to the Cyber Strike line so check them out!
From the creator of the Steampunk WWII Jetfire custom comes Sculpt-Bot's latest venture into the classic era with his Custom MOTU Classics Steampunk Trap Jaw. Combining my two favorite concepts together (Steampunk and Masters of the Universe), the first word that came to my mind was raw when I saw this custom. The figure is over-the-top and captures the essence of Trap Jaw from the MOTU 200x line, where he was designed with over sized weapons and accouterments. You can almost hear the figure with its moving gears and parts; there is no way he can hide from his enemies. The color palette is dead on and the scaring and battle damage is very well executed. I only wish more MOTU figures were made in Steampunk style but one can only dream! For now, head over to eBay to check out more photos of Sculpt-Bot's Custom MOTU Classics Steampunk Trap Jaw.
Continuing with his Steampunk line of figures, Jin Saotome has immortalized the God of Thunder with his Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Thor figure. It is cool to imagine the classic Marvel characters in an age of steam, metal and bronze. The shading of the figure brings out all of the amazing detail, such as the muscles, rivets, head gear. The voltage containment units on his back give the figure a very cool effect and the larger pointed bronze pieces protruding from the knees and biceps add dimension. Metal gears, chains, reflective optics, and magnetics round out this awesome Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Thor figure so head over to eBay because there is less than a day left to snag this one and add it to your Marvel Legends or Steampunk collection.
Fueled by the combustion chamber in the chest, Pack Rat Studios' Custom Steampunk Iron Man figure is the epitome of the age where steam and fire drive mechanical parts. The rivets and welding beads along with the copper exterior really give this figure the classic Steampunk look. The grill on the front of the figure looks like it was forged from an old stove or perhaps a coal powered train engine, which has a very cool light up effect inside. The smoke stacks on the shoulders look like they have been belching black smoke as the Iron Man suit clunks its way to freedom. The details on this figure are too numerous to mention but take a look riveting and armor work that was done on the hands and feet:
Pack Rat Studios' Custom Steampunk Iron Man figure is the perfect example how a modern day figure can be transformed back in time to a simpler era and you should head over to eBay to view more photos or place a bid!
Continuing his classic era figures comes Jin Saotome's latest Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Dr. Doom figure. The way the armor was crafted and painted in bronze, gold, brass, and copper effects makes the figure look more like royalty, especially when it is holding a goblet in his hand. If you think about it, this is the perfect figure to do in Steampunk style due to the fact that his suit is made entirely of armor, which gives a lot of latitude in how this figure could be conceived and executed. My favorite part of this figure is the leg armor as I can picture Dr. Doom clunking around as the gears turn and the knee joints bend. The weathering of the figure makes it look like it is from the era. To view more photos of Jin's Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Dr. Doom figure, head over to eBay!
By now you have probably figured out that I dig the Steampunk line of customs and Jin Saotome is continuing to feed my obsession with his Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk War Machine figure. You can imagine this War Machine figure, as Jin states, "ratcheting and clanking through the battlefield" when you look at the intricate clockwork detail in this custom. If I ever imagined what a Steampunk War Machine figure would look like, this would be it! I love the arching electricity coming across the power lines and the riveting of the metal suit, which creates the illusion of the figure being in the time period where electricity was new and the industrial revolution was on its way!
There is so much old school detail in this figure that if you do not look closely you will miss it. For example, you can see the gears poking out from under the chest armor and the riveting work inside the figures shoulder area. It would be cool if this gears turned and the figure electrically arched but I will take this figure any day! To see more photos of this one of a kind Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk War Machine figure, head over to eBay!
Jin Saotome is continuing his Steampunk line with this amazing Captain America Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk figure. There are subtle details in this figure that bring out that old world style. For example, the letter A on Captain Americas forehead is done with a style reminiscent of the 1900's and the rivets on the front of the figure remind me of an old style military uniform. Saving the best piece for last is the magnetic clockwork shield, which I believe is the central feature of this custom. The detail in the gears and mechanisms of this shield are superbly executed and there are blades that can attach in any way you please.
Looking like something out of a 1930’s science fiction movie, 785Tanks has created this Custom Steampunk General Hawk GI Joe figure. The story behind this figure is a unique one:
“General Hawk is a Renowned Sky Captain and the Father Of Scarlett who he plans one day to hand over the role of Commander
His Body was injured in a Cobra Raid so Mech Body was created to help him to move about and assist in fighting Cobra
he is more gung ho now than ever before!”
The overall clunky nature of this figure lends itself to the period very well as you can imagine having to scrap together a mech suit from materials found in the 30’s. The suit looks like a combination of a deep sea diving apparatus with some parts from an old pipe organ strapped to the back. The head sculpt also gives the impression that General Hawk was a salty sea sailor with years of experience behind him, which you can see in his face. I love the overall concept of the figure as it brings together some aspects of Star Wars as General Hawk’s body had to be salvaged and reborn as well as staying true to the classic Steampunk styling.
Combining my two favorite hobbies (reading and learning all I can about WWII and action figures), Sculpt-Bot has engineered this amazing looking Custom Steampunk Transformers Jetfire figure. Designed to look like a Lockheed P-38 Lightning, the plane sports the classic Jetfire red and white paint apps with a slight modification of grunge to fit with the period.
The Steampunk genre is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The Sculpt-Bot achieved the period detailing is evidenced when looking at the rear of the figure. The way the riveting and the engines were painted fits right in with the Steampunk era styling. Giving Jetfire that fly boy look from the late 30's, the head was designed so that a pair of goggles could easily slide over his eyes:
To view more pictures and to place a bid on this Custom Steampunk Transformers Jetfire figure, head over to eBay! I bet you thought you would get away without a short history lesson but you thought wrong. Here is a quick history lesson, compliments of Wikipedia:
"The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was a World War II American fighter aircraft built by Lockheed. Developed to a United States Army Air Corps requirement, the P-38 had distinctive twin booms and a single, central nacelle containing the cockpit and armament. Named "fork-tailed devil" by the Luftwaffe and "two planes, one pilot" by the Japanese, the P-38 was used in a number of roles, including dive bombing, level bombing, ground-attack, photo reconnaissance missions, and extensively as a long-range escort fighter when equipped with drop tanks under its wings."
Jin Saotome is a master of originality, which brings me to his latest Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Deadpool figure. Never seen before in any comic or video game, this version of Deadpool is a one of a kind! According to Wikipedia, Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc.
The Steampunk style is evident in not only the costume design of Deadpool but also the weapons, which are my favorite parts of this figure. The weapons look like they were scrapped together using parts from a factory. Here is more about this great figure from Jin himelf:
"Complete with new headsculpt, Wade has been hand-painted from head to boot with deep shading, superb color blending, weathered highlights, brilliant metallics, and intricate detail which will really make him stand out in your Marvel Legends collection. He features hand-sculpted detail using Aves Apoxie Sculpt, the most durable 2-part modeling compound out there. Deadpool comes with two Steampunk inspired weapons he can hold in either hand and the ray gun plug into his beltpack. His sword is sheathed on his back and can be drawn to defend himself against whatever mechanical creations Dr. Doom has unleashed."
Jin more has pictures posted on his auction page so head over and check out his Custom Marvel Legends Steampunk Deadpool figure.
Kicking it old school (I mean super old school going way back before cars were invented), Encline Designs premiers his Steampunk Custom Hearts of Steel Optimus Prime figure. With a mix of the old West and the classic 80's coloring of the G1 Optimus Prime, this figure sure is a one of kind and a very cool concept. Encline is also a master of marketing and has made a very cool video about this figure:
Also, check out the figure in Choo Ch0o mode: