Category Archives: Henkei
I love it when customizers take pride in their work and love what they do, which is why Chonosmoon's Custom Transformers Henkei Classic Icestorm figure is a cut above the rest. The frost white and blues gives me the chills just writing this as the colors are well executed and play off of each other nicely. As Chonosmoon describes on his website, "This custom I worked on in between working on Sunstorm and Impactor. Icestorm is based off fellow customizer & friend FrenzyRumble’s Masterpiece Icestorm. Using the inspiration I create this Icestorm to match my previous Sunstorm’s detailing and style."
In addition to learning how these amazing customs come to life, I am also interested in learning about the customizers. For example, as I was on his site, I learned that he is a war veteran and with Memorial Day approaching, I just wanted to personally thank Chonosmoon for his service to this great country. Here is more about the artist in his own words:
"I am an US Army combat veteran who finds his escape by creating some of art you see here. Chonosmoon is my chosen handle for web design and customizing Transformers figures. I started customizing in 2010 and have always enjoyed Transformers since I was little kid in the 80s. I hope that my creations can share that same joy, if not better than what I had growing up on them."
To view the amazing work and to place a bid on Chonosmoon's Custom Transformers Henkei Classic Icestorm figure, head over to eBay!
Sabrina Ng is at it again with a fully loaded Custom Transformers Henkei Shockwave. What I love about this figure is that it looks like the G1 classic figure in robot mode and in alternate mode he looks like a futuristic battle station. Let's read more about this great custom:
"Up for grabs today is Henkei Shockwave. Armed to the teeth and more. He was also modified at his back with a small hook to prevent him from toppling. Those with the shockblast figure should know what I mean. Rare earth magnets were used for the weapon add-ons. Shockwave is able to pose freely with his weapons. As usual, Shockwave was protected with Anti-UV clear and will last you for a long time to come!"
To view more photos of this great figure, head over to eBay and check out Sabrina Ng's Custom Transformers Henkei Shockwave. If you are interested in commissioning her skills for a figure, get in touch with her at her website:
Decked out in his classic G1 red, green, and white, Sabrina Ng is continuing with her Henkei line with her Custom G1 Transformers Wheeljack figure. Wheeljack is one of my favorite G1 customs to see redone and updated and Sabrina has given this one a showroom shine. Let's read more about how Sabrina made this great figure:
"Made with the add-on kit from Mastercollectables (Google it!), I went for a more Japanese Anime cell shaded look with this custom. You can see the effect of the shadings from the back flaps and weapons. Airbrushed, detailed, shaded, dry brushed, as well as protected by a special anti UV component, Wheeljack will last for a very long time. Do take note that due to the limited run of this add-on kit, this will be a one of a kind custom from me."
To view more photos and to place a bid, head over to eBay and check out Sabrina Ng's Custom G1 Transformers Wheeljack figure.
Sabrina Ng is downsizing this week but this little guy is packed with all of the skill and love she puts into every custom. Her THS-01 Optimus Prime Custom Transformers figure is very highly detailed and from what she said was very difficult to customize due to the size. Let's read more about shy she decided to make this great figure:
"I'm pretty reluctant to let my Henkei line end this week. So I decided to do up this little gem for this week's auction. Rare and beautiful, THS-01. Made of diecast, this 4.3 inch gorgeous is definitely a must have for every Transformers fan. Not only that, he is now fully customized for display. That literally makes him a pretty unique collectible. I can honestly say that this is my favourite toy of all time. And for all you Transformer lovers out there, do not miss a chance to own this one and only THS-01. He is sooooooo hard to customize due to his size. Thus there will not be a '2nd one' out there in the market. I've also included an Actual Galaxy Force Convoy in one of my pictobrowser slide pictures as comparison. Galaxy Force Convoy is not included in the auction. He is just for size comparison. Oh and by the way, THS-01 comes in a complete package with the original box, manuals, power card and accessories"
Sabrina Ng has a double agent up this week with her Custom Henkei Transformers Punch Counterpunch figure. This highly updated version retains the classic yellow and blue color scheme but with a more intense focus on deeper, rich colors. What I love about Sabrina's customs is that you just don't get a straight repaint but you get her interpretation of the classic style, which is more artistic and one of a kind. As of now, she also has a special bonus item that comes with this figure so head over to eBay and see what it is...
Sabrina Ng, with her latest in her Henkei series, puts a new look on a on friend with her Custom Transformers Henkei Nemesis Prime figure. Sometimes, it is the little things that mean a lot, especially when it comes to Sabrina's customs as her figures are packed full of the smallest of detail. I love the purple accents on this figure. They are in the right places, along with the Decepticon symbols flanking the shoulders of Nemesis Prime. Color is very important on figures and Sabrina has decided to share a tip with everyone:
"What you see on him is not black but a special mixture of gloss grey, patiently layered until this specific colour was derived. Why not black you ask? Well, black is firstly a very common colour and that it tends to be overly harsh on a vehicle. Unless absolutely necessary, I try to stay clear of black."
Who can argue? She makes great stuff! If you want to check out more photos of her Custom Transformers Henkei Nemesis Prime figure, head over to eBay!
I love Sabrina's Henkei series. She is the first Transformers customizer I know to do a line like this and I know she will make some lucky collector very happy with her latest edition in this Custom Henkei Transformers Mirage figure. Sabrina has really outdone herself and has captured the essence of the G1 figure while still retaining her own style and feel. I love the way she takes liberties with the colors and tries not to do an exact match but she comes close, which makes her customs very sought after and popular. If you want to see more photos, head over to eBay and check out Sabrina Ng's Custom Henkei Transformers Mirage figure.
I love Sabrina Ng's Henkei series as she is the only customizer out there doing them consistently, which will make these very sought after. She is winding down her Henkei series and she has a great one this week with her Custom Henkei Grimlock figure. She possesses the skill to blend and apply paint like I have never seen and the golds and the silvers really work well together and they are in the right places. Let's hear more about this great figure:
"Grimlock was an interesting character to handle. Not only is he not a vehicle, he was always depicted as a dull coloured grey in the G1 line. Grimlock was painted a shade of glossy grey by mixing highly diluted black with super clear gloss. His red at the torse was derived from a custom blend of red that is heavier than my usual glossy red colours"
If you want to own these special Henkei Transformers from one of the best, head over to eBay and bid on Sabrina Ng's Custom Henkei Grimlock figure.
Back in the 80's, Astrotrain was an interesting concept is was one of the first triple changing Transformers. Sabring Ng, continuing her Henkei series, brings this awesome version of this triple changer to life with her Custom Henkei Astrotrain. I love the way the figure mould turned out but the colors were very wrong on the original figure, which Sabrina has solved with her stellar paint ap and color choice. I have not thought about this before but painting this figure must be like painting a car. Take a look at what Sabrina has to say about how she pulled off the striping of this figure:
"Astrotrain's a tricky fella being the first triple changer that I've worked with. His white stripes was painstakingly taped and airbrushed on. His glossy grey was achieved through a very light shade of highly diluted black."
Sabrina is winding up her Henkei series so if you want a chance to own a Transformer from one of the best, head over to eBay and check out her Custom Henkei Astrotrain.
Continuing her Henkei custom line, Sabrina Ng puts paint to plastic with one of my favorites from the G1 era with her Custom Transformers Henkei Sunstreaker figure. I have to hand it to her because every custom she does comes out so flawless. In vehicle mode, the paint job is so smooth and glossy, it is hard to believe that this is a toy as the photo looks like it belongs in a showroom. Not only does she have the skill to paint flawlessly but she also can mod the figure to put that finishing touch on it. For example, she swapped out the fists for some better looking ones. To view more photos, head over to eBay!
Taking a break from her Henkei series, Sabrina Ng brings us her latest gem with her Custom Alternity Optimus Prime figure. The design of the figure is awesome and Sabrina takes it to the next level by paying homage to the classic version with the reds and blues in her signature style. It is not often when I do comparisons like this but I felt the need to show what this figure used to be and show it side by side with Sabrina's to show you how talented she is:
Looking at the two together really points out how a great paint ap can bring out the personality of the figure. The bland colors on the orignial figure mutes the whole figure while applying the paint aps in the right places gives the figure a totally different style. To see more photos and to place a bid on Sabrina Ng's Custom Alternity Optimus Prime figure, head over to eBay!
Sixth in her series of Henkei figures, Sabrina Ng works her magic with one of my favorite G1 characters with her Custom Henkei Transformers Hound and Ravage figures. Being a military history fan, I was drawn to Hound as he is a military jeep decked out in classic olive green, which Sabrina has captured quite nicely! I love the additions of the gold stripes and modded fists, which puts a nice finishing touch on the figure. Sabrina's style makes plastic shine like a new car (although without the new car smell) so if you want a figure from one of the best, head over to eBay and check out her Custom Henkei Transformers Hound and Ravage figures.
Sabrina's 5th installment in her Henkei series features this stunning Custom Optimus Prime figure. She nailed the color red on this one. The richness of the colors always amazes me coupled with the deep blues and greys completes the figure. One aspect that I love about her customs is the shading she puts into the figures, giving them a realistic metal look. She also has her 4th installment up on eBay as well so head over there and check out her custom Henkei Transformers figures.
Sabrina Ng brings us her 4th installment in her Henkei series with her Custom Henkei Bumblebee Transformers figure. One aspect that I love about her customs is she takes the time to get it right and she also pays homage to the G1 era with the paint aps. Although the figure from the 80's was a canary yellow, the cartoon version was more an orangy yellow, which Sabrina captured nicely! Along with giving Bumblebee realistic looking metal parts, the shine and gloss to the figure gives it that showroom finish. She also has a Henkei Jetfire up this week as well so head over to eBay and check out both of her Custom Transformers figures.
I have to say that Jetfire is my favorite Transformer of all time and Sabrina Ng has her third installment in her Henkei series with her Custom Transformers Henkei Jetfire figure. The third time is the charm and the paint aps for this figure and all of the enhancements bring out the best in the figure. Although my G1 Jetfire is bright white, I really like Sabrina's concept for the figure and the carbon scoring that is seen on the jet mode brings the figure to another level. You will also notice Sabrina's signature deep red color on the engines, which other Transformers, such as Optimus Prime and Sideswipe, have had the honor of wearing. I am very impressed with this figure and can't wait for more to come. With that, I will hand it over to Sabrina to tell you more about how she made this figure her own:
"The third installment of my Henkei series. Jetfire. The technique to Jetfire's paint scheme consists of a fusion between Gundam and Transformers. He was shaded, panel lined and had a layer of metallic red airbrushed on him. White has never been an easy colour to work with due to the numerous layers of paint needed before the desired shade of white is obtained. He was then clear coated and protected with anti UV gloss for that extra radiant shine and protection. Jetfire was given a pair of Gundam 1/100 fists as well as 2 additional weapons. A hand held Grenade Launcher which fits snugly into his hands as well as a Beam Rifle!"
To place a bid or view the vast amount of photos, head over to eBay and check out Sabrina's Custom Transformers Henkei Jetfire figure.
Sabrina Ng gives this Henkei figure a showroom shine with her Custom Transformers Sideswipe figure. The original look of this figure (before Sabrina put her touches on it) looked too plastic for my taste so I am very happy that Sabrina decided to put her energy into making Sideswipe shine. This is her second installment in her Henkei series and if this one (and ) are a preview of more to come, sign me up! She did take some liberties with the paint scheme and color aps but I will give her a pass on this one because the two colors that she chose go really well together and it takes an artistic eye to know what colors will compliment each other. Sabrina has more photos of her Custom Henkei Transformers Sideswipe figure over on eBay so head over there and check them out!
Cyclonus' design was one of the coolest among the seeker jets and Sabrina Ng has given this Decepticon warrior a fresh new look with her Custom Transformers Henkei Cyclonus figure. The shape of Cyclonus is very different that the original seeker jets and the original paint scheme was a deep purple and silver, which Sabrina Ng has captured nicely with her flawless painting technique. Let's read more about how she made this great figure:
"To begin with, Henkei Cyclonus has some of the coolest looking chromy purple wings ever. That however didn't stop me from designing an even better colour scheme to complement him. I took some of the best paints that I had and spent countless hours experimenting before I managed to churn out a very metallic looking chromy purple that's close to the stock colours of purple chrome. He has been airbrushed with utmost care and shaded and detailed at every corner possible without turning this fearsome Destron warrior into looking overly colourful. Notice the very limited colour choices on Cyclonus without sacrificing the amount of attention to him."
Head over to eBay and check out more photos of Sabrina Ng's Custom Transformers Henkei Cyclonus figure.