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Custom Stealth Starscream Transformers Movie Generation One Figure by Chih

A stealth aircraft is an one that uses stealth technology to make it difficult to be detected by radar by employing a combination of features to reduce visibility in the visual, audio, infrared and radio frequency spectrum. Well known examples include the United States' F-117 Nighthawk and the modern F-22 Raptor fighter, which was the vehicle mode of choice for Starscream in the 2007 Transformer Movie. The stealth bombers I am familiar with have a black deco, like the Custom Stealth Starscream figure by Chih!

Chih's not only provides him with a stealthy paint job, but he also pays a nice homage to Skywarp, a Decepticon Seeker Jet that has a purple and black Generation 1 deco. The nose cone and the wing trim give this figure its signature G1 appeal and Chih even went as far as coloring the cockpit glass the classic yellow/gold that topped the 1980's classic seeker jet. Chih's Custom Stealth Starscream is available on eBay so head over quick to place your bid!

Megatron Custom Transformers Movie Leader Class Figure by Chih

Chih is heating up the Transformers category with his Custom Megatron Transformers Movie figure. I don't know if this is a coincidence or not but I have seen a decrease in Transformers customs with the introduction of the Premium Series Transformers. I must say, the Premium Series is a slight improvement to the figure line but they do not hold a candle to the talent, craftsmanship, and artistic ability of the customizers out there and Chih ranks very high on my list of people that consistently create quality pieces for the fans out there.

For toy companies, it would seem like a simple task: Create a figure that comes close to their movie likeness. I guess that was what they were trying to achieve with the Premium Series line but they have to realize that they need to up the quality of the figures if they are to compete. Fans are growing tired of repaints and poor quality figures and that is where customizers fill the gap. Chih's Custom Megatron is a great example of Megatron was supposed to look. A very nice silver with bronze accents gives this figure that war torn battled look that the original toys were lacking. Chih's Custom Transformers Movie Leader Class Megatron figure is available on eBay so head over and place your bid now!

Custom Incinerator Transformers Movie Voyager Class Figure by Chih

Chih has gotten back to military basics with his Custom Transformers Incinerator figure. Although this vehicle appeared in the Transformers Movie, it was not a central part of the storyline nor did it actually transform into anything, I feel this figure is a nice addition to the Transformers Movie line. With respect to Chih's overall plan for this figure, it is spot on. I love the military grey and the Air Force decals really make this figure stand out. The copper accents are a great touch as they highlight the parts that are lost in the original release of the figure. If you want to own a custom from the one of the premier and best Transformers customizers out there, Chih is your man so head over to eBay and place a bid on his awesome Custom Incinerator Transformers figure!

Custom Transformers Stockade Sector 7 Movie Figure by chih

One of my pet peeves with the Transformers Movie toys is that Hasbro keeps making toys out of vehicles that did not transform into robots but chih makes up for this by making a kick ass Custom Stockade figure. I guess Hasbro can still pumping out toys as this gives customizers a nice canvas to work with.

What I really like about this custom is that chih made the robot mode look a million times better with weathered steel, copper accents, and a dull black that makes gives the figure a fresh from battle look. Sometimes the showroom shine does not do a figure justice and chih has a great ability to make a blase Transformers and make turn it into a masterpiece.

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Custom Transformers Galvatron 3 in 1 G1 Armada Cyberton Figure by chih

chih has taken 2 Transformers Galvatron figures, Armada and Cybertron, and given them a G1 makeover! He as the unique ability to take mediocre figures and changed them into works or art. He calls it a 3 in 1 figure but it is actually 2 figures that were given the Generation 1 treatment so if my elementary education has taught me anything, 2 figures + 1 G1 makeover = 3. Ok ok...enough math...what I really like about these figures are the subtle details that bring out the real Galvatron in the figures. I prefer the Cybertron Galvatron over the Armada (personal preference) but chih actually does the Armada figure some justice. The Cybertron version of Galvatron makes a really cool car updated with G1 colors. The custom sculpt for the head really brings out the menacing look of the evil one and the canon on the arm cements the essence of Galvatron. All in all, these are two great customs that Transformers Armada and Cybertron fans would be happy to own. Let's hear how chih made these great figures:

"Thank you for visiting my Custom Transfromers Cybertron GALVATRON Figure! This is a G1 + ARMADA + CYBERTRON 3 in 1 GALVATRON that you've been waiting for!! I custom painted Purple, highlight with Gold, the pictures looks kind of blue, but it's lot more PURPLE than it looks!! and I also made lots detail & special weapons for him, it come with Original G1 Galvatron Gun, Orginal Dark Saber, G1 style Cannon and lot more, it also come with the cyber key and the 2 missiles, the manual, and all electronic works."

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Custom Transformers Movie Blackout Voyager Class Figure by chih

Kicking off AFC's 150th article is chih's Custom Transformers Blackout figure with a bonus display base. Blackout is by far one of my favorite Movie Transformers and also one of my favorites to see customizers get a hold of. I was never happy with the baby blue paint scheme of the original Blackout and chih provides a great base paint ap, which looks like a military grey. Chih has made something you will be proud to display and speaking of which, he has provided a custom painted display base to show off Blackout in all of his Decepticon glory. In helecopter mode, Blackout looks awesome sitting on the base looking as if he is flying toward the base in Katar ready to open a can of whoop ass!

Custom Scorponok Transformers Movie Diorama by chih

Recreating one of the coolest scenes in the 2007 Transformers Movie, chih has captured the look and feel of the US Marines battling the deadly Scorponok as he explodes from beneath the sands and wreaks havoc. One of the coolest features of this dio is the back light targeting simulation chih has created to make it look like the Marines are sighting the beast with their lasers as they call in "strike package bravo." Aside from the opening scene where Blackout obliterates the base, this is first one to one engagement the military has with the Decepticons.

Another great aspects about this dio is the Movie accurate paint aps on Scorponok. The mixtures of bronzes, golds, and metallic finishes really brings this one alive. This awesome dio is available on eBay so if you want a piece of Transformers Movie history in one of the coolest attack scenes in the movie, head over to the auction and bid on chih's Custom Transformers Movie Diorama or head over to eBay and find more Custom Transformers figures.

Nemesis Prime Custom Leader Class Transformer by chih

Ever since I saw Chih's Custom Transformers Nemsis Prime the first time, I have always been meaning to write about it. One thing that draws me to Chih's Customs is his mastery skill at the paint aps and the gobs of weapons he makes for each one, which reminds me of one of my favorite lines from the 2007 Transformers Movie when Simmons says, "Big guys with big guns." Chih is not afraid to arm his customs to the teeth with weapons galore that look like they really belong with the figure. The guns are really well made and crafted with intricate details that set them apart from each other.

Besides a great paint job on the figure, I really like the smaller details that are missing from some Nemesis Prime customs. For example, I dig the Decepticon mudflaps! If you are looking quickly at this figure you will miss them but I had to do a double take but it is this kind of attention to detail that makes Chih's customs special. The combination Prime/Decepticon Symbol is a nice touch as well and completes the tanker, which, again, is missing from most Nemesis Prime customs.

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Custom Transformers Spotlight Seller: Chih’s Custom Transformers Workshop

Chih's Customs ranks very high on my list as one of the most talented customizers out there. He specializes in making very unique custom Transformers figures that are high quality will excellent attention to detail. This week, Chih has come back in full force with some favorites of mine (Custom Menasor and Custom Halo Metroplex) and some new custom Transformers so I decided to feature Chih as the fifth Spotlight Seller in the series:
 
Custom Transformers METROPLEX (HALO Style) Super Fighter
Auction Description: "You really don't want to miss this one! I custom painted and also add lots detail & special weapon! It come with: HALO style Helmet, Laser cannon, Flame Blaster, Power pulse Blaster, Power Cutter Saw, and JET Pack! and all Light Up with Sounds! I have to say this is One of my Best Work!!"This review is hot off the presses and you can read it here!
 
Custom Transformers Leader Class MENASOR Super Warrior!
Auction Description: "You really don't want to miss my Leader Class MENASOR this time! I custom painted Black & Sliver, highlight with Gold, and also made lots detail & special weapon for it, I have to say this one is another best work!"I had the pleasure of reviewing this awesome figure back in December and you can read about here!
 
Custom Transformers Movie Leader Class MEGATRON Figure
Auction Description: I custom painted silver with a little bit Sliver Blue this time, just like you see in the movie and the video games.
   
About Chih's Custom Transformers Workshop
I had the pleasure of interviewing Chih so here is more about this talented customizer (here is a link to the original interview)AFC: Tell the fans of your work a little about yourself

http://chihcustomworkshop.blogspot.com/, and my eBay ID is: chihhsiang408. Feel free to email me through eBay or my hotmail: chih408@hotmail.com

. About myself.... People call me SUPERMAN because I look like him: big,tall, and handsome. :)AFC: When did you start making customs?

Chih: I just started in September this year. Within two months, I met so many good friends on eBay, and received their great support. I used to do lots of WWII airplane and tank models. Since I love the Transformers movie & the figures so much, I started customizing them right after the movie came out.

AFC: How many customs do you work on at one time?

Chih: I work on about 2~4 at a time, and some times more, because I got a lot of people’s special requests for my work.

AFC: What is the custom you are most proud of?

Chih: So far for my best work is the Nemesis Prime Tanker, because many fans emails just keep coming in for that one!

AFC: What is your favorite toy line to do customs for?

Chih: The New Movie Version Transformers, since the new figures have a lot of fine detail, and the custom paint job looks great on them!

AFC: What customs do you have lined up for your next ones?

Chih: I plan to use Cybertron Transformers next. The first one is my Ultra Magnus. It's turning out great and I like it very much, so I will use more Cybertron version Transformers.

AFC: If you had one piece of advice for other customizers out there, what would you say to them?

Chih: If you want to produce better work, you need to get better quality tools :) If you don't have good tools, sometimes a great idea will be a disaster, so get some good tools to help you turn out your great ideas! 😉

 

Custom Transformers Halo Style Metroplex by chih

Chih's Customs ranks up there as one of my favorite customizers. This week, chih has outdone himself again and has created a Halo Style Transformers

crossover figure that is extremely detailed and comes with a bunch of extras!
Paint Aps
Chih was right on with his choice of colors for this one. In the Halo series from Microsoft, the Master Chief, which Chih modeled this Transformer after, dons a green suit to battle. The way the suit was weathered takes the armor and overall look of the Transformer to the next level! He has the right mix of weathering to give a fresh from battle look without over doing it. While the paint aps are not a direct translation of the Master Chief's suit, Chih had to make some concession to fit the figure into the Transformers Universe. For example, the original Halo suit has black but to fit the world of the Transformers, Chih substituted metal, which goes much better on this figure. Check out the comparison below:

Accessories

The extras that come with this figure are plentiful and go well with the figure. There are subtle things that separate customizers from each other and that is taking the time to modify the accessories and Chih has done just that. Some of the guns light up and the jet pack has an awesome orange glow to it, as if he was blasting off. Here is the rundown of the gear:
HALO style Helmet
Laser cannon
Flame Blaster
Power pulse Blaster
Power Cutter Saw
Jet Pack

This Custom Transformers Halo Style Metroplex figure is one of Chih's best work in my opinion and should grab top dollar on eBay. For a chance to own this figure, go check it out on eBay!

AFC Interviews Chih’s Customs

This week, we bring you the fourth installment of AFC's interview series. Chih is an up and coming customizer who specializes in Custom Transformers. Let's learn a little bit more about Chih and how he got inspired to start making Custom Transformers.AFC: Tell the fans of your work a little about yourself

Chih: I customize Transformers movie figures. I just started working on some old versions like the Cybertron model. Before the movie came out, I started buying all the figures just like everybody else. After I read the article on USA today "From TOY STORY to SERIOUS ART," then I started customizing them. Since I loved the Transformers movie and the figures so much, and my first few works came out very good, I decided to put them on eBay to see what interest was out there. Check out my work at:

 

http://chihcustomworkshop.blogspot.com/, and my eBay ID is: chihhsiang408. Feel free to email me through eBay or my hotmail: chih408@hotmail.com

. About myself.... People call me SUPERMAN because I look like him: big,tall, and handsome. :)AFC: When did you start making customs?

Chih: I just started in September this year. Within two months, I met so many good friends on eBay, and received their great support. I used to do lots of WWII airplane and tank models. Since I love the Transformers movie & the figures so much, I started customizing them right after the movie came out.


AFC: What is your favorite toy line to do customs for?Chih: The New Movie Version Transformers, since the new figures have a lot of fine detail, and the custom paint job looks great on them!

AFC: What customs do you have lined up for your next ones?

Chih: I plan to use Cybertron Transformers next. The first one is my Ultra Magnus. It's turning out great and I like it very much, so I will use more Cybertron version Transformers.

AFC: If you had one piece of advice for other customizers out there, what would you say to them?

Chih: If you want to produce better work, you need to get better quality tools :) If you don't have good tools, sometimes a great idea will be a disaster, so get some good tools to help you turn out your great ideas! 😉

 

Custom Transformers Leader Class Menasor Warrior by chih

chih has come back this week with a force and brings us a very unique Custom Transformer that he has called Menasor. I was lucky enough to chat with chih and he explained the inspiration for creating a warrior figure, which came from movies like Gladiator, Lord of the Rings, and 300. He goes on to explain, "Menasor has tremendous strength, his armor is nearly impervious to all but the most powerful artillery, so why not add more armor & weapons to make it look like a Gladiator style Super Warrior. I added the shield & the battering ram from GJ Joe-Law Enforcement "LOCKDOWN." I added 1 more gun and put it on the back of the shoulder, the gun is from GI Joe-COBRA Weapons Expert "CRIME BOSS DESTRO." I Love to use weapons from GI Joe on the Leader Class Transformers, a perfect fit and looks really cool."

There are several aspects that make this custom unique. First, the weathering on the figure is spot on! It is almost like chih turned plastic into metal with the weathering and paint aps on the upper legs, arms and feet. It truly looks like Menasor has been through many a battle and lived to fight another day. Second, the way Menasor's face is painted fits very well with the gladiator/warrior theme that chih was going after. I was able to dig up a mask from the Gladiator Movie and the way chih painted Menasor's face really captures that feeling of Roman times. The way the head is painted makes it look like Menasor is donning a gladiator mask. Finally, the weapon choice really makes this custom unique. The shield puts the finishing touches on this Menasor Warrior. It is really nice to see a bit of historical reference as inspiration for customs as you know the old adage, people who forget history are doomed to repeat it.
This Custom Transformers Menasor is fresh on the market on eBay so head over and visit the item page for more pictures and a chance to own this unique custom.