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  1. Hey all! Been gone for a bit - glad to be back! Been sick, then just busy, and have been spending more time with my other hobby, photography. Finally got around to finishing a new custom - this time, my favorite one of the movie line - Wreckage! I just love his robot form, with the arm-mounted swords, etc.... Did the usual treatment... filled in the gaps, sanded down all the mold lines, etc. - then I airbrushed a more realistic grey camo pattern on him, and then went in with drybrush highlights and weathering powders to finish him up! What do you think? I have more high-res photos on my Flickr account here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pairadocs/set...57594541503260/ P.S. - He's on eBay now - I changed my name from toyhunter99 to pairadocs-design there because it was more apt, obviously. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=320171324236
  2. Picked up a Robot Replicas Frenzy last week... didn't really know about this one, but when I saw it, I knew I had to have it!! And customize immediately! It was just too cool... I was a bit disappointed by the lack of articulation of this "Robot Replicas" figure... I mean, if it can't transform, it should at least pose a little better, right? So I started hacking in at it, and replaced the biggest area of disappointment - the shoulder joints. I replaced the regular pop-swivel joint with a balljoint, so now both arms have a much greater range of motion... especially nicer when you pop in his gun arm! I was also bummed by the lack of detail on him, especially next to the package images of frenzy, with his little pieces of sharp metal sticking up all over the place. I added a bunch of styrene plastic parts to him, including some rectangular pieces on his legs and a bunch of other little dohickeys and such, to match the movie version a bit more. I started him with a base of metallic black (like most of my robots), then layered him up with a few levels of metallics, finished with a nice drybrush of chrome. Then I added in some faded gold (like the artwork, not like the gold on the original figure) detailing for accent. The chrome parts came out way better than I expected. The images don't do it justice because of his reflectiveness... he looks like he's actually made out of metal now! Let me know what you think! He's up on ebay now too: See the auction here NOTE: My eBay name has changed (to be more appropriate) - you can find me now as seller pairadocs-design
  3. Been wanting to do this for a while, since I did my Protoform Optimus Prime. Took me a little while to get another Protoform Prime for the base, then I got engulfed in a few other customs. Nemesis is, of course, largely a Protoform Optimus Prime... but I wasn't happy with the Protoform Optimus Head. It didn't seem suiting for Nemesis. Then I found a die-cast Fallen, and a bell rang! I made a resin casting of his head, and then added some ear fins with some styrene, and added in a Gundam balljoint system. His new head now completely replaces the original, and can be posed all over the place! I then fitted him with two new hands, interchangeable with his right arm (using posts that click in). The first, a laser cannon... the second - a Dark Saber arm! What's Nemesis Prime without the Dark Saber, right? I started with a base coat of metallic black, then added dark blue metallic accents, and then all the other dark metallic detail. Nemesis has all those cool glowy blue segments, so I worked those in as well. I took some creative liberties, since there's no real version to reference off of. What do you think? For Sale on eBay now!
  4. Alrighty - after a lot of painting this week as time allowed, and some final soldering and assembly - he finally be all done and stuff. What do you get when you cross a Manga Overtkill and a Monev the Gale? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THIS! Recipe: Head: Front half - Overtkill II, Back half - Manga Overtkill. Added neck balljoint, LED eye and hole for wire to go through. Upper Arms and Torso: Manga Overtkill. Added new shoulder joints. Forearms, bullets and bullet feeders from tank: Monev the Gale. Was going to have articulation to straighten the arms more, but it wasn't working like I hoped ands arms were too long, so the elbows don't bend. Also fixed Manga Overtkill hans to fit on the end, and they swivel as well. the right hand did not have a cylinder wrist like the left one, so I madeone there. Tank: Vulcan Raven from MGS1 Legs: Manga Overtkill. Added balljoints at hips, and two new swivel joints in mid thigh. Thanks for looking - let me know what you think!
  5. Don't remember all of them... I've had a lot of them on my hard drive for ages. A great spot though it www.devaintart.com - check the wallpapers section, under the subcategory scenery. Lotsa nice ones there. I just print them off really big and tape them up against the back of my curved desk hutch, and take pics. It really makes a difference in the presentation, in my opinion. And it's really easy to do!
  6. Just printouts on 11x17 paper.... from pics I found of wallpapers on the net.
  7. Man that Magna spawn and snake eyes are super sweet and I think the sword is from Metal Gear Solid 2 figs either Raiden or Solidus Snake. Yup - what he said It's from a Raiden from the McFarlane MGS2 line! Thanks for the words guys - and thanks for looking! Got a new custom about 98% done - should be finishing it this evening... I'll post it tomorrow or Monday! I am quite proud of this one...
  8. WICKED! Dude, that is just plain awesome! Beautiful work!!
  9. Some repaints... Battleclad Spawn Another favorite figure... never like the original paint job, and it was before the paint apps really improved. So I repainted it as I felt it should have looked. Zombie Spawn. Another full repaint, plus a custom base using a McF Trigun base, with custom "mud" and scrap body parts and bones from the fodder bin.
  10. Hey all - I've been lurking around here for quite some time, figured I'd finally join the living and say hello and stuff! I see a lot of great customs here - there's a lot of serious talent in these here parts! Thought I'd share some of mine with y'all... I mostly do McFarlane-based customs, but I really enjoy working with the ML 6" lines, and other figures of that scale as well. Sometimes, I just do a full repaint of a figure I love, while others get tackled on a much larger scale. I love adding articulation and other features to cool figures that lack that extra "ummph" that I love so much! I'm a huge Kaiyodo fan, and I really learned a lot from some of the things they do with articulation... I try to encorporate that when I make new figs. I've got about a half a dozen or so in progress right now (I always seem to do that...), and another couple dozen in the works... but here's some stuff that I've finished in the past months... My Super-articulated Manga Spawn: One of my all-time favorite Spawn figs... started out to be a repaint, then I decided to make him more articulated. Added/modified 11 joints. My trenchcoat Snake Eyes: Started out as a new X-Men Legends Gambit. Sculpted a new head from a Plan B Special Forces figure, and added some detail. Wanted to keep him minimal like in the comic appearance he's based on. I do plan to redo his visor at some point with carved lines as opposed to drawn lines.
  11. Mandalorian - send me an email at pairadocs99@hotmail.com. I can help ya out I believe.
  12. This is going to sound like a crazy suggestion... but why not open one up? What a better way to examine the articulation than first hand? Besides, this is a customs forum... it's hard to do customs without opening them first.
  13. What kind of sculpey are you using? If you're using the super sculpey... you have to bake (or the method I prefer, boil) it in order for it to harden. Unless you're using that air-dry sculpey (which I haven't tried). Your best best, from what it sounds, is the epoxy putty method. I would suggest green stuff, which comes in a ribbon form with a blue and yellow stripe, and it is made by a company called Kneadatite. Brown stuff works well too if you need a more durable (but less workable after drying) sculpt. I got mine at: http://jeffvalentstudios.com/modelingaccessories.htm Good luck!
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