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  1. Had an idea to make a glider for Peely. I originally just wanted him to surf on a rocket powered banana, but couldn't find anything that looked right in my bits box. I did find a smashed F.A.N.G. though! The banana is just a piece of fake fruit from ebay. I cut out sections, dremel led off large chunks of the fang, took the seat out, and drilled a few holes to allow multiple back blings to be plugged in. I sprayed it with white plastic primer, painted it with a yellow mix, then washed it with contrast paint. I detailed it with a slight brown overspray. The final detail was the nana nana s
  2. Had this idea in my head for a while, but finding a spare Skull trooper in England these days was harder than anticipated. It's just Peely with his lower arms and legs swapped out with Skull trooper's, then sprayed black. I copied and hand painted the glyphs from Kevin the Cube, then painted them and his eyes with gloss sealer. Back Bling is Lil' Kev. Rocket launcher is from the Supply crate.
  3. Demmon w/ MS9 - original charactersI designed. I really like the style of the MTF legs, and Cyborg Star Wars characters. I thinned down the nub of the waist peg and drilled a hole in the SBD and sculpted them both in place. Head is a Durge cast, fitted the same way. The gun is from Morrof, with a gundam part glued to the end for better detail. The mouse droid has been filled with putty to add weight and help it roll better. Gun is from the bits box.
  4. I always loved the character, but his only released figure was absolute garbage. I was lucky enough to get one with an arm missing for $5. The listing didn't include the light sabre, but when it arrived, it was in the package, which was great. The parts popped off pretty easily. I cut down the Sith Trooper's neck and used the barbell. The head didn't need modification, so just a hole dremelled in the ST's neck got the head to fit perfectly. The loincloth was a bit more tricky. I hade to dremel out the inside of the waist section until a tiny lip remained, then used the disc attachment to
  5. My latest custom. Faker is my favourite character, and this is the 15th Faker custom I have made. I added a metal rod into the sword to stop warping. The concept is by my good friend Brad Beck, with parts commissioned from Barbarossa customs. Painted with Citadel paints.
  6. Made from scratch. Took me three months, but it was fun to make. I split it into three sections - vintage style, Filmation style throne room, and Slime pit box art. Also made a few customs to tie in with it, with more to follow. Full TNI thread - http://forums.toynewsi.com/topic/2098238-motuc-fright-zone/ See all the wip pics from start to finish here - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1074062775937994.1073741849.252524888091791&type=3
  7. Termineyetor - I wanted to make a robot guy, but ended up with this. He's a mech suit to transport the eyeball, much like Optikk. Head and armour are from Optikk, torso and arms from Blast attak, Legs from Multi bot, claw from the weapons pak, scissors from Cy-Chop. Really pleased with the final result here, he's fully playable.
  8. Thanks for the front page! More pics on my FB page - IDH custom toys ;-)
  9. Emperor Jitsu This was one intesive build! I harvested parts from the staction and grafted them onto an MotUC buck. I retained all but the ankle articulation. The armour is free sculpted over some palace guard armor. Very happy with this one!
  10. Power of Grayskull He-Man. When all hope seems lost, even for He-Man, he calls upon the very spirit of his ancestors combining the power of every He-Man throughout the centuries! Made with a cast Hellboy fist and scratchbuilt shield from MasterEnglish customs, and cast boots, left hand, sword and armour from karakNul's customs.
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