Booshman's custom action figures.

Discussion in 'Fan Art & Customs' started by Booshman, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Booshman

    Booshman Thunderian Legend

    Here's Grune. He's just about finished sculpt wise. Just needs a few tweaks and a mace and I'll be ready to paint him, Jaga and Cheetara.

    I used Tygra as the base and got the face blocked out.
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    Here he is with some hair added.
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    I changed the face a bit, moved the tooth, added details to the helmet, and added even more hair!
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  2. Daremonger

    Daremonger Thunderian Legend

    You're an excellent sculptor.
     
  3. adssse

    adssse Thunderian Legend

    You never cease to amaze me! Grune is one of my all time favorites and I thoroughly enjoy what you have done with him thus far.
     
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  4. Mark M

    Mark M Thunderian Legend

    Amazing work.
     
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  5. Booshman

    Booshman Thunderian Legend

    Thanks. I cheated a bit on this one. The shoulder pads are molded from an original LJN figure

    Cheers, I really like Grune too.

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    Here's a full length shot to show off the boots.

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    I adjusted the ears and made the a biut smaller, I think he's done now and ready for painting.

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  6. Daremonger

    Daremonger Thunderian Legend

    You're doing great with Grune.
     
  7. Mark M

    Mark M Thunderian Legend

    That is truly impressive. Seriously man you should disassemble these custom figures you make and make moulds of them. Then sell resin kits of the figures to other collectors. You would make quite a profit. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Daremonger

    Daremonger Thunderian Legend

    I couldn't agree more.
     
  9. Booshman

    Booshman Thunderian Legend

    It would be nice to be able to make copies of these figures, but it would be a massive undertaking. The Grune figure has 39 individual parts, not including the 8 pegs that attach the knees, ankles and elbows, or the 2 wrist joints. There would also be a large amount of resculpting to repair parts damaged through taking them apart, which I wouldn't imagine would be easy as the base figures are really solidly put together. I also have zero experience with molding, but I believe to get good results would require a pressure chamber to avoid bubbles. The figure also has 4 different plastic types, with different levels of flexibility. So to the amount of money that would be spent on supplies, as well as trial and error, plus the time to do it all, I couldn't see it being a money maker.
     
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  10. Mark M

    Mark M Thunderian Legend

    The cost of the equipment definitely puts a damper on things and the various materials used in their construction.
     
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  11. Booshman

    Booshman Thunderian Legend

    That, and that I haven't sculpted with molding in mind, so there are some bits that wouldn't work without reworking them and removing undercuts and stuff like that. Grunes hair would make casting his head a nightmare.
     
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  12. Mark M

    Mark M Thunderian Legend

    That's true, casting would be a problem with certain parts.
     
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  13. Booshman

    Booshman Thunderian Legend

    Didn't fancy painting my completed figures yet, so I made a Silky to go with Tygra.

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  14. ThunDerianRoyalGuard

    ThunDerianRoyalGuard Site Admin TC.org Staff

    Hey, thats pretty neat! Well done!:)
     
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  15. Daremonger

    Daremonger Thunderian Legend

    Silky looks incredibly well done here.
     
  16. adssse

    adssse Thunderian Legend

    Very cool! I really enjoy seeing your work.
     
  17. Booshman

    Booshman Thunderian Legend

    I'm in the process of finishing off all of the figures/ sculpts I have in the works. I'll try to post a figure a day until they are all revealed.

    First up is Lion-O. I've re-sculpted the nose and chin as well as some of the hair. I've also repainted the entire figure to better match the colours from the cartoon.

    I adjusted the claw shield so the fingers are closed and made the top (where the sword goes in) a bit smaller. The claw now attaches to the leg with magnets, so no more clip on attachment.

    The Sword of Omens was painted, and I chopped off the flimsy plastic blade and sculpted an new one from apoxie, so it stays straight. The dagger was painted to match the cartoon.

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    Still to come:

    Jaga, Silky and Tygra, Grune, Cheetara
     
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  18. adssse

    adssse Thunderian Legend

    Amazing! I really enjoy the hair modification and the authentic colors.
     
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  19. Blackwing

    Blackwing Junior Member

    If the bandi reissues looked this great I think the line would have thrived!

    Nice work!
     
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  20. Daremonger

    Daremonger Thunderian Legend

    Gosh, Booshman. Your version of Bandai 1985 Lion-O is pretty stellar, including the Sword of Omens' dagger and longsword modes.
     

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