Thursday, April 15, 2010
I modified a repro Mego M16 for his grappling gun. The tank is a part from a dollar store WWII airplane model.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
When Mike and Jen announced their engagement I hit upon the idea of doing a "World's Greatest Super-Couples" two-pack, which would, of course, feature Mar-Vell and his true love Una.
I'm quite pleased with Mar-Vell's uni-beam weapon. It's a nice detail, and a clever use of the CHiP's wrist watch.
I was unable to find a portrait-style image of Vell and Una together. So I asked my good friend, and cartoonist, Doug Slack if he would create an illustration for the card. He graciously agreed, making the Captain Marvel/Medic Una two-pack my very first custom to feature original artwork. Come to think of it, it's also my first double blister card.
Monday, March 22, 2010
In the role of Laynia Petrovna we have Mego's flexible and fashionable Dinah-Mite. Her costuming is quite simple, consisting of a basic bodysuit (detailed with a little Contact paper) and boots. Her tiara, also crafted from Contact paper, is adorned with a jewel from Michaels Arts and Crafts.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I'd like to offer a hearty thank you to Phil over at the Atlas Archives. A few years ago, back when this site was just an idea, he posted a picture of my Grim Ghost figure. The Atlas archives are a great resource for anyone interested in the history of Atlas/Seaboard Comics.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
My first entry: Kenuichio Harada, the Silver Samurai!
The detail on this figure is quite nice, and it incorporates a number of vintage elements. His helmet combines a Doc Mego repro cowl with a Matchbox Fighting Furies Kung Fu Warrior helmet - what a nice fit. He wields a kung Fu Warrior sword, and wears Kung Fu Warrior boots (there sure are an awful lot of Matchbox elements in this custom Mego). And starring in the role of Kenuichio Harada is... the Japanese Officer (Lion Rock, 1976). Even though the head is in a smaller scale than the body (Dr. Mego, again), it works rather well.He even has a few shuriken attached to his blister.
I couldn't be happier with this figure. The Silver Samurai, who has been both hero and villain, is an imposing character with nobility and a commanding presence. This figure totally portrays that spirit. It is one of my earliest and favorite customs. And it turned out so well that it set quite a high standard for the rest of my creations.