Saturday, August 31, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

12" Draconian Soldier (Hasbro) from "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"



I have two all-time favorite Sci-Fi design schemes: the Klingon design work in ST: TMP (probably my favorite 7 minutes of Sci-Fi cinema) and the Draconian designs for "Buck Rogers". Mego did great Klingon figures for their 3 3/4" and 12" ST: TMP lines. The 12" Klingon is my favorite Mego figure, but, though their 3 3/4" Draconian Guard is nicely done, their 12" version is seriously incomplete. He has an accurate laser rifle, but no armor, helmet, or goggles.
I decided that a 12" inch Draconian Soldier was needed and set out to make one. I spent a year or so tracking down photos, hunting for parts, and watching the Draconian episodes of "Buck Rogers" over and over again on DVD. It took a while but I'm happy with the results. And making a custom figure causes you to look at the design in a different, more focused way. I feel I understand the design much better now, and appreciate it that much more.
A couple of years after I made my Draconian Soldier, Zica toys released a line of 8" retro-Mego "Buck Rogers" figures. Their DraconianGuard is absolutely perfect.

NOTE: For the background in the first photo, I used blueprints by Jackill Designs. Check them out. They have some cool blueprints.

Friday, August 23, 2013

8" Arachnoid from "Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends"


Here's a blast from the past!!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Confessor Costume and 12" Figure


Can you guess who my all-time favorite character is?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

12" Ghost Rider (Hasbro)


I built this for my friend Dave when, after about 30 years of friendship, I discovered that he, too, was a Ghost Rider fan.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Watchmen Collection

 
I made the Watchmen Collection as a gift for my good friend Andy.

 
 
Here he is with the framed collection.

12" Doctor Manhattan from "Watchmen"


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Black Hole Collection -- Series One -- Captain Holland and the Humanoid


Series one is complete!!! Here they are posing with an MPC Maximillian.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

8" Gorilla Lieutenant from "The Planet of the Apes"


8" General Urko from "The Planet of the Apes"

 


This figure is part of a commission diorama that I made for a friend of mine several years ago. It started out as a "more Screen Accurate" Urko, but I convinced him to let me build a little scene.
My abilities have grown quite a bit and, looking at it now, I feel I could do certain aspects of the figure much better. Maybe when I have some time I'll give him an upgrade.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

8" Captain Dan Holland from "The Black Hole"



 
He even has a little plastic communicator attached to his collar.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

8" Humanoid with Removable Mask from "The Black Hole"-- Mask Off


Starring Larry Wilcox as the Zombified Cygnus Crewmember!!!     
I knew that, without creating an original sculpt, I wouldn't find a head that looked like the unique soulless face of the Humanoid. At the very least I needed an expressionless face. Ultimately I decided on the Officer Jon Baker head from the Mego "CHiPs" line. It's more stoic than mindless, but I think it works well -- especially with the aged zombie-like graying of the head.

8" Humanoid with Removable Mask from "The Black Hole"