"The Fifth Beatle"
I've worked at the same place for ten years until
two months ago, and my boss, Themis, was my superior
for eight of those ten years. He's a huge Beatles
fan, and I always drew posters for sales with
a cartoon of his mug I designed. Every Christmas,
when time allowed, I made a custom figure of him
as a holiday gift for the boss. Here, my
cartoonish design of him is immortalized in Plastic,
using Super Sculpey, acrylics, and Paul as a base.
This was Themis's final gift before I left the
"Yellow Submarine Themis"
Again, I believe I used Paul as a base
for this one. Super Sculpey was used for the hair.
Not as cartoonish as Themis
would've liked, but a fifth Beatle, nonetheless.
"The Y.S. Band Themis"
The base used for this fifth Beatle is standing
right behind him. I found some scraps for the baton
and the hat top.
Mr. Freeze in his underwear! I can't believe I never
thought of this before! I mean, I've always wanted
to make the Mr. Freeze from BATMAN BEYOND, but this
version wasn't the one in mind. BTNA Freeze head
on a Mattel Nightwing body. The fly and elastistrap
is done with a ballpoint pen.
Took the recipe out of Casimir's hands. The best
and easiest custom to replace the 11 year old girl
on the pegs today. The difficult thing it finding
the Jack in the Box figure...
I had to include two pictures of this character.
The darkness does wonders for the shadow cast from
the hat-brim. Recipe stolen from IRONCOW. His is
by far my personal favorite result. I was too lazy
to shave down the buff
chest, like IRONCOW did, but hey, it works for me.
And that's all that counts.
"Decepticon Commander 'DEZSANRUS' or
Instead of purchasing the Japanese exclusive
from the late 1980's for $200, I opted for a Chinese
bootleg on ebay for $25. It was funny--bright greens
and yellows--nothing that resembles the colors a
Destron/Decepticon commander would display. So I
did a simple (not-so-simple) repaint. Wings are
blue, waist is black, weopons are grey. Stickers
compliments of REPROSTICKER.COM.
"Deathsaurus in Robot Mode"
"Chinese model kits"
Instead of paying the $200+ it costs to acquire
the Transformers I want, I opt to purchase bootlegs
and customize them. These parts here make up a Chinese
KO model kit of three characters: Blacker, Laster,
and Braver. Each snap-model kit creates a car that
their respective robot mode! After painting and
applying decals, I've decided to do more of these
(there are many other characters made).
"From left to right: Braver, Blacker,
All three cars/bots merge to form the gestalt, Road
Caesar! Very tedious painting here, and you have
to accept the fact that with every transformation,
you risk a chip of paint falling to the floor. This
photograph depicts the second time Road Caesar formed.