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Custom figures and dioramas

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Dearth, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    no words can describe how awsome that is :coy:
  2. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Well-Known Member

    That is a very awesome Wemblely.
  3. Blue Weirdo

    Blue Weirdo Well-Known Member

    beat me to it GAR. I've been planning to do a whole line of Muppets of the Universe figures. I'm using Janice as She-Ra though. Piggy will be Teela. I was also going to do up Robin as Prince Adam and paint Gaffer as Cringer. yeah I got a lot of ideas for this.... just not a lot of time to sit down and do them.
  4. GAR

    GAR Member

    First up... WOW! That Wembeley is wonderful!!! Can;t wait to see him completed with body and all... Wonderful sculpt!

    same here, so much ideas so little time. Piggy as She-Ra is coming along quite nice. Here she is halfway. Need to finish her tiara so that it will be one piece, will have to sculpt the now painted emblem on her chest, need to give her a final paint job and find her some weapons. Used an original She-Ra cape for her.

    More soon!
  5. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Glad to see you took the plunge Lance! Great likeness. I almost expect his eyes to swivel up to one side!

    GAR, we need to see a pic of He-Frog and She-Pig together. Don't forget that Cringer/Gaffer suggestion.
  6. GAR

    GAR Member

    I will take that once Piggy is finished. Could be a while though. I work extremely slow. Want to give her a MOTU Classics She-ra sword and shield. Need to find those at a reasonable price too.

    I won't! I already have the Battle Cat (a vintage one) for that, but now I also kinda want to make him into an actual Cringer. So I might have to find me another one...

    I'm not actually considering a whole line. I made Kermit because I loved that vintage Muppets Of The Universe poster so much, after that I felt he needed a companion. That will be She-Pig (or: Piggy Of Power, I kinda like how that sounds) and after that probably the Cringer/Gaffer idea. And it will probably end there. Although Crash Helmet Gonzo would make one mean looking Stratos!! And Bunsen is the ideal Man-At-Arms, being an inventor and all...

    But I work slow. I'm actually still finishing figures I started a year ago... having some cool Muppet ideas though. Captain Smollet Kermit, for instance, is the ideal base figure to make Kermit as he was seen at the Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 premiere, dressed as Jack Sparrow! It's just too bad that one actually has to destroy a Palidsades figure to proceed.
  7. Muppetaz

    Muppetaz Well-Known Member

    I just found somthing really interesting. if you turn the Lew Zealand action figure upsidedown his head looks exactly like Nigel! :)
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  8. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member


    Haha! I began the exact same figure last summer but never completed him yet. I dismantled a spare Smolly and bought a broken Jack Sparrow off eBay for some of the accessories. If you've got a Clifford lying around, you could use his dreads.

    I should have enough pieces left over of Smolly to combine with a series one Kermit and also make a shirtless Smollet with the Benjamina tattoo. Need to have someone sew me a little cloth shirt for him to wear.

    And speaking of POTC figures being used for Muppet-related customs, I also bought a Barbossa on clearance from the fourth film. I plan to repaint him to be Long John from the end of MTI... he's got the fancy coat, the crutch, he's perfect.

    I even thought about replacing the head with a Tim Curry sculpt, possibly from a Rocky Horror Frank N. Furter figure.

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  9. meepmuppaphones

    meepmuppaphones Well-Known Member

    These are all so COOL CUSTOMS! Woah!:eek:
  10. GAR

    GAR Member

    I had actually considered doing that with Clifford's dreads, but purchasing a Jack Sparrow as well for the accessories is an awesome idea! I might steal that idea if I eventually get to actually making him. Making Long John from a Barbossa figure is awesome too!!

    Ah well, so much ideas, so little time. First things first. Finish Piggy. And maybe another small new member of the Muppet family if I can actually pull off sculpting a head...
  11. Muppetaz

    Muppetaz Well-Known Member

  12. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Heh heh... from a split-second appearance in the Tony Randall episode to having TWO custom action figures made!

  13. Muppetaz

    Muppetaz Well-Known Member

    I hope I'm not posting to much. Heres a new figure I'm working on, Nigel the conductor. Does anyone know what would be the best paint for his hands and head? Thanks.


    And this is just a cool photo I took.

  14. GAR

    GAR Member

    That is indeed VERY clever turning Lew Zealand's head upside down for Nigel!
  15. Muppetaz

    Muppetaz Well-Known Member

    Thank you.

    All I need to do now is paint Nigel's eyelids orange and replace his flower.

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  16. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    thats really good can't wait to see it finished :)
  17. GAR

    GAR Member

    Indeed really good! Will you give him some hair too? Lovely figure!!!

    Over the Easter holidays I went and finished a custom that is totally a rip off from Dearth here on the boards. But ever since I first saw his Dearth Nadir figure I wanted to make one for myself as well. So rather than finishing my Miss Piggy as She-Ra figure, I created this:
    Recipe is exactly the same as his version. Pez dispenser Dearth Vader head (I added a ball joint for rotation and such), Palisades Gonzo body, little bit of sculpt... Only difference (and not completely in tune with the other Palisades toys which all have cloth capes) is that I gave him a plastic cape from a Darth Vader figure.

    And here he is entering the Swine Trek space ship:
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  18. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Hey, I did a double-take when I saw that, thinking it was mine! You know what? I think I like the plastic cape better. How did you do the knurled effect of the shirt cuffs?

    I'm totally flattered that you liked my recipe well enough to use a similar approach, but you've made it your own. Way to go!

  19. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I really like that one. You made that whole Pigs in Space set?
    Wow. I also really like the Darth Nadir, Great Job.
  20. GAR

    GAR Member

    I am actually in doubt if I should keep the plastic cape or not. A cloth cape from a more current Darth Vader figure could work as well and be more in tune with the other Palisades figures... The effect on the cuffs is made with the grip of the handle of my hobby knife, which has that knurled structure. I sculpted the cuffs first, then I 'rolled' the structure onto it.

    Thanks!! Very cool to have your blessing. After all, it is your recipe I stole/borrowed. As said, ever since I first saw your custom I wanted to have one myself. My next customs will be all originals!!

    Thanks!!! And no, the play set is the original set by Palisades. But posed my custom in that set on my toy shelf. That is where Dearth Nadir belongs.
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