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Custom figures and dioramas

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

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Custom Muppet commissions? Me intrigued much very now.
  2. j3h

    j3h Well-Known Member

    Hello all!
    I'm new to this forum, and fairly new to Muppet collecting (but let me warn you, when I jump into something, I go in full on cannonball style!)

    I have to say reading this thread has been very inspiring...Dearth, I first saw your work over on Rebelscum, and have to tell you how wowed I am! simply awesome creations.
    I have started taking photos of some of my stuff and made my first post/thread labeled "j3h's photos, collection and whatever" since I didn't want to hijack this thread away from Dearth's magic.
  3. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the praise, j3h... I know I haven't posted any new pics in a while, but expect to see lots soon.

    In the meantime, a couple of quick ones:

    (I popped the legs out of a Fisher-Price Kermit stick puppet to give the Jim Henson figure one of the accessories they considered but ultimately scrapped)

    (No trick photography here... as of today, I finally have enough penguins to do this shot from Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody)

  4. j3h

    j3h Well-Known Member

  5. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Well-Known Member

    Ah, I always love your figures and dios.
  6. j3h

    j3h Well-Known Member

    Getting ready to show off my creation

    opinion question- do I post them in here, or in the thread I started for my collection & photography? I ask because this thread is totally owned and rocked by Dearth (and I don't want to take away from that), but I also want to make things easy for viewers.
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  7. j3h

    j3h Well-Known Member

  8. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

  9. j3h

    j3h Well-Known Member

    A nice touch of another show accurate prop by Dearth!

    And who knew that was an image that one couldn't simply google and print the poster? yet you make it perfect and without your "making of" story on the rebelscum forum, I would have no idea of the work you put into it.

    Well done!
  10. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Well-Known Member

    The doors opened cause Fozzie wanted them to.
  11. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

  12. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I tend to treat my threads over at RS as the documentaries, and the ones here are the features. ;)

    The story that j3h is referencing is, to make the mini-poster of One Million B.C. just like the one seen backstage in the Raquel Welch episode, the only image that I could find online was a British Quad double-feature with 'She' starring Ursula Andress...


    ... which I then had to crop and retouch...


    The funny thing was, I had thought about capturing the frames showing the poster from the episode and printing that, but convinced myself that finding the original poster online would be 'easier'.

    True, retouching the Quad gave me a much more crisp image because it was so much larger, but it took me about an hour and a half longer than I had expected.

  13. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Finally finished my custom commission of Miss Piggy in the dress she wears at the Dubonnet Club in GMC...

    Those are real feathers on the frill around her neck and the hem of the dress. The skirt is felt, and the 'sequins' are in reality more than 200 craft jewels meticulously glued into place with tweezers.

    You can't see it once she was reassembled, but she even has glittery stockings and translucent shoes, as seen in this older work-in-progress pic:

    Tomorrow she's being mailed home to her buyer in NY... but for tonight, she's Steppin' Out!


  14. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Well-Known Member

    Awesome, as always.
  15. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Do all four of those links work? They just seem to open blank white pages for me.

    Thanks for always checking in on this thread, Lamango.

    Now that Piggy is done, I'm about to start some Link Hogthrob customs... one is a commission, one is a clone of the commission for myself, and the third is a second design, just for me.

    I'll also probably revisit the Dubonnet Piggy for myself someday. It's going to be hard to see her go.

    I am also finishing up a GIANT diorama so expect pics of that very soon.

    And after that, I have another big diorama that I want to tackle.

    And then... well... not enough hours in the day.

  16. GonzoLover85

    GonzoLover85 Well-Known Member

    Dearth, your work never ceases to amaze.
    Great as always.
    If you don't mind my asking, how much do you charge for custom jobs?
  17. muppetguy

    muppetguy Well-Known Member

    Dearth, I know, you've had her for a long time, but she will have a wonderful home. I can't wait to see those dioramas! Very excited...sitting on the edge of my seat! :o
  18. Dearth

    Dearth Well-Known Member

    Couple of extra pics of Piggy in proper Great Muppet Caper surroundings...

    This is an alternate 'what if?' scene from Great Muppet Caper, where the real Lady Holliday's jewels don't get stolen, and the fake Lady Holliday gets to continue her date with Kermit.

    Kermit's twin brother Fozzie expresses amazement that he got her to come back to the Happiness Hotel with them.

    "Lady Holliday" whirls on Fozzie and says he needs to find somewhere else to stay. Photos by Gonzo.

  19. Fluffets

    Fluffets Well-Known Member

    Cool pics. :)
  20. j3h

    j3h Well-Known Member

    Awesome work Dearth! I can't wait to see your up coming diorama projects too!

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