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Post by BoloMusashi on Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:58 pm



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Re: Bolo's Customs

Post by BoloMusashi on Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:46 am

Ares (Mighty Avengers)


Recipe
* Base - XMC Stealth Wolverine
* Head - Guile
* Shins and feet - XMC Ruby Quartz Armor Cyclops
* Helmet, gauntlets and belt buckle sculpted out of Apoxie Sculpt
* Elbow pads and belt made from rubber bands




This custom has gone through several modifications. I've basically repainted the armour (originally grey) and replaced the hand drawn skull with a decoupaged logo.

Readers of Mighty Avengers will notice that this custom isn't 100% comic-accurate. Besides small changes to the costume, specifically the lack of leather guards on his arms, my custom is not as tall as the comic version (drawn by Frank Cho). I basically used an old 80's Marvel handbook for his height, plus I'd struggle to find a suitable base if I went with Cho's version.



The helmet and headdress were sculpted using Apoxie Sculpt (AS). I started off by dremeling down Guiles flattop before gluing on small strips of clamshell packaging - the clamshell was the skeleton on which to place the AS. Once the AS had cured, I sculpted the headdress ... a real pain.

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Post by BoloMusashi on Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:47 am

Constrictor



Recipe
Base - Wonder Man/Black Panther
Gloves - ML8 Captain America
Head - Bullseye

This was my first Marvel Legend custom and it's not a 100% comic-accurate. If I could redo it, which seems likely, then I'd probably change his boots and try to find a way to attach his trademark coils.

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Post by BoloMusashi on Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:47 am

size=18]Captain America[/size]


Recipe
ML1 Captain America head, boots and gloves with everything else coming from ML8 Captain America. I used Citadel "Enchanted Blue" to match the paint of the original Cap.

An old mod that's done the rounds on many forums, but it's still one of my favs.

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Post by BoloMusashi on Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:47 am

Daredevil



Recipe
- Captain Marvel head and torso
- Bullseye boots
- Sentry gloves
- DD's logo is hand painted
- DD's horn were sculpted using Apoxie Sculpt

** The recipe for this custom belongs to NORM. **

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Post by BoloMusashi on Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:48 am

Hogun the Grim



The custom follows the recipe that was used by CoZ (ChurchofZod), well I've tried to follow it as best I can. The base is an ML13 Loki (standard since I don't have the variant) with sculpted headdress. The "scarf" and skirt were made from Dr. Strange's cape and one of Mr. Sinister's cape straps, with apoxie scuplt for the strap studs.

Early Painted WIP


The dark blue (Citadel Regal Blue) I used in the WIP shots seemed more like purple in the photos, so I had to repaint it using a lighter shade of blue (Citadel Enchanted Blue).

Just need to chase down a mace and he'll be perfect. Anyone got tips on how to construct one?

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Post by BoloMusashi on Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:54 am

Quicksilver



Nothing too complicated. Basically painted his trunks black and gave him a darker skin tone.

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Post by BoloMusashi on Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:58 am

Red Guardian and Vostok


Red Guardian Recipe
Base - Wonder Man/Black Panther
Everything else is from ML8 Captain America

I got the idea, well I pinched the idea from CAL.

I went for a modern look rather than the classic since - I didn't have a spare Cyclops. I guess this guy is the replacement for the one killed in the first issue of Brubaker's Captain America run.


Vostok Recipe
* Bullseye body, arms and gloves.
* Silver Surfer head.
* Dr. Strange feet.
* Mr Sinister cape strap.

Really struggled to find some decent reference pics as Vostok seems to be a 3rd tier character in a team of second stringers ... the poor guy must have serious confidence issues.

I was hoping to use another head. Unfortunately my fodder stock is pretty low, plus the other heads available (Prof X. and Ice Man) looked too human - I basically wanted Vostok to have that "Keanu/bus ride" look.

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Post by BoloMusashi on Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:58 am

US Agent


Recipe
The recipe for this custom was originally done by Kraftywerks.

* Head - Cable
* Torso - Namor/Kraven/Cyclops
* Shoulders and arms- ML1 Captain America
* Thighs - ML3 Wolverine
* Boots and gloves - Cyclops



The head wings were taken from ML1 Captain America, while the belt was taken from ML8 Captain America.

Painting the eyes was a tad tough and it's a skill I need to improve. I also learned never to drink too much coffee whilst painting eyes. Cracking the torsos (a total of 3) was actually quite fun and easier than expected.

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Re: Bolo's Customs

Post by lcz128 on Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:56 am

Ahh- memories!
It's people like you that got me into customising - (and now I only do custom transformer repaints/the like Very Happy) So thanks for sharing!

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