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    Custom MOTUC Castle Grayskull Project...

    As soon as my MOTUC collection started getting bigger, I thought... what if there was a CG playset for these figs... I looked on line to see if Matty had any plans to make one or if anyone had decided to make their own. To my surprise, I came across Joe Amaro's work of art. I was so impressed that I decided to try and make one for myself. Only I wanted mine to be more like the original playset. My goal is to make it tall and narrow with a right side just like the 1980's playset. So far I have a basic structure with some base clay in some areas. It is currently 29" X 41". Check back every now and again to see the progress.


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    That thing is massive . Keep posting updates because this looks very promising. Cannot wait to see the finished product.

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    I'm anxious to see how awesome this comes out, I can see the potential. Hopefully (soon) I'll be able to undertake such a massive project. And especially being exposed to the pics of the fantastic NECA Grayskull door and other awesome dio's here the customizing bug bit me.

    Keep the pics coming, great start so far.

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    Oh, man, this is INSPIRING! Ingenius!
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    wow, awesome!
    If I would attempt to build anything this big, my wife would probably kick me out nevertheless, its IS the size a castle should have!! Brilliant, keep the pics coming!

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    Wow that is a big job. Best of luck

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    This looks like one of those great customs that mattel will reference for their own grayskull design(example- Master English), Well done!!
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    Great idea! I like it!

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    Holy... That's one BIG CASTLE GRAYSKULL...
    Good luck with that! (That's gonna be one FREAKING SWEET CG when done!)
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    That's HUGE and AWESOME!!!

    I cannot wait to see more!!
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    So far this project is on hold because I needed to figure out a way to make the base structure more solid. Right now it is very flimsy and will not support the clay needed to make an accurate representation of the castle. I've decided to try and reinforce the structure with plaster bandages, the stuff they used to use for broken arm casts... I need to buy a case which will be close to $60 so it's gonna take some time to get those. Once the whole thing is solid I will build it up with clay from the bottom up.

    I have also been playing with the idea of getting the Talon fighter model kit from back in the day and have it sit on top of the castle. Or I'll just get the toy and repaint it.

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    Wow, looking good so far. I always envy people who can create so much awesome from scratch.

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    Truly impressive. It's shaping up rather nicely there. I see you have made Point Dread on the Castle. I'm curious if you have plans on a laser turret and the Talon Fighter.
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    nice job! point dred too, cool!

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    I really like this project. Inspiring, I'm considering trying something like that myself. Looking forward to updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bskcase View Post
    Truly impressive. It's shaping up rather nicely there. I see you have made Point Dread on the Castle. I'm curious if you have plans on a laser turret and the Talon Fighter.
    I actually used the point dread toy and mounted it to the top. I will be using the talon fighter also. The laser turret will definitly be there... I just need to figure out how to do it.

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    this is awesome! i like how you've incorporated aspects of all 3 castles. i can't wait to graduate next semester so I can do more extensive projects for motu and get back to customizing transformers again.

    will it have a lowered drawbridge?
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    Holy!!! Looks amazing!!!
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    Well done. Bravo.

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    just wanted to update my thread with some new pics. I completely overhauled my Castle with some extra detail and a new paint job. Castle Grayskull is now... gray!










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