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    Fortress of power

    hey guys, this got moved here to the customs section.

    THE FORTRESS OF POWER!

    well what do you guys think of this ? its actually called THE FORTRESS OF POWER, but it bears a slight resemblance to the castle.

    this is all before its cast so, not the final product.

    the tower walls are magnetically removable. so you can pose guys inside,a and put the walls back on, having them look out the windows.
    and there will be a drawbridge with chains, turret gun, and flag.














    Last edited by bishart; April 28, 2011 at 01:41pm. Reason: added pics
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    WHAT is this? Besides awesome.

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    Wow that's cool. Did you sculpt that? Where did it come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jok View Post
    Wow that's cool. Did you sculpt that? Where did it come from?
    thanks guys. yeah its by myself and a friend. email me if you want more info. ben.bishart@gmail.com

    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bishart View Post
    thanks guys. yeah its by myself and a friend. email me if you want more info. ben.bishart@gmail.com

    thanks!
    Did you design Matty?
    Last edited by Morningstar; April 24, 2011 at 01:32am.

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    Wow, bishart !

    THIS is absolutely BRILLIANT !!!

    I also like the idea of the magnetic walls !

    Fans creativity and skill : 10

    Matty not able to deliver : 0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morningstar View Post
    Did you design Matty?
    yeah im the same guy who did the matty custom, haha if thats what you meant.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prahvus View Post
    Wow, bishart !

    THIS is absolutely BRILLIANT !!!

    I also like the idea of the magnetic walls !

    Fans creativity and skill : 10

    Matty not able to deliver : 0
    thanks! glad you like it. alot of people had a hard time grasping what we were thinking with the wall cutouts, but we wanted to take the PLAY that peaople would miss from an OPENING fortress, and put it on the front. also opening up many many more areas to actually display figures, rather than just having a fortress as a backdrop
    Last edited by bishart; April 23, 2011 at 07:18pm. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    Beautiful work bishart!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuc98 View Post
    Beautiful work bishart!!!
    thank you. heres an aerial show of the fortress of power, showing where the gun will pop in and out of. and the nice wood texture the cast will have.



    these are all just iphone pics too. should have some good photos soon.
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    This is awesome, obviously, but I'm particularly fond of how you guys made it a bit more toy interactive than just a backdrop. My favorite part is the way it's built up on a hill to add some environment.

    And I like how there's some nice stylistic interpretation in the skull, but it still looks right to me if that makes sense.

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    Wow, amazing work there.
    Matty, Great Black Wizard figure please!

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    Incredible workmanship...I really, really love the crumbling blocks of stone inside the upper turrets. That kind of attention to detail is unusual.

    Astounding!
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    My jaw just dropped....AMAZING WORK!
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    I like the style. I also like the magnetic wall pieces idea. Would have been cool I'd the base were more robust and more "play area" had been hidden there.

    Not sure I like the lack of jaw-bridge.

    Does it come with a bonus Spirit of He-Ro or Grayskull figure?

    I'm guessing you renamed it, and do emphatically pronounced that renaming, so you could make us all aware that it will be for sale.



    I'm afraid with the cost of the line proper, I'll have to wait for the real thing, as beautiful as this turned out. I don't think is ever be satisfied with a partial playset, though it is quite beautiful!!
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    That looks awesome! I would love a bigger one.
    Please make one that is 50% larger with expandit so the door is in scale with the Golem door and it is a 10. I know, wishfull thinking
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    Wonderful!

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    Absolutely the best thing I've ever seen on this site. I can't imagine if a retail version is made that it will look this impressive.
    Last edited by BadVermin; April 24, 2011 at 09:38pm.

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    wow, grand piece of work there.
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    Fantastic work!!!!

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    This is awesome! Very very cool!!!
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    Very nice castle grayskull cool interpretation of it for sure. I love the stone work leading up to it.
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    Holy BLEEP crap BLEEP *FAINT*

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    what type of material is that ?

    by the way superb job !

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcrduke View Post
    I like the style. I also like the magnetic wall pieces idea. Would have been cool I'd the base were more robust and more "play area" had been hidden there.

    Not sure I like the lack of jaw-bridge.

    Does it come with a bonus Spirit of He-Ro or Grayskull figure?

    I'm guessing you renamed it, and do emphatically pronounced that renaming, so you could make us all aware that it will be for sale.



    I'm afraid with the cost of the line proper, I'll have to wait for the real thing, as beautiful as this turned out. I don't think is ever be satisfied with a partial playset, though it is quite beautiful!!
    hey man, im glad you like it overall. there WILL BE a bridge. i mentioned that in my write up.

    and thanks to everyone else who has had awesome things to say. pretty exciting to know that our hard work has paid off and people really like the style/way it looks. and these are only work in progress pics. wait until its cast and you see all the guys swarming all over it! i myself cant wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by custom View Post
    what type of material is that ?

    by the way superb job !
    right now its clay, wood, metal, plastic, foam, and more, but once its cast will just be plastic.

    here are a few more shots.



    this one is older, before the stairs or the tower cutouts were finished. but it was actually taken witha real camera as opposed to my phone. wait until you all see the textures of all the diff. areas up close. really cool...


    again, thanks to everyone who commented.
    Last edited by bishart; April 25, 2011 at 11:33am. Reason: added pics
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