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    Wow, the customs are really awesome! I like how you painted the figures, gives them a more realistic look! We all hope to see more, especially Grizzlor and hopefully Rio-Blast he he he!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iron_pride View Post
    Totally awesome stuff. I especially Like Mekaneck and Ram Man. Where did the weapons come from for Zodak and Mekaneck?
    Cheers dude, Ram-man's one of my personal faves too. I think Mekanecks gun came from a transformer but i'm not 100% sure on that. Zodak has a power rangers RPM gold ranger gun and the staff is made from a piece of Lego Bionicle and a random missile.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Brown View Post
    welcome back, dt!

    well, jo-ker is weird (in a good way), but really ingenious.

    grizzlor seems to be very promising....
    Cheers bud, it's good to be back working on "the collection" I think a 200x guest appearance from the joker would be awesome, it would certainly make for some darker more adult episodes if it was done right.

    Quote Originally Posted by kamen_kahlil01 View Post
    Wow, the customs are really awesome! I like how you painted the figures, gives them a more realistic look! We all hope to see more, especially Grizzlor and hopefully Rio-Blast he he he!
    Cheers dude, I keep trying to push my paints to the next level. Grizzlor is all sculpted up now, just need to paint him and apply the fur. As for Rio-blast I'd love to tackle him someday but the staction is soooo rare and pricy. I'll probably have to cobble one together from other sources.
    DT81's Tinkering thread - http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...nkering-thread

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    These are way cool!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amaro View Post
    These are way cool!!!
    Ta dude, glad you dig

    Special Thanks to CosmicFantasycustoms (over on figurerealm) on this one for the Grizzlor Staction. Also Thanks to everyone who's been watching this guys progress in the figurerealm forums workstation, you guys really egged me on to get this dude done. Really enjoyed working on him and the real fur was a new challenge for me, I was surprised at how easy it was. So without further ado, here's the recipe.

    Recipe:
    Base = Spider man classics sandman

    Head = 200x Grizzlor Staction, dremmeled down the stump to fit properly. I left plenty of clearance to the neck so he has slight side to side movement on his head

    Upper arms = smc sandman, sanded down the shoulders and sculpted the fur on them as well as the arms.

    Lower arms = 200x Grizzlor Staction, modded to fit the sandman arms

    Upper legs, knees and part of lower = SMC sandman, sculpted all the fur

    Part of lower legs and boots = ML Bishop, grafted the cut joint onto the sandman legs and sculpted fur and boot cuffs

    Fur = 200x Grizzlor staction, given a hair cut to make him a little less furry.

    Loin and Chest piece = 200x grizzlor staction, had to mod the belt a little using foamy, I'll probably revisit this at some point but it's barely visible so it does for now

    Crossbow and backpack = 200x Grizzlor staction, slight repaint

    Paints = GW and GW Satin sealer

    Really need to get back to a secret project now who's been on the back burner for ooooo soooo long. I have so many left to do but I will not stop until "the collection" is complete. Thanks for looking dudes, hope you like.

    P.S Can't decide if I like him better with smoothed back hair or the rough and shaggy look, guess I'll change it according to my mood on the day :-D.










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    That looks AWESOME!!! I LOVE it!!! Keep up the EXCELLENT work!

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    amazing work, dt: one of the best grizzlor i've ever seen.

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    Wow, these are amazing dude!!! Kicking all kinds of ass.

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    Cheers dudes, I'm slowly working my way to the end of the collection I forgot there was such a wealth of characters in He-man and each and every one tends to hold a specific memory for me, like Grizzlor, I always thought he was cool because he was a figure and a teddy at the same time . Anyhoo, rest assured there's plenty more to come, Snakemen, more Horde, more masters, more evil warriors and maybe a couple more guest appearances down the line. Here are my current WIPs. My main focus at the mo is Man-E-Faces.

    DT81's Tinkering thread - http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...nkering-thread

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    So there was a contest over on figure realm called articulation junkie, the contest gave me the perfect motivation to get this staction converted into an action figure, Most of the articulation came from a marvel legends thorbuster ironman, lots of grinding, sculpting and headaches and i got the figure I wanted Oh and by the way.....He got FIRST Place

    I'll give a full breakdown of how each joint was achieved below. He's gone from 0 to 31 P.O.A in about 6 months, yeah, I started him that long ago and that's probably being generous.

    So I figure everyone has different views on what a P.O.A is (personally I see it as any direction a part can move) so i'll list the 31 and see if y'all agree
    1.Head - Up and down - Thorbuster IM neck dremmeled off then sculpted over to blend.

    2.Head - spins round

    3 and 4. Shoulders - spin round - ML Maestro (idea stolen from Argenta)Sanded down, sculpt to blend

    5 and 6. Shoulders -up and down

    7 and 8. Upper arms - swivel round - sanded down the Maestro arms to a cuff that fit over the peg and dremelled out the clawful arms so they slot inside.

    9,10,11 and 12. Double elbow articulation from Thorbuster IM, hollowed out staction arms and slid the IM parts in, sculpt to blend.

    13.Left claw - spins round - hollowed out staction arms and slid in a sanded down Anakin Skywalker arm.

    14.Right claw - hollowed out again then a waist joint from a Qui Gon Jinn was grafted in.

    15.Right claws pincer - ML Falcon arm joint, sculpt to blend

    16.Ab crunch - Thorbuster IM again completely sculpted over

    17.Waist - Thorbuster IM.

    18 and 19.Hips - up and down - Thorbuster IM, sculpted over crotch piece, even added a tail....not that we'll see it.

    20 and 21.Hips -rotate

    22 and 23.Upper legs - rotate - Thorbuster IM, sanded down and hollowed out the staction.

    24,25,26 and 27.Double knee joints - Thorbuster IM, same treatment as before and sculpt to blend

    28 and 29.Ankle - forwards and backwards - Thorbuster IM same treatment, the armour bits are sculpted

    30 and 31.Ankle - rockers - Thorbuster IM, same again.

    His skirt was made from some fake snake skin wallet and his mace was cobbled together from a couple of golf tees, a Kobra Kahn projectile and some sculpt. All Painted and sealed with games workshop products. So glad to get this guy done, it really has been a very, very, very long time. Thanks for looking hope you like










    DT81's Tinkering thread - http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...nkering-thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darththomas81 View Post
    So there was a contest over on figure realm called articulation junkie, the contest gave me the perfect motivation to get this staction converted into an action figure, Most of the articulation came from a marvel legends thorbuster ironman, lots of grinding, sculpting and headaches and i got the figure I wanted Oh and by the way.....He got FIRST Place

    I'll give a full breakdown of how each joint was achieved below. He's gone from 0 to 31 P.O.A in about 6 months, yeah, I started him that long ago and that's probably being generous.

    So I figure everyone has different views on what a P.O.A is (personally I see it as any direction a part can move) so i'll list the 31 and see if y'all agree
    1.Head - Up and down - Thorbuster IM neck dremmeled off then sculpted over to blend.

    2.Head - spins round

    3 and 4. Shoulders - spin round - ML Maestro (idea stolen from Argenta)Sanded down, sculpt to blend

    5 and 6. Shoulders -up and down

    7 and 8. Upper arms - swivel round - sanded down the Maestro arms to a cuff that fit over the peg and dremelled out the clawful arms so they slot inside.

    9,10,11 and 12. Double elbow articulation from Thorbuster IM, hollowed out staction arms and slid the IM parts in, sculpt to blend.

    13.Left claw - spins round - hollowed out staction arms and slid in a sanded down Anakin Skywalker arm.

    14.Right claw - hollowed out again then a waist joint from a Qui Gon Jinn was grafted in.

    15.Right claws pincer - ML Falcon arm joint, sculpt to blend

    16.Ab crunch - Thorbuster IM again completely sculpted over

    17.Waist - Thorbuster IM.

    18 and 19.Hips - up and down - Thorbuster IM, sculpted over crotch piece, even added a tail....not that we'll see it.

    20 and 21.Hips -rotate

    22 and 23.Upper legs - rotate - Thorbuster IM, sanded down and hollowed out the staction.

    24,25,26 and 27.Double knee joints - Thorbuster IM, same treatment as before and sculpt to blend

    28 and 29.Ankle - forwards and backwards - Thorbuster IM same treatment, the armour bits are sculpted

    30 and 31.Ankle - rockers - Thorbuster IM, same again.

    His skirt was made from some fake snake skin wallet and his mace was cobbled together from a couple of golf tees, a Kobra Kahn projectile and some sculpt. All Painted and sealed with games workshop products. So glad to get this guy done, it really has been a very, very, very long time. Thanks for looking hope you like
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    That is sooooooo coooooooooooooool. I love it!!!

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    I've posted here before, but I am always amazed with your customs. If you completed the lot with this quality, it would be worth a fortune. Keep this up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-bro View Post
    That is sooooooo coooooooooooooool. I love it!!!
    Cheers dude, i'm rather proud of him myself and he looks great lurking behind all my other creations.

    Quote Originally Posted by RUNgZ View Post
    I've posted here before, but I am always amazed with your customs. If you completed the lot with this quality, it would be worth a fortune. Keep this up.
    Well it's always good to get a returning viewer I will try my best to keep it up but i don't think i'd ever sell "the collection" far too much time invested to make it worthwhile i think. Thanks for the praise bud!!
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    amazing work, dt!

    and congrats for winning the contest on figure realm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Brown View Post
    amazing work, dt!

    and congrats for winning the contest on figure realm.
    Cheers Buddy. very happy with the win, sure I didn't actually win anything but it's great to know people liked him enough to vote him their winner
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    Conragtulations! Couldn't get a better Clawful figure than that. Awesome piece!
    Your support means more research for the Myostatin-challenged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inhibitor View Post
    Conragtulations! Couldn't get a better Clawful figure than that. Awesome piece!
    Thanks man, if I'm totally honest with myself, he could be better, specifically round the back, I kinda rushed it a bit to get him ready for the contest. But, no-one sees the back right
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    Greetings from the thread grave people. Been so long since I've had anything to post in this thread, a combination of having a new son and being bogged down in other none MOTU work but i'm still plugging away on "The collection". So without further ado...... The Orkolytes

    More of an accessory for my Orko figure than a stand alone figure but I think they qualify as their own figures. Just a fun project to work on alongside some more serious stuff and to help Orko carry a bit more weight in my display. It also felt pretty good to add more to "The collection" since i've been busy working on none MOTU related customs and looking after my boys of course. I'm calling them the Orkolytes and I picture them as helpers conjured by Orko both to help him in battle and to tidy his room when he can't be bothered. Anyhoo onto the pretty simple recipe

    Recipe
    Green Lantern Krona (Fallen Guardian) X2.
    Fixit Sculpt for the hat, scarf, eyes and pendant.
    200x Orko base adapted to fit the two.
    Games workshop and Vallejo paints.

    So yeah, pretty simple but fun and i like the way they help Orko to stand out a bit more. Still got plenty more MOTU coming up but next is likely to be Toxin....... Till Next time!!







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    Seems I never posted my Beastman in this thread either soooooo



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    This thread proves how much articulated 200X figures trump classics. Outstanding.

    Have you been raiding TK Maxx for cheap fodder lol?

    btw I'm coming round to play. See you in a bit, I'll bring my Battle Bones that I got today.

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    I agree the whole hyper detail thing that comes with 200x make them much more fun.
    I tend to stockpile fodder i get in trades and such i have two cupboards full and i'd say three quarters of it i'll probably never use
    Loved battle bones as a kid, it was such fun, can't wait to play
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    Greetings all, finally got some time to tick another one for "The collection" and I can't tell you how much I enjoyed getting back to what I love. Man-E-faces had been lying in the WIP graveyard for some time mostly done but needing a lot of sanding which I just didn't have the motivation to do, turns out it was a lot less work than anticipated. As I said I started this ages ago so I missed out some of the steps i'd take nowadays such as sanding down the legs joints so there is a little paint rub but I can live with it and i'm sure my other masters won't tease him too much for it. Anyhoo, here's the recipe:

    Recipe:
    Base = DCUC Orion.

    Head = 200x Man-e-faces, taken apart for painting and a screw installed to attach to the magnet in the body.

    Neck assembly = 200x Man-e-faces, magnet inside to keep head attached, sculpted surrounds to blend.

    Chest Piece = 200x Man-e-faces, sculpt to secure and blend.

    Shoulders = DCUC Orion, discs sanded down and added sergeant stripes from the 200x man-e-faces.

    Upper arms = DCUC Orion.

    Lower arms = DCUC Dr.Midnite sanded joints.

    Hands and wrists = 200x Man-e-faces, hollowed out to slide over DCUC lower arms.

    Crotch = DCUC Orion with 200x Man-e-faces hollowed out and stuck on top, sculpt to blend.

    Legs = DCUC Orion with 200x Man-e-faces legs hollowed out and sculpted to blend.

    Feet = DCUC Orion with 200x Man-e-faces sculpted to blend

    Gun = Cobbled together with three different guns two from unknown origins and handle from 200x Man-e-faces ridiculously oversized gun.

    Mace =Projectile from 200x Man-e-faces gun with the stem off a 200x Stratos missile as the handle.

    Painted and sealed with Games workshop and Vallejo products.

    I decided against using the oversize gun that came with the 200x Man-e-faces as I found it too big and goofy looking and to me Man-E uses a Mace, ok I know he has a gun too but maces are much better. So I hope you enjoy and thanks for taking a glance at Man-E-Faces. Next up should be Syclone........ till next time............






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    ...i was totally missing your amazing work: welcome back!
    m-e-f is really really cool

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    Cheers dude and sorry to keep you waiting been real bust with other stuff but i'm taking some time out to work on my collection, hope to have syclone dond soonish.
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    Commented on this one over at figurerealm, but its so nice nice I'll do it twice; AWESOME work budy!!
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    Thanks again ThunDerian, i'm gonna go ahead and guess you're Zoltan Motherwell on the realm

    Another one rescued from the WIP Graveyard. This one entered the graveyard because I glued his legs stuck, tried to fix them and wound up making them un-salvageable in the process. I didn't much feel like shelling out for another ironman but then i spotted some kind soul was giving a fodder condition one away for free so I snapped him up and started work again. I still ran into a few problems along the way these HOM figures seem really brittle to me. I just kept breaking him but I got there in the end. Sadly this is probably going to be my last MOTU for some time, got some serious work to do but ho hum, there will always be more eventually. Soooo here's the recipe.

    Recipe:
    Head = 200X Sy-Klone, dremmel to fit and attached via magnet (I broke the neck peg).

    Torso=HOM ironman, Dremmel down chest hologram piece off 200X Sy-Klone and sculpted to blend.

    Arms = HOM Ironman, dremmel down 200X Sy-Klone hands and wrist rings to fit, sculpt to blend. One hand held on by a magnet (once again, i broke it) and the other hand has a magnet in to hold the shield in place (broke the shield handle, you see a pattern forming?).

    Shoulder rings = 200X Sy-Klone.

    Back ring = 200X Sy-Klone, dremmel down mounting from 200X Sy-Klone and sculpt to blend.

    lower torso = HOM Ironman, removed wings and added hip discs from a modern ironman to cover the holes.

    Belt Buckle = 200X Sy-Klone, dremmel to fit.

    Legs = HOM Ironman, fixed floppy legs.

    Calf rings = 200X Sy-Klone.

    Feet = Some TNA wrestler not sure who, sculpted toes to be more square.

    Shield = 200X Sy-Klone, screw installed to stick to magnet in hand.

    Filled all peg holes, panted and sealed with Games workshop and Vallejo products.

    Got to give partial credit for this recipe to Cosmic fantasy as it was his wip thread where i first saw the HOM ironamn and thought perfect for Sy-Klone, turned out Cosmic had already had thye idea, guess i just beat him to it but thanks good buddy. Tried to get pictures showing the two different angles of his hologram but the pictures of the other version came out a bit cruddy but it does still work.

    As always thanks for taking the time to have a glance at my work. More from the superhero universe on the way soon. Till next time........







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