For the time being, the topic title is somewhat misleading. I really only have one true custom, unless you count Mr. Stay (in my heart forever) Puft Man from the Amalgam Contest (which, by the way, was a blast. Thanks to everyone that helped put that together). Rather, the title is made plural in the optimistic hope that I'll continue to make customs and that I won't stop after this very first one.
Well, enough talk. Introducing my first custom, Mr. Freeze!
Though I must admit a substantially large portion of this Mr. Freeze was based on the one Shamrock made (Shamrock's Mr. Freeze), there are a few noticeable differences. Probably the most obvious difference is the face, which is, in fact, Tenime's. On that note, all of Tenime's decals can be found here, and they're all worth checking out. I might end up using his Poison Ivy or Scarecrow decals next
Anywho, I'd just like to say that this Mr. Freeze was done entirely with the materials I had at home. That means Testors paint, Apple Barrel Paint (by Plaid, which my Dad and I had previously used to paint yard decorations for Christmas), a regular Dell Printer, and the standard little paintbrushes found at places like the Dollar Tree. I didn't even have waterslide decals. The face decal you see on Freeze is actually printed on the excess clear part of a bumper sticker (that Razer sent me when I ordered a headset for TF2 hahaha) that was then placed onto the head of a Red Cross Promo. So I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you've never customized a Minimate before, don't be afraid to try. Don't give yourself the excuse of not having the best of the best materials, just do the best with what you have, and I'm sure you'll be proud of the outcome. I am, at least. That said, in the future, I may pay a visit to Luke's Store and get the materials to make this guy a real champ.
This appearance is largely based on Mr. Freeze's Batman Beyond look. I didn't give him actual hands because I wanted it to appear that he had created the blaster around his hand (much like in Batman Beyond, though more battle-geared, as his hands were still visible in Batman Beyond).
For those of you who are wondering (or haven't been able to figure it out), the chest piece is from a standard Cylon, as are the blasters on either hand (they're a cylon's hands with the actual hand parts cut off). The head is from a Red Cross promo, and the belt is from Kitty Pride (wave 13). The rest is from a Bad Apple Comics promo.
Here's more pictures!
The last pic is of him in his new home; my Batman display, for which he was created. You can also see a picture of my Dad and I on Expedition Everest. What a sweet ride.
Well thanks for checking this guy out! I look forward to any comments, criticisms, or critiques that you guys are willing to offer.
Thanks again, and God bless!