Lobsterman

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Hey, all–

I'm not nearly as prolific (or talented) as some of the folks on here, but I wanted to start showing some of the stuff I'm working on. I tend to start one custom, then get distracted by another character I want to make and jump to that custom, and pretty soon end up with a workbench full of half-completed figures.

Anyway, I buckled down and finished a team for Custom Con I'm pretty proud of. It goes up sometime next week, but I wanted to give you all a sneak peak...

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I can understand why you'd want to GUARD what is very likely a wonderful idea of such GALACTIC importance. Can't wait to see 'em!

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oh man I am looking forward to this.

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awwww - mn am i excited about this unveiling!

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These will be cool. Trust the words of the One-Who-Knows.

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The teaser looks great! I'm looking forward to see those guards guys. :biggrin:

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About time someone did customs of the Village People! :buttrock:

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That looks like an impressive group. I look forward to seeing them with better lighting.

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WOW, And I do mean wow. I am slack jawed by this group of customs. If we were to get an official wave that looked half as good as these I would be delighted. You really hit a home run with this set.

Very nicely done.

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WOW! These are Fantastic! I love the setup. I don't really know who these guys are, but I would love to have all of them! The costumes and looks of these are incredible!

ok I'll stop gushing over them now

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Really impressed with these overall. The flight mode accessories on Starhawk are the topper.

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Thanks for the kind words, gang. I've been sitting on this set a while. I didn't quite have it done in time for the last go-around, so I've just been waiting to reveal since July or so. And as you know, when there's not a deadline looming, you start thinking about how you might improve some little thing... then fiddling... then tweaking... then screwing up... then redoing the whole thing from scratch... :lol:

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The anticipation is overwhelming. Finally Lobsterman's big reveal is at hand!

UPDATE: Just saw the group. Holy freaking sh!t man! Those are awesome! You and your modesty Brian. Tsk,tsk,tsk. I bow before your customising greatness. I'll give you my address and you can send them my way. ;)

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The anticipation is overwhelming. Finally Lobsterman's big reveal is at hand!

UPDATE: Just saw the group. Holy freaking sh!t man! Those are awesome! You and your modesty Brian. Tsk,tsk,tsk. I bow before your customising greatness. I'll give you my address and you can send them my way. ;)

yes indeed, Mr. Modest ... aka ModestMan! able to create great customs, and blow up our brains when revealed, after a six month fermentation process!

and Mini_Myte, the only problem with that, is I think they already are on the way to Pennsylvania...:tongue:

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UPDATE: Just saw the group. Holy freaking sh!t man! Those are awesome! You and your modesty Brian. Tsk,tsk,tsk. I bow before your customising greatness. I'll give you my address and you can send them my way. ;)

Is there a link somewhere? I'm missing it.

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UPDATE: Just saw the group. Holy freaking sh!t man! Those are awesome! You and your modesty Brian. Tsk,tsk,tsk. I bow before your customising greatness. I'll give you my address and you can send them my way. ;)

Is there a link somewhere? I'm missing it.

From CustomCon Day 2.

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Damn, those are fine! I would buy that set in an instant. Crystal guy and blue flying guy are my favorites.

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Damn, those are fine! I would buy that set in an instant. Crystal guy and blue flying guy are my favorites.

Martinex and Starhawk. :biggrin:

Those are... just wonderful. :wub: Can we get a closeup shot of Starhawk in flight?

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Damn, those are fine! I would buy that set in an instant. Crystal guy and blue flying guy are my favorites.

Martinex and Starhawk. :biggrin:

Those are... just wonderful. :wub: Can we get a closeup shot of Starhawk in flight?

@hellpop: Didn't you hear? Marvel officially changed Starhawk's name to "Blue Flying Guy" and Martinex to "Crystal Guy". Something about a long forgotten copyright infringement. ;)

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These are awesome!!! I would LOVE to see a making-of on these!

What brand of paint did you use? Citadel?

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These are all beautiful customs, but MartInex is definitly my favorite.

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Thanks everyone for the compliments. Here are a few closeups from different perspectives:

Group2.jpg

Group3.jpg

Group4.jpg

Group5.jpg

Group7.jpg

As for the questions:

• monkeycrumb– the paints are Vallejo Acrylics Game Color. They have a great range of preexisting colors, and they mix and thin for airbrushing very well.

• Tenime– very carefully. ;) They are in fact decals; i've tried a couple different kinds of sticker paper, and, while they are indisputably easier to work with, I just can't fall in love with the color reproduction on them. I like seeing a solid "spot color" rather than a 4cp build. So, I do it the old-fashioned way: paint mixing and lots of masking. Yondu, for instance, had three separate paint masks, then a clear decal overlay with the black details. The exception is when I need a light detail on a dark base, like the highlights on Major Victory. In that case, I print the darker color as a 4cp build on clear decal film, trying to use as solid a color as possible. The whole process is a total PIA, but I'm kind of crazy about details. :lol:

One more little thing: a teaser for what's coming up next Custom Con... <_<

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These are incredible! Amazing paint jobs and very nice details. Very impressiv! I still like Yondu best, but after taking the time to have a closer look all of them amaze me. Honestly, great job!!!

And for the teaser. Are you nuts?

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HOLY SNAPPING ARMPITS!!!!

Lobby. . . :jawdrop:

Dude - i don't even know who most of those are, but i would buy every single one!

Absolutely amazing work. MOC is right, these are curse worthy. I'm not even able to pick a favourite. A+++++

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