Lobsterman

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@Punisher – I cut up the TRU Havok's blast effects into rings, then glued them together.

Just for fun, the modern Starjammers: :)

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*SQUEE*

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Your Drumm brothers are superb!!

I really like how Daniel turned out....very spectral like!

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...and here are the classic Starjammers (my CC33 entry)!

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:jawdrop: Wow those are stunning.

...and here are the classic Starjammers (my CC33 entry)!

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:jawdrop: Wow those are stunning.

...and here are the classic Starjammers (my CC33 entry)!

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Those are my most wanted box set for Diamond to make as a 4-pack, I love me some classic Starjammers.

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those are AWESOME!

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Beautiful work on those Starjammers Brian. Can we see some different angled shots of each custom?

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Cho'd is amazing. All sculpted I take it?

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Secret Santa gift for Kostisfire: Kratos.

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I liked how this guy turned out so well, I might have to make another for myself. :whistling:

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God, you're like the Midas of miniature plastic-- everything you touch is GOLD!

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That Kratos - although I'm pretty unfamiliar with the character - llokks stunning! Fatastic work! Where did you get those chains from? They are the perfect size for Minimates.

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Did you use decals to make him? Because if so I might turn to them for the details that are hard to get with painting. Also,did you use spray paint for his body? I wanted to use one for my secret Santa customs but my nearby hobby store had run out of them.

Again,thanks for this awesome custom!

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@Kostisfire- the art on the body is indeed decals. They're really good for fine lines and details. And the body has a base coat of color applied with an airbrush. I do most of my solid areas with an airbrush to avoid seeing brushstrokes.

@Bob- the chains are from the Black Slime Monster from the Ghostbusters video game four pack. He came with a little hook and chain. I believe Lobo had the same piece. Also, Panthro has a similar sized chain on his nunchucks.

Thanks for the compliments, guys!

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That Kratos is awesome! Dead on with the facial expression. Top notch sculpting too. I always wished we got this from the Sony license.

Are you planning to make others from the series?

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The Starjammers... oh my goodness, I don't know how DST could possibly make them any better. Not that they shouldn't try, mind you... but oh man. So great.

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I'm just seeing your Starjammers for the first time, well done Lobsterman! Looking back through your thread, I am amazed at how each and every custom you make looks like it could be an official release. Your paintwork, sculpting, and decal design and just amazing.

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So, I've had this project in the back of my head for a while: Watchmen is one of my all-time favorite comics, and I've always wanted to do Minimates. I've had a few started for years, but they've languished on my workbench as more "timely" impulses for characters overtake me. When Mattel announced their 6" Watchmen series, it was just the motivation I needed to get in gear and finish these guys. And with their release schedule of one every two months, it's a nice timeline where I can work on one at a time in between other projects and not stress too much about jamming them out all at once.

Well, that's what I thought, but I'm ever the procrastinator. sweat.gif

Anyway, Rorschach was out in January, and I finished him up a couple weeks ago. I'm super close on Manhattan, and should be posting him shortly...

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Wow - he is spot on. Can't wait to see the rest.

That trench coat is just superb. It looks perfect. Where is it from?

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Looks like he sculpted the details on using a different coat as the base. Amazing work, Lobby. Which sculpting compound are you using?

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Yeah, it's got to be a sculpted coat-- it's even missing a button!

He looks really, really great. I can't wait to see your Nite-Owl; he was always my favorite. I've made a couple Watchmen customs myself, but he's always eluded me, because I've never been able to figure out how to do his mask and cape.

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Yep, the coat is sculpted. Way back when I originally started him, I figured I'd just repaint the coat from Pegasus Six from the BSG Razor army dump. After really looking at the source material, though, I found that coat was 1) not quite on model design-wise and 2) a women's coat that buttoned the opposite way. So, I sanded it down and sculpted the details. I actually started working on him before I got my Mattel figure. Working from the original source art, I made his coat and hat more brown/tan; IMO, the Mattel figure's color is too red.

YB - I use Kneadatite "green stuff" for my sculpting. When it's first mixed, it's very pliable and blends well to other base parts without leaving a seam. When it cures for 10 or 15 minutes, it gets rigid enough to work and still hold detail. Once it's fully cured, it's the most like plastic of any compound I've found; it's solid and not brittle, and slightly flexible, so it actually works well for capes and tunics.

Thanks for the compliments, guys!

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Wonderful looking Rorschach. That oversized Question hat works for him. I look forward to Dr. Manhattan and the first Minimate with frontal male nudity.

My old trick for sculpting the front of trenchcoats was to slice the front part off of the coat, then attach a very thin piece of plastic to the front. Then I'd sculpt the front of the coat with Magic Sculpt onto the plastic.

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