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#261 mini nugget

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:57 AM

i think the idea of wooden claws is good, suggesting maybe a sort of mark 1 version of the apparatus(could also refer to the bone claws some way)

bob, have you decided whether to do any other characters after this, maybe even teams like the x men or fantastic four?
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 03:15 AM

Seems like next up is some kind of a sleeper in this set:

Hawkeye

Fury remarks:
'Clint Barton was a gunslinger from Waverly, Iowa, wasting his life in a traveling circus. Being an orphan since the age of three, he has no memories of his parents, but nightmares seeing their murderers drinking his parents blood. You might see a connection here. You might think that's a little too obvious. For me, I see a man with a motive and that's something I can work with. I saw Clint once performing his skills during a stay in Five-Points, and was deeply impressed by his marksmanship. He uses the prototype technically enhanced gun built by Stark, which even increases his skills. Let me try to explain it this way: If I ever feel the need to let someone shoot an apple off of my head from a fair distance, he's the guy I'd choose and even allow him to step some dozen feet backwards.'

I was really surprised that Clint received that much love from you. In this sence he was kind of a sleeper, because he was the last minute character I included in the set. I was looking for some parts that had something steampunkesque and I found that one cliché item: the goggles. No goggles, no steampunk, or something like that. So I was thinking who might use them. Then I did browse through other stuff and found that gun and so the idea of some sharpshooter evolved. Ta-da, Hawkeye. I (re-)imagine him a lot as this young, ambitious, sometimes bigheaded guy who every ones in a while overestimates himself. As in his I-could-so-lead-the-Avengers-days. That does fit pretty much to what my stereotype of gunslingers is. His natural talent is enhanced by Stark products: spyglass-telescope-whatever-Stark-did-put-in-there goggles, the steampunk-tech gun and he's also wearing this 19th Century bulletproof vest thingy.

The recipe: Face and hair belong to Jack Bauer (btw. one of the best faces ever done!). From the same 24 set came the bag. His goggles are from GB Ray. The chest piece with the metal plate is repainted from BttF3 Set Marty, the gun is Doc Brown's from the same set, also repainted a little. The bronze thing he wears on his right arm - I have no idea what it does, but it looks cool - came with Nova. His skirt is from Bullseye Hawkeye and his pants and cowboy boots are from the Few Dollars More set. I guess that's it.


"Ah, that was the greatest shot I've ever seen. - The worst! I was aiming at the horse." (Hawkeye)

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:50 AM

I've been waiting for your Hawkeye write up. It doesn't disappoint. I don't know what it is about Hawkeye that makes him stand out, I would guess its the goggles and the use of the rifle instead of a bow and arrow but its my fave of the bunch.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 07:56 AM

As I already pointed out, I was a little surpised when you called him your favorite earlier on. It's cool and I'm really glad, but I just didn't expect it. Actually, I was thinking of giving him some kind of a steampunk version of his bow and arrow, but it didn't seemed to be very plausible. And I couldn't imagine a really good design. The biggest problem was, to give him something iconic, something that allows you to recognize him as Hawkeye. That was really tough since I didn't wanted to use masks and stuff like that. Then I gave him his 'skirt' and used his purple to repaint the shirt. That was a big step in the right direction, I think. smile.gif

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bob, have you decided whether to do any other characters after this, maybe even teams like the x men or fantastic four?

No, I haven't. I guess I'm through with them for now. I have plans for two new customs that have nothing to do with Marvel at all. After that, I have no idea. I guess I would come back to the Basterds as soon as I find some cool parts I could use for their look. Depending on those, I'd think about which charaters might be a cool thing to do.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 01:06 PM

I love the individual unveilings and write-ups on this series of yours. Hawkeye is as inspired (and as inspiring) as the others. It's definitely the goggles and the rifle that set this creation uniquely in the world you've created, but I love that he has maintained a definitive Hawkeye look. As always, great work.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 04:53 PM

I request more president vampire slayers,Andrew Johnson the vampire slayer,etc
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#267 Bob Harris

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:16 AM

Behold of breathless wonder, here is the mighty

Thor

Fury remarks:
'Jonte Eric Støresund is a tough guy, leaving Trondheim, Norway on the same route as Leif Ericson did some 800 years before, to start a new life in America. I first met him in New York one year before the John-Wilkes-Booth situation took place. He told me about vampires suddenly appearing in the area around Tromsø, up in the north of his homeland. That was three months after my own first contact in New Orleans, Louisiana. After Lincoln let me found the unit, Jonte Eric was the first person I tried to contact. Because of his Scandinavian heritage and his hydraulic hammer, a prototype constructed by Stark Enterprises to be used by railroad workers, we call him Thor. Mighty cliché, I know that.'

Thor was one of the first customs I finished when I came up with the steampunk idea and he is something like an hommage to Sillof's Thor, who really inspiered me to do this. Initially I gave him ultimate Thor's hammer but I thought it would be cooler to actually give him somtehing mechanical, something more steampunky, so he now has this hydraulic hammer. For his character, I wanted him to be a more "realistic" figure without all the mythology. So he's kind of Thor minus all the Asgard stuff. Unfortunatelly he's immobile thanks to the coat, but it does give him the iconic look he needs, though. That's also the reason why I only took one pic of him. He's unable to pose in a different way. I tried different faces, but beared Thor's face fits him best. So besides Tony Stark, he's the only character in my line I went with an original DST desgin.

The recipe: Thor's head and his belt are bearded Thor's. His hat belongs to Blackhawk. The coat is the Man in Black's repainted duster. The chest piece is a regular black one with the iconic disks painted on. The boots belong to Ultimate Thor and the hydraulic hammer is from 1st app. Iron Man.


"Don't get me wrong, it's not revenge I'm after. It's a reckonin', drittsekk!" (Thor)

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 03:49 AM

sadly i think thor is the least effective of the group, could be something to do with the hammer, i'm not sure, but still a good custom

i could be wrong but isnt cable the next and last basterd, look forward to seeing more about him
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:51 AM

You're right. With both remarks.

I was really glad when I found the right parts to do a Minimate version of Sillof's Thor to certain a extent. Then I started with my own ideas and I somehow changed my perspective. I didn't try to make a mate look like 'somthing else', but tried to make 'something else' look like a mate. Because of their restrictions as a minimate, some ideas work great, really great as mates. Some don't. That's what I learend here. But I think Thor does still look good enough to be included in this set, but he's my least favorite, too.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:08 PM

I think Thor's as great as the rest! Good design, good use of parts, even if that jacket is one of the most restrictive pieces ever. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the hammer, and that's true for its original use on Iron Man as well, I just think it's an ugly piece.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:08 PM

After a bit of thought maybe Steels Hammer from the DC line might be a little better it kinda has that steampunk look.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 11:10 AM

despite what i said i still think its a great custom, i just find the hammer distracting, i agree that steels hammer would be a much better choice
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#273 Bob Harris

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 06:24 AM

Here's the last of the Furious Basterds! Here's

Cable

Fury remarks:
'I don't know much about that lad born as Nathan Christopher Charles Summers, but I know enough to rely on him. He knows a lot about weapons and a lot of weapons is what he carries around. Besides guns and revolvers he got a left arm made out of unbreakable metal. I'm neither a physicist nor a doctor, but as far as I see it, that artificial arm is no armour, it's something like a prosthesis. Nobody knows how it works, but it does. Same for his glass eye, providing him enhanced eyesight. He says something about coming from the 20th century and some fellow called Nikola Tesla built those gadgets for him. But there is no such man known in the scientific community. I don't know what those 'visions' of him might be, but you can count on him when it comes to hunting vampires, so I don't ask questions which answers might scare the blazes out of people. And as long as nobody thinks of himself being some kind of a mythical God, I can live with that.'

Cable was fun to create! Initially I didn't planned to do a FB version of him, but after painting Iron Man, I really wanted to do another character using some wheatered metallic parts. After playing around with some pieces, I created his arm and I loved it. After that everythink was pretty easy. I wanted him to look a little like a Cowboy with a truckload of weapons and some badass equippment. That's it.

The recipe: I used a decal for his face, since I'm not the biggest fan of the Cable design we got. Most parts are from the $-trilogy box sets and I added Deadpools soulder-belt-thingy. His arm consits of an Endoskelleton hand, parts of Mark I movie Iron man and a shoulder-pad-thingy from Classic Iron Man. And a lot of weapons, including that gun from Terminator.


"Bloodsucker, if you're looking for trouble, I'll accommodate you." (Cable)

Edited by Bob Harris, 03 January 2011 - 07:43 AM.


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:15 AM

How have i missed this? These are awesome!
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No, he's right -- not making that one character doomed the line. Doomed, I tell you. The minute we left him out of Series 1 a raven flew through our window. And killed an intern.


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 09:11 AM

Now that the complete set has been shown, I was able to do this:

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Hope you don't mind Bob, I just couldn't resist biggrin.gif

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 09:22 AM

QUOTE (TM2 Dinobot @ Sep 3 2010, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How have i missed this? These are awesome!

I don't know, maybe something shiny caught your eye? Or a black cat somewhere? tongue.gif

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Hope you don't mind Bob, I just couldn't resist biggrin.gif

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I don't mind at all! Quite the contrary! Cool! Thanks BS. Glad you like them.

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 11:10 AM

i actually think looks wise cable is the most effective, even character wise he seems a better idea than i originally thought at custom con
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 11:20 AM

Just wanted to pipe up and voice my admiration for your Thor custom. I know you're not 100% happy with him, but I feel that Thor and Cable are the best customs out of your recent set. To me, they have the most successful redesigns, both getting a new Victorian-steampunk look, but you can still tell you they are. And I kinda like the extended hammer.

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#279 Bob Harris

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:44 AM

Thanks a lot!
Glad you like Cable, mini nugget!

And thanks for the Thor support, Boyd. He'll appreciate that. wink.gif

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:51 PM

Your work is just awesome, especially the Cable figure. I love the paintjob on the arm.

Edited by mwattsart, 23 September 2010 - 11:31 PM.





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