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#361 Bob Harris

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 04:37 AM

After a rather long time-out here is another charatcer I wanted to customize for quite a while now:

Spawn

Actually, I'm not the biggest fan of the series. I started reading the comics as soon as they came out in Germany in the mid 1990s and I followed the stories about Al Simmons for about 60 issues. Then I stopped, because I felt the reason I liked to read this series somehow vanished. Still, I think the origin story is cool and Spawn looks badass! That cape and the chains? Hell yeah! I haven't read any issue since then but google showed me, that he still looks quite the same. Some minor changes, but nothing big. In my eyes.

I wanted to customize him as soon as the Mephisto cape came out, but it took some time until I really started to work on him. I finally bought a Mephisto 'mate last year and after that I was willing to customize him but finding chains in the right size gave me an headache, so I quit on him. For a while. In one of these asians shops we have here in Germany, these places where you can buy cheap costume jewelry noone would ever wear, I found a horrible necklace with fake plastic tribal art which I just had to buy, because for just 1 Euro I got ten minimate sized chains! What a deal! The rest was easy, although I'm not really satisfied with the sculpted skulls on his cape and crotch. They're too big and got not enough details, but I really wanted them to work with the chains and that was my best shot. What I really like is the way you can play with these chains: for those how don't know, those things have some kind of a life of their own. So Spawn's chains needed to be able to display in different ways. To do this, I used a very thin wire and pulled it through the chain links. Works great!

The recipe: For Spawn's body I used generic black parts and Black Panther's chest piece to have some details on it. Spawn's head is a decal while his chest logo is painted on. His cape is a Mephisto cape with additional sculting. His right arm's armor is based on a Nova arm thingy with heavy sculpting. His right arm's armor is a repainted rolled-up-sleeve part anda modified wave 5 Juggernaut's hand piece with extra sculpting. His right boot is completely sculpted. The spikes and armor on his left leg are based on a modified X-Force Wolvie boot piece. The skulls on the cape and his crotch are sculpted and the chains added somehow. By clicking on the images below you get to my flickr page where even more pictures are displayed.

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#362 MiniFiend UK

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 10:37 AM

Dude that is top class. I'm so jealous, I'd love Spawn minimates :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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#363 Shamrock

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:24 PM

Great work! I'm surprised we don't see more Spawn customs.

and the chains added somehow.

OH! So that's how you did it! :D

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:36 PM

Nice Spawn! He really does have such a great look for action figures.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:53 PM

Nice one, great job on spawn. I was waiting for that pack for the same exact reason, and not even close to being done, but maybe this will inspire me... of course i need ispiration for about seven other customs i have started, lol. spawn was the first or second custom mate i remember doing. it was him or angel, i forget.

anyway, enough about me, this is great, and i'd love to see the back of the cape too ! :thumbsup:

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#366 Bob Harris

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:20 AM

Thanks for all the Spawn love! :biggrin:
When I browsed through Spawn's main cast I, too, was surprised we haven't seen more customs. But there is this epic Reddemer custom by Fujis I always loved!

and the chains added somehow.

OH! So that's how you did it! :D

Yeah, I know. I just don't know how to say it. I just scuplted the skulls and put the chains inside. I don't even know how to explain it in German. :tongue:

Nice one, great job on spawn. I was waiting for that pack for the same exact reason, and not even close to being done, but maybe this will inspire me... of course i need ispiration for about seven other customs i have started, lol. spawn was the first or second custom mate i remember doing. it was him or angel, i forget.anyway, enough about me, this is great, and i'd love to see the back of the cape too ! :thumbsup:

I'm really looking forward to see your take on him. As for the pic of the back of the cape, here yor go.
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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:42 PM

That looks much better then any Spawn Minimate deserves to look. Good work!

BTW, did you know that there were Spawn Kubricks? I dunno how hard they are to find, and they are of course a little big, but they might have some usable parts. I believe my LCBS has Redeemer and Overtkill (stupidest name ever!) and I'd be happy to pick 'em up for you if you thought they'd be of any use.

EDIT: BTW, Bob, it's been almost two months without a BAMF! update! What's up with that? :confused:

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again: HELLPOP GETS IT.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:05 PM

Totally called it! :P

Anywho, fantastic looking Spawn custom my friend. Well worth the wait. Will you be posting him up on the BAMF blog?

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#369 Bob Harris

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:38 AM

That looks much better then any Spawn Minimate deserves to look. Good work!

BTW, did you know that there were Spawn Kubricks? I dunno how hard they are to find, and they are of course a little big, but they might have some usable parts. I believe my LCBS has Redeemer and Overtkill (stupidest name ever!) and I'd be happy to pick 'em up for you if you thought they'd be of any use.

EDIT: BTW, Bob, it's been almost two months without a BAMF! update! What's up with that? :confused:

Thanks for the offer regarding the Kubricks, but I'm not that much interested in them. I'm not planning to do any other Spawn characters (although I thought about Clown for a little while). It was just Spawn himself I wanted to do. But again, thanks for the offer.

And BAMF. Yeah, I know. I was pretty lazy. I wanted to take a break during the whole Tournament of Fighters thing and then just forgot about it. I'll be starting to bamf again VERY soon. :yes:

#370 Bob Harris

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 08:08 AM

I totally forgot about taking these, but I thought you might like it. The making of Spawn. :)
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:27 AM

Well done. I like the process pics.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:42 PM

Wow, that is an awesome custom there Bob. I'm just catching those Preacher-Mates, and they are also very excellent. :buttrock:

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:57 AM

Thanks a lot!

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:34 AM

This is a MASTERPIECE! the chains are bad ass
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Posted 09 August 2011 - 12:20 AM

Thanks man! I really like those chains, too! :tongue:

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 05:40 AM

After being snubbed by hellpop lately, I did browse through some DC comics at my LCS and came across the whole Batman Inc. story. So, here he is, the Batman of France:

Nightrunner

Having his first appearance earlier this year (DC Annual 12), Bilal Asselah is part of the Batman Incorporated as the French representative. I really like that he's a French-Algerian Muslim living and facing the social problems in his neighborhood, a poor commune east of Paris. He's a parkour athlete and met Batman - well, actually two Batmen - when he was doing Batman stuff in France. His costume is pretty simple, sort of a urban ninja style, but he has some cool details. When I realized he's more than a vanilla mate with a mask, I really wanted to do a custom of him and found all the parts I needed. In case you're not familiar with him, that's how he basicly looks.

Also kudos to my late 80s Streets-Of-Rage/Double-Dragon biker gang guys who show up whenever a hero needs his 15 minutes of fame in hand to hand combat. All in all great and reliable guys, who turn out to liking to hang out with Luke Cage.

The recipe: I used T800's chest and arms, because it comes with the grey tone I needed and Arnie's arms have this darker color I needed for Bilal. His Bat icon is a decal. I added recolored GB elbow pads and those arm rings that came with movie Whiplash. His belt comes from Ultimate Cap. His mask is a recolored Deathstroke mask. I didn't used decals for this, since I wanted to try out what Shamrock usually does and paint it by hand. I like it. His boots come from Jonathan Barnet and I did cut off the silver shin parts. His knee pads - I really, really like how they turned out! - are modified upper leg pads from the Law Enforcement mates, the straps cut off, and glued to the shins. Guess that's it.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 10:12 AM

don't know the character, but that there is a lovely looking minimate

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 07:45 PM

Really nice Nightrunner. Love that you were able to find another use for those Ghostbuster elbow pads.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:07 PM

Not familiar with the character, but that looks really slick, nice work!
This may sound weird but I REALLY like how the seam on the mask looks.

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Posted 14 August 2011 - 02:17 AM

Thanks!

Really nice Nightrunner. Love that you were able to find another use for those Ghostbuster elbow pads.

I always liked these parts, but never used them before. I have another idea to use them, but there are many other customs in the queue to come first.

Not familiar with the character, but that looks really slick, nice work!
This may sound weird but I REALLY like how the seam on the mask looks.

I like that detail, too. The Deathstroke mask has this seam and it looked strange, so I treied to work with it very offensivly and make it even more prominent by using paint on it. And it worked.

And regarding nobody knowing Nightrunner (yet):

You guys need to read some DC Comics, dammit!

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