Monday, August 13, 2007

Something Different

Well, since my wife is watching the Hills, I have a bit of time to kill. I'm starting on a new custom project (still have others to finish too but that's for later) and I decided to chronic-what-cle it this time. What is the grand project? Nothing extreme, I'm just making a Sinestro Corps JLU Parallax figure from a Kyle Rayner JLU figure. Said base figure is below.

Now that I've presented the image and been buzzed by a mosquito that made the most terrifying ringing in my ear I will tell you what I have to do. I must go to bed, but first for the figure I will be creating a mask out of sculpey. Parallax uses Kyle's original mask, known affectionately as the "crab mask". It's basically a raised mask that has two levels. I created it but making the bottom half first and cutting out eyeholes and then putting the top half above it. I'll have a photo of that later on.

I've also gotten the other materials that I'll need together. I have a spare cape so I trimmed that and will have to paint it green. Then I have to make shoulder pads that will keep it on Kyle though I'll probably drill pin holes to mount it in a little more permanently since glue sucks. After that, I need to make gauntlets and knee armor, also from sculpey. I'll cure the mask first though and since handling a figure that's still malleable is a pain when you bump something and ruin a good while's worth of work.

I'll be updating with photos as I get them and I might even make a little podcast for ya'll to listen to about my endeavour. Just a photo one. I'd use video but you'll just be hearing hours of me swearing then. :)

I'm also creating the first Fearsome Force vehicle from old GI Joe ones. In this case I'm repainting the HAVOC. I'm doing the hovercraft first to see how the paint looks and in this case. I think it actually looks really good. It's a new type of metallic paint for me to use and it seems to go on well though. I might not do a full coat though since with the streaks it looks like red metal instead of painting plastic with metallic flakes, which is pretty darn cool. I'll post photos of that as well. I'm outtie.


The Fast Choker said...

Sounds pretty sweet. Way more ambitious than me :)

Also, ha-hah to all of you Fearsome Force guys that don't have super-speed and need a vehicle!

Anonymous said...

That's alright. We'll use you to power it. :)