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  • Harley Quinn (Liquid Factory)

    I don’t know much about this resin garage kit. I found it on eBay. The label says “Liquid Factory,” and it appears to have been made in the early 2000s. I made a few changes to the design. First, as big as her chest is now, it was bigger before (read on...)

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    Added on May 6, 2017

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    Harley Quinn (Liquid Factory) (May 6, 2017)
    Lady Talia (May 6, 2017)
    Harley Quinn (Gods and Monsters) (May 6, 2017)
    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)

  • Lady Talia

    So I had made Dark Claw and Sparrow. Now they needed a villain. Lady Talia was the first and best choice. She’s built from a DC Collectibles 6″ BTAS Talia figure. Originally, I had intended to sculpt the mechanical lines of her legs, but after a few tries the effect (read on...)

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    Added on May 6, 2017

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    Harley Quinn (Liquid Factory) (May 6, 2017)
    Lady Talia (May 6, 2017)
    Harley Quinn (Gods and Monsters) (May 6, 2017)
    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)

  • Harley Quinn (Gods and Monsters)

    Given the card-carrying Harley fan that I am, I seem to be required by law to craft as many Harleys as possible. Even the weird ones. And this is a weird one. I don’t know if Bruce Timm designed this version for “Gods and Monsters” as commentary on the status (read on...)

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    Added on May 6, 2017

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    Harley Quinn (Liquid Factory) (May 6, 2017)
    Lady Talia (May 6, 2017)
    Harley Quinn (Gods and Monsters) (May 6, 2017)
    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)

  • Woof

    Of all Joker’s Jokerz, Woof might be the most difficult to craft. Heck, I’d been sitting on a shortcut for years, and it still took me that long to muster the courage. Obviously, the biggest challenge is the head. And I had a great advantage in that the talented Glassman (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

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    Harley Quinn (Liquid Factory) (May 6, 2017)
    Lady Talia (May 6, 2017)
    Harley Quinn (Gods and Monsters) (May 6, 2017)
    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)

  • Joker (Future)

    I’d made a Future Joker years ago. For its time, it was fine. But it’s a decade-and-a-half later. Time to improve matters. I wanted this version to capture Future Joker’s thin, wiry frame. I used the torso and legs of Lex from the Doomsday animated line. Mattel’s Creeper arms were (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

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    Harley Quinn (Liquid Factory) (May 6, 2017)
    Lady Talia (May 6, 2017)
    Harley Quinn (Gods and Monsters) (May 6, 2017)
    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)

  • Highfather

    One day Stew emails me pictures of his Highfather kit. Before that moment, my feelings on owning a Highfather figure were along the lines of “meh, whatevs.” But then he showed me the photos and I didn’t know how I’d lived so long without one. Stew’s simple addition of a (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

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    Harley Quinn (Liquid Factory) (May 6, 2017)
    Lady Talia (May 6, 2017)
    Harley Quinn (Gods and Monsters) (May 6, 2017)
    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)

  • Ghoul

    Ghoul is another fine kit produced by GeekVarietyCustoms. Honestly I did very little to modify his original product. I sculpted the hat brim, giving it some character and dimension, and I sculpted the Jack-o-Lantern candy bucket, trying my best to keep it screen accurate. (The handle is a twist-tie.) The (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

    LATEST UPDATES

    Harley Quinn (Liquid Factory) (May 6, 2017)
    Lady Talia (May 6, 2017)
    Harley Quinn (Gods and Monsters) (May 6, 2017)
    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)

  • Dee Dee

    Oh, Dee Dee. How you have vexed me over the years! My original customs, while a valiant effort at the time, are pretty lousy by today’s standards. I’ve started her over again many times through the years, but I never seem to get very far. It’s that damned hair! It (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

    LATEST UPDATES

    Harley Quinn (Liquid Factory) (May 6, 2017)
    Lady Talia (May 6, 2017)
    Harley Quinn (Gods and Monsters) (May 6, 2017)
    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)

  • Chucko

    Some time ago I enlisted the aid of the mighty 37Customs to help me with my customs output. My time is at such a premium, I simply can’t address all the projects I want to. So 37Customs agreed to produce some sculpts for me, leaving the painting chores for myself. (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

    LATEST UPDATES

    Harley Quinn (Liquid Factory) (May 6, 2017)
    Lady Talia (May 6, 2017)
    Harley Quinn (Gods and Monsters) (May 6, 2017)
    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)

  • Bonk

    Bonk’s torso started as a Happy’s (always useful for those big blokes). The legs came from a Mattel TNBA Batman. Much Dremeling and many applications of Magic Sculpt blended the two. The black overall and the upper line of the red shirt were sculpted. Happy also donated his boots to (read on...)

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    Added on September 2, 2016

    LATEST UPDATES

    Harley Quinn (Liquid Factory) (May 6, 2017)
    Lady Talia (May 6, 2017)
    Harley Quinn (Gods and Monsters) (May 6, 2017)
    Woof (September 2, 2016)
    Joker (Future) (September 2, 2016)
    Highfather (September 2, 2016)
    Ghoul (September 2, 2016)
    Dee Dee (September 2, 2016)
    Chucko (September 2, 2016)
    Bonk (September 2, 2016)

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Q: What color did you use for (any random) custom?

A: I get this question a lot, and the truth is I rarely use a color straight from the bottle/tube. I try to as often as possible, as the color is easier to replicate later if I need to, but most times I have to mix colors. Unless it’s white, black, (read on...)

 

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Casimir interviewed by the Plano Insider

I was recently approached by the local newspaper the Plano Insider to be interviewed for the January 1, 2005 edition. Naturally, I was flattered and honored. Click here to see the article (read on...)

 

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Who is Casimir? Cason Pilliod’s background lies in theatrical and film design. He received his Bachelors in theatre design from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. While there, he interned on the set of “Sesame Street” in New York, where he constructed props for puppets, prepared puppets for the camera, and generally assisted the puppeteers. Further design work includes props and sets for Austin area children’s theatres (“Outlaw Puss in Cowboy Boots,” “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing”), as well as local film productions (“Home Fries”). Cason has also appeared in numerous films and commercials as a Swing dancer, and co-founded the (now defunct) Swing dance troupe Hop Up. Following a position at Microsoft in Dallas and a stint in real estate, Cason now works for a national publisher of educational media as a production artist.

What’s with all the toys? Casimir has been collecting and making toys since he was just knee-high. Even as an adult he still has his vintage Star Wars and Sesame Street collections. Being a creative individual, expanding and adding to the collections with his own works was never a difficulty. The customs on this site are the result of a love of the hobby and toys in general.

Where else can I see Casimir’s work? Over the years, Casimir’s customs have appeared in numerous print publications, including multiple issues of Lee’s Action Figure News and Tomart’s Action Figure Digest (winner 2005 Figure Design Contest). For those in the Dallas area, he can sometimes be found visiting Zeus Toys and Comics, where his custom toys have been known to go on display from time to time. To read interviews with Casimir, please see the Secrets Revealed page. He’s also a contributor to AFHub. And visit Inanimate Object’s sister site Animated DC Universe Comics. Finally, stop by the hallowed halls of Custom Justice for a chat occasionally.

Can I purchase or commission a custom? Casimir rarely accepts commissions, and usually only those of “real” people, such as as wedding cake toppers. You’re welcome to ask, but don’t be disappointed if the answer is “no.” (And here’s why.)

How do I contact Casimir? Your comments, questions and criticisms are always welcome. If you have a question about making customs, be sure to visit the Secrets Revealed section. Many questions about how to make your own figures are answered there. For all other inquiries, praise or criticism, please feel free to email at casimir@pilliod.net. And Inanimate Objects is now on Facebook!