Phantasm (Bombshell)
This custom started from a challenge to myself: What could I build (mostly) from leftover parts? The result is my take on a Bombshell Phantasm. The torso is Bombshell Batwoman. The arms are from a Marvel Legends White Rabbit. The legs are Bombshell Batgirl. I sculpted a few details with (read more...)
Superman (Bombshell)
This is another custom project where the whole thing depends on the base figure. I needed to find a male figure, 7″-scale, “heroic” without being bulky. That’s actually quite tough to find. And I was looking for quite some time. One day I’m in a Target, and I stumble across (read more...)
Vigilante (Bombshell)
Vigilante seemed like another one of those characters that would have been a perfect fit in the Bombshell universe, but was never used in the comic. I am here to correct that oversight. The base figure is Diamond Select’s Westworld Teddy Flood, a most versatile fodder figure. I removed the (read more...)
Bat Lash
Bartholomew “Bat” Aloysius Lash was a DC character that first appeared in 1968. (And for those of you too young to even have a clue who he is, no, he’s not even remotely related to Gotham or Batman.) Back then Western/cowboy comics were still a thing, and Bat Lash fit (read more...)
Joker (Smilin’ Jack)
Sometimes customs happen because I happen to have parts spread out on the workbench, focusing on solving an unrelated issue, when I see two parts that I simply must try to put together. In this case is was Mcfarlane’s White Knight “Jack” head on a Diamond Select Westworld Man in (read more...)
Ventriloquist (Western)
I always say you never know when or where an idea for a custom(s) will come from. In this case, it came from my good pal Pix, who found this Showdown Bandit figure on clearance. Mr. Bandit already had the facial scar. Pix suggested the figure would somehow work as (read more...)
Ideas for customs can appear at weird times and places. A few weeks back I was brushing my teeth, when my brain suddenly asked “Hey, has anybody every made an over-sized rubber duck?” What prompted that inquiry, I cannot say. Nonetheless, 5 seconds on Amazon answered that question with a (read more...)
Penguin (Batman Returns)
In its final days of their having the DC license, Mattel finally bestowed upon the fans a 6″(ish)-scale Penguin from “Batman Returns.” It was hardly perfect, but better than nothing. (They had previously released a 3.75″ version using a superior sculpt. Why not re-use those files?) The version Mattel released (read more...)
“Batman: The Adventures Continue” was announced with much fanfare. Suddenly, the previously solicited figures of characters that never appeared in the show made sense. Sadly, despite the impressive creative team, the comic book did not live up to expectations. I should probably stop talking about it now. When DC Direct (read more...)
Batman (Azrael)
It’s no secret I love Sean Gordon Murphy’s “Batman: White Knight” books. His introduction of Jean-Paul Valley is arguably better than the original. And of course I dig the costume designs. Thankfully, Todd McFarlane knocked those out of the park where the figures are concerned. I had seen some folks (read more...)