Batgirl (White Knight)
“Batman: White Knight” is the best Bat book to be released in almost 20 years. Fight me! So of course I had to make customs from it. The story goes that DC was so enamored of Sean Gordon Murphy’s Batgirl design that they incorporated elements of it into the mainstream (read more...)
Big Barda (Bombshell)
When the Maven Collectibles “blank” figures were announced, I was fairly excited. They offered a 7″ and a 6″ option. I was all in! But when I received some, I was mildly disappointed to find that, yes, the figures really were 7″ and 6″ tall. Which means each lady would (read more...)
Black Phantom (Bombshell)
Diamond Select released a few characters from Westworld. I knew the “outlaw” Delores figure would be useful, I just wasn’t sure how yet. So I posed the question to the fans of Inanimate Objects: what could be made from Delores in a DC Bombshells style? The best answer I received (read more...)
Lois Lane (Bombshell)
If DC Collectibles had not cancelled the Bombshells line, I feel confident Lois would have been made, probably in wave 4. Ant Lucia’s reimagining of her as a newsie is a wonderful twist on the character. I could not avoid making her. The torso and legs started as Bombshells Mera. (read more...)
Gsptlsnz (Bombshell)
Gsptlsnz! For a character with only a few seconds of screen time (and only a smattering of comic appearances since then), I sure am fascinated with her! It’s probably because she’s a straight-up pin-up gal, and that’s right in my wheelhouse. The only real question is why did it take (read more...)
Mxyzptlk (Bombshell)
I finally make my first male Bombshell and it’s… Mxyzptlk?! Yeah, well, if I’m going to make Gspy, I have to make Mxy. It’s a law of nature. Mxy wasn’t too difficult. His body is Mattel’s Dr. Psycho. His face comes from an old “boss” action figure. (Think the office (read more...)
Phantom Lady (Bombshell)
Many years ago DC Direct produced an excellent Golden Age Phantom lady action figure (though the articulation was lousy, as was their style at the time). When I brought home my first set of Bombshell figures, one of the first things I did was dig out said figure. Alas, it (read more...)
Talia al Ghul (Bombshell)
Talia al Ghul may be the most difficult Bombshell custom I have attempted to date. The Middle Eastern design influences mean there are virtually no parts from other figures to steal from. I know, because I researched this one several times over several years, always hoping I overlooked something. But (read more...)
Valkyrie (Bombshell)
If you’re a comics enthusiast, you have probably seen the famous cover of Airboy by Dave Stevens that features Valkyrie. (Go ahead. Google it. I’ll wait.) During the Golden Age of comics, Valkyrie was to Airboy what Catwoman is to Batman. Valkyrie started out as a Nazi villain, but switched (read more...)
Harley Quinn (Dini Sketch) Colorized
What do you do when you find a DC Collectibles “Black and White” statue on Amazon for a ridiculously low clearance price? You buy it and paint it, of course! This one is based on Paul Dini’s infamous sketch of Harley as he wrote the character for the first time. (read more...)