NORM'S CUSTOMS: Grifter, Iron Fist, Cyclops p140

Looking for custom figures? Wanna display and get feedback on your finished custom toys? You found the right place. So show off your sculpts, models, customs, and other goods.
User avatar
Calbretto
Have extra testicles, will travel
Contact:
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Location: Toronto
Posts: 9485
Joined: Wed Nov 15, 2006 4:42 am

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: AMAZING SPIDER-HANDS p139

Tue May 13, 2014 9:07 pm

Nice work. The hands look great.
User avatar
actionfiguresrule
Fwoosh!!!!!!!!
Contact:
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Location: the toy warehouse
Posts: 1410
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2004 10:26 pm

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: AMAZING SPIDER-HANDS p139

Wed May 14, 2014 1:28 am

NORM, you crazy genius - so simple yet so beautiful. love those spidey hands, and yes, we do want these "wall-crawling" hands as standard swap-outs.

hmmm...might have to sculpt a pair and see if Black_Arachnis and/or Corey over at castingcave wanna sell these... :twisted:

AFR
AFR Studio
User avatar
Left Field
Veteran Slugger
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Location: Sorry if the Beer Cheese Dip has a bit of a "Wang" to it.
Posts: 6997
Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:28 pm

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: BARON ZEMO modification

Thu May 15, 2014 2:16 am

NORM wrote:WASP
Image
Finally got an extra Spider Girl - was going to emulate this, paint looks super smooth - Citadel?
User avatar
Grundy
CROM!
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Location: NOT the Grundy from Toy Soup
Posts: 880
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:07 am

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: AMAZING SPIDER-HANDS p139

Thu May 15, 2014 4:25 am

It always fascinates me when someone makes the smallest of tweaks on stuff that I never find anything wrong with, and just brings it to a whole new level of greatness.

It really takes good eye for detail in order to see those things. Other aspects of toy customizing (painting, sculpting, kit-bashing, etc) can be learned through time, but stuff like the hand tweak you just did would only be thought of by people with a good sense of both functional and aesthetic design.

The execution may not be that hard, but the whole idea in why and how it was approached is genius!

Great job sir!
NORM
My Thread USED to be Bigger Than Yours
Contact:
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Location: Garden State
Posts: 38782
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2003 6:25 pm

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: AMAZING SPIDER-HANDS p139

Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:09 pm

Thanks Grundy!

And Left Field, I use Testors Model Masters acrylic paint.

Here's another relatively simple custom that was way more obvious than I realized:

BLACK CAT modern
Image

I just used Spider-Girl's calves/feet and forearms, and Hope's hands painted black, though Mystique is the paint-free option. SG's forearms are a little short, but the Hope hand mold puts the hinge further into the wrist, so it evens out in length. SG's calves and feet are the same length as Felicia's from the lower knee hinge to the heel.

Image
Image

Then I sliced pieces of BC's fur trim from one of her boots and glued them on. This was a relatively easy modification that's been staring me in the face.

Also, just to throw it into my custom thread, my Thanos Imperative mod:

Medusa and Black Bolt fixes:
Image
On Medusa, I drilled out her head a bit deeper to sit on the neck ball lower and more securely. I also dremeled her feet down to eliminate the heels, but retain as natural a sculpt as possible. Sponge sanded then Acetone. Now she stands no problem, hair acting as a tripod.
Image
On Black Bolt, I sliced the wings off and repositioned them perpendicularly, so they'd tuck behind his back while his biceps still face forward. They're reglued to his triceps.
Image
User avatar
RPM716
Fwoosh!!!!!!!!
Contact:
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Location: New York City
Posts: 4316
Joined: Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:21 am

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: Modern BLACK CAT and more p139

Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:51 am

Awesome work! Give yourself some more credit, Black Cat doesn't seem to easy! Wish we got that instead of the bizarre classic-ish Felicia.
User avatar
TheManInTheAntHill
Fwoosh!!!!!!!!
Contact:
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Posts: 3786
Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:27 am

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: BARON ZEMO modification

Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:57 pm

Left Field wrote:
NORM wrote:WASP
Image
Finally got an extra Spider Girl - was going to emulate this, paint looks super smooth - Citadel?
Love this.The perfect fusion of parts for a modern Wasp. Hasbro, take notes.
User avatar
lesternessman
Fwoosh!!!!!!!!
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Location: HotLanTA
Posts: 2119
Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:26 am

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: Modern BLACK CAT and more p139

Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:49 pm

Great stuff, Norm! Black Cat turned out perfect, spliced nicely blended into the sculpt. Medusa looks much better, like that you stuck with her unique feet and BBs wing placement looks much improved over the production angle. Thumbs up!
User avatar
BDCdiesel
Dremel Samurai
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 1458
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:03 pm

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: Modern BLACK CAT and more p139

Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:23 pm

Awesome mods Norm! Especially on Black Cat. I can't believe you were able to get Medusa's feet like that, good show.
User avatar
Joey Jellico
Avengers Assemble
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Posts: 482
Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:23 am

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: Modern BLACK CAT and more p139

Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:53 pm

I'm buying a SG just to try that myself. U just made hasbro a sell Norm.
NORM
My Thread USED to be Bigger Than Yours
Contact:
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Location: Garden State
Posts: 38782
Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2003 6:25 pm

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: Modern BLACK CAT and more p139

Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:34 am

IMMORTAL IRON FIST v4
Image

Upcycled from v3, Quicksilver body with head, sash, forearms and lower legs from the new Iron Fist.
User avatar
BDCdiesel
Dremel Samurai
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 1458
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:03 pm

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: Green IRON FIST, Modern BLACK CAT and mo

Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:51 am

Cool cool, Norm. I always enjoy your updates, few and far between as they are. Still lovin your Wasp, Medusa, Black Cat sweetness.
User avatar
chris350
Fwoosh!!!!!!!!
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1865
Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:21 pm

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: Green IRON FIST, Modern BLACK CAT p139

Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:50 am

Iron Fist looks great (and so much better) in green, as do the last mods you posted. I wish Hasbro had stuck with the Spidergirl body for the official Wasp like you used, but oh well. Always great to see your work.
User avatar
Lestat
Wakanda or bust
Contact:
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Location: Yavin 4
Posts: 7166
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:11 am

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: Green IRON FIST, Modern BLACK CAT p139

Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:05 pm

Nice work on Iron Fist. Smart move using the green QS body to avoid rub. Are his hands still swappable?
User avatar
SpiderBat
Fwoosh!!!!!!!!
TheFwoosh.com rules: Yes
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1026
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2005 3:54 pm

Re: NORM'S CUSTOMS: Modern BLACK CAT and more p139

Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:53 pm

NORM wrote:IMMORTAL IRON FIST v4
Image

Upcycled from v3, Quicksilver body with head, sash, forearms and lower legs from the new Iron Fist.
Not to hijack your Iron Fist thread which is bad ass but how did you get that belt on the Cap right behind him?

Return to “Custom Galleries”