Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Holidays.

Well it's that time of year. We decorated the house yesterday so that meant it was time for my annual "nativity scene" if you will. Every year I set up some of my action figures in an x-mas scene. I try to include a lot of the new figures I've picked up throughout the year.

Make sure and click the picture to get a better look.

I like to think that if Jesus were real, he died for my right to buy toys well into my adult life.

So think of this as my X-mas card to you. A snapshot into the thrill of being a huge nerd.

On a custom note, I know it's been awhile, but I've got some good stuff coming. I've got a couple of presents for people that I think they're gonna dig. I'll keep you posted.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Metal, comics, and a fatguy...

What more could you want. Well I think I finally got my groove back. I've got three new figures to show you and hopefully I'll have a big Halloween reveal later this week. I'm going to try and make all my customs the rest of this month Halloween appropriate in some way or another and yes that means there will be some more blood and guts. Alright on to the figures.

First up is The Master of Puppets. Anyone who knows me knows I love Metallica and this is one of their best songs.

I completely sculpted the hood around the gas mask. I think I'm going to start incorporating more sculpt work into my customs.

Next we have Invincible. In case you can tell I'm a little gay for Robert Kirkman. He basically shits gold as far as I'm concerned.

Invincible 2

If you haven't read this comic I highly recommend it. I'm a little burnt out on straight up super hero comics, but not this one. It's fun, interesting, funny, and just a little overly violent.

Invincible 7

This guy ended up being a little tougher than I expected, but turned out well.


Last, but not least is this guy. I was bored and having trouble getting motivated so I threw this together.

Fat guy

I figure he's "that guy" you see at every comic book convention. He captures both the best and worst thing about conventions.

Well that's it for now, but stay tuned. Same bat time... Same bat channel...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I'm back...finally

Well I finally finished another figure. I know, it's been awhile. I was having trouble focusing on one project. I've got like 6 figures half finished sitting on my desk. Including a few that I've been promising people for awhile. I promise they are on close to being finished.

I've had some big stuff happening since my last post. I finally posted some figures on eBay. I figured I should try to fund this hobby of mine. I sold my Dutch and Michael Jackson customs and they did really well. Mostly Dutch, but I was happy with both. It also lead me to my first commission piece. I made a Soap McTavish head from Call of Duty for a customer and it went great. I'm going to put my new figure up on eBay, so here's hoping my luck holds out.

Well on to the figure. I made Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead is easily my favorite comic going right now and the new TV show is shaping up to bring it hard.


I went with his look from the beginning of the comic. I chose this look since I've seen a few custom of him from later in the story so I figured I'd go this route.


I gave him a bunch of accessories which is something I haven't done in the past. He comes with a pistol, a hatchet, a shotgun, and a backpack with bedroll made from an old t-shirt. The pistol fits in his holster and the shotgun slides into the backpack.


Well hope you guys liked him. Hopefully I'll have a lot of new stuff coming up soon.
Here's the link to the eBay auction wish me luck.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Dead Walk.

All right I'll get right to it. I've got two new zombies for my zombies through the ages line. First up is the 80's zombie. I really upped the gore on him. The 80's are my favorite era for zombie movies and the ridiculous gore is a big part of that. I dremeled out his stomach and sculpted some various guts and painted them up. I added a gloss clear coat to give them that fresh from the body sheen. I really like how this turned out.

Then I sculpted some skin pulled back on his head exposing the skull underneath. I'm not completely happy with how this turned out, but I still like it.

Now we go back to the 60s. I am really Happy with this one. The main thing I wanted to go for with this one was limited blood and black and white. I did my best to make him just look like a guy in bathrobe pretending to be a zombie.

I was really unsure of how the paint job was going to turn out, but I have to say I am more than happy with it. I had to do a lot of chopping and gluing to get the base figure together, but I think it was worth it and he actually came together really quickly. I finished him in one night which I believe is a first for me.

Here's some cool pictures I took that totally aren't just an excuse for me to play with my toys and set them up in little scenes. That would be childish.

I made the newspapers by finding some images and resizing them online. The back page actually has an article about Ted Bundy, not that you can really tell, but I thought I'd throw in in there.

Well that's all the flesh eating fun for today. Check back later as I'll have an update about an award that was passed on to me by my good buddy at http://gutsandgrogreviews.blogspot.com/. I'm still working out my responses so I'll hit you guys up later.

Biznitch you later skaters-

Sunday, July 18, 2010

When there's no more room left in hell...

70's zombie 1

I finally finished a new custom. I have been really unmotivated lately. All it took was a weekend of being broke and stuck in the house to get me off my ass and working on my customs.

My new figure is a 70's style zombie. I'm going to go through and make a zombie for every era of zombie movies. This one comes straight out of the 1970s. I tried to capture the style of the time.

70's zombie 11

I gave him a blueish gray skin tone and kept the blood a bright red with a high sheen. I also tried to keep the gore in line with the style of the time. Plus he has a mustache so you know he's from 70s.

70's zombie 5

I'm really happy with him. I can't believe it took me this long to make a zombie figure, but there will be more soon. I think I'm going to tackle the 80s next. I really want up the gore on that one.

70's zombie 6

Thanks for reading and hope ya dig it. I'll have a new post tomorrow with a couple of older customs that I finally took some better pictures of.

-Valhalla awaits

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Well I've been a little lazy lately, so I only have one new figure for you. To make up for it I'll throw up a couple of oldies, but goodies. The first one is in honor of Lost ending. Say what you will about the end(I was satisfied) of the show, it is a fantastic show and has been from the get go.

I started off with John Locke. He's been one of my favorites through the whole show. All in all I'm happy with him, but I'm not 100% on the head. It was the best bald head I could find and I tried to rework it a little. I'm going to keep mt eyes open for a better head and hopefully update him at some point.


I tried making a little display base for him. I used some sand and plastic plants. It turned out pretty decent, but I definitely learned a couple of things to avoid on the next one. I also gave him his metal case full of knives. I even made it so all of the knives are removeable.


Now I really want to make some more of the Losties.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Check it.

Hey everyone, just a quick update. If you head over to this site Guts and Grog Reviews you can read my top ten list of the best horror movie action figures. Guts and Grog is a great horror movie site with reviews and some great lists. So if you like horror movies or just want some offensive humor go take a look. Just remember to keep checking back they've got some great stuff coming up.


Check it.

Just a quick update. I did a list of the top ten horror movie action figures over at the great blog Guts and Grog. It's a great site for all things horror, so if you like horror movies or just want some offensive humor then go check it out here http://gutsandgrogreviews.blogspot.com/ and keep checking back they've got some good stuff coming.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

Headbanger face rip!

Ok so this isn't last week like I said, but I got caught up in a big project. I got to thinking "what are my customs lacking?". The answer, metal. My geekdom basically revolves around toys, heavy metal, and horror movies. I decided I should try and blend the three and this is what I came up with.

It's the Mech-cannibal and the wolves of Chernobyl. They're both based on songs off of the new Municipal Waste album, Massive Aggressive. If you haven't listened to them and you like good old fashioned thrash with a little hardcore thrown in you should check them out. Anyway, on to the customs.

The Mech-cannibal is part man part machine and hungry for human flesh. He savagely attacks his victims and devours their bodies. Whatever is left he throws into the vat of chemical waste strapped to his back to slowly digest them and fuel his murderous rampages.



I had a lot of fun working on this guy. I used a new painting technique called a wash. I've never been able to get it right in the past, but I really like how it creates a deeper shadow than just dry brushing. I gives him an almost moldy rotten feel.



The wolves of Chernobyl are beasts of the night created by radioactive waste from the Chernobyl disaster. They roam the country side looking for their next kill.


Well there you go, let me know what you think.

Metal up your ass.

Monday, May 31, 2010


Hey everyone,

I didn't have a post last week. I couldn't seem to finish a project. Not to worry I've got a couple new figures for this week.

The first one is Lord Krulos from Dino Riders. If you're unfamiliar with Dino Riders than you are missing out on one of the sweetest 80's cartoons ever. It's about a group of people, the Vallorians, from space that crash on prehistoric Earth. They are followed by the evil Rulons lead by Lord Krulos. They arm the dinosaurs with lasers and use them to fight their war. Let me sum that up, dudes from space fighting each other while riding on dinosaurs armed with lasers aka the best thing ever.

Hopefully I'll have some more Dino Riders figures soon. I've got some big plans.

Lord Krulos 1

I actually finished him awhile ago, but I entered him in a contest at procustomizers.com and I couldn't post him until the contest was done. The best part I got 3rd place in the contest. It's the first time I've placed in a contest. It felt pretty good. Procustomizers.com is a great site with some of the best guys in the customizing game. If you ever want to see some amazing work go check them out.

Lord Krulos 2

Well that's it for this post. Don't worry though I'll have another one coming in the next couple of days.

Valhalla awaits.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Last Laugh

Man, what a couple of weeks I've got going. Rocked some Ironman 2 (Sam Rockwell is the bee's knees), Going to the UFOfest in Oregon, and we've got the finale of Lost next week. The best thing is another finished custom(finally) The Joker.


He's the third in my line up of bat villains. Again I tried to go for a mix of the classic comic look and add in some realism and my own personal style.

He went from being what I thought was going to be pretty simple to being a huge pain in the ass. I repainted his head 3 or 4 different times until I was happy with him. I did learn one thing while making him though, I hate painting eyes.



I though I'd throw in a group shot of everyone so far.


Well that does it for this post. I have a few more things in the works so I should have some new posts soon. See you next week, same bat time, same bat channel.

-Live long and prosper (gotta get ready for the UFOfest)


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bat dance

I've got two new figures for you today and one that I did earlier, but haven't posted yet.

First up is Mr. Freeze. I finished him up a few months ago and posted him online, but I figured I'd throw him up on here as well. I wanted to give my own style to some of my favorite comic characters and figured I'd start with my favorite villains.


I wanted to give him a realistic style, but keep the feel of the comic.


Next up is Scarecrow. Same basic idea as Mr. Freeze, but I strayed a little further from the comic design with this one.





Last, but not least Michael Jackson zombie style from the Thriller video. I'm still on the fence as to whether I'm done with him or not. I had to sculpt the hair on this one and I may do some more work to the jacket.


Well that's it for this time. I'll have more soon.

-Valhalla awaits.

Monday, April 12, 2010


I'm going to start with my favorite customs that I've completed so far. I'll periodically add in some of my older work as well as updating with new figures.

These are the four horsemen of the apocalypse brought on by Hitlers studies in the occult and the scientific advancements of the German scientists. In this alternate history Hitler has become an even bigger threat with these four nigh unstoppable agents of war.

First up is my favorite of the bunch Death. In life he was a high ranking Nazi official. He was badly injured in a failed attempt on Hitler's life. Using a new found technology they rebuilt him. A mixture of science and arcane magic he became the template for the other horsemen. He wields his mechanical arms with deadly precision, able to morph their shape to suit his needs. Remorseless and deadly he leads the horsemen to battle.


Next is Pestilence. He was the lead scientist involved with the effort to rebuild Death. Ultimately jealous of the power given to Death by his hands he turned the technology on himself. Infusing his blood with the dark magic that powers Deaths mechanical arms. He became a walking plague, able to release a deadly cloud of radiation. This radiation causes a kind of sickness never before witnessed. It causes an instant crippling illness that does not end quickly. The mind is left alert as the body slowly and painfully dies.


Then we come to War. He was a decorated soldier and a willing volunteer in the Aryan super soldier program. Given a mechanical heart that pumps his body full of hormones, steroids, and the same mixture injected in Pestilence's blood stream. In life he lived for nothing more than to crush his enemies, see them driven before him, and to hear the lamentation of their women. Little changed after the procedure, except he now has the power to match his blood lust.


Finally we come to Famine. He was an unwilling volunteer tested on by the Nazis. He was imprisoned and isolated. The only food he was given was insects and small animals irradiated with the blood of Pestilence. Slowly his body began to whither away as he grew more and more insane. Now he is nothing more than an animal fueled by insanity and hunger. He feeds off of the life essence of any living creature he can get close to.


Well that does it for my first post. Hopefully the first of many.

-Valhalla awaits.