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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

CUSTOM SNIPER DEADSHOT TOY [MARVEL LEGENDS SCALE] BY DSNG!

Been posting a lot of old stuff lately. But this is something new... I built this sleek guy earlier this year [2017]. Deadshot is one of my fav DC Comics characters, and I like just between 5 to 7 of them, because I'm very picky ;)

And this Sniper Deadshot took a long time, per the details I added. The base figure was ML Captain America from the Civil War 3-pack. The modified head came from Disco Iron-Man [I think it's Mark 27] and the hands came from Marvel Legends Whirlwind. His body-armor was sculpted from putty, and his arm-cannons were sculpted as well, while I cut and used the interior tube of an empty ink pen to create the slim central gun-barrels of his arm-cannons. The extra gun cartridges on his thighs were sculpted and glued into place, and I did some sculpting for his shoulder-pads and boots as well.

Then I painted him Tamiya gloss red. And his entire body had a base coat of black. His red body was weathered with black shoe polish... yeah, that's right... that stuff is almost like solid paint, which can be cleaned off with a wet napkin, before it dries... I like it, but I just don't like using shoe-wax / shoe polish for adding tones to human muscles, like on the body of a He-man or Conan, because black is not good for that... technically, a shade of brown polish is more realistic and it looks better in that scenario ;)

    

   


   

    


Anyway, Deadshot's handguns and his right thigh's gun harness came from ML Deadpool, and I also bought some more handguns from Casting cave!! [Shout out to Corey!! Thanks man!!].
And Deadshot's customized sniper rifle came from a McFarlane Walking Dead toy [it was some chick, I can't remember her name]. But the strap of the chick's machine gun, and its grip, both had to be enlarged before I could use it. The AK47 weapon latched  on his back [attached via a magnet] came from ebay, some guy in China was selling them. And the cool katana blade came from China as well, per the Dr. Wu line of 3rd Party Transformers accessories.
At one point, I thought I'd make my version of the entire Suicide Squad, based loosely on the animated movie called "Assault on Arkham", which was released back in 2014, before the Will Smith and Margot Robbie Suicide Squad movie was released in 2016... But I dunno.... we'll see how things go. Just search for "DSNG Custom Killer Frost" and you'll see the first member of the squad that I created last year [She was posted HERE, in my DSNG blog]...

Saturday, September 23, 2017

CUSTOM MARVEL LEGENDS WARZONE CABLE TOY BY DSNG!

Almost everybody that gets into custom figures has probably done their version of this tough guy, so I decided to add mine to the mix...
Cable used to be one of my fav comic characters, back in the late-90s. And since he's a time-traveler, his comic books seem to come and go like the wind. The original toy base model is shown Here, so that you can compare it to what I did...
This Warzone Cable took a long time. I did him halfway and used him for my Domino and Deadpool custom pics over Here.
Anyway, I built this guy upon the original base and added his new armor pieces with putty, along with shoulder armor and shin-guards. His X-belt was sculpted and he was given lots of guns, along with a Gears of War Blaster that was adhered via a magnet to his back. All the silver parts were custom-made. And I added a "nano-engineered cloth" around his mouth, since it's a makeshift air-filter intended to counteract the smoke that he encounters in the futuristic wasteland.

     

    

I customized the barrel of the rocket launcher that's added to his back, via a drilled hole and a matching peg that the long weapon came with [I think the weapon came from my Deadpool fodder]. I also customized the handgun that the Cable toy came with, adding a Gundam-model barrel to its underside. Strapped around his chest is the belt of the BAF Juggernaut, and I added some bullet rounds and other straps to it.

  

After painting his guns silver with Tamiya paints, I added a gray-toned gun-metal wash to them, to make them look weathered. Then his entire body was weathered. And his silver armor pieces were weathered as well. You can observe the left-side and right-side comparison images above, to see what I did to one of his arms [per the added armband and the gauntlet]. He stands very well, and he has about 5 guns and 2 daggers. The holster on his left hip was fully sculpted and glued into position. Stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CUSTOM LADY ZORA TOY [MARVEL LEGENDS STYLE] BY DSNG!

I made this custom last year [2016]. I would do some work on her and then put her aside, since I was learning the customizing process back then, and my job takes up a lot of my time.

Lady Zora is an elite warrior maiden, an ancient Paragon being from the ebook tales of the DSNG Sci Fi Series. She is a powerful clan leader with a motherly heart, and she is known for her gentleness, which is in sharp contrast to her incredible brute strength.

I used the 6-inch Marvel Legends Captain Marvel [Carol Danvers] body as the base figure - that's pretty much my fav female base-build, although I use others like Lady Thor and Spider-woman. The two axes came from that same Captain Marvel's package, for the Odin BAF. Her large broad sword came from The Hound, a Game of Thrones toy. But I had to customize the grip and repaint the whole thing. 
 
    

     


   

Her light body-armor, her belt, her gauntlets and her shin-guards were all sculpted and painted lemon yellow, which resemble a bright gold; while the blades on both sides of the Axes were customized with putty and painted with the “old gold” shade from Tamiya paints. And her cape came from the ML Scarlet Witch toy. Plus I created a holster for her sword, via a folded piece of cardboard, which was colored and placed inside her cape and glued in place. And when she holds her broad sword, she can store one of her axes behind her, within the cape.

I used Tamiya paints for her whole body, and some slightly bendy procreate putty for her hair. The reddish gem placed in a gold setting upon her cape was sculpted and painted with a gloss-red shade. A cloth cape probably was not the right thing to use in this custom, because I needed the strong background of a solid cape for holstering her sword, since the sword was not held by any sheath that was magnetized to her back. Additionally, I took some pics of Zora without her plastic cape. Those pics look a bit plane, but she still has her sensual & strong vibe. 

Her voluptuous physique is based on my art style, just search for “DSNG art”, or just browse through this cool blog ;) Stay tuned for more.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

CUSTOM MARVEL LEGENDS DEATHSTROKE TOY BY DSNG!

This was another early custom that I did last year [2016], while transitioning from customizing Transformers to painting action figures [which requires more acute skills, in my opinion, per the smaller details].

Deathstroke is one of my fav DC Comics characters, since I only have about 5 - 7 characters in that short list of those that I Really like. His base was the Demolition Man / Scourge and his replaced left hand came from a WWE Basic Dolph Ziggler toy. I painted him with Blue Americana paints and Tamiya orange, and I also added brown Tamiya and some grays here and there. Even though I love creating customized body-armor with putty, Not too much sculpting was done on this one, but I did sand down his body before I started painting; so the "classic odd buttons" from the original Electro body-mold [which Scourge inherited per Marvel's laziness] were all removed from his lower torso, his chest and his thigh.

The gun holster and chest harness were all standard from Scourge, but the back of the toy needed a new sculpted holster for his large nightstick / hybrid-staff, which was custom-made from fodder and painted with gunmetal to make it stand out as metallic. And that holster / hole became a twin-functioning aperture, so that I could store a katana sword from Deadpool over there, whenever he was holding his nightstick. And if you study the back pics a little bit, you'll notice that I moved around his katana, since it can be stored in more than one place...

Plus I gave him the large laser blaster from from Marvel Legends Duke [the buff guy with the flag painted on his face].
His square-shaped belt buckle was sculpted and the dagger that hangs behind his body was moved over to his right thigh, and attached by a rubberband that was painted brown. Lastly, His shoulder-pads and the top-rims of his boots were sculpted with putty as well, along with the extra canisters that are strapped to his left bicep. One of the pics on the right shows a behind-the-scenes look at the light sculpting work that was done, before the painting stage began.

This custom toy turned out to be a fav of mine and a fun build, but I also built a second Deathstroke, which will be posted at a later time…

     

     

  
Hmm... You know what? That last pic is a duplicate, a double-shot that was posted on my new page at the Figure-Realm website. But you don't mind that issue, because you love this stuff, right? Of course you do, damn it! So stay tuned for more!! :)

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