Friday, March 16, 2018


Just wanted to post these additional images, for those that care about the process for my Shazam Custom Toy [6-inch scale, with a Marvel Legends base]. I used Green Stuff for his hair, which is slightly flexible putty. And I also had to use grains from black shoe-wax for his facial hairs / beard. And I used Tamiya acrylic black paint for his hair color. And later his face was painted and his eyeliner was added. But his eyeballs were left blank, since he has lightning powers...


The original blog article that shows the full gallery is over HERE

Monday, March 12, 2018


Something new: Shazam! aka the original Captain Marvel! Those who grew up in the 70s / 80s should remember the cartoon featuring this guy. I created an updated version of him, showing him as an adult superhero.

I started this custom over 1 month ago. Turned out that it was taking more time and effort than I expected, so he'sbeen sitting on the sidelines for a long time. Yet the final product looks majestic & cool, so I'm pleased. Plus the Shazam film starring Zachary Levi is slated to be released in 2019.

Truthfully this tough guy should be just as strong as Superman, if not stronger. Yet it is wise to note that the history of the Ownership Rights of this character have a long twisted story… Shazam [aka Billy Batson] was created back in 1940 and he was actually the property of Fawcett Comics, not National / DC Comics… you can do your research on that stuff via Wikepdia.

Hell, this is my blog, so I'll tell you some of the old story: The copyright infringement court case was sponsored by National Comics  [DC Comics] and it was tied to jealousy / greed, since Shazam was the #1 selling comic book in the 1940s, beating out  sales of Superman who was introduced in 1938. But the thing is, their origins and costumes were totally different. And Shazam could fly, while Superman could not. Take a look at the toy pics below and compare the two characters. One of them was even known for wearing goddamn red speedos on top of his blue tights back then, for cryin' out loud!! How the hell could they be full copies of one another??
- Sigh - American greed... DC Comics did win the lawsuit in an appeal, which forced Fawcett Comics to shut down. And they paid DC roughly $400,000 in damages for "copying Superman". But DC eventually bought the rights to Shazam back in the 70s, and they fully owned the Shazam / Captain Marvel character library in the 90s... But what they originally did to a smaller comic company, simply because they had the money, just wasn't right. Yet even big companies eventually reap what they've sown...

Anyway, you're alive and here so Smile!! And I still made this cool custom toy Damn It!!!!! :)
The base body was Marvel Legends Red Guardian. I sculpted his gauntlets and the lightning bolt on his chest, his belt, the sash, plus a back-plate [not seen because of the cape], and also his new hair style & stylish beard, while his basic face came from ML WonderMan. His fists came from Ironman, while his knee-pads were sculpted. His cape was customized from Lady Thor, while the short chain is from Thundra’s weapon. Tamiya acrylics were used, hand painted. Two early pre-paint samples are also shown below. Enjoy and Share!





The second article showing the head sculpt / hair sculpting details for my Shazam toy is over HERE!

Sunday, March 4, 2018


I don't usually post articles solely about WIPs, but I figured I'd make an exception today. Mya Funke is an Original Character from the DSNG Sci Fi Series. She is briefly presented in the ebook DSNG Book 19 [which will be released later this year].
Her full name is Mya Funke Inaki.  She hails from the mega state of Dalterland on Planet Avera, which is akin to a tropical continent; hence she has chocolate skin and her black hair is tied up in two afro puffs. And Mya is a tech whiz and a skilled acrobat, with limitless stamina. She also has another super ability per her family heritage, but I won't get into it right now. Her full name is actually of African origin. And the girly name "Funke" is actually Nigerian [pronounced in dual syllables as Foon-Kehh]... although here in the States we call it "Funk", which is fine.
Mya is one of the Mega-Wolves, a team of supervillains led by the rogue Alpha Senturi soldier named General Azaji. And the Mega-Wolves all hail from the Dalterland continent. And there are four city districts in Dalterland, namely Caldernia [the capital], Mahajah, Dalzeria and Tanzara.

The body mold used for this toy was three Marvel Legends toys: Captain Marvel Carol Danvers for the top, and The Enchantress for the central body, while her legs came from Mockingbird. Dem heels also came from The Enchantress... and dat ass, well I made that. Yes, my toys are thick... they're my customs, done in my art-style ;)
Plus her guns were heavily customized, and she may have a backpack in the future. I may have to give her an extra head... we'll see... It might be 3 weeks before I get her fully done, since she has to match the concept art, which was posted in Facebook HERE.
Anyway, stay tuned for more!



Monday, February 19, 2018


Today we're going to take a look at one of my fav customs so far. It's a remix, based on the Lady Thor that Marvel released last year 2017 [and a sample of that original toy is over HERE]. I decided to repaint her and upgrade her from head to toe, while utilizing fodder from my storage bin and also from the original toy.

So the base model was Marvel Legends Lady Thor, while the head remained the same, but the helmet's ears were ungraded with putty. Her right am received a new bracelet with studs, as well as an armband on her bicep [which was also added to the left arm]. Her left arm has a tied rope added to it, almost like a watch. Her removable cape was cut and customized; so it has  a connecting chain like Power Girl would have. And the "plug" in the back of her cape was removed. Her boots were upgraded with putty, while her chest, her butt and her thighs received upgrades as well. Her frontal loin cloth was also changed, while I added some "pocket-chain side-laces" and a new belt for her, with some yellow-painted painted gemstones. Her new metallic bra has upgraded silver swirls. Then I gave her a bigger hammer handle. Plus I added a holstered short sword to her right thigh, which she can grip in her right hand. Enjoy the custom gallery and don't forget to share this page!




You may need to click on the word link that says "Read More", located below on the right, to see the rest of the pics in this long article!




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