I've always wanted to do a custom of General Kota, but his hasbro figure usually goes for big bucks on ebay and I don't really think it's all that great anyway. So, if I'm gonna spend a ton on a Rahm Kota figure anyway, I might as well make him how I like him, right? Fashioned from GI Joe parts found in the old fodder bin, I purchased the Rahm Kota head cast from Sith Happens on ebay and got to work. I'm totally stoked on how he came out, especially his height. this figure is HUGE at over 4 inches, thanks to the Captain Britain lower legs and how high the head sits on the neck. He's a general, he should be tall! Feel free to ask questions and leave feedback. I love hearing from everyone!
This is my first Marvel custom, and boy I'm totally stoked on how he turned out! This version of wolverine was made from a stock "Superhero Showdown Wolverine" by toy biz. I couldn't pass this guy up, the facial expression and sculpt is just out of this world. Whaddya know, my first Marvel custom,and my first non-Hasbro custom all at once! No kit-bashing here, just a repaint and custom metal claws made from silver bobby pins ala Jin Saotome. I know the claws are a bit long in proportion to his arms, but I kinda like em that way. Gives him a more "comic-bookish" look (at least I think so).
Good Wife earned his call sign by cooking meals for the Mercenary Joe team during the holidays out in the field. The team never had a freeze dried turkey that turned out so tender as the one Good Wife whipped up for them his first year on the team! He still hates that name to this day.
Well here she is, all done and painted and weaponized! She was totally a lot of fun to make and the magnets connecting her torso turned out to be a boon when it comes to posing and gearing up. No more fighting the figure when it comes to putting a single weapon in two hands, like the rocket launcher here. Just pull her upper torso off, get the arms to hold the weapon and snap her back together. easy as pie! The only thing here that I'm not totally satisfied with is the photo. I'm no expert, so I couldn't get the lighting to pick up on the subtle shading details I was able to achieve, especially on the skin tone areas.
About My Custom Action Figure Blog
After being totally wowed by the plethora of Star Wars, GI Joe and Marvel Universe custom figures on the internet I got inspired to bust a couple out myself! The purpose of this blog is just to share my work, get feedback and make connections with other people who love custom action figures and creative expression as much as I do. I love comments, whether you love my stuff or downright hate it, so leave your opinions for me to see! I am always open to ideas and suggestions for new projects as well. Thanks for viewing, and may the Force be with you.