MrMonocle

Member since September 4, 2012
Last active on Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Customs: Alpha 5 by LuvNidleness -
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Looks great overall, but the lightning bolt is sloppy and a little rough. You might go back and hit it with some fine sandpaper to smooth it out and clean up the edges. If you clean the paint off of the yellow shoulder pegs it'll go a long way toward making the design tighter and neater.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Customs: Ms marvel by aldio_custom86 -
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Her head sits too high on her body, but the paint apps are well done. It looks like her star symbol could have benefited from some fine grid sandpaper to smooth it out. Overall a nice job though. I would recommend fixing the head placement before you ship the figure out though for that extra touch of quality control.
Customs: Ultimate Venom by Mugg Men -
Saturday, March 16, 2019
If I'm being honest, his body proportions are way off. He looks more comical than threatening. The paintwork looks good, and you did a great job modifying the pegs.
Customs: Shao Kahn on Throne Mortal Kombat 11 by Bloodshadow Games -
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Do you want honest criticism? Blunt, straightforward criticism holding nothing back, along with suggestions on how to improve?
Thursday, March 14, 2019
I haven't been able to find anyone willing to go through with this project to completion, so I'm going to make a bunch for myself. Here are the dimensions of the plate if you want to make your own.

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•2mm thick sheet styrene also works, I'm just going to glue the pegs.
•Plastic rods are cheap from China, I ordered 3mm and 4mm sticks.
 I wouldn't mind trading with you for some.
Customs: Storm by D2 custom -
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Very wonderful work. She looks fantastically alluring and sensual. There is very little to critique here, you've done a excellent job with your paints and sculpt. The most I could critique is the paint apps along her waist could be a tiny bit cleaner, but its so minor as to not be a
real issue.

I wish you lived in the States. I've been looking for some custom work, but it always seems like the best Realmers live outside the US.

What head did you use for this?
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Topics: NECA ARTICULATION by MrMonocle -
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Mattel's WWE figures have the same problem, they tend to use stiff plastics for things like jackets and skirts which drop the articulation to zero. And they make them thick for some reason so they give off a playskool/homemade vibe. :/

The recent NXT series of figures (came out last month) have done a better job though. Thin flexible jackets that don't limit movement and are easier to remove and put on without a ton of stress on the joints.
 Those NXT figs sound pretty interesting, ill keep an eye on them. Thanks!
Customs: Ultimate Scarface Predator (Real Chainmail) by MrMonocle -
Sunday, March 10, 2019
This is off the chain. Very, very cool and great improvement ! 👏🏼
 I see what you did there . Thanks!
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Customs: Ultimate Scarface Predator (Real Chainmail) by MrMonocle -
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
That's 10 pounds of BAD ASS in a 5 pound bag !!!!!!! Love the chainmail !!!! Awesome work !!! Way cool pictures as well !!!!
 Why thank you Edgy, I'm glad you enjoy it! I agree, he looks 10X better now. On the one hand, I don't blame NECA for not including real mail, due to cost, but they could have done better sculpting.
Monday, March 4, 2019
Customs: Scarface Predator V2 by mr.fenrir -
Monday, March 4, 2019
Are the new dreads more flexible? I like the longer ones, but they're a bit stiff and hinder the head articulation.
Topics: The Truth. by MrMonocle -
Monday, March 4, 2019
You're all good brother. I know it doesn't matter, but after I saw his latest post, I looked back at previous submissions to find the harassment. I saw only two of his customs you commented on, and didn't see anything close to harassment. I even looked at some of your comments to others, and saw no other complaints.
I don't know if he saw it, but I tried explaining he mistook your comments as mean spirited when in fact in was only a personality conflict if anything. I know it doesn't mean anything, because I'm just a nobody, lol. But I think it was a misunderstanding if anything, but I don't think you did anything to purposely attack him.
Best of luck my friend!
 Hey man, I understand, it's been getting crazy for along time now. Sorry for taking so long to reply this time, life gets away from me sometimes. I'm glad I could brighten your day, and I hope to hear from you in the future.

Do you have any plans to make some figures to put on the site?
If you're looking for movies to watch I can recommend Alita Battle Angel. It was pretty entertaining, with a good story and character.
Monday, February 4, 2019
Customs: Marvel Mania 2.0 by MrMonocle -
Monday, February 4, 2019
I keep revisiting this custom as I dig the hell outta this look! I may attempt something similar 1 day
 Go for it dude, make it even better!
Friday, February 1, 2019
Topics: The Truth. by MrMonocle -
Friday, February 1, 2019
(For anyone who doesn't know, I'm one of the few Regulators, which can deal with abuse reports. Yes, they're checked by real people, actions aren't automated.)

I saw one "abuse report" submitted for the original comment on the spiderman fig, and the report was clearly nonsense. Critique isn't abuse. I let the comment stay.

I don't know if other comments got deleted, you'll have to ask Captain Coder because I didn't see any reports after that. Sometimes I make decisions, like rejecting sub-par submissions to the Custom Showcase, and I'll see that a few days later the submission will be up anyway. I can't do anything about that.

[Opinion]
Tone isn't easily conveyed through text. Unfortunately, because it's the internet and people are conditioned to be hyper-sensitive about everything nowadays, if you aren't straight-up sucking someone off for doing a good job they'll take any neutral comment, and even requested critiques, as a threat.
 Thank you Henchman, I appreciate thce time and effort you spent checking into the matter. It's disheartening to find out he tried to have my first comment deleted as well, I wasn't aware of that. No worries about the deleted comment, I know you can't be everywhere. You raise a good point about tone and the over-sensitivity mentality that seems to be prevalent these days. It tends to sweep away discussion and sharing of ideas in favor of "positive" feelings.
Topics: The Truth. by MrMonocle -
Friday, February 1, 2019
You're all good brother. I know it doesn't matter, but after I saw his latest post, I looked back at previous submissions to find the harassment. I saw only two of his customs you commented on, and didn't see anything close to harassment. I even looked at some of your comments to others, and saw no other complaints.
I don't know if he saw it, but I tried explaining he mistook your comments as mean spirited when in fact in was only a personality conflict if anything. I know it doesn't mean anything, because I'm just a nobody, lol. But I think it was a misunderstanding if anything, but I don't think you did anything to purposely attack him.
Best of luck my friend!
 On the contrary my friend, you went above and beyond to check into the truth behind the situation. There are many people who would not do that, and would simply believe the accuser. You showed a character and personal integrity that is both admirable and much needed these days. I appreciate your efforts to communicate with ACCF, it means a lot to me. I agree that there may have been a conflict, given the fickle nature of text communication. I wish we could have discussed the matter rather than what happened here. You are far from a nobody, you are a fellow Realmer, one I would be glad to call friend.
Customs: Wild Dog by ACCustomFigures -
Friday, February 1, 2019
For anyone interested in what really happened, I've uploaded a thorough breakdown of the incident under the Off Topic forum. Look for the article titled "The Truth".
Monday, January 28, 2019
Customs: Rescue (Pepper Potts) by Tomcat1012 -
Monday, January 28, 2019
She's looking good. I'd recommend cleaning up the paint lines where the purple and silver meet. It looks like the silver on her left leg needs a touch up as well. Keep going!
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Customs: Miles Morales Spider-Man (Into The Spider-Verse) by ACCustomFigures -
Thursday, January 24, 2019
This is great work, and you almost nailed it, but he's not quite screen accurate. You didn't paint the silver web lines on his costume. Other than that, great job, be proud.
 There was nothing condescending about my comment. I congratulated you on your hard work, and encouraged pride in your talent. You are advertising your figure as screen accurate when that is demonstrably untrue. One of the marks of a professional is the ability to take constructive criticism, rather than offense at an imagined slight.
Monday, January 14, 2019
This is great work, and you almost nailed it, but he's not quite screen accurate. You didn't paint the silver web lines on his costume. Other than that, great job, be proud.
Customs: Zorro by Johnnythefox -
Monday, January 14, 2019
Interestingly, the original version of Zorro wore a full face mask as well, rather than the domino mask/bandana he is known for today. Nice work.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Customs: Custom War Blade by BoreDad Customs -
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Looks great! What paint did you use for the metal?
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Customs: Flipside by CRobTheCreator -
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Nice! Did you have to crack the torso?
Topics: Selling EVERYTHING by yellowmartian -
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Any chance you could type up a list so we'd have an idea of what to ask for?
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Customs: Magik - Darkchylde Demonic version by starwarsgeek -
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Nice work. I was going to ask how well she balance, then I saw the foot supports, lol.
Customs: Dick Grayson Batman (From Batman and Son) by hunterknightcustoms -
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Nice touch making him shorter than 6 in. It's more accurate to the comics, where Dick is noticeably shorter than Bruce.
Customs: Capcom Predator Hunter from Alien vs Predator game by OCP001 -
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Very Noice. I like NECA,but they get so lazy sometimes with their sculpts. I could even like the AVP figs with painted netting, you can see it in the arcade cutscenes, but they way they did it looks sloppy.
Customs: Acolyte Predator by ClanElderPredator -
Sunday, December 9, 2018
I like the concept, and it's clear you put work into this. That said, if he's from the far future, you could take his armor further, really make it look futuristic. Play around with the design, as it is, he's really just the Fugitive with a few extra accessories.

This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself, and if you take it further I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
 Okay, the retro suit makes more sense . Your original post said he was from the far future, which didn't jive with the modern day armor. Add that last bit of info, and there will be no confusion.
Is the custom battle damage on his mask?
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Customs: Acolyte Predator by ClanElderPredator -
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
I like the concept, and it's clear you put work into this. That said, if he's from the far future, you could take his armor further, really make it look futuristic. Play around with the design, as it is, he's really just the Fugitive with a few extra accessories.

This is a great opportunity to challenge yourself, and if you take it further I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
Customs: Ghost Rider, Alejandra Jones by YBulltois -
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Nice work. In the future you could try shrinking the heads with acetone to make them fit better.
Customs: Kyber Trooper (Star Wars Concept) by ACCustomFigures -
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
I know you said this is one of a kind, but if for some reason you ever revisit this, I would suggest one thing. Assuming that the pouches over his shoulder are for ammo or gear. It would make more sense to attach it upside down. If he was in a real firefight, the upside down configuration would allow for a quick release and grab. The way it is now, he would be fumbling to open and remove from the pouch, given how high it sits.
Great work overall though, the color scheme really pops and fits the concept. It would be interesting if this form of Trooper used Kyber crystals to power their blasters.
Customs: Batman v5 by newcollector -
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Pretty sweet! I've made a knightquest Batman from this as well. My only issue is the figure seems a little short. Not a big deal though.
 Thanks!
Friday, November 9, 2018
Customs: Radical by ninjinister -
Friday, November 9, 2018
Neat. Didn't she die rather unceremoniously as well?
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Customs: Binary (Carol Danvers) by TimsToyz -
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Wow. Wonderful effects and paint applications. She looks, well, sexy as hell! How do you do such clean paint apps with white? I've always found it difficult to maintain that shade without dirtying it up during the process.
Customs: Gamora by Face -
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Very, very nice! Excellent, smooth sculpt, and great paint apps, no mean feat when using white!
Customs: STORM (Wakanda) by TimsToyz -
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Honestly, this is a really, really nice figure. Great concept and use of parts. Great paint application, and done in a way that paint rub won't be a problem. If you ever remake her, you could use Lady Deadpool's hair for a even more dynamic look.
Customs: Q-Bee by mazingerzeta -
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
This is pretty nice, considering the base you used.

Critique: Your sculpting is a little rough, nothing some refinement and sanding wouldn't fix. I reccomend 220 extra fine grit sandpaper for shaping/removing bulk, then smoothing it out with 600 grid Ultra Fine waterproof sandpaper. The 600 grit gives the sculpt a very smooth surface, great for the aesthetics.
Watch the paint rub on the joints, I know if can be difficult from pieces I've done.
Also a note about the character: She looks like a human, but is mostly bee. See has a face, but actually sees out of the two large eyes on top of her head. That's why in game, she always has her head down, and often has a blank expression. Something to keep in mind for future poses.
Customs: Princess Leia by Keldor Krypton -
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Nice work. I just wish the Black series had given us a better sculpt for slave leia while they still could .
Customs: Black Canary by Mister Skeezler -
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
This is a fantastic piece friend. You gave a her a great expression, great look and appeal. I'm impressed you made her look so good even with the awful abdomen crunch this line of figures has. Great job!
How did you attach the fishnets to the top of her hips?
Customs: Fairchild (GEN 13 - Image Comics) by Keldor Krypton -
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Hey man, nothing wrong with being comic accurate . Very nicely done, quite appealing.
Customs: Lisa Weird Science Kelly Lebrock by Keldor Krypton -
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Very, very nice! I'm surprised this hasn't happened in the comics, to be honest.
Customs: Batman v5 by newcollector -
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Pretty sweet! I've made a knightquest Batman from this as well. My only issue is the figure seems a little short. Not a big deal though.
Customs: Jean Grey ( movie concept 2.0) by Rogue92 -
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Looks neat! How are you keeping the edge of the material from fraying?
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Customs: Jodo Kast ( Twin Engines of Destruction ) by Edgy 3 -
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
This story was one of the few where I saw Fett become truly and and shout in rage. It made quite an impression on me.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Customs: Jungle Hunter Predator - effect part by MetalScraps -
Monday, September 24, 2018
Nice repair, and good progress on the plasma bolt. They don't look movie accurate, but the repulsor blasts from an iron man figure can be fit into the barrel, and actually looks pretty cool.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Topics: Hunter Prince by Simon Williams -
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Riiggght. I recommend using a toothpick sanded down to a fine point for the pupil and eyeshine. Do some practice runs on a piece of paper until you're confident.

Isn't Hunter a little shorter than the adults?
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Topics: Hunter Prince by Simon Williams -
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
A Marvel Legends Wonder Man would make a great base. It has a similar build, flesh toned arms/shoulders, and the head looks similar, though you could easily mod it.
You can buy it on Walmart.com for about $12 plus shipping.
Customs: Carnage by Nuffsaid -
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Excellent work! The only minor nitpick I have is you didn't paint the half carnage head's eyebrow orange to match the unmasked head.
Where do you buy the 3D Paint?
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Customs: 3.75" Female Mandalorian Warrior Commando by 1kobocop -
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Nice attention to detail. Glad you avoided adding boob plating to the armor, it makes it more realistic.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Customs: Mutant Ninja Turtles Raphael by MrMonocle -
Thursday, August 30, 2018
This is amazing!
 Why thank you Dante! I took a look at your gallery, and I must say, you have some promising stuff!
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Customs: TMNT Raphael by wrecklesscustomz -
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Nice work wreckless, I think the only thing off is the head. Proportionally speaking, it's just a little to small in comparison to the rest of the body.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Customs: Captain America Head (Infinity War) by ringomendoza -
Sunday, August 26, 2018
The paint apps on the face really pop, so much so that the hair paint seems flat and dull by comparison. The texture on the beard is well done, but it contrasts with the almost noodle-like hair. Aside from that, from looking at reference pics, his front comb over looks like it sits a little too high on his head. Try working a more realistic texture to his hair, like you did with the beard.

Overall though, this is a good first pass, your face paints apps are where this pieces shines brightest.
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