Nappa DBZ final WIPs 10/06/14 Pg 36
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Nappa DBZ final WIPs 10/06/14 Pg 36

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[list=][/list]Just trying out photobucket to see if I get it right and thought I might as well wack a group shot of my thundercats to date, two more to go!!!







Posted by Darththomas
on Tuesday, October 20, 2009
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Darththomas -
Monday, October 6, 2014
On you're own head be it Auto good luck!

Here's the final few wips I took for Nappa, it's been pointed out that the "belt" I gave him should actually be a tail (Curse my lack of DBZ Knowledge) So I'm currently adding a sculpted tail instead of the belt I gave him.







Automatauntaun -
Monday, September 22, 2014
Well, I appreciate the warning.
But I want a zangeif?! Lol!
Darththomas -
Friday, September 19, 2014
To be honest, I'm not a DBZ fan, this one is getting made for a mate who's into it. I'd really advise against using Zangief, his joints are terrible to begin with but as soon as you start dismantling and sanding, they get even worse, most of the work has been strengthening those joints, I used a mixture of a metal rod, which I think came from the Hulk classics abom I used on whiplash. Screws to make some of the plugs stronger and some pegs from other figures, just gotta find ones that fit but yeah........ don't use Zangief!!
Automatauntaun -
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Ps, re watching DBz as I type, last of cell saga. And I am coming up with majin vageta and boo recipes ;]
Automatauntaun -
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Dude! Love this. Great choice for the base. I need a zan's for some work I want in the future.
Hey, what do you use for joint pegs? Metal rods? Where you get'em?
Darththomas -
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Sooooo, here's the most recent project I've been working on, he's Nappa from DBZ. Not usually my cup of tea but I was looking for a custom to make from the Zangief base and a friend suggested Nappa, he looked out of my comfort zone so of course I agreed.....

Start of the process, dismantled to start sanding and protecting the joints.


Joints all sanded down and a start on the head, the joints on the base figure took a whole buttload of re working, they were bad to begin with but sand some off and you're destined for floppy joint city, they were tightened up with a mix of superglue, figure packaging and plastic string.


First shot at the head, didn't look right



Resculpted head, did half at a time as I got sick of knocking sculpt I'd already done, thus having to redo said sculpt.


Here's where I'm at now, the primer revealed a lot more sanding needed doing. Actually my first time using primer, thought I'd give it a go and make my own mind up on the need for it. Never used it before but I've never had any of the so called problems that happen from not using primer, I usually just give the figure a good wash and a light sanding.
Darththomas -
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Cheers bud
Automatauntaun -
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Amaaazballs!
Darththomas -
Monday, July 21, 2014
Cheers bud, he was a pretty easy one, the paints were definitely the hardest part. I have a feeling I've missed some wips out but ho hum, here's the wips for Whiplash haha wips for whiplash............wips for whiplash!!!, I slay me

A shot of the rough test of parts for fit etc.


The sculpted parts of his head, done to make his head look a lil bigger.


Rough paint job shot


Here he is all finished up http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=63204
pock63 -
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wow, he's looking great! I'm loving the paint job!
Darththomas -
Thursday, July 17, 2014
OK I've totally neglected this thread for a while now, think I've missed 2 or 3 customs worth of WIPs but I guess I'll start again with my two most recent works, for now. Here's the WIP shots of Maxi - The Dandy of the South Seas. Here's the completed figure http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=62361

Filling in the peg holes and sculpting the pant cuffs




Heads and hands all sculpted up


Nearly finished


The dragon detail on his pants, this was fun to paint but hard to photograph, there's three shades of gold in there and two shades of silver.


I'll leave it at that for now, got to go cook tea but I'll be back with the WIPs for Whiplash soon.
Darththomas -
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Hahaha, cheers dude, yeah this thread has been going for a while now, I like to look through every now and then see how far I've come .

I recently sold those cats, plan to redo the whole set at some point using new techniques and materials I've learnt / acquired.
STCreator -
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Woah. I wasn't paying attention to your page numbers. lol My last comment is intended for your first page's images of Thundercats.
STCreator -
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Nice Thundercats figures!
Darththomas -
Thursday, March 20, 2014
I sculpted round the entire front of the morb but I just dremelled the groove down the back.
Mr-X -
Thursday, March 20, 2014
I think I'm going to just stick with the dfigure for the moment, but the little bear might come along once I finish

Did you end up sculpting around the entire Morb head or did you only do the bear details?
Darththomas -
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Glad to help dude, you making the little Bear guy from the show then? I'm not familiar with it but a quick google and he showed up . I tried a couple of other things before settling on the morb icluding a foam ball and the little thing they put in cars of beer to make the bubbles, glad I settled on this though.
Mr-X -
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Love the work! And you've given me inspiration and some know-how.

I've had a Bleach figure sitting around for a few months now without a head and you gave me a fantastic idea and the steps to do it-Kuma in a traditional kimono like look.

Not gonna lie, I'm super pumped to pull this one off-and now I know how to make the head look good! Thanks!
Darththomas -
Friday, March 14, 2014
OK bear with me (get it?...... Bear...... Bear ) I took tons of pics during the building of Kuma, all to keep the customer in the know and ensure he got exactly what he wanted, so without further ado, here's some wip shots for Kuma.

First throw together of all the parts. Didn't have the feet at this point and the arms needed more trimming.


First bit of sculpting laid on, the arms weren.t attached as the sculpt on the shoulder balls was drying.


The screws used to secure the face details. There's also two screws underneath his muzzle and his ears.


Size comparison and a bit more sculpting done, shooulder balls still drying so blu tack to hold the arms on and give an idea of length.


The foot assembly, made from 3 different figures.


A start on the Jinno head, twistie ties, drilled into the nostrils, had to sculpt in the gaps and it wasn't fun.


Progress on the head sculpt, I later decided the "helmet" was too far forward so trimmed it back.


The first paint job laid on, also revealed a little paint rub on the ab crunch. Later we agreed to go for a more detailed look on the paint.


It was also decided the bear head wasn't right. Moved the ears out, eyes down and completely resculpted the muzzle.


The re done bear head with a rough paint job.


Here's the completed custom http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=59295
Darththomas -
Friday, January 31, 2014
Here's a few Wips for my recent "Wexpool" as I'm calling him

The basic kitbash


A start on the sculpting


More sculpting including the forearms and head, also added leg holster and straps


Having a relax whilst his belt buckle dries and a last minute repair to the mask details.


Seeing how he fits in with other legends
supersizeme -
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The sculpt work on Buzz off's chest is simply magnificent!!! Really awesome job!!!! I am looking at your other Motu wip's and I really can't wait to see the finished product.
pock63 -
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
One of your best customs yet!!!
Darththomas -
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Cheers buddy, He's finished, really enjoyed making all the insect scales on him

http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=55355
pock63 -
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
This is looking fantastic!
AREZ -
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
W W!!!

Now this is the BUZZ OFF that I was waiting from MOTU Classics. This is another MASTERPIECE BRO and I can't wait to see more done!!!
Darththomas -
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Here's some shots of my most recent Buzz- Off showing the leg joint assembly and the sculpting I did to the torso, wing assembly, legs and arms etc.

The first shot I took way back during the planning stage


The leg joints




Torso and arms sculpting


A tad closer on the arm and torso


The wing assembly and back sculpt


The sculpting around the knee joints
HeartBreakKid -
Friday, November 1, 2013
There is a transofrmer by that name
Darththomas -
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Cheers Pock, me toom they're always my favourite to work on. So much detail just waiting to be exploited , wonder if they're up for changing his name? Good to see you around dude!!
Automatauntaun -
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
sweet assembly! I love the waspor? Waspinator? I always forget some of the MOTU names :/
pock63 -
Monday, October 28, 2013
Looking good! My favorites are the motu customs your working on awesomeness!
Darththomas -
Monday, October 28, 2013
Just thought I'd throw the graveyard together and get a quick snap to share. My current WIPS. There's actually a lot less here than I usually have on the go, quite pleased with the reduction.

Darththomas -
Friday, October 11, 2013
First off to check the original Wip shots for Jango they're way back on page 29. Here are the final shots I took of Jango after all the sculpting and all the sanding and all the sculpting and all the sanding, and all the scul ........ you get the idea









Really glad to get this guy finished up, check out the final product here if you fancy http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=54531 .
Darththomas -
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Cheers buddy, he does look pretty good with my collection, even if I do say so myself here's the finished custom

http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=53780
pock63 -
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
that solo is looking super cool!
Darththomas -
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A Couple O wips to show the sculpted parts on my M.A.S.K Han Solo, the chest and arms were reductive sculpted too





Dr.Zom -
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Awesome Stinger, DT! That's the version I remember most fondly--though it may also be the *only* one I remember!
Darththomas -
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Been some time since I finished this one, just not had the chance to upload my Wips but here they are, progress shots for The Icon Sting in his most iconic look, now if only he'd take off that damn suit and get back to being a bad 4ss









Here's the link to the finished custom in case you missed it
http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=52116
Darththomas -
Thursday, June 20, 2013
totally agreed, love the work and they will be great with the collection.

Cheers dudes, the Orkolytes got finished and submitted already http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=50009
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
totally agreed, love the work and they will be great with the collection.
RedRebelCustoms -
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Absolutely AMAZING stuff Darth! Those Orkolytes are going to be a fantastic addition to your MOTU collection!
Darththomas -
Friday, May 31, 2013
Cheers Yami, yeah the "Thwip" hand was a total pain to resculpt but worth it so he can hit those web slinging poses. However much of a pain that hand was though, this one was much more difficult to get it to look right












Finished custom http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=50243

Aaand just to finish up the updating, here's the only wip I took of the Orkolytes


Finished custom http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=50009
HeartBreakKid -
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Nice work re-sculpting the hands seemed like a total pain!
Darththomas -
Thursday, May 30, 2013
A quick update needed to this thread, it's been some time since I posted here. First up the completed Fury and Captain Britain http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=47992

Also thought I'd throw a few wips of my recent Scarlet Spider up whilst I've got a coulpe o spare minutes















Here's the finished project http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=49780
Darththomas -
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Cheers bud, there's still no rush my end, got to move house......... again ( second time in 9 months

Thanks to everyone else too, have some more Wips








RedRebelCustoms -
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Holy Geez, that looks AMAZING! As does mine! Can't wait. I put together a pressure pot. Ordering supplies thos week on hopes of getting Ludo Casted to make the sculpt stronger. As well as the 200x casts. Stinkor should at least be in the ship. Trying for Hordak and still working on the Marley figure.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Monday, March 18, 2013
man that is so perfect. you did an epic job and the reference pic is an exact match. so stellar.
Strangefate -
Monday, March 18, 2013
Great job on that one, matching the poses and going beyond what the regular articulations allow. Good job on the Fury, looks straight out of a bizarre 60s show.
Darththomas -
Monday, March 18, 2013
Cheers dudes, I have loads more wip shots to post for this guy, just not got the time to do said posting . In the meantime here's the finished project
http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=47992
sanmiguel -
Monday, March 18, 2013
fantastic wip....they look promising
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Friday, March 15, 2013
that is awesome work all around bud. you just keep amazing me with your epic skill. can't wait for more.
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