DC Frankenstein WIP - Need opinions
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DC Frankenstein WIP - Need opinions

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Got the stiches done - please see my post on the coat below...

Working on a DC Frankenstein fig and kind of stuck on how to best do stitches on his arms and forehead. I could probably get by with paint app but the rest of him is so detailed it seems a shame not to make them 3D. I'm happy with the progress so far and don't want to ruin him though. Any thoughts?


Posted by Hammer of the Gods
on Tuesday, July 12, 2011
User Comments
Helix326 -
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
How did you do the jacket?
Helix326 -
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Sweet sauce!
Automatauntaun -
Sunday, July 31, 2011
That sounds bad ass
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Thursday, July 28, 2011
now that sounds bad a$$, love to see it. keep up the great work.
Hammer of the Gods -
Thursday, July 28, 2011
After all the time I've put in on his steam gun and sword, I think they will be all the accessories he gets. if I ever did want to give him something to ride, it would probably be one of the flesh eating martian horses from the Grant Morrison run.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I could look to see if I have a vengence bike, but don't know if that would work and if I still have it, but if you are interested let me know.
RedRebelCustoms -
Monday, July 25, 2011
If that was Goro you did awesome job reworking it. I definately like it better than the one Lemondrop used when he did this recipe a few years back! Can't wait to see this finished with final paint apps. Will he have a motorcycle?
ShadowTracker -
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Great job mate, really cool blending in the colors. Looks like a vampirey frankensteiny to me but yet still pure awesomeness. The stitching could be done like thin fibers of threads? probably just attaching it by glue or marker it down.
pock63 -
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I liked the colored stitches allot before. I really liked how they popped out. But either way it will still look fabulous.
Hammer of the Gods -
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Still working on paint so some color could come back on the stitches. The head was really random. I had an old Mortal Kombat Goro figure who's head I stole, then heavily modified it.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Thursday, July 21, 2011
looks sweet, love everything you've done and can't wait to see the final product, a little mystery goes a long way. can't wait to see him done and your next products, loving your work.
RedRebelCustoms -
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Looks great although I also liked the contrast before a lil better. Is the head you used from the DC Direct Brightest Day Martian Manhunter?
Automatauntaun -
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I do think you should shade the stitches. Maybe not as bright as they were befor if you are bothered by them being
Busy? Mayb a light gray mixed with dark red? Or light gray mixed with green?
And I liked the blue vains.
Hammer of the Gods -
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Thanks for the opinions. I decided to go with the more form fitting/comic accurate shoulders. The end product is kind of a comfortable middle ground since the shoulders don't lay totaly flat. Also went with a more "dead" shade of green - kinda like a sickly mint color, dry brushed on the deeper green with black wash gave a very comic close skin tone. I like it so much I'm going to leave the stitches and veins this color too. With all the color on the figure it seemed a little busy before. Just got to do his sword and steam gun and I'll be done.

Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
you have done some fantastic work here and your color and stitching is epic, love it. As for the jacket I like both, maybe you could split the difference. I also have to say if #2 restricts movement go with #1, but both are great so you can't go wrong. can't wait to see more.
RedRebelCustoms -
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Too bad you didn't have 2 coats! Then you could switch as you see fit. The stitching looks amazing! This figure is awesome! Kinda reminds me of Madtinkerer's paint style.
The Real Question -
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Second one man it looks more natural
Finn Varra -
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I'd go with the second look. It looks like it fits his body better, and I'm a sucker for comic accuracy.
Ole Jade Jaw -
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Personally, I like the tighter fit. I see the other one and think the coat is a little big for him. The tighter one looks like it hangs off him more naturally. just sayin..
Automatauntaun -
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Thats hard...they both look good...I would say...what pok said. I stared at them for here minuets and then realized my
Snap decision was always the top. But they do both look good.
darklord1967 -
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Holy Smoke!! That is one IMPRESSIVE custom!! I think your solution for the stitches worked out beautifully!!

It just goes to show that sometimes, the ONLY solution for a particular detail is to take the time to do the labor intensive thing... especially at this scale!

Your solution makes ALL the difference on this custom figure. It's MILES beyond what it would have been if you had simply painted the stitches. Congratulations on an AWESOME job!
pock63 -
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I like the larger shoulder even though it is slightly less comic accurate. But either way this figure is amazing! The paint job is spectacular!!!
Hammer of the Gods -
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Got the stiches done. Ended up doing individual sclupted stitches and painting them - took forever!

I'm still monkeying with paint on the figure but trying to figure out if I should go with the shoulders on the coat as is (big shoulders) or do something more comic accurate like the second image (form fitting shoulders). Leaning towards the latter but wanted opinions.

pock63 -
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
That looks amazing so far! I love it!!!!
Automatauntaun -
Thursday, July 14, 2011
A : that's awesome!
B : the above is a good idea, another idea would be sculpt.
Or flower wire. It's found at craft stores, and is a thinner gauge then
Hanging wire some times.also it's wildly plyabul.
Ole Jade Jaw -
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I completely agree, but sometimes that kind of stuff comes across upon showcasing and adds a degree of realism not otherwise found. I'd probably give it a shot as I am better with that kind of stuff than intricate painting. have fun.
T
Hammer of the Gods -
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
That could work. Sounds similar to an idea I had of cutting and gluing each individual stitch. both would be really labor intensive. I'm hoping someone here has a quick fix If not I think the stitches will end up taking longer to do than the time already spent on the rest of the figure.
Ole Jade Jaw -
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Hey, Whats up? The most realistic thing I can think of: 30 guage wire (picture hanging wire.) heat up a needle, poke tiny holes and insert each end of wire in with a drop of glue. I find that as I am not a good artist, sometimes real life procedures look the most lifelike. I would make stitshes the way stitches are really made, just on a tiny scale. Hope it helps. T This looks really awesome by the way!
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