3bcustoms: W.I.P..pics "some old some new"
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3bcustoms: W.I.P..pics "some old some new"

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What's everyone, I was looking over all the other great W.I.P customs that are posted here and thought I should share some of mine.
This is Shot from Batman:Under the RedHood, the base figure was some movie concept IronMan figure and the rest was sculpted



This one is Metallo 3.75 inches,




Both figures are posted.

This is my current project, Red Lantern Bane







I started to add the new flesh tone




Posted by 3bcustoms
on Sunday, September 4, 2011
User Comments
Dr.Zom -
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Psyched that Shapp turned up your WIP thread or I might not have seen this, awesome metals!
shapp -
Friday, August 31, 2012
I agree with both count and cosmic, this TUT rocks dude.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
love the method totally spectacular and works to perfection.
Automatauntaun -
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Do this more! I love seeing other peoples process?!
3bcustoms -
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Thanks RED,

here is a basic breakdown on how I do the red paint for my Red Lantern Corps...these are the paints I use and the base figures





I mix a ratio of 60/40 mythril silver/choas black to get a darker metallic finish, this will be the base coat for the areas being painted red











the next step is to drybrush mythril silver over the darker metallic and that will give your detail and definition in the figures areas that will recieve the red, I do this because I find the darker metallic base coat gives a better finish with the silver giving it more of a shine plus detail instead of flat black, don't worry about going over the lines they get cleaned up after









once dry it will be time to clean up the lines with chaos black, for the gauntlets I painted them silver without any drybrushing and this will give a different look than the rest of the suit when painted with the clear red, this is also where I sculpt on the circle piece for his logo as well as start the first coat of red





In this pic the logo has been started and the second coat of red paint is on the mask...to see the finished figure please check out my work he is posted and I hope this helps

RedRebelCustoms -
Saturday, February 18, 2012
The Grundy is certainly work to be admired. You painting and sculpting skills are amazing.
3bcustoms -
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
It might have been the pics so I hope this helps
Automatauntaun -
Monday, February 13, 2012
Fancy stuff.
Darththomas -
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The red looks great and that skull poking out is super cool too. Dunno if it's jus the camera / pics but the yellow looks a little to solid and gold to me.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Friday, February 10, 2012
all the projects look amazing, love the staff and the constructs are gorgeous. keep up the phenomenal work.
3bcustoms -
Friday, February 10, 2012
I already posted the custom Aquaman, but here is a comparison shot of his staff with the original





these are some Lantern contstructs, 1 has already appeared with my Red Lantern Joker, the other 1 that is similar is for a Yellow Lantern I`m working on...they were made from the 4 inch movie Frost Giants Ice construct painted with clear red and yellow




This red construct will be for my next Red Lantern member, it was made from a MU Blast effect painted in clear red and I added a clear skull just to give it something a lttle extra also painted clear red



saber4734 -
Monday, January 23, 2012
I have managed to find the reply button to reply in your posts. But replying to your private message is proving a lot harder. lol
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Sunday, January 22, 2012
at least you got someone who cares, thats great. I can also feel you on your current project, I have one for a contest that is driving me crazy. may have to start over myself.
3bcustoms -
Sunday, January 22, 2012
sorry to hear that bud, I try to wear goggles, but forget myself. hope all turns out ok and quickly.

Thanks CFC, I hear ya! and the goggles were right beside me to.......that's what I get (Karma) there starting to feel better and my wife had to keep waking me up to make sure my eyes would still open
as for the custom I was working on..Karma struck twice cause his arm fell off this morning and I had to completly dismantle the fig and reconstruct his arm
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Sunday, January 22, 2012
sorry to hear that bud, I try to wear goggles, but forget myself. hope all turns out ok and quickly.
3bcustoms -
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Grundy should be posted later on today

was working on another custom last night and had an accident, the crazy glue bottle's tip kind of exploded (can't really explain cause I'm still not sure how) and the glue shot up into both my eyes hitting my eyeballs (literally)
I could actually feel the glue dry under my eyelids, my left eye had a small ball of glue and the right ended up with 2, the hospital said that they would eventually come out on there own.

always remember: SAFETY FIRST
3bcustoms -
Monday, January 16, 2012
Thanks guys, I just finished his shirt and boots now all I need to do is touch up his pants, add a little apoxie in two spots (hope for the best) and then he should be ready for posting
Dr.Zom -
Monday, January 16, 2012
Scary, just like he should be! That black base coat is going to give the other colors a really nice drybrush.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Monday, January 16, 2012
looking great, love the paint. it is totally fantastic, can't wait for more.
3bcustoms -
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Been working on repainting the DC Direct Justice Solomon Grundy figure that will have an added twist at the end,
I started off with a black base coat


next I started to add the new skin tone on the legs


after that I added his new teeth


and then the new skin tone to face/arms and hair
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Thursday, December 29, 2011
great workstation and the wips are fantastic. looking forward to them, loving your work.
3bcustoms -
Thursday, December 29, 2011
What's up guys, I just thought I would show everyone my workstation as well as a couple W.I.P figs.

This is where all the magic happens


These are some of the paints I use


Here is the progress of my DCU Mini Batman and Doomsday, Batman's lower arms will be a cut and paste job and Doomsday needed a complete overhaul of parts



This will be Mr.Freeze based off of his Arkham City look as well as Robin



Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Saturday, November 5, 2011
sounds awesome. I am more of a marvel guy, but love some dc characters and indy characters.
3bcustoms -
Saturday, November 5, 2011
At first I was going to have Superman/Batman as the only heroes in my set (which was going to be 18 figs in total) and the 16 were villains, but after seeing some of the heroes made by guys like Shawndustin and Mack2000 I decided to add some more heroes and Flash will be first.
My Flash will be different in the sense that I'm not using your typical base that most would think to use for him but I saw something in the figure I chose and hope others like yourself will agree with my choice...my set will now consist of 26 figs.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Saturday, November 5, 2011
can't wait to see it, love the flash and most of the major players of the jla.
3bcustoms -
Saturday, November 5, 2011
not seen the trailer, but the gold or metallic yellow would give a great look imo.

Thanks buddy, I think I'm gonna try the metallic yellow and see how that looks.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Saturday, November 5, 2011
not seen the trailer, but the gold or metallic yellow would give a great look imo.
3bcustoms -
Saturday, November 5, 2011
What's up guys! I am currently working on a Flash figure loosely based on his look from the DCU Online trailer, my only problem is I can't decide what color to make the boots and other areas with the same color ?....My choices are to go with YELLOW or GOLD or METALIC YELLOW ?
which should I go with ?
3bcustoms -
Monday, September 12, 2011
Glad you guys like them
Wasn't sure if I could do this (had to check rules again) but here is the links to the completed versions of the first to W.I.P's on page 1.

here is Metallo

http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=29034

and here is Shot....it's just in case you didn't see them the first time they were posted.

http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... w&id=26462
Automatauntaun -
Sunday, September 11, 2011
love the morph and cross bones!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Saturday, September 10, 2011
excellent job on each one, you got some great stuff here. Did not make it that far into the exiles run, but love the fig/concept. Keep making these awesome pieces.
3bcustoms -
Saturday, September 10, 2011
No problem DT,

Here is some more customs I am working on, I know it seems like a lot but I actually have a list of customs that I am working on and I check them off as I finish, I think the list is just under 50 figures

This is going to be one of the Exiles Morph figures I'm working on, the first pic is so you can see where I got my reference from, I will be resculpting the head completley so ingnore the mangled one that you see



This is my SpiderMan in Spider Armor, not much to it, just those pesky little webs



And this will be my Blazing Skull
Darththomas -
Friday, September 9, 2011
Excellent, thanks man!!, keep up the great work bud!!
Automatauntaun -
Friday, September 9, 2011
Yeah I get ya, I do 7pm-6am and we just got called back so...I will no longer be mass updating over night.
Bit great work man, and thanks for enlightening me.
I have a storm shadow and snake eyes I need to finish in that scale.
3bcustoms -
Friday, September 9, 2011
Thanks, at first I really didn't like working in the smaller scale but it kinda grows on you and it seem to get some what easier.
I'll be working on finishing Brainiac's head today, I work the graveyard shift so I don't get much time to customize as I would like.
The neck piece is from some little dark knight Batman figure (non-poseable) but I was able to dismantle and salvage a few usefull things like the neck piece, but it wasn't so easy to get it to fit on the Marvel Universe figure..that was a little tricky.
Automatauntaun -
Friday, September 9, 2011
Those are looking pretty cool! I need to get back to working in that scale.
Excited about the braniac! Keep it comin' brosef!
Also, what neck is that on the bats?
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Thursday, September 8, 2011
more greatness, your work is amazing.
3bcustoms -
Thursday, September 8, 2011
I won't be posting anymore pics of Darkseid cause I started working on him today and got a little carried away and almost finished him, so me posting him would only reveal which color Lantern I chose and I want that to be a secret until the final post to the realm.
Since he's almost done I'll show you a couple more that I'm working on.

This will be for my DCU Mini Brainiac, it is his chest piece (the Duke figure is just a dummy figure I use when painting pieces like this or heads)



This is the uppper torso of the Brainiac



Here is Batman, ignore the lower arms cause I'll be switching them out to something a little different


This is his new neck piece


here is the back with the head on
Automatauntaun -
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Excited about everything I see here boss! Keep it up!
3bcustoms -
Thursday, September 8, 2011
@ComicFantasyCustoms: Thanks, I thought the stands would help considering I'll be selling the set as a whole.
@Darththomas81: I actually bought them like that, the company is called Copco.

here is a link, the one they show is different then the 2 I have but they are pretty much the same
http://www.amazon.com/Copco-2555-9224-N ... 68&sr=1-28
Darththomas -
Thursday, September 8, 2011
So did you buy the stands as they are then add the rubber or are they cast? or are they made from some other item. I ask because my shelves are becoming seriously over crowded and something like this would be perfect!!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Thursday, September 8, 2011
your work is beautiful and love the stand idea for your characters, keep up the great work, truly awesome. darkseid is rocking.
3bcustoms -
Thursday, September 8, 2011
@pock(watshisface)..thanks bud, he might be finished before the bane so he should be up soon.
@Darththomas81..glad you like them, the stands are made of a hard plastic and the little areas where the figures will stand are made of a rubbery material, kinda like that stuff you put on the bottom of a bathtub so you don't slip
Darththomas -
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Lovin it all but the stands are great!!, what are they made from?
pock63 -
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I'm liking the darksied!
3bcustoms -
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
What's up! here are the custom display stands for my custom DCU Mini figure set
this one is unpainted


I started to paint the second one, this one is for Superman and his villains the other is for Batman/villains
it's only had a single coat but you get the idea


here they are together with a few incomplete DCU Mini's..each one will have 9 figures


This is a Deadpool I'm working on.."I know, I know...another Deadpool for the realm


This one is a ? Lantern Darkseid that I'm also working on, I use a light grey over the black primer for the area's that will be painted with a lighter color, the grey makes it easier (better than white paint) instead of just painting a lighter color over black




I always clean up the lines after when I'm happy with the outcome of the costume/outfits design.
3bcustoms -
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thanks guys, unfortunately I have no personal website
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
looking sweet, love doomsday. keep up the fantastic work.
cheeneemyrans -
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Cool. Don't you have a personal website? I'd like to see more of those. Keep posting. Plllleaaseeee? hAHa
Automatauntaun -
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
lookin' forward to it.
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