BDCdiesel's WIP's - Troll (Thunderbolts) WIP pg.3
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BDCdiesel's WIP's - Troll (Thunderbolts) WIP pg.3

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Hi all, this is gonna be my new WIP center, with many WIPs for people to give me advice on.

Posted by BDCdiesel
on Friday, March 23, 2012
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Redmist -
Monday, April 30, 2018
Awesome thread!
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Aaahhh, good ol' 2012. The world didn't end as prophesized, but Diesel stopped posting customs so it might as well have ended!
BDCdiesel -
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Ha ha, I still post from time to time. Usually once a year, for Secret Santa. Thanks for the high praises, though. 2018 is going to be the year of BDCdiesel, I am working hard to get stuff out. No more of this 1 a year BS.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
man I love troll, she is so fantastic. you did a perfect job, as always and love the outfit and accessories.
crea-torX -
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Giving the ladies curve makes look REAL! Not every gal is a 44DDD, but not every gal is a 24B either! If curves were a bad thing, Then corset makers should be out of work! Awesome work!
BDCdiesel -
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Wow, I was actually on my way to add my Troll WIP pic and am a little sad to see I am not getting email updates when I receive posts on this thread. I have a few more WIPs I'm gonna be showing off in the next few days, too!
Here's the WIP and a pic of her completed, and here is the full write-up on the Custom Showcase!
RickCoronel -
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Any more updates BDCdiesel.
supersizeme -
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
You sir, stop right there with your foolishness! I would burn down an orphanage to own quite a few of your customs. I have a folder of "favorite customs" that I view a couple times a week, for inspiration, when I am having trouble motivating myself. Only the best customs (IMO, of course) are in there, and your Beastman is one of those customs, in fact, one of the first customs I added when I made the folder.

As for my talent with the ladies, I get so angry about production figures that never capture the "comic book curves," as I like to call em, with good articulation. The only people that are good at capturing the look, are the companys that do it with as little articulation as possible. That's not good enough for me, I believe it is 100% possible to make awesomely-curvy, fully-articulated female action figures, and it is my neverending quest, to achieve that goal.

I am absolutely blown away. Just knowing an artist of your caliber like my work is ultra cool. But to know that I inspire you in any way is mind boggling. To be truth full you have been an inspiration for me for a long time. Your customs are amazing and I can't wait to see Lara finished along with her other gal pals.
BDCdiesel -
Saturday, October 13, 2012
You sir, stop right there with your foolishness! I would burn down an orphanage to own quite a few of your customs. I have a folder of "favorite customs" that I view a couple times a week, for inspiration, when I am having trouble motivating myself. Only the best customs (IMO, of course) are in there, and your Beastman is one of those customs, in fact, one of the first customs I added when I made the folder.

As for my talent with the ladies, I get so angry about production figures that never capture the "comic book curves," as I like to call em, with good articulation. The only people that are good at capturing the look, are the companys that do it with as little articulation as possible. That's not good enough for me, I believe it is 100% possible to make awesomely-curvy, fully-articulated female action figures, and it is my neverending quest, to achieve that goal.
supersizeme -
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Your work is so awe inspiring. I really want to make a female figure but I cannot get them to look curvacious like yours. You are the plastic surgeon of action figures, I know for sure Barbie is a patient of yours.
50percentJoe -
Friday, October 12, 2012
Well, it's not really just parts swapping, ha ha. I do a lot of reshaping of parts with the ol' dremel. Everything on Lara up there, besides her head and hands, was dremel-sculpted in some way. For the mostpart, I have to visualize what the part can be, before I use it. Kind of the reverse of sculpting with Apoxie, instead of adding, I am just taking away through dremeling.
Awesome, can't wait to see Leon! I like my old Leon figures, so thank you.

Well I mean that's the impressive part to me, my dremel work always feels... a tad messy, possibly because I have such a shoddy one... but you manage to make everything look so clean and professional with the little touches.
BDCdiesel -
Friday, October 12, 2012
Well, it's not really just parts swapping, ha ha. I do a lot of reshaping of parts with the ol' dremel. Everything on Lara up there, besides her head and hands, was dremel-sculpted in some way. For the mostpart, I have to visualize what the part can be, before I use it. Kind of the reverse of sculpting with Apoxie, instead of adding, I am just taking away through dremeling.
Awesome, can't wait to see Leon! I like my old Leon figures, so thank you.
50percentJoe -
Friday, October 12, 2012
Jeez, I'd give anything to be that good at swapping parts around and getting it to look so... clean and professional. O.o I mean, I'm definitely trying different things to get better, but dang man. Also, I wanted to say your Leon figure gave me lots of little notes on how to go about redoing mine after my Comicon exclusive Leon was broken by a horrible shelf accident. :l
BDCdiesel -
Friday, October 12, 2012
Ha ha, I know. Congrats on dominating the market on RE figs.
christinacxxx -
Friday, October 12, 2012
hahaha I havent even made a resident evil fig yet and BOOOM im number 1 :P I can't wait to see the finished result with this new lara
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Friday, October 12, 2012
I should give you credit also, but when I think of your customs I always go back to your samus bud. I so love that custom it is forever etched in my mind. I'll take you up on that offer, when I get a chance. don't forget I still want some of your work also, you got some real skills bud.
BDCdiesel -
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Dude, I've made like 20 Resident Evil customs, give me some RE props too! J/k! Well, if you ever have a pelvis or chest that needs modified, send it my way and I'll do one for ya. That would be the best way for you to see what I do, afterall. It's kind of hard to explain, for me anyway.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Thursday, October 11, 2012
man you are totally kicking some boot-tay with these awesome works. I do recommend any think lara/resident evil go to christinacxxx, she knows what she is talking about and got some real skill. I love the recipe and it looks perfect, but you know I love your work. also that witchblade is going to be perfect, really comic-esque. I would love to see the technique you are using, any improvements I can make in that area I would love to retackle the lady death women. but keep up the work bud, everything is spot on.
BDCdiesel -
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Hi all, to be honest, I haven't been able to finish any customs in a while. So, I'm hoping I can get some inspiration to finish these old WIPs by getting some feedback. I usually don't show WIPs before I complete the figure, but I'm dyin here, ha ha. Hope these aren't too racy, my apologies if they are. Though, it's no worse than a naked barbie.

After gaining the opinions of our resident Lara Croft expert, christinacxxx, I thought I'd open it up to the forum (Since she was so helpful, thanks gal!!). My version of Area 51 Lara, showing a bit more skin. I gave her a booblift with a technique that I have been using on a few WIP figures, that I have yet to post. As far as boobs go, the bigger the better in my book (especially for Lara), so I cut underneath the She-Hulk chest and jam some lifts underneath, then resculpt the bottoms to fill in the gap between her boobs and ribs, giving them a much, much fuller look (More pics of the technique below). Her Rear was dremel sculpted to a more pleasing shape, I wasn't thrilled with how the original figures looked.
Recipe is as follows:
Head: DCD Vixen (obviously haven't altered yet)
Arms: HML Shanna (Dremel-sculpted for a more defined, climber's build)
Upper bod: HML She-Hulk (Obviously very Lara-fied, sculpted up a few cup sizes with Apoxie)
Abdomen: ?? some random Figma gal, I believe)
Pelvis: WWE Female (Heavily Modified/dremel-sculpted to a more Lara-like shape)
Thighs: Same as above
Knees Down: are for my Rebecca Chambers custom, but they will be similar, just no rolled up pantlegs, that's just weird

I'm going for this look:




I love using She-Hulk as a base, except her legs, usually. These 2 pictures show the difference between the chest and pelvis of a regular she-hulk, and ones I have modified. I did my above-mentioned chest-lift, and I dremeled/sanded/shaped her pelvis to give it a more comic book look, all curvy and whatnot. Also, once you dremel/sand off her bottoms, you realize that her lower back dips in really deep, so I had to sculpt that area up a bit to make it more realistic.


Here are a few other gals I'm working on, but I'm not gonna tell you who they are, ha ha. I'm sure it's sooooo hard to figure out.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Thursday, May 3, 2012
I have to say you have perfected those areas and the feminie form all around. now to the other part, you have me so excited about midna and wolf link, I feel like a kid waiting for christmas, can't wait. also thanks for the kind words, means a lot.
BDCdiesel -
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Thanks man, I like your customs as well.
Thanks man! There is a good chance you might see Midna. She's almost done, but I want to make Wolf Link first.Ha ha, I really only focus on 2 specific proportions. J/k, thanks man, I am constantly trying to improve and perfect my female base-mix.
Darththomas -
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
You're work with females is awesome man, I tend to shy away from doing women as I find them soooo much harder, I can never get the proportions right but you seem to manage it with ease!!, Keep up the excellent work buddy!!
Therapist -
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
AA Bane and Twilight princess link!!! freakin awesome dude. Hope to see a mini midna from you to go with it
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
man I am a huge fan and love seeing your wips. you have a great style and is very inspiring and impressive.
BDCdiesel -
Monday, April 30, 2012
Thanks guys! I know the whole point of this section is probably to post WIPs of figures that haven't been completed yet, but I feel posting WIPs ruins the surprise, so I like to post them afterwards. Plus, I never know what contest is gonna come up that I might want to enter a figure in. Anyways, here are a few WIPs from back in the day.
Twilight Princess Link

Arkham Asylum Bane

RE5 Battlesuit Jill

Here's the same Jill with a different paintjob than the one I posted, I actually like this one better


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Automatauntaun -
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Great work boss!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Monday, April 23, 2012
wow that is so amazing and great innovation, truly epic.
BDCdiesel -
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Alright, I'm gonna try and explain this, and hope it makes sense. I'll post some pics later. The joint is a one of those pegs you generally see in neck/heads that have a ball on each end. I drilled a ball-shaped hole in the Catwoman torso (after making it concave, obviously), since it is soft plastic, I just had to make sure the hole wasn't too big. For the She-hulk abdomen, I removed the plastic peg that came out of it originally and drilled a fairly large whole in the top of her abs where the original peg came from. Then, I took a cylinder shaped piece of soft plastic (cut from an arm) and drilled another ball-shaped whole into that. I glued that piece of plastic into the abdomen and made it level with the top. Then I used super glue and baking soda to fill in the gaps and make it blend in with its surroundings. Then I plugged one side of the peg into the torso, and the other in the abdomen and YAY!!!! Now she has pretty good range of motion at the mid torso.
joey1212 -
Sunday, April 22, 2012
loving this, hw did you modify the torso to make it fit together? I love these hybrid style customs
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Saturday, April 21, 2012
loved the fig, one of the best I have seen of selena and the wip, shows off your great talent.
BDCdiesel -
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Nothing Major, just wanted to share an early WIP of my Arkham CIty Catwoman.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
man in my opinion you can do no wrong, both hit a certain look of link. the first is more battle looking and the other is after he helps someone, so I say awesome either way. I like the idea of the face plate system, but could you also not just make interchangeable heads? I am working with a caster to cast the cloud and tidus heads and will send you the info when the work is done, so maybe that could be an option, but I still like the face plate idea. that link is so totally awesome, it is in a class of its own.
BDCdiesel -
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Ha ha, yeah, the first one is too Cloud lookin. I only altered the eyes on the first one, so it never really shouted "LINK!" to me. Not that the second one does, but when I make Link in his regular attire, before he got his green tunic, I'll give that Link the girly, smily, stoned head.
Automatauntaun -
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Darth, two words.
Orlando bloom.
Elves do look feminin unless it's Oblivion or skyrim.
Darththomas -
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Both of these faces are excellently done, as far as a favourite though I really gotta go with the first one. He looks more serious and ready for action, the second looks a little too feminine to me but I guess that's ok for elves.
supersizeme -
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Your work really is amazing. The life like qualities you bring to the faces is nothing short of spectacular.
BDCdiesel -
Friday, March 23, 2012
Yeah, the first one was basically just a Cloud head that I resculpted the eyes a bit. I was never happy with it because I never really thought it looked like Link, I always just saw Cloud when I looked at it. The second face I tried actually making him look like Link and giving him a little personality. Obviously I wasn't too confident with it, or I wouldn't have have been asking for opinions. I do thank you for the feedback my good man!!



Ha ha, I have received a few opinions (here and elsewhere) and you are the first to like it. I like it for the mostpart, but something just felt "off" about it. Rather than trash this one, it'll just be my happy drunken Link face and I'll make him others. It is the old face, but I dremmeled down everything below the eyes and resculpted, and repainted it. Thanks man, when I work on the faceplate system I just might hit you up to bounce ideas off of.
Automatauntaun -
Friday, March 23, 2012
Holy fudging cripsers. Dude WILDLY AWESOME IMPROVMENT!
I too have been studying the revoltech and Cigna face plate thing and working on a way to do this with magnets Insted of pegs. If you would like some help or could help me let me know! We should work on this together! I LOVE...love your new li k face. Is that all original?! Or did you just mod the old face!?
Hit me back, the count approves! Also...welcome to wips!
bobtheodd -
Friday, March 23, 2012
Looks brighter an happier, but I like the old one, not to say their is anything wrong with the new one. Oh and by the way, I want that figure.
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