1987olds442: WIP Pictures
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1987olds442: WIP Pictures

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Hello everyone,
I'm finally able to post here, so I thought I would start off with some work in progress customs that I'm working on.

Here are some of the Hulk customs that I'm working on along with several other projects that I have started. I have never been satisfied with any of the Hulk figures that have been made thus far. The Marvel Legends look great, but they are too small for my since of scale, and the Marvel Select figures have been too large. So I decided to make some Hulks and other Hulking characters using the large DCUC CNC parts. I sent my Brimstone fist to Black_Arachnis to have a few sets cast for these customs. The characters that I'm wanting to make are Hulk (Bruce), Red Hulk (Ross), Skaar, Planet Class (Ultraverse Villain), Juggernuat, and The Pitt. But I may make some more Hulking character later on. Mind you it may take me a while to finish these with gathering all the necessary parts. Also my free time on working customs has been cut back due to illness in the family, but I do try to take some time get some custom work done to keep my mind off things.




Here is a little test fit on the Red Hulk's new arm. First off I started with a pair of KO Red Hulk arms I bought off eBay, then I modified the Validus shoulder peg with my Dremel to accept the Red Hulk arm. I think they are going to look pretty good on the Validus body. What do you all think?




A few more pictures of the Red Hulk with the second arm fitted, and what will be his new feet.




A couple of pictures of the modified shoulder pegs to accept the Red Hulk biceps. there is plenty of material left so you don't have to work about the peg being too weak.



Another test fitting of all the parts. I also modified the and combined the Planet Hulk/Validus foot disc to accept the new feet.



Posted by 1987olds442
on Friday, September 6, 2013
User Comments
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Can you do a quick tutorial on painting the eyes? Cripes, those are perfect. I can't seem to find a brush small enough to not do a sloppy job lol

Better yet, how much to just have you paint my heads from now on?
1987olds442 -
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
I stopped at one of the many Radio Shacks that are closing down, and I bought a bunch of stuff. One of those purchases was a new Magnifying Glass which should help out with fine detail painting

1987olds442 -
Friday, May 8, 2015
I'm working on a lot of commissions trying to get caught back up. One of those commission projects was a repair job of grinman's awesome Black Knight custom figure I was blown away when my friend sent that to me to fix. It's a beautiful piece and I just hope that my repairs and touch ups do grinman justice. I'll take some better pictures when get some more time. Oh and instead of gluing the shoulder armor back on I added revoltech joints to male the armor parts poseable, so hopefully they won't get broken in the future.

Here are some pictures during the repairs.





Finished Pictures.





1987olds442 -
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Here is another quick update on the Movie-verse heads. I applied the first base coat for the hair to most of the heads. After that is done I'll start with the dry-brushing.

1987olds442 -
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Here is a little update on the Marvel Heads that I'm painting up for "The Amazing Spidey-Fan". I have the flesh-tones finished and the the whites of the eyes and the lining around the eyes done. Now I need to paint the pupils, eyebrows, hair, and the goatees on the RDJ heads.
Automatauntaun -
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Awesome paint
1987olds442 -
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The hair on Ms Marvel wasn't sitting just right with me, so decided to take another stab at it and I think I'm finally happy with the end results.



Here is another update to one of my Ultraverse characters Electrocute. I was home sick for the past two days and thought I would make an alternate head for her. When I originally made her I didn't have that much fodder, so after fitting a DCUC Power Girl head to a WWE female hair piece I think I have a head works pretty good for the character. I'll post a few more pictures when I'm feeling a little better. I'm also thinking that it could use a few more lighter highlights added to her hair.


1987olds442 -
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Well Ms. Marvel is finally almost finished.
1987olds442 -
Sunday, August 17, 2014
I just finished up my 6th repaint of Marvel Now! Captain America for a commission.




This is another little project that "The Amazing Spidey-Fan" asked me to do for him a minor repaint on Princess Leia head. So what d you all think does it look a little better?


1987olds442 -
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Oh you all might like this. Even though they styled the Marvel Now! Cap helmeted head to look like the Commander Rogers head you couldn't really use the unmasked Rogers head on the Now! Cap body, because it was too large. Corey from over at casting cave just sent me a picture of Commander Rogers head that he shrunk down to fit the Now! Cap body. I've already placed an order.

1987olds442 -
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Here is a small little update. I got the castings of the MS Avengers Hulk feet that Corey over at Casting Cave cast for me along with the castings of the adapters that I made for them and the ML Planet Hulk feet.

1987olds442 -
Thursday, July 31, 2014
It looks like it would, but it does not
pock63 -
Friday, July 18, 2014
Does that test shot poison ivy glow in the dark?
1987olds442 -
Friday, July 18, 2014
Here is another update on Ms Marvel.


I missed out on getting the DCIE Poison Ivy, but I wasn't too upset about it since I never really like the green skin Ivy. A couple of weeks ago I scored one of those Chinese test shots for $11 shipped, and it came in yesterday. I'm planning on painting her up with regular flesh tones.


Oh and I finally got around to finishing my Lex Luthor. I snagged an extra Phantom Stranger on the cheap and removed the cape, filled in the hole in the back of the coat, swapped out the hands for some in my fodder box, and I swapped out the head with one off an Orange Lantern Lex which I painted.
pock63 -
Thursday, July 17, 2014
I feel like nick would look the same, an old coulson would be really cool though! You could give him a more receding hairline, and a cane, and maybe make his suit look a little warn as if he's been wearing the same suit to work for years and years.
1987olds442 -
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Thank you I really appreciate that

Oh and here is another update on Ms Marvel. She is getting very close to being finished. For the hair I still need to add a few more layer of dry brushing so it doesn't look so yellow.
pock63 -
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Your paint work is great as always I kind of like that picture of coulson with the unpainted hair, the white makes him look like a 70 year old coulson :P
1987olds442 -
Monday, July 14, 2014
Agent Coulson is pretty much done

1987olds442 -
Saturday, July 12, 2014
This week I've been working on trying to catch up on commission work all for the same commissioner.

First was a repair job. He purchased grungethemovie's awesome 90's Hulk. Which is beautifully sculpted, but at one point or another it took a tumble. Which broke the head and chipped up the paint on the body. When a he told me that he had a modified Select hulk figure that had a broken head, so I told him that I would be more than happy to fix it for him. And I was taken for a huge surprise when I opened the box and it was grungethemovie's incredible 90's Hulk in there.




After repairing the fractures on the head and adding a little color to the eyes I touched up the paint on the head and body I applied to good sealer and then sprayed it with a dullcoat. I just can't get over how awesome grungethemovie's sculpting is, and I took a lot of pictures show off all of that sculpting work.









With this one he is wanting a mix of the original Toybiz Archangel with the new Hasbro one. So far I modified the wing connector to fit on the Toybiz body, and I had to make an adapter for the neck using a ROML Ghost Rider neck to fit the Hasbro head on to the old body.





He is also wanting to have an alternate body for a custom Samuel Alexander Nova that he already had to have an older Nova. So I've started sculpting Nova's new alternate body.






Oh and Corey from casting cave just sent me a picture of the newly cast feet for my Hulk with castings of the Marvel Select/DCUC adapters that I made.



Here are the original parts.


My V5 of Now! Cap is almost finished. He just needs sealed then dullcoated.


Here is another update on Ms Marvel's paint work.


Update on Agent Coulson.



I'm also going to be making an Avengers A.I. Vision, and I may end up making the entire team.
1987olds442 -
Friday, July 11, 2014
Thanks: I'm always happy to answer any questions on my customs.

I kind of work like I have ADHD when I'm working on my customs. I have a ton more in my WIP box. I'm trying to keep focus so I can complete some more... but speaking of that habit yesterday evening I decided to do a few quick mods to one of my extra Black Cat figures. I swapped out the heels for some flats that I bought from casting cave, and I did some repainting. I painted her gloves and boots black, added some metallic highlights on the costume, dry brushed a little white on the fur, repainted the skin-tones on her chest, and did a little detail painting on the face..


Here is another update to Cap I added a little more dry brushing to the blue areas of his uniform, and I went over the armored area with a metallic blue.
CB2001 -
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
It's the one from the DC Comics Unlimited line

Here is an update on my fifth Marvel Now! Captain America. This time I wanted to change up the paint a little. I decided to go a bit darker with the blues this time.




Thanks. And liking the customs you've got going on here.
1987olds442 -
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
It's the one from the DC Comics Unlimited line

Here is an update on my fifth Marvel Now! Captain America. This time I wanted to change up the paint a little. I decided to go a bit darker with the blues this time.


CB2001 -
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
I know that you said that the head you used is a New 52 Wonder Woman head, but can you let us know which one it is? Is it in the one from the Justice League line (the ones that come in the white box), or the DC Comics Unlimited line?
barefootabe -
Monday, July 7, 2014
youre doing awesome work. can't wait to see how ms marvel and crossbones turn out
1987olds442 -
Monday, July 7, 2014
Well here are a few things that I'm working on...

A taller Stealth Suit Captain America. Right now I just swapped the knees and lower legs with the Winter Soldier and did a little basic painting to make them match the rest of the uniform.


A couple of Crossbones using WWE elite figures. One for myself and one to sell to fund more projects


Man seeing Commander Rogers with those WWE elites really makes me want to rebuild him using an elite figure.

U-Foes Ironclad. For the fist they are castings of my Brimstones fist casted by Black Arachnis. The head is a re-sculpted Smart Hulk head that was enlarged by Glassman.




A taller Marvel Now! Captain America. When chatting with a future commissioner we were talking about redoing the Wreckers on the Hyperion body, and the idea of making Now Cap taller came up. So I decided to see what it would looking like on my personal Cap. I cut the boots and added a styrene tube for a spacer, not I'm going to use apoxie sculpt to re-sculpt the boots.


A Ms. Marvel for a commissioner. With the lighter skin tones I'm trying to match it with the Flamebird head that he sent me for her... Right now she looks a little naughty

1987olds442 -
Monday, July 7, 2014
Agreed I don't know what in the world they were thinking with the original head.
pock63 -
Friday, June 27, 2014
that headswap alone makes the figure ten times better! Great idea.
The Real Question -
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Dazzler? SuperGirl? Mary Marvel? X-23? Sasha Bordeaux??
1987olds442 -
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Well I got the Ice that I ordered from Matty Collector this week. And silly me was expecting it to be better than the one that I got from China... spoiler alert it wasn't. The waist twist was even stuck just like the one form China, and it has the same sloppy paint as well. I knew there wouldn't be any difference with the ugly head when they released the production figure, but dang is that one terrible head sculpt.

So with one of them I'm going to make some improvements. After unsticking the waist I had to get rid of that ugly head, and then I'm going to be adding a little more paint to the figure to give the white areas some much needed shading.



Hmm... I wonder whom I can make from the second one? Who else wares a shirt/top like that?
1987olds442 -
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Well I finally finished up all the Caps that I was working on.

Here is a shot of two of them with the Joker that I did for the same commissioner.
1987olds442 -
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Here is another update on the four Captain Americas that I've been working on.









I still need to do a little touch up on the Avengers Cap's eyes. For now I'm a little Capped out for a while

Here is another little Avengers Cap update I added a little more detail to the paint work on the head.
1987olds442 -
Monday, June 9, 2014
Here is a little updated on the Avengers Cap I fitted the infinite series unmasked head, but it's going to need a little paint touch up. Those factory eyes look terrible.

1987olds442 -
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Hey everyone I've been a little MIA for a while since my father passed at the end of March. This week I started to slowly get back into working on some customs, and to start things off I figure I would on a few commissioned Caps.



When I got this figure from the commissioner it had a nice heavy black wash applied to it, so I used that as my base dark coat and then layered it with dry brushing three shades of blue over the dark wash.


I also decided to knock a little dust off of this project, and I was also curious about if the MS Avengers Hulk feet would work on the DCUC CNC body. So I did a little mock-up nothing special I just wanted to see if they would fit.



I made some adapters with some styrene rods that were almost the perfect size. This was just mainly just a proof of concept that I made yesterday after work. As they are the adapters would not be structurally strong enough to work, but I'm talking with Corey from casting cave about maybe getting, both them and the feet cast.
1987olds442 -
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Thanks guys...
Automatauntaun -
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Amazing work
pock63 -
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Great paint work, super clean and it's a huge improvement on the figure!
1987olds442 -
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Here is a picture of Cap after he has been sprayed with a hard protective topcoat.


And here he is after a coat of dull-coat.


Now all is left is to apply some semi-gloss clear over the armor, buckles, eyes, and helmet after the paint cures.
pock63 -
Friday, February 28, 2014
the paints are looking great
1987olds442 -
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thank you very much

Here is another little update. He is almost done all that is left is to seal him with a topcoat, then a dull-coat, and then the semigloss over the armor, helmet, and eyes. To help prevent the flesh tone paint on the neck from rubbing I put a coat of clear nail polish over it as well. I should be able to finish him up tonight.

pock63 -
Saturday, February 22, 2014
The paints are looking great!
1987olds442 -
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Here is another update on Cap. Right now he needs another coat or two of white dry brushing, a lighter gray dry brushed over the gray padded areas, finish painting the belt with a dark brown with lighter dry brushed over to give it a leather look, paint the buckles on the boots, gloves, and belt, then touch up the flesh tones and eyes. Then he will be ready for sealing, dull coat, a semi-gloss over the armor and helmet.

1987olds442 -
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
1987olds442 -
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I should have the the reds on the boots & gloves done tonight, and the ab section. The reds take a little longer to do. Red doesn't cover that well over the darker red, so I found that by applying a dull-coat over the red in between dry brushing helps the brighter red paint cover better.

1987olds442 -
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Thanks This figure has a lot of great sculpted detail that just gets lost in the solid blue color that it's molded in.
pock63 -
Friday, February 14, 2014
Very nice, the drybrushing really brings out the detail in the sculpt!
1987olds442 -
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Here is another Marvel Now! Cap that I'm painting up for a commissioner. I started things off with the tare down, and I sanded the ab crunch section to allow room for the new paint. Next I will give the parts a thorough wash.



Here is an update on Cap I painted the the dark blue and dark red base coats.



After the base coat I dry brushed two shades of blue over the dark blue base.


In this picture you can see the lighter blue that I mixed up for the top layer dry brush color.
pock63 -
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Awesomeness!
1987olds442 -
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
I'm working a couple of alternate heads for Wonder Man.

Automatauntaun -
Monday, December 9, 2013
keep it up man. amazing stuff here
Incom -
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Love the Hulk project you've taken on. Thanks for the extensive info, very interesting to read. The pics look great too. Those Hulks look fantastic so far.
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