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Fell into this project and need some feedback and help. It started with a toy chopper from the dollar store and grew. Ill post the picks of the work I have so far and see what every one thinks, then I will ask some questions.

This is a Biker chick turned Hell assassin I made to go with the Bike in the picks. Then I made the human version of her to have a set.
Knives are forged steel and hand made, the skull head was sculpted after I cut out the old head from the hair. All holsters and sheaths
are Hand made from this and that, and the bikes are a whole other story.

Posted by pcurtis92
on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
User Comments
fiftiesdiner -
Monday, April 14, 2014
Nice build! Mashing together a figure all the details nice job!
pcurtis92 -
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
A pic of my next assassin girl. A sexy spetsnaz chick. made from a mara jade I found at toys r us the other day. the figure was really not the best base! flat chest and backside! not that they all need to be super model hot but the figure looked like
a 12 year old 80s reject. I had to chop off most of the hair and re-sculpt it. (then I swapped heads with black widow as the head was a better fit in scale, and vise verse). added more woman like curves and removed clothes from her midsection.
They should be a cool group of figures when done.


pcurtis92 -
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Thanks MR. X
I plan on putting a few gun scabbards on the bikes. that's how the figure started. If I was going to go that far with the bikes and guns then I should go all out and make a figure too. then I saw what people are doing with action figures and thought it looked fun. I am now on my 4th figure,( ill have picks of the rest soon ). I have now swapped heads and fixed joints and almost started all over again to do them right so they will last longer and maybe a better sale.

I have seen that you guys sell a lot of your work on ebay. I see they go for a good price too. with the time I will have spent on them it would take a bit of cash for it to be worth selling them because I don't work for free. If I don't keep them then I need to make it worth my time. I think with how they are coming out now, they look as good as a few that I have seen go for 60-100 bucks. Mine are not any known characters. Would people want to buy a figure that I made up? I could always use some extra cash these days.
Mr-X -
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Maybe somewhere but not here, here cutting, carving, melting, sanding, grinding, and anything else you can do to your figures is A okay I really like what you've done with the bikes


And he's only listing the most common ways we kitbash figures

Seriously though, the project it looking great! I have a general fondness for guns, motorcycles and good looking women, so I'm looking forward to seeing how this one turns out in the final stages! If I had to throw out any ideas that might help or give you something to think about, what about finding a way to 'rack' some of the weapons on the bike? Maybe out some of the sheaths or holsters on the bike? Obviously thats all up to you, but it would give her a cool way to 'have' all her weapons without actually holding them or carrying them on her all the time.

Like you said, customizing is fun, and generally cheap way to get out creative ideas, not to mention make some money if you sold some of them.
pcurtis92 -
Friday, March 7, 2014
casting cave has a few but nothing like the ones I got from marauder.
pock63 -
Friday, March 7, 2014
If only they sold stuff on the 1/12 scale to!
pcurtis92 -
Friday, March 7, 2014
The guns are from marauder gun runner. They have a web site and are on face book. Best stuff I could find for this 3.75" 1/18th scale. Gi joe size. Really cool stuff. I did tweak them and change them a bit to add detail to them but not much. the mags come out and he sells extras. the folding stocks fold, the optics come off, fore grips and lights, lasers and all. I think the most expensive unpainted one was like $3.99. most are around $.75 I will buy from them again. And I don't just give out free Publicity to everyone I buy from. Cool stuff.
pock63 -
Friday, March 7, 2014
This is very cool, where did you pull those two guns from?
pcurtis92 -
Thursday, March 6, 2014
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pock63 -
Monday, February 24, 2014
Maybe somewhere but not here, here cutting, carving, melting, sanding, grinding, and anything else you can do to your figures is A okay I really like what you've done with the bikes
pcurtis92 -
Monday, February 24, 2014
Wow! thanks for some kind of feedback. even if you told me it sucked and to stop all together, it would still be better than nothing. Like I said I am new at this. I have a good art background but I have never turned a toy into my work before. I don't know if I should keep her black widow or make her my own. Is it bad form to destroy a figure just to make my own? Some people I see don't even take them out of the package. She was Grapple blast black widow and the other one was inferno cannon black widow. I got her because she looked like she had on riding leathers for a bike. The super hero think was never in the picture. then I saw all the guns and such and now its a new game. My friend calls her "armed to the ti**s black widow" I thinks it funny. I really started to have a figure for a bike I was melting with a lighter for fun and ended up looking cool. So I went back and got a few more to use for parts and build a good one. And it grew from that point. Now I see people making custom figures and I think it sounds fun. Always looking for a new way to get creative stuff out of my head for more than just me to see. I will post more picks but all I have is my Iphone, so I don't know how well it will work.

What I have done so far....

Both figures had the torso sanded and cut down to be fully nude, then white fast dry putty was used to build back up the parts of clothing I wanted.
After it dried I carved the zipper area, her collar chest area, stomach and back. Then I used an airbrush to add the black to her top and all the flesh tone color
and the face too because I did not have paint to match the original face. The eyes did not look right out of the pack and her lips had been sprayed on her chin.
I changed her eyes to green and re-painted her lips and brow. The final should look like I did vary little unless you know how she looked to start but I think the little
things people can't tell you did are the best. But still just the torso for both figures took some time.

The first figures head I did turn into a skull using the white putty as well. It started as a blob and after it was dry I carved it into the skull. added some paint and wash and I looks good
but the pics do it no justice. still adding a few little touches.

*The guns are from marauder gun runner. I did paint and modify them a bit.
*The AK74SU had a skeleton side folding stock that I swapped out for a magpull moe stock from another gun but keeping the folder part, to look like a real custom M92 that I have.
*The AK47/ AKM is also done up to look like a gun I own.
*The grapple blast black widow guns got the optic cut off and ejection ports cut into them then painted.
*tech-9s just got paint.
*The cheytac sniper rifle got paint, I added the bolt action handle as it had none. I added sling swivels made of kanthal wire I had around. then a electrical tape sling.
*All the sharp weapons are made out of steel that I heated, hammer forged and shaped down to size and sharpened with a stone. I have made key chain knives before so this was easy. I went cheap
by using thread for the handles but I thought para-cord would look right.

Other weapons I am working on for them are
RPK , Dragunov sniper , AA12 , AR15 SBR , RPG, ECT.

Armed to the Ti**s Black widow will be a spot on name.

All the holsters and sheathes for all the weapons are made out of a base of thin cut painters tape that I built around the guns like paper mache. they have all had glue added and paint. I added belts made out of electrical tape cut to size with small gauge wire bent into buckles. some still use the adhesive of the tape to act like Velcro on a tactical cinch style strap.
The main gun belt buckle I had trouble with. But after a few tries the buckle works just like a real belt and not just a hook and can be taken off and on. NOT ONE WEAPON IS GLUED TO HER! they all come out and they all are strapped to her with out glue.

The bikes......
They are made from dollar store toy choppers, Dirt bikes, 1/24th scale model car parts, Wire, random dia. aluminum tube, and lots of putty to reshape fenders and gas tanks. I also used the putty to carve a scull knob for one bikes suicide shifter. that was hard. its soooo small!

Now Ill try to over load you with some picks. it seems that even the people that don't comment still look at the picks.
pock63 -
Sunday, February 23, 2014
The sculpt work on her head looks good so far, I can't tell did you also do some sculpting on the bike? Either way nice start. Is this a character from something or your own character?
pcurtis92 -
Sunday, February 23, 2014
not a single word of feedback? ok thanks guys. you are so much help.
pcurtis92 -
Friday, February 21, 2014
Ok, So one of the figures now has a main belt with working buckle and all of her other holsters and sheaths have a cinch strap and buckle. I also started a machete and scabbard to strap to her back. I like the way the black widow figure works so well for what I am trying to do.

So what do you all think so far. I am sure most of you know what she looked like out of the package and the work to get her showing a little more skin. Too PC for my taste the way she came. I broke through the plastic carving out the cleavage and around her belly and back but a little filler putty did the trick. The face paint was tricky! I think Ill get better at it and I don't think it came out half bad for a first try. the skull head for the other figure was hard to do. I didn't know I could pull her hair off the head when I started and I used white body filler putty squirted into the void, let dry and then carved to get the skull. (would have loved to know about sculpey or green stuff when I started) but it worked. I used electrical tape for her belts because it looks like vinyl or leather.... First question. will this cheapen my figure to use tape? its all glued and painted but it is not molded to her or made of plastic. it is more fragile but I think it made the parts much more to scale. I see that a lot of you sell your figures on line too. Is my figure worth anything If I put it up for sale? what makes a custom figure worth selling? I have seen a ton of custom black widow figures but none quite like mine. I will post more picks when I get a little more done. the pics don't do them any justice though. I need to figure out better lighting so you can see my work better.
pcurtis92 -
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Ok I think I got it. Lets see
pcurtis92 -
Thursday, February 20, 2014
ok how do I post my picks?
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