THE CONFESSOR p.2 MAELSTROM'S MISCELLANIA 3-D edition
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THE CONFESSOR p.2 MAELSTROM'S MISCELLANIA 3-D edition

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Not quite finished with the Punsher here just yet...pretty close though. I haven't made it a habit of posting w.I.p.s, but after taking some test shots of Frank Castle here, I thought I'd post a little teaser...



Posted by Maelstrom
on Tuesday, September 8, 2009
User Comments
Whiskeytango -
Monday, January 25, 2010
cool, cool. I really like these guys btw.
Maelstrom -
Monday, January 25, 2010
The coat is a separate piece from the torso, although for removal (if that's what you're wondering) you would probably have to remove the arms or cut it off. The big crate with the crest on it is from the McFarlane Dracula movie (1993) two pack that has a wolf-beast and a bat-beast, the medium size crates come from these toys I got at Wal-Mart, the lid comes off and they come with pieces that can be assembled into various monsters. I don't remember the specific name of these toys, but they are really for smaller kids, so they would probably not be in the same section as the action figures. I usually see them hanging on an end cap. Both of the small crates came with the Taurantula figure, which you should still be able to find pretty easily.
Whiskeytango -
Monday, January 25, 2010
a couple questions: Is the coat on the Alucard figure a separate piece from the torso, and where do you get all your scenery from? I'm in bad need of some crates.
Maelstrom -
Monday, January 25, 2010
A BIG THANKS to all who have left such nice feedback!

I guess I have vampires stuck on my brain right now...I always like to do more obscure characters and the only customs of the Confessor that I have seen are Crisco's (who did a mighty fine job I might add). This was a pretty simple recipe, I took a DCUC Black Manta body with the parts of the Astro City Confessor figure. I repainted the face and modified the cowl a little bit and painted the cape pins. The chest logo was made from a Cool Whip lid. The Astro City graphic novel "Confession" makes for a pretty good read, I might just have to do some more Astro City customs in the future. Now that I have the Confessor done, I probably should do an Altar Boy as well. Anyways, here it is. Hope you likey.





Maelstrom -
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Got the coffin off of ebay, I think it's resin casted, and it is kind of fragile...just do an ebay search for coffins under either toys or collectibles, you'd be surprised what you can find. I've got a different kind (made out of metal) en route to me as we speak. The backdrop with the rock walls are panels from the "Charmed" series action figures. Basically, there were the 3 witches and some dude all dressed in Athenian era garb and each came with pieces that built a background scenery. The Big ornate crate is from the McFarlane "Dracula" two pack, the one with the Werebeast and Dracula as a large bat-thing. The other crates come from these cheap toys that contained pieces of zombies, mummies, or other kinds of monsters that you connect together.
bobtheodd -
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
That is awesome Dude.
Where/whats that scenery(coffin and all)?
Maelstrom -
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
So...

I like totally ditched my original approach to Varney, but here he is...a little known character from "Varney the Vampire" or "The Feast of Blood" by Thomas Preskett Prest OR James Malcolm Rhymer (Nobody seems to know who really wrote it for sure). I originally started with a different base figure and was making a Victorian age vampire, but then I realized that Varney predated the Victorian age. Varney predates Bram Stoker's "Dracula" and is perhaps a major inspiration for Stoker's novel. Varney was also referenced in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" series. The base figure is an "Alucard" figure from Neca's "Castlevania" series. The head is a chop job combining a Marvel Legends "Dracula" head and a McFarlane "Faces of Madness" "Vlad the Impaler". Fishing line was used on the forehead for the veins. I used the hands and frilly sleeves from the Castlevania "Dracula figure.











Goldenwolf -
Friday, December 4, 2009
Another Bad A$$ Custom Bro !
bobtheodd -
Friday, December 4, 2009
Looks awesome so far!
Maelstrom -
Friday, December 4, 2009
Well, here's another sneak peek at an upcoming custom.

I also thought I would include the initial concept sketch. I don't always prepare a sketch before setting out to make a custom, but I find it helpful sometimes to kind of have a working reference of what I want to do. Some of these sketches may be very raw and sribbly, while some are a little more refined and detailed. In this sketch, I drew an alternate head as well. The recipe for this custom is pretty simple, I'm using the "Sleepy Hollow" movie Ichabod Crane body and a Vamp head from the new "Metal Gear" series of stactions.



This was originally going to be Varney from "Varney the Vampire" or "The Feast of Blood" by Thomas Preskett Prest 1853. This was an 800 page novel that was broken up by the publisher into small parts popularly known as "Penny Dreadfuls".

But I've decided to go a different route, so this is just gonna be a Steampunk style Vampire. I am working on a "Varney" that closer reflects the time period of his story...more on that later.

The Real Question -
Sunday, September 20, 2009
by far the best recipe for punisher!!!!
Goldenwolf -
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Thats What Im Talkin About Simply Awesome.
HeartBreakKid -
Sunday, September 20, 2009
lookin good
DouglasClay -
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Gorgeous man. Absolutely gorgeous.
Maelstrom -
Sunday, September 20, 2009
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Well, I'm done with Frankie, but it hasn't been "approved" yet...3 pics just don't cut it, so here's several more.

Finally, I have something new to post! Man have I been busy this year...

I was not real satisfied with the Nemesis series Punisher, and I was never very satisfied with the original Marvel Legends one either. So I took a Toybiz ML Punisher and removed the upper torso. I replaced that with a DCUC black Superman upper torso. I wanted Frankie here to have the right to bare arms as well as bear arms, so I used a couple of DCUC Hawkman arms and used some wrestling figure shoulder pad parts as the short sleeves. I was never a fan of the white gloves and boots, and I wanted a really monotone Black on Black look, so I kept the "biker style" boots from the original ML Punisher, but painted them with glossy black Krylon fusion. The inspiration for the skull logo was kind of a lark, the Superman torso already had a silver "S" logo, which made me think the skull would look better in silver as well. In addition, I was inspired by my AC/DC t-shirt which has silver screen print on black cloth. Like I said, I'm just not that big of a fan of white...I don't like the current Punisher logo, it just looks too distorted (kind of like a horse's head or something) so I thought I would take a more classic look that still represented a human skull with a menacing look. I thought that the teeth of the skull would serve well as Uzi 9 Mil. clip pouches, so I added some flaps which also made it look like there was a top and bottom row of teeth. The belt pouches, gun holster, knife sheath and knee pads were painted with flat primer. I also nixed the curious ("peoples eyebrow" left eyebrow and toned it down. Anyways, I am glad to have this one finished! Enjoy...

SCORPION11.0 -
Thursday, September 17, 2009
not likin frank is like not likin pie!, itd ust not there, well I've got a freind who likes the 04 movie but ot the comics character
Top-notch comix -
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
sweet avitar, by the way, your tatoo is awesome!
PUNISHMENT5411 -
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
If you could tell........im a sucker for Punisher stuff! lol

Great stuff! Looks like one of those limited edition tin foil covers.
Goldenwolf -
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
How Can Ya Not Like Ol Frankie! I Meen Look At Me !
Maelstrom -
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Wow, I'm surprised by all the feedback on this, Punisher is about %98 complete now, just have a little bit more fine tuning and hopefully I'll get it posted by next week if not before. I guess the Punisher is kind of one of those "right of passage" type of customs.
Top-notch comix -
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
that's some smoooth painting skills! great job!
novat -
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Really nice!

I like the dramatic feel of the picture.
SCORPION11.0 -
Monday, September 14, 2009
yes please more pics its an amazing idea!, simple but amazing, like cake
The Real Question -
Monday, September 14, 2009
can I some mor pics...kind sir
asidx -
Monday, September 14, 2009
nice work!
SCORPION11.0 -
Saturday, September 12, 2009
cool, I ever get a punisher who doesn't getmoviefied ill turn his logo inot the dripping one from 04, and make it blood red
Maelstrom -
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Yes! I was inspired by my own "AC/DC" shirt which had silver screen print on black, hence the thread title "Back in Black"...



...Black is this year's black, but Silver is this year's white...
SCORPION11.0 -
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
is the skullsiver? O_o
Goldenwolf -
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
That Is Killer Bro ! I Like It!
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