Top 15 Customizing Influences
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Top 15 Customizing Influences

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This is not a topic on the top customizers of all time. Nor is it about who your personal favorite is or who you would most like to be like as a customizer. There are way too many great customizers to list and differences of opinion on who is the best. This is simply a list of the top 15 customizer who influenced your personal style. If you want you can put a side note about what you got from their influence. I posted this here because, well, I thought knowing where you derive your styles may be of help to someone. I also thought this would be fun for newbies and veterans alike.

*Please do not post the first cutomizers work you saw that got you customizing unless it is something you incorporated into your style.
In no particular order...
My List:

1. - Madtinker76
2. - GrownNerd
3. - fastfreddie
4. - GOLIATH_CUSTOMS
5. - boskoes
6. - MercuryARTstudios
7. - AREZ
8. - darththomas81
9. - glennwebman69
10. - PackRatStudios
11. - lokoboy
12. - Stevid
13. - warrack
14. - asch
15. - Eagle

Posted by RedRebelCustoms
on Tuesday, November 29, 2011
User Comments
jadomiddlecustoms -
Saturday, September 1, 2012
definately Jin Saotome's tutorials were my first inspiration,
but here are the guys who really affected and inspired my customs....
Asch
BlayneScott
KyleRobinson
Boskoes
Vincentshaw
warrack
darth_thomas81
And customizers who later on gave me ideas and inspirations
Anthonyscustoms
redrebelcustoms
fitz_jedi
and many more!
Group customs -
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The person that really inspires me the most in my customs is Firefly, also Cosmicfantasycustoms has been a great realmer and friend and has inspired me much, 3b customs also a great friend and helped me out on occasion, Madtinker 76 Great realmer and great customiszer, also Jin Saotome, Leo Customs, Pock 63, Darth Thomas, Toxin Venom, and Kody Koala. You guys rock!
pock63 -
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
1. Jinsaotome (his tutorials were what I first learned from)
2. Kyle Robinson (all the tutorials on figurerealm helped me a lot and I found kyles particularly helpful)
Those are the only two the directly influenced me although looking at some of the great work of Boskoes, and Flawpunk always kept me thinking about different ways to paint my figures, and looking at customizers like Gbrand or Jazz For Porch constantly reminds me just how much can be sculpted on my customs so that even if you can't afford much fodder you can make due bye sculpting what you kneed
shapp -
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Hey guys! I love this idea so much I love so many customizes that I try to take something from each of them. Here in no particular order is who I have taken something from (except count (automatauntaun) I have learned and taken more from him than everyone else combined. If not for him I would be nowhere near where I am now)

1) automatauntaun
2) red rebel customs
3) variable penguin
4) darththomas
5) cosmicfantasycustoms
6) shinigami
7) shinobitron
loose collector
9) jin saotome
10) old jade jaw
11) steveid
12) anthonys customs
13) packrat studios
14) bogies customs
15) jado 101
RedRebelCustoms -
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
LOL! Thanks CFC. I feel ya BOB! Sometimes I can't tell if I made my first crappy custom a few years ago or a few days ago!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I feel the same.



I can your work is top notch bob.
bobtheodd -
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I feel the same.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
thanks bud. you totally deserve to be on the list, you have inspired me on many projects some completed and many in various stages. I totally agree on both accounts.
RedRebelCustoms -
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
That was a great list CFC! Not sure how I made it into any of those? I still hope to see more of these as well! Some of those influences definately show through in peoples work!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I am finally posting my list, I know the parameters, but will have to give the best description I can and may go over the number (by a great amount). to start I am going with the first customizers who got me into this hobby and this list is in no particular order.
madtinker76
loosecollector
boskoes
warrack
glennwebman69
fastfreddie
stevid
jin saotome
eagle
red3183
arez
horton's heroes
2D toys
kyle robinson
bonewalker
cerebus
darth leon customs
wings
variable penguin

and then I happened upon this great site that introduced me to a whole new realm
darththomas81
redrebelcustoms
anthony's customs
BDCdiesel
Batman1016
lalam
somakun
comiccustoms
pulpy fiction
ferrytalecustoms
hammer of the gods
hunterknightcustoms
asch
LuXuS
shinobitron
mercuryartstudios
mystic heroes
rateeg
raybot
whiskeytangoscustomshop
bobtheodd
3bcustoms
dbocustoms
g brand
getsa
speelee
finn varra
lesternessman
ole jade jaw
argenta 2008
countpichula
sanjuro04
darklord1967
grownerd
4LCC
lokoboy
and for those I did or did not list, keep up the great work. I would not be doing any of this if you were not. also remember there is no particular order, trying to do this from my scattered brain. love the thread red rebel, really I could have went well beyond and listed particular customs, that were influences on adapting my customizing. can't wait for more lists.
RedRebelCustoms -
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Glad you posted Cosmic. If I had a honorable mentions or extended my list out a little you would definately be on there! Can't wait to see your list bro!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Monday, December 5, 2011
I agree, I was totally honored to be an honorable mention also and you totally rock red rebel. I just know that I would have a hard time listing just 15, cause there are so many excellent customizers and the ideas and concepts they use/offer have changed my way of thinking. I am just going to list the whole site for now, but may post a list that comprises my top tear customizers, but don't hold me to 15. I might lose my mind or blow a curcuit, greatness is greatness and you can't just not list it. But as for everyone's list you all are correct some major players and great people have been listed here.
RedRebelCustoms -
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Didn't expect some of the first to post to be such great customizers. Great lists guys! It's cool cause I can almost pick out some of the similarities in styles. I see a lot of the names popping up more than once. Interesting... I can't believe I got an honorable mention. So cool! I hope to see more posts. I think if you look through some of the lists and back at the customizers work who posted them you can see some really great techniques emerge.
Finn Varra -
Thursday, December 1, 2011
I've got a few minutes to kill while I'm waiting for some paint to dry. In no particular order....

1- Iron Cow
2- Black Arachnis
3- Cal's Customs
4- Sillof
5- Kyle Robinson
6- 2D Toys
7- Green Skin
8- Anthony's Customs
9- Airmax Animated
10- Variable Penguin
11- Cuztomiza
12- glennwebman69
13- AREZ
14- Boskoes
15- Shinobitron
Darththomas -
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Hey, it's great to see I made at least two people's lists .
Here's my list in no particular order, some of these people are long gone but I'll put them on here anyway.

1.Boskoes
2.Kyle Robinson
3.Dr.Nightmare
4.Sillof
5.Variable Penguin
6.Jin Saotame
7.Buzzy Fret
8.AREZ
9.Shinobitron
10.Rateeg
11.FastFreddie
12.Bobtheodd
13.Madtinker76
14.Asch
15.Glennwebman69

Honourable mentions - People not on my list of original influences but have definitely changed the way I do certain things

Redrebelcustoms
CosmicFantasyCustoms
CountPichula
3bcustoms
G1-Toys -
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Boskoes
Panzervargas
Speedlee
TTT
Ratfink
Loosecollector
Darththomas
Jim Saotome
Goliath Customs
Bobtheodd
Pyramidhead22
Frenzyrumble
Encline
Whiskeytango
Madtinker

In no particular order
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