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Calibretto Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:15765  
Name:Calibretto
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Battle Chasers
Creator:suprasizeme  
Date Added:June 28, 2009
Base Figure:Baf Pitt/Monkey Man
Height:11.00 inches
For my next custom I wanted to go BIG! But I also wanted to make a figure that hasn't been made before (to my knowledge) or most likely never will be made. So I decided to make Calibretto from the Battle Chasers comics. For those of you who aren't familiar Battle Chasers was an ultra cool comic by artist Joe Maduriera made in the late 90's. It was mostly a fantasy comic with some sci-fi elements. Calibretto was a War Golem actually the last War Golem. War Golems were massive robots built to fight wars so there will be less human casualties. But then they were outlawed and all War Golems were forced to be dismantled. But Calibretto was saved because he was discovered to be different. Unlike the other War Golems he was not just a mindless war machine but against his programming had a gentle soul.
Well before making this custom I did alittle research on the character and found out that Joe Mad intended Calibretto to be a tin woodsman type-character in a big suit of armor. Thus the character had a lot of elaborate designs on his armor and baggy pants. I envisioned him to have a simpler design. More like the robot Huitzil from Darkstalkers. With only a few crests and symbols denoting which allegiance the robot belong to. I also wanted him to have more humanoid shaped instead of the round poke'ball look.
So I started with a Pitt head and shoulders. Sculpted over his face,chest and back. (I must have sculpted his face a million times. For a character with no face it was difficult to get the look just right.)For his shoulders I broke a Lex Luthor armored figure apart and hollowed out the front and the back until they made perfectly round shoulder pads.Used Iron Monger arms as elbows and used Lex's legs as wrists and Monkey man's hands. I sculpted his fingers individually to keep all the articulation. Then I used Pitt's abdomen,Monkey man's legs with sculpted Doc Ock's boots. The Paints I used were flat aluminum,metallic grey,chrome silver, and smoke. Highlighted a few areas with tin blitz to give it that rusted look. He turned out massive and heavy yet surprisingly very poseable. Finally as an accessory I made a Gully out of a panda figure. Thanks for looking and reading this awfully long description. Thanks in advance for all the comments and criticisms. Please be kind I only started this hobby 6months ago and this is my first original nearly from scratch custom.


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NeCrollector - Saturday, January 28, 2012
I loved the Battle Chasers comic when it came out some years back.
This is an awesome custom of Calibretto!
It's so cool to see him in 3D! Thank you!
Unknown User - Thursday, July 9, 2009
I just wanted to thank everyone who voted for me. I feel very honored and lucky to win because there were so many cool customs. I never thought I would win, I was just shooting to be one of the top 5. Usually I feel like such a newbie and small fry on this website but winning this competition makes me feel (if just for a moment) like I was one of the top dawgs.(like Kyle, Jin, shinobitron,madtinker,there are so many I can't name you all.) Thank you for that and everything.
Shinobitron - Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Gratz to the winner! PM me with your addy so I know who to send the prize to when I get him done (waiting on repro labels )
Unknown User - Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Freaking wicked! This ones definitely got a chance to win. Great attention tah details. Now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout. RIGHT ON. You so mot #1
Unknown User - Tuesday, July 7, 2009
uhuh..now your talkin nice and you should! this a nice custom of course!
demonpossessed - Tuesday, July 7, 2009
WOW Joe mad (creator and artist of battle chasers) would be flattered. someone send him a link to this custom. This figure looks like it jumped off the page of battle chasers. Very cool and original. It looks like you put of lot of thought and effort into this. great job A+
Unknown User - Monday, July 6, 2009
Amazing job. This custom left me speechless. None of the other customs were made from scratch like this one. Best in competition. From head to toe, it must have taken you an incredible amount of time!!!
Unknown User - Monday, July 6, 2009
wow! I can't believe that you made this all from scratch! I love the paint job, plus he looks amazing. nice job, keep up the good work
Madtinker76 - Monday, July 6, 2009
great choice for a character..
argenta-2008 - Friday, July 3, 2009
Original, simple, good in overall. 5 star custom.
Redmist - Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Just like Mad's art! Whoa! Mad work went into this AND you made Gully(?)! Was that her name?!
fastfreddie - Wednesday, July 1, 2009
that's amazing! the sheer amount of customzing is brilliant! Love it!!
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