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Blayne (Custom Figure of Myself, V2) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:27382  
Name:Blayne (Custom Figure of Myself, V2)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Original
Creator:blaynescott  
Date Added:February 8, 2011
Base Figure:DCD Smallville Clark Kent
Height:6.00 inches
This figure was made for a few reasons: to test out thatsmyface-dot-com's facial modeling/3D printing, and as a gift my (then) girlfriend who was overseas. Since she liked figures, and my work (but I was back in Canada between contracts), I included this figure in a package of Christmas/Valentines gift to her.

Recipe:

DCD Smallville Clark Kent - main figure, resculpted with Aves and Green Stuff.
Random NECA neck, modified
Random McFarlane mini-chain - simulates my real life wallet chain, heh.
DCD Books of Magic Tim Hunter - Shoes & glasses (modified)
DCSH Clark Kent - hands
DCD Stand - acetoned down, wet sanded, primed with Krylon black, and sealed with Citadel spray

About the thatsmyface-dot-com 3D printing: It's eerily accurate, as long as you do front/left/right shots of your face, and are willing to airbrush/photoshop your image to remove shadows. The site lets you model your face based on that (choosing points where your eyes are, nose, etc.), and in a few weeks you can get the 3D printed face.

Now, the downside: the face has the image printed *into* the material, which is great - but the head has the texture of a sugar cube, and has a skin tone that's nearly impossible to match, given how it reflects light.

Hence, why I wet-sanded down this head with high-grit sand paper (300+), then sculpted my hairstyle with black Aves Apoxie. Using Tamiya flat skin tone (great for cartoonish/comic book style skin tone right out of the bottle) I painted the head, and used Vallejo paints for the whole body.

Overall, the 'thatsmyface' process is great to nailing a general shape, but if you want something that's not just a fun gift to a non-figure collector, it requires some work on the part of a customizer to make something that looks good.

Cheers,
-Blayne


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User Comments
wesr - Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Man that's one funny looking guy Seriously though it looks good.
dakota - Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Very Cool!
dakota
Chaos Zero - Wednesday, February 9, 2011
That's a cool custom Scott! I'm sure your gf will like it. What brand of Acetone do you use btw?
RedRebelCustoms - Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Great figure! Love the myself motif! Thanks for the review!
pock63 - Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Nice work. You really got it to look like you!
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