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Saturday, October 21, 2017

CUSTOM FLINT G.I. JOE TOY [MARVEL LEGENDS SCALE] BY DSNG!

Another new custom for 2017, and he is one of my hefty 6-inch G.I. Joes! This version of Flit has some special customizations for his weapon's storage, on his body [I’ll explain later].

The base body was ML Punisher, and I had to sand down his hair and then sculpt his beret hat. Then I sculpted the lower hem of his pants and his new armored best and all the pouches. His sleeves and gloves were sculpted, and then I sculpted & added a radio thingy to his right shoulder strap. His boots were fully sculpted as well, and I didn’t bother to prime him before I painted him with Tamiya paints [since his overall scheme would still be rather dark].

 And now, his weapon storage: On his back, as opposed to having two Katana swords like Deadpool, I created a rectangular holster for his handguns, which are inserted on each end, and that pouch is held via a 5mm magnet upon his back. So that gun-holster-backpack is removable, and it also hosts a stored dagger, which you can see if you focus carefully on it. Then upon his right thigh, I added a double-gun holster, partly sculpted, and created with some cardboard as well. Thus he actually has two more handguns held on his right thigh.
And then on his left thigh, he has the Demolition Man’s holster, so that was pretty standard. His chest armor also has another handgun, held close to his left armpit.
In total, my Flint custom has about 8 guns, when you count the two machine-guns that he holds with both hands.

    


  

    

Sometimes my G.I. Joes don’t look exactly like the cartoon or movie versions; and that’s fine, because I’m creating them in my own style, while ensuring that they have high quality and cool details.
BTW, the custom Duke shown in the background of some pics was uploaded previously in my gallery... Anyway, stay tuned for more Joes!

Friday, October 20, 2017

CUSTOM DUKE G.I. JOE TOY [MARVEL LEGENDS SCALE] BY DSNG!

This Duke is a new custom for 2017. I’ve made about 5 other G.I.Joes [one of them is teased in the background of the first pic] and I’ll try and post them soon. The base body was the Marvel Legends Netflix Punisher and I had to sculpt his armored vest and all of the pouches from Milliputty. His head was taken from the ML Steve Rogers toy [the one from the Civil War Three-pack] and his high-top hairstyle was sculpted.

   

   

  

Duke [Conrad Hauser] has about 7 guns holstered and held on his frame. Most of the guns were customized and some were attached via magnets on his back. I painted the small flag on his right arm with Sharpie markers, after sculpting its base. One gun holster came from Demolition man, while the other was fully sculpted. His belt was sculpted as well. Finally, Tamiya paints were used and I tried to weather him a little bit, with some metallic shades. Stay tuned for more!

CUSTOM ROADBLOCK G.I. JOE TOY [MARVEL LEGENDS STYLE] BY DSNG!

Here's Another new one, from 2017. I’ve made a few other G.I.Joes, and I’ll try and post them soon. This Roadblock [his real name is Marvin Hinton] was based on a hybrid original design, and I drew inspiration from the character portrayed by Dwayne Johnson in the G.I.Joe Retaliation movie from 2013. The base was the ML Netflix Punisher, fused with a WWE Basic Series 68B [I think that’s the one], which presented the head that I needed.

The muscular arms were sculpted, and they were borrowed from a ML Whirlwind. And his new armored vest was sculpted as well. His left thigh’s dagger holster was sculpted, while a small 5mm magnet was installed inside the pouch affixed upon his right thigh, in order to hold the submachine gun affixed there. Plus the dagger held on his right thigh was custom made.

    

  

Since Roadblock is a Heavy Gunner, he needed a heavy weapon; so the heavy machine-gun came from the other ML Punisher toy, the Walgreens exclusive. I also gave him black gloves but I didn’t give him the movie version's beard; since I felt it wasn’t necessary, per my chosen design. He has about four guns and two daggers, plus I attached a walkie-talkie-thingy to his leftward shoulder, right on the strap of his armored vest. The gun holster for the large two-toned handgun affixed on his lower back was custom made from cardboard and duct-tape. Finally, Tamiya paints were used and I tried to weather him a little bit, with some metallic shades.



 Stay tuned for more!

Friday, October 13, 2017

CUSTOM LARA CROFT FROM TOMB RAIDER LEGENDS [MARVEL LEGENDS SCALE] BY DSNG!

This gal is a new custom from 2017. And she is an original design loosely based on the costume in the “Tomb Raider Legends” video game, from 2006 I think. Some fans have said that the new rebooted Tomb Raider [from 2013] seems more like “Lara Crofts daughter” than the true original character, per her looks and personality… anyway, I digress… although I do prefer the original Lara, per her wit, her courage and her attitude.

The base model for my Lara Croft was a hybrid of Marvel Legends Thundra [upper chest and shoes] and Captain Marvel [lower body, arms, thighs and head]. Her Hair was fully sculpted and a small 5mm magnet was used to connect the ponytail to the back of her head. Her boots were fully sculpted as well. Her jacket was fully sculpted along with the collar and the t-shirt. I also gave her a larger bust and a bigger butt. My custom, my choice.

Inserted within the core of her long hair is…. Craftwire, bent and shaped like an “S”. That was the embedded skeleton to guide my sculpting process. And then I used Green Stuff [the Warhammer40K standard putty, which comes as blue and yellow segments] to sculpt her long ponytail, since that putty is actually like Procreate putty in its bendable nature; but it is actually far more sticky than Procreate. And the other popular putty that I used for making her body enhancements is Milliputty, which hardens solid and doesn’t bend when it has fully cured, after like 3 hours. And Tamiya paints were used to color her.

    

    
   
   



   


The gun holster came from Nick Fury, while the four other handguns came from the Casting Cave website – I highly recommend that site for buying your weapons, unless you sculpt / create them yourself, which I often do. I actually modified / upgraded her two extra silver-toned handguns, holstered at her hips – initially, they were as small as the black ones held in her hands in the first pic. 

The cool axe latched upon her back was bought from a guy in China, via ebay. And I created her thigh straps from rubberbands, before painting them. I also created her thigh-latched gun holsters, using cardboard that I folded, before wrapping them with duct-tape. Obviously my Lara Croft custom is thick / voluptuous; yet she stands very well, despite her special underlying boot-threads, designed for her hiking adventures. I had to sculpt that feature as well, but it was a fun project. Thanks for checking her out! And stay tuned for more!

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