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Michael Terry
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Posted: 27 August 2007 at 7:20pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

The wasp...
So does she have the wandering eye like so many others have stated about this bust?


(poorly painted)
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Roger A Ott II
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Posted: 27 August 2007 at 8:59pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Don Bohm:  Love the Iron Man mini statues from Bowen. I wanted the Full Size ones, but they are rare and expensive!

I bought one at a convention and the other on Ebay about two years ago.  Got them both for what I considered reasonable prices.  I don't seem them online as much as I used to, but I still see them for around $175 now and then.



The only thing I don't like about them is the gold coloring.  It's too dark and doesn't look like how I'd imagine Iron Man's armor to be colored.


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I agree on the gold, be cool if it were gold chrome, but I usually see the Classic version, ( on the right) to be over $200 if I can even find it. The Silver Age ( left) is more readily avalible it seems, for abround the $175 you mentioned. And then theres the Classic bust.... sheesh!
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The only thing I don't like about them is the gold coloring.  It's too dark and doesn't look like how I'd imagine Iron Man's armor to be colored.

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An inherent problem with gold. Despite being called the "yellow metal", and being thus coloring in every comicbook since the Dawn of Time, gold is really a shade of brown, leaning to ochre. It just doesn't look right when characters we are used to seeing colored yellow turn up in their "accurate" colors.

I discovered this myself, when I was about 14, and I made a model out of clay of the original Iron Man armor, and painted it dutifully with gold paint (just as had Tony Stark in the issue I had just picked up). Didn't look right, but I was too anal even then to even think about painting it yellow.

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Robert Cosgrove
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Posted: 01 September 2007 at 9:26pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

"The Yellow Avenger" wouldn't quite have the same ring, would it?
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Don Bohm
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I just think "gold chrome" , thats how I see Iron Man's armor. And I "see" his red sections as red anodized.
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Brian Talley
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Picked these up today (Wonder Woman as well, can't find on line pic)

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An inherent problem with gold. Despite being called the "yellow metal", and being thus coloring in every comicbook since the Dawn of Time, gold is really a shade of brown, leaning to ochre. It just doesn't look right when characters we are used to seeing colored yellow turn up in their "accurate" colors.

I discovered this myself, when I was about 14, and I made a model out of clay of the original Iron Man armor, and painted it dutifully with gold paint (just as had Tony Stark in the issue I had just picked up). Didn't look right, but I was too anal even then to even think about painting it yellow.

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I use Brass paint to simulate the yellow gold look.

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David Ferguson
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Posted: 02 September 2007 at 8:54am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

bend Spider-Man and Nightcrawler into more appropriate poses

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The black costumed one's pose is far more appropriate.

There is also a free Spider-man figurine you get when you subscribe that is on a rooftop with a traditional pose.
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Michael Terry
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Posted: 02 September 2007 at 11:08am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Can I request this thread as a sticky?

It would be perfect for discussing our action figures, model kits, Bowen figures, electronics, extra.

Or even its own location like movies and TV.
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Consider it done. I will also modify the title
appropriately.



Fake Milestone: 35553
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George Lee
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My Bowen full-size classic Avengers statues. I regret not
picking up the Scarlet Witch, but can't wait to add furry Beast.




Marvel Legends Avengers action figures.



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Awake with insomnia this morning, I found a fun -- well, for an obsessive compulsive like me! -- way to spend my time. The shelves in my studio are made of those snap-together metal "milk crates", grids that form five sides leaving one open. Turns out the squares of the grids are just the size of the normal bases on the 3" lef figures. So I decided to rearrange my collectionnnnn to leave spaces for all the figures thusfar announced, each to a square, in three rows, off-set. Interesting to see how the figures clump together, and the spaces between others. The Green Goblin must have serious B.O.! He's all alone in a wide space.
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Gil Dowling
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Posted: 04 September 2007 at 7:22am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

So action figures. To open or not to open? Me, I just can't bring myself to open them up. I'll need some convincin'.
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Gerry Turnbull
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Posted: 04 September 2007 at 7:47am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

not much action goin on if theyre stil encased in plastic . .  .
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That ball-joint articulation is just SO ugly -- and somehow disturbing!
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I thought he had Playboys on that rack before.

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I did. A stack of about two dozen issues from the late 1950s and early 1960s. They are still there, just on another shelf, out of shot.

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Posted: 05 September 2007 at 1:01pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Some new arrivals and a bit of rearranging…



The Inhumans Royal Family. Thats my own sculpts of Dragon Man and Fin Fang Foom lurking in there.

The good Doctor is new. Terrax and Nova have been moved next to their boss.

Segregating the badguys.

The two closest, cover-image inspired Superman pieces are new, as is Powergirl.

This turned out to be a whole lot more Jim Lee than I understood from the promotional material, but it's a pretty nifty sculpt/paint.

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My Favourite there has got to be Black Bolt.
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Jason Schulman
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JB -- I like the Curt Swan-ish Superman on the left of your second-to-last photo. Where'd you find that one?

And is that the Alex Ross Batman Black & White statue on the bottom left of the last photo?
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Tony Meusel
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Posted: 05 September 2007 at 7:17pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

My statues and busts are behind glass.  I worry about the cat shoving something, and having it smash on my wood floor.
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Michael Cross
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Posted: 06 September 2007 at 3:58am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

As mine did with the Bowen Rhino bust, Bowen Green Goblin bust and Bowen Spider-Man full size statue?  Yup, repair work later, they all look ok, though Spidey stands crooked on his base.
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I like the Curt Swan-ish Superman on the left of your
second-to-last photo. Where'd you find that one?

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The Warner Store.
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Posted: 06 September 2007 at 2:27pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

My first trip to my LCS since late last year brought some new toys to my desk.  Bowen's Shaman is a very welcome addition to my Alpha Flight collection.  Kitty Pryde is nearly a full size statue.  I'm a little worried she might tip forward, it's a pretty narrow base.  Both are sculpted by JBF's Jim Maddox and are gorgeous work.

My first of the Classic Marvel Figurines.  Thor needs some touch up paint work, but other than that, I'm really happy with the quality.  I was glad to see they aren't all the same height, either.  Ben is about a head shorter than the other two.

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Thank you, Ryan, for sparing us our sanity by obscuring the contents of Shaman's pouch.
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