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Jodi Moisan
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Posted: 28 July 2008 at 1:06pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Thanks Al and Steve

My Son said if I did Luke Cage I need to do Iron Fist too. Al I have been looking at She-Hulk in the FF uniform. Spiderman would be pretty cool too.

I ordered more after I finished The Thing, so while I am waiting on those to get here I will be working on something else I am excited about, if it comes out it should be pretty fun.  I have been enjoying working on these so much I haven't worked on the Black Canary Challenge 08, I am not great at drawing, Lars is multi talented I saw his work on the sketchbook thread, very nice!!!!

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Posted: 28 July 2008 at 1:18pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Jodi you are absolutely AMAZING!  That is a SPECTACULAR effort!  I am humbled by your customizing greatness -- you go, girl!

Still chuckling at how "disco" the My Pretty Pony Luke Cage" looks -- LOL!

How about this:  A My Pretty Pony Spider-Man from his appearance in Fantastic Four when his costume was damaged and he had to wear a Fantastic Four costume . . . and a paper bag on his head in place of his mask?

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Jodi Moisan
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Posted: 28 July 2008 at 3:18pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Thanks John

How about this:  A My Pretty Pony Spider-Man from his appearance in Fantastic Four when his costume was damaged and he had to wear a Fantastic Four costume . . . and a paper bag on his head in place of his mask?

Picture please? sounds pretty hard.

 

 

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Still chuckling at how "disco" the My Pretty Pony Luke Cage" looks -- LOL!

LOL I am really liking these because it is so funny to put the ultra girlie My Pretty Pony with a macho comic book guy.

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Posted: 28 July 2008 at 4:27pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Jodi...those are wonderful!!  Damn big smile here!!
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Posted: 28 July 2008 at 5:57pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

First of all, thanks for the kind words Jodi. (blush)
And WOW!
Luke Cage : Power Pony is great!
(put my vote in for the Iron Fist request)
I literally do Not know how you manage to paint the ponies in
such smooth coats. Airbrush?
Your finished product is store quality. It doesn't look
'home-made' at all. Excellent effort.
(I showed my daughter, and she wants to tell you she's a fan your work. :) )


PS, Ryan,
Don't forget to add a shot of Spider-man's back!
(Johnny put a 'Kick Me' sign on Peter's back.)
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Posted: 29 July 2008 at 7:27pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Okay folks, got a bunch of pics of my latest project (started this one over two years ago . . . glad to be getting done with it!).  Here's how it started out -- one scratch-built Captain Marvel JLU head sculpt:



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Some donor body parts from a Superman figure and a phasing Martian Manhunter figure; used Kneadatite ("Green Stuff") for the first time to sculpt the details and the cape:



Then shot with a coat of primer to bring it all together (I etched the lightning bolt on his chest with a Dremel tool bit):


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Here's how things look now -- spent the past couple of weeks applying coats of paint . . . somewhere between the gray primer and the final product I shot it with matte white Krylon Fusion, which really made it "pop" (that also worked out to be the final coat for the cape):








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Posted: 29 July 2008 at 7:37pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

A few more shots:



Really proud of how the cape turned out:





The rope for the cape is also made of Kneadatite -- that was the primary hold-up on getting this thing finished; I just couldn't bring myself ot finish the rope and "buttons" for the cape, and I was dreading doing the yellow edging for the cape (the sculpting is the "fun" part for me . . . the painting is where everything can so so wrong so quickly, which makes it my least favorite part). 

I still need to glue the cape on (it hangs nicely, but it's not even secure enough for static display without gluing), then shoot it all with a clear satin finish to seal it.  I'll probably pick up a base for it since it's a bit top-heavy (aren't ALL the JLU figs top-heavy without a stand?), then I plan to take a few final pics for the fall CustomCon.  After that, it's probably going on eBay (so if any of you Captain Marvel fans are interested, feel free to drop me a line via the e-mail link here!).

Pretty proud of this one . . . kind of embarrassed that it took so long to finish. 

So it goes.
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Posted: 29 July 2008 at 7:54pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

He looks outstanding, John!  And if we were to dig out old projects still unfinished, well, I'd be well onto page 8 or 9 before I was done (just don't make me wait too long for that other red and yellow project I know you have going on).
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Posted: 30 July 2008 at 7:52am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

All you customizers have MUCH to be proud of!  The closest I ever got was painting a grey base-coat on a Marvel Spider-Woman (black costumed Julia Carpenter) to turn into a Troia.  I completely lost interest after that madness.

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Posted: 30 July 2008 at 8:21am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Great work guys!  Love the little ponies Jodi. very creative.  Luke Cage is Fantastic.  John, nice work on that Captain Marvel and the other JLA models. 

There must be something in our water here in Indiana.  And I like it.

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Posted: 30 July 2008 at 8:24am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Brian, Marc and Lars, Thanks so much! Glad you liked them. I should be getting more soon. I am working on something else that I hope comes out OK.

John Wow very nice!!! I LOVE that you took pictures of the steps, that is really cool.

James Thanks so much, Indiana has so many creative people because it's such a boring state there isn't much else to do, but create. LOL no Indiana is a pretty nice state.

Edited to add :

John I went back and looked at the head sculpt again and I must say you did an outstanding job on it.



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Posted: 30 July 2008 at 2:40pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Wow, good Captain Marvel.
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Jodi Moisan
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Posted: 30 July 2008 at 9:02pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

I literally do Not know how you manage to paint the ponies in
such smooth coats. Airbrush?

No I use a brush, I have an airbrush set, I am kind of nervous with it, I have never learned to use it. Also tell you daughter I said thanks.

While I am waiting to get my other black My Pretty Ponies in the mail I worked on a custom Mighty Mugg, it's Stan Lee

 



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Posted: 30 July 2008 at 9:10pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Stan "The Man" Lee came out great, now you just need a Kirby, Ditko etc....

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Posted: 30 July 2008 at 9:14pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

You do stunning work, Jodi!
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Posted: 30 July 2008 at 10:04pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

I really like your Cap, John.  The execution is sweet, from sculpt to paint.

How do you like Kneadatite?  I've never used it, but I hear it can be kind of flexible when cured.

Also, does the cape keep that arm from moving, or is it able to move more to the back so Cap can use both hands to punch the bad guys out?

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Posted: 30 July 2008 at 10:06pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Jodi, I've got to say I'm just not a Pony or Muggs kinda guy, but your work on them is really great.  Keep up the good work.

And don't be so scared of an airbrush.  They're just another tool, and once you get the hang of it you'll really love the effects.

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Posted: 30 July 2008 at 10:17pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

David, Ryan and Steve Thanks so much.

Steve I used to do the figures more, the only problem was, I would do a figure then they would make it, I did a ton of Star Wars that Hasbro produced at a later date, which got old really fast. So I have enjoyed doing figures I know, will never be made.

I need to take lesson on the airbrush, I love the look it gives. 

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That Stan Lee is aces! I want one.
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It looks like something you'd see in a shop.

Excellent work Jodi!
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Absolutely fantastic stuff, everyone. Love seeing what people come up with.
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Jodi Moisan
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Posted: 31 July 2008 at 2:42pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Wayne I think I will do a Mighty Mugg FX one next, if that is OK to use your character,  if it comes out  I'll send it to you.

Michael, Wayne and David, Thanks so much for the kind words.



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