|07-31-2009, 12:49 AM||#11|
Join Date: Feb 2009
|07-31-2009, 01:22 AM||#12|
Join Date: Dec 2008
that's a really good question.....
I only make customs to make them
if I displayed them I would display them as singular pieces.
some of you guys make customs that look like real factory products.which is cool cause it's fun and they match.
|07-31-2009, 01:32 AM||#13|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Spokane, WA
I usually make small paint changes, like doing a "wash" to bring out detail in backpacks, etc. It's weird to me that hasbro would put so much detail into Joe and Transformers sculpts (recently) and then not paint them to bring out the detail. So yeah, I do like CrimsonEmperor does, "compatible customs".
|07-31-2009, 03:22 AM||#14|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Depends on what you mean by customising. For example the recent roc Flint, which is wonderful, is designed to fit a loved character into the toyline and as such is not repainted beyond hasbro prod quality. My resculpts have a basic paint job to match the toys - the key there is the sculpting is the point there, for exampleRihanna custom.
The snow serpent above in someone's sig is a deliberate repainted custom painted to a pro level to bring out the sculpt, almost like painting a model, and the results can be breathtaking as that excellent one is.
So there's two different approaches - customising to supplement the toyline which means swaps, sculpts and restoration; and customising to have realistic figures which still includes swappins, sculpting but a greater degree of painting.
Personally I try to match the toyline but I do try to slightly emphasise detail without the figure looking incongrous
|07-31-2009, 07:15 AM||#15|
addicted to 25A Joes
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NF, NY
good topic, this.
I suppose it depends on a case by case basis what I'm trying to accomplish with each custom, though with most of them, I'm not overly concerned if my customs actually match the Hasbro stuff or overshadow it completely... I KNOW some of them like my combat engineer Tollbooth kick the shit out of Hasbro's stuff but that was my goal because I was challenged by my friend to make a Tollbooth that was NOTHING like the crappy original. Whereas I wanted Decimated to stand apart from Hasbro's toys but NOT so much that he doesn't blend with them. When I get some Lampreys and a couple of Eels, he has to look like he fits in with both squads.
I too tend to just make the customs to make them. I can't display much, I have no place to display them but I DO take diorama pictures which sometimes have both Hasbro production figures and other customs so I guess that would be a good place to look to see IF my customs blend with the Hasbro stuff.
|07-31-2009, 08:15 AM||#16|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
I've been doing this forever. I can paint a lot more detailed than I do normally, but I want my stuff to display in and amongst the rest of my collection. Highly detailed and heavily dry-airbrushed figures stick out like a sore thumb. I admire the technical skill that others have shown painting in that style, but the first question I always ask is "been painting Warhammer long?"
I like it when my Joe buddies come over and start searching to see if they spot anything new, and even more when they say "I didn't know Hasbro made _______?!?!". It's a very backwards compliment.
|07-31-2009, 08:41 AM||#17|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hisstank Wrestling Federation!
As of now, the chinese kids in Hasbro's sweatshops are better painters than I am. But I'm working on that.
|07-31-2009, 09:02 AM||#18|
Join Date: Sep 2006
For me, part of customizing means I customize ARAH figs to look like they fit into the ARAH line. That may mean painting as many details, weathering, dry brushing, or any of those techniques, but there is a trick to making the figs look like they fit with the rest of the line. I don't really see it as dumbing down skill, just use of different skills.
That isn't to say there's anything wrong with the super high end customizing... that stuff is awesome, and I envy those guys their skill. I love looking at that stuff, its bad ass. But myself, I just enjoy combining pieces of the vintage toys, painting them up, and making "new" vintage toys.
So I guess it just comes down to, do what you want. Basically, what Alyosha said.
|07-31-2009, 09:20 AM||#19|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Fort Smith, Ar
Yeah, I have been painting Warhammer minis for 10 years now (since I was 14) and I have developed a pretty good hand for detail. I typically do not use it for my Joe customs. I like them to blend into my whole collection.
IMHO there is an art to kit bashing or painting to the Joe standard, just as much as there is to dry brushing or using inks. I mean on most of Obi-Shinobi's generics I can not tell if he painted them and the look spectacular. That is impressive to me.
You did however get me interested in doing a master-class paint job on a Joe just to see how it would turn out. I think the only way I would do that, that often, is if I commissioned paint jobs.
Thanks for the great topic!
|07-31-2009, 09:58 AM||#20|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Hasbro figures go to my son. The only production figs I have are those that haven't been broken down for custom parts yet.
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