Thursday, June 23, 2016

Riverspoons Studios 1/12th Scale Darth Vader Model Kit

It's been years since I worked on a 6 inch figures or what they call 1/12 scale. I got interested recently with the Bandai Star Wars Model Kits when I watched some of the fwoosh reviews on youtube.

Some are preferring the MAFEX version is the best 1/12 scale Darth Vader out there, but I think with a few tweaks and detailing the Bandai model Kit can be the best looking 1/12 Darth Vader.

Here are some of the improvements I added. Model kits are normally light since the parts are hollow. So to make it heavier I filled all the hollow areas with apoxie sculpt. The figure feels much solid now and sturdy. I also scrapped all the plastic molded cape & robe parts since I feel it didn't work well for the model kit. Instead, I provided a very light fabric, and i modified the belt straps so the robe can continuously flow on the lower body.

Since the Bandai model kit Stormtroopers are out of stock when I bought these, I just settled with the Sandtroopers to be my Stormtroopers temporarily. These figures are also filled with apoxie clay and I added a black fabric to hide all the joints. The effect was really great. I looked like a mini Hot Toys.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Riverspoons Studios Hugh Glass Custom Pop! Figure

"As long as you can still grab a breath, you fight. You breathe.. keep breathing." When I watched the Revenant few months back, I was captivated and inspired by the story. I knew I would create a Pop! Hugh Glass figure someday and I just did! I used the Aquaman Pop! figure from the Batman vs Superman as the base figure, everything else is sculpted in. I also added a wearable bearskin coat to keep him warm.
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Riverspoons Studios Jon Snow Custom Pop! Figure

"You know nothing, Jon Snow"

Found this Jon Snow figure from a surplus in poor condition. Since I got inspired with the current season I decided to give this Jon Snow pop a second life.

I originally plan to just repaint this figure with better paint job, but I decided to step it up and upgrade the details with a newly sculpted hair and facial details. As for the cape, I added a leather straps inside and updated the sculpt on the cape as well. For the final touch I added a fur on his cape.

It was a blast working on this figure and I hope I can add more Game of Thrones custom figures soon.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Riverspoons Studios Mad Hatter Custom Pop! Figure

"We're All Mad Here.." When I saw this Mad Hatter pop I immediately grab a copy, at first I was really pleased with all the details but eventually when I compared it with some movie stills, I just knew I have to repaint it. With Jack Sparrow and Mad Hatter done, I guess I need to add more Johnny Depp characters on the Pop world from now.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Riverspoons Studios Captain Jack Sparrow Custom Pop! Figure

"Not all treasure is Silver and Gold mate" - Captain Jack Sparrow

I didn't hesitate to get this new Jack Sparrow figure when Funko released the Pirates of the Caribbean line. But as usual this character deserves a better and more detailed paint job.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Riverspoons Studios Civil War Captain America & Iron Man Custom Pops

Few months back Funko released the official Civil War Funko Pops and I only got these two for the mean time and as always I couldn't resist repainting these Pops.

The Captain America was fully repainted with toned down colors. As for Iron Man I added some panel lining on his armor and experimented on his eyes. I always wanted him to look meaner rather than the circled eye. I guess it works even it's a bit odd.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Riverspoons Studios Netflix Daredevil Custom Pop!

I was really excited when the official Netflix Daredevil Funko Pop came out. The figure and the details looks great although I find the red base color of the figure too light and didn't capture the darker tone from the series. That's why I added my personal touch on it and I'm glad it came out just as I wanted.