Post by showbizpizzabear81 on Mar 12, 2018 6:14:25 GMT -5
So, here's my 2002 Hogan in progress...
Basically, what I'm thinking is a good flame decal for the boots. I'm actually going to repaint the boots red, then do yellow flames. Then, paint the edges of the decals to blend with the shirt and bandana, exacto knife to clean the edges, a good gloss finish. And for good measure, I was thinking of using one of my 104 Steve Austin knee braces for Hulk's left legs...since this is the OLD Hulkster we're talking about here lol
Good morning! Yes, actually. Some are Retro, some are Hasbro. I've been doing both for variety. Mattel has the head swaps to make easy customs, but they really need to up their game on body styles and sizes. I have a few guys that are only waiting on attire or arm tattoo decals..even minor skin match touch-ups like Vader, and Shawn Michaels
With Shawn, I also have to go back and fix the silver on his boots. The paint came off when I was applying the gloss sealant unfortunately. But both of these guys are near done. Then I could reenact HBK kicking Vader and telling him to "Get his fat a** up!" Lol
Post by showbizpizzabear81 on Apr 23, 2018 6:00:16 GMT -5
And here's one I'm just starting, using a beat up old Virgil. A Hasbro Rocky Balboa. I used a small wood rod to firmly attach his head to Virgil's shaved down neck. Then I applied glue and clay, let dry and I'm now standing to form the neck to the right size. I'm also using a Dremmel to shave down the bottom of the boots, to mimmick Stallone's short height compared to the other wrestlers.
Keep getting told to add my customs on here from the bay, made these in hope to raise funds for my hasbro project. Quite enjoyed doing these. also have a hulkamania hulk and bushwhackers in prep. basically had a bunch of retros shelf warming and bunch of basic and elites collecting dust so decided to customise Hope you like them.
NWA JIM CROCKETT LEX LUGER
SID JUSTICE WRESTLEMANIA VIII
HULK HOGAN RIP FROM NO HOLDS BARRED
HULK HOGAN AMERICAN MADE/AWA
RICKY THE DRAGON STEAMBOAT
JIM THE ANVIL NEIDHART HART FOUNDATION
THE BUSHWHACKERS (1994 ERA)
THE HART FOUNDATION CIRCA 1991
HULK HOGAN (PYTHON POWER)
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Post by showbizpizzabear81 on Jul 7, 2018 8:54:49 GMT -5
And here's the beauty of buying a junk figure off Ebay. It was a Hogan that I already had, but this one had loose joints and worn paint. I think I paid $8 or something. I'm in the middle of slowly transforming him into something really awesome: WWF Hasbro Mail Away Hulk Hogan! I'll post the finished product.
love the customs mate! do you sand em off first and use primer?
Usually, yeah. I go really fine on the sand paper and do my best to not leave an even surface before applying primer, because everything after a bad sanding will show.
At the end, I give the paint job an entire week to dry before applying a semi gloss lacquer finish to protect the paint and give the figure a nice, legit look. I haven't done it to the Hulk yet. Im trying to figure out the best way to smooth out his bandana. Looks too rough and its driving me nuts.
I just recently started doing some customs of my own. I got back into collecting Hasbros because of the Mattel retro line. I was inspired to take a stab at customs because I desperately wanted to add a CM Punk to my collection.