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Re: Abotu Once Made...
Reply #25 on: May 30, 2012, 03:44:35 AM
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That would ruin the surprise! :)

I actually have three 85's and an 80 now. Leveling sure isn't the drag it used to be...

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Re: Abotu Once Made...
Reply #26 on: May 30, 2012, 03:52:59 AM
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I seem to remember you running around with a quirky little Goblin, but I'm not sure what use it would have for a sword.  SO.  I will wait and be surprised with everyone else :>
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Re: Abotu Once Made...
Reply #27 on: May 30, 2012, 03:56:31 AM
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I actually have three 85's and an 80 now. Leveling sure isn't the drag it used to be...

Wow.  I remember when you didn't have an 80...

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Re: Abotu Once Made...
Reply #28 on: June 12, 2012, 04:45:42 PM
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I seem to remember you running around with a quirky little Goblin, but I'm not sure what use it would have for a sword.

I have MANY goblins  ;D

and this one is about ready to paint.......



I've been trying to take a few more "work in progress" pics because people like those. In a day or two, or several, whenever the paint job is done, this guy will have a proper debut. Then the jumble of strange objects here might make a little more sense.

Some of these parts were "recycled" from the same X-Men Nightcrawler figure whose hands and feet I used for Abotu. It's all about sustainability, you know?

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Re: Abotu Once Made...
Reply #29 on: June 12, 2012, 11:04:53 PM
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Offline Nephilium T. Sundance

Re: Abotu Once Made...
Reply #30 on: June 13, 2012, 12:00:09 PM
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That's awesome, Abotu!!!!
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Re: Abotu Once Made...
Reply #31 on: June 13, 2012, 12:12:22 PM
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Awesome tabard.

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Re: Abotu Once Made...
Reply #32 on: June 26, 2012, 02:45:24 PM
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Just reposting the Marmek pics here for posterity, so the other thread can die a natural death.

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What can I say... she needed a friend...



also this one


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Re: Abotu Once Made...
Reply #33 on: January 04, 2013, 12:42:40 PM
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He may not have played in a year or so, but our favorite action figure customizer still makes WoW customs. Marmek the goblin warrior was built to scale with the troll rogue featured in our original interview. Check out some of the pictures at his realm's off-site forums.

http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/01/03/where-are-they-now-5-years-of-wow-personalities-15-minutes-at/

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Re: Abotu Once Made...
Reply #34 on: January 07, 2013, 06:00:44 PM
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Still impressive.  Every time I see it, I'm amazed.


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Re: Abotu Once Made...
Reply #35 on: September 06, 2013, 12:45:05 AM
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WHOA NELLY it's time for more Earthworm Jim customs!

First up, here's Princess What's Her Name:



She's supposed to be an insectoid alien who's "hideously mutated" to look like a hot babe. I decided to make her look less human and play up the insectoid characteristics instead.



I used pictures of bees, wasps and hornets for inspiration.





When I showed these legs to my friend he flinched... as he put it, "I'm used to that pattern meaning danger!"



No, it wasn't a typo, I said I love bug titties.

This figure was made entirely from scratch, with zero parts from other toys. Mostly sculpey, some wire and wood inside for support. The wings were made out of clear plastic (bits of packaging) which warped slightly when I baked connective sculpey parts onto them, but it actually gave them a nice dimensionality instead of being totally flat. I even hand-dyed the doll hair with acrylic paint cause I couldn't find a good red. She's reasonably well articulated - ball-and-socket joints at the shoulders, hips, neck, and mid-torso and swivels on the wings.

There's more! I also recently completed my "New Junk City" diorama for the displaying of these figures.



Based on level 1 of the original game. I used so many materials and found objects for this that I can hardly begin to explain the process, but the extremely short version is "papier-mache over wood." I experimented with a sheet of clear plastic for the backdrop, but settled on just using colored pencils on tagboard. It still looks pretty with some backlight.

Some details:





Here's Jim surveying his domain.



And the obligatory group photo:



Now I'm wishing I had made this thing way bigger so I could keep cramming more characters into it.

Still to come: Jim's Pocket Rocket vehicle and... I dunno, maybe I'll do Evil the Cat. Still working out ideas for a few other characters.

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Re: Abotu Once Made...
Reply #36 on: September 07, 2013, 08:58:28 PM
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 :o Amazing Abotu!
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Re: Abotu Once Made...
Reply #37 on: September 07, 2013, 11:20:51 PM
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Bossly. It's cool seeing how you make these