(Ed note, due to the time difference between the UK and the US, Mikes post arrived within the deadline, but I was in bed at the time. I’m dedicated… but not that dedicated!)
Here are some finished shots of Acid Storm. I ended up making a Soundwave figure also. I took five bad old castings and was able to get one good figure out of the parts. I think these Transformers figures have turned out nice. I have added some custom Decals to them as well. I hope to have more pictures of them up on my Flicker account soon, till then please enjoy the photo’s below.
And one of the pair.
I thought I would send in an update on my Acid Storm miniature. I have given him a green wash so I can see imperfections in the casting. I then filled major problems with milliput putty. I like to have some of the original problems show to look like blast damage. Im working on repositioning the left arm and I have replaced the hands with 40K Space Marine hands. Acid Storm is holding an acid grenade! Next, I will paint the real base color on. I will also make a crazy base for him and pro paint him soon.
I just got a prefect cast to make my Acid Storm Decepticon robot jet miniature. I was thinking of wimping out on forgotten heroes as I have so much going on but I just went out in the studio and used an old Star Scream transformers decoy mold that I thought was bad and cast up a perfect Acid Storm body! So Acid Storm is on his way.
The 25mm sized Transformers rubber decoy figuers originally came with the transformers toy figures in the 80’s. They are rubber and are decaying due to age. I’m recasting them for myself and adding hands and changing the poses and characters as in this case.
I finished old Stinkor today and I am very happy with him. I ended up with a few different changes from my original concept. One was that I did not add the gun I made because it interrupted the lines of the sculpture and detracted from the overall unity and I also did not do the air lines as I felt they also did not contribute to the miniature. Also I think it looks more classic without them. I do like my air tanks and I think the armor came out nice. The colors glow because of the washes and my details came out well. I am very happy with my yellow green eyes and the face meets my expectations.
The base is my favorite part of this miniature. I used an old transformers robot head as the main structure of the base and did a mix of hot glue, sand and Milliput to make it look organic. I think it looks like part of Eternia He-Man’s world. The three creatures have been in my bits box for a long time. I heated them up and bent them into shapes that made them look like they had smelled a bad odor. I think they came out well.
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Stinkor is coming along well. I have added a red wash to his armor and dry brushed the base after giving it a black wash. I have started the details and will add on his blue accessories like his shield gun and air tanks that appear on newer versions of the character. I did the eyes but need to push down the head onto the body.
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I am thinking of having Stinkor lead an attack on my Icon Heroes miniature Castle Gray Skull and getting out all my He-man miniatures for a giant start of summer miniature war. You can see my last set up at:
On Saturday 6/4 I completed my sculpt of Stinkor and started the painting process. Today I blocked in the base colors and did the first wash to add shadows. Check out my Flickr account to see updated photos as of mid day Sunday at: