http://csuhsux.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4l4gou) as a template. Once a print out was placed underneath the fabric of the shirt I just took a brand new Sharpie I appropriated from work and decided to just go for it. The image is a bit blurry in this posting because of the close up focus of the snap shot.
Well folks, on the heels of this little accomplishment came some more bullshit news along with some other pending bullshit that has me really preoccupied at the moment. I'm going to be on hiatus for a while as of now for an undisclosed amount of time as I endeavor to sort out all the bullshit in my life right now. Sorry about the inconvenience.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Airbrushed ROM fan art for sale on ebay, but just for 3 more days. Plus some more none for sale fan art eye candy!
Here's my latest find for Turbo fan art on Deviant Art. This is some pretty hot digital magic as you can see I bet this took a long time to do. Unfortunately I didn't have any luck getting in touch with the artist to get a couple of my questions answered.
Friday, May 18, 2012
New Warriors 73 & ROM 16 re-covered. Plus, Rakk the renegade spaceknight custom figurine!
"Hello. This is my custom Breaker spaceknight action figure. I tried a few new things with this custom. He was made using an inexpensive base figure from goodwill. I believe it was a power ranger. The lack of articulation in the arms and waist bothered me at first but as this custom is really just for my collection, I used it anyway. All of the armor details including the helmet, are sculpted using magic-sculpt. I then primed the figure in black and dry-brushed a semi-gloss red over it. In the comics this character is really more of a burgundy color throughout, but I thought the bright red with burgundy accents suited him. I also tried outlining some of the armor details in black, just to break up some of that red. I've wanted a collection of Spaceknights ever since I was a child. Breaker's was always one of my favorite Spaceknight armors, so after Starshine I had to try him next. I hope you like the custom. Thank you for viewing! -Chris"
Rakk's first appearance was in ROM Annual #2. If you don't have it or have other wise never read it you can check out this Youtube slide show of that issue. Story by Bill Mantlo with pencils done by Sal Buscema and inks done by Akin & Garvey. This issue was an excellent example of how the melding of great story telling and art work made ROM such a great book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrOmqDEWQGg&feature=related
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Animation video of obscure superheroes with one silver spaceknight (Ptor you friggin rock!)
I wanna give some major props to Ptor of the Sanctum Sanctorum for finding this funny ass video! Yeah Ptor that last posting was for you . . I just kinda forgot to mention that it was for you. But I made sure to get it right on this posting. By the way, Dr. Strange is the chosen one. His real last name is Strangstein. "Tamam Shud!" and Shalom
Friday, May 11, 2012
S.H.E.I.L.D, Dr. Strange, ROM & Starshine. Not The Avengers but also a mighty team up
Monday, May 7, 2012
Starshine spaceknight custom action figure
Hello. This is my custom Starshine the spaceknight action figure.She was made using a Marvel legends Mystique base figure.The costume details were sculpted using magic-sculpt.The head was altered using sculpt,the dremmel tool, and some simple hand sanding.Her ponytail is actually from a Marvel legends age of apocalypse sabertooth figure.The entire figure was primed in silver and then painted over in clear yellow to give her that glowing golden look.This was absolutely a labor of love.I hope you guys out there like her as much as I do.Thank you for checking her out! -Chris
So I'm curious what do you folks out there think about this?
Friday, May 4, 2012
Coolest custom Torpedo & Turbo action figures you've ever seen and my finished fan art
Over the years I've lost track of how many custom ROM figures there have been found all over the internet. But with this latest find you see here this is now the fourth custom Torpedo action figure I've come across. That's pretty impressive considering the relatively obscure nature of the character.
What's even more impressive is that somebody else out there made a Turbo custom figures from both New Warriors volume 1 and 2. Unfortunately I didn't have any luck getting in touch with anybody about it. I guess in a way this kind of fandom isn't that surprising if you think of it in terms of the Torpedo armor it's self.
The 20 Year Legacy of the Torpedo Armor
The first user of the Torpedo armor was it's creator Michael Stivak who battled with Daredevil (1975). It was passed on to Brock Jones who also battled with Daredevil but in their final encounter fought a common foe (The Chameleon) as allies. Later Jones participated in the Defender for a Day contest and also fought the Rocketeers (Marvel Premier) on his own which eventually led him to becoming allies with ROM spaceknight. After Jones's death by the Dire Wraiths the Torpedo armor fell into the hands of a relative in the Jone's family Mike Jeffries. After a short stint it was passed on to Michiko "Mickey" Musashi both of which who used the armor under the code name of Turbo with The New Warriors. Ironically the final user of the armor was the Dire Wraith queen Volx (1996). So that makes 5 different users of the armor in 5 different Marvel titles over the span of 20 years in the Marvel Universe.
Next up, another ROM related custom action figure you almost certainly have not seen before!
I'm adding a quick update to this posting because I saw the Avengers this morning. It turned out to be over all pretty good although I felt that some of the fight and action scenes along with Capt. America's head piece needed some fine tuning. I also think the Chitari concept could have been handled a little better but the entire cast did a really good job even though I still miss Edward Norton as Dr. Banner.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Guess who's joining The Avengers movie cast?
Ok I'm just kidding I had to do something to get you all to look. Please don't let this movie suck!
Just on general principle it's cool to find out about ROM's enduring legacy where ever and how ever it exists. But in just a few days I promise to have something way cool posted that I'm sure most of you haven't seen before and will love. Including this Turbo sketch completed and in color.
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