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And speaking of custom figures the Rom one I had here yesterday turns out to be something I posted 3 years ago. I must have had a senior moment, but I'll leave the link for it since it features that same custom from different angles then what I had before http://thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10608&start=1995
And here's my latest coloring job. You all remember this U-Foes fan art that was part of the art work care package for Bill Mantlo's birthday right? I also wanted to thank one of my regular commentator's RT for mailing me a copy of Daredevil #127 which featured the first action appearance of Brock Jones as The Torpedo. Who says selling insurance can't be fun?
But that's not all RT was up to last week he also made friends on farcebook with a certain Jo Duffy who was the editor for Rom spaceknight issues 1-18. I think you'll find what she had to say rather interesting during one of their correspondences.
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That's probably gonna do it for this month but we'll kick off December with some more Dire Wraith brain draining fun.
I thought "that might be the best ROM custom figure ever" so I consulted my vault to compare...yep, it's my favorite. Found out I had saved another photo of it, guess where I got it?ReplyDelete
oh brother! I must be getting senile I have seen that custom before and even posted it even though it was over 3 years ago. but it looks different here and in the photos I linked it to. over 3 years ago, by the Gods of Galador I hadn't realized how old this blog was!Delete
I'm impressed that you got the scoop on Jo Duffy! Thats some great info! Your coloring job is fantastic! I mean,..wow! ..As far as that custom ROM goes, its good, and I like it, but the Torpedo shown in the link just wasn't to my taste. I'm not a custom snob I just think a few things, like the colors were off. Also I don't really like ball hip joints. They just seem to make the figures look weird. Congratulations on another great posting that got me thinking,..maybe its time for a Torpedo custom!ReplyDelete
Chris, I think my favorite of your figs (so far...are you going to do a more faithful ROM himself?) is Starshine 2.0, followed very closely by...nah, that's too hard to choose a #2.Delete
Chris you would ROCK a Torpedo custom!Delete
HA! Geez thanks so much you guys! I will be doing a Torpedo custom in the near future! I'll be back!Delete
I have to agree with Gary on your Starshine chirs as my fav. And as you know im highly intrested /stalking your next ROM. RT is also correct you will rock torpedoDelete
Thanks so much my blog brothers! @Joseph, I will contact you on FB about your inquiry today,..Delete
I hope I do rock the Brock when I make him! Thanks for the votes of confidence! Wow, the more I hear about that Starshine custom the happier I am that Bill Mantlo's got her with him! I can't tell you all how much I appreciate your support. It means more than I can express.
WOW thanks for the mention Shlomo! It was really nice to talk to Jo Duffy. She said she really misses Bill and enjoyed talking to me as it brought back memories.I asked her who plotted issue #1 and came up with Brandy and Steve. I also asked her about whose idea it was that the wraith's look like they are being destroyed ("dust outline") and she of course said that was Bill and Sal's. One of the coolest things about Rom #1 is that they thought he was a killer due to that. From her comments it seems that Bill had more creative control over issue 1 than what Shooter has told us. I love the color job on the U Foes. I remember how awesome I thought they were as a kid. They just look and looked so awesome.ReplyDelete
oh...I also why they waited so long to show us what the wraiths really looked like.Delete
just wanted to give you all a heads up that i'll be updating this posting later this weekend with something new that just turned up. you guys did notice ROM in Duffy's bio under her editing credits right?ReplyDelete
you know I noticed it. ;)Delete
Jo duffy on ROM cool stuff. I liked her as a writter on another toy to comic Crystar.ReplyDelete
Really dig the color job on the you foes too. Nice work!
thanks Joseph, as for Chris's next custom figure I should have that up here in the next few hours or so.Delete
Hey Joseph, I have ever Crystar comic ever made, and I agree with you completely. It was good.Delete
(I still read them once a year. Anything that crosses over with Puck is my kind of mag)
Thank you for featuring my newest custom figure HAMMERHAND! I really appreciate the coverage! I'm waiting for a few shipments of supplies but after that you guys can all expect to see some new ROM/Bill Mantlo related customs! Thank you again for the support brother!
Awesome work on Hammerhand Chris!!! Great job on the U-Foes Shlomo!ReplyDelete
Thank you Mark! I really glad you like him! He looks even better in person! ;)Delete
Wow all very impressive from Chris's design and look for Hammerhand to the Amazing coloring of the art pieace of U-Foes by Shlomo all just too cool stuff!!!ReplyDelete
THE U-FOES! I've got a real soft spot for those handsome devils..ReplyDelete
I'm trying to come up with something for that Hammerhand and the Ufoes that isn't just "ooooh" "ahhh" "shiny!"ReplyDelete
But I can't, so we'll just go with that.
Very nice coloring job, David! And the great action figures keep on coming! Jo Duffy sure did edit a lot of great comics. Whenever I see her name in the credits of a book I pick up, I know that I'm going to enjoy it.ReplyDelete
hey folks thanks for all the comments this posting was another good example of great fans coming together here to bring some great new stuff to other fans. December 1st will kick off with some more great archival Rom related coolness from Gary Martin Jr. and I swear by the Gods of Galador i'll come up with some new fan art soon. perhaps even a Rom vs The U-Foes piece.ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving guys and gals! Thank you for keeping this blog alive and providing me entertainment!ReplyDelete