Miscellaneous Gallery - Other Fan Art
Last Updated: 10/4/16
Legion of Crystal Gems (Brainidot 5, Bouncing Steven, Sensor Garnet, Power
Back to Miscellaneous Kitbashes.
Everything else that's done as fan art, but doesn't fall into one of the
Kid Kid (The Goat): It's that lovable goat from
Acclaim's Quantum and Woody, kitbashed into a toy! I bought a cheap bag of
barnyard animals, fished out the one goat, made him a cape from part of a
plastic bag painted white, and painted the toy to look like the real thing,
Kid Kid. 7/22/97 (Note: he was later officially named Vincent Van Goat, and
later got a real figure.)
Harry Potter: The base for this was a Stealth Voltron
"Pidge" figure from Trendmasters, the face of which was already nearly
perfect. After searching around for a better body, I gave up and massively
resculpted the armored Pidge body into Harry. This includes fixing the badly
made hands and using putty to try and make clothing for Harry. CLICK HERE for a closeup front shot of just the figure.
The yellow is actually not that bright, it's an artifact of the digital
camera. I made the cape from a bit of velour ribbon, and the Quidditch broom
from the end of a card-holder available at the florist's counter at a local
grocery store. I sanded down the shaft with my Dremel so that it would fit
in Harry's hand, and managed to get a nice woodgrain pattern as a side
effect. I based the outfit on the cover of the first novel, CLICK HERE for a comparison shot. I made this figure as
a late Christmas/Anniversary gift for my sister, Carole. 12/29/00
Lego Godzilla: Mostly just assembled from existing
pieces in my collection (green is HARD to find!), but I reshaped the wolfman
head from a Lego Studios set into a Godzilla head. I wish they'd make one of
these for real. 5/29/05 (Later we did get a Kaiju Suit Guy Lego.)
Mimi from Reality Check!: I took a Dale Arden action figure and rebuilt it into Catreece's
sister, Mimi, from the comic Reality Check!, published by Sirius (the
creators can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org). I chopped off a bit of
the hair in back and added bangs with Sculpey to duplicate Mimi's hairstyle,
then added ears, expanded the eyes (the toughest part to get even close to
right) and chopped at the nose and mouth a bit. Using a part of Princess Thundra's (another Flash Gordon figure) tail
as a base, I built Mimi a tail. Finally, I used some bits of copper wire and
a glue gun to add whiskers before painting the whole thing. I also painted
the symbol on a hoverboard for Mimi. 3/7/98 (Reality Check finished in
1999, but a Kickstarter brought back a collected edition with new story in
Zak from Army Ants: Army Ants is a comic
self-distributed by Teddy Bear
Press which is sort of like G.I. Joe with insects. Zak is the unspeaking
ninja warrior type in the mold of Snake-Eyes. The base figure I used was the
G.I. Joe keychain wetsuit guy. I wasn't able to get Zak's outfit reproduced
exactly without giving up the poseability which was the whole point of using
a G.I. Joe, so I settled for a variant outfit. I added the head, wristbands
and boots with epoxy putty, and had to lengthen one leg, since the figure's
lower legs were of different lengths! The antennae consist of balls of putty
on the ends of plastic rods. While you can barely see it, I resculpted the
hands with three fingers each. I built the machete/sword from a Rota-Point
toothpick. Almost the entire figure is repainted, despite being originally
black, since I had to cover up over the inevitable white mess left by the
epoxy putty. While I was at it, I painted over the rivets and screws.
Gunner, Phil and Sarge - More Army Ants, made from
knockoff GIJoe-style figures called The CORPS! (specifically, Gunner from
Junkyard, Phil from Shark and Sarge from Gunner O'Grady). Made basically the
same way as Zak, but with more practice behind it. I built up the fingers a
bit more to counter chipping putty. I made Gunner darker because the base
figure was black, but I think the color suits him. Similarly, the original
uniforms were dark grey, so I left them that color, fortunately having paint
that matched the color (I added the camo pattern to Gunner's pants, though,
as well as tattoos that don't show up in this scan). All joints still move
except for Sarge's head, which I had to glue in position because his neck was
caucasian fleshtone, and paint over it would rub off. Click here for an image of the trio from behind. 1/24/99
- Iron Servo with Crowcannon:
I took a 10" Space Armor Spider-Man (Iron Man with a Spidey head) and a
Pokemon candy dispenser to make a new body for Tom Servo of MST3K. Solo shot of Iron Servo. "I'm HUGE!" quoth Tom.
Crow's fate was to be crumpled into a block and act as the Crowcannon, Iron
Servo's deadly sarcasm blaster. Closeup of the
- Squidbob Thulhupants: From a
Dork Tower strip (titled "Are You
Ready?") where Igor has a nightmare combining Cthulhu and Spongebob
Squarepants. I made this from a Spongebob candy dispenser and some
Milliput. It has gone over very well, even resulting in an offer to bear my
children. Alas, she was several time zones away.
- Captain Marvel android: After
getting one of the movie-version Mr. Fantastic toys, I decied to repaint it
as an updated version of the 1960s rip-off Captain Marvel, an android who
could split apart and control his bits remotely. May 2005.
- JLU Orion: I hacked up the
legs and reposed them so Orion stands better on his Astro Glider. December
- Attacktix Tigger: I didn't do much to the actual Tigger
PVC aside from rebuild the tail, but I built a log-shaped launcher so Tigger
IS the missile. December 2007.
- Attacktix Winnie the Pooh with Piglet: Okay, so I got
more of those Disney PVCs and hacked up a Chief Chirpa Attacktix to make this
one. December 2007.
- Attacktix Domo-kun: A Domo PVC
modded with a rocket pack that a missile can plug into. Doesn't fire very
far, but it hits hard. Domo-kun is the mascot of NHK, a Japanese TV
network. August 2008.
- Gurren Lagann Beedrill: A small Beedrill figure
reposed, repainted, and given Gurren Lagann sunglasses. December 2008.
- PokeFavre: A Brett Favre
figure given a custom Pokeball and new badge (attached temporarily as suits
him). Ironically, this was made in early February 2009, before he retired
from the Jets too.
- Halo Kitty: Mega Bloks has the Halo license, and in
early 2011 also got the Hello Kitty license. So, of course I had to cross
the streams and make Halo Kitty. Pistol comes from one of my Halo Blok sets,
the helmet is a My Little Pony bicycle helmet modified very extensively. The
Hello Kitty head turns out to be hollow rotocast plastic. March 2011.
- Loper Dalek: A "Dalek: the
Supreme" Character Builders minifig repainted in the University of Nebraska -
Kearney "Lopers" colors, with eyehook added so it can be worn on a chain
around my neck. January 2012.
- Sabine Wren's art project: I got the Sabine Wren (Star
Wars: Rebels) with Stormtrooper two-pack, and decided to spruce up the
trooper. I made a spraypaint device for Sabine, and then dyed and painted
the trooper armor. February 2015.
- Dr. Dinosaur! From Atomic Robo. I did a HeroClix
version of Robo years earlier, and when I saw the Jurassic Park blindbag
figures I knew what I had to do. June 2015.
- Chromed Captain Phasma. A
3.75" action figure done up in AlClad chrome and some general touch-up.
- Jedi Master the Dude. An Impact Miniatures "Duderino"
figure with a new hand and a scratchbuilt lightsaber, inspired by a photoshop
of the Dude's head on Obi Wan's body that was going around Facebook.
- Ariel the pirate: Mostly
playing mix and match with Lego Ariel and Captain Hook, but I painted a bit
on the torso to make the outline female. June 2016.
- The Legion of Crystal Gems: So, I got a lot of extras from the blind bag
chibi Steven Universe figures. Not enough to do something with every
character, but enough for four Legionnaires. Might do more if I get extras
of series 2. All have at least a little putty modding. October 2016.
- Brainidot 5: AKA Peri Dox.
- Bouncing Steven
- Sensor Garnet: Yeah, there were plenty of
other possibilities for Garnet, but I like Sensor Girl's original costume.
- Power Amethyst: Yeah, Power Boy is pretty
obscure, but he was in one of the first LSH issues I got as a kid.