Friday, 17 February 2012

Wolverine Redux

I probably don't self-censor enough, and sometimes post pics that I'm not really happy with. I guess that's the growing pains of learning a new skill, but it's still not a great advert for the blog when the first picture is out of focus and, well, not that good. So, with standards in mind, I've revisited Wolverine for these shots:

The base is from a McFarlane Toys Lost figure, but it seems to work fine as Logan's hunting ground. I guess this means the Marvel theme is well and truly continuing!

And, hopefully, that's the front page looking a bit better for the time being... :D

Monday, 13 February 2012

Marvel Universe

As I said below, 3.75 is my scale, for which I'm sure I have the Kenner Star Wars line entirely to thank. Anyway, much as I enjoyed the Marvel Legends series, the pack in parts to build a bigger character across the wave being a genius move, it was great to see the Marvel characters get scaled down. This summer there's even going to be a Quinjet, which will be awesome. As long as Sony go the same way with the Spider-Man reboot figure line, I'll be a happy man.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this was the line that started it. Origins: Wolverine might not have been a great film (at all, unfortunately), but we did finally get that Deadpool toy everyone was after... Real snow last week let me attempt to pass off my back garden as the Canadian wilderness. Yeah, me neither.

Ol'Shellhead also downsized for his last film, which was a great move. Playing around with the toy today, it's got great posability, and this is the best pic I've got of him yet. Like the Lyra shot below it's also on my (as-yet unfinished) custom figure base.

There we go, mighty Marvel for ya. I would very much like a Scarlet Spider, a Union Jack and a bad guy (Juggernaut, maybe?), but we'll see what shrapnel I've got at London's Super Comic Con at the end of the month...

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Lyra Silvertongue

I'm in two minds about how badly The Golden Compass did; on the one hand, I dearly love the His Dark Materials universe and books, and would love to see them all on the big screen as a well-made trilogy; on the other hand, everything I saw of the first film made me think the production had completely missed the way I imagined it. The most important point to take from the above is, however, that I haven't seen it, so I'll reserve judgement until then.

Ultimately though, the film wasn't a hit, which means that it's unlikely sequels will get made (and with The Subtle Knife being my favourite book in the series, I'm strangely relieved - I might still get the opportunity to make it first!). It also means the merchandising is going cheap. 3.75 is my scale, Lyra here is one of my favourite literary characters, 99p is a price I can't argue with - this combination is full of win for me :D

NB - I know it's young Lyra, old Pan, but I like cats Pine Martens.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Back to the Box

This will most likely be the last Dagobah themed pic for a while, as I think I've taken this little shoebox as far as it can go. The Yoda shot above is an outtake from this video...

Anyway, thanks for your continued interest over the last few weeks! I'm getting a wider range of inspirations, interests and ideas, which I think may start to have an impact on my postings. Feel free to let me know what you think!

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