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Steve Reaper
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Posted: 19 July 2007 at 11:59am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Gil, finally made it home and checked my paints.  CITADEL COLOR 61-10 (Sunburst Yellow) will do the trick on Dr Strange.

 

TGR

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Gil Dowling
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Posted: 19 July 2007 at 12:10pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Cool. Thanks a bunch. Hopefully it's a color I already own!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 19 July 2007 at 12:53pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

The Dr. Strange I received is chipped on one of its finger…

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Index finger, left hand?

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Gil Dowling
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Posted: 19 July 2007 at 12:57pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Yes. I take it you've seen this. I coudln't tell if it was bent and chipped or just chipped. I thought it was well packaged, Doc was even wired into the package. I think maybe the finger was pressed against the plastic too tight.

EDIT: Typos


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John Byrne

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Posted: 19 July 2007 at 1:14pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I have the Doctor Strange. Same defect.
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Gil Dowling
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Posted: 19 July 2007 at 1:23pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Interesting. I think when it was wired in, the two plastic containers became tight around the outstretched hand and bend it slightly, breaking the paint.

I'll let ya know how my repairs go.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 19 July 2007 at 1:29pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I guess this means the "mint" version's the bent one!
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Steve Reaper
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Posted: 21 July 2007 at 2:29pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

For those of you who are interested I have updated the figurine list ( up to 100 or so) and also have images of my new Nick Fury, Hawkeye and the upcoming 150mm GALACTUS super special.

it's alll on my website.

www.marvelcustoms.co.uk

 

Gil, I went into GW today and noticed that there is a Golden Yellow paint too.

 

TGR



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Gerry Turnbull
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Posted: 21 July 2007 at 3:14pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

the galactus is very good!
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Gil Dowling
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Posted: 22 July 2007 at 7:23am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Steve Reaper wrote: Gil, I went into GW today and noticed that there is a Golden Yellow paint too.

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Thanks, Luckily I have both of those colors. I painted Strange the other night with Sunburst but it's a little too yellow. I tried doing a Black wash, then dry brushed with black, but both did not look good, Looking at the Golden Yellow, it looks like a better match. When I get some time later today I will try it.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 22 July 2007 at 8:09am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

That's one HUNGRY Galactus!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 25 July 2007 at 7:05am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

As my addiction ----- I mean, my collection grows, I find myself casting an analytical eye on the figures. Some interesting -- and perhaps odd, choices are being made for poses.

I'm guessing these are not all being sculpted by one artist, and I wonder how much the pose is determined by the sculptor. Several of the figures are in "action" poses -- Colossus, Phoenix, Dr. Strange, Black Panther, for instance -- while so far the bulk are simply in standing poses. It strikes me as an odd choice that the Panther is is a cool "hunting crouch" while Spider-Man and Nightcrawler are standing up straight. Colossus and Juggernaut are dramatically posed, while the Thing is posed almost casually.

I wonder what the thinking is behind the selection of who stands how?

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Gil Dowling
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Posted: 25 July 2007 at 7:38am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

I certainly can't speak for any of the sculptors but some of the poses are taken straight from existing images, such as the Mystique. Other than that, I'd say it's probably up to the sculptor, subject to approval by someone at Marvel most likely.
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Gil Dowling
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Posted: 25 July 2007 at 7:41am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

BTW - I touched up my Dr. Strange. The Golden Yellow was definitely a better match than the Sunburst. You can tell the paint is a slightly different hue than than the original paint, but it's close. I debated just repainting both gloves, and still may do so, but for now I'll leave it. Oh, I also wanted to paint the 'leopard' spots on the gloves but decided against it. 
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Ray Brady
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Posted: 25 July 2007 at 7:04pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Nightcrawler stands up way too often these days. As far as I'm concerned, he should always be crouched.
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Steve Gumm
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Posted: 02 August 2007 at 7:40am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

I'm hooked! I'm up to 15, and I'm pretty tight with my money!

Here's my list:

Invisible Girl
Thing
Captain America
Daredevil
Spider-man
Green Goblin
Magneto
Colossus
Nightcrawler
Wolverine
Phoenix
Angel
Doctor Doom
Storm
Thor



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Dave Powell
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Posted: 02 August 2007 at 8:12am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Just pulled up a currency converter, 12.00 is cheapest I've found in US, and they're about half that in the UK.  But there's good news!  My wife is from Scotland, so I can just have my sister-in-law order them all and ship them to me... mwahahahah They will be mine, oh yes, they WILL be mine.

I knew marrying a Glaswegian would pay off some day.



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Steve Gumm
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Posted: 02 August 2007 at 8:18am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Good thinking Dave!  There are some borderline ones I'd definitely buy if they were $6. Such as Gambit, Iceman, Loki, etc...

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Dave Powell
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Posted: 02 August 2007 at 8:21am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Loki is one of the premium ones for me, I'm an Avengers geek.  Needs me some Ultron and Loki...

 

edit because I couldn't spell premium the first time.



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David Ferguson
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Posted: 19 August 2007 at 9:08am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Just got:

Captain Marvel variant
Hawkeye
The Lizard
Nick Fury

and, my favourite so far, the Black Costume figurine.

Question: If they do DC, do you think they'll do Watchmen?

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Steve Reaper
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Posted: 19 August 2007 at 9:23am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

DC is confirmed, release date has yet to be set by EM.

Images of The Joker and Green Arrow are up on my website :)

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David Ferguson
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Posted: 19 August 2007 at 9:29am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Who's your money on for issue one Steve?

Batman or Superman?
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 19 August 2007 at 9:45am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

heh. The Mr. Fantastic in the pic with Cap and Galactus on Steve's website looks like he's about to do John Cena's "you can't see me" taunt!




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Steve Reaper
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Posted: 19 August 2007 at 9:53am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

If I were to start this DC collection going then my money would be on SUPERMAN to get the ball rolling.  If you were to ask anyone in the street to name a DC Comic character I think his name would crop up more often than the like of Batman etc.

 

 

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John Byrne

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Posted: 19 August 2007 at 10:11am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

I wish somebody would offer a subscription service
for these things! I'd happily buy the ones I don't want,
just to be sure I get the ones I do!!
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