Welcome to the home of pulpy fiction productions corner for customs.

So here it is, I'm a graphic artist and illustrator located in Canada. I love animation, comics, sci fi, fantasy, movies, and music. On my spare time I customize action figures for the fun of it. My customs mainly focus on comic and movie characters, but that's not all I do. I'm an articulation nut, so the more the better, one of the reasons I love working with Marvel Legends and DC Universe figures.

On this blog, I'll be giving the lowdown of what I'm working on, what I'm thinking about doing, and how I plan to take over the world (all super heroes and would be vigilantes, please disregard this site).

If you have any questions, comments, or inquiries please feel free to email me at: pulpyfiction@gmail.com

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Marvel Select Hulk - REDO! Custom Action Figure

I'm not a big fan of the Marvel Select Hulk, particularly for the atrocious head sculpt, the brutal paints, and the ridiculous articulation. Sorry if you love the factory release on this one, but I'm not. I did get my hands on one several months back for pretty cheap, and I had a couple of ideas for it. After seeing some customs using the select hulk, Raybot's specifically (if you haven't seen it check it out, his original head sculpt is crazy good!), I saw how there was some really good sculpting to the figure, and I wanted to take a crack at one.

So I took the solomon grundy head I had (I think it looks more like the 2008 movie hulk than the poor head sculpt put out by hasbro for the legends line), and I dremilled it to fit the massive select neck. I then went to town painting the whole thing anew! I used lots of dry brushed layers for the skin tones, and especially the jeans. I topped them off with a light white dry brushed layer to mimic denim. I also tipped the frayed areas in white to get that torn denim look seen in cutoffs.

Thanks for the views!

P.S.- I left a few extra pictures here as well.

New schtouph! Samuel L. Jackson Nick Fury

Head: McFarlane Shaft- cut off body, dremilled neck, and sculpted the eye patch.
Body: Neca Movie Spirit - Dremilled off buttons and shirt seam, and then cleaned it up with epoxy sculpt also changing shirt collar by sculpting it into a turtle neck.
Finished off it off by repainting it. I also gave it some dry brushed layers for extra tonal value in the paints.

I'm a fan of the Ultimate version of Nick Fury, and we know his look is clearly based on Samuel L., but I think he's done a good job in the films and he helps set the look of the books to the films. I also think it's cool he's getting his own Fury film so I felt I had to have one of these on my shelf. I have some more marvel movies customs I want to have posted before too long. so please keep an eye out for that, and kick my but if it takes me too long to get to them!

Thanks for the views!

Okay some side notes and commentaries...

So Here it is the first new custom I have posted in quite some time.
I really needed to get to the photos and photoshop treatment for this one for quite some time. He's been on the shelf with my Marvel Select scale stuff for awhile. I was going to post him and was all geared up, but one of those weird fluke things happened and glenwebman posted his using the same head, but with the marvel legends Ultimate Fury figure base. I really liked it so I ended up not posting mine in respect of his good work, and yeah I was a little bummed out, but I haven't had an online presence until recently and this is what I thought I would lead off with from stuff I need to post off my shelf... before I drop an entire line of customs I've really been working away on. But more on that later!