I haven’t had a lot of time for customizing lately, but one of the figures on my workbench is an Age of Apocalypse Colossus. I have wanted to have this Minimate for a long time, and luckily someone commissioned one from me, so I can make a duplicate for myself!
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I have been using Citadel paints regularly for the last 4 years or so. A few months ago I had a friend recommend Vallejo paints to me. I hadn’t heard of this brand before, so I checked into it, and … I picked up a starter set of 12 colors, and I have been using them on all of my recent Minimate customs. The Vallejo paints are a different experience than Citadel, and both paints have their pros and cons.
For some reason I have always been reluctant to post work-in-progress photos. I like waiting until the final product is finished – when everything looks as good as I can make it look. But I realized that I enjoy seeing other people’s work-in-progress pics, and it makes seeing their final product even more fun, so why not do it with mine? I think I am going to make this a regular feature here at the Factory. First up is Solomon Grundy!
The first time I gave some serious consideration to buying a 3D printer was about two years ago. I made a list of all the things I would like to make, assuming the resolution was high enough. One of the items on that list was parts to make a Mojo Minimate. I grew up reading X-Men comics and watching the animated show, so he has always been on my wanted list. And visually he is one of the most interesting Marvel villains.
A few weeks ago I posted about finding a source for a new customizing tool – color plastic cards. I ordered a full range of colors, and they have arrived! Opaque Colors The opaque...