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Tough Customs: Morbius

If you have been following my recent customs, you will know that I am on a Dr. Who kick right now. Right now I am finishing up a set of four aliens and monsters, including Morbius pictured above. If you are unfamiliar with the character, you can see a screenshot of his apearance in The Brain of Morbius here. Morbius had some unique challenges, so I decided to take some pictures during his creation.

Packaging Design Part 1

Creating the packaging for my Psycho minimates was both fun and challenging. I documented the process with photos, with the intention of showing you the project from start to finish. However, my 2 year old son seems to have “misplaced” the flash drive that those photos were stored on, so I will be documenting a different packaging project instead. I have a new set of 4 marvel customs in the works, and I thought it would be fun to create packaging for this set. Part 1 of this series shows how to prepare your customs for packaging.

More Site Updates

Another decal artist is on board! Bob Harris has donated two excellent Watchmen decals for you to create your own Comedian and Doctor Manhatten. You can find these decals under his gallery in the Decals section. Lee also sent me his Mythbusters decals, which I have added to his gallery. The galleries are growing at a very nice pace!

One more addition to the site is the Painting Guide under the Tutorials section. Longtime readers will recognize this as a collection of previous posts. However, I realized that finding “the basics” might be hard for new readers, since they have not been following this site since its inception. If anyone you know ever takes that first step and asks how to start making their own minimates, you can point them to that guide.

Decal Design Tutorial Finished!

My decal design tutorial using Adobe Illustrator is finished and waiting for you in the Tutorials section in the top menu. There is a free 30-day trial of this software available at Adobe.com. The software is not cheap, so I would recommend making good use of the 30-day trial. I chose Dead Girl from X-Statix as the subject of this tutorial. If you follow the steps and create this decal you should be able to create almost anyone. I hope this tutorial is helpful for you!

Light-Up Iron Man Video

After I finished my Human Torch, I knew my second LED project would be a light-up Iron Man flight stand. This time I recorded a video during the entire process. Even if you are not ready to tackle your own LED project, it should be fun to watch this piece created in four-and-a-half minutes.