Friday, June 21, 2013

The Batcycle! 1967 Aurora Model Kit Re-Issue! BATMAN! Adam West! DC Comics!

Here comes the bat-tastic Batcycle, from the 1966 BATMAN TV series (tho this sensational cycle debuted in the '66 BATMAN theatrical film)! This 2003 Polar Lights Aurora re-issue zooms your way! Painted with enamels and acrylics, this Bat-bike is a gem! It's small (about 5 inches long), but was a blast to assemble!  Incredibly authentic and detailed! Click images below to enlarge!

The figures were painted to evoke the look of the TV versions of 
Batman and Robin! Note the detailing on the sidecar!  

Holy separation issues! A great feature is that Robin's 
sidecar includes a detachable go-cart! 


Monday, June 3, 2013

The Monkees! Custom Mego "Action Figures!" Davy Jones! Peter Tork!

Take a look at these colorful and fun custom "action figures" I assembled around 2005! It's the Monkees, created with an eye toward replicating the kind of product the prolific Mego corporation would have produced around the mid-70s, like their STAR TREK, WALTONS, and "World's Greatest Superheroes" line of toys! Click each image below to enlarge!

Above: All four custom MONKEES 8-inch figures, sealed on carefully-crafted custom cards!

Above: Davy was made using a STAR TREK "Chekov" (what else?) action figure!
Tons of molding clay and added accessories were used to craft
the figure, along with lots of sculpting and painting!

Molding putty was used to craft Mike's hair, over a 70s STAR TREK "Bones McCoy"
head. A custom hat was added, then that head was used as the "master mold"
for the final plaster cast noggin! Clothes from the 70s STARSKY & HUTCH Mego 

line were used for his threads!

Peter sports a custom-made psychedelic top, made
from some paisley-patterned material!

Above: The original heads used to create the Monkees! Left to right: "Bo Duke"
was used for Micky, "Bones McCoy" was turned into Mike, and "Luke Duke"
was crafted into Peter!