Miscellaneous Gallery - Other Fan Art
Last Updated: 12/26/22
Back to Kitbashes.
Everything else that's done as fan art, but doesn't fall into one of the
larger categories. Just chronological order for now, every so often I'll
peel some out and give it its own category if I've made a lot.
Kid Kid (The Goat): It's that lovable goat from
Acclaim's Quantum and Woody, kitbashed into a toy! I bought a cheap bag of
barnyard animals, fished out the one goat, made him a cape from part of a
plastic bag painted white, and painted the toy to look like the real thing,
Kid Kid. 7/22/97 (Note: he was later officially named Vincent Van Goat, and
later got a real figure.)
Harry Potter: The base for this was a Stealth Voltron
"Pidge" figure from Trendmasters, the face of which was already nearly
perfect. After searching around for a better body, I gave up and massively
resculpted the armored Pidge body into Harry. This includes fixing the badly
made hands and using putty to try and make clothing for Harry. CLICK HERE for a closeup front shot of just the figure.
The yellow is actually not that bright, it's an artifact of the digital
camera. I made the cape from a bit of velour ribbon, and the Quidditch broom
from the end of a card-holder available at the florist's counter at a local
grocery store. I sanded down the shaft with my Dremel so that it would fit
in Harry's hand, and managed to get a nice woodgrain pattern as a side
effect. I based the outfit on the cover of the first novel, CLICK HERE for a comparison shot. I made this figure as
a late Christmas/Anniversary gift for my sister, Carole. 12/29/00
Lego Godzilla: Mostly just assembled from existing
pieces in my collection (green is HARD to find!), but I reshaped the wolfman
head from a Lego Studios set into a Godzilla head. I wish they'd make one of
these for real. 5/29/05
Mimi from Reality Check!: I took a Dale Arden action figure and rebuilt it into Catreece's
sister, Mimi, from the comic Reality Check!, published by Sirius (the
creators can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org). I chopped off a bit of
the hair in back and added bangs with Sculpey to duplicate Mimi's hairstyle,
then added ears, expanded the eyes (the toughest part to get even close to
right) and chopped at the nose and mouth a bit. Using a part of Princess Thundra's (another Flash Gordon figure) tail
as a base, I built Mimi a tail. Finally, I used some bits of copper wire and
a glue gun to add whiskers before painting the whole thing. I also painted
the symbol on a hoverboard for Mimi. 3/7/98 (Reality Check is currently on
indefinte hiatus as of June 1999.)
Zak from Army Ants: Army Ants is a comic
self-distributed by Teddy Bear
Press which is sort of like G.I. Joe with insects. Zak is the unspeaking
ninja warrior type in the mold of Snake-Eyes. The base figure I used was the
G.I. Joe keychain wetsuit guy. I wasn't able to get Zak's outfit reproduced
exactly without giving up the poseability which was the whole point of using
a G.I. Joe, so I settled for a variant outfit. I added the head, wristbands
and boots with epoxy putty, and had to lengthen one leg, since the figure's
lower legs were of different lengths! The antennae consist of balls of putty
on the ends of plastic rods. While you can barely see it, I resculpted the
hands with three fingers each. I built the machete/sword from a Rota-Point
toothpick. Almost the entire figure is repainted, despite being originally
black, since I had to cover up over the inevitable white mess left by the
epoxy putty. While I was at it, I painted over the rivets and screws.
Gunner, Phil and Sarge - More Army Ants, made from
knockoff GIJoe-style figures called The CORPS! (specifically, Gunner from
Junkyard, Phil from Shark and Sarge from Gunner O'Grady). Made basically the
same way as Zak, but with more practice behind it. I built up the fingers a
bit more to counter chipping putty. I made Gunner darker because the base
figure was black, but I think the color suits him. Similarly, the original
uniforms were dark grey, so I left them that color, fortunately having paint
that matched the color (I added the camo pattern to Gunner's pants, though,
as well as tattoos that don't show up in this scan). All joints still move
except for Sarge's head, which I had to glue in position because his neck was
caucasian fleshtone, and paint over it would rub off. Click here for an image of the trio from behind. 1/24/99
- Iron Servo with Crowcannon:
I took a 10" Space Armor Spider-Man (Iron Man with a Spidey head) and a
Pokemon candy dispenser to make a new body for Tom Servo of MST3K. Solo shot of Iron Servo. "I'm HUGE!" quoth Tom.
Crow's fate was to be crumpled into a block and act as the Crowcannon, Iron
Servo's deadly sarcasm blaster. Closeup of the
- 2015 touchup: After more than a decade of being
moved around the country, taken to RiffTrax and so forth, the paint was getting
a bit dinged up. So I fixed it as best as I could, and the
- Squidbob Thulhupants: From a
Dork Tower strip (titled "Are You
Ready?") where Igor has a nightmare combining Cthulhu and Spongebob
Squarepants. I made this from a Spongebob candy dispenser and some
Milliput. It has gone over very well, even resulting in an offer to bear my
children. Alas, she was several time zones away.
- Captain Marvel android: After
getting one of the movie-version Mr. Fantastic toys, I decied to repaint it
as an updated version of the 1960s rip-off Captain Marvel, an android who
could split apart and control his bits remotely. May 2005.
- JLU Orion: I hacked up the
legs and reposed them so Orion stands better on his Astro Glider. December
- Attacktix Tigger: I didn't do much to the actual Tigger
PVC aside from rebuild the tail, but I built a log-shaped launcher so Tigger
IS the missile. December 2007.
- Attacktix Winnie the Pooh with Piglet: Okay, so I got
more of those Disney PVCs and hacked up a Chief Chirpa Attacktix to make this
one. December 2007.
- Attacktix Domo-kun: A Domo PVC
modded with a rocket pack that a missile can plug into. Doesn't fire very
far, but it hits hard. Domo-kun is the mascot of NHK, a Japanese TV
network. August 2008.
- Gurren Lagann Beedrill: A small Beedrill figure
reposed, repainted, and given Gurren Lagann sunglasses. December 2008.
- PokeFavre: A Brett Favre
figure given a custom Pokeball and new badge (attached temporarily as suits
him). Ironically, this was made in early February 2009, before he retired
from the Jets too.
- Halo Kitty: Mega Bloks has the Halo license, and in
early 2011 also got the Hello Kitty license. So, of course I had to cross
the streams and make Halo Kitty. Pistol comes from one of my Halo Blok sets,
the helmet is a My Little Pony bicycle helmet modified very extensively. The
Hello Kitty head turns out to be hollow rotocast plastic. March 2011.
- Loper Dalek: A "Dalek: the
Supreme" Character Builders minifig repainted in the University of Nebraska -
Kearney "Lopers" colors, with eyehook added so it can be worn on a chain
around my neck. January 2012.
- Sabine Wren tagging a very sleepy Stormtrooper. I got
one of those two-packs for Sabine, and I decided to make her a small paint
sprayer and then dyed the trooper that came with her and painted it up.
Spray and run! February 2015.
- Doctor Dinosaur! Based on
a Jurassic World raptor toy, with a lot of putty and styrene bits. Outfit
based on his clever disguise from one of the Atomic Robo Free Comic Book Day
stories. Work in progress, the
brilliant plan enacted! May 2015.
- Captain Phasma chromed Mk I: I used
AlClad chrome for this, with touchups in black and red. I wasn't really happy with the
uneven chrome, though. October 2015.
- Legion of Super Crystal Gems: I got a lot of doubles from the
blind-bag Steven Universe chibi figures, so I decided to paint some of them up as
Legion of Super-Heroes characters. As one does. I also have a lot of
fashioned after Steven Universe characters. And a couple of Transformers.
- Brainidot 5: The main physical mods were to remove the
outfit details that conflicted with a jumpsuit, and add a force field belt. Querulous
Dot. September 2016.
- Bouncing Steven: The happier mold of Steven clearly
said Chuck Taine to me. Just needed to turn the flip-flops into boots. October 2016.
- Sensor Garnet: Futurevision would normally suggest
Dream Girl instead, but I reallly like the Sensor Girl costume and went with that
instead. Mix of Apoxie Clay modification and a donor cape from a Mage Knight figure.
- Power Amy: Based on Power Boy, given the skin color. I removed
her whip, added a collar and belt.
- If I ever get a spare Pearl (unlikely at this point), I'll probably make a Saturn Pearl.
I've got a spare Steven with shield, which could probably be Cosmic Boy. No indication that
there will be a second series of these, though.
- Captain Phasma chromed Mk II: I got
a Molotow chrome marker and tried that, with a little touchup with black and red paint
as before. Much better results. November 2017.
- Chrome Bender: Yeah, having more fun
with the Molotow. Now his metal ass is very shiny. January 2018.
- Porgtrooper! Someone suggested that Stormtroopers were really
just suits of armor full of Porgs, so I did this. Out of the
armor, and various ways of being in the armor.
- Lego Flowey: I realized that a blindbagged
"Flower Mascot" minifigure with the head replaced by a skeleton head was pretty close
to being Flowey's evil face from Undertale, all it really needed was to have the flower
petals painted yellow. Which I did. May 2018.
- Koffing: I got a bunch of cheap vending machine
Pokemon minifigures, some of which weren't the right color. The Koffing was gray (and not the
right kind of bluish gray for a Shiny) and had rotten printing of the eyes and crossbones.
So I fixed it up and added a Lego stud attachment for a flight base. December 2018.
- Blue Jerboa Ranger: I picked up a clearanced
Torra Doza from the Star Wars: Resistance toy line, and when I got it home I noticed that
her chest armor looks like a robot rat of some sort. I was originally just going to paint
the chestplate to emphasize this, but the factory paint was sloppy enough that I ended up
repainting almost the entire figure, albeit in pretty much the original colors (with some
bits added or moved around)...and then I built her a weapon that could attach as a tail,
because mission creep. July 2019.
- I Am Elemental Oblivion mod: When
toys break and I can't fix them back to something like original state, sometimes I "fix"
them in other ways, such as giving an energy cannon arm to this broken
I Am Elemental figure. December 2019.
- MiracleShagg: In college, one of my
roommates (Michael K. Anderson) did a series of parody comic strips for the college
alternative newspaper (the Pundit), using the Scooby Doo gang. First was The Green
Knight Returns, in which Shaggy took on the part of Dark Knight Returns Batman. Then
Watchdogs, where Scrappy Doo was the Ozymandias replacement in a Watchmen parody.
His plan for 1992 (which as far as I know never got past the planning stage) was
MiracleShagg: A Scream of Flying. The premise was that Shaggy and Scooby were
experimental subjects who were given psionic powers, but the powers only really
kicked in when they were terrified...so they were conditioned to be easily frightened.
Fred's their government handler, taking them around the country to test them out in
any scary situation he could find. That's why all their disguises and stuff worked,
psi powers. I did a drawing of a Miracle Man sort of variant on Shaggy's usual outfit
back in 1992, and when I got a spare Shaggy figure from the Scoob! movie line (they
only sold in two-packs, and I wanted the Dyno-Mutt that Shaggy was packed with), I
knew I had to paint the MiracleShagg details on. May 2020.
- Singulari-Tree: In 2022, since I
didn't want to clear table space for my sad little Dollar Tree Christmas Tree, I jammed
it into a lamp stand pole I'd been keeping around after the lamp died, in case I found
a use for it (like, putting a tree on top). A friend commented that it looked like a
Fortnite gathering tool, so I grabbed a cheap Dollar Tree holiday display set and used
the tree from it to build a gathering tool. I gave it to Singularity since she was the
most holiday-colored one I had (I had passed on the gingerbread men set when I saw it
at Ross). So now it's the Singulari-Tree tool. December 2022.