Haha, of course I failed on the first week already when I decided to post every Wednesday xD Oh well, I’ll try harder next week!
During the past week I’ve been in panic mode to finish my customs up to #200. Today I still have 199&200 to finish and my plane (to Berlin, duh) leaves at 18:40, eeeep! Wish me luck!
The customs I made since last time (including the ones that are horribly bad!):
Custom #184: Unfezant. Made from a G2 flamingo LPS. Will be for sale when I get back from Berlin.
Customs #116 Delcatty and #186 Skitty. Delcatty stays with me due to her overwhelming cuteness and Skitty will hopefully move to Canada to my favorite Instagram friend :)
Custom #187, My original character, the Day of the Dead Princess. I made her as a special Halloween custom! She’s so gorgeous! I’m selling her because even if she’s detailed and probably the most well-sculpted thing I’ve ever done, I don’t feel an emotional bond to her like with the customs that I decide to keep. Is that weird? :D If she doesn’t sell I’ll be happy to keep her, but I really want her to find a home where she gets the attention she deserves :)
I was inspired by a gorgeous photo of a young lady wearing Day of the Dead-themed makeup but I can’t seem to find the original source for that photo so I won’t post it :/
Custom #188 was also a special Halloween-themed one, inspired by my favorite app in the world: Zookeeper Battle. There was a Zoo Vandal called the Grim Reaper Panda that I thought looked adorable so I decided to make a custom of it’s rare form, the Rare Grim Reaper Panda xD It’s sooo cute! It looks so friendly and innocent but it’s really a bringer of death. Mwahaha! It’s also for sale (though I bet my Zookeeper-obsessed sister would be quite happy to get her hands on it!) :)
Customs #190 Glameow and #95 Purugly. Almost 100 customs in between these two, can you tell? :) I bought a pink G3 cat because I thought it looked cute and soon realized it would look amazing as a Glameow. I’ve been waiting to make her ever since, and finally I got it done! Neither one is for sale, this Crazy Cat Lady Pokemon trainer needs to have more cat Pokemon in her collection >:3
Custom #191, Pumpkaboo. Another Halloween custom! …though I’m not sure if this qualifies as a LPS custom since I used a G3 Ladybug head for the body xD He’s so cute though!
Here is a group shot of the first three Halloween customs together:
I love the little miniatures! They’re so cute and look perfect with my customs!
Anyways, moving along with the customs #192-> 198
Custom #193, Amaura! It turned out so cute, much cuter than I anticipated! I used a G2 giraffe body and a dragonfly/butterfly head for her. I removed the tail and and the “spots” from the body and sculpted a bit more mass on it to cover the entire body. I also reshaped the mouth of the dragonfly head and sculpted the “ears” on it. The “ears” were a pain in the butt to paint since there is supposed to be a gradient from a cream-colored yellow to a peachy pink on them. First off, the sculpt was pretty rough so it was hard to make the paint look good when it just highlighted the flaws, secondly both the yellow and pink I used are quite “thin” and don’t really want to cover anything even if I had base coated the ears with white. Finally, I used the yellow and pink without diluting them too much, got the gradient done (which was way too dark for Amaura), tried my luck with a thinned-out lighter yellow on the entire “ear” and voila, it almost looks like it’s supposed to!
Custom #194, Sparky from Frankenweenie. I haven’t seen that movie but when I saw this figure I thought he would be perfect for Sparky! He is also one of my special Halloween customs and is for sale in my Etsy shop. With this custom I noticed that Green Stuff can be very hard to file down so it’s smooth. With the sculpt around the mouth I tried my hardest to file it smooth but instead the green stuff started to peel off! :S Clearly I still need to work on my technique!
Custom #195, Zero from The Nightmare Before Christmas. ….Hahahahah!!! He is the worst custom I’ve ever made! xD His face has a serious lack of symmetry and he just looks creepy! From this angle he’s almost presentable but I would never share a photo of him from the other side. This all can be blamed on the fact that I used a Zoe Trent figure for him (because I had no idea what to do with it until I got the brilliant idea to destroy it and make Zero), you can see the wonderful WIP photo here, he is the one next to Pumpkaboo on the right:
Hey, at least I tried! xD And no, he will not be for sale, I have too much self-respect to sell a custom this bad :’D
Customs #180 Lopmon, #183 Calumon, #185 Terriermon, #189 Guilmon, #192 Renamon and #196 Impmon. Finally got the last of my Digimon customs done! Yay! I love Impmon the most! I remember watching Digimon Season 3 as a kid and hoping to one day own an Impmon toy (I even made one of Play Dough but it got all gooey when I accidentally left it in the sun) and here he is! ^_^
Custom #197, Smoochum. Made from a G3 Ladybug. She looks very cute from the front but the sculpting on her hair on the backside looks terrible. She will not be for sale for the same reason as Zero.
And last, but definitely not least, I present to you one of my all-time favorite customs I’ve made:
My baby dragon Freckles (original character)!<3 He is so cute and was born as an accident!
I was head swapping an iguana head onto a kangaroo body to get a base figure for Yoshi (coming up at some point!) and I thought it would be fun to pair up the remaining head and body. When I saw it I got so inspired that I had to make a sketch immediately:
And that’s how my little darling dragon was born. He will not be for sale even though many claim that he’s the cutest custom I’ve ever made! Since I made a bit of extra money on a custom I sold on Ebay, I decided it was okay to keep him all for myself :)
Other things I did during the past week:
– I got a video camera so I can finally start filming my customizing process! …I also realized I’m terribly awkward talking to the camera but hopefully I’ll get better as I make more videos! ^_^’
– We went to the Carnival of Lights in Helsinki’s amusement park! It was as pretty as always but nothing really new compared to the past years. I was being a weirdo of course as I tried to get good shots of my LPS mascot with the bokeh from the lights xD
So there we go! Now you know what I’ve been up to during the past week. Today after finishing customs #199 & #200, I’m taking a well-deserved break in my favorite city with my favorite people! I’m also turning 25 tomorrow so there are many reasons to celebrate! ^_^ To be honest, I’m also kind of looking forward to going to some shops there to buy more LPS… hehehe. Being 25 years old doesn’t mean you have to be boring or that you can’t have strange hobbies!
So, farewell for now and see you again next week!