Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Old John Carter of Mars Stuff




This set of customs went through quite an evolution. I began them in 2006, and sort of picked away at them ever since. In many respects, they are some of my favorites. I did eventually part with them (I had a very persuasive reason for doing so), and have every intention of recreating all of these characters again. I've already redone Tars Tarkas and John Carter, but not to my satisfaction yet. To me, the Magneto head I used on this custom of Carter is perfect for the character...the face is chiseled, gentlemanly, and distinguished...and he looks like he could be a man of thirty or of a very lean and healthy fifty. Both the White Ape and Tars Tarkas where (at the time) my most involved and complex customs at this scale (my General Grievous surpassed them shortly afterwards), and while Tarkas is still a high point for me, the White Ape was one I was less enamoured with...aside from the headsculpt, which I'm still very proud of. The Incomparable Dejah Thoris went through many changes over two years...this version here is the latest and last before I shipped her off to her new owner. The hair was achieved by using thread soaked in glue...a trick that I borrow from British customizing master Zombihamma. The John Carter series is (and always will be) one of my favorite things in this world.

2 comments:

Eric Orchard said...

These pieces are so amazing Bruce. The hair is brilliant. Some of my favorites by you.

bruce said...

Thanks, Eric!