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#1 Catanas

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:02 PM


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Speedcat zooms into The Gotham Museum just in time to disarm one of the Jokers Laughter bombs.


ADDITIONAL IMAGES: -

Larger image of Vignette

Some of the design work.

The decals themselves



Project Inspiration.


As soon as I saw this contest, I knew I was going to enter the hero category as my first real attempt at minifigure customization. I love fun and quirky heroes, especially the Flash. I was a bit unsure at first about doing a speedster but then I decided what the heck, why can't Gotham have a speedster? So off to work I went. Her looks came partly from a character I'd posted before in my reviews here, and partly from my DC Universe character, but with a totally revamped costume (Pinktastic!). Her backstory was another thing entirely. I wanted to try and have a way for a young British (Aye, British because well, there aren't enough Brits in Gotham!) speedster to get into Gotham and one of the comics I'd fallen in love with recently gave me a way in! Knight and Squire are kind of like a British version of Batman and Robin, and get involved in Batmans affairs from time to time. As with most comic book British heroes, magic takes a big role and there was my way in! After that I just had to figure out a way to move her to Gotham. Waynetech seemed like a great answer, and it allowed Batman to keep an eye on her...which he does!

As this was my first proper attempt at customizing, I ended up going through a few torsos and legs experimenting with decals, but settled on Vinyl stickers in the end as I couldn't quite seem to get the gloss coat right. It doesn't look too bad however! :)


Cost: -


Mia Hair - £1.00
4x Black Torso - 4x 0.30 = £1.20
4x Black Legs - 4x 0.20 = 0.80
Surfer Girl Legs - 0.10
2x Dark Pink arm sets - 2x 0.60 = £1.20
Transfer Paper - £2.20
Vinyl Sticker Paper - £1.30

Final cost = £7.80 + the odd bit of decal fix and gloss coat.



Hope you enjoy it!

Cat
(PS: My photography still isn't the best!  :tongue: )

Edited by Catanas, 26 June 2012 - 07:35 AM.


#2 sok117

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:13 PM

*oh2*

enough said.  I'd wish you luck, but you don't need it  :sweet:
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#3 TenorPenny

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:34 PM

Terrific effort, very well done!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:37 PM

Now that is pure awesomenees!  :thumbup:
Even though I don't like decals very much, you did a terrific jod.

Good day, ladies and gentlemen! )  :classic:

#5 Catanas

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:55 PM

View Postsok117, on 23 June 2012 - 08:13 PM, said:

*oh2*

enough said.  I'd wish you luck, but you don't need it  :sweet:
Thanks very much.  :sweet: And I'll take any you have spare. Loved Nighthawk by the way!

View PostTenorPenny, on 23 June 2012 - 08:34 PM, said:

Terrific effort, very well done!
Thanks very much!

View PostThe Penguin, on 24 June 2012 - 03:37 PM, said:

Now that is pure awesomenees!  :thumbup:
Even though I don't like decals very much, you did a terrific jod.

Good day, ladies and gentlemen! )  :classic:
Aww, thankee Cobblepot! And Pshhh to you! Pink decals are fun   :tongue:  Now fix Star Sapphire!
Thanks again for this awesome competition, really enjoyed it.

#6 purpleparadox

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:10 AM

It's a great entry and everything, but what makes it really stand out IMO is the mock-up comic book cover! Fantastic job! Best of luck in the contest.

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#7 Ceroknight

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:51 AM

Super sarcasm :laugh:
One of my favourite entries so far!
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:39 AM

Living up to your 'Cat persona' eh? :tongue: Very impressive entry - excellent custom decals, effective pink-black color combo, and great comic image - really well done! :thumbup: And it's always great to see chicks kitteh cats join the hero forces. :grin: Great job and best of luck in the contest! :thumbup:

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#9 Catanas

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:39 AM

I've just added a link to the decals themselves, just to make up a bit for the photos. If thats not cool, please free to remove the link or tell me off! Theres nothing new on there.

View PostKiel, on 26 June 2012 - 03:39 AM, said:

Living up to your 'Cat persona' eh? :tongue: Very impressive entry - excellent custom decals, effective pink-black color combo, and great comic image - really well done! :thumbup: And it's always great to see chicks kitteh cats join the hero forces. :grin: Great job and best of luck in the contest! :thumbup:

Thanks very mucho! The world needs more cats of course  :tongue:

And thanks Cero, best of luck to you too!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

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