Tomcat RIO

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  1. Well, theres been making lots of customised Iron Mans lately. I'd thought i will jump onto to MOC wagon.. This is not any Mark in particular, but its just to test revolutionary idea of customising minifigs, with high dynamic poses.. I was toying for a few weeks of thinking how to get my Assassin Creed Ezio to have poseable arms. I suddenly got a brain wave and tried it out.. Then i came across some wonderful customs on Flickr and google search for ideas. Scroll below for more pics 1. For the basic armour, i opted to make a 3D armour instead of the flat plain decal torso - NO DECALS FOR ME!!! HAND POWER! I used a Brickarms armour piece, added Brickforge neckarmour+Pauldron. Welded them together? Nah just superglue 2. A old type skeleton was sacrificed, and the arm socket glued to the ironman torso, with the arms fused with the skeletal arm as well 3. next, the legs were cut up and levers glued 4. Sculpting and blending was done 6. Ready for paint! Note the 2 sets of hands, one is a clenched fist, the other is the open palm attack mode, with individual fingers carefully sculpted onto a standard lego hand 7. Sprayed and ready. . Introducing the MK HP WOOOAHHHHH!!!! Okay okay guys, relax.. It's just a Iron Man minifig Pew Pew! Time to fly. Jarvis, full power to the thrusters boosters! Notice the angle of the head can now be tilted backwards so IronMan can see where he is flying. This is the drawback of all Lego Iron Man minifigs in the inflight mode.. that is, until now.. Landing time.. This is the classic Iron Man poster kneeling pose with 1 fist on the ground.. Thanks to my new modified legs, it can do this pose easily, with some bluetack to stick it in place. So what's next after a hard two days of MOCing, Need some booze, of course.. Tony Stark can rest his arm on the glass bartop thanks to the new arm, and even curl his knees abit. That's all folks! Bye!
  2. Hi all, modified the Lego cave troll into the 3 Entenmoor trolls from Hobbit. They are based roughly on the movie depiction of Tom, Bert and William.
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    INDEX: Armies

    well to answer all of you, I took 25 years to collect them all since 1990. Just recieved my Metal Beard Sea Cow 70810 last week. I started with 6274 Carribean Clipper in 1990, then every ship since then i bought from the shops. recently i bricklinked the 6285 with box (i crushed the box of my old set when i was younger). i bricklinked for 6250 as it was not released in Asia. I am also waiting for 10021 USS Constellation to arrive, from a Bricklink seller. All in anticipation of the 2015 sets!
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    INDEX: Armies

    No army assembled. but here is my fleet collection in their boxes.. will take some time to build them all !
  5. Hi all, it's been ages since i've logged into my account! There's so much new things to see and learn around here. Anyway, I'd just wanna show some custom animals i made, mostly repaints, but some with heavy modding. First up, repainted wargs. Painted them in a dark brown, and dark tan colours Next is a custom based on the warg, with a beak added. This is my first trial at a Griffin. It looks presentable enough, but the 2nd attempt (which is being made) will definitely improve on this with new wings from LOTR Eagle added Next is a Pegasus, using the new Horse mould, and adding the wings of the LOTR Eagle (painted white) the old tristar cinema movie opening Those who played Heroes of Might and Magic or Magic cards will know it as Night Mare, I call it, Devilcloud, Horse of Hades. "Upon a cloud of flame and brimstone the Devil rode to war".. Good versus evil Bald Eagle. I think i should do something patriotic American for the USA fans around here. :P
  6. My custom minifigs. Freddie Mercury rip 24 Nov 1991. Brian May has a new hairdo from Friends Andrea. It's been raining quite heavily here in South East Asia because of the monsoon. Which brought to mind a Guns n Roses song, November Rain. Axl Rose has a repainted series 7 Hippie hairpiece, while Slash has a repainted Andrea hairpiece and a tophat. Slash is using an airbrushed Brickforge guitar, in the orange tone Gibson les Paul as used in the music video for the song.
  7. Hi all, it's been a long time since I last posted any MOC minifigs since the 60 minifigs back in March '12. I've always been a LOTR fan, and Lego too. So naturally I'll be doing something for the LOTR series. First up, Arwen, the elf princess that Lego has yet to show us a hint of being released.. Why???!!! She's such a major important character!! 1. Arwen in Coronation dress, at the ending of ROTK. Painted in pale yellowish green with handpainted torso, this one was simple. She's still missing her lacy brooch crown on her hair. That will be added later when I pair her up with a workbench in-progress, King Elessar in coronation armour (YES!!) 2. Next is Arwen in her travelling attire, during the scene from Flight to the Ford as she is being chased by Nazgul Again minifig is airbrushed, and the details handpainted with a brush, not giving an inch to decals! you all know that epic scene.. If you want him, come and claim him! Why, of course anyone will have a glum face with an oversized Lego Hobbit in front of your lap that doesn't fit as well as in the movies.. I tried to replicate the fluttering drapes of her attire while she rides fast on the horse, hence the addition back skirting. I will love to photoshop the picture below with the waters of Anduin running below the horse, and the 9 Nazgul on the far shore Speaking of which, the Nazgul which I had customized, as far back as 2004. Another in progress on the bench is Gandalf the grey, modifying the Official version with some real messy hair. This is Gandalf as seen when facing the Balrog, without his hat and alot of old bad grey hair. It is simply a CMF5/6 Space Girl, Workout Girl hairpiece resprayed in grey. Thanks for viewing the thread, and do check back once a while as I will constantly be making a few MOCs each month.
  8. Hi all. Back posting on this forum. These are my custom Ghost Riders. As usual, all handpainted and no decals. Enjoy! These are not the ghosts we are looking for :(
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    LEGO Hobbit 2014

    just bought and built up my lake town attack and battle of five armies sets. pics and review coming. early release by an unknowing department store staff :) here in the far east in Singapore. the stock of the TLM and WKB is still being shipped according to the store's warehouse guy.
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    Lord of the Rings minifigs custom

    RedViper - sneak peeks tonight or tomorrow! btw nice signature pics ;) Why not use Duplo castle figures for the mountain! hehehehe
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    Lord of the Rings minifigs custom

    Woah, you guys dug out this old post of mine! @Legoman4life.. dunno if i can send you a helmet. I've never shipped anything overseas before.. @Deathleech - I love your LOTR Armies!! Yes I've finished some of those battle trolls (the ones at the Minas Tirith Gate). I also did a snow troll. As well as Tom, Bert and William. I would love to show them soon, i just don't have time to build small MOC vignettes to showcase the figures.
  12. Nice. Loving the "extended" look of the sarissas. And that shield!! Would definitely be getting at least a dozen, on my next order..
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    I did one using the big castle troll blade as well.
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    Colossal Castle Contest XI

    Ah!! I forgot my classic castle forum username and account! Its been almost 2 or 3 years since I've logged on there. Will be participating this year, getting my MOC fingers moving again after a hiatus.. -edit - hopefully my new account gets approved! cant wait to start posting in about a month's time!
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    Customised Lego Animals

    Thanks all! For the griffin, i cut away some teeth and sculpted the beak with sculpey clay, followed by a bit of sanding with sandpaper to get a smoother finish. Yep, the Pegasus has a probelm with the legs of the minifig-rider having to stand on the 1x1 clips that the wing is attached to. I am experimenting with saddles and other kinds of radical methods, to be shown at a future date.. Yep, i order about 3 dozen wargs and 2 dozen eagles on bricklink..
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    Lord of the Rings minifigs custom

    Oh look,its the orc smiths, they are busy hatching evil wares.. A whole set of helmet for trolls! An unhappy customer comes back for refunds.. The helmets are not ready yet, some painting in steel colours is to be done
  17. Hi all, Kevin aka 'TomcatRIO' here. Sharing my recent project since MCW '11 ended; 60 custom minifigs featuring chracters from my favourite cartoons when younger, and some other more unique characters. 60 is/was a nice number because it means I could just buy a box of CMF series and customize from there, but currently the project has grown beyond 60.. As always, I don't use decals as I am unskilled in computer drawing software and neither have a suitable laserjet printer. Instead, all the mfs you see have been airbrushed and handpainted by steady hands, as was with my MCW'11 Knight Joust entry. Many parts are fashioned from sculpy, or from 2nd party Lego parts such as Brickwarriors( Hi Thrash!), Brickarms, Brickforge etc. you can find the flickr link here for higher res views and a few more pictures, my photobucket hosts only some of the more family friendly ones.. I have posted many WIP in progress photos on this thread, which will be a bonus to many of you customisers to see the 'behind the scenes' First up The Lego Avengers Assemble!! New meaning to the word 'Assemble', because we assemble LEGO. I would probably not be buying the Helicarrier set, but the figs appeal to me so much! First, I'll show a WIP of the Iron Man, Nick, and BW 1st cut Helmets of billionaire womanisers! Ironman was customised at the same time as Flash. Notice the use of CMF Hockey player armour for IM's suit. Painted red. Base minifig is the Formula One Driver. Final product at the studio, with hands bent outward to simulate the palm cannons. Flip up mechanism for the visor, which is epoxy moulded on the visor
  18. Hi all, back with some AC minifigs customs. As is my style, I don't use decals. AC Altair ,AC2 Ezio, AC3 Connor from the game's wallpaper pose. Altair Ezio Connor The brotherhood A mini army of assassins Some mini mods and game scenes from the Assassin's creed 3 Gathering of some ELITE Assassins Papal Guards!! Anyone who watch the game trailer on youtube will know the scene.. Forgot to add that I was quite inspired by Darkknight7's decals, but I went off on my own to paint the figures. Hope your decals turn out nice at the shops!!
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    Single Pane Star Wars Funnies

    Storm trooper 1 to Storm Trooper 2: You know that movie about bugs and the Federation and play your part as a citizen? Stormtrooper 2: Yea? Come on you apes, you wanna live forever? Stormship troopers
  20. Nice designs Darknight7! I shall be busy this coming weekend to mimic some of those designs into actual minifigs. Thanks for the efforts to capture from the screen into a template!
  21. made a small order from the shop, Thrash! Hope to recieve them soon!
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    Tournament of Retribution III Official Signups

    Tomcatrio Bluecoat Sergeant, Sailor, Soldier
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    Lord of the Rings minifigs custom

    hahaha nope I think you have a good chance! Because I have never participated in a CCC before even though its in its 10th installment! I'm quite the castle-medieval fan but I haven't ever get to 10% of the building skill of the masters there.. Heck, even their bases are nicer than my simplish squarish forts. I'm surprised you don't use an airbrush, its a good long term investment for fine art. I used spray cans in my earlier days but found that I can't really control thickness that well and sometimes I get trickles, which ruins my day trying to sand it off.
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    Lord of the Rings minifigs custom

    I do a basecoat of primer grey. Followed by basecoat of white. Then many layers of glossed-white. I had to make sure the airbrushed painted surface was still thin and smooth. Once I was satisfied, the last 2 coats was a yellowish white layer to give it that slight lego-ish tinge. And a gloss clear coat to seal in and protect the paint. Hope that help!
  25. Darkknight, it's done, a very noobish reproduction of the 2 White wizards based on the game design.