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Studio49
10-13-2008, 10:02 PM
There have been some really great reference links posted in various threads here on the forum, and I thought it might be cool to start an archive. If you have a link to some photos of screen used props, costumes or even screencaps of movies that might be useful to those wanting to customize their own figures, post them here. I will update this first post and try to keep them somewhat organized. Please don't just dump a bunch of photos in this thread. If you are looking for photos, you can ask people to share them via email. This thread is for links only. Here we go...

Costumes and Props By Title
http://www.flickr.com/photos/41111968@N00/sets/72157603574286453/ -Alien
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewAlbums&friendID=410252102 -Alien
http://www.propsummit.com/index.php -Blade Runner (perfect reference for Deckard and Rachael)
http://www.geocities.com/dianne_the_geek/gladiator.html -Gladiator
http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/Exhibit/FIDM2004.htm -Lord of the Rings (this site is worth a lot of digging)
http://www.costumersguide.com/cr_potc.shtml -Pirates of the Caribbean (this site is worth a lot of digging)
http://www.padawansguide.com/resources.shtml -Star Wars

Costumes and Props Misc.
http://www.imfdb.org/index.php?title=Main_Page -Database of guns used in various movies
http://www.imcdb.org/?PHPSESSID=f2600842475c6fcf53d934e5569d427e -Database of vehicles used in various movies
http://www.yourprops.com/ -Amazing site! Thousands of props from all kinds of movies.
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/16511/page2 -horror, sci-fi, Marvel (the good stuff starts on later pages)
http://www.fidm.edu/Resources/museum+galleries/past-exhibitions.html -not a lot of pics on this site, but try web searching for other people's photos of these exhibits

Screencaps
http://media.bladezone.com/contents/film/image-library/page01.php -Blade Runner
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewAlbums&friendID=410252102 -Pirates of the Caribbean
http://www.therumsgone.com/gallery/index.php?cat=10 -Pirates of the Caribbean
http://www.thehunterslair.com/index.php?showtopic=5001 -Predator2
http://mikes-images.com/misc/t2/ -Terminator 2

Misc. Reference
http://www.vanishingtattoo.com/celebrity_tattoos.htm -Celebrity Tattoos

Techniques for Customizing
http://www.rebelscum.com/laundryday.asp -Water Treating Your Figure's Clothes

Custom Figure Galleries
http://www.prophouse2000.com/bladerunner.html -The best Blade Runner figs ever made.

I am adding links to this thread as I dig through all of my reference files. I realize that not everyone wants to make a custom version of Deckard from Blade Runner (but you should). If you don't see something you are looking for here, post a request and see if anyone can help you find photos so your 1:6 figure looks more like a 1:1.

DarkArtist81
01-04-2009, 02:54 PM
I will keep a record of the availability of custom artists in this thread. Any artist who wants to update their availability, just post here and I will update it. This way people won't have to ask anyone, they can just check here.

BlindVoyeur: Available

Chris Howes: Fled the country

Customikey: ??

DarkArtist: UNAVAILABLE in so many ways

Darren Carnall: UNAVAILABLE

Die: ??

Dwing: ??

Elvis1976: Available

Hemble: ??

Kuato: Available (I think)

Les Walker: Temporarily unavailable

menlojames: ??

Mooncat:

Saint Syn: Available

Small Studios: Available

Sovereign Studios: Available

VenakinSkywalker: Available

Xenoviper: ??

The Reverend: Available

And check this thread for each custom artists policies...

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40193

saintsyn
01-05-2009, 07:13 AM
I am available. PM me for info..

You can view some of my work here:
http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44594

Mooncat
01-05-2009, 07:33 AM
I am also available, Paints, Tailoring, Armour Sculpts, full figures

elvis1976
01-05-2009, 09:27 AM
I'm available for repaints and leather parts of all kind! PM me if interested!

Venomous venom
01-05-2009, 12:23 PM
why darkartis is unavailable?ur works r awesome

DarkArtist81
01-05-2009, 01:35 PM
why darkartis is unavailable?ur works r awesome

Enormous backlog... very backed up so I am taking a hiatus. Thanks for the praise of my work man, that means a lot. :rock

And thanks to my fellow artists for helping me to keep this updated! I want to make it easier for people to get work commissioned on this site, and to save ALL of us artists a little PM box space. :lol

Jmlsuperman
01-05-2009, 01:38 PM
Les Walker: Available, but very behind and offline currently

I've tried to e-mail and PM him about doing a AVP Elder Predator, and now I know why he hasn't responded. Hope he does soon.

Darthrazz
01-05-2009, 01:44 PM
Les Walker: Available, but very behind and offline currently

I've tried to e-mail and PM him about doing a AVP Elder Predator, and now I know why he hasn't responded. Hope he does soon.

Haven't seen much of Les around lately, I do hope that he is well, has anyone had contact with him?

DarkArtist81
01-05-2009, 02:20 PM
Haven't seen much of Les around lately, I do hope that he is well, has anyone had contact with him?

Oh yeah, Les was here for New Years at my house... He is doing MUCH better now after the visit and will be working to get his computer back up. I helped him find the parts he needed to get it done. :rock

Darthrazz
01-05-2009, 02:24 PM
Oh yeah, Les was here for New Years at my house... He is doing MUCH better now after the visit and will be working to get his computer back up. I helped him find the parts he needed to get it done. :rock

Good news! Thanks!

bwayne
01-05-2009, 03:51 PM
I don't think Darren is available for the time being. I thought he was trying to work through his waitlist before commiting to other projects (if any), but I may have missed something.

small_studios
01-05-2009, 03:56 PM
Im def available just wrapping up on some long awaited sculpts. Few more to go!

QuiGonFishing
01-06-2009, 01:36 PM
Perhaps if someone is willing and able (i.e a mod), we could add links on the front page directing potential commissioners to the websites and/or threads containing examples of the work of the commissionees... Just to give some of the lesser known artists by name a chance to get some attention as well..?

Just a thought.

DarkArtist81
01-06-2009, 03:33 PM
Well if any artists want me to put a link in under their name in this thread I can do that. That way people can get everything they need done right here on one thread.

BlindVoyeur
01-06-2009, 03:44 PM
Available and " An Agent of Customization...." :lol


:rock2:rock

Ven
01-06-2009, 08:29 PM
available!

small_studios
01-06-2009, 09:30 PM
yeah i think a link or maybe a example shot would be a def good idea. :chew

Les Walker
01-16-2009, 11:18 AM
That has me about right...Psuedo available (Need some new commissions for shipping cost coverages) and behind with computer and painting...but still trudging onward! :rock
Let me know if I can paint for you soon.

Indiana Fett
01-16-2009, 01:49 PM
That has me about right...Psuedo available (Need some new commissions for shipping cost coverages) and behind with computer and painting...but still trudging onward! :rock
Let me know if I can paint for you soon.

You're on my Indy's for me Les! Hope that helps get the ball rolling! And I know it goes without saying, but welcome back man, you've been sorely missed around here.

Sad to hear you're backlogged for now D.A. I'll follow-up once you're available on my Anakin PF repaints. He's been shipped out now, so I should have him in-hand next week!

:rock

Studio49
02-16-2009, 01:42 AM
Recent Updates...

Added a new Gladiator image gallery. This is a must see if you are participating in the Gladiator customs here on the board.

Added a section for techniques. I need more links to threads about this subject.

drod26
03-03-2009, 09:54 PM
Perhaps if someone is willing and able (i.e a mod), we could add links on the front page directing potential commissioners to the websites and/or threads containing examples of the work of the commissionees... Just to give some of the lesser known artists by name a chance to get some attention as well..?

Just a thought.

This is a good idea. Also what would help members out would be to have a link that gives a small intro of the artist and expertise and samples of their work. This way, people can learn more about the artist, and have access to view their work all in one central location. Browsing through multiple treads is very difficult with all the member feed back. Just a friendly suggestion... :)

Les Walker
03-04-2009, 12:31 PM
Sounds good Josh.

I am less available in March that I was, due to the backlog catchup situation, but by the last week of March I hope to be able to begin taking names and lists for Mid-late April work, and all May work, as I will work pretty much month to month only after my Mid April catchup has been reached.

So, I am NOT available NOW, but will be by month's end.
Hope that helps. I will be back! :rock

warlordskeep
03-25-2009, 07:27 AM
How about one for custom sci-fi weapons & Gear? I love this site for custom ideas,

http://datafortress2020.110mb.com/newtech.html

There are also a lot of reference pix from Aliens, B5, GITS, etc...

I have a couple of tutorials that may go in your techniques section,

http://drako043.tripod.com/id44.html (http://drako043.tripod.com/id44.html)


http://drako043.tripod.com/id32.html (http://drako043.tripod.com/id32.html)


Paul

small_studios
03-31-2009, 10:47 AM
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l272/jjaysmall/Repaint-Banner.png

hbk007
04-26-2009, 04:54 PM
Does anyone know a customerizer who can make me a set of clothes for a Jack Nicholson Joker custom? I already have the head and body, I just need the clothes.

Double Dare
05-02-2009, 11:47 AM
This thread from the Superhero Hype Boards features a wealth of images from The Dark Knight:

http://forums.superherohype.com/showthread.php?t=269430

Les Walker
05-03-2009, 06:28 PM
Still backlogged, but am working to be unbacked by the end of May. That is the plan.
Will be taking LIMITED headpaints after that, due to some projects, Mola Ram and some personal ones, and come September, not sure I will be taking any headpaints at all. Might be retiring from that completely. Not sure but most likely.
Until then, taking limited and few.
I will update this as I can.

drod26
05-11-2009, 02:41 PM
Hello,

Is there an artist who would be willing to take on an apprentice to teach them how to do repaints in Northern California or point me to a class that I can take or books?

Les Walker
05-19-2009, 08:32 PM
Hello,

Is there an artist who would be willing to take on an apprentice to teach them how to do repaints in Northern California or point me to a class that I can take or books?

God, I wish I could! :D
Not likely over here. Best of luck with that.

Still off the main list. I have announced a retirement to come, after I get caught up with my standing backlog, then I am unsure I will take much in the way of headpaints. There are some mighty painters here now, so I will not be missed. :rock

But I will be doing other ongoing projects, and some minor paintwork here and there. Some will see it's way here. There may be limited runs of painted work available from me from those at that time.

Thanks to all who have come to me up til now, and have waited :o patiently, and have finally gotten my work. I hope it was all worth your waits, and that those that await these final pieces still in progress will find the satisfactions you all deserve.

Les

darthjuan007
06-02-2009, 10:39 PM
Looking for someone to re-paint my Neca 18" Endo-skeleton. I've seen a couple of the re-painted to look like chrome. I'll pay for shipping to and from you with your re-paint price of coarse. Here's a pic of the Endo.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o313/quezadawife/117_0110.jpg

Studio49
06-02-2009, 11:32 PM
What the heck? Why do these two threads need to be combined? They don't really mesh all that well if you ask me.

Studio49
06-05-2009, 01:24 PM
Can a mod un-combine these threads please? They don't belong together, and most of the posts from my thread were deleted when these were grouped.

The Reverend
06-06-2009, 10:43 AM
I am open for some custom work ,I do dios ,paintups and kit-bashes. here is some of my work.
thanks ,
The Reverend
http://s439.photobucket.com/albums/qq116/piggb0y/

ironwez20
06-09-2009, 04:26 AM
does anybody know how to make custom anime like characters in sideshow size i will pay for a custum sideshow naruto lol

hbk007
06-09-2009, 01:37 PM
I need someone to paint a head sculpt for me. Is anyone availabe to so it?

DarkArtist81
06-11-2009, 08:25 PM
I combined them because we had too many threads cluttering up the sticky area, I know it doesn't mesh all that well, but it is at least accessible and both are primarily first page threads.

Les Walker
06-26-2009, 05:59 AM
RETIRED
Looking less and less like I will be available at all for future headpaint work.
Still working my way through my still large backlog, so that has taken total priority over new work. (And please, there are no more Spikey haired Hicks heads requests. Sorry.)

In the meantime, I will be selling old pieces along and along to make new money, for shipping as well as bills, and a few new works are still to be paid upon completion, so some shipping money will be available again as I complete those.

So, looks like I will not be in the head repaint end of things at all anymore. Hoping to eventually move into new areas and get back to why I got into this hobby in the first place, to collect, enjoy, share and to do some real art with it all again, so I think it's as good a time as any to be officially retired.

I'll miss it, but best let the newer, younger guys take this whole thing further and sit back and enjoy it all with you all again, from the sidelines.

I just hope my little artsy contribution period in this hobby have been a help to it being a better and more enjoyable experience for everyone, and not a hindrance. in other words, I hope one day it is my body of finished work that is remembered and not my delays.

Look for occasional new custom figure works whenever time let's me get to them again. Until then 1/6 repaints world, Adieu! :duff

(Am working on finishing my backlog of work by summer 09's end. See my update thread for those until I am caught up. Thanks)

drod26
10-25-2009, 03:16 PM
CUSTOM CAKE TOPPER.. Hello I am looking for a sculpture to take on making a cake topper for my wedding. The sculpture would be of my fiance and I, we shill be dressed like princess leia and I will be dress like a storm trooper. let me know if anyone is interested in helping me out. Thank you..

Kross
06-12-2010, 10:26 AM
Their alot of sculptors out there

sivousplay
08-18-2010, 11:46 PM
I hate to be redundant and bore you all w/ stuff from the other thread, but I'd like to let folks know that I am available for custom painting.

I have been painting garage kits for a long time and am looking for some re-paint commissions. If you'd like to check out my work, here are a few samples:


http://sivousplay.com/assets/images/db_images/db__MG_71535.jpg


http://sivousplay.com/assets/images/db_images/db__MG_43851.jpg

You can see plenty more on my web site:
http://sivousplay.com/html/resin.html

thanks for taking a look.
jim

StealthFox
10-28-2010, 12:36 PM
can anyone recommend someone who can sculpt a 1/6 cobra b.a.t. head? i love how elvis1976's turned out and would like to do one. thanks

idreamoftoshiba
04-14-2011, 09:15 AM
Hi there jim
just want to say that the figure AIKA 1/7 HATCHEGGS / AULE is just absolutely fricking stunning