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tps50701
02-08-2010, 01:59 AM
Hey everybody!

I have the EX Elektra, which is flat out gorgeous.

I'd like to field the question of getting another one to paint her up as either a black or white costume.

I'm very partial to black myself, with the katana's.

Your opinions would be most appreciated.

Thanks so much, Carl

fuzzylojiks
02-08-2010, 02:54 AM
it don't matter if she's black or white.

fuzzylojiks
02-08-2010, 02:54 AM
but once you go black you never go back

Here's a quick and dirty, sloppy manip to help.

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/Fuzzylojiks/Elektra/elektrapanel.jpg

ecekat
02-08-2010, 06:41 AM
i like the black costume!:D:D

fuzzylojiks
02-08-2010, 06:43 AM
i like the black costume!:D:D

yeah man, I woulda grabbed this if the ex was in black! ;)

Colossus
02-08-2010, 07:17 AM
I voted for a Black Version, It would be Very Cool to have 3 Versions of her just like the PF Spiderman

fuzzylojiks
02-08-2010, 07:27 AM
I voted for a Black Version, It would be Very Cool to have 3 Versions of her just like the PF Spiderman

Yeah, 3 versions next to each other would rule!

tps50701
02-08-2010, 07:57 AM
but once you go black you never go back

Here's a quick and dirty, sloppy manip to help.

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/Fuzzylojiks/Elektra/elektrapanel.jpg

Now that's what I'm talking about! Good job with the photo!

I think you made my mind up as to what colour to paint a 2nd one when I get another.

Cheers, Carl

beachfox
02-08-2010, 11:11 AM
Did she wore black in any of the comic?

fuzzylojiks
02-08-2010, 11:19 AM
I think so. Not that it really matters to me, I do whatever looks good to me. :D

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/Fuzzylojiks/Elektra/419c.jpg
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/Fuzzylojiks/Elektra/elektrainblack.jpghttp://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/Fuzzylojiks/Elektra/Elektra4.jpg

iron.jedi83
02-08-2010, 11:32 AM
that greg horn pic is beautiful, and it would be sweetness to get a black colored variant to round out the comiquettes

daikkenaurora
02-08-2010, 12:01 PM
Black is nice and stealthy.

JosephCPR
02-08-2010, 12:12 PM
I voted classic version....but then I saw how good she looks in black :dunno

ink
02-08-2010, 12:17 PM
I still like the red

Skiman
02-08-2010, 12:42 PM
http://i60.servimg.com/u/f60/13/00/49/16/elektr10.jpg

daikkenaurora
02-08-2010, 12:42 PM
http://i60.servimg.com/u/f60/13/00/49/16/elektr10.jpg

lol Even the apple is black.

POWER1010
02-08-2010, 12:42 PM
Black looks good too, but i wouldn't alter the base.....or the apple :lol :D

Skiman
02-08-2010, 12:45 PM
http://i60.servimg.com/u/f60/13/00/49/16/elektr11.jpg

fuzzylojiks
02-08-2010, 12:49 PM
http://i60.servimg.com/u/f60/13/00/49/16/elektr10.jpg

nice pic. That apple could be bad though.... :horror
dammit now I need one to custom.... grrrrrrr.

daikkenaurora
02-08-2010, 12:50 PM
it someone wanted a Black version, they should paint a REG instead of an EX.

fuzzylojiks
02-08-2010, 12:52 PM
it someone wanted a Black version, they should paint a REG instead of an EX.

yeah, that would be smarter :monkey5

I think that was what the original poster was gonna do though.

Chapter 2099
02-08-2010, 01:18 PM
I'm sure one of you might remember, but a member at SF (and quite possibly a member here) who works at a Fed-Ex processing center in Cali. said that he had a box come through that was labeled to SSC that indicated it was an Elektra Comiquette - Black Variant. No one commented or followed-up on it, but nonetheless, it may be true. I'm surprised that it didn't stir up any commotion, so I don't know how valid the claim was.

Ktjn
02-08-2010, 01:36 PM
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/Fuzzylojiks/Elektra/Elektra4.jpg


Blacks hot. SS needs to make one with all the left overs of regular red.

daikkenaurora
02-08-2010, 01:44 PM
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/Fuzzylojiks/Elektra/Elektra4.jpg


Blacks hot. SS needs to make one with all the left overs of regular red.

lol That is hilarious.

fuzzylojiks
02-08-2010, 02:09 PM
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af105/Fuzzylojiks/Elektra/Elektra4.jpg


Blacks hot. SS needs to make one with all the left overs of regular red.

LOL. So true.

fuzzylojiks
02-08-2010, 02:10 PM
I'm sure one of you might remember, but a member at SF (and qute possibly a member here) who works at a Fed-Ex processing center in Cali. said that he had a box come through that was labeled to SSC that indicated it was an Elektra Comiquette - Black Variant. No one commented or followed-up on it, but nonetheless, it may be true. I'm surprised that it didn't stir up any commotion, so I don't know how valid the claim was.

Wow. Hope that's true.

ecekat
02-08-2010, 03:12 PM
why didnt ss releas a black costume versiom instead of the white??

Skiman
02-08-2010, 03:14 PM
why didnt ss releas a black costume versiom instead of the white??

A good place to start...
http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=5

fuzzylojiks
02-08-2010, 03:17 PM
A good place to start...
http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=5

most of the stuff doesn't that answered on that :(

Skiman
02-08-2010, 03:24 PM
most of the stuff doesn't that answered on that :(

:lol:lol:lol

POWER1010
02-08-2010, 03:31 PM
I think he meant to ask SSC why they never made it....he was trying to point ece in the right direction :lol

tps50701
02-08-2010, 03:47 PM
yeah, that would be smarter :monkey5

I think that was what the original poster was gonna do though.

I have every intention of converting an EX to black!

I am going to keep my original one as red, and redo another that I bought last night as black.

I'm really excited about doing this.

I really have no intention of selling it, so flipper value means little to me. It really is one of the most beautiful statues that I've ever had the pleasure of owning and seeing.

I may even get another still and convert her to white as well - the completist in me - LOL!

Cheers, Carl

fuzzylojiks
02-08-2010, 04:45 PM
I have every intention of converting an EX to black!

I am going to keep my original one as red, and redo another that I bought last night as black.

I'm really excited about doing this.

I really have no intention of selling it, so flipper value means little to me. It really is one of the most beautiful statues that I've ever had the pleasure of owning and seeing.

I may even get another still and convert her to white as well - the completist in me - LOL!

Cheers, Carl

That's awesome Carl. Thought of getting another red instead and having a black,white,red since there are less whites? Can't wait to see the pics from you man.

daikkenaurora
02-08-2010, 05:28 PM
Carl is crazy. lol Post pics if you do repaint it.

tps50701
02-08-2010, 05:42 PM
That's awesome Carl. Thought of getting another red instead and having a black,white,red since there are less whites? Can't wait to see the pics from you man.

Yeah, I am really excited about getting another one.

I'm already looking at doing some extra work with epoxie sculpt on the back codpiece, so that the seam is really tight against the statue.

I'm going to keep the pieces removable, as I like that feature.

I'm just wondering if I should do any highlighting, or just let natural lighting take care of that for me when she's on display.

I may also redo the base, because I think SS went a little heavy on the drybrushing and it almost looks too thick. Just my modeling side coming out!

The reference for this was the Greg Horn artwork - he is one of my most favorite female artists - his art is out of this world beautiful. I have the pleasure of owning one of his Elektra prints - the one where she's standing around with all the flags.

SS really hit the nail on the head with this statue. A Daredevil of the same size would be kind of neat to display, but he's not one of my most favorite character's. I love the comic babe's!

Cheers, Carl

Colossus
02-08-2010, 05:46 PM
Yeah, I am really excited about getting another one.

I'm already looking at doing some extra work with epoxie sculpt on the back codpiece, so that the seam is really tight against the statue.

I'm going to keep the pieces removable, as I like that feature.

I'm just wondering if I should do any highlighting, or just let natural lighting take care of that for me when she's on display.

I may also redo the base, because I think SS went a little heavy on the drybrushing and it almost looks too thick. Just my modeling side coming out!

The reference for this was the Greg Horn artwork - he is one of my most favorite female artists - his art is out of this world beautiful. I have the pleasure of owning one of his Elektra prints - the one where she's standing around with all the flags.

SS really hit the nail on the head with this statue. A Daredevil of the same size would be kind of neat to display, but he's not one of my most favorite character's. I love the comic babe's!

Cheers, Carl

I want to see this when your done, Very Interesting and Welcome to the Show Carl, PS We All Love Comic Babes :naughty:D

tps50701
02-08-2010, 05:50 PM
Carl is crazy. lol Post pics if you do repaint it.

You got that right!

I'm crazy about Elektra, as she is one of my most favorite female character's.

My most favorite being Dark Phoenix - come on SS, make me/us a gorgeous Dark Phoenix already! LOL!

Most definitely will I share the pics when she gets done.

Still getting over spinal surgery and can't do much sitting at my bench, but she's getting top priority when I'm able to.

Cheers, Carl

daikkenaurora
02-08-2010, 05:54 PM
You got that right!

I'm crazy about Elektra, as she is one of my most favorite female character's.

My most favorite being Dark Phoenix - come on SS, make me us a gorgeous Dark Phoenix already! LOL!

Most definitely will I share the pics when she gets done.

Still getting over spinal surgery and can't do much sitting at my bench, but she's getting top priority when I'm able to.

Cheers, Carl

Nevermind your not crazy. lol

Come on Sideshow... we need a Phoenix and a Dark Phoenix Statue.

fuzzylojiks
02-09-2010, 12:09 AM
Yeah, I am really excited about getting another one.

I'm already looking at doing some extra work with epoxie sculpt on the back codpiece, so that the seam is really tight against the statue.

I'm going to keep the pieces removable, as I like that feature.

I'm just wondering if I should do any highlighting, or just let natural lighting take care of that for me when she's on display.

I may also redo the base, because I think SS went a little heavy on the drybrushing and it almost looks too thick. Just my modeling side coming out!

The reference for this was the Greg Horn artwork - he is one of my most favorite female artists - his art is out of this world beautiful. I have the pleasure of owning one of his Elektra prints - the one where she's standing around with all the flags.

SS really hit the nail on the head with this statue. A Daredevil of the same size would be kind of neat to display, but he's not one of my most favorite character's. I love the comic babe's!

Cheers, Carl

Aye, a DD will go nicely with this piece. Some highlighting looks nice but can look cheesy when over the top too. Would love to see what you do with the base.

Greg horn is awesome! :D Love his work.

Hope you have a speedy recovery, remember to mobilise and not smoke if you normally do. That's slows down healing.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2123/2072680919_13badd3dde_o.jpg

ComputerFly
02-09-2010, 11:37 AM
So, a lot of people keep questioning 'Why White?'

Spoiler - Elektra's origin


For those who have never read the Frank Miller Daredevil run, it's easy to see why you would choose 'Black'. But for those who have, White is the obvious choice, and the color has very sentimental meaning.

Elektra's story begins when she meets and falls in love with Matt Murdock, AKA Daredevil. Later, Elektra's father is killed and she disappears, later to reappear as the red-suited Hand assassin.

After leaving DD, Elektra's origin begins as she attempts to climb an unscalable mountain face, trying to reach a group of mythical and noble warriors whom her martial arts sensei had told her about. Even though she fails the climb (which was basically 'the test' needed to join their ranks), she is found by one of the warriors and taken in anyway. (These warriors wear WHITE ninja garb.) She is later kicked out as they determine she is damaged goods.

Elektra tries to prove her worth to them by infiltrating a group of ninja assassins called "The Hand" where she receives more training. She is corrupted during this time. (The Hand uniforms are always RED - Elektra's original costume color)

After Bullseye kills Elektra, The Hand recovers Elektra's body. They attempt to use an ancient ritual that involves a bunch of the members basically committing suicide and emptying their essence into the body to bring her back to life as an elite unstoppable assassin in service to The Hand.

Daredevil and one of the members of the original group, a badass ninja named Stone, interrupt the ceremony before Elektra is fully revived.

During the melee, DD picks up on a small hearbeat from Elektra.

Leaving Stone alone to battle The Hand, DD attempts to complete the reincarnation of Elektra, even though he doesn't have the full 'training' to resuscitate her. He fails. Stone is seriously injured during combat in the meantime.

At that moment, the Kingpin's men come in blasting, taking out the rest of The Hand, and pull Daredevil from the burning building. (Daredevil had done a favor for Kingpin earlier). DD realizes Stone and Elektra are still in the building and goes back in.

While DD is outside, Stone finds Elektra and is about to decapitate her so that she cannot be used by the Hand again. He realizes that DD's effort to revive Elektra somehow managed to cleanse her soul. Being injured himself, he decided to empty his essence into her.

DD comes back in to find both Stone and Elektra gone.

At the end of the book, a figure in a parka is seen scaling an unclimbable frozen cliff wall, one that they couldn't climb in the beginning. This time the figure makes it to the top. At that moment the parka is removed to reveal the stunning Elektra, now dressed in white.

That moment is one of the best moments in comics history for me, and that's why the White suit is a really important moment in the history of Elektra.




http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p159/Computerfly/whiteelektra.jpg

Skiman
02-09-2010, 12:00 PM
Da AWESOMENESSS!!!!!! :drool

tps50701
02-17-2010, 04:39 PM
Well my white Elektra didn't convert, but I did take them up on their offer for the Red EX - now I'll have 3 of them - 2nd one is sitting at the post office waiting for me tonight.

So that means that I'll be doing the black and white conversion of Ms. Elektra! Woohoo!

This way, I'll have the Katana's and the Sai's as Red, White and Black! I just realized something the other night - those are our team jersey colour's for the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team! I'll have the hockey team variant sitting in my display case eventually - LOL!

Hopefully I can get started soon on converting these one's, but my back hasn't been cooperating with me since my surgery - hard to sit for any length of time. It'll come in time anyways.

Now that I have my 3 EX Elektra's, I'm stoked to get them done!

Cheers, Carl

fuzzylojiks
02-17-2010, 06:03 PM
Well my white Elektra didn't convert, but I did take them up on their offer for the Red EX - now I'll have 3 of them - 2nd one is sitting at the post office waiting for me tonight.

So that means that I'll be doing the black and white conversion of Ms. Elektra! Woohoo!

This way, I'll have the Katana's and the Sai's as Red, White and Black! I just realized something the other night - those are our team jersey colour's for the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team! I'll have the hockey team variant sitting in my display case eventually - LOL!

Hopefully I can get started soon on converting these one's, but my back hasn't been cooperating with me since my surgery - hard to sit for any length of time. It'll come in time anyways.

Now that I have my 3 EX Elektra's, I'm stoked to get them done!

Cheers, Carl

Nice Carl! She's gonna look better with the Katana's anyways. Dude, I really can't wait to see her once she's done!

Careful with your back and hope you get better soon, remember to mobilise a lot. You going to a physiotherapist too? At least she'll keep your mind off it.

Grats on all your E's.

tps50701
02-17-2010, 06:48 PM
Nice Carl! She's gonna look better with the Katana's anyways. Dude, I really can't wait to see her once she's done!

Careful with your back and hope you get better soon, remember to mobilise a lot. You going to a physiotherapist too? At least she'll keep your mind off it.

Grats on all your E's.

Yeah, I'm relly excited about doing the conversions - very pleasing to have something special in my collection.

I'm moving around as much as can be tolerated and it's mighty painful! Physiotherapy is still way too early as per my surgeon - he still has to have me get another MRI and EMG to see what could be causing me all this pain still. This was my 2nd surgery - give me relief already - sheesh!

Nerves are firing all screwed up and my legs feel like somebody is stabbing them all the time - thank heavens I have my sexy Elektra's to look at to make me forget about the pain - LOL!

Thanks for the well wishes, Carl

black cat
02-17-2010, 08:47 PM
Well my white Elektra didn't convert, but I did take them up on their offer for the Red EX - now I'll have 3 of them - 2nd one is sitting at the post office waiting for me tonight.

So that means that I'll be doing the black and white conversion of Ms. Elektra! Woohoo!

This way, I'll have the Katana's and the Sai's as Red, White and Black! I just realized something the other night - those are our team jersey colour's for the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team! I'll have the hockey team variant sitting in my display case eventually - LOL!

Hopefully I can get started soon on converting these one's, but my back hasn't been cooperating with me since my surgery - hard to sit for any length of time. It'll come in time anyways.

Now that I have my 3 EX Elektra's, I'm stoked to get them done!

Cheers, Carl

Are you going to display the red one with the sais or swords. To me, my white version looks like she should have the swords because I just always picture her with sais in the red outfit.

tps50701
02-17-2010, 09:48 PM
Are you going to display the red one with the sais or swords. To me, my white version looks like she should have the swords because I just always picture her with sais in the red outfit.

I prefer the swords myself - thats why I got the additional 2 other EX's to paint them white and black.

I will convert both of the arms, so that I can have the option of switching them out, if I want a different look later on.

Cheers, Carl

fuzzylojiks
02-18-2010, 02:16 AM
I prefer the swords myself - thats why I got the additional 2 other EX's to paint them white and black.

I will convert both of the arms, so that I can have the option of switching them out, if I want a different look later on.

Cheers, Carl

black with katanas.... too hawt!

Skiman
02-18-2010, 08:13 AM
black with katanas.... too hawt!

Cool.... :cool::cool::cool:

ecekat
02-18-2010, 11:50 AM
black with katanas.... too hawt!

:banana:banana:bananablack elektra will be next b&w friday exclusive!

Skiman
02-18-2010, 11:53 AM
Fez...... :mad: :banghead

ecekat
02-18-2010, 11:54 AM
you can call me tony ,ski!:lol:lol:lol:lol

Skiman
02-18-2010, 11:55 AM
you can call me tony ,ski!:lol:lol:lol:lol

HA!!!!!!! Never Fez. :monkey1

fuzzylojiks
02-18-2010, 12:22 PM
:banana:banana:bananablack elektra will be next b&w friday exclusive!

That would b crazy... then there would be 6 variants of this babe? wow! lol.

Skiman
02-18-2010, 12:22 PM
That would b crazy... then there would be 6 variants of this babe? wow! lol.

I'll prolly make 7. :lecture :monkey3

fuzzylojiks
02-18-2010, 12:23 PM
I'll prolly make 7. :lecture :monkey3

woo you gonna custom one Skiman? Breaking her leg or removing her costume doesn't count as a variant btw!..... whatcha gonna do? :monkey1

Skiman
02-18-2010, 12:28 PM
woo you gonna custom one Skiman? Breaking her leg or removing her costume doesn't count as a variant btw!..... whatcha gonna do? :monkey1

For dissing my custom skillz, you are gonna be kept in the dark.

Let the lord split yah where I didn't hit yah!

fuzzylojiks
02-18-2010, 02:01 PM
For dissing my custom skillz, you are gonna be kept in the dark.

Let the lord split yah where I didn't hit yah!

You're mean! :(:(:(

ink
02-18-2010, 02:59 PM
I only like the classic red

Skiman
02-18-2010, 03:03 PM
You're mean! :(:(:(

:mwaha :mwaha :mwaha and dats why Ski's da <<<< HULK >>>>