Mike – Minesurfer
Belts and pouches: Made from elastic bought at fine fabric
stores everywhere. A snap was sewn on to the elastic. The
elastic was colored with pens. The pouches were made from
the same elastic then sewn into place on the belt with
gold strands from a curtain tassel.
Paint: All figures were primed with Krylon gray primer.
Areas to be finished in bright colors were then primed
white primer. Acrylics were used and the figures sealed
with Dulcote. For shiny finishes, decoupage glue was used as
Color Kid: Pretty easy one here. Some unknown
military head on an Iceman body.
Stone Boy: George Clooney Batman head on
a Morph body with some of the details sanded away.
Chlorophyll Kid: Iceman body with Magic
Sculp applied in all the right areas.
Infectious Lass: Aurora body with antennae
and Magic Sculp added in all the right areas.
Fire Lad: Marvel’s Most Wanted X-Man
was used for the body; the head is from a Chris Redfield (or
something like that) from the Resident Evil 2 toy line. Details
were sanded and paint applied. The cape was hand sewn.
The Ambush Bug came from a Quicksilver figure. The head is
from an Alpha Flight North Star figure with the nose sanded
off and a “V” groove dremelled into the forehead
to receive the antennae. The antennae are actually ties that
hold action figures to there interior bubbles during shipping.
The cape was hand sewn with wire in the hem for poseability.
The “S” emblem was an iron on that I created in
a cadd program.