rollotomasi wrote:Does the crimson oil pastel stay on? Did you use any fixative?
Truly impressive work on the body coloring and the fine tattoos!
Gives me hope that one day i'll be able to bash a John Wesley Shipp TV Flash like what Buddy Dog posted over at OSW.
Or.... i'll just wish hard enough for TBL to make a red M34 body.
Looking forward to more action-pose pics or an appearance in OSF Funnies perhaps?
Thank you very much, Rollo, I'm glad you liked it.
Unless TBLeague decides to produce a specific colored-skin character (blue, purple, red, white, black, green, whatever), I kinda doubt they would be making such bodies. In fact, they already have black-, red- and white-skinned characters out there (Anubis, Purgatori, Lady Death, Bloodsot), but have not released these as base bodies.
Back to your question, basically yes, the crimson oil pastel does stay on, and I didn't use any fixative (I should probably look into that and experiment with it). The basic trick is to start by washing away any protective powder that would get in the way of the oil pastel as a first step, then cover the surface evenly and thoroughly with the oil pastel, then to rub it in very thoroughly with a makeup sponge. This ensconces some of the oil pastel into the silicone "flesh" while removing that part of it which is loose (or transferring it to another part of the surface). Then gently wash the colored body; test for color transfer and repeat with the makeup sponge and washing if needed, before covering up the body with the protective powder when you're done. Patience has never been one of my many virtues, so I could have done a better job of it. Probably because of that, I did get some more color transfer (onto my own hands) than usual while handling the body for the painting of the patterns process -- though I can't be sure whether that was from the crimson oil pastel, the black oil pastel, or the black oil-based ink -- and remember that while doing all this (and the initial photoshoots) I had not reapplied protective powder (at first because I was still drawing the patterns, later because I didn't want to dull the colors). As a result I did have to reapply a little bit of crimson oil pastel on a few spots here and there (they were still colored but had gotten paler), but in the end the result was pretty even and successful. A more patient and thorough approach in the early stages would have probably obviated the need for any such corrections.
We'll see about more action poses; maybe -- and I just got another Hasbro robe (the original one you see above was torn to pieces to make the "skirt") in the mail but am waiting a bit to open it as a basic precaution. Funnies are a definite possibility, perhaps harping on Maul's alleged sex appeal (and right off the bat I'm trademarking his "molten copper" glare).
actionfiguremovies2 wrote:"Everything's better with a Phicen/TBLeague body, right?" LOL so true. M30 huh?. I used that one for my Wolverine. It was perfect there and it's perfect here. Out of the park buddy.
Thank you again, and I'm glad you agree. This body does make good sense for Wolverine, even if a leaner one might also work for Hugh Jackman more specifically (although the ADD Toys one was probably too tall and lean).