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1Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:59 am

blackpool

blackpool
Just to share my lil collection of masked heroes, I don't keep them exposed as I don't have room for them all, but always happy to unbox them for a shooting or a temporary diorama...

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#superhero #marvel #custom #kitbash

2Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:10 am

Stryker2011

Stryker2011
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Nice shots. I like the lighting and atmospheric shots of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Spider-Man and Punisher, cool idea. Has that ever been done in the comics?


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3Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:10 am

GubernatorFan

GubernatorFan
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Very cool. Since you are at it, you might as well post the cool Avengers party (1 and 2) photos! Smile


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4Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:47 am

dadrab

dadrab
Damn nice photos of some mighty nice figures.

You're doing interesting things with lighting.

Thank you for showing us.

5Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:57 pm

blackpool

blackpool
Stryker2011 wrote:Nice shots. I like the lighting and atmospheric shots of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Spider-Man and Punisher, cool idea. Has that ever been done in the comics?

Thanks a lot! I try to get different effects using natural daylight or only artificial, I recently bought a set of LED spots that can change color and intensity, very practical!
Spiderman and the Punisher often come across each other in the comics, pretty sure he found his lair a day or another, I have some memories from the comics I read a few years back but nothing exactly like that...

GubernatorFan wrote:Very cool. Since you are at it, you might as well post the cool Avengers party (1 and 2) photos! Smile

hehe I wasn't sure about reposting all my previous pics and stuff but if you want, then I will!

dadrab wrote:Damn nice photos of some mighty nice figures.
You're doing interesting things with lighting.
Thank you for showing us.

Thanks a lot for the kind words!

Here are some more shots I did this year, trying to recreate the legendary fight scene from civil war...

Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Civilwar_02

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Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Civilwar_04

And here are some very recent shots I did after watching again the Daredevil show on Netflix...

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6Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:03 pm

GubernatorFan

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Very cool graphic effects in these photos, too. Some of them look just like movie stills!


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7Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:56 pm

ReverendSpooky

ReverendSpooky
Excellent Marvel cast! Those Spiderman & Punisher pics are a blast, and the Punisher's hideout looks great! I keep coming really close to grabbing that Jessica Jones, and she looks especially good in your pics.

But seriously, the Civil Ware and Daredevil/Punisher fight pics are just next level cool. Really kinetic with a ton of atmosphere. You really captured something awesome in all of those.


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8Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:14 pm

Stryker2011

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These just keep getting better and better. Awesome shots and effects.


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9Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:35 pm

BAD WOLF-787

BAD WOLF-787
Great looking Marvel collection and very cool looking photos!


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10Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:25 pm

DeltaForceChung

DeltaForceChung
Very MARVELous!

Thank you for posting/sharing!

11Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:32 am

blackpool

blackpool
Thanks a lot guys for the kind comments!

12Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:58 am

Spyder

Spyder
Awesome pics and figures!!

13Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:45 pm

Ephiane

Ephiane
Great Pictures and Effects ! cheers

14Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:37 pm

ostfront43

ostfront43
They all look like stills from the movies!


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15Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:21 am

scalawag

scalawag
Great figures and great pics too. I love the sets and effects, as ostfront43 said they look like stills from movies. Great work.


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16Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Fri May 04, 2018 11:14 am

blackpool

blackpool
Spyder wrote:Awesome pics and figures!!

Thanks a lot! Marvel is really my "niche", it's the only license on which I regularly buy hot toys stuff...

Ephiane wrote:Great Pictures and Effects ! cheers

Thank you!!! Much appreciated as I always find your work very atmospheric, even "poetic" at some point!

ostfront43 wrote:They all look like stills from the movies!

Thanks a lot! I confess I watched the daredevil epidsode while doing my shooting, it helped me a lot to set the light color and to pose the figures nicely!

scalawag wrote:Great figures and great pics too.  I love the sets and effects, as ostfront43 said they look like stills from movies.  Great work.

Thanks a lot!!!

Newest challenger just arrived, he is insanely cool, I had a great "wow" effect while unboxing, even if it's not the deluxe version the box is well filled with super cool accessories and props, awesome figure!

Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Starlord_01

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17Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Fri May 04, 2018 11:25 am

Stryker2011

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That’s awesome! Really great lighting and setup. Did Peter come with that guitar?

Just kidding. He looks bad-ass rocking it!


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18Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Fri May 04, 2018 1:02 pm

ReverendSpooky

ReverendSpooky
Damn man, killer pics. Just curious, were the smoke effects done digitally or with actual smoke? If you don't mind me asking, what's your photo set up? What are you shooting on, and what do you usually use for post processing? If you don't mind sharing your tricks that is Wink


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19Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Fri May 04, 2018 1:18 pm

dadrab

dadrab
That's 'effin excellent.

The posing is some of the best I've seen for that kind of photo and baby Groot on the head stock made me laugh out loud. Even got the feet right in the second photo.

Too cool.

20Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Fri May 04, 2018 6:24 pm

GubernatorFan

GubernatorFan
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Congratulations on your new arrival. He's worth it, isn't he? Glad you picked him up. And put him to good use immediately! Wink


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21Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Sat May 05, 2018 6:17 am

blackpool

blackpool
Stryker2011 wrote:That’s awesome! Really great lighting and setup. Did Peter come with that guitar?  
Just kidding. He looks bad-ass rocking it!

Thanks! If I was cynical about that shot I'd confess the 20$ guitar is as cool as a 250$ figure lmao, I found a couple on ebay with their hard cases, didn't find any use for them until now!

ReverendSpooky wrote:Damn man, killer pics.  Just curious, were the smoke effects done digitally or with actual smoke?  If you don't mind me asking, what's your photo set up?  What are you shooting on, and what do you usually use for post processing?  If you don't mind sharing your tricks that is Wink

Thank a lot mate! I always add the smoke digitally from now on because most of the time it fills the space so fast I don't get the result I want, the figure often gets totally surrounded in smoke... So I did a session shooting only smoke in front of a black screen,took me a couple hours to get all kinds of moves, but now I have a dozen of good smoke shots to overlay on my pictures!

No secrets about my settings, I'm still a noob at that game lol... I use a nikon D3100 (it's old but still solid) and I use two lenses, a basic 18-105 zoom for all action shots mainly, and a very good 50mm for close ups and portraits.
As I didn't know what I wanted shooting starlord at first I used the zoom, on the first sot it's set around 60mm, with F/5.3 but I should have reduced it to F/7 or 8 even to get the guitar sharper, but that would have needed a longer exposure, here I was set on 1/10 sec, it was night, lighting was very low, and I always keep my ISO sensitivity to 400 to avoid any grain in the black.

dadrab wrote:That's 'effin excellent.

The posing is some of the best I've seen for that kind of photo and baby Groot on the head stock made me laugh out loud. Even got the feet right in the second photo.

Too cool.

Thanks a lot!!! Glad you noticed the posing, even if I play guitar it took me a while to have him look lifelike, I got the idea as back to the future was on tv, I searched for some reference pics of knopfler but found nothing good, so the poses are mainly inspired by marty mc fly lol

GubernatorFan wrote:Congratulations on your new arrival. He's worth it, isn't he? Glad you picked him up. And put him to good use immediately! Wink

Thanks mate! Definitely my favourite hot toys grab recently, he is as cool as DD but with so many extras, chst armor and jetpack, alternative head with light up eyes, guns, walkman, necklaces, scarf, baby groot (with a magnet to sit him on starlord's shoulder...)
I couldn't resist to play riiiight out of the box, he is still playing guitar on my fireplace now...

22Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Sat May 05, 2018 10:41 am

Rogerbee

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Good looking bunch! I'm not sure how or where I'll display my figures when I move. I'm not sure about shelves as I don't use stands and some of them aren't terribly stable, only moments ago, Indy fainted and would have been wrecked if he'd been on a shelf.

CHEERS!

23Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Sat May 05, 2018 10:46 am

GubernatorFan

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Rogerbee wrote:Good looking bunch! I'm not sure how or where I'll display my figures when I move. I'm not sure about shelves as I don't use stands and some of them aren't terribly stable, only moments ago, Indy fainted and would have been wrecked if he'd been on a shelf.

Maybe it is time you start using stands. You can always take figures off them for photography. Or use a very very low shelf over a thickly carpeted (or better yet couched) area.


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24Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Sat May 05, 2018 10:49 am

Rogerbee

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I did like those Mafex stands that Tankgirl used on her Rey, if I can find similar ones on eBay then they might be alright. They're standing on cupboards right now and I might do likewise later, we'll see.....

25Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Sat May 05, 2018 11:05 am

Rogerbee

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Just looked on eBay, no loose Mafex and all the other stands are either waist or crotch grabbers and you can't conveniently hide those.

CHEERS!

26Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Sat May 05, 2018 11:18 am

Rogerbee

Rogerbee
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Ah hah,

Tamashii Stage Act, we could have a winner!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tamashii-Stage-Act-4-Humanoid-Clear-Stand-S-H-Figuarts-S-I-C-Pack-of-3-Bandai/222965463800?hash=item33e9c6faf8:g:vTwAAOSwGkVa7Dra

On something like Indy it could be hidden by his bag. Hmmm......

CHEERS!

27Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Sat May 05, 2018 11:38 am

GubernatorFan

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That does look promising for your purposes, and that second option works similarly to the one you were looking for. Nice find. Get some and tell us how they work out. Smile


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28Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Sat May 05, 2018 1:22 pm

Rogerbee

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I will do, they've all got survive a move first.

CHEERS!

29Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Thu May 24, 2018 11:26 am

blackpool

blackpool
quick update with some shots I had forgotten... My punisher finally got his Jon Bernthal's head, and I suspended spidey along with DD for a lil "NY city" edit Smile

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30Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Thu May 24, 2018 2:18 pm

dadrab

dadrab
Love the Spidey and DD shot. That's way cool...not that the other two aren't, but that one gives me a nudge.

Well done.

31Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Thu May 24, 2018 2:23 pm

Stryker2011

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Really cool shots. Nice to see BW wearing a full set of clothes for a change. And yeah, that spidey dd shot is epic.


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32Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Thu May 24, 2018 2:36 pm

GubernatorFan

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I also like the new shot, although visually I preferred your Henry Cavill Punisher.


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33Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:35 am

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dadrab wrote:Love the Spidey and DD shot. That's way cool...not that the other two aren't, but that one gives me a nudge.
Well done.

Thanks a lot Dadrab, I hear you no worry, I really like this shot as well, basically cause they are the two marvel heroes from my childhood, much more than any other! Sorry I didn't shoot any behind the scene pictures, it was epic to have these two guys suspended from my kitchen top cabinets lmao

Stryker2011 wrote:Really cool shots. Nice to see BW wearing a full set of clothes for a change. And yeah, that spidey dd shot is epic.

thank you very much Stryker!

GubernatorFan wrote:I also like the new shot, although visually I preferred your Henry Cavill Punisher.

Haha Thanks Gubernator! I agree with you, in the end I prefer my comic version of the punisher, more bulky, more dark... The cool acting of jon berntal made another kind of punisher that I also apreciate, but it doesn"t transpire much in photography...

Here are a couple of edits I made during the summer from the Infinity war movie (I loooooooved that movie)
The background art was created in 3D by a phenomenl toy photographer that I met through instagram, his name there is @uncannyfigs , a very nice guy from UK!

Hope you'll like!

Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Marvelheroes_20

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34Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:46 am

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These new images capture and channel the epic quality of the movie. Beautifully done.


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35Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:37 pm

dadrab

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Hot damn...

Very nice.

I kid you not, I thought the first one was a screen cap from the movie. So well done.

Very happy to see you back at it.

36Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:44 pm

Stryker2011

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Cool photos. Nice dynamic posing and the effects are awesome.


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37Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:22 pm

Ovy

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Great shots, love the fx! Jon Bernthal is one cool looking person. Does the daredevil figure include an unmasked Murdock head? Would be cool to see an early season 1 costume, with the black shirt etc.

38Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:31 pm

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GubernatorFan wrote:These new images capture and channel the epic quality of the movie. Beautifully done.

Tanks a lot Gubernator, glad you liked the movie, I found it was one of the best marvel productions!

dadrab wrote:Hot damn...
Very nice.
I kid you not, I thought the first one was a screen cap from the movie. So well done.
Very happy to see you back at it.

Haha thank you Dadrab! I had the chance to chat and share some images with another toy photographer from England that actually rebuilt the Titan set in 3D, he was kind enough to provide the background!

Stryker2011 wrote:Cool photos. Nice dynamic posing and the effects are awesome.

Thanks a lot for the kind words Stryker!

Ovy wrote:Great shots, love the fx! Jon Bernthal is one cool looking person. Does the daredevil figure include an unmasked Murdock head? Would be cool to see an early season 1 costume, with the black shirt etc.

Thanks Ovy! Agreed that Bernthal is a very cool Punisher, just his face does the job without he needs to speak!

Sadly Daredevil only came with the masked head, a bit like for batman figures it has two "jaw" parts to make alternative mouth expression, but there isn't any Matt Murdock headsculpt on the market yet (except for a high end custom that is wayyyyy out of my price)

Now that you mention Daredevil, here are some shots I made after watching again the show, I was very sad and nostalgic when I heard that the next season is cancelled (not make a rant here but screw you mickey mouse Mad )

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39Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:31 pm

dadrab

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Nice one.

40Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:38 pm

GubernatorFan

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More beautiful shots. You are a master in this respect.


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41Custom - Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) Empty Re: Spandex Stories (marvel heroes) on Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:10 pm

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Spectacular gallery!  

Fantastic poses and photography effects.  

Well done, sir.

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