Saturday, 8 December 2012
Big, big box arrived and in it these three beauties. I'm not doing anything to any of them - Red Robin's red is metallic but not very noticible, Huntress' is a tad garish but it works at this scale, and the bonus Batman on Bat-Signal hasn't any metallic to it at all. And a very nice sculpt it is too.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Let's have a look what was going on 32 years ago shall we?
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
If you're a fan of the artsist - and why wouldn't you be? - i urge you to track dwon a copy of this brilliant book on the brilliant artist:
Sunday, 7 October 2012
Two new arrivals yesterday. Bane's a real nice sculpt and all i'll be doing with him is to wash and highlight the metallic bits. Hush too is a lovely bit of sculpting but... oh dear, the paintjob - bright metallic pink for the straps etc that should be red, and gold instead of the leather coat. Luckily, the face and rest are ok, so will be a quick remedy.
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
Thursday, 13 September 2012
These lovely ladies turned up today and, yet again, it looks like they're reigning in the metallic paints as there's hardly any on either. So, no need for a repaint here, which is just as well as i don't fancy trying those tights (if you see what i mean):
Saturday, 1 September 2012
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Monday, 27 August 2012
Just finished the second box set of "Batman The Animated Series" that i got for my birthday, and its been real interesting.
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Jack Lawrence was sketching at my local comic shop today so thought i'd ask him if he'd contibute to my Rogues Gallery project. But who do i ask for? I've decided to ask for someone that i think each artists style would suit and, as Jack has a clean crsip almost Manga-style to him, i thought Mr Freeze is suitably unscary enough to fit the bill. So this is what Jack came up with:
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Getting really good now:
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Inspired by Leigh Gallagher's STUNNING commission he did for a guy called Alan of all the Bat-villian together:
Saturday, 11 August 2012
Two big boxes were waiting when we got back from our hols. The biggest held the colossal chess board for the figures, along with four new pieces:
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Friday, 20 July 2012
Monday, 16 July 2012
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Popped into my local comic shop yesterday and he had a box full of late 60's/early 70's comics he'd taken as a job lot off someone. Had a trawl and got a few, including an issue of this title, which i've read about, but never got back then. Its clearly British, with its 2/6 then 12p price tags, but its packed full of sixties thrills from the Bat-universe:
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Monday, 2 July 2012
Monday, 23 April 2012
Was at the Maidstone Demoncon convention and already had a good natter with top bloke and upcoming star artist Conor Boyle. I'd already had a sketch off him too so left him alone. But then i was having another wander before leaving and he was by himself so stopped to ask the day had been. He was doing this Batman sketch while talking and aksed him who it was for, thinking the guy should really be there to see it coming to life. Bit surprised to learn it was actually a "doodle" as Conor didn't have any sketching to do. More surprised when he said i could have it. Cheers Conor!
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Here's the next two then - and i'm leaving well alone.
Catwoman is pretty much perfect and an excellent sculpt, with her really only needing some lipstick. The lenses of her goggles are the only bit that's the crappy metallic, but it works on them.
Penguin has more of the metallics about him - trousers, umbrella, hat - but he's such an outlandish and garish character that they're kinda in keeping so are staying. Lovely work on the face here too.
Friday, 16 March 2012
What a terrific cover by Neal Adams.
A brilliantly nasty baddie in the foreground, very House Of Mystery, and a superb classic Batman beyond that.
Shame he's not so good on the inside:
Art's by Bob Brown and its just not very good.
Neither is the tale - a very silly one featuring a disfigured Jock out for revenge because the artist who painted his portrait made him wait another 5 mins to finish the painting, making him late for a hot date, making him drive badly, making him crash, making his face face so horrible.
Well, it certainly looks horrible on the cover.
But not on the inside and, whew, that's quite a mouthful to spout when you're taking a rubber mask off:
We've got a back-up Batgirl strip here too, which again is kinda daft, with a very non girl-like Barbara:
So, a pretty duff issue, only of note really to me for this ad:
Which i used to pour over and long for back then.
2/10 (and that's mainly for the ad)