Friday, 30 September 2011

Paint The Town Redish/Brown

Hi, True Believers and welcome to another mind-boggling blog update!


These and other quintessential questions will probably not get answered this week, but don't let that hold you back from raving and ranting about your favourite lead based Marvel figurine collection! Let the CMFC war of words begin anew...

And after that big build-up I've only got a couple of paint jobs for you this week. It's slowed down on the commissioning recently as we are ahead of schedule, so we are having a breather while we can - I'm sure it will move up a gear in the coming weeks.




I think they're all pretty punchy and vibrant.

RE: Domino paint. There were some comments last update about the redish/brown colour on Domino not being part of her costume - I went back and had a look at our reference. (We went with her recent appearances in X-Force), and although it's hard to see with the modern 'dirty' colouring I am happy with what we achieved - her face is not always white these days, but we felt she had to have a white face.
You can clearly see the redish/brown patches...

So, come back on monday (or maybe tuesday?) and we'll announce the winner of the competition. Good luck whomever you shall be!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Manic monday!

Sorry for the no-show on friday, had a sneaky day off (and completely forgot about you guys hanging around in cyber-space!)

Trust you've all had a go at the competition? deadline is the 30th. We probably won't be able to turn it around in a day, so we may not have a winner announced by friday, But I'll confer with Rich on that. Good luck anyway!

Domino paint:

Longshot Sculpt:

Forge Cover art:

Photon Cover story:

That's all for now.

See you friday!

Friday, 16 September 2011

The amazing Marvel blog competition...

Hello everyone,

Richard here this week with pictures of Lady Sif and details about the competition, which begins today and ends on 30th September.

So, first things first, here are the images of the Lady Sif sculpt. As you can see we've gone for quite a dynamic pose – she has her sword but it is in a position we've not done before. (It's amazing how many of these little figures actually have swords.) I think this is a fantastic figure and will look stunning next to the Enchantress.

Right now on to the competition.

Competition Details:

Last Monday I came into the office and caught Art Editor Dan Rachael with a miniature hacksaw, a tube of glue and a crazy look in his eyes. As I approached his desk, all I could hear was muttering about ‘the ultimate competition’ and ‘the bloggers will take me seriously now’. Before I could make it to the door – in a desperate bid to call security – he produced the below monstrosity from under his desk.

This my fellow bloggers is the hideous jigsaw man/woman-thing that Dan created, rather than going home for the weekend. Nicknamed the CMFC Warrior, the figure is made from 14 sculpts and your task is to name them all!

That’s right name all 14 characters that were brutalised to create the above image.

Then send me your answers to

Put the answers in the email, along with your name and address.

The comp will close AT MIDNIGHT GMT, 30th SEPTEMBER 2011 and I will choose a winner at random from correct answers.

I’ll then contact the winner to let them know and ask which character they want in the collection.

One entry per email address only.
One entry per household only.

It is vital you send your name and address as winners will receive a model of their chosen character.

The character chosen must be regular-sized (a general rule is under 6’ 8”) with enough background/appearances to fill a magazine.

The character chosen should also be an original Marvel character that has not been in the collection already, so no redos.

And lastly, please remember that Marvel have the final say on all characters and costumes.

Right, that's your lot.

Friday, 9 September 2011

We're Back!

Took a week off, but I bring good news (for those who don't know already) - We have the final results from the Forum Choice polls!

Top 20 went like this:

Shaman 61
Stingray 56
Wolfsbane 54

Silver Samurai 51
Sage 37
White Tiger (Hector Alaya) 36
Grey Gargoyle 31
Star-Lord 26
Warlock 26
Sunspot 24
Whirlwind 24
US Agent 23
Baron Mordo 22
Constrictor 20
Count Nefaria 20
High Evolutionary 20
Selene 20
Corsair 19
Mantis 19
Dust 18

So Wolfsbane, Shaman and Stingray go through (I'm very pleased about that).

Stingray and Shaman I would assume would be in these costumes... (unless anyone has any major objections?)

Wolfsbane on the other hand has lots of possible looks (Forum guys if you haven't done it already you're welcome to do a poll - I'll try my best to go with the majority!)

Here are just a few of her 'looks'. I would imagine a mid-change look would suite her (hirsute -geddit?).

There's also some interesting runners up to consider if we get another extension.


Owl revised (with fatter face and more defined hair)

Hammerhead (further along, still needs a few tweaks and refinements, especially to the gun)

Final coloured MODOK wraparound cover

Andi Tong's rough sketch for Photon (we'll add lightning type energy emanating from the energy globe to create the background - plus I've asked Andi for more boobage - as she seems quite flat-chested at the moment!)


Was going to run the competition today, but still need to iron out a few technical details - will definately have it for next friday, if not sooner! Sorry for the delay.

Have a grand weekend! Dan