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Dearth/Alex's Customs and Dioramas v2

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Dearth, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Dearth Active Member

    Hi ho!

    Dearth (Nadir) here, otherwise known as Alex Newborn.

    Well, we've got a brand-new forum with much easier photo capabilities, and I thought I would go through my old 21-page thread and group all my best photos here in a new thread without you guys having to link somewhere else.

    From the Muppet Show:
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    Kermit in the O diorama (middle of O is hinged and shuts magnetically)

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    Group shot of various customs

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    "Simon Smith and his Amazing Dancing Bear"

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    I separated the Snowths so they could go on either side, the way they ought to be!

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    Princess Loina and Dearth Nadir... he's made from a daredevil Gonzo figure, a Darth Vader PEZ dispenser and a lot of Sculpey

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    Years later, I gave Dearth an alternate head for the way he looks in the credits, and finally made his 'Crypto-Anagon Transmitter' accessory

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    Sgt. Link companion piece for Patrol Bear Fozzie

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    Cheesecake munchin' on a cheesecake munchin' on a cheesecake!

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    Valerie Harper episode

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    Culinary Catastrophe Kitchen

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    Improved backdrop for the Newsman

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    "Just for the halibut!"

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    Say it with me... "Gonzo fiddles while George Burns!"

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    George Burns in the wings watching Fozzie's "Wotcher" number

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    custom "Pearlie" Fozzie (detail of back of coat)

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    Kermit and Jim sing a banjo duet in front of the "Henrietta's Wedding" backdrop

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    (a Fisher-Price stick puppet Kermit, minus the legs, gives the Jim Henson figure one of his proposed-but-cancelled accessories...)
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  2. Dearth Active Member

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    Muppet Labs backdrop with interchangeable-head Beaker custom

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    modified Beaker head with removable hair

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    "Sadly temporary"

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    Alice Cooper episode (digital composite, but I really do have three of that ghost figure)

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    "Fresh outta the pan, sweet gingerbread man!"
    And in case you ever wondered, here's why the Gingerbread Men didn't make more appearances...
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    Snacko waves! (Pearl Bailey episode)

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    Tony Randall episode

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    Cloris Leachman episode

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    "I refuse to be treated as a newcomer."
    "Fine, you will be treated as a LATEcomer!"

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    Koozebanian Phoob planetoid-- made from styrofoam, spackle, and paint

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    Koozebane mega-dio

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    "Merdlidops!" (Dom Deluise episode)

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    John Cleese album accessory

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    "Naked" Robin

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    "Talk, Chucky!" (Edgar Bergen episode)

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    Sylvester Stallone episode

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    Lesley Ann Warren episode (second Link was a commission)
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  3. Dearth Active Member

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    Leprechaun Bros. (Wally Boag episode)

    The Muppet Movie:
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    Great Muppet Caper:
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    ("Kerzie the Bog" - Kermit and Fozzie's Dad)

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    Happiness Hotel bandstand

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    Fozzie with press card for his hat, and "Lady Holliday"

    The Muppets Go To The Movies:
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    Muppets Take Manhattan:
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    Muppets Treasure Island:
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    Muppet Christmas Carol:
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    Muppets from Space:
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    Kap'n Alphabet

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    Hollywood Hulk Hogan cameo

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    a completely invisible Fozzie, before he washes his hands

    Muppets Tonight:
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    It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (Moulin Scrooge number):
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  4. Dearth Active Member

    Miscellaneous:
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    Muppet Babies with backdrop

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    Some hand-painted vinyl Sesame Street figurines. I did these in 1998, awaiting the birth of my first son.

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    modified Colorforms backdrop for Sesame Street Bendems

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    Dinosaurs

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    extra Frog Scouts

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    This is why customizers don't buy expensive re-decos of existing molds. Hand-painted by yours truly.
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    Comparison to regular figure

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    Likewise, this is just a Rowlf that I bought in 2010 for $7.50 on eBay, and then spray-painted him white and grey.

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    "Round Robin" sidekick for Adventure Kermit

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    Faux stone pedestal for Gonzo idol
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  5. Dearth Active Member

    another Spielberg parody...
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    "Welcome to Jurasick Pork!" (original version)

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    revised versions of Kermit as Alan Grant and Gonzo as Ian Malcolm

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    rear angle shows off drybrushing used on Kermit

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    Kismet the Toad (Treasure of Peg Leg Wilson comic series)

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    holiday fun

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    Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody

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    Action figure re-creation of a particular poster

    Thanks for looking... more to come!

    Alex
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  6. Dearth Active Member

    And some of my Muppet-related videos on YouTube...















    And, newly re-uploaded in a way to thwart the block,
    The Wedding(s) of Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog!



    Alex
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  7. As always...love them all, Alex!
  8. Muppetaz Member

    is this where the old thread is moving?
  9. GonzoLover85 Member

    Its nice to see all the pictures together in one place!
  10. Dearth Active Member

    No. That one, which I neglected to specify as mine in the title, can still be used for general discussion of customs and dioramas, and for anyone to showcase their works.

    This one, though, is more the way I wanted my personal thread to look originally, but the old forum wouldn't allow me the flexibility. So it seemed like the perfect opportunity to start over from the beginning and get things a bit more organized (like grouping the pics in a pseudo-chronological sequence).

    Alex
  11. Muppetaz Member

    oh cool, do you have any pictures of where you keep your collection, or how you display them?
  12. Dearth Active Member

    Well... funny you should ask NOW...

    A photo right now wouldn't be very satisfying. Something akin to asking "Where is the Ark of the Covenant?" only to be shown that warehouse full of crates at the end of Raiders.

    Among several other spring/summer-cleaning projects, I'm doing some slight renovations to my kitchen, which is where I normally display things out on the 'island' because that's where the light is best for taking photos. (My videocamera usually sat on that same island for my Leprechaun Bros WIP vids.)

    I'm replacing the ceiling fan over that island, and possibly installing a new air conditioning unit.

    So at the moment, all of my Muppets and several other toys to boot have been boxed up and relocated to a spare bedroom.

    Alex
  13. Muppetaz Member

    oh, thanks, I can't wait to see it, you saw my video right?
  14. Dearth Active Member

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    My internet was acting weird last night... this is the photo of my Muppet collection (and other toys) that I was trying to add, but it kept being a little red X.

    Alex
  15. LamangoNumber2 Active Member

    One lil gripe I have, Dearthy... You forgot Robin in the muppet promo poster, he was hanging off Fozzie's shoulder. But it can be forgiven...Since he was cut out, along with Lew's fish..
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    Just...ignore the badly photoshopped in New Piggy Head, Pepe, Chef, Sam, and Rizzo...
    Also, didn't you recreat that Muppets looking in to the Mallory Gallory for that weirdo member Lamango?

    Also... As I pointed out... Tom Servo fits RIGHT in with the Swinetrek playset... Wonder if Crow and Gypsy do too...
  16. Dearth Active Member

    I had to go digging to find the version of the poster that inspired me for that group shot... sure enough, it's cropped so there's no Robin.

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    While I was backtracking through my old thread on Rebelscum, I also found these behind the scenes pics from taking this photo. Here's how it looked from above, revealing that I even had a fish in Lew's hand, unseen in the final photo:
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    Here's a shot from the side, revealing several blocks of styrofoam cut to put figures at the proper height:
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    Notice Kermit's head faces forward but his body faces backwards, to give him a more upward eyeline.
    And here's a detail from an earlier version of the photo which I had to scrap because it looked like Bunsen was doing something gross:
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    Amazing what a difference is made by just a slight rotation of the wrist and elbow.

    Alex
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  17. Dearth Active Member

    C'est moi!

    I don't have a Tom Servo. Wish I did. I made one for a friend of mine a loooooong time ago, but we had a falling out and haven't spoken in many years.

    A few extra pics found on my Rebelscum thread that I may not have shown in my previous threads here...

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    (This was a shot of my custom Swinetrek crewpigs before I decided to remove their inaccurate eyebrows.)

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    *tap* *tap* Is this thing on?

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    (the two miniature pianos belong to my Mom; Rowlf is mine)

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    Fozzie and his cousin

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    Disastrous audition for "Yes, We Have No Bananas" -- this did not end well.
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    The Lost Guest Star... "Tenk you veddy much!"

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    (Seemed appropriate to put Rizzo on a 'ratline'!)

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    Alex
  18. LamangoNumber2 Active Member

    Yes you, Dearth. :p
    Anyways...Think you could sneak Robin into that picture? I know I'm a pain.

    But yeah, you can get Servo from box set XVI from Shout Factory. He fits in perfectly.
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    Now, I'm sure you can find a way, you handsome customizer you, to make Crow get off the stand, maybe...MAYBE give him accurate legs.
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    Gypsy...

    Now...If you redocorated the Pigs in Space Set...BOOM, Satalite of Love!
  19. Dearth Active Member

    With everything boxed up at the moment, I won't be re-creating the poster to add Robin anytime soon, but maybe someday I'll give it a go.

    I don't have any of those MST3K figurines, though I've admired them in the past.

    Alex
  20. Muppetaz Member

    maybe you could photoshop him in.

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