Jan 3 2009

Friends with Money

Jennifer Aniston as Olivia in Friends with Money

Here is my first custom figure of the year. I found the head on ebay Hong Kong. When I bought it, I had no idea about a figure, but the price was okay and you can never have enough female heads. And… nice suprise: I got two heads with different hairstyles for the price of one. Recently I saw the movie Friends with Money. In one scene Jennifer wears a french maid dress. I had such a dress in my 1/6 costume box. So the idea for this figure was born. I tinkered a little room improvisation and here we are.

Jennifer

Btw, Jennifer will be a character in my comic adventure as well, so I took some more pictures in normal streetwear.


Nov 21 2008

Captain Leland Stottlemeyer

Here is the second part of my little Monk crimescene story, featuring Ted Levine as Captain Leland Stottlemeyer & Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk in the TV show “Monk”. The head sculpts were done by Reggie from the OSW Board. Most of the extras wear BBI police uniforms. The victim as a Jakks Pacific figure.

leland stottlemeyer


Nov 15 2008

Adrian Monk

Today I worked on a new custom figure and some pictures. It took me more time then I expected, so the character update will be online tomorrow.
Here is my version of
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk
The head sculpt was done by Reggie from OSW forum.

Monk

Captain Leland Stottlemeyer will follow next weekend.


Oct 25 2008

Film Noir

Robert Mitchum as Frank Jessup in Angel Face.

Here is another custom figure. The head sculpt is again an Ada creation. The movie I used as an inspiration for the pictures actually takes places in L.A., but I couldn’t find a good background picture for this, so I moved the whole scene to New York.

Mitchum


Oct 12 2008

The Godfather

Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone

I found that head on ebay in Hongkong. In an odd shop I found the little cat. For the scene I rearranged some of the furniture and props in the Old Fashioned Room Diorama. I also built a (quick and dirty) writing table and some blinds for the window, using black wrap. I wanted to match the mood of the opening scene. (that golden light of Gorden Willis camera work) I used some orange filters and in some images a little bit fog as well, to make the air more heavy.

Don Corleone


Sep 28 2008

Se7en

Morgan Freeman as Detective Lt. William Sommerset

Yesterday I did a quick table and a second bookshelf. I printed some more bookcovers and everything was ready for a little library scene. For the street scene I places the walls in front of the victorian diorama. I used some fog and a minispot for the ambiance.
The head sculpt is from Ada again.

Detective Sommerset


Sep 7 2008

Ed Wood Update

You might remember, two month ago I published some pictures about the Tim Burton movie “Ed Wood” starring Johnny Depp as Ed Wood. Ed was shooting his movie “Plan 9 From Outer Space” in my cemetery diorama.
Now I did a little update, dealing with Ed’s obsession for angora sweater.

ed wood


Aug 27 2008

My New Ada Commission

Today I received the approval images from Ada. Again one of my personal heroes: Mr. Tom Waits I think he looks great. What do you think?

Tom Waits


Aug 23 2008

The Master Of Suspense

Mr. Alfred Hitchcock

Now he’s online. Alfred Hitchcock is one of my all-time favourite directors. I studied his work when I was in film class in university, fall in love with his style and he became one of my personal superheroes.
I commissioned Ada with the headsculpt and the result was marvelous.

Hitchcock

I used a Hasbro body, because it’s a little bit smaller and more compact. To bring him in the right shape I used the fat-man-body-suit from the Soldier Story Ariel Sharon figure. On ebay Hongkong I found the right suit for him.

fat man suit


Aug 16 2008

Dr. Van Helsing Update

here is a little update on my Dr. Van Helsing figure. I Introduced him some weeks ago. Now I took some images in the new diorama. With the violin he could be Sherlock Holmes as well, I think.

van helsing