Custom Figures

My hobbies and interests are varied and widespread.   They have ranged from film making, to sculpting, to replica props creation, to model construction, to diorama building.  But, by far the hobby that I most enjoy and am most know for is my custom figure work.

Custom figure making is a hobby where people create their own custom figures.  The scales generally range from the smaller 3.45″ scale up to the 12″ scale.  While I started out in the smaller scale in 2000 I moved to the 6-8″ scale, which is what I mostly still work in today.

The figures are generally made by combining parts of existing figures with newly sculpted and created parts.

Most custom figure makers create everything from their favorite characters to the more obscure characters from their favorite properties.  I tend to create my own designs that are re-imagined designs of characters or combinations of characters with new genres or themes.

Also I would like to state for the record, that while many of these lines and combinations are quite prevalent in pop-culture today in cosplay, art, toys, comics, etc. when I created each line I did extensive research for weeks and at the time of their inception there were nothing like them on line.  For example when I had the idea of Samurai Wars no one had done so much as a drawing of what a Samurai themed Star Wars would look like.  I always wanted to be creating something new as if my creations were visual essays that were the continuations of the research papers I did in college.  I also do not have a desire to rip off another artists ideas or be derivative in some fashion. Many lines were never even started because I found something like it already existing.  


9 Responses to Custom Figures

  1. Jason says:

    I’ve been trying to get my girlfriend to play D&D with my friends and I for the longest time, without success. She’s a nerd like me bUT a different kind of nerd. She’s SUPER into Batman and when I showed her your Batman D&D figurine, she said it was the only way she would play with us. Is there any way to get my hands on that!?

  2. Hi Sillof,

    Could I interview you some time for my website? I work for a small film company that also writes articles, and I’m a huge fan of your reimaginings, and would love to hear more about the process you take. In addition, I’d love to learn more about the lines that you ended up cancelling.

  3. matthew varney says:

    can we buy any figures? they are great

  4. erik moe says:

    Enjoy your work. Love collecting and trying to customize. Keep up the good work

  5. Robert Kennedy says:

    I love all your creations. Probably my favourite is Doctor Wars just because of the silliniess. Especially Valek.
    I think ‘Teenage Mutant Jedi Knight’ would be a really cool line of figures. Luke as a Ninja Turtle, Obi-Wan as Splinter, Leia as April, Han as Casey, Chewy as Leatherhead, 3PO and R2 as Chromedome and Metalhead, Vader as Shredder, Stormtroopers as Foot Clan, Palpatine as Krang, abd Boba Fett as Bebop or Rocksteady. It’d be pretty awesome to see.

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