Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Taylor's Toy Tuesday's DIY Custom- Mossman!





Mossman Custom by Taylor Lymbery

Mossman has to be one of my favorite Masters of the Universe characters of all time, so it was just a matter of time till I got around to doing a custom vinyl figurine for him. I am so happy with how this guy turned out. I made him from a Creatology Ape vinyl DIY toy kit. When I saw this kit, I automatically thought of Mossman. That's a good feeling when that happens. I made some Sculpey clay pieces that I blended in to the vinyl and painted over all of it. My Mossman is flocked with model grass. I felt that was fitting considering he is the master of the environment. Instead of giving him the traditional mace, I decided to give him a spiked mace with a wrapped vine to add to the detailing of the club portion. I used the greatest gold paint mixed with a little yellow for the armor. The gold paint is called, "Aztec Gold"! Brilliant! I talked about Aztec Gold for about two weeks before my sweetheart told me it was getting old. I do feel that I need to re-flock the back of his arms to cover the white that is showing through the flocking. I just need to find the right color mix of paint and glue again. I'll get this done before the next convention. I'm thinking of having the three customs I've done so far at the Fan Days Convention. If you would like to see them in person, come by by booth and check them out. Now, I've got some important updates, so more pictures will be at the end of this posting. Enjoy the pics. I've got to get back to illustrating comic books! :)


Just a quick update: I did go ahead and purchase a table for the Fan Days Convention in October. So I will be there (given that I don't have another mishap).

There's been an update to the store tabs on both Xenex the Bug Man, and this site. All of the print on demand issues, cafepress stores and commissions info will be under the new store tab on both this site and the Xenex the Bug Man site. Hopefully this page makes shopping a bit easier. Go and check it out! 

I just updated the Xenex the Bug Man website with rather grand news that the long awaited issue 4 is now up for order. It's a great looking comic book! Head on over to the Bug Man site and see what I'm talking about!

Now, you mighty be asking what this Marvin Dog media is. I've got answers. I had been working with a good friend of mine, Jeff McGee, before I got sick on designing logos and banners for a podcast that I am on and logos and banners of podcasts that other friends are on. I have listened to all of the shows so far and they are great! Jeff and I are on the show where we talk about toys! (Go figure, I mean Go action figure!) That show is called Talking toys with Taylor and Jeff. The other two shows are The pilot episode, where Jeff and Josh Taylor break down the Pilot Episode in TV series, and The Loosely Based Podcast where Brynna and Jeff compare the book to the movie adaptation! Again, the shows are great! If you are interested in what we got, go to Marvindogmedia.com  and give us a listen. You can subscribe to the shows on itunes and get up to date info on upcoming shows on facebook:
Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff on facebook
The Loosely Based Podcast on facebook
The Pilot Episode on facebook

Give us a like! And, if you like what we have, be sure to tell your friends! We need your word of mouth to help us keep making shows!

Working with the sculpey.

Pre- Body Flocking.

















Mossman by Taylor Lymbery
Mossman by Taylor Lymbery
Mossman by Taylor Lymbery
Mossman by Taylor Lymbery


Mossman by Taylor Lymbery
Mossman by Taylor Lymbery

Mossman by Taylor Lymbery
Mossman by Taylor Lymbery

Mossman by Taylor Lymbery


I also have this posted in my devianart gallery here.




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