Saturday, September 8, 2012

Interview to Check Out

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to share an interview that Leon Mallet from Pulp Citizen.  Leon has been a fan for many years and I did a private commission for him a few years ago for his favorite superhero RPG character.

It was a great interview and a lot of information in it so go and check it out.  Here

During the interview, I was asked if there was pieces that I was particularly proud of.  It was hard during the interview to think of the answer but after the interview, there were a number of pieces that I thought of.  Here is a top ten list of figures that I loved making and loved the end result, complete with photos.  For other figures that I enjoyed, check out the interview.

Number Ten:  Green Goblin for WizKids



Number Nine:  Ronin for Wyrd
 


Number Eight: Doc Oc for WizKids


Number Seven:  WWII US Sergeant for Reaper


Number Six:  Mikey TMNT for WizKids but never released :(


Number Five:  Raph TMNT for WizKids. Again, he was never released :(.


Number Four:  Virgin Mary for a Fundraiser


Number Three:  Kreacher 3 inch Action Figure for Harry Potter


Number Two: Sergeant Rock Inspired WWII soldier for Reaper


And Number one...

Grifter for WizKids.  Just because...he's Grifter!  If you didn't catch that, he is one of my favourite superheroes tied with Wolverine.


These lists are pretty hard to do and they change frequently.  Now that you know some of my favourites, post in the comments section and tell me what your all time favourite figure is.  It doesn't have to be one of mine by the way, just the figure that you have liked the most, whether you painted it, sculpted it or played with it.

11 comments:

John Bear Ross said...

Beautiful sculpts, sir.

Best,
John Bear Ross

myincubliss said...

Favourite sculpt? Probably the zombie ventriloquist from Wizkid's Horrorclix, sculpted by Brian Dugas - it's funny, it's clean, and I love the little touches like the wedding ring...

James Van Schaik said...

Thanks John.

Myincubliss:

I haven't seen that sculpt. I will have to look it up, sounds fun.

45thdiv said...

One of my favorites is the doppelgänger you did for Wyrd.

I also like the Sgt Rock figure, but then I grew up reading Sgt Rock as a kid.

Matthew

James Van Schaik said...

Thanks 45th. Wyrd had no idea what to do with that one and I was able to design it and concept it.

Timothy Mayer said...

Great pieces. Especially the ones with ProCreate. :)

John Bear Ross said...

As an aside, James, any plans to dabble in 15mm Supers? I only know of a few packs on the market, some from Old Glory, the rest done by PF for Rebel Minis.

Might be worth a few doodles while waiting for putty to cure on other sculpts.

Best,
JBR

James Van Schaik said...

Hi John,

No plans on the 15's. They hurt my eyes. :)

Casey said...

I have no idea who sculpted it, but my all time favorite sculpt is from Heroclix Fantastic Forces set. It was the 2099 Spiderman. My second favorite is actually Red Hulk from the Web of Spiderman heroclix set. I don't have that one, but my old roommate did and I am eternally envious of him for it.

PHILIP McNULTY said...

As a huge Grifter fan myself, it pains me that we won't be getting that beautiful piece, but one that will most likely end up looking like a Happy Meal special.

Excellent job. Still can't get over that Grifter.

estragonsfigs said...

Fascinating that you mention you haven't done many WWII minis in the interview yet some are your favorites!