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Old February 4th, 2010, 04:49:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Busted my cherry! Got my first Bowens! :-)

Hey all!

Ive been lurking about on the forum for a while, enjoying everyones collections and learning about the hobby. Now its time for me to post

In the last year I started buying comic books again, after a long break to raise kids. I did pick up the occasional graphic novel at the bookstore, but it was a trip to the local comic shop that introduced me to the beautiful statues that are available now.

Just scored my Bowens on ebay...I got the Fantastic Four Minis for a great deal. I wish Bowen made more in this size.








I see so many statues that Id pick up if only space wasnt such an issue. I prefer the mini full body sculpts to the busts...apparently Im in the minority? Its easy to display mini sizes that got me into the hobby ( Batman Black & Whites ) and led to me hitting Ikea for some storage for future full size statues. If Bowen made more mini sizes Id be buying more often Right now Im hitting ebay for some out of production minis just because I can collect and display so many more.

Just for fun, I took a photo and tweaked in in Photoshop with a 'comic book filter' ...pretty cool, eh?



More pics when my Silver Surfer mini arrives

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Old February 4th, 2010, 05:03:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Who are you???? Your pics are AMAZING!!!! By the way, now you need Galactus!!!


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awesome pics i love the last one


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Congrats! Welcome to hell... I mean, collecting.
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Welcome. You sure have the camera work down.


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Old February 4th, 2010, 10:45:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys

Statues are a new hobby, but macro photography Ive been doing for a while. I also build & photograph 1/48 & 1/72 scale WW2 airplanes. I use a Nikon D40 SLR on manual mode, tripod mounted ( usually ) . Lenses vary between a fixed 35mm, a 17-35mm wide angle and a 55-200mm zoom. All these were taken with the 17-35.

Yes, Al...a Galactus would be sweet but I may have to settle for a Mini bust of him and the Watcher Im currently drooling over the retro Hulk as my next full size piece of shelf porn

Santa..err...the UPS man is due to drop off 2 ebay victories in the next few days - a Hulk mini and Silver Surfer mini. Pics to follow!

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Hey welcome to the insanity

theres quite a few mini statues
Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Cyclops, Daredevil,
Iron Man, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, Spideys, Dr Doom

theres a few you can look for on ebay
and in the LCS's
anybody know was there a Wolverine Mini
all of my Mini's are in storage and i cant remember

there had to be one , Right?

BTW Nice shots
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Here is Galactus: Find Statue Galactus Full size Bowen (50 cm !!!) on eBay International Market, with worldwide deals on items in all your top categories
But he is probably cheaper in the US. He would look nice next to the four.
Beware, this is really addictive. I almost bought Cap. Marvel (70') for 500 USD (almost) cause I thought I just couldn't live without him (I can't, but I can wait 'till the price drops).
The Retro Hulk is amazing!


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Addictive, you say?

Nahhhh!

Just arrived, Silver Surfer Mini - which I have photoshopped into the proper atmosphere...



And a Hulk mini is awaiting shipping!
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Old February 21st, 2010, 11:51:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Two new additions to the family

Bowen Hulk Mini, 12/7000 and autographed by Randy..











And a website exclusive Classic Spidey













More on the way as I develop a friendly relationship with the UPS guy

Awaiting Galactus & Watcher busts, and one of my holy grails as of late, the Retro Hulk! Woo!
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Ah...the obsession begins!
Keep those pics comin'!
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Great photos - welcome to the club...!!!
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Some updates to the collection -

Watcher & Galactus busts added - I really like the Watcher sculpt! All 3 posed with Fantastic Four#72 until I get my full size Bowen Surfer...then he goes in the detolf with the comic & the Watcher bust :-)







My minis posed with Fantastic Four # 112 - would love to do this full size with a Bowen 'smackdown' Hulk and Thing :-)


Hard Hero Thing in the Detolf w/FF#79


And the arrival of Retro!


Just picked this up as well, a real nice sculpt. An underrated statue, I believe. Marvel Milestones Daredevil








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Very nice stuff...as you can see this is very addicting!!!!
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love the Galactus display
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Old April 4th, 2010, 10:17:21 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Newest "additions to the family"

Bowen Thing Bust


Bowen Cap Bust








Bowen Falcon Bust









Al, could you rename this thread to "Dark Knight NYCs Bowen Collection" or somthing similar? My cherry was busted a while ago now
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i quite like the mini statues its a shame they stopped making them
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