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
Last edited by Dark Knight NYC; February 4th, 2010 at 03:52:18 AM..
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!
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
Last edited by Dark Knight NYC; March 2nd, 2010 at 04:02:06 AM..