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Old December 16th, 2016, 09:40:59 PM   #1
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Default Next Up - Bowen Electra To Mantis Conversion Project

After a too-long absence from my workbench, with projects piling up while I started my new job, I'm back at it and ready to take on a new conversion. I obtained a damaged Bowen Electra statue a while back and have been plotting a conversion to the classic Avengers Mantis. Finally have the time and energy back to tackle it! She's missing from my classic Avengers display (along with Swordsman who will be done next) so it's time to dive in!







She is pretty banged up already with some missing parts. So I don't feel bad taking a crack at this conversion. Plus, this will be the first female statue conversion I've attempted and I definitely need the practice. Started off with the "cut down" already. Had to chop off most of the hair and start the sanding of the parts that need to be smoothed off on the arms and legs.









That proved to be easier than I expected. What surprised me was the amount of metal embedded in parts of this statue that hold the tassels in place. Those will be ground down or covered up. I will keep posting updates as I progress. This one should take about a month and I have the week off between Christmas and New Years. So, I am hoping for some quality end of year time at the workbench!
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Old December 17th, 2016, 07:23:12 PM   #2
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hey buddy,
How are you doing? Making it back to Pittsburgh for the holidays?

I am very anxious to see this conversion. This is a character I would love to see a FS version done.


Hoping for a Phase 6 with FS Statues of the following

Nighthawk
Mockingbird
Moondragon
Mantis
The Red Guardian (The Defenders member-this one is a longshot)
and a REALLY GOOD Phoenix Museum Pose statue
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Looking good so far!

Didn't you move as well? Are you already setup in a new place? If so, pics!


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Old December 17th, 2016, 09:09:59 PM   #4
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hey buddy,
How are you doing? Making it back to Pittsburgh for the holidays?

I am very anxious to see this conversion. This is a character I would love to see a FS version done.
Hey! Great to see you're still here! Not making it back this year unfortunately. New job and some health issues forcing me to stay home for the holidays in Virginia. Going to chill with the dog and have a little fun.

I've been wanting to do this character for a long time. Really think she, Swordsman and Moondragon are big holes in the Avengers lineup. I have a plan for Swordsman, but teaching myself sculpting now and that may be the only way to do Moondragon.

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Old December 17th, 2016, 09:12:01 PM   #5
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Looking good so far!

Didn't you move as well? Are you already setup in a new place? If so, pics!
I was going to move back to Pittsburgh, but got this job offer last July that was insanely generous from another company in Virginia. Too good to pass up so I committed to an 18 month run with them that began in September. After that, I will revisit the moving concept.
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Old December 17th, 2016, 09:18:09 PM   #6
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well if my SpiderWoman statue does not sell I might be sending it to you to convert into Mantis or maybe the female Red Guardian (LOL)
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Old December 17th, 2016, 09:45:48 PM   #7
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well if my SpiderWoman statue does not sell I might be sending it to you to convert into Mantis or maybe the female Red Guardian (LOL)
I never thought of converting that SpiderWoman statue. That would actually work as either one of those.
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Thank you! I've continued work on it. Some new updates follow.
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Old January 13th, 2017, 08:37:22 PM   #10
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Default Progress Update - January 13, 2017

The upside to my new job is I love it and I'm doing some amazing work. The downside is that it takes a lot of my time right now. But, I'm still making progress on this conversion. I'm learning new skills too.

A lot of sanding and grinding involved at first to get it to a "blank slate" state.



Then started the build up and more sanding....















Long way to go yet. But I really want to take my time and do this one right. Three day weekend so I'm going to spend more time on this. Finally don't have to work all weekend!
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great updates!!!!... ty for sharing!!!!
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Default June 25, 2017 - The Return!!!!

After what I can only say was the craziest 5 months of my life, I'm finally back at the workbench. My apologies for the long delay and extended absence. The new job last fall was just the start. My 19 year relationship fell apart, I adopted a son, I completely renovated my house, and my dad developed severe cancer which is now under treatment with a good prognosis. Those were the biggies, but it's all good now.

Life is amazing and in spite of it all, I'm in a better spot than I was a year ago. So, I count myself fortunate. Now on to the good stuff. Finally feeling the love for Mantis again. She's been sitting around on the workbench. Well, now I have a new, better workbench and can do three projects at the same time!

Finished putting on the basic parts of the outfit. Still in rough shape, but this is progress!









A long way to go, but now that I have the space, I'm motivated again! Here's a shot of my new workbench.



I missed working on stuff. Having fun again!
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SW, that's quite a bit to go through, and sorry you had to experience some of that, but it seems like you came out ahead. Glad to hear it.

Conversion is looking excellent so far!
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I was wondering where you had disappeared to. I am really sorry to hear about all the trials and tribulations you have recently had to go through. It's nice to see you back at it though...


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Old June 26th, 2017, 10:47:53 PM   #15
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Thanks for the welcome back messages! I missed being here. I will be back pretty routinely now. Going through hell makes one appreciate the good things in life like Statue Marvels!
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