My collection of toys, childhood dreams, and moments of nostalgia.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The Green Lantern Corps
Here's my little group of Green Lantern Corps. I created the backdrop in photoshop and added my own version of MOGO. I neglected to take a pic of my growing Sinestro Corps, so they'll have to come later. Additionally, I just got the Green Lantern 4-pack with the battle damaged Manhunter and I'm looking for the G'Nort figure. They'll have to be in a GLC part 2 blog I suppose.
While I really like the look of the sculpts, I'm not in love with the pearlescent paint job. I repainted Kilowaq here with white gloves and a better green (IMO).
Eventually I'd like to create a large army of Green Lantern Corpsmen. Here's my first addition - Honnu - sometimes "Hannu." Here's a bio on him: Hannu. I made him from a Fantastic Four Movie Thing base with some sculpy. I painted him accordingly and then added about three or four layers of dry-brushing to give him a slate/stone look.
In the the current Green Lantern comic series Hal's former girlfriend gets hunted down by the Star Sapphire entity since she's viewed as competition for Hal's affection. Hal, ever the gentleman, lends her some of his Green Lantern power and creates a uniform on her inspired by the classic Star Sapphire appearance. Basically with the new Star Sapphire figure I didn't want to let my classic figure to go to waste. Just a simple re-paint.
Also in the current GL series, Batman tries on the ring and takes on his appearance. This is a repaint on a DCU Batman figure I got in a 2-pack with Batgirl and him. I call this the Bat-Lantern.
I don't remember a specific spot in the comics where Supes takes on this appearance, but I thought it would be cool and I had an extra Superman figure so...
UPDATE: One of my friends pointed out that he appeared this way in The Last Son of Earth.
This is my first complete Fan-Fiction Green Lantern. I call him Dex Derhan. There are a few examples of Green Lanterns that aren't your typical size and since I got this little dude out of my parts box I figured why not him. I don't have a bio for him yet - maybe I'll get to it some day.
One of my good friends' daughter got this in a happy meal and decided she didn't want it and thought it would be good in my collection. How could I refuse something so sweet? I painted Kung Fu Panda here up like a GL. Not a real serious member of my Corps, but hey - it's fun.
That's it for my tweaked or customized Green Lantern figures. I'll take shots of my new Lanterns and the Sinestro Corps probably once I get the G'Nort figure.