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The New Age of Apocalypse – Silver Samurai Paper Toy

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Here you go.  As mentioned in an earlier post – the coolest looking version of Silver Samurai, based on comic art by Chris Bachalo.

I like how this one turned out.  There are 3 different arm poses in the template – I suggest you use the “straight” version if you want to display the toy with the samurai holding his sword with two hands ( see image 2 ).

" Yeah, that's right, I'm with the X-Men now... got a problem 'wit that? "

" Look Ma! Two hands! "

" Yes, we no longer use Katanas in the Age of Apocalypse "

You can download the template here. Subscribe to this blog to receive the password in the mail and gain access to the downloads section.  Registration is free, just enter your email address in the subscribe field at the right-hand side of the page header.

That’s all for now.  Cheers!

WIP: Chris Bachalo’s AOA Silver Samurai

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

A few posts ago, I wrote about creating paper toys based on some of the characters from Marvel Comic’s ” Age of Apocalypse ” series.  You can read about it here.   To be specific, I wanted to make paper toys of selected AOA characters drawn by one of my favorite comic book artists, Chris Bachalo.

AOA Silver Samurai is one such character. I actually don’t like the ” comic character ” per se, what I do like is Bachalo’s rendition of him.

See? Pure " gorgeousness ", don't you think?

If you want to see more of Bachalo’s gorgeous artwork, go get yourself a copy of the book – especially the 10th year anniversary mini series.

AOA Silver Samurai, coming soon.

Anyway, I’m just about done with AOA Silver Samurai.  The toy will be out soon enough, I just need to make some minor adjustments on the template.  Check back soon.

That’s all for now, cheers!

 

WIP: The New Age of Apocalypse ( AOA ) Paper Toys

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Just before we release the Avengers – related movie paper toys, let’s do this batch first.

For all you young ‘uns in the audience, ” Age of Apocalypse ” was one of the biggest crossovers in Mavel’s comic book universe.  The series gives you a glimpse of what would happen if Professor X died and Apocalypse ruled the world.

For me, I got a kick out of seeing how the different X teams turned out in the story.  Also, being a very visual person, I especially liked the costume make overs of a number of characters.

10 years later, Marvel came out with a limited series ” The New of Age of Apocalypse “.  It was sort of an update on what’s happened to the characters years after the big crossover.  This one I especially liked because it was penciled by Chris Bachalo, one of my favorite comic book artists ever.  I honestly buy comic books ( sometimes ) by this guy just because he penciled them – him and Joe Madureira.  😉

For a brief summary on what happened in the limited series, go here.  If you want to read the book and check out the GORGEOUS artwork, I suggest you get yourself a copy.  To make things easier, I’ve added a link to Amazon, just click on the image to bring you to the page.

Get yourself a copy now!

So anyway, if any of you have been keeping tabs on my to do list, I’ve decided to create paper toys based on selected characters from the series.  Note that I am still undecided on which ones to do exactly – what I’m looking for are characters that look cool ( thanks to Bachalo ) and the ones that have accessories – because paper toys with accessories are much more fun to do.

I’m definitely going to make Silver Samurai and MAYBE Wolverine ( My issue with Logan is that I already did a Wolverine paper toy before – so it’s kinda redundant for me )  Sunfire is really cool, but he doesn’t have any props.  Angel would be great, but I always thought he was a bit lame ( I am doing an Arcangel sometime in the future, THAT would be cool, watch out for that ).

If you have any suggestions and preferences, just post them in the comments section.

That’s it for now, cheers!

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