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Thread: Jackson Bostwick Shazam!

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    Figure Jackson Bostwick Shazam!

    A little while ago, I got an order for a TV Shazam box. That lit the fire under me to make one for myself.

    I don't often do customs but when I do I usually stumble my way to something fairly good.

    The biggest hurdle was the head. I tried first to modify a repro of the Astronaut head, didn't like the way it turned out. I then tried to modify the repro head type used for Zorro and one of the knights, struck out there too.

    It was around that time that Captain Mego posted his own TV Shazam. I think he used this head from Toy Fanatic



    and even if he didn't, this the head I used. I took the head and sculpted on 70's hair and added some nasil folds. I molded it and the final head I got was slightly smaller and narrower in the face (from squeezing the mold probabaly), which I liked.

    I don't know how much I captured Jackson. Sometimes it looks like him to me, sometimes it doesn't. But it doesn't look unlike Jackson and I think the head "works". I also think Mego, would've made the more aproximate likeness for Shazam like they did for Isis if they were doing a TV series one.

    I'm sure you can tell the outfit is original Shazam Mego(I first used a Doc Mego red suit but was too lazy to sew on yellow cuffs). I made the lightning bolt and belt from yellow electrical tape. The boots are repro Conan in yellow from the Doc (tight fit).

    I made the cape (which I forgot to take a picture of the back of) from the very expensive ink jet printable fabric you can find on ebay. The cape was yellow trim, half of which could be folded over and fabric glued so that both sides of the cape had yellow trim. Elastic cord painted yellow is the rope.

    I wanted to make the box similar to Isis's box and that's how it turned out. Right down to using copy from the opening of the TV show on the front and sides of the box.

    The back of the box is a photo of Jackson outside put over a cloudy background and with more smoke superimposed over the lower part of his legs.



    high resolution pictures of these the above pictures here:

    http://reboxyourmego.com/TVShazam1.jpg
    http://reboxyourmego.com/TVshazam2.jpg
    Last edited by mego73; Jul 5, '07 at 11:11 PM.

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    I think you nailed it . . . feels like Saturday morning here
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    Nice looking figure and a great John Davidson head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABMAC View Post
    Nice looking figure and a great John Davidson head.
    OMG, it does look like him, doesn't it? Anyone for "That's Incredible" customs?

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    You can always put him in a suit, and photoshop a talk show set for the John Davidson show. But you did a good job, though.
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    very nice job

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    What an awesome custom! Good show!

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    Hey, that's a sweet custom. Great job on the head and very cool box
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    He's fantastic!!! I think you got the likeness down pat!!! Excellent box as well!!!
    I also play with other dolls:
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    Bravo! It really works. Doesn't get better than that.

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