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  • KosmiCKennY
    Igo ugo we all go 4 mego!
    • May 13, 2004
    • 1304

    #16
    Figured while I was at it, might as well do his ex-wife to go with him,
    so here she is, enjoy!


    Hellcat.jpg

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    • KosmiCKennY
      Igo ugo we all go 4 mego!
      • May 13, 2004
      • 1304

      #17
      Been having a lot of fun learning how to use gimp to make Backer cards, here is the latest, enjoy!


      Nova.jpgMarvelCosmicHeroesBack.jpg

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      • dr_cyclops
        One eyed, wonder
        • Dec 17, 2009
        • 2138

        #18
        Here's my Lone Ranger Western Set design.

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        • thunderbolt
          Hi Ernie!!!
          • Feb 15, 2004
          • 34211

          #19
          man, Dr. C. That is perfect.
          You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace. -Ernie Banks

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          • plaztekman
            Career Member
            • Apr 27, 2008
            • 550

            #20
            Here's my Skrull card

            BACKER CARD SKRULL 2.jpg
            Check out my photoblog: http://megomuseum.com/community/blog...773-plaztekman

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            • chalwa
              Mego Philomath
              • Jun 8, 2007
              • 592

              #21
              I just posted these at the finished custom forum then I saw this. I'll repost the pics here along with some new ones.
              Spiderman Display ledy.jpg
              Spiderman Display Mego.jpg
              I created these for the clear plastic display cases with mirrored backs. I like mine better!
              Chalwa AKA The Pre-Crisis Chris

              Chris' Blogs:
              The Misadventures of Captain Blog
              Comic Book Fanzines: Chain Letters for Disturbed Children


              When I am grown to man's estate,
              I shall be very proud and great.
              And tell the other girls and boys,
              not to meddle with my toys.
              -Robert Louis Stevenson

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              • The Re-Rooter
                Veteran Member
                • Jul 13, 2016
                • 297

                #22
                Probably a dumb question....
                I really want to make my own cards-these all look awesome! Do you go to a print shop to get them done? What type of cardboard/cardstock etc do you use? Is the only way to do it by going to a print shop or do people make these from home? I know a few guys make custom cards but I like to make as much myself as I can. Or is it too much trouble and just easier to commission them?
                Thank you for this thread!!!

                -Diana

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                • EMCE Hammer
                  Moderation Engineer
                  • Aug 14, 2003
                  • 25678

                  #23
                  If I want a nice card, I usually commission one because I still am not to the point where I am satisfied with my efforts. If you are using a FTC clam you can pretty much print on whatever you want because the card isn't structural. If you want to do a card like Mego did that will support the bubble and figure without bending it's a little tougher. I rarely do it that way, and when I do I print each side on sticker paper and then apply it to card stock and trim with a razor knife. I'm a hack though, there are probably better ways to do it.

                  I call on Anthony Durso if I want something nice. I am also a big fan of Rhett's card art, but I don't know if he sells just cards. Rachel B has done some cool ones lately as well.

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                  • smonte00
                    Veteran Member
                    • Aug 19, 2005
                    • 482

                    #24
                    I print my own on HP photo paper, which can be expensive, but when you glue the front and back together, it makes a nice stiff backer card that will hold a figure in a bubble-no problem.

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                    • The Re-Rooter
                      Veteran Member
                      • Jul 13, 2016
                      • 297

                      #25
                      Thanks, EMCE!
                      As much as I like making stuff myself, sometimes it is either too time consuming/frustrating to do and I just have to accept that I may not be good at it. I'm wanting to move into full custom figures ( right now I mostly do just heads), and I know how popular it is to have a figure carded.
                      I love hearing different ways that people make stuff. And I am huge on re-using packaging, I have done it before on different scaled customs.
                      Thank you! <3
                      Diana

                      Originally posted by EMCE Hammer
                      If I want a nice card, I usually commission one because I still am not to the point where I am satisfied with my efforts. If you are using a FTC clam you can pretty much print on whatever you want because the card isn't structural. If you want to do a card like Mego did that will support the bubble and figure without bending it's a little tougher. I rarely do it that way, and when I do I print each side on sticker paper and then apply it to card stock and trim with a razor knife. I'm a hack though, there are probably better ways to do it.

                      I call on Anthony Durso if I want something nice. I am also a big fan of Rhett's card art, but I don't know if he sells just cards. Rachel B has done some cool ones lately as well.

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                      • The Re-Rooter
                        Veteran Member
                        • Jul 13, 2016
                        • 297

                        #26
                        I think I have some photo paper around! I may have to try that just to see if I can make anything decent!
                        Thank you smonte! <3

                        Diana

                        Originally posted by smonte00
                        I print my own on HP photo paper, which can be expensive, but when you glue the front and back together, it makes a nice stiff backer card that will hold a figure in a bubble-no problem.

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                        • William Vafai
                          Museum Super Collector
                          • Oct 14, 2017
                          • 185

                          #27
                          I would but I don't have any. Really cool. Thanks

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