Today's figure is the first of many custom pieces that the brilliant Raynir did for me and the most expensive custom piece in my collection. There are only three other pieces that I own that cost me more to obtain but they were massproduced pieces and not customs.
I got in to a bidding war I this custom on eBay and lost. That wasn't going to work for me since this figure IS Katana, I knew I would find someone else to render her so close to her comic book counterpart. No detail is spared. She uses a DC Universe Classics Power Girl as her base with a Marvel Legends Psylocke head and A LOT of sculpting. She is one of my favorite custom pieces.
Raynir uses Testors Model Master paint which gives his work a shine like a factory produced figure.
A Custom A Day....
I began toy collecting as a hobby back in 1990 I have always had a
need for custom figures. Toy companies begin action figure lines, begin
to release individual characters to create teams and, more often than
not leave them incomplete. Many collectors find that custom figures
pollute their collection's authenticity by not being mass produced
creations from the toy companies that created the preexisting toy lines.
I disagree. I feel a quality custom action figure enhances a
collection and help create a complete picture.