The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #367: Custom Action Figure Updates, Final Faction, and Rocketeer Video Game Updates
This week, I talk a bit about a few concurrent projects such as making 3.75 inch Rocketeer figures from a 3.75″ Iron Man toy as well as the Rocketeer video game I’ve been working on.
The Rocketeer prototype so far with the mold for the pack as well as one of the resin casted packs and the helmet (ironically, the same size helmet that I used for the Lego Rocketeer minifigures).
I did successfully get a separate stock figure cracked open and will be sculpting some clay over these parts to look like the prototype to allow for making a resin copy.
Looking forward to painting this guy and adding some details. Speaking of painting …
I’ve been repainting The Thirteenth Hour figures (even parts that didn’t need to be painted) to reflect a simplified color scheme with more bold, primary colors. Also reworked Logan’s arms to hopefully fit better and be more stable.
I recently went to a Dollar Tree and found the Final Faction line of toys – only $1.25 each! It’s a surprisingly good value for the price. There are accessories, comics, and apparently, even a cartoon show. They may be good bases for making future Thirteenth Hour figures if I can get them apart (which I think should be easier than something like the Iron Man figure since there are screws in the back).
This is the first issue of the comic …
Someone writing it clearly had a sense of humor having a back page like this …
Just like in GI Joe, the back of the packing has a short bio and some stats. There’s also a QR code for the cartoon!
Progress of the Rocketeer game … Did a bunch of pixel art and story creation this week, adding to aspects of the world of the game, like this NPC enemy, a German foot soldier.
I finally figured out flying and shooting straight and added some backgrounds. There is now a full fledged short story behind the game as well.
More coming soon! Will get back to reading Dragon Fall next week.