Last week I finished my 25th all time custom figure of Felix Potvin. My friend and former partner at hockeycustoms.com Zac Abrams said I should do a post with all 25 customs in it and I thought, why not. So I fooled around with making a slideshow for you all to check it out. I tried to put the customs in order of date for Potvin's career, not the order in which I completed them so you'll see some newer pics and some older original pics all over the place. This was the first video slide show I've ever done, please be kind lol.
Here's a personal custom I just finished for a gentleman who played D3 college hockey for the Kutztown Golden Bears. I used a McFarlane Eberle as the base and made a custom cage for the helmet.
Here's one I just finished of Hockey Hall of Famer Bernie Federko from the mid 80's St. Louis Blues. I used a McFarlane Naslund as the base and swapped out the gloves and the helmet. I also sculpted a moustache onto the face.
This Potvin is my 25th all time Felix Potvin figure and my 90th all time Leaf custom. I didn't have a lot of pictures to work off of so I hope I got everything right. It's from the 2014 Winter Classic alumni game. I used a McFarlane Luongo figure as the base for it. The figure base was made by someone else and autographed before it was sent to me for the pictures.
The final Andersen custom of the week features the Toronto goalie in the all white Stadium Series uniform the Leafs wore this past season. This one started as a Brodeur figure with some sculpty work to the pad faces. Thanks to my friend Martin Kraina for the great mask art.
The second of my 3 new Andersen customs is from the 2017 season and has Andersen in the special Toronto St. Pats uniform. This one is a straight repaint of the team Canada Luongo figure.
My first Andersen of the week is in the Toronto Maple Leafs special retro uniform of the Toronto Arenas from this past season. I used a series 32 Lundqvist as the base figure with no modifications. Thanks to my friend Martin Kraina for making the mask image for me.
Went all out for this one. First off I have to thank a few people. First off, my client for being patient with me as I stumbled through my first display with boards and glass. Secondly, Eric Savitts of Cape Fear customs for walking me through the board and glass making, I followed his example and lastly to my old partner Zac Abrams for letting me bounce ideas off him at the very end.
The figures for starters. The Crosby is a Team Canada Crosby upper half with a pair of Ray Lewis fists, on a Dion Phaneuf lower half, fully repainted of course. The Niedermay is a straight repaint of Phaneuf, and the Doughty is a straight repaint of an Ovechkin.
The base and boards I made from 1/2" mdf, with balsa wood strips for the kick board and the dasher. The glass is lean and the clear stanchions are thin strips of sheet styrene.
During the 1989-90 pre-season, rookie goalie Curtis Joseph suited up for his first game in the NHL wearing number 33, it was a 'borrowed' jersey, my client has a great write up about it on his website, www.cujocollector.com
I used the same recipe for this custom as I did on the Brain Hayward custom from a few months ago. We started with a series 1 Theodore and added the gloves, stick, head and helmet from a series 5 Cloutier figure. Then I cut off both arms, swapped and repositioned them before pinning them into place.
Here's a custom figure of Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen from the 2017 season wearing the Leafs special Armed Forces tribute jersey. I used a McFarlane series 14 Curtis Joseph and did some sculpting of the pad faces and filled in the peg holes at my clients request. I used a blank base for the pictures as my client has the original base.
My second custom of Anthony from his college playing days.
Bo Horvat, current Canucks centre, played his junior hockey with the OHL's London Knights. For this custom I used an Imports Dragon figure of Connor McDavid and did a straight repaint.