|All of the claws on this page were painted by myself (Jason Moore). I have always loved comic books and I figured if I could custom paint some claws to look like my favorite comic book characters that it would make a sweet addition to my "Claw Army". I have to be honest with you, this is rapidly becoming an obsession as well as a favorite part of my collection. I am really pleased with how these all turned out.|
|This would be the first of what would become a huge project. I wanted to start with a Spiderman claw but felt like Venom would be easier as I am a novice painter. I have always loved Venom and had to have him in my claw army.|
|As mentioned above, Spiderman was going to be my first comiclaw, but I chose to do him second after warming up on Venom. I am totally pleased with how this claw turned out. It took a good amount of paint to cover his entire mouth to get the mask look to it. Although my second comiclaw, Spidey continues to be one of my very favorites.|
|Although one of my favorite characters I chose to paint the Green Lantern Claw primarily because he was a quick and easy claw. Little did I know that painting a perfect circle on a chest full of nubs and bumps was nearly impossible. Chest icons were one of the difficult and time consuming tasks for all of my comic claws.|
|Mr. Fantastic (Fantasticlaw)|
|Originally, I had chosen not to change the sculpt of any of my comiclaws. I wanted them to stay as true to thier claw selves as possible. Then I realized by keeping the sculpt the same, it left little room for creativity, and it also severely limited the amount of comic claws that I can paint (which is bad), so I decided to allow myself to change the sculpts of the claw only in small doses to get the desired effect but keeping enough of the orignal sculpt as possible so the figures would retain thier clawlike coolness.
I actually destroyed three claws while attempting to melt and stretch the claws into the shape that I wanted. After the third one, I gave up and decided to link pieces together to get the look that I wanted. My 1,000,000 candle power flash and the white background sort of blinds out the white parts of this claw. Sorry for that.
|The Human Torch|
|I'll be honest with you, this is my least favorite of the comiclaws. I just could not get the desired effect. I tried quite a few times, and finally just gave up. He looks cool, but I am sure I could have done something better for him.|
|The Thing was actually my third or fourth comiclaw painted. Before I had planned on doing the entire Fantastic Four, I thought Thing would be a cool addition to my collection. I mean after all, who doesn't love the Thing. I also thought he would be a bit of a challenge for me and that by painting him I could increase my skills some. I am pretty pleased with how he turned out.|
|The Invisible Woman|
|This Comiclaw was made by using a crystal clear GodBeast custom. It was the only way I could get the desired look that I wanted. It may be hard to tell in the picture, but her bottom half and left arms are totally clear. She is also the first and only (so far) female Comiclaw, I had to modify her sculpt just a little to make her more feminine.|
|Once again, I chose this character due to thinking that it would be an easy comiclaw to add to my collection, and once again I was totally wrong. His little lightning bolts were nightmarish to paint on and I had to redo them over and over and over again. Ultimately I ended up with what I think is a pretty awesome claw.|
|A little more difficult than a couple of the other claws, Batclaw's chest icon was the biggest pain. I modified this sculpt some to give him the pointy ear effect that Batman is famous for.|
|As one of my favorite characters in comics, Colossus was a must have for my claw army and comiclaw collection. The only metallic silver paint that I had was a can of spray paint, so Colossus claw was a one shot only, or total redo if anything went wrong. I am pleased to say that I was able to complete him without totally starting over.|
|Do I even have to tell you that the icon on his chest was a total pain to paint? It took about a dozen tries to finally get one that I was pleased enough to keep. Superman is one of my favorite characters too so he was a must have for the group.|
|Captain America (Americlaw)|
|Although pretty difficult to paint, Captain Americlaw was probably one of the most fun. His shield was the funnest part. Originally the shield was sculpted by a penny with a lot of clear varnish to give it the curved front look, and after spending a dozen times trying to paint it just right, I realized too late that the poor sculpt could not support the weight of a penny with that much varnish. I had to start the shield over from scratch using a Japanese 1 yen piece, which is about the same size, but weighs next to nothing. Just to be safe, I used a little less varnish too. I am totally pleased at how this comiclaw turned out.|
|The Incredible Hulk|
|Another one of my total favorite comiclaws the Hulk. I was brainstorming on how to paint a Hulk claw without making him look like any other claw sculpt just painted green. Thats when the idea to give him some "Hulk Smash" hands hit me. I love the way this figure looks.|
|How can one make a comic book collection of claws and not include the most likely famous comic book character ever known. I can't get over myself on this one. His claws and hair are totally awesome!!! This is definately on of my favorite Comiclaws.
A little side story about Wolverclaw, Tsubasa has grown to totally hate him because I am so pleased with myself by creating him that I take him everywhere. I run around the house chasing her singing "Wolverclaw wolverclaw dun dun dun dun wolverclaw, look out, here comes the wolverclaw" in the tune of the Spider man song (you know it). Sing along if you'd like. I would not be surprised to come home someday soon and find Wolverclaw in pieces from being fed to one of my killer dachshunds.
|This figure was made primarily because his costume would be easy to reproduce on a comiclaw. It is getting harder to decide which characters to do because it would be hard to do them in claw form. I like the way he turned out. The guns used were from some 99 cent GI Joe knockoff sold at the dollar store. Pretty cool comiclaw to add to my collection.|
|Doctor Octopus, probably my new favorite Comiclaw. I absolutely love the way this claw turned out. I customized his glasses, hair, and mechanical arms. I think his arms are fantastic. This figure was the hardest figure to construct so far, the paint job was relatively simple, but he was so fragile during the construction phase (particularly his claws) that it took many days and a tube of super glue and heavy paint application before he would hold himself together. Getting him to balance himself and stand was a whole other story. He is the new badass in the comiclaw universe.|
|Thats all I have to share with you for now. But don't you worry. I am always thinking of which claws to do next, I will be updating this page as often as I get claws to work on.|