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Finally!!! 6″ scale Sam and Dean Winchester action figure customs!

Sam and Dean Winchester Supernatural 6 inch scale action figure customs Suzanne Forbes Sept 30 2022 Only took what, 17 years?

Ha!! I am so pleased with myself. My dollhouse has needed Supernatural action figures for so long! And inexplicably, no-one has ever made one-twelve scale figures of the Winchester brothers.

Sam and Dean Winchester Supernatural 6 inch scale action figure customs Suzanne Forbes Sept 30 2022 The heads came from ebay, cast in grey resin.

The sculpts are phenomenally, outrageously good. They look like they are produced from digital scans of the actor’s heads – yet how do these bootleg ebay sellers get ahold of the files?

Sam and Dean Winchester Supernatural 6 inch scale action figure customs Suzanne Forbes Sept 30 2022 2Anyway, the sculpts are so good they practically paint themselves.

Except not really, and painting tiny things is hard, but I’m getting better at it. I don’t ever plan to try to do it regularly; I leave that to the real customizers. But this was an extreme situation. Why has no one ever made Winchester Brothers actions figures in six-inch scale?

Sam and Dean Winchester Supernatural 6 inch scale action figure customs Suzanne Forbes Sept 30 2022 4Here’s the recipe: Sam and Dean Winchester Custom action figures in 6″ scale.

Heads from ebay, Sam head modified with Apoxie Sculpt to add more hair volume at back of skull. (his head was a little small for the body otherwise)

Sam body: Robert Pattinson’s character from the Twilight movies, by NECA, first movie I think. I carved out his neck and re-sculpted it and repainted to fit the Sam head better.

Dean body: Xander figure from the last round of Buffy figures from Diamond Select, in 2006. His hands were tiny, so I pulled them off and replaced them with the hands of a spare Wes from the last series of Angel figures. I also pulled the legs off the figure (they kept falling off anyway) and sculpted the joins where they met the hips to give the figure a little more height and more of a Dean stance.

Open lore book: ReMent

Eventually I’ll put the Sam and Dean figures in the library with the Buffy figures and Blade!

Buffy action figures in Suzanne Forbes action figure dollhouseOMG I’m so happy to have these figures done!

Other action figure customizing and one:12 scale projects:

X-Men and Action figure dollhouse projects and action figure customs!

Lila Cheney and Lilandra customs.

My Rahne and Dani lovebird action figure customs

Douglock custom

Trans girl action figure customs

Danger Room work in progress!

My first action figure dollhouse.

Laboratories underneath it.

My action figure subway station.

And superhero subway car.

Projects for the X-Men Dollhouse – a blackboard for the library

The X-Men Dollhouse – nearly finished, and the goddam lighting

The X-Men Dollhouse – stairs and lighting

The X-Men Dollhouse – wallpaper and assembly

The X-Men Dollhouse – getting started!


Trans pride and power: action figures and stuffed trans mermaid doll!

Custom trans action figures by Suzanne Forbes June 24 2020 cuCustomized Black Trans Lives Matter protester action figures!

I bought these wrestling figures years ago with various projects in mind, but they have been sitting in the fodder drawer for too long and it was time for them to blossom!

Custom trans action figures by Suzanne Forbes June 24 2020I bought the figure on the right to customize for Stevie, the New Mutants dance teacher, for my X-Men dollhouse.

But wrestling figures are quite tall for 6″ scale, and she seemed muscular for a former ballerina.

Custom trans action figures in process by Suzanne Forbes June 24 2020So I made her a skirt out of an actual trans pride flag, with black ribbon added.

To wear to the protest that is happening on the balcony of my action figure dollhouse!

Custom trans actions figures protest by Suzanne Forbes June 24 2020Look at this group of beautiful people ready for justice!

My NECA Vasquez looks pissed off and with good reason. Our trans sisters and brothers are more vulnerable than ever as tensions everywhere increase. Support programs like @glits_inc and @theokraproject to get black trans people housed and fed, support @transsexworks here in Berlin to help vulnerable street SW’s, and sign up for the Queer Trans Mutual Aid Berlin Patreon to help queer and trans folx in Berlin get warm meals.

Of course I included red umbrellas, the symbol of support and solidarity with sex workers!

Custom trans action figures street protest by Suzanne Forbes June 24 2020Note the cis white woman at this protest is being useful as an armed honor guard off to the side.

Ready to Protect Black Trans People! Who are significantly more vulnerable everywhere, including at protests. Custom trans action figures and rement food setup by Suzanne Forbes June 25 2020After the protest the ladies feasted while my newly arrived Hasbro Ghostbusters Ernie kept up the protesting!

I also made this fluffy darling as part of my Pride Doll Art projects.

Commercially available Trans Mermaid doll adapted by Suzanne Forbes June 24 2020

Commercially available Trans Mermaid Stuffed Doll!

No, you cannot buy a trans mermaid dolly at Tiger or IKEA. Yet. But this is a vision of a world where kids can get stuffed dollies of all genders, BEYOND THE GENDER BINARY. We all deserve a world where trans toys are as common as cis toys. Meanwhile, @mermaidsgender is a great org I like to donate to when she who shall not be named does something hateful.

Much of the art of being an assemblage artist is simply HAVING STUFF AROUND.

Having materials around, having bits of things, having the tools to cut them up and the adhesives to glue them back together. I was at the Dutch store, TIGER, buying markers when I saw this stuffed mermaid doll. I knew, I knew instantly, that I had some black faux fur that precisely matched the doll’s fur. I instantly knew I could make a trans mermaid that would be adorable. So I bought the doll and brought it home. I did a quick look through my materials, knowing I had saved one last scrap of the fur after a project a couple years earlier.

But I could not find it. I have 25 drawers and 12 cabinets of materials and tools. I knew the tuft of fur would turn up eventually, so I put the doll in the Large Doll Parts drawer and moved on. A year and change later, last week, I came across that last tuft of the perfect fur, and glued it on.

It’s like having the plumber come fix your pipe – 1% is banging on the pipe, 99% is knowing where to hit.

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