Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Artisan Crafts / Hobbyist John MallamasMale/United States Group :iconjinsaotomeclub: JinSaotomeClub
Recent Activity
Deviant for 9 Years
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 1,212 Deviations 10,264 Comments 540,009 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Random Favourites



MCU style Cyclops custom Marvel Legends figure by Jin-Saotome
MCU style Cyclops custom Marvel Legends figure
With the Avengers Age of Ultron movie out people are expanding their Marvel Cinematic Universe figure collections. This week I bring you another bring you another MCU concept custom, Cyclops leader of the X-Men as I'd love to see him appearing alongside (or fighting against) the Avengers! Here I took a WS Movie Cap and sculpted web gear, straps, gave him a brand new Robocop-esq visor design headsculpt, and used a Rightclops belt. Cap's alternate hands were perfect for Scott's trademark blast-poses and he was wrapped up in an airbrushed shaded and highlighted paint job sealed with Liquitex acrylic varnish. Now Cyclops is ready to join my MCU Wolverine on the big screen...someday?

Want more pictures and a chance to own this custom or one like it? Head to his page here:…
MCU style custom Wolverine figure by Jin-Saotome
MCU style custom Wolverine figure
With the Avengers Age of Ultron movie upon us we're getting to see even more classic characters given the Marvel Cinematic Universe treatment. Here I bring you a concept MCU styled Wolverine Marvel Legends custom figure. Should Fox ever give up the X-men rights could we envision Logan looking something like this? Wolverine was made from the upper body/lower legs of a Marvel Universe Apocalypse, Sabertooth lower body, Hush Batman lower arms, and an X-force Wolvie head. Uniform sections, buckles, straps, and fins were all sculpted using Aves Fixit/Apoxie Sculpt. Claws were crafted from carbon steel tines that came from a spring-loaded meat tenderizer sharpened and angled. Wolvie was wrapped up in an airbrushed paint job and sealed with Liquitex varnish for protection. I also created a claw/battle damaged MCU style Captain America shield so you could create some X-men vs Avengers movie battles!

For more pictures head to his page here:…
ToxinML 001 by Jin-Saotome
ToxinML 001
What's black and white and red all over? The newest member of the symbiote family, Toxin! This tendriled hero was created from a medium ML body, Agent Venom head, Carnage tendril pack, hands and feet. I used Aves Fixit Sculpt and Pro-Create for the various ooze/tendril sculpt effects on his body and topped the figure off with an airbrushed paint job sealed with Liquitex acrylic semigloss varnish.

For more pics head to his page here:…
Age of Apocalypse Iceman custom figure by Jin-Saotome
Age of Apocalypse Iceman custom figure
Iceman is back and this time he's come straight out of the Age of Apocalypse! I've tackled this figure before almost a decade ago and it's time to revisit him again for a completely updated look. To create this AOA styled Iceman I used a ML Drax upper body, Anti-Venom lower arms and back spikes, medium ML buck lower body, and Scarlet Spider feet. A resculpted Moon Knight head was perfect for his no-face look and I used powerful disc magnets to attach his body halves so he could be taken apart. For this reason I created a special lower body based on the comics using a Namor water-base with ice effects sculpted on. This gave Iceman an incredible snake-like form that really fits the character and can be swapped out with normal legs. I used a combination of light blue, dark blue shading, and frosty white airbrushed effects for his paint job which gave him an amazingly smooth ice-like look. Now this is an AOA Iceman that will stand the test of time yet again!

Head here for more pics:…

He's up for auction on ebay at the time of this submission too, check his page for details.
Sonichu and Pikahog Custom Amiibo figures by Jin-Saotome
Sonichu and Pikahog Custom Amiibo figures
You asked me for them and now you have them, custom Nintendo Amiibo figures! To start off I dug through my emails and came across quite a few requests to make Chris Chandler's 'Sonichu' character. I used the basic retail Sonic and resculpted the right leg straight adding an Amiibo Pikachu's ears and tail to him. What was I going to do with Pikachu/Sonic's leftover parts? Make a Pikahog of course! I airbrushed shading on Sonichu's yellow which really helped the colors and sealed each figure with acrylic varnish to protect it against handling. They play as the retail characters but hey, now you can have a one-of-a-kind Sonic and Pikachu to wow your friends with!

For more pictures head here:…

Another Journal Entry Update

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 23, 2013, 2:45 PM
Facebook l Toy Review Blog l Twitter l Website l Customs for sale l Guides l Gallery

Hey, woah, I should probably update my journal more often! Just got back from
the Nashville Comic-Con and had a blast! I'm hoping to get a booth there next
year. If that works out you all can drop by and watch me work, I'll have tables
set up where myself and others will be customizing on-site. There's not a ton
more I have to update in the Journal here other than asking you to check out
my most recent deviations to see the newest customs I've created and head
on over to my website www.jinsaotomesdangeroustoys.c… for other
goodies like guides, tutorials, and product links!

Journal skin by TwiggyTeeluck
Image by pincel3d
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: loud music damages eardrums
  • Reading: in low light isn't good for the eyes
  • Watching: out for ninja is a good idea
  • Playing: with fire will get your burned
  • Eating: away inside you is true talent waiting to surface
  • Drinking: and driving makes you a moron


John Mallamas
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
Current Residence: Tennessee!
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL
Favourite genre of music: Rock/alternative
Shell of choice: Conch shell. Eh, maybe an oyster, they're all 'abstract' and such.
Personal Quote: "Sorry, I can't hear you through my big wad of cash." (I stole this from Willis)

AdCast - Ads from the Community


Add a Comment:
efc2004 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding me to your watch, that actually means a lot since I consider you one of the most talented custom makers on the site, your figs never cease to amaze
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you.
efc2004 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, your stuff just makes me try harder on my own.
SlopDoctor Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
I can't say it enough. . . Tremendous awesome work here. Never stop creating.
ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student General Artist
hey man!! i just wanted to say that i love the work you did on the terminator figures!! especially, the ones of the tribute to the kenner toyline. Would be nice to see the "secret weapon" and the "hot blast" figures. Thanks!!
TheEggPie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Just wondering, what paint do you use?
Lostiousness Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sir, your works are awesome.
You moved me to do customs as well, thank you! :D
TheDUDERulez Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Have you ever thought about doing the various incarnations of the Crime Syndicate of Amerika?
R-gonz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
Does the name "Skeleton Warriors" mean anything to you?
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep, I own some. Heck I had every single released one as a kid.
Add a Comment: