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This blog details the "backstage business" of professional illusionist, illusion designer, author & show producer, J C Sum.
It also explores how creative & artistic individuals can position themselves to be commercially successful in their respective fields.
Whether you are an entertainer, film-maker, designer, musician, artist, actor or animator, this blog strives to offer insights based on the art, science and business of one of Asia’s most commercially successful practitioners of the magic arts.
Tag Archives: Custom Transformers
Here is my latest custom Optimus Prime! From the big, I’ve now gone to the small with a micro Legends Class Movie version Optimus Prime. This figure stands 3 inches tall and I did my personal custom battle damage & weathering … Continue reading
So, I spent the weekend working on this brand new custom… when I was supposed to be working on the cue sheet for “The Aerial Exit”. I was originally going to start work on this next year with the rest … Continue reading
It is great that my custom Power-Up Optimus Prime has been well-received by Transformers fans around the world! You can see the details of this custom here. I also get loads of questions on how I went about creating my … Continue reading
I took my time to create this latest custom. It is my first battle damaged and weathered look for an Optimus Prime and it took some time to design the various elements. While not particularly difficult, it takes a light … Continue reading
I never considered customizing a Voyager class Prime but when I was looking through various spare parts and accessories that I had, I realized that they better suited the scale of the Voyager class than the leader class Primes which I … Continue reading
I have been working on the paint job of this custom a couple of hours a day. I did not keep to my original anticipated schedule of completing the figure last week due to shows. But, I made good progress … Continue reading
The body work for my Power Up Optimus Prime is complete… whew! It has taken weeks of designing, cutting, sculpting and molding to create this ultimate version of a custom Power Up Prime. The original figure is completely intact and … Continue reading