Kodykoala

Author's details

Name: Donald Kennedy
Date registered: December 14, 2011

Latest posts

  1. Nintendo Mech Arcade — July 12, 2016
  2. Kodykoala’s Custom Luigi’s Mansion Scene — March 12, 2016
  3. Kodykoala’s Custom Spyro Snow Globe — February 14, 2016
  4. Kodykoala’s Custom Mario Mech Hangar Bay — February 6, 2016
  5. Kodykoala’s Custom Minion Brothers — January 29, 2016

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  2. Kodykoala’s Custom Hungry Hungry Koopas — 8 comments
  3. Kodykoala’s Custom Koopa Airship Bookends — 7 comments
  4. Kodykoala’s Custom Mario Mech Hangar Bay — 6 comments
  5. Kodykoala’s Custom Sonic Mech — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 12 2016

Nintendo Mech Arcade

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Lately I have been working on a lot of more affordable customs to sell. While I was working on them, I got the idea to make a diorama of mechs playing arcade machines. Of course I had to add a Nintendo twist to it. The lights and arcade screens even light up.

For the build, I used a World of Springfield playset, a 1/200 Gundam figure for Luigi, a Gundam gashapon figure for Toad, a World of Nintendo Skull Kid, and a Megaman figure that I had lying around (not sure what set he is from). I wired the LEDs and used the battery compartment that was already available in the playset.

If you would like to see more, please visit My Flickr Page. I am still debating whether I will be selling this piece, but when I do, I will post it on My Etsy Page. For more updates, please like me on Facebook.

Mar 12 2016

Kodykoala’s Custom Luigi’s Mansion Scene

Luigi's Mansion

Here is another commissioned piece. The buyer wanted a Luigi’s Mansion diorama where Luigi was blowing up Princess Peach’s dress with the Poltergust. Here is the final result. This was a really cool idea, and I was happy to do this. This is totally an idea I would do (especially after the Dr. Mario piece)

I used a World of Nintendo Princess Peach. I sculpted the dress from scratch, and the legs are from a random anime figure I had lying around. The Luigi is a Bandai Figuarts figure. I filled in the joints to make him a statue, and the hands were modified to hold the Poltergust. The Poltergust and the ghost were sculpted from scratch.

If you would like to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page.

Feb 14 2016

Kodykoala’s Custom Spyro Snow Globe

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It’s been a while since I have made a Snow Globe, and it was a lot of fun. This is a commissioned piece, and the buyer requested Spyro. Luckily I had a spare Spyro lying around, and I have a soft spot for dragons. Here is Spyro’s bio from Skylanders.com:

Spyro hails from a rare line of magical purple dragons who can harness the power of the Elements of Skylands, though he prefers to master fire. But his innate ability with Elemental powers also leaves him vulnerable to darker magic. When The Darkness is nearby, Spyro can channel its energy and combine its power with his own, becoming Dark Spyro! Over the years, he has learned to focus and control this power, using dark magic to fight the forces of evil.

I used a Spyro Skylander from the original game, a portal of power from the 3DS version of the original game, a LEGO Santa Clause hat, and a snow globe kit that I purchased from Amazon. If you would like to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page.

Feb 06 2016

Kodykoala’s Custom Mario Mech Hangar Bay

Mario Mech Hangar Bay

Here is one of my biggest projects to date. This project is about 18 inches wide x 14 inches deep x 16 inches tall. I have been working on this for the last year (off and on), and it was well worth the time it took. The Mario Mech has already been done, but I wanted to show all the work it takes to put one together. Mario has a specialized team of Engineers and Technicians helping to maintain and repair this giant Mech.

I used the Giant Mario cut in half, and studded with straight pins to look like rivets. The base is a mechanical chain base, and the scaffolding is made from LEGO bricks. I used a lot of parts from my spare parts bins, and I used up a whole lot of my Nintendo figures. Most of the hand tools are LEGO minifigure tools. I gave this a “dirty” painting style so that it had a grimy feel.

If you would like to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page. Please like me on Facebook to see works in progress and stuff that I don’t post here.

Jan 29 2016

Kodykoala’s Custom Minion Brothers

Mario Minions

Here is a quick custom I did with some McDonald’s Minions. I used Vinyl Mario hats and Minions I got at the thrift store. It was a fun project. If you want to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page.

Jan 24 2016

Kodykoala’s Custom Midna Nendoroid

Midna Nendoroid

I always thought that Midna would make an extremely cute Nendoroid, so I decided to make it. It took me quite a while to figure out a base figure to use. I did not make her articulate, so that I could focus on her features. I used a Super Sonico Nendoroid figure, and a ton of sculpting on the head.

If you would like to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page. I am currently taking commissions, so if you are interested in an original figure, please let me know.

Jul 12 2015

KodyKoala’s Custom Amiibos

Custom Amiibos

I have been a little slow picking up on the whole Amiibo trend, but now I am going at it full swing. Half of the Amiibos are my idea, and the rest are remakes of Amiibos that others have made. I love the creativity people are having with them. I still have a bunch of other ideas that I am going to bring out, but I wanted to show off all the ones I have done up till now.

If you are interested in purchasing these, I will have them in My Etsy Store when I get back in town in a few weeks. If you would like to see more pictures, I have them up in My Flickr Gallery.

Apr 20 2015

Kodykoala’s Custom Midna figure

Midna

Here is my latest commissioned figure. The picture is of the figure before I changed the mouth to have a toothier grin. Unfortunately I did not get good pictures. This piece took me a lot longer than I expected. I have never really sculpted anything this detailed before, so I was up for the challenge.

I used a Fraulein Revoltech figure and a bunch of sculpting. The head was pretty much sculpted from scratch. I used micro files to carve the symbols into the head dress.

If you would like to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page. If you are interested in a custom, please send me an email at donald.c.kennedy2@gmail.com. We can work out the details and make you a figure that you will like. Thanks.

Apr 05 2015

Kodykoala’s Custom Bowser’s Airship Playset

Bowser's Airship

As a kid, I always wanted Nintendo to make an awesome playset to live out my adventures with Mario, Luigi, Princess, and Bowser. I had the opportunity to actually make such a set, and it turned out really cool.

I used a Playmobil pirate ship, a bunch of Super Mario Bros. figures, and some extra stuff I had lying around to make this playset come to life. I wanted to make sure it was supper durable, so I did at least four coats of clear coat on almost every piece. It was a lot of paint used, but well worth it in the end.

If you would like to see more pictures, please go to My Flickr Page. Unfortunately this is not for sale because it was a commissioned piece. If you are interested in my other customs, please visit My Etsy Page. Thanks so much ^_^

Jan 30 2015

Kodykoala’s Custom Enchiridion

Enchiridion

The Enchiridion is the great Heroes Handbook from Adventure Time. I wanted to build a replica that wasn’t only cool too look at, but also functional. This is actually a hidden book box. You can open it up to put in your treasures. The cover stays closed using magnets. I used an old text book and a ton of sculpting and super glue. The only thing I didn’t sculpt was the skull. That was a Halloween decoration.

If you would like to see more pictures, please go to My flickr Page. If you want to see pictures of works in progress or what I am currently working on, please like My Facebook Page. Thanks!

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