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Title: Pod'20: Goldballs (March 22)
Post by: Podmark on August 22, 2011, 12:35:42 AM
New release today:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/OmegaSentinelPrev.jpg)

This worked out pretty well. This skin was the winner of the poll I held just before the board went down. Now that the board is back I'm releasing the Omega Sentinel skin. Available now at Hero Force. (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/)

If you haven't been to ToF while the board was down, then there were a few more releases including reboot Nightwing, Giant-Man and Goliath, and X-Force Wolfsbane.
Title: Pod: Avengers Academics (Aug 28)
Post by: Podmark on August 29, 2011, 04:06:20 AM
Something new!

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/HazmatPrev.jpg)

Hazmat from the new title Avengers Academy.

Avengers Academy is a great book that I highly recommend to everyone. Hazmat is one of the students being taught by the Avengers led by Hank Pym. She has toxic powers that confine her to a containment suit. I find most of the kids have somewhat dull designs but Hazmat's I like. With Hazmat skinned that makes 2 of the 6 kids skinned as Sioux City Dynamo skinned Finesse a while back. I do have interest in skinning the other kids but with my skinning time quite limited I'll probably spend my time on other characters.

A while back Tomato offered to create a mesh part for me. I sent him a short list of things I wanted and was pleasantly surprised when he offered to do three of them including Hazmat's helmet. The other two were the released Anole and previewed Surge. Hazmat has been half done for a long long time but I finally finished her up. The helmet was quite easy to skin so kudos to the great Tomato. He also sent me a great Scott Lang helmet and I plan to work on him and finish Surge in the near future.

Other than that I'd like to do something DC commemorate the end of the old continuity and start of the Reboot. We'll see...
Title: Re: Pod: Avengers Academics (Aug 28)
Post by: Cyber Burn on August 29, 2011, 04:26:35 AM
Not being up on current continuity, I'm not familiar with the character, but the skin turned out really well. Her eyes in particular turned out really nice.
Title: Re: Pod: Avengers Academics (Aug 28)
Post by: style on August 29, 2011, 06:03:15 AM
KOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Pod: Avengers Academics (Aug 28)
Post by: AfghanAnt on August 30, 2011, 12:58:08 PM
Dude that is fantastic.
Title: Re: Pod: Avengers Academics (Aug 28)
Post by: Tomato on August 30, 2011, 10:00:46 PM
About time you skinned this!

Er... I mean... great skin Pod! Keep up the good work  :P
Title: Re: Pod: Avengers Academics (Aug 28)
Post by: Podmark on August 30, 2011, 10:05:49 PM
About time you skinned this!

Yeah seriously, I'm contending for slowest skinner in the world at this point.

Thanks guys. Just a note the helmet screen is alpha'd so it looks much cooler behind a black background rather than the white of the CTool2. I'll try to release soon.
Title: Re: Pod: Avengers Academics (Aug 28)
Post by: Tomato on August 30, 2011, 10:18:00 PM
eh... I think I still own that *gives sideways glance to Wolverine*
Title: Re: Pod: Avengers Academics (Aug 28)
Post by: laughing paradox on August 31, 2011, 09:06:35 PM
Hazmat!

Great job on her, Pod. The skin is awesome. We do need some Avengers Academy love, that book has been so entertaining.
Title: Pod: Wait, did I just skin the Rat King? (Sept 5)
Post by: Podmark on September 05, 2011, 07:44:46 PM
Something a little different today:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/RatKingPrev.jpg)

The Rat King of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, specifically the original cartoon.

So I received a PM from Benton Grey on Saturday asking if I'd skin the Rat King. I rarely take requests, but he just happened to message me at the right time as I'd earmarked this weekend for skinning so I was in the mood. The Rat King looked pretty easy, and I was a huge Turtles fan when I was a kid. Plus Benton has earned some points from me for being one of the most active people in our shrinking community. So yeah that's how I ended up skinning the Rat King. Came together really fast too, I skinned all of him in one day, really rare for me these days.

Benton has some more pics of him over in his Turtles mod request thread (http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=52739.msg739187#msg739187). Maybe give him a hand if you can.

I keep wanting to skin Karai for him, but can never build up the motivation to skope her. Karai was one of my favorite parts of the 2003 cartoon.


I've been working on another skin this weekend as well. I'm sure you'll see it soon enough...

Also Hazmat is out (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/podmark.html).
Title: Re: Pod: Wait, did I just skin the Rat King? (Sept 5)
Post by: style on September 05, 2011, 08:14:16 PM
Kool as the other side of the pillow!
Title: Re: Pod: Wait, did I just skin the Rat King? (Sept 5)
Post by: BentonGrey on September 05, 2011, 10:23:41 PM
Pod, I'm always a fan of your work, but like I told you via PM, the Rat King is one of my absolute favorite characters from TMNT, and it is a huge thrill for me to see him in the game.  The skin itself is excellent, with really great work on the bandages on his face.

These two other ladies you've skinned I don't recognize.  They're both nicely done though.  Is Hazmat a skope?  How did you do that?  The Omega Sentinel girl has a really distinct face.  Great work on that.
Title: Re: Pod: Wait, did I just skin the Rat King? (Sept 5)
Post by: Podmark on September 05, 2011, 11:33:34 PM
Thanks Benton. It really did come out alright.

Is Hazmat a skope?  How did you do that?

I guess you call it a mesh. It's Tomato's female_teen with a custom helmet made by Tomato.
Title: Re: Pod: Wait, did I just skin the Rat King? (Sept 5)
Post by: murs47 on September 06, 2011, 12:24:02 AM
Wait, did you just skin the Rat King? :blink:

Seriously, you're churning out some of your best skins to date with these past few skins. :thumbup:
Title: Pod: My goodbye to the old DCU (Sep 15)
Post by: Podmark on September 16, 2011, 02:57:03 AM
I wanted to do a little something to commemorate the old DCU in the wake of the reboot, so I put this together:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/BatmanPrev.jpg)

It's Batman.
What can I say? Batman is one of my favorite comic characters, and this skin represents my favorite costume design for him (The blue version is fine too).

I've been working on a new set of six characters. I'm getting through them at a good pace but it'll probably still be a while before my next preview.
Title: Re: Pod: My goodbye to the old DCU (Sep 15)
Post by: John Jr. on September 16, 2011, 03:52:22 AM
Great colors and highlights.
Title: Re: Pod: My goodbye to the old DCU (Sep 15)
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 16, 2011, 04:07:02 AM
Very nice Pod.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod: My goodbye to the old DCU (Sep 15)
Post by: Tomato on September 17, 2011, 04:48:23 AM
Batman looks good. Very classic look for him as well.
Title: Re: Pod: My goodbye to the old DCU (Sep 15)
Post by: Sioux City Dynamo on September 17, 2011, 09:49:14 PM
Nice Batman!!
Title: Re: Pod: My goodbye to the old DCU (Sep 15)
Post by: ShawDAMAN on September 28, 2011, 09:53:12 PM
late I know, but those are all fantastic. I particularly like the 2 ladies.  ;)
Title: Re: Pod: My goodbye to the old DCU (Sep 15)
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on September 29, 2011, 03:07:14 PM
i thought i had commentted on these already, fried brain i guess. your highlights and shaduw usage is really well done on all your skins,
Title: Come on down to Gotham and meet some friends of mine (Oct 30)
Post by: Podmark on October 30, 2011, 06:04:16 AM
Just in time for Halloween I finished my skin set!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6105/6293373359_1b4b95ed0a_b.jpg)
It's the family of Bruce Wayne, all in their final costume before the reboot.

Batman - Dick Grayson
The first adopted child of Bruce Wayne. I'm a big fan of Dick, as I imagine most here are. I believe this is the first skin of Dick as Batman. I enjoyed his stint as Batman, obviously it had to end eventually but it was fun.
I wish the belt buckle could have been more accurate. Does anyone know of a mesh part that looks like this?
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/GraysonBelt.jpg)
I'd also like to get accurate arm hooks for Dick, Tim, and Damian as they all use the same gauntlet design. So if anyone has any ideas for those like me know.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/GraysonHooks.jpg)(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/WayneHooks.jpg)(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/DrakeHooks.jpg)

Robin - Damian Wayne
The only biological child of Bruce, Damian is the fifth Robin. Damian is an arrogant little brat, and recently I've come to really love him. He's so different from the rest of the Bat team and he interactions with him are so much fun.
I did my best but if anyone has some tips for adjusting the skope for child size please let me know.

Batman - Bruce Wayne
Here we have Bruce in his Batman Incorporated costume. I kinda like the Incorporated idea, but it does pull the Batman books away from Gotham and the core cast more than I'd like. I haven't read the book yet though, waiting for the trade to come out. To me he competes with Spider-Man for best comic character.

Red Robin - Tim Drake
Tim was adopted by Bruce after his father died. This is Tim in his second Red Robin costume. I really prefer the second costume, it's more modern and helped make the Red Robin Tim's own. Tim is one of my 3 favorite DC characters, the other two being Bruce and Cass. This will not be the last time I skin Tim.

Blackbat - Cassandra Cain
Just a few months ago Cassandra Cain came out of limbo with a new identity of Blackbat. I still doesn't feel right that she's not Batgirl but the new name/costume is alright. Now she just needs to get into the Reboot books. Cassandra was adopted just prior to Batman's "death" during Final Crisis.

Red Hood - Jason Todd
Bruce's second ward, the second Robin who died and then came back to become the Red Hood. I'm not really a big fan of Jason, and it was kinda stupid the way they brought him back, but I do see some potential for him. I like this costume, it's more Jason's style than the caped dome look he had in Morrison's arc, but more superhero-y than his first look. His new reboot look is similar but on the dull side.

I'd been planning to do this set for a long time, and I'm very happy to have finished it, but this certainly won't be my last trip to Gotham.

Image is on the small side, I can provide individual pics if you guys want.
Title: Re: Pod: Come on down to Gotham and meet some friends of mine (Oct 30)
Post by: Bloodshadow on October 30, 2011, 08:16:48 AM
Sweet! :thumbup:
They all look great Pod,I really like Damian but all of them are awesome. :cool:
Title: Re: Pod: Come on down to Gotham and meet some friends of mine (Oct 30)
Post by: Tomato on October 30, 2011, 08:32:49 AM
Ha! Totally called it!

Loving these skins man. About the only real nitpicks I have are Bruce's logo being a tad smallish (the logo is almost smaller than tim's, and it shouldn't be) and the colors being a touch bright for my personal taste... but then, I feel the same way about most of C6's stuff, so it's really a personal preference thing than anything else (I like dark colors. sue me)

You're missing wannabe batgirl though. Just sayin'
Title: Re: Pod: Come on down to Gotham and meet some friends of mine (Oct 30)
Post by: laughing paradox on October 30, 2011, 12:03:44 PM
Pod, this is a great set of Bat-family characters.

Damian looks cool and I love the attention to detail for the Bruce Wayne Batman. And I really like Black Bat: I had not expected to see Cassandra in that version.

I must admit to being slightly bummed that there is no Stephanie-Batgirl, but I realize this is a group of literal family members.

Could you alpha out the belt after skinning it? That might work.. I can't think of any belt that looks like that picture, tho.
Title: Re: Pod: Come on down to Gotham and meet some friends of mine (Oct 30)
Post by: AfghanAnt on October 30, 2011, 12:35:02 PM
Neato! I'm really excited to Cass in her BlackBat costume.
Title: Re: Pod: Come on down to Gotham and meet some friends of mine (Oct 30)
Post by: Podmark on October 30, 2011, 04:14:04 PM
Ha! Totally called it!

Well my avatar is usually a big hint of what I'm skinning next.


About the only real nitpicks I have are Bruce's logo being a tad smallish (the logo is almost smaller than tim's, and it shouldn't be)

With the power of skoping I can easily adjust that.
I tend to prefer bright colours in my art. Many of favorite art teams use brighter colours.


You're missing wannabe batgirl though. Just sayin'
I must admit to being slightly bummed that there is no Stephanie-Batgirl, but I realize this is a group of literal family members.

Yeah this was a family affair. But, to quote Rhodey, "Next time, baby".



And I really like Black Bat: I had not expected to see Cassandra in that version.
Neato! I'm really excited to Cass in her BlackBat costume.

Cass coming back in that new identity was one of several factors that pushed me to do this set now.

Title: Re: Pod: Come on down to Gotham and meet some friends of mine (Oct 30)
Post by: murs47 on October 30, 2011, 05:38:54 PM
Pod! Yes! This is pure awesome!
Title: Re: Pod: Come on down to Gotham and meet some friends of mine (Oct 30)
Post by: Cyber Burn on October 30, 2011, 06:07:08 PM
Geeze Pod, these are fantastic, great colors, the lines are crisp, just "WoW"!

As for your belt, maybe Gren's Aquaman?

And for the gloves, maybe Tommyboy's Batman_new_tf?

Neither is a perfect match, but may be close enough to work with.
Title: Re: Pod: Come on down to Gotham and meet some friends of mine (Oct 30)
Post by: spydermann93 on October 30, 2011, 06:22:38 PM
JJ has a mesh with the belt type you're looking for on the FRP2 site, I believe.
Title: Re: Pod: Come on down to Gotham and meet some friends of mine (Oct 30)
Post by: Podmark on October 30, 2011, 06:51:45 PM
I'm actually looking for a belt buckle in that particular bat shape. I'm okay with the belt I have.
Title: Re: Pod: Come on down to Gotham and meet some friends of mine (Oct 30)
Post by: Cyber Burn on October 30, 2011, 08:37:14 PM
Maybe one of the actual batarangs then?
Title: Re: Pod: Come on down to Gotham and meet some friends of mine (Oct 30)
Post by: Sioux City Dynamo on October 30, 2011, 08:43:08 PM
Great job! Love the Batman family!!
Title: Re: Pod: Come on down to Gotham and meet some friends of mine (Oct 30)
Post by: John Jr. on October 30, 2011, 10:14:28 PM
They're all great, Pod, but I'm impressed with Cassie. She looks exactly like the comic.
Title: Re: Pod: Come on down to Gotham and meet some friends of mine (Oct 30)
Post by: BentonGrey on November 03, 2011, 03:48:13 AM
Pod, these are some great skins.  I really like that first Batman on the left.  I have to say, these new character designs that are minus trunks just look unfinished, but you've captured the new look very well.  Your work on the seams helps the overall design.
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: Podmark on November 09, 2011, 03:07:15 AM
Just a small update today:

Jason Todd as Red Robin:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/ToddRedRobinPrev.jpg)

Tim Drake as Red Robin, first costume (new) followed by second costume (previewed last week):
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/DrakeRedRobin1Prev.jpg) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/DrakeRedRobin2Prev.jpg)

Release should be soonish.

Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: The Hitman on November 09, 2011, 02:08:48 PM
Awesome! Great job!

(Seeing as they are all Red Robins, I would assume the skins will come with a bottomless basket of fries?)
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: ShawDAMAN on November 09, 2011, 02:26:05 PM
Awesome! Great job!

(Seeing as they are all Red Robins, I would assume the skins will come with a bottomless basket of fries?)


lol. I thought the same thing, oddly :P

Great work!
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: Outcast on November 09, 2011, 03:58:05 PM
Nice Red Robins Podmark. But i'm more interested to see you skin that red pony avatar of yours with the cool black jacket? :D  :wacko:
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: Tomato on November 09, 2011, 03:42:43 PM
Psst go here (http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=54932.msg742421#new)
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: Avalon on November 09, 2011, 08:23:56 PM
Fantastic job. Like the work on the last one the best.
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: murs47 on November 09, 2011, 10:31:27 PM
Darn you Pod! I was gonna do the latest look of Red Robin! You just wasted 45 seconds of file preparation time! :angry:

These are great, very great.
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: Cyber Burn on November 09, 2011, 11:42:44 PM
These look great Pod, they definitely make the "Must have" list.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: AfghanAnt on November 09, 2011, 10:46:44 PM
I was hoping for the Bird Wonder version but I like these.
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: Bloodshadow on November 09, 2011, 11:54:02 PM
nice job on the Red Robins :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: Sioux City Dynamo on November 10, 2011, 03:31:44 AM
Great work!  I really like the Red Robins!!
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: Podmark on November 10, 2011, 05:06:37 AM
Thanks guys. Honestly this was just a quick alteration of my first Red Robin skin.
Next time expect more estrogen to enter Gotham. And no not a pony.

I was hoping for the Bird Wonder version but I like these.

You mean the new 52 one? It's on the list (I'm planning to eventually skin all of Tim's costumes) but not soon.
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: UnkoMan on November 11, 2011, 01:35:56 AM
Augh. I cannot keep up with all these costume changes. I am going to have no idea who you are skinning by next summer.
Regardless, it's good to see you keeping at it.
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: laughing paradox on November 11, 2011, 01:38:24 AM
Is this all on one skope?

I like how they came out. You're really on a Gotham roll! Any villains in your eventual plans?
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: Podmark on November 11, 2011, 04:04:16 AM
Is this all on one skope?

The skins for Tim Drake are all on one skope, and the skins for Jason are on another. Basically I try to go one skope per character when possible.

I like how they came out. You're really on a Gotham roll! Any villains in your eventual plans?

I have a list of Gotham villains (all recent or newer costumes) that I'm considering skinning. I haven't decided for sure, it'll depend on time. Would people like some more villains?
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: Cyber Burn on November 11, 2011, 03:12:12 PM
I have a list of Gotham villains (all recent or newer costumes) that I'm considering skinning. I haven't decided for sure, it'll depend on time. Would people like some more villains?

Villains rule. I would always like to see more villains (and variants thereof) in the danger room.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: UnkoMan on November 20, 2011, 07:24:29 AM
Yes! Do villains.
Batman villains are great. I just finished paying Arkham City and am jonesin' for more.
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: Tomato on November 20, 2011, 07:41:05 AM
Just going to throw this out there, but as far as villains go, you might wanna coordinate with TUE on the bat villains. See, I recently conned convinced him to do a bunch of Bat-villains, so I figure if you both team up and coordinate we might perhaps see them in a few months or something.
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: Podmark on November 20, 2011, 04:41:58 PM
I'm going to guess most of the ones on my list aren't on his, but I'll check once I get to the point that I'm about to start.
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: BentonGrey on November 30, 2011, 12:27:19 AM
Great work Pod!  I've always loved that costume design, ever since I saw it in Kingdom Come.  These are all excellent.  The little details, like the seams, pouches, and such, are really nice.
Title: Re: Pod: Red Robins (Nov 8)
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on December 15, 2011, 10:11:13 PM
looking great podmark. excellent execution.
Title: Merry Christmas! (Dec 24)
Post by: Podmark on December 24, 2011, 06:24:32 PM
Your presents are (finally!) over at Hero Force (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/).
Title: Re: Merry Christmas! (Dec 24)
Post by: justintyme2174 on December 24, 2011, 10:32:28 PM
Thanks! They all look great but the link for Red Robin does not appear to be working.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas! (Dec 24)
Post by: Podmark on December 24, 2011, 11:08:01 PM
Thanks! They all look great but the link for Red Robin does not appear to be working.

Thanks, it's fixed now.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas! (Dec 24)
Post by: Figure Fan on December 24, 2011, 11:19:59 PM
Nice skins, Pod. I really like the Giant Men. :cool:
Title: Re: Merry Christmas! (Dec 24)
Post by: grenadier on December 27, 2011, 07:01:30 AM
Great work, Podmark.

I like your new releases.  I was waiting for the nightwing skin.  Thank you.

 :) :) :)
Title: Re: Merry Christmas! (Dec 24)
Post by: Podmark on December 27, 2011, 04:25:06 PM
Glad you liked them Gren.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas! (Dec 24)
Post by: laughing paradox on December 31, 2011, 07:25:55 PM
Nice releases! I love the Cassandra Cain skope/skins combo.
Title: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Podmark on January 02, 2012, 09:04:42 PM
Happy new year!

Today I bring you the new Scarlet Spider:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/ScarletSpiderPrev.jpg)
Thanks to AA, who provided me his Spider-Man skope early.

Spinning out of the recent Spider Island storyline in Amazing Spider-Man, a new Scarlet Spider ongoing series starts next week starring Spider-Man's formerly degenerated clone Kaine. That's right, we now live in a world where Kaine has his own solo series - and I'm quite looking forward to it.

I can't say the Clone Saga is a good storyline, but Maximum Carnage #3 was the first comic I ever bought myself (though I didn't get into regular reading for another few years) so I've always had a soft spot for it and it's major characters. I've only read a bit of it but I've been remedying that by slowly picking up the Clone Saga trades that came out a while back.

With the Scarlet Spider I now sit at 393 skins, so the big 400 is in sight.

I'm debating running another skin poll. If I do it will be up soon.
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Previsionary on January 02, 2012, 09:58:03 PM
That costume is... unfortunate. You did a nice job though, Canadian.

I heard that the "original version" release of the Clone Saga was better. DId you happen to read it, Poddymarkington?
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Podmark on January 02, 2012, 10:15:55 PM
That costume is... unfortunate. You did a nice job though, Canadian.

I kinda like it.

I heard that the "original version" release of the Clone Saga was better. DId you happen to read it, Poddymarkington?

Do you mean the mini that came out a few years ago? I read it but can't remember it all that well right now, I think I liked it though. Art was nice, I always enjoy Todd Nauck.
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: XStream on January 03, 2012, 01:18:18 AM
I kind of like it as well. Sure beats a sweat shirt. 

Great job Podmark! I have enjoyed catching up on your skins.
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Outcast on January 03, 2012, 02:20:48 AM
Happy to see another new skin from ya Podmark. ^_^

Intriguing new character....must read about him sometime.
So there's another clone eh? Hmmmm.... :)
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: laughing paradox on January 03, 2012, 02:44:10 AM
I dig that design! I really like the skin.

I didn't even know Kaine was still around. Didn't he die during that Kraven storyline a year or two back?
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Podmark on January 03, 2012, 04:28:42 AM
Sure beats a sweat shirt.   

I liked the hoodie...

I didn't even know Kaine was still around. Didn't he die during that Kraven storyline a year or two back?

At the very end of that storyline Kaine rose from the grave, mutated and now called the Tarantula. The Jackal found him and further mutated him into a nearly mindless man-spider. During the recent Spider Island storyline Kaine was restored back to human form and his degeneration was reversed. Peter and Kaine teamed up, and afterwards Kaine left New York with Peter's stealth suit.
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: detourne_me on January 03, 2012, 04:29:10 PM
Pod Thanks for all your Bat-skins you released on X-mas,  they kick butt!
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: ghazkul on January 03, 2012, 07:48:03 PM
LOVE the new Scarlet Spider my friend! I like the new costume in as much as it reminds me of Spiderman Unlimited, but ti really needs the blue hoody!! Are you going to do a version with that?
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Podmark on January 04, 2012, 12:24:19 AM
LOVE the new Scarlet Spider my friend! I like the new costume in as much as it reminds me of Spiderman Unlimited, but ti really needs the blue hoody!! Are you going to do a version with that?

Not planning to, unless he continues to wear it in the new series (and I don't believe he is).
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: AfghanAnt on January 04, 2012, 09:50:02 PM
I love it Pod!

I started a blue hoody version (my favorite Spidey costume) but never finished it. Maybe one day soon I will.


Oh btw use the newer skope, the first one had a few issues.
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: ghazkul on January 06, 2012, 12:39:08 PM
ooh, meant to ask, with all the Bat-Goodies you've done is there any plans to do Bat-Woman?
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Podmark on January 06, 2012, 11:15:37 PM
Oh btw use the newer skope, the first one had a few issues.

Okay, will do.

ooh, meant to ask, with all the Bat-Goodies you've done is there any plans to do Bat-Woman?

Not right now. I'm not really huge on her. I believe our friend Mr. Ant has a nice one in his section.
Title: Third times the charm (I hope)
Post by: Podmark on January 07, 2012, 02:25:22 AM
It's time for the third annual Podmark skin poll! The skins from the two previous polls (X-Force, Omega Sentinel) took forever to be completed but I'm hoping to be a little faster this time. Truth is I like these polls, they're fun and I always find it interesting to see how people vote.

This year I'm going with my own version of the Teen Girl Squad (http://www.homestarrunner.com/tgsmenu.html). Your choices are:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/2012Poll.jpg)

Stephanie Brown - Batgirl (http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Stephanie_Brown_(New_Earth))
My trip through Gotham sadly appears to be ending but you can still vote to get that Batgirl skin made. If not just wait til my next trip to Gotham.

Hope Summers - Mutant Messiah (http://marvel.wikia.com/Hope_Summers_(Earth-616))
Picked up Generation Hope at a sale at my shop recently and I've been picking up Uncanny so I've been reading plenty of Hope lately. With Avengers vs X-Men coming this summer this might finally be the year with find out what her deal is, and what would be a better time to skin her?

Megan Gwynn - Pixie (http://marvel.wikia.com/Megan_Gwynn_(Earth-616))
My never ending attempt to skin all the New X-men continues with Pixie (who recently joined Generation Hope's roster). If you like girls with butterfly wings this is the choice for you.

May Parker - Spider-Girl (http://marvel.wikia.com/May_Parker_(Earth-982))
And finally the Amazing Spider-Girl. Those with long memories will recall that I used to skin lots of characters from the MC2 line but I never skinned May Parker in her original costume. AA's recent Ultimate Spider-Woman skin inspired me to revisit the idea.

So those are your choices, vote for your favorite. Voting ends January 13.
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Previsionary on January 07, 2012, 04:11:41 AM
Pod, I know you and I have this weird relationship where I don't like you because you're Canadian and you absolutely adore me, but why do you keep trying to insult me by attempting to skin the most annoying characters alive? *looks at Hope and Pixie*

Apologize to me immediately. Obviously, I vote for Spider-girl and Batgirl. I shall go do that now. *shimmies away in a blast of lightning*
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Podmark on January 07, 2012, 05:05:18 AM
Obviously, I vote for Spider-girl and Batgirl.

Good luck with voting for both, it's one vote per person!
Ha that'll show that silly Previsionary.
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: laughing paradox on January 07, 2012, 05:09:47 AM
Firstly, I remember when Teen Girl Squad was just an email response from Strongbad. I friggin' love TGS.

So anyway, these are some damn nice choices. I love MC2. (Did you ever do Ladyhawke?)

I wanted to do my own rendition of A-Next, just because I loved that book so much. Maybe in time I will, who knows?

Anyway, my vote will go for Batgirl. Stephanie needs some love.
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: ghazkul on January 07, 2012, 03:30:25 PM
Torn between Pixie and Hope!!! Do both!! Xmen vs Avengers is coming!!
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Podmark on January 07, 2012, 04:15:11 PM
(Did you ever do Ladyhawke?)

I did, but it's one of my really old skins, could really use an update but I'm not sure I'll be getting to that anytime soon.
If you want it let me know.
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Tomato on January 07, 2012, 04:32:08 PM
I agree with prem... eff hope. NuJean needs to go away.

I vote for Batgirl. Someone needs to give her props, since DC clearly isn't going to.
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: deano_ue on January 07, 2012, 09:36:59 PM
i wanna say batgirl and spider-girl

but i have to annoy prem to all hell, so vote for hope, hope for the future
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Previsionary on January 07, 2012, 10:59:00 PM
i wanna say batgirl and spider-girl

but i have to annoy prem to all hell, so vote for hope, hope for the future

Annoy me? I feel sorry for you. You're hoping that a whiny brat named Hope will save your nonexistant future. Sorry, home girl. Ain't gonna happen.

Obviously, I vote for Spider-girl and Batgirl.

Good luck with voting for both, it's one vote per person!
Ha that'll show that silly Previsionary.

If I want to vote twice, I shall vote twice. How dare you! How dare you question me! *bombs Canada*  :angry:
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Tomato on January 08, 2012, 01:36:04 AM
i wanna say batgirl and spider-girl

but i have to annoy prem to all hell, so vote for hope, hope for the future

Dude... no. In this case, annoying prem is not acceptable criteria for a vote. We can annoy prem any time... hell, we annoy prem by EXISTING. But NuJean is a horrible horrible character, in many ways representing what's wrong with modern marvel, and I refuse to see her get skinned before better, more interesting characters.
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Outcast on January 08, 2012, 02:19:15 AM
My vote goes to Batgirl. Coz i like the character. :)
If i could vote for 2.....Spider-girl would be a close second. :P

Edited to add: Looking at Pixie, she ain't bad herself. :stupor
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: President Raygun on January 08, 2012, 08:07:29 PM
I voted for Batgirl, because seeing her in-game is probably the only way we'll be seeing her for quite a while (Thanks a lot 52) :angry:
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Bloodshadow on January 10, 2012, 12:46:36 AM
I vote Hope,sorry guys but I kinda like her.
Awesome job on Kaine also :cool:
Title: Leaving a Legacy (Jan 9)
Post by: Podmark on January 10, 2012, 04:48:17 AM
Today I tribute X-Men writer Mike Carey who just finished a lengthy run on X-Men/X-Men Legacy. It was a great run and I always felt he really got the characters, I'm sad to see him go. So in tribute I give you Professor X:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/ProfessorXPrev.jpg)

It probably should have been Rogue, but I'll save her for another day. I've been meaning to skin a suit wearing non-paralyzed version of Chuck for quite some time, it's the way I prefer him.

Avengers Academy writer Christos Gage starts his run on Legacy this week, and for me he's the perfect replacement for Carey. Looking forward to the run.


And Miss Brown leads the poll, but there's still 4 days left.
Title: Re: Leaving a Legacy (Jan 9)
Post by: Previsionary on January 10, 2012, 05:13:21 AM
Like this one, Pod. Too bad Prof X was practically dropped off the face of the Earth once Carey finished with him. He was so much more likable during his tenure in legacy than he had been in decades. I'm kinda tired of the "Rogue's X-men/Rogue's trainees/Rogue's X-men" stuff going on with Legacy now because it's a book very much at the whim of the MANY X-events and nothing gets a chance to develop because most arcs are at least 3 issues long. It's unfortunate. Let me know how Gage's run goes. I hope he drops the uber Rogue focus as she's not a character I'm all that fond of any longer.

-----------------

Dear Outcast,

lose the Daffy smile. Pixie is 14 and annoying... but not cute annoying like she used to be, but just annoying annoying. Don't you dare go against my word.

-----------------

Dear Bloodshadow.

 <_<

Watch your back. I've sent Tomato to deal with you.
Title: Re: Leaving a Legacy (Jan 9)
Post by: Outcast on January 11, 2012, 03:29:57 PM
Dear Outcast,
...Pixie is 14 and annoying... but not cute annoying like she used to be, but just annoying annoying. Don't you dare go against my word.
Well, the character design looks pretty cool to me. Besides, she's got these fairy/butterfly wings....and my niece just loves heroic characters with wings. (well nowadays...mostly the feather and angel-like wings but she liked fairy wings before...) :)
Title: Re: Leaving a Legacy (Jan 9)
Post by: Bloodshadow on January 12, 2012, 02:54:35 PM
Quote
Dear Bloodshadow.

 

Watch your back. I've sent Tomato to deal with you.
Awww c'mon Prev,Hope isn't that bad :P
Title: Re: Leaving a Legacy (Jan 9)
Post by: Tomato on January 12, 2012, 10:57:20 PM
Awww c'mon Prev,Hope isn't that bad :P

Yes. she. is. (http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=54932.msg745201#msg745201)
Title: And the winner is...
Post by: Podmark on January 14, 2012, 04:58:42 AM
The people have spoken, and the people want Batgirl!

It was pretty much a landslide too. Can't say I'm surprised, I expected Batgirl to win. Hope I thought was a wild card, she'd either crash badly or her relevance might let her sneak a win. I didn't think Pixie had much of a chance, for a character that appears a lot she's not as memorable as she could be. Spider-Girl is the least relevant character so I didn't expect she'd do well unless we got a lot of voters who were unfamiliar with or didn't like the other characters.
So a worthy win for a great character and a great costume that I don't think has been skinned yet.
As for the others, they remain on my list so one day.

I have plans for more polls this year, they'll be a little different though.
Title: Re: And the winner is...
Post by: Tomato on January 14, 2012, 01:07:11 PM
Pod... you should have known better. If both Prem AND I agree on something, the cosmos is so disrupted by the insanity of that fact that it automatically bows to our will.
Title: Re: And the winner is...
Post by: AfghanAnt on January 14, 2012, 03:21:10 PM
New Pixie would've been neat. I really like that they made her into this little Magik.
Title: Re: And the winner is...
Post by: laughing paradox on January 14, 2012, 09:23:46 PM
I'm glad it's Batgirl. I enjoyed Stephanie Brown as a character.. dating back to her Spoiler days.. her friendship with Cassandra/Batgirl.. her turn as Robin. Why did I never skin her?! Haha.. glad you're doing it! Will you consider redoing your Spoiler as well? Not to say that the skin needs an update, but the skope it's on could be updated.
Title: Re: And the winner is...
Post by: Podmark on January 14, 2012, 10:44:04 PM
I'm glad it's Batgirl. I enjoyed Stephanie Brown as a character.. dating back to her Spoiler days.. her friendship with Cassandra/Batgirl.. her turn as Robin. Why did I never skin her?! Haha.. glad you're doing it! Will you consider redoing your Spoiler as well? Not to say that the skin needs an update, but the skope it's on could be updated.

I definitely want to update Spoiler, both the skin and definitely the skope, but I'm not sure if it will be now. I also want to skin Robin too but that one will have to wait. Burned myself out of Bat stuff. But I should be picking up new Bat trades in a few months so we'll see.
Title: Re: And the winner is...
Post by: murs47 on January 17, 2012, 01:46:16 AM
That would have been my second vote...if we were allowed second votes. I approve of this election.
Title: Re: And the winner is...
Post by: isais1 on February 03, 2012, 11:02:58 PM
very nice work
Title: Batgirl!
Post by: Podmark on February 08, 2012, 03:17:35 AM
She's done:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/BatgirlStephPrev.jpg)

Stephanie Brown, formerly Robin, formerly (and probably currently) Spoiler, and one time Batgirl.

So as you may know I am a huge Cassandra Cain fan, she is among my three favorite DC characters and among my favorite comic characters in general. And of course it's been frustrating to be a Cass fan as DC has really screwed around with her in the last few years. So of course I was weary of a new Batgirl, but when I learned it was Spoiler I found myself completely fine with it. I like Steph and she and Cass were friends, she'd want Steph to take over for her (literally that's how the scene plays out, Cass just hands over the costume - later retconed into Bruce's idea).
Of course now Barbara is Batgirl again  <_<

Really glad you guys got me to skin Steph, I was all ready to move on from Bat characters but you pulled me in for one last job. It's a nice costume and surprising easy to skin.


I'm currently running a new poll (http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=55263.0), Rogue vs Colossus, vote now for which you'd like to see skinned. As of this writing it's a deadlock.

I've been sitting on Kaine until I've seen full body shots. He didn't actually wear his costume in the first issue, but issue 2 is out tomorrow. So hopefully some releases soon.
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: Tomato on February 08, 2012, 03:24:22 AM
Yay!

Great work Pod. Love the skinwork on her.
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: Outcast on February 08, 2012, 09:33:45 AM
Batgirl looks great Pod. Didn't expect you to finish so fast. :o
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: laughing paradox on February 08, 2012, 12:11:55 PM
Yeah, Batgirl! She came out really well, Pod. Nice to see it done already.
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: murs47 on February 08, 2012, 04:20:13 PM
Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: Sioux City Dynamo on February 08, 2012, 11:28:20 PM
Love the batgirl!!
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: juancho on February 08, 2012, 11:32:59 PM
I think Murs finally lost it :P

Nice skin Pod. Steph is looking gooooood
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: Cyber Burn on February 08, 2012, 11:51:25 PM
Really nice Pod. Great colors.
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: Tomato on February 09, 2012, 12:57:01 AM
I think Murs finally lost it :P

Nice skin Pod. Steph is looking gooooood

Lost what, exactly? He can't lose things he doesn't have.
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: Podmark on February 09, 2012, 04:51:41 AM
Thanks guys.

Batgirl looks great Pod. Didn't expect you to finish so fast. :o

Yeah first poll skin I actually finished on time  :thumbup:

Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh Nuh
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

This was actually my second choice for the thread title.


ITEM! I read the second issue of Scarlet Spider today (really enjoyed it btw) and finally got a good look at Kaine's back. Good thing I waited, it's completely different than I expected. Hopefully I'll have a chance to update the skin in the next few days.

ITEM! Wolverine and the X-Men is still awesome. I love it so very much.

ITEM! The poll is still very tight, with a one vote difference right now. Not what I was expecting.
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: The Hitman on February 09, 2012, 05:28:34 AM
Very nice, Pod!
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: juancho on February 09, 2012, 07:53:01 AM
ITEM! I read the second issue of Scarlet Spider today (really enjoyed it btw) and finally got a good look at Kaine's back. Good thing I waited, it's completely different than I expected. Hopefully I'll have a chance to update the skin in the next few days.

I've been so out of  the marvel loop lately, what's the deal with this new scarlet spider, who is he?, is he part of the main marvel world?

Isawsome pics on Marvel's facebook page and really liked the costume.

that said, I have already voted on your poll, and of course you should skin rogue. We can always use more rogue love :D
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: Podmark on February 09, 2012, 11:31:54 PM
I've been so out of  the marvel loop lately, what's the deal with this new scarlet spider, who is he?, is he part of the main marvel world?

A little further back I give some details on him. It's Kaine, one of the Spider clones from the Clone Saga. It is indeed part of the main Marvel world.
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: Previsionary on February 09, 2012, 11:47:28 PM
Dearest Podmark,

I believe this skin is wonderfully done. The conflict here is that I don't like you, so by paying you a compliment, I feel like I'm lowering myself. You see the problem this presents? *erases the skin*

MWAHAHAHA! *disappears in a throng of maple leaves*
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: AfghanAnt on February 10, 2012, 02:16:22 AM
I totally thought I already typed this but she is a thing of beauty.
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: naitvalis on February 10, 2012, 07:24:16 AM
Amazing work Pod! and this "Vote" thing is a great idea, i'll go vote immediatly hehe
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: Podmark on February 12, 2012, 05:53:28 AM
The poll is over and the winner is Colossunaut. I hope to have him completed by the end of March.
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: UnkoMan on February 16, 2012, 10:25:36 PM
Oh, I forgot to mention that she is swell, too!
Title: Re: Pod: Batgirl! (Feb 7)
Post by: Bloodshadow on February 19, 2012, 04:44:11 AM
Batgirl looks great Pod :thumbup:
Can't wait to see your Colossalnaut
Title: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Podmark on February 26, 2012, 03:23:53 AM
The winner of the February poll is complete:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/ColossusPrev.jpg)

So is Colossus as Juggernaut a good idea? No, probably not, but I actually like it. Mostly because it's something interesting happening with Colossus, how often does that happen?

Huge thanks to Grenadier on this one. He provided a basic body Colossus for me to skope. So thank you Gren, I owe you one.

Now I debated whether to skin the Juggernaut form on the Colossus mesh or a Juggernaut sized mesh. I've found the comics inconsistent on whether he is bigger or not. For now I'm going with the Colossus body, I may change my mind.


When it comes to comic costumes I'm not huge on Piotr's. I find most of his costumes are very generic, it's just red and yellow. It looks okay but as a superhero it's kinda meh. There's a few costumes that I feel that way about.

And now some fan questions!
Q: Will you be doing another poll?
A: Yes, there will be a March poll, another X-Men Schism choice. Haven't decided for sure which two characters it will be but I have my short list.

Q: Are you ever going to release the skins you've previewed (Scarlet Spider, Professor X, Batgirl)?
A: Yes. Batgirl and Xavier are ready. Still have to finish up the Scarlet Spiders. Hopefully I'll get stuff out within the next weeks.

Q: Did you just make up your own "fan" questions?
A: Uhhh... BYE!! *runs away*
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Tomato on February 26, 2012, 03:54:39 AM
Great work man. Almost makes me appreciate the goofiness of the whole thing... almost.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: TonmaFan on February 26, 2012, 10:21:52 AM
I absolutely adore the way you use highlights.  :charonwow:
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: UnfluffyBunny on February 26, 2012, 06:49:43 PM
I have no idea about recent comic events but I find the idea strangely appealing... awesome skin
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Cyber Burn on February 27, 2012, 05:29:51 AM
Loving the vibrant colors Pod. I envy your yellow.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Sledgehammer on February 27, 2012, 06:04:45 AM
Wonderful job with Colossus, Pod. I've always had a soft spot for your X-Men skins.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: billdamn22 on February 28, 2012, 03:19:20 AM
Always been a fan, Pod. I love the vibrant colors and I am jealous of how well you do the highlights. Colossunaut?? They aren't really calling him that are they? I like the idea as Colossus has always been my favorite X-Man and anything that brings attention to him is good to me. I would think that with Juggy's powers though, he would be larger, but I digress... It is a great skin overall...
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Podmark on February 28, 2012, 03:30:50 AM
Always been a fan, Pod. I love the vibrant colors and I am jealous of how well you do the highlights. Colossunaut?? They aren't really calling him that are they? I like the idea as Colossus has always been my favorite X-Man and anything that brings attention to him is good to me. I would think that with Juggy's powers though, he would be larger, but I digress... It is a great skin overall...

lol no they don't really call him that. Just a fan nickname used by some.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: BentonGrey on March 11, 2012, 11:11:36 PM
Nice stuff Pod, very nice stuff.  The Batgirl is really nice, but I really like that Colossus.  I'm not a fan of that design, but your version looks good.  I really like his "skin" tone.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on March 13, 2012, 01:56:26 PM
absolutely a must have. great skin.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: revels on March 22, 2012, 08:38:15 PM
Where can I find your Batgirl (Stephanie Brown) work? Really well done!!!
(I couldn't find on your google page, yahoo, or heroforce.)
Thanks!
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Podmark on March 23, 2012, 12:54:31 AM
Where can I find your Batgirl (Stephanie Brown) work? Really well done!!!
(I couldn't find on your google page, yahoo, or heroforce.)
Thanks!

Sorry I haven't released it yet, been distracted lately. Expect it and my other previewed skins soon.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: revels on March 23, 2012, 03:51:45 AM
Cool; I look forward to it! :) 
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: danzrocker on March 23, 2012, 09:30:11 AM
So Pod when will you be releasing your awesome and incredible Colossonaut skope at Heroforce . Or if possible could you send it to me at my email : nova.rocker@hotmail.com since i am insanely in love with it.  :)
Title: Releases
Post by: Podmark on March 25, 2012, 09:11:00 PM
Batgirl, Professor X, Scarlet Spider (Kaine), and the Scarlet Spiders (MVP) (update) have been uploaded to Hero Force (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/podmark.html).
Colossus will have to wait a little longer, there's actually still a bit of work I need to do on him. After that: Cannonball.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Previsionary on March 25, 2012, 09:13:20 PM
CANNONBALL!!!  :lol:

Oh, also, yay, more Pod skins. *composes self and disappears via walking through a Canadian flag*
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on March 27, 2012, 06:25:12 PM
sweet releases podmark, thanks!
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: murs47 on March 31, 2012, 05:08:28 PM
CANNONBALL!!!  :lol:

Cannonballs, Prev. Cannonballs.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Podmark on March 31, 2012, 06:38:58 PM
CANNONBALL!!!  :lol:

Cannonballs, Prev. Cannonballs.

I miss Cable and Deadpool.
Coincidentally I will likely update some of my older Cannonballs when I skin the new one. So you be getting Cannonballs.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: murs47 on March 31, 2012, 07:30:33 PM
I love cannonballs :wub:
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Deaths Jester on April 02, 2012, 06:07:59 PM
I love cannonballs :wub:

Yeah...upside your Murssy head....:P
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: revels on April 05, 2012, 06:50:33 AM
Using the new Batgirl (stephanie brown). It's great! Thanks again.
Title: More Colossus
Post by: Podmark on April 15, 2012, 01:42:52 AM
A little proof that I still exist:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/ColossusBGPrev.jpg)

Jim Lee costume Colossus. Update of the old skin by myself and the late Matrix.

So last month was a no skin zone for me, a large chunk of it went to playing ME3. I've been working on Cannonball this past week and he's coming along very well, should be done by next weekend.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: murs47 on April 15, 2012, 02:51:56 PM
Probably the most memorable comic item from my childhood is those Jim Lee era costumes...well this universal one and the one's used in the original cartoon. Well done, Podalicious
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on April 16, 2012, 07:50:16 PM
nice skin work podmark. just out of curiuosity, hows the colossus/juggernaut coming?
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: laughing paradox on April 16, 2012, 10:01:13 PM
I have always liked the design of the X-men's team uniforms. The original ones and this Jim Lee designed one are great, and it's a very cool skin. Good job, Pod.
Title: 400 ideas?
Post by: Podmark on April 17, 2012, 12:59:48 AM
nice skin work podmark. just out of curiuosity, hows the colossus/juggernaut coming?

He's done, I just need to pack him up. Probably after I'm done Cannonball.

I've just accepted rfreixo request for a J Jonah Jameson skin. That and Cannonball will put me at 399 unique skins, so it's time to figure out what will be skin 400.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Cyber Burn on April 17, 2012, 01:22:57 AM
Going by your previous work, I would say: Kyle Rayner (Blue Lantern), Rogue, Juggernaut, or Aunt May.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Previsionary on April 17, 2012, 01:31:32 AM
nice skin work podmark. just out of curiuosity, hows the colossus/juggernaut coming?

He's done, I just need to pack him up. Probably after I'm done Cannonball.

I've just accepted rfreixo request for a J Jonah Jameson skin. That and Cannonball will put me at 399 unique skins, so it's time to figure out what will be skin 400.

He's obviously not asking for requests because he already knows what he'll end up skinning: His rival and superior Pre "Mr. Know That" Visionary. And at the declaration of such wonderful news, all the lessers were mad... and Prev smiled on that day... whilst mocking Canadia. Know that.

Congrats on the upcoming 400, Poddy Markington. :thumbup:.

BTW, um... still waiting on that write-up.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on April 17, 2012, 01:57:28 PM
i agree with the aunt may skin, i've never seen her skinned before. it would be a really "unique" skin.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: danzrocker on April 17, 2012, 04:00:17 PM
Going by your previous work, I would say: Kyle Rayner (Blue Lantern), Rogue, Juggernaut, or Aunt May.

I would agree with CB as well though not to forgot that good ol`granny Aunt May can`t really fight at all but she really has some great skills and powers which no superhero ever had which are as follows:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Also if the suggestions section is open so then Pod! if possible hows about placing these under consideration as well : Namor (New recent costume) ,StarLord (Guardians of the Galaxy) , Venom (Flash Thompson) any red lantern like Dex-starr 'ring a bell'  (if possible) and Stone Cold Steve Austin (you got to be kidding me :blink: ).  And great job on solidifying your legacy by reaching 400 skins which is quite a prominent and solid number. Your Legacy is quitelike an Undertaker Streak don`t you think?   ;)

Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Tomato on April 17, 2012, 07:39:59 PM
*slaps pod*

You should know better, shlore
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Cyber Burn on April 17, 2012, 10:49:04 PM
*slaps pod*

You should know better, shlore

You would think, but he left himself wiiide open for this.  :P
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Podmark on April 17, 2012, 11:21:39 PM
*slaps pod*

You should know better, shlore

Apparently not.

For skin 400 I will select one skin from any suggestions thrown out here. This isn't a request thread just throw out some suggestions and I'll pick something that catches my eye. I'll make the selection when I've finished up the next two skins.
Sadly I'm not interested in skinning Aunt May. Lots of cool ideas though, some are already on my list.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Previsionary on April 17, 2012, 11:34:51 PM
Oh, silly, sweet, Canadian Pod. The decision has already been made by moi. Your confusion is almost cute. *evil laugh and so on*

*disappears in a cannonball-esque streak*
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: murs47 on April 18, 2012, 01:06:24 AM
Well, seeing as how you have a nifty X-Force collection perhaps you could expand on that with AoA Nightcrawler. Or, maybe you could contribute to Marvel Legacy <3. Those are my suggestions.
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: laughing paradox on April 18, 2012, 01:26:01 AM
Fantomex! Fantomex!

What version of Cannonball are you doing? What's your base mesh for your skope?
Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: Podmark on April 18, 2012, 01:51:50 AM
What version of Cannonball are you doing? What's your base mesh for your skope?

His current Legacy costume. I'm building it on the Cannonball skope me and AA made a few years ago, included in the Carey skin in AA's section on HF.

So a little admission, I often lack artistic creativity. That's why I almost exclusively skin established costumes and why I've rarely participated in skinning challenges. So I'm not sure how likely I am to make a Marvel Legacy skin. I do like the series you started Murs, and I'll keep it in mind for the future.


Title: Re: Pod: Colossunaut! / Yay, two on time poll skins!
Post by: murs47 on April 18, 2012, 01:56:12 AM

So a little admission, I often lack artistic creativity. That's why I almost exclusively skin established costumes and why I've rarely participated in skinning challenges. So I'm not sure how likely I am to make a Marvel Legacy skin. I do like the series you started Murs, and I'll keep it in mind for the future.

Pod, I believe in you.
Title: Colossus, Jameson up
Post by: Podmark on April 21, 2012, 01:23:00 AM
I've just uploaded Colossus and Jameson. (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/podmark.html) Jameson was skinned for rfreixo's Spider-Man mod (http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=55427.msg750117), it seems pretty cool so you should check it out.

Hoping to finish up Cannonball this weekend. He's nearly done.
Title: Re: Podmark's skins 2012
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on April 23, 2012, 08:39:12 PM
thanks for releasing your colossus skope, i love it.
Title: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: Podmark on April 30, 2012, 12:57:17 AM
Winner of the March poll Cannonball:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/Cannonball5Prev.jpg)

And some Cannonball reskins:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/Cannonball1Prev.jpg) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/Cannonball2Prev.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/Cannonball3Prev.jpg) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/Cannonball4Prev.jpg)

I actually have two more Cannonball skins I can reskin, but I may take a break from Sam for a bit. I'm a little Cannonball'd out.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: murs47 on April 30, 2012, 01:22:55 AM
Sweet pack Pod! So much Cannonballs!
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: Cyber Burn on April 30, 2012, 03:11:31 AM
Especially digging the "All-In-One" skopes. Very nice Pod.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: Previsionary on April 30, 2012, 04:14:08 AM
Dearest rival Pod,

I am impressed by your work. Good job, son.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: detourne_me on April 30, 2012, 09:31:45 AM
These are all fantastic,  I really dig the latest look he has,  I havent seen t yet in an issue (no idea which comics he's in now)
I love how well you did the New Mutants hair.... only two things missing though... dumbo ears!
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: laughing paradox on May 01, 2012, 03:43:50 AM
Really nice work on these, Pod! Nice to have such variety.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: BentonGrey on May 01, 2012, 01:59:44 PM
You know, I've always had a soft spot for Cannonball, though I don't think I've read more than one or two comics that featured him.  When I was a kid, I drew a picture of a superhero I had created and named him something like cannonball.  Imagine my surprise when that weekend we went to the store, and I found an action figure being sold there that was EXACTLY what I had drawn!  Ha, I'm not sure how Marvel stole my idea, but shame on them, stealing from a little kid. :P 

These skins are great Pod!  I really like that first one, but you've done a really nice job on all of them.  The fact that this is an all-in-one skope is even cooler!  You said you had two others that you hadn't finished yet.  Was this one of them?:
http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp306/epicconventions/1992MU3_Cannonball.jpg
I ask because that is the costume I "created" way back when, and although it has 90's stink all over it, I still have a soft spot for it. ;)
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: Podmark on May 02, 2012, 12:20:18 AM
Thanks guys.

These skins are great Pod!  I really like that first one, but you've done a really nice job on all of them.  The fact that this is an all-in-one skope is even cooler!  You said you had two others that you hadn't finished yet.  Was this one of them?:
http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp306/epicconventions/1992MU3_Cannonball.jpg
I ask because that is the costume I "created" way back when, and although it has 90's stink all over it, I still have a soft spot for it. ;)

Nope I've never skinned that costume before. The two I might reskin are his costume from volume two of X-Force (old version on my section of HF) and the Mike Carey era costume (I don't think my version was ever released but I think I sent it to AA to help make his).
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: murs47 on May 14, 2012, 01:57:34 AM
Scarlet Spider
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/ScarletSpiderPrev.jpg)

Spinning out of the recent Spider Island storyline in Amazing Spider-Man, a new Scarlet Spider ongoing series starts next week starring Spider-Man's formerly degenerated clone Kaine. That's right, we now live in a world where Kaine has his own solo series - and I'm quite looking forward to it.

I just drank from the Scarlet Spider kool-aid....man is it good! Nice skin Poddy! Now that I'm reading Venom and Scarlet Spider I'm very curious about Spider-Island. Is that a good jumping on point for someone who hasnt read Spider-Man since Civil War?
Title: Re: Another year, another skin (Jan 2)
Post by: Podmark on May 14, 2012, 03:56:21 AM
I'm very curious about Spider-Island. Is that a good jumping on point for someone who hasnt read Spider-Man since Civil War?

It's probably a decent jumping on point. I'm trying to think if there's anything you'd be lost on. The big one was something called One More Day but I'm willing to bet you've heard about that, otherwise Peter was dating a CSI name Carlie, Aunt May has married Jameson's father, and Jameson is now the mayor of New York. Other than that you should be alright I think. I've really enjoyed Slott's run.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: murs47 on May 14, 2012, 04:51:51 AM
Thank you Pod. Ive heard many things about BND. None of them good. Pete makes a deal with Mephisto...blah blah blah. I knew about Jameson being the mayor of NYC. The rest I had no clue. I've heard nothing but good things about Slott's run but I just didnt know where to start. Guess I'll start with Spider-Island.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: detourne_me on May 14, 2012, 04:14:12 PM
Spider-Island was amazing,  a complete thrill throughout it.  I also really recommend the arc before it called Big Time!  and the current Ends ofthe Earth arc is really cool with spidey vs. the sinister six.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: murs47 on May 15, 2012, 01:49:11 PM
I have another question about Slott's run: Do the Fantastic Four frequent it a lot? I have very much enjoyed Spidey in FF.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: detourne_me on May 15, 2012, 02:03:08 PM
Not really.  some appearances

There were a few issues a couple months back leading up to Ends of the Earth that had Pete and Johnny teaming up in space.  they were cool.
I think Reed has made an appearance or two in the last few issues too,
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: Podmark on May 15, 2012, 10:37:32 PM
They appear a fair bit, there was a set of 4 issues shortly after Johnny's death that were a FF team-up, and then is the Johnny/Spidey team up from a month or two ago that Detourne mentioned. Beyond that it's mostly small appearances such as Ben showing up as an Avenger in a couple storylines and Reed appearing as a scientist in Spider Island.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: Podmark on May 20, 2012, 09:19:50 PM
Sigh, my laptop is in the shop. Luckily backed up everything and I'm on my old desktop for the time being. This will probably slow down skinning for a while.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: Previsionary on May 20, 2012, 10:04:46 PM
Sigh, my laptop is in the shop. Luckily backed up everything and I'm on my old desktop for the time being. This will probably slow down skinning for a while.

But will it give you more time to write that highlight, dear boy?

Sorry about your lappy. :(
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: Podmark on May 21, 2012, 12:10:23 AM
But will it give you more time to write that highlight, dear boy?

Well, maybe  :unsure:
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: John Jr. on June 10, 2012, 05:17:49 PM
Impressive work here, Pod. Like everyone else I'm impressed with your colors and the highlights. All characters are great, but I liked your take on the Bat Family the most, it's great to see Stephy Batgirl in FF.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball
Post by: Podmark on June 12, 2012, 02:09:17 AM
Impressive work here, Pod. Like everyone else I'm impressed with your colors and the highlights. All characters are great, but I liked your take on the Bat Family the most, it's great to see Stephy Batgirl in FF.

Thanks John, the Bat Family is a favorite of mine too.
My laptop is back and working properly, I'm back to skinning again, not sure when the next preview will be though. Please bear with me.

Also I just finished the Batman Incorporated hardcover. I really enjoyed it. All hail Leviathan!
Title: Pod skins: Cannonball round 2
Post by: Podmark on August 22, 2012, 02:59:15 AM
Been awhile. Things came up and then I got hit by skinning burnout but some recent comics developments inspired me out of it this weekend. So here's some stuff I've had in the works for a while.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/Cannonball6.jpg)
Reskin of Cannonball in his costume from Rob Liefeld's X-Force mini from a few years ago...or more specifically Sam's appearance in Cable & Deadpool shortly afterwards (where he looked vastly superior under Pat Zircher's pencil).

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/Cannonball7.jpg)
Reskin of Cannonball in his Mike Carey/M-Day era costume. This was designed by Chris Bachalo, a favorite of mine.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/Cannonball8.jpg)
New skin of Cannonball's Manifest Destiny/San Francisco costume. This is just a small alteration of the above and was only used in a handful of comics. This was probably designed by Greg Land, who is the opposite of a favorite.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/Cannonball9.jpg)
New skin of Cannonball's new New Mutants costume. Designed by Diogenes Neves.


With this my Cannonball pack is complete. I'll try to get that up on HF soon.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball round 2
Post by: Cyber Burn on August 22, 2012, 03:17:42 AM
Very sweet Pod, look forward to the release.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball round 2
Post by: Previsionary on August 22, 2012, 04:08:24 AM
I'm swooning so hard right now, Mr. Podmark. :wub:
Title: Re: Pod skins: Cannonball round 2
Post by: murs47 on August 22, 2012, 04:54:44 PM
Ooooohh more Cannonballs! :thumbup:
Title: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: Podmark on August 25, 2012, 04:39:04 AM
Inspired by John Jr's Dick Grayson skin I bring you the new Young Justice Robin, Tim Drake:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Skin%20Previews/RobinYJ.jpg)

Love the show and seeing Tim show up made my squee like a little girl. I like the design, fits the show's art style.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: martialstorm on August 25, 2012, 08:16:41 AM
Superb Pod, love it  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: Tomato on August 25, 2012, 10:01:28 AM
Pfft, you should have done the REAL YJ Robin... Dick Grayson.




Lol, kidding. Great work on this Pod, turned out great.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: Podmark on August 25, 2012, 01:36:13 PM
Pfft, you should have done the REAL YJ Nightwing... Dick Grayson.

I fixed it for you.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: Cyber Burn on August 25, 2012, 03:47:33 PM
Pfft, you should have done the REAL YJ Nightwing... Dick Grayson.

I fixed it for you.

Is that a hint of things to come?  :D

Robin is just amazing. Great colors.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: Podmark on August 25, 2012, 04:00:08 PM

Is that a hint of things to come?  :D

Not really, just playing up the old Dick vs Tim/Robin vs Nightwing debate. I think it's a favorite around here.
I won't rule out Nightwing (I did save the character turns) but nothing planned right now.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: murs47 on August 25, 2012, 04:04:04 PM
Nice Poddy! Say, when's the next season start? YJ has been a hit with me.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: John Jr. on August 26, 2012, 05:02:01 AM
I'm still watching season 1, so it's the first time I'm seeing this design, but your work is great as usual, Pod!
Nice colors!
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: Tomato on August 26, 2012, 06:02:53 AM
Nice Poddy! Say, when's the next season start? YJ has been a hit with me.

Silly Murs, we have to wait for season 2 to come off hiatus and finish before we worry about season 3.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: Podmark on August 26, 2012, 07:37:13 AM
I'm still watching season 1, so it's the first time I'm seeing this design

Oh, um sorry about the spoilers  :doh:
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: Tomato on August 26, 2012, 12:12:03 PM
Spoilers of what? it's not like Tim being there was a shock reveal. He's in the very first episode after the time skip.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: Podmark on August 26, 2012, 04:06:27 PM
Spoilers of what? it's not like Tim being there was a shock reveal. He's in the very first episode after the time skip.

If you haven't finished season 1 then the time skip, Dick becoming Nightwing, and Tim appearing are spoilers. Some people like to watch the show to find out that stuff.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: John Jr. on August 26, 2012, 04:35:53 PM
Oh, don't worry, Pod. I didn't mind the spoiler at all, just commented to show your skin looks good even to someone who didn't saw the original design before.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: laughing paradox on August 27, 2012, 12:34:45 AM
Nice Sam(s) and Robin!
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: AfghanAnt on August 27, 2012, 02:38:00 AM
Wow great to see the Cannonballs and Robin.   :D
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: Podmark on September 07, 2012, 04:12:23 AM
Go help yourselves to nine Cannonball skins, available now at HeroForce. (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/)
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 07, 2012, 04:32:05 AM
Thanks Pod.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins: Young Justice Robin
Post by: detourne_me on September 07, 2012, 08:54:23 AM
Thank You Pod! He's fantastic!
Title: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: Podmark on September 08, 2012, 03:47:44 AM
More Tim Drake today:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/RobinTim1.jpg)
Original Robin costume.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/RobinTim2.jpg)
Second Robin costume.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/BatmanTim.jpg)
Tim as Batman from Battle for the Cowl.

Eventually I'll skin his New 52 costume.
Title: Re: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: Outcast on September 08, 2012, 02:57:45 PM
These skins look really good. I think someone's on a roll.... :P
Title: Re: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 08, 2012, 02:59:55 PM
Your all-in-one skopes are fantastic Pod.
Title: Re: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: AnarchistsXe on September 08, 2012, 06:10:33 PM
Have you posted Rat King yet?
Title: Re: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: Podmark on September 08, 2012, 06:34:10 PM
Have you posted Rat King yet?

Not yet, I gave that to Benton Grey for his Turtles mod. Benton can correct if I'm wrong but I don't think that part of the mod has been released yet. Eventually I'd like to release it individually as well.
Title: Re: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: Tomato on September 08, 2012, 06:52:02 PM
Eventually I'll skin his New 52 costume.

... You could do so I suppose, but why on earth would you want to?
Title: Re: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: Podmark on September 08, 2012, 06:59:11 PM
Eventually I'll skin his New 52 costume.

... You could do so I suppose, but why on earth would you want to?

Well, I am a completist. Also I do not hate it. Annoyingly complicated though which is why I'm not tackling it now.
Title: Re: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: Sioux City Dynamo on September 09, 2012, 12:32:16 AM
great stuff pod!  what meshes r u using for robin?
Title: Re: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: Podmark on September 09, 2012, 12:56:42 AM
great stuff pod!  what meshes r u using for robin?

Thanks!
The mesh is an excellent Red Robin skope by detourne_me that I've modified, the same one used for my Red Robin skins that are up at Hero Force with a few more extras added on.
Title: Re: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: AfghanAnt on September 09, 2012, 01:15:59 AM
These look great Pod. I'm especially fond of Tim as Batman.
Title: Re: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: laughing paradox on September 09, 2012, 05:29:21 PM
Those Robins are great. I like how the Batman really looks like a kid and not just a Batman on a smaller mesh.
Title: Re: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: BentonGrey on September 09, 2012, 05:50:17 PM
Great work Pod!  I love that original Robin skin.  You've done some really nice work with the cape as it crosses his shoulders.  That's a very nice skin!
Title: Re: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: Tomato on September 10, 2012, 05:29:15 AM
We all know 52 doesn't count pod, particularly for tim and the other titans. Honestly, I'd rather see you skin other YJ characters, at least they matter to the people writing them.
Title: Re: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: Podmark on September 10, 2012, 11:46:11 PM
We all know 52 doesn't count pod, particularly for tim and the other titans. Honestly, I'd rather see you skin other YJ characters, at least they matter to the people writing them.

Well there's not much to worry about right now, I'm not likely to skin New 52 Red Robin any time soon.
No real plans for any other YJ skins except maybe Dick.
Title: Re: Pod skins: More Robin
Post by: murs47 on September 14, 2012, 02:55:13 PM
Excellent Tims Poddy, I've always loved Tim's post Infinite Crisis look and you nailed it nicely here :wub:
Title: Pod skins: Ant-Man round 2
Post by: Podmark on September 16, 2012, 05:43:25 PM
Mr Drake is awaiting you on HeroForce (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/podmark.html).


New previews for today: Scott Lang AKA Ant-Man!

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ScottLangOriginal.jpg)
My previously releasted original costume shifted over to a new skope.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ScottLang90s.jpg)
New skin of Ant-Man's Heroes For Hire costume, a favorite of mine. This skin is thanks to a great mask model provided by Tomato, one that took me far too long to finish skinning.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ScottLangAvengers.jpg)
Update of Ant-Man's Avengers costume, another favorite of mine.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ScottLangFF.jpg)
New skin of Ant-Man's new FF costume for Marvel Now. I believe this is the first Marvel Now costume skinned.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ant-Man round 2
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 16, 2012, 08:21:02 PM
Very nice Pod, love your colors.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ant-Man round 2
Post by: murs47 on September 16, 2012, 09:31:39 PM
Sweet! So Lang is back for good?
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ant-Man round 2
Post by: detourne_me on September 17, 2012, 10:53:02 AM
 :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Yes!
any chance we'll be seeing the other FF?
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ant-Man round 2
Post by: Outcast on September 17, 2012, 04:00:35 PM
It's the first time i've seen some of the new costumes. The Heroes for Hire costume and FF (Marvel Now?) costume looks pretty good to me. Nice skope and skins Pod. :)
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ant-Man round 2
Post by: Sioux City Dynamo on September 17, 2012, 09:58:46 PM
Great stuff!  I love the Antmen!!
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ant-Man round 2
Post by: Podmark on September 18, 2012, 01:55:18 AM
Thanks guys.

Sweet! So Lang is back for good?

Seems so.

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Yes!
any chance we'll be seeing the other FF?

I wasn't planning on it, I'll keep it mind though.

FF (Marvel Now?)

Marvel Now is Marvel's big relaunch starting next month.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ant-Man round 2
Post by: laughing paradox on September 18, 2012, 07:22:29 PM
Hey, nice job on Scott Lang. I am really diggin' his new F4 costume. With Allred on the art, I think that book is going to be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ant-Man round 2
Post by: AfghanAnt on September 19, 2012, 03:43:07 AM
So far not a fan of any of the Marvel Now costumes but I am a fan of your skinning. :)
Title: Pod skins: Ant-Man released
Post by: Podmark on September 23, 2012, 09:43:38 PM
Head down to HeroForce (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/podmark.html) to get yourself some Ant-Man.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ant-Man round 2
Post by: detourne_me on September 26, 2012, 09:28:54 AM
Thanks for releasing Tim and Scott, Pod.  These guys are great.
You've really been knocking these all-in-ones out of the park lately... Cannonball is amazing too.
Title: Pod skins: Ghosts and (Hob)Goblins
Post by: Podmark on October 31, 2012, 04:47:46 AM
Something for Halloween:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/hobgoblin1_prev.jpg)
Update of my classic Hobgoblin.

Originally this was going to be a Goblin set but then I spent most of this month playing Resident Evil 6, Borderlands, and then resting a sore back. I highly recommend them too...well not so much the sore back.

Have a happy Halloween!
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ghosts and (Hob)Goblins
Post by: Cyber Burn on October 31, 2012, 01:15:26 PM
The color of the boots seems a bit off in comparison to the bootcuffs, but otherwise, he looks great. Really nice texture work on him.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ghosts and (Hob)Goblins
Post by: Podmark on November 01, 2012, 03:44:03 AM
The color of the boots seems a bit off in comparison to the bootcuffs.

Good catch, I'll have to improve that. The boot cuffs have a weird lighting issue that I wasn't able to fully fix.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ghosts and (Hob)Goblins
Post by: cascarudo on November 01, 2012, 04:03:17 AM
love the ant man skins  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ghosts and (Hob)Goblins
Post by: ghazkul on November 01, 2012, 10:30:00 PM
Love it man! You gonna do the new(ish) Hobby?
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ghosts and (Hob)Goblins
Post by: Podmark on November 01, 2012, 11:18:28 PM
Love it man! You gonna do the new(ish) Hobby?

It's definitely on my list, not sure when just yet. Phil would have been in the set I mentioned but time just got away from me.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ghosts and (Hob)Goblins
Post by: Tomato on November 02, 2012, 02:29:43 AM
The color of the boots seems a bit off in comparison to the bootcuffs.

Good catch, I'll have to improve that. The boot cuffs have a weird lighting issue that I wasn't able to fully fix.

I can probably fix it for you if necessary, but all you should need to do is right click the boot-cuffs then click mesh->face normals followed by mesh->smooth normals and use the default settings.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ghosts and (Hob)Goblins
Post by: Podmark on November 02, 2012, 07:47:49 PM
Thanks for the advice Tomato. I gave it a try but it didn't seem to improve anything. The default values were:
Max Smooth Angle: 60
Max Vertex Distance: 0.0010
Should I be using a different value?

Now I did play with the NiMaterial Property Emissive Color wheel first, a tip cmdrkoenig67 gave me. It improved things but as you can see above it's still off.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ghosts and (Hob)Goblins
Post by: Tomato on November 02, 2012, 10:52:35 PM
Did you do the "Face normals" first? face normals should make the mesh look blocky and silly, then you use smooth normals to smooth them back out.

either way, my email is "my grey hulk 100 AT hotmail DOT com" without spaces.
Title: Re: Pod skins: Ghosts and (Hob)Goblins
Post by: Podmark on November 02, 2012, 11:53:34 PM
Aw crud, I missed a step  :doh:
I gave it a try but in nifskope niether setting caused any visible difference. However a friendly forum member (whose initials include U and E) has suggested a different skope for my little Hobgoblin, so I'll probably check that out instead.
Title: Pod skins...Captain Marvel
Post by: Podmark on February 03, 2013, 03:01:21 AM
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/CaptainMarvelPrev_zps0a6d2d5f.jpg)

Carol Danvers in her new Captain Marvel outfit. Huge thanks to Afghan Ant for helping me with her hair.


Still haven't gotten around to finishing Hobgoblin. Pretty much lost all skinning interest during November, actually thought I might be done for a while, but the skinning bug struck back during December. I have some other stuff that's almost ready, so you should see more from me later this month.

I started writing a novel in November so most of my free time has gone towards that.

Title: Re: Pod skins...Captain Marvel
Post by: Helix on February 03, 2013, 06:21:49 AM
That is awesome! Nice work!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Captain Marvel
Post by: Previsionary on February 03, 2013, 12:36:56 PM
Nice work, Poddington, but I really cannot support this costume. It's just... it's ridiculous... so I guess it continues the trend for Carol. :P
Title: Re: Pod skins...Captain Marvel
Post by: detourne_me on February 03, 2013, 01:17:43 PM
VERY NICE! I really dig her new outfit.  This looks great!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Captain Marvel
Post by: billdamn22 on February 05, 2013, 12:42:37 AM
Definitely not a fan of the costume, but it is a beautiful skin. Makes me consider picking it up again. Can't wait to see what else you got coming.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Captain Marvel
Post by: Cyber Burn on February 06, 2013, 01:57:27 AM
Nice work, Poddington, but I really cannot support this costume. It's just... it's ridiculous... so I guess it continues the trend for Carol. :P

I have to agree with Prev here, terrible costume, great execution.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Captain Marvel
Post by: Sioux City Dynamo on February 06, 2013, 02:55:41 AM
Really nice skin!!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Captain Marvel
Post by: BentonGrey on February 07, 2013, 03:27:17 PM
What a great job on Captain Marvel, Pod!  I like that new costume, it's certainly more dignified and military than her original one.  You know, it makes more sense as something Carol Danvers might want to wear.  You've done an excellent job capturing it.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Captain Marvel
Post by: Podmark on February 08, 2013, 05:14:24 AM
I like the costume too (except that stupid mask but that doesn't show up very often). The gloves and boots are over done but other than that I think it's fine. And making Carol the new Captain Marvel is a smart move for Marvel.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Captain Marvel
Post by: Tomato on February 08, 2013, 05:38:14 AM
I don't have any issues with it, personally. I agree that the stupid mask doesn't make any sense, but other then that it's fine.

That said, I'll always prefer her black/yellow outfit, but that's just because I feel like it's more Carol and less homage-to-a-dead-alien-boyfriend. I'd be all over a more uniform-ish version of that costume.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Captain Marvel
Post by: laughing paradox on February 08, 2013, 01:01:19 PM
Nice skin! I'm glad someone tackled Carol's new costume. I hate the hair, and I generally prefer her Warbird/Ms Marvel look, but I don't think this costume looks bad at all.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Captain Marvel
Post by: Podmark on February 10, 2013, 02:40:50 AM
Captain Marvel is now online at HF.
Title: Pod skins...Cyclops
Post by: Podmark on February 25, 2013, 02:33:45 AM
Cyclops in his new costume:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/CyclopsPrev_zps14c613d3.jpg)
When I first saw this costume in the Joe Quesada drawn Marvel Now teaser I hated it. Then when I saw Chris Bachalo (probably my favorite artist) draw it for the new Uncanny X-Men book I really came around to it.
Going to hold off releasing for a bit. I'd like to see Bachalo draw it some more to ensure accuracy.

Cyclops is my fav X-Man and I've really been enjoyed his story line from the past several years. Excited to see when Bendis takes him.
Definitely considering skinning the other Uncanny members. Just depends on finding the time. I might do some more Cyclops skins in the future as well. A Cyclops retrospective has been really tempting for a while.




Now on a different note, I'm looking for skoping help.
I have a number of skins that are being held up due incomplete skopes, and I can't seem to sit down and finish them.
The characters right now are:
Smasher (http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/11/117443/2712910-aven2013005_cov_col_02.jpg)
Venom (http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/9/96594/2365821-flash_revealed.jpg)

If you are interested in helping, send me a PM.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cyclops
Post by: Tomato on February 25, 2013, 03:26:24 AM
Y'know, as much as I railed against this when I first saw it, now that I've read Uncanny X-men and the events leading up to it, I actually really like it. My major issue with it going in was that that costume just doesn't feel like classic Cyclops, but the version that's presented in Uncanny and the events leading up to it isn't the Scott Summers of yore. He's a much darker character, more in line with Magneto at the height of his super-villainy. This costume reflects that, and feels more appropriate than having scott run around in his blue astonishing costume like he was in the opening issues of all new x-men.

That said, I love the skin, and I'm always down with having more X-men to play with.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cyclops
Post by: windblown on February 27, 2013, 03:30:27 PM
Thatīs a very nice skin! I had the same reaction as you when I saw that first design, but it was growing on me after reading Uncanny (Bachaloís art probably helped to it). I think this new uniform fits the new revolutionary Cyclops.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cyclops
Post by: ghazkul on February 27, 2013, 10:40:48 PM
I like it! I think the body is off tho. Looking at the art and styling maybe a more slender, dare I say weedier mesh might work better? I do LOVE the skin, so please don't kill me!

Are you gonna do any other X-Revolutionaries soon?
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cyclops
Post by: Podmark on February 27, 2013, 11:05:46 PM
I like it! I think the body is off tho. Looking at the art and styling maybe a more slender, dare I say weedier mesh might work better?

Hmm...I'll take a look at the art and upcoming appearances. If I think it makes sense I'll take you make a switch.
I'm always open to suggestions, so don't worry about me killing you.


Are you gonna do any other X-Revolutionaries soon?

Magneto for sure. Very likely Tempus. Not so sure about the rest. Erik will likely be one of the next skins I work once I finish a couple others.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cyclops
Post by: Cyber Burn on March 02, 2013, 06:59:16 PM
Not having read an X-Book in who knows how long, I'm not familiar with the costume, but the skin looks great.
Title: Pod skins...Pixie (Beginning of a beautiful friendship)
Post by: Podmark on March 17, 2013, 06:53:23 PM
New preview for today:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/PixiePrev1_zpsde56f661.jpg) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/PixiePrev2_zpsa6d91369.jpg)
The young X-Man Pixie. In original Paragons training squad style and her (New) X-Men look.

This skin made possible due to the very awesome work of windblown! Expect to see many more works from us in the future.

windblown, I'd like to thank you personally on two levels. One, skoping has become something that has really slowed me down in skinning, so having someone that is able to put together skopes like you have that are really inventive (the Elixir one is just too cool!) is a huge help. Secondly, you have reinvigorated me to get back to skinning the New X-Men, which are among my greatest loves in comics. I forsee the day when I hang up skinning coming in the future, and if I got to that point and had never finished skins like the one above I would always have regretted it. So once again thanks.


For those of you unfamiliar with Pixie, she is one of the many students that went to the Xavier school when the Morrison era started. Originally a background character, she rose to prominence at the tail end of the Yost and Kyle run of New X-Men, and then during her regular role in Fraction's Uncanny. Mostly known for being cute, her mutant powers include flight and hallucination causing pixie dust, while she also gained magic abilities similar to Magik including a soul dagger and a teleportation spell. Currently she resides at the Jean Grey School but isn't appearing in any book regularly.


Some house cleaning items:

Hobgoblin - still haven't updated the skope. On indefinite hold until I do that.

Cyclops - after the last issue of Uncanny X-Men I will be updating the skin to include some additional costume details. I hope to do so this week, so his release will be soon.

Also something I'm eagerly excited about is that this week's All New X-Men is supposed to debut new costumes for the time displaced X-Men. Good chance those will be added to my skinning list...unless they suck.

Prodigy will be appearing in the new Young Avengers book. He's a favorite of mine so expect some reskins of him in the near future to celebrate this.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Pixie (Beginning of a beautiful friendship)
Post by: Sioux City Dynamo on March 17, 2013, 09:54:21 PM
Hi Podmark,

Great X-Men stuff!  I really like all them.  My favorite is the green Pixie!!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Pixie (Beginning of a beautiful friendship)
Post by: windblown on March 17, 2013, 10:25:53 PM
No thanks needed!!  Thanks to you for these awesome skins! I like them a lot.

Iím happy to help to get you back to skinning the New X-men (and I hope that the day you hang up skinning is far far away :D).
Title: Re: Pod skins...Pixie (Beginning of a beautiful friendship)
Post by: Cyber Burn on March 18, 2013, 08:35:42 PM
Love the new skins Pod, great collaboration with Windblown, I look forward to seeing more.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Pixie (Beginning of a beautiful friendship)
Post by: laughing paradox on April 01, 2013, 01:44:34 PM
Your updated Pixie skins look fantastic.

You guys make a great team.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Pixie (Beginning of a beautiful friendship)
Post by: Podmark on April 02, 2013, 04:42:14 AM
Thanks guys.

Pixie and Cyclops have been released at Hero Force (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/podmark.html).
Title: Re: Pod skins...Pixie (Beginning of a beautiful friendship)
Post by: Outcast on April 02, 2013, 03:40:01 PM
I think Cyclops and Pixie looks awesome Podmark.

It's great to see that some of the newer costume designs in comics are still being skinned. :)
Title: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: Podmark on April 07, 2013, 04:06:58 PM
With the assistance of the Great Tomato I give you...MAGNETO:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/MagnetoPrev_zps7297765e.jpg)

This is his new costume from the current Uncanny X-Men series. I really like it. Tomato created the custom helmet, which makes the skin/skope look so much better, I can't thank you enough Tom.

Skinning Magneto is a career highlight for me. He's one of my favorite characters but I've never had a decent reason to skin him. I try not to duplicate characters that have already been done before unless I have decent reason, usually doing a set. Eventually I may skin more Magneto costumes.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: ghazkul on April 07, 2013, 04:51:02 PM
VERY nice mate. you doing Magik, Frost and Danger to finish off the group to?
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: Podmark on April 07, 2013, 05:27:13 PM
VERY nice mate. you doing Magik, Frost and Danger to finish off the group to?

Hmm, an excellent question.

Magik - Definitely. Skoping should be interesting though.
Emma - Probably.
Danger - She's not actually part of this current group, she left after they rescued Cyclops from prison. I do have some interest in skinning her, but I'm not sure where to start on the skope.

Before any of the above I'll be working on some of the skopes Windblown has sent me. When I do come back to the Uncanny team I will probably skin Tempus first.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: Helix on April 07, 2013, 06:15:11 PM
Wow. That is a brilliant skin/skope, Pod!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: Tomato on April 07, 2013, 11:00:08 PM
K, longer response now that I'm not half-dead from my long work day...

The skin is great. Really, I love the detail you put in, it's all crisp and clean and quite possibly some of your best work yet. About the only thing that nags at me, and I don't know why, is that collar... it's technically accurate to the design and it's skinned decently enough, but for some reason it just doesn't fit with the rest of the skin. It nags at me and I wish I could be more coherent as to why.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: Podmark on April 07, 2013, 11:25:44 PM
About the only thing that nags at me, and I don't know why, is that collar... it's technically accurate to the design and it's skinned decently enough, but for some reason it just doesn't fit with the rest of the skin. It nags at me and I wish I could be more coherent as to why.

Hmm...I might fiddle with it, but I don't think there's alot I can do with the same piece. Let me know if you're able to narrow it down.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: Starman on April 08, 2013, 01:22:20 AM
Whoa! That looks great!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: hoss20 on April 08, 2013, 05:36:22 AM
Would it help to make the folds on the neck piece more pronounced? I apologize that I've only seen a few reference pics of the new costume, but it appears that there are multiple, prominent folds in the neck piece. I also know from experience that sometimes the mapping for skoped on pieces doesn't allow for a great amount of detail. Also, it appears that if the cape were lifted a notch or two, it may blend into the neck piece a little more and not look like it's a separate piece.

I will say, though, that I like this quite a bit. The skin honestly looks better than the reference pics I mentioned above.

I almost forgot. Have you seen the vxBaron_Blitzkrieg mesh? It has a cape style similar to the new Magneto, except that the collar doesn't go out to the shoulders like you need and the cape itself is a little on the thin side. The Nazi symbol is removable, by the way.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/hoss20/BaronBlitzkrieg_zps436e5f1f.jpg)
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: Outcast on April 08, 2013, 03:49:05 PM
Great job on Magneto's new costume Podmark.  :)

If the collar is bothering you, and you're looking for some alternatives...Gren's Mysterio has a collar that looks like the one your using. Maybe that could work for you. :unsure:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: Cyber Burn on April 08, 2013, 04:44:58 PM
Pod, I think that this Magneto is truly your best skin yet, which is saying a lot because you are a fantastic skinner. Kudos to both you and "Mato, because that helmet looks awesome. Thanks for staying in the skinning game as long as you have, you just keep getting better and your contributions to the community are much appreciated.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: Podmark on April 08, 2013, 11:43:32 PM
Thanks guys.

If the collar is bothering you, and you're looking for some alternatives...Gren's Mysterio has a collar that looks like the one your using. Maybe that could work for you. :unsure:

Now that is an interesting option. I'll take a look into that one.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: detourne_me on April 09, 2013, 12:31:26 PM
That's an amazing Master of Magnetism there Podmark!  Great job,   I really think you've been kicking things up a notch lately too.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: Previsionary on April 09, 2013, 07:30:00 PM
This is what Mags wears now? Interesting. Very good work, Poddington and Tom Tom (helm).
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: windblown on April 09, 2013, 10:22:09 PM
I like the skin a lot, great job!!

Now that is an interesting option. I'll take a look into that one.

Another option could be Inkís Mastermind, maybe you could use its cloak with an alpha channel to hide the parts that you donít need.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto
Post by: laughing paradox on April 13, 2013, 10:27:55 PM
Great Magneto, Pod!

I look forward to what else you got in store.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Stepford Cuckoos
Post by: Podmark on April 16, 2013, 02:17:59 AM
Today I bring you the Stepford Cuckoos aka the Three-In-One:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/StepfordCuckoosPrev1_zps1f923d6a.jpg)
This is the costume they wore during Academy X as part of the Corsairs squad. Will be released in an all blue version as well as they were more commonly depicted.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/StepfordCuckoosPrev2_zps8559126a.jpg)
The is a costume that they were sometimes drawn in (usually by Greg Land) while the X-Men stayed on Utopia. Personally I consider this costume to be Land being lazy but I threw it in because it was easy.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/StepfordCuckoosPrev3_zpsb4a8fda7.jpg)
Lastly, I skinned them in a set of clothes they were very commonly drawn wearing. Usually I avoid skinning normal clothes but this was surprisingly fun. Having an outfit like this for the Cuckoos is appropriate as they are only rarely depicted in actual costumes.


Big thanks to Windblown for the very cool skope. If someone had told me beforehand that skoping three bodies onto one mesh was a good idea I probably would have rolled my eyes, but after seeing his skope I actually think it works really well for these characters. And if somebody really needs a single Cuckoo just open up NifSkope and hide the other two, problem solved.
Also notable, I created my own eyes for these skins. Usually I just modify the C6 base I use as needed. So that's pretty cool, should give me more flexibility.

I like the Cuckoos, they work best in a supporting role with the X-Men. This continues the collaboration between Windblown and myself, expect to see more of that. And due to recent X-Men events...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)



Haven't played with Magneto's scarf yet, perhaps sometime this week.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Stepford Cuckoos
Post by: Helix on April 16, 2013, 04:03:24 AM
That's just freakin' cool!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Stepford Cuckoos
Post by: Cyber Burn on April 16, 2013, 04:08:21 PM
Awesome job on the Cuckoos Pod. The eyes do look nice, great coloring.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Stepford Cuckoos
Post by: windblown on April 17, 2013, 10:48:00 PM
You even made their Greg Land costume!! I hadnít thought of that one (and yes, Iím sure that costume is because of Landís laziness). All of them look great!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Stepford Cuckoos
Post by: daglob on April 17, 2013, 11:35:22 PM
I haven't  read any of the X-books in years, but these I like.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Stepford Cuckoos
Post by: Tomato on April 18, 2013, 05:13:16 AM
Speaking as someone who hadn't been reading them for years and only JUST got back into it, you're missing out. The X-books are far better right now then they have been in ages.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Stepford Cuckoos
Post by: Bloodshadow on April 19, 2013, 08:36:37 AM
Wow Pod!Very nice skins,I especially like Pixie and the Cuckoos,Sweet job on all of them though. :cool:
Title: Pod skins...Bling!
Post by: Podmark on April 29, 2013, 04:16:35 AM
Today I preview the X-Men student Bling!:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/BlingPrev_zpsbfac9f06.jpg)
Four costumes:

Once again with have a great skope provided by Windblown. Bling! is a mutant with a diamond body that can project diamond shards. Not huge on this character but she does have a neat visual.

I should have her and the Cuckoos uploaded sometime this week.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Bling!
Post by: Cyber Burn on April 29, 2013, 01:16:12 PM
Another great collaboration guys. You two make an awesome team.
Title: Stepford Cuckoos and Bling! released
Post by: Podmark on May 05, 2013, 05:14:33 PM
I've just uploaded the Stepford Cuckoos and Bling! to Hero Force.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Bling!
Post by: Cyber Burn on May 06, 2013, 03:36:12 AM
Thanks for the update Pod, I don't know how I missed the release of Cyclops and Pixie.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Bling!
Post by: Bloodshadow on May 06, 2013, 09:46:28 PM
Sweet skins and skopes!I have no idea who she is but she looks cool. :D
Title: Re: Pod skins...Bling!
Post by: BentonGrey on May 07, 2013, 02:20:17 AM
I don't know that character, but that's a really cool looking skin.
Title: Pod skins...Sunspot
Post by: Podmark on May 13, 2013, 01:01:15 AM
Today I bring you Sunspot:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/SunspotPrev_zps61c82b53.jpg)
Two new skins and two reskins. From left to right:

I decided against reskinning my Hellfire Sunspot because that would have been more complicated than I wanted to spend time on at this time.
In Young X-Men I thought that costume looked really bland but it's okay in my skin.

All of these are on Windblown's amazing Sunspot skope which changes normal to cloaked in darkness on specific animations.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Sunspot
Post by: detourne_me on May 13, 2013, 01:40:39 AM
Nice work! i'm glad to see you collaboration with Windblown continuing! Top Quality stuff right there!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Sunspot
Post by: Cyber Burn on May 13, 2013, 03:41:51 AM
That's an awesome skope with some beautiful skins. Another killer collaboration for you two. I can't wait to see more.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Sunspot
Post by: Bloodshadow on May 13, 2013, 09:05:44 PM
Nice job Pod! :thumbup:
Are you doing his Avengers look also?Just curious.
Once again though,very nice work on the skins and a very cool skope by Windblown also :cool:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Sunspot
Post by: Sioux City Dynamo on May 13, 2013, 09:52:47 PM
Great stuff Pod!  You are really making it easy for me to round out the mutants in my collection!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Sunspot
Post by: laughing paradox on May 13, 2013, 10:23:43 PM
Nice Sunspot!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Sunspot
Post by: AfghanAnt on May 13, 2013, 11:34:27 PM
Really great job on Sunspot Pod.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Sunspot
Post by: Podmark on May 13, 2013, 11:48:40 PM
Thanks everyone.

Are you doing his Avengers look also?Just curious.

Not at this time, but maybe in the future.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Sunspot
Post by: BentonGrey on May 14, 2013, 02:39:06 AM
Those are really nice Pod.  They all have a nice, clean look to them.
Title: Pod skins...Elixir
Post by: Podmark on May 26, 2013, 05:42:09 AM
Today I bring you Elixir:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ElixirV2Prev_zps4d0790f2.jpg)

You may remember that I've skinned Elixir before, but these updated skins take advantage of Windblown's new Elixir skope which includes an animation for switching to his black skinned death dealing attack form - which is the perfect way of handling that ability in game.
Brand new face and hair, the rest of the skins are largely the same.

Elixir is a favorite of mine, I hope he returns to the X-Books in the future.

Elixir and Sunspot are available NOW! (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/podmark.html)
Title: Re: Pod skins...Elixir
Post by: Cyber Burn on May 26, 2013, 06:15:01 AM
A great update Pod! You and Windblown make an awesome team.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Elixir
Post by: Podmark on May 26, 2013, 06:32:02 AM
Thanks!

Magneto is finally released.
I played with a couple different ideas for his scarf but decided to stick with the same part I'd been using. I did touch up the texture though. I'm very happy with the skin.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Elixir (+ releases)
Post by: Cyber Burn on May 26, 2013, 07:09:00 AM
Man, Pod, that Magneto is a beautiful piece of artwork.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Elixir (+ releases)
Post by: martialstorm on May 26, 2013, 08:35:27 AM
Wow I love that Magneto, and the way you use the skopes so well for your characters is excellent!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Elixir (+ releases)
Post by: darkknight92 on May 26, 2013, 11:06:10 AM
Awesome work!!!!!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Elixir (+ releases)
Post by: detourne_me on May 27, 2013, 11:13:32 AM
such a great set of releases Podmark.  you and windblown have a really great thing going with those skopes. and Wow, Magneto is pretty hardcase too.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Elixir (+ releases)
Post by: windblown on May 28, 2013, 06:01:53 PM
Those Elixir skins look really nice.  I like a lot the new face and the hair is really well skinned. He has a new skin tone, doesnít it? It looks great.

Elixir is a favorite of mine, I hope he returns to the X-Books in the future.

Iíd like Elixirís return too. I hope the creation of Triage doesnít affect to it because of the similarities in their powers.


And ... I know Iíve already said this, but that Magneto skin is amazing.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Elixir (+ releases)
Post by: Podmark on May 28, 2013, 11:53:33 PM
He has a new skin tone, doesnít it? It looks great.

Indeed.

Iíd like Elixirís return too. I hope the creation of Triage doesnít affect to it because of the similarities in their powers.

I was surprised they created another healer with Triage. Elixir was always problematic because he could heal any injury so they put him in a coma at least four times. It might be a long time before we see him in more than a cameo.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Elixir (+ releases)
Post by: billdamn22 on May 29, 2013, 09:03:23 PM
High quality collaborations to get these characters done. Loving it.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Elixir (+ releases)
Post by: BentonGrey on May 29, 2013, 09:14:03 PM
I know, there is such cool interplay between skinners and skopers going on, it's awesome!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Elixir (+ releases)
Post by: Sioux City Dynamo on May 30, 2013, 12:21:50 AM
Hi Pod,

I am not familiar with these characters but I really like the skins and skopes!!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Elixir (+ releases)
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on June 03, 2013, 03:32:19 PM
i am really behind on my comix reading so i don't really know all these new x-men, but the skins and skopes look awesome. you and windblown make a good team.
Title: Pod skins...Trance
Post by: Podmark on June 11, 2013, 02:14:04 AM
New preview today:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/TrancePrev_zps434e9171.jpg)

The New X-Men Trance, a mutant with the power of an astral form. Another character that the majority of you won't recognize, but she'd been largely a background character outside an arc or two of X-Men Legacy and couple other places. Three skins: her Paragons training squad outfit, her New X-Men uniform as depicted in X-Men First to Last, and her astral form. I'm was reallly pleased with her Paragons skin, probably one of my favorite skins in recent memory.

The skope of course is by the one of a kind WindBlown.

More to come soon.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Trance
Post by: BentonGrey on June 11, 2013, 02:15:33 AM
Wow, nice skins Pod, but really, I think the standout feature here is the face work.  Great work man!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Trance
Post by: billdamn22 on June 11, 2013, 03:10:00 AM
Agreed! The face work is very well done. I don't have a clue as to who half of the characters are you have been skinning, but that doesn't take away from the great work that you do. You are making me want to pick up some comics! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Trance
Post by: detourne_me on June 11, 2013, 07:17:14 AM
i've got to echo the compliments on the face work.
the subtle shading is just amazing!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Trance
Post by: AfghanAnt on June 11, 2013, 10:39:32 AM
I'm really digging the colors and the astral form looks amazing.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Trance
Post by: martialstorm on June 11, 2013, 05:47:03 PM
Another great set of skins, love the face as well as the costume variants  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Trance
Post by: laughing paradox on June 11, 2013, 11:01:51 PM
Trance looks awesome! I dig that first costume the most.. great work on it.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Trance
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 11, 2013, 11:43:00 PM
You continue to impress Pod, your facial work is continuing to improve.
Title: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: Podmark on June 21, 2013, 03:49:40 AM
Today I bring you another X-Men student, Wind Dancer:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/WindDancer_prev_zps64bca798.jpg)

Wind Dancer was a mutant with control of the wind. She was a main character in New X-Men until her depowering following House of M. Afterwards she became a New Warrior with tech based powers under the name Renascence. Maybe one day I'll skin that look too.

Wind Dancer is on a skope by Windblown and I understand she is one of his favorites. So thank you again and I hope you enjoy the skin.


Took a break from skinning this past week to play The Last Of Us (great game, highly recommended), but I'll be back to skinning now. I hope to release Trance and Wind Dancer this weekend. Next skins will probably be Mercury and Rocket Raccoon.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 21, 2013, 04:08:18 AM
Another great skin Pod. I look forward to seeing Rocket Raccoon.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: martialstorm on June 21, 2013, 10:31:31 AM
Very nice  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: ghazkul on June 21, 2013, 01:14:08 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: BigD on June 21, 2013, 05:54:16 PM
I agree with Cyber Burn on his comment Podmark ^_^, I also am looking forward to seeing Rocket Raccoon in his finished version format and furthermore I hope he comes out looking awesome for all of us to see :). I hope he has a great look to himself when you're done with the finishing touches ^_^, and I hope it's for either :ff:, :ffvstr: or maybe even both but if not I'll just wait on him and maybe admire him from the preview pictures of old RR himself when they come out :mellow:. Let me know when Rocket Raccoon has arrived, and I will think about adding him to my team roster if I can :mellow:. Stay cool, peace out and I'll CUL8TR ;).

BigD
:cool:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: Podmark on June 22, 2013, 09:29:57 PM
Thanks guys.
Wind Dancer and Trance are available. Now!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 22, 2013, 10:14:56 PM
I sooo can't wait till I get home from vacation so I can get my hands on these.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: windblown on June 23, 2013, 02:57:10 PM
Wind Dancer is on a skope by Windblown and I understand she is one of his favorites. So thank you again and I hope you enjoy the skin.

Of course I do, itís a very beautiful skin :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on July 03, 2013, 02:16:02 PM
you guys make a awesome team up combo. i really cant wait to see what is in store for us next.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: laughing paradox on July 04, 2013, 11:57:44 PM
Wind Dancer came out great. I like how young and happy her face appears.
Title: Pod skins...Mercury
Post by: Podmark on July 11, 2013, 05:01:22 AM
Been awhile, but I have a new skin:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/MercuryPrev_zpsae9cfbb2.jpg)
Mercury of the New X-Men, on a simply amazing skope by Windblown. Seriously this skope has a whole bunch of super cool T1000-esque moves.
First two are reskins, and the last one is a new skin.

The last few weeks have been quite busy with non-skinning things, but they've finally settled down. The most relevant bit is that I now have a new desktop computer replacing my 4 year old laptop. Along with it I picked up two monitors which will help with skinning as I can have ref pics or nifskope on one side and skin on the other.


Read the latest Young Avengers today and my favorite New X-Men David Alleyne aka Prodigy joined the team in that issue. Quite the accomplishment for a character I was worried would be stuck in limbo for the rest of his existence. I'm enjoying the series so far, especially Kid Loki, and David is handled pretty well in it. So expect some new and updated Prodigy skins in the near future, and maybe even of his new friends too  :cool:

But first...Rocket Raccoon.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mercury
Post by: spydermann93 on July 11, 2013, 07:26:59 AM
But first...Rocket Raccoon.

Other than the skins and Windblown's skope, this line was probably the best thing in your post :P
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mercury
Post by: Cyber Burn on July 11, 2013, 01:16:58 PM
As always, these are some beautiful skins Pod. You continue to improve, and your evolution as an artist has been a joy to watch. I may not really be a fan of Rocket Raccoon, but I do eagerly await the finished result.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mercury
Post by: BigD on July 11, 2013, 02:59:05 PM
I agree with Cyber Burn on this one with his comment ^_^, you have some great yet beautiful skins Podmark or should I say Pod and besides that I just wanted to let you and everyone else know that I'm a fan of Rocket Raccoon along with all of the MARVEL superheroes that we all know such as the X-MEN, SPIDER-MAN, THE AVENGERS, DOCTOR STRANGE and many more :D. I really like what you did with the skin of Mercury, she looks so cool yet awesome and furthermore I like the way she looks with the metallic style look for her and above all her costumes look great :thumbup:. Outstanding job on Mercury Pod :lol:, I hope Rocket Raccoon will be ready in no time when you get to him and I hope he comes out perfectly well created for us to enjoy having him on the :ff: character lineup roster :). One more thing Pod, let me know when he is ready for action or should I say ready to be downloaded and played with for any of the versions of :ff:. Until next time Pod and everyone, bring on some more of your latest meshes and skins in the form of releases and I hope they are good ones :D. CUL8TR ;)!

BigD
:cool:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mercury
Post by: windblown on July 11, 2013, 10:59:34 PM
Those skins are awesome! :thumbup: Mercury looks absolutely perfect.

By the way, I also liked the way Prodigy was introduced in the Young Avengers cast, and Iím enjoying Kid Loki too (a lot more than I thought I would).
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mercury
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on July 16, 2013, 02:09:33 PM
i like seeing all these characters that i havent seen before being made for freedom force. it brings new life to the game.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mercury
Post by: murs47 on July 22, 2013, 04:05:28 PM
You and windblown have become an awesome duo! The most awesome duo, perhaps?
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mercury
Post by: Sioux City Dynamo on July 25, 2013, 01:44:26 AM
Very nice work Pod!  If you and Windblown keep this up, I may have to go to using X women in the danger room exclusively!!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mercury
Post by: BentonGrey on July 25, 2013, 03:27:36 AM
Yep, you and WB make a fantastic team.  Great work Pod!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mercury
Post by: Podmark on August 03, 2013, 08:47:14 PM
Mercury is released! Kinda forgot about her...

Progress on Rocket continues slowly.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mercury
Post by: detourne_me on August 03, 2013, 10:09:51 PM
dude... Mercury is fantastic! Your skinning has really taken off lately,   the smoothness in the highlighting and shadows is just great.
and Windblown...man.... how do you do these things?
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mercury
Post by: BigD on August 04, 2013, 05:25:44 AM
Okay Podmark :D, I got the word that the progress on Rocket Raccoon is going well slowly and above all I'm hoping that you will have the final result of Rocket Raccoon himself soon enough along with some official previews of the mesh of himself. I just wanted to say however you are doing the design on RR himself, but I hope that you are doing an excellent job on RR himself.  I hope that you get Rocket Raccoon squared away so that we can see the finished product version of himself, and I do hope that you will have previews of him for us to check out soon enough. Until we meet again everyone, CUL8TR ;)!

BigD
:cool:
Title: Pod skins...Marvel's Greatest Duo!
Post by: Podmark on September 02, 2013, 08:53:06 PM
DC has Batman and Robin. Marvel has a talking raccoon and tree:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/RocketRaccoonPrev_zps56fde2be.jpg)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/GrootPrev_zps91cb2a8d.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/RRGunsPrev_zpsc43bba6f.jpg)

Rocket Raccoon and Groot. Fan favorite members of the modern Guardians of the Galaxy, and soon to be stars of the upcoming film of the same name (voiced by Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel respectively).

These were a challenging set of skins. Rocket because he was a small raccoon and had tons of extras to skin, Groot because he was based on the Ent mesh which is mirrored and tricky to skin, and I couldn't figure out how to skope on any extras. I was also very busy with non-skinning things so this set just took forever to complete. I'm very happy that these two are now part of Freedom Force, I'd been wanting to skin them for a long time.

When I was first reading Annihilation Conquest I thought both of these characters were pretty dumb, particularly Rocket. And when the lineup for the spinoff book Guardians was announced and those two were on it I was pretty disappointed. But a funny thing happened along the way and I became big fans of the two of them, especially Groot. Along with Starlord those two are the essential Guardians of the Galaxy for me.

Windblown has been sending me tons of great stuff so back to skinning for me.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Marvel's Greatest Duo!
Post by: ghazkul on September 02, 2013, 10:36:03 PM
I AM GROOT!

Fantastic!

Are you doing starlord to?
Title: Re: Pod skins...Marvel's Greatest Duo!
Post by: spydermann93 on September 02, 2013, 10:50:39 PM
I AM GROOT!

[that means 'I love you  :wub: :wub: :wub:']

Now, when will these two be up for some shootin' an' bashin', eh? :gbthungry
Title: Re: Pod skins...Marvel's Greatest Duo!
Post by: laughing paradox on September 02, 2013, 11:36:10 PM
Pod! Dude!

These are SO good! I was just talking to Prem about how much I enjoy seeing your skinning work improving in this past year. You've really stepped it up.

Rocket Raccoon is my particular favorite here, but Groot looks awesome too. You should be very proud of this work.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Marvel's Greatest Duo!
Post by: BigD on September 03, 2013, 12:18:20 AM
Hey Podmark :lol:, or should I say Pod for short. All I can say about your latest yet greatest and best designs of Groot and Rocket Raccoon themselves in the words of Mr. Charles Montgomery Burns from THE SIMPSONS, and I quote "Excellent!" :thumbup:. I really like the way Groot looks Pod, and above all I do like Rocket Raccoon who you just finally released while I was waiting patiently for him to arrive which I really like plus I also like the three costumes that are included with him which I so admire big-time with all my heart :wub:, and above all I was hoping to play with them on one of my versions of :ff: depending on if these two characters aka Groot and Rocket Raccoon themselves are for either :ff: or :ffvstr: Pod. I wonder if you had just released them or they're just previews for us to expect the arrival of these two Guardians of the Galaxy so that we can download them, or did they just arrive for us so that we can download them and play with them in the DANGER ROOM for us to enjoy. I'm glad you're showing us the final product version of the two Guardians of the Galaxy known as Groot and Rocket Raccoon, and again Pod I do really like them very much. Anyways Pod, great job above all please do keep up the good work and I do hope that you bring us more of our favorite heroes and/or villains to HEROFORCE for us to play on either version of :ff:. Until we meet again Pod including all of you out there, CUL8TR ;)!

BigD
:cool:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Marvel's Greatest Duo!
Post by: Starman on September 03, 2013, 02:28:44 AM
I've been playing Freedom Force on and off for years ... I always put it down but continue lurking around the boards to see what new characters people come up with, and it's pieces of work like Groot and Rocket Raccoon that really twist my arm and make me pick up the game again.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Marvel's Greatest Duo!
Post by: Podmark on September 03, 2013, 05:53:35 AM
Thanks guys. I'll have these uploaded soon enough, maybe later this week.

Are you doing starlord to?

He's on my list, but nothing immediate. I'll need a skope for Star-Lord (http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/5/52246/1858439-starlord_01.jpg) though.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Marvel's Greatest Duo!
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on September 03, 2013, 02:20:01 PM
you did some amazing skins for these podmark, seriously sweet. I look forward to seeing you fill out the team
Title: Re: Pod skins...Marvel's Greatest Duo!
Post by: windblown on September 04, 2013, 12:14:57 AM
Both of them look really amazing.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Marvel's Greatest Duo!
Post by: detourne_me on September 04, 2013, 05:11:06 PM
These skins look absolutely fantastic Pod!
I'm looking forward to seeing what else you've got coming.
I might take a crack at a Starlord skope for you too.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Marvel's Greatest Duo!
Post by: BentonGrey on September 05, 2013, 01:54:41 AM
Ohh wow!  Pod, these are two of the coolest things you've made, man.  I can only imagine how challenging RR must have been.  They both look fantastic, and the furry face of RR is particularly impressive. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Marvel's Greatest Duo!
Post by: Podmark on September 05, 2013, 04:20:49 AM
I might take a crack at a Starlord skope for you too.

That would be awesome! Let me know if you need any reference pics or anything.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Marvel's Greatest Duo!
Post by: billdamn22 on September 05, 2013, 02:04:16 PM
Wow! Just wow! Those are awesome!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Marvel's Greatest Duo!
Post by: AfghanAnt on September 05, 2013, 04:56:34 PM
Awesome Poddy. Plan on doing any of the other Guardians to make it a full set?
Title: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: Podmark on September 05, 2013, 11:43:44 PM
Awesome Poddy. Plan on doing any of the other Guardians to make it a full set?

Well I'll definitely skin Star-Lord at some point. I'd be interested in doing more of them but it would be after I get through some other stuff.

---

Was reading Infinity yesterday and decided to do another preview:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/CaptainUniversePrev_zps51cc08da.jpg)

This is the newest Captain Universe, a recent recruit of the Avengers over in the current run by writer Jonathan Hickman. She's a curious character. A heavily traumatized woman playing host to the personification of the universe, incredibly powerful, and one of those characters that knows more than she's saying. Kinda reminds me of Drusilla from Buffy. An interesting character with a nice design.

I actually did this skin ages ago. It was going to be part of a set, but I never finished it. With Infinity going on I thought it was finally time to show it off. 

Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 06, 2013, 01:10:40 AM
Pod, Rocket Raccoon turned out just fantastic. That looks to be a great skope by DM as well. You just keep getting better and better.
Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: Podmark on September 06, 2013, 03:36:45 AM
Good to see you Cyber. Glad you like Rocket.
Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 06, 2013, 01:21:27 PM
I'm glad to be back Pod, it just felt like something was missing by not being here.

As for your RR skins, would it be possible to do one with the red eyes that are shown in your Avatar pic? I would love to see how that looks on a skin.
Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: Jimaras8 on September 06, 2013, 03:22:59 PM
Finally some Krutacking Raccoon Podmark. When are you gonna release those man?
Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: cmdrkoenig67 on September 06, 2013, 09:34:29 PM
Pod,

Rocket Raccoon and Groot look fantastic!  I love 'em!

Dana
Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: Podmark on September 06, 2013, 11:13:59 PM
As for your RR skins, would it be possible to do one with the red eyes that are shown in your Avatar pic? I would love to see how that looks on a skin.

Hmm, I think I could swing that. Artists draw Rocket differently. My version is based on Timothy Green III's art from the Rocket Raccoon and Groot backups in the Annihilators minis. I liked how he looked in that one.

Finally some Krutacking Raccoon Podmark. When are you gonna release those man?

Maybe this weekend.
Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: BigD on September 06, 2013, 11:33:33 PM
Okay then Pod :lol:, I'll be waiting patiently for their arrival during the weekend and I do hope that the arrival of them in the form of the release of Rocket Raccoon and/or Groot plus again Pod I really like both Rocket Raccoon and Groot very much big time and I think they make great pair of teammates above all they both look fantastic in the way you designed them :). Great job plus excellent work on both Rocket Raccoon (RR) and Groot themselves Pod :thumbup:, I do hope that you bring us more releases in the form of your latest characters and I do hope that you continue to keep up the good work ;).

BigD
:cool:

P.S. I'm hoping and/or still hoping that both Rocket Raccoon and Groot are either for :ff: or :ffvstr:, and I do hope that you let me know along with the others about it when they are released.
Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: Podmark on September 07, 2013, 12:00:17 AM
P.S. I'm hoping and/or still hoping that both Rocket Raccoon and Groot are either for :ff: or :ffvstr:, and I do hope that you let me know along with the others about it when they are released.

Sorry forgot to answer this one. The answer is...I'm not sure  :unsure: . Detourne_Me sent me the RR skope and Groot is just on the Ent mesh. I don't have  :ff: installed anymore so I can't really test.
Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: BigD on September 07, 2013, 04:01:25 AM
I understand respectfully Pod :mellow:, I'll just do the testing for you on whichever version of :ff: I have on my computer depending on if it's the first one which is :ff: or :ffvstr:. Thanks anyway for answering for me Pod ^_^, and I still do hope that you will keep up the good work despite not having any version of :ff: installed on your computer one way or another ;). Peace out, and I'll see you all later :)!

BigD
:cool:
Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: Podmark on September 07, 2013, 07:56:40 PM
As for your RR skins, would it be possible to do one with the red eyes that are shown in your Avatar pic? I would love to see how that looks on a skin.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/RRredeyes_zps6642f158.jpg)

Rocket with red eyes. I'll include it as an alternate tga. You'll just have to rename it.
Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: BigD on September 07, 2013, 09:02:28 PM
I really like the alternate version of Rocket Raccoon with the red eyes in the form of the alternate tga Pod :thumbup:, and above all it looks like he's about to express his rage judging by those red eyes upon attacking his enemies with that look plus it does look like your avatar picture as well ^_^. So far so good Pod :D, you did a great job adding along with including an alternate tga possibly with the other ones as well and also I do hope that the finished versions of Rocket Raccoon (RR) himself along with Groot will be up for grabs in the form of a download when they arrive in the form of a release together Pod :lol:. Keep up the good work Pod, peace out and I'll CUL8TR ;)!

BigD
:cool:
Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 08, 2013, 01:19:32 AM
That is awesome Pod, thank you!
Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: Podmark on September 08, 2013, 02:13:50 AM
Rocket Raccoon, Groot and Captain Universe have now been released. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: BigD on September 08, 2013, 03:15:04 AM
Thank you very much Pod :lol:, I really like the way they look in their final design look and above all they are excellent :thumbup:. I just started to download them today and/or tonight Pod :o, and I had just got them now :D. I will test them out to see if they work out for me one way or another :). Great job 100% Podmark  ^_^! Until we meet again with the others Pod, peace out and keep up the good work ;).

BigD
:cool:
Title: Re: Pod skins...the Universe
Post by: Outcast on September 11, 2013, 03:15:11 PM
Hey great job on these latest skins of yours Podmark. Rocket Raccoon must have been very hard to do.. :)
Title: Pod skins...Electro
Post by: Podmark on September 14, 2013, 03:55:08 AM
Way back in December and January I was working on a couple of skin sets. I got busy with other skins so it took some time to finish them, but I completed one of them this week. I give you my Electro retrospective:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ElectroPrev_zps1ce0fed2.jpg~original)

And the Ultimate Electro:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ElectroUltPrev_zps10401b1d.jpg)

First is the classic Electro costume. It's a goofy look but probably his best costume. Electro is one of those villains who works alright as a mook but isn't all that interesting in of himself, at least that way he's always come off to me. Good for filler in a Sinister Six.

Next is the blue/white costume that I think was designed by John Bryne for Spider-Man Chapter One. When I first saw it it was in a comic by John Romita Jr and it looked awesome. This was near when I first started reading comics regularly and as I saw more images of it I've come to see it as kinda terrible. It's very bland and generic. I'm not against the idea of a different colour scheme for Electro, and blue and white are a good fit for him, but this costume needs a little something more.
This is the third time I've skinned this version.

The third costume here was worn during the opening arc of New Avengers volume 1 by David Finch. I appreciate trying to do something new with his costume but like the Bryne costume this one is too simple and boring.

Fourth is the costume from Mark Miller's run on Marvel Knights Spider-Man designed by Terry Dodson. I like this one, the tech looking boots and gauntlets add some visual interest to the costume and the darker green looks nice. However this look was maddeningly inconsistent. Every shot of the gauntlets and boots was either too vague, far away, or different looking. I mostly just made up the design for my skin. Dodson is really bad for that - not an artist I like to use for reference pictures.
This was the skin that was holding up this set. For a long time I wasn't sure if I was going to do it or not. I was iffy on how to do the gauntlets and whether they needed skoped parts or not but ultimately decided to skin them on.

Next we have the current costume, first created for The Gauntlet arc with art by Paul Azaceta. This one just doesn't work for me. Just seems like a bit of a mis-mash of elements and looks too much like clothes. Also the star on his head just confused me. Is it a tattoo? A scar? Part of the costume? I don't know. Some artists do make this look pretty decent but that is true for almost every costume.
I do really like the little lightning bolt cut into the collar. That's neat.

And the last skin from the mainstream set is the Anti-Matter version depicted briefly in a recent issue of Avenging Spider-Man with art by Marco Checchetto. It looked kinda cool in his art, but it's nothing special, just created for a specific scene when Electro got a temporary power up to fight Thor. I did this skin on a lark. The form will probably never be used again in the comics but it was really easy to put together. This was the last skin created for this set.

Lastly we have the designs from the Ultimate universe. I've skinned both of these before. I kinda like the first design, but it really doesn't feel like Electro. I like the contrast of a dark costume with collar over the glowing orange face, and I like the lightning bolt cut of the suit. It's a little bland but otherwise I like it...but maybe not for Electro.

The second design is really just his full electric form, but artists started to use it exclusively for Electro as Ultimate Spider-Man went on. I don't have a problem with Electro having another form, but as his only look it's far too boring.


I did this set at a time when my skinning interest was at an all time low and I wanted something nice and simple to work on to try and get me back in the game. And as a bonus it included reskins (I'm always happy to bring older skins up to my current level), and it included the current costume as I'd been trying to put together a set of the newer villain looks.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Electro
Post by: WyldFyre on September 14, 2013, 12:16:00 PM
These are really great Pod.  I like the classic look best (although more from a Silver Age bias than anything else).

I sometimes wonder what the artists are thinking though.  I mean if you want to put your own mark on a character, make it pop.  Street clothes, or just changing the lightning bolt patterns seems a little lazy. 

I like the blue and white as well but, like you say, it seems to be missing something. 

Back to your work though, I think that you give the costumes a great look. You are a great skinner and I envy your ability.  Thank you for all the great toys you have made, and continue to make, for these little games.

"For Freedom"
Title: Re: Pod skins...Electro
Post by: windblown on September 17, 2013, 10:43:53 PM
Very nice! I didnít know that Electro had had so many costumes.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Electro
Post by: Outcast on September 18, 2013, 03:18:57 PM
Great set of Electro skins Podmark.  :)

But did Electro have that plain black look/costume before? :huh:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Electro
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on September 18, 2013, 09:52:45 PM
Very nice! I didnít know that Electro had had so many costumes.

you always impress with some seriously sweet skins podmark, like windblown, i didn't realize that electro had so many different costumes
Title: Re: Pod skins...Electro
Post by: Podmark on September 19, 2013, 03:36:23 AM
Well I'm very much a completest. I love seeing how a character has changed looks over the years. Whenever I see a character get a new costume I am very much interested.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Electro
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 19, 2013, 03:52:09 AM
Well I'm very much a completest. I love seeing how a character has changed looks over the years. Whenever I see a character get a new costume I am very much interested.

That is something that I very much appreciate.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Electro
Post by: martialstorm on September 20, 2013, 08:43:51 AM
Great Electros and Rocket Pod  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Electro
Post by: Podmark on September 22, 2013, 08:59:30 PM
8 Electro skins now available at Hero Force.

But did Electro have that plain black look/costume before? :huh:

It's a form he had briefly in a recent issue of Avenging Spider-Man.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Electro
Post by: Outcast on September 25, 2013, 03:17:34 PM
Thanks for answering that Podmark. Sorry for the late response (I was preoccupied with some other stuff). I did find a reference picture for that look after a google search.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Electro
Post by: Ash4fire on September 25, 2013, 05:51:18 PM
love your Work !!!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Electro
Post by: Skerdilajd Shehi on September 30, 2013, 07:28:11 PM
i lover your work bro but its awesome when i play with my spidey character battling on the street of new york but later i'm going to work with Anansi! an character were you going to know him will be origins story!  :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Title: Pod skins...Surge
Post by: Podmark on October 27, 2013, 12:42:55 AM
Today I preview skins of the New X-Men's Surge:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/SurgeSetPrev_zpsd24ce1dd.jpg~original)

Nori Ashida is a Japanese mutant who absorbs electricity and discharges it as electrical blasts or super speed. She entered the Xavier school at the tail end of Morrison's run and has been with the X-Men ever since. She served as the leader if her squad during the Chris Yost and Craig Kyle written issues of New X-Men. Surge is one of my favorite characters among the teen X-Men. She has a really nice design and cool powers. Sadly she hasn't been used extensively since the New X-Men series ended.

This set is brought to you by Windblown who put together another of his awesome skopes. Also a big thanks to Tomato for modelling the hair used in the last two skins. He actually made that for me over a year ago but it wasn't until now that I was able to have a proper skope and finally finish the skins. It's great to be a community with helpful member like these two.

Title: Re: Pod skins...Surge
Post by: Cyber Burn on October 27, 2013, 07:52:38 PM
Excellent skin set Pod, and I agree, it's really great to see collaboration among our community's members, there have been some truly outstanding results.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Surge
Post by: naitvalis on October 29, 2013, 06:27:41 PM
very nice and rich assortment of skins for this character Pod!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Surge
Post by: laughing paradox on October 30, 2013, 06:09:46 PM
Surge looks so good! Nice work on her, Pod. And great skope by Windblown. I love all the little detailed differences from each look.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Surge
Post by: BentonGrey on October 30, 2013, 08:22:05 PM
Wow, you are really skinning the HECK out of these characters, Pod!  These are wonderful skins and skopes you and WB are putting together.
Title: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: Podmark on November 22, 2013, 03:21:58 AM
The Pod skins...
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/CypherPrev_zpsc9f6e503.jpg~original)

Today we have Cypher in his original and modern New Mutants costumes, his X-Force duds, and the alternate reality Warlock from Age of X. All on a nice skope by Windblown with great hair.

Doug Ramsey was brought back to life a few years ago in the Necrosha storyline. He'll be appearing in the upcoming All New X-Factor title.
You know I really don't have much to say about Doug Ramsey...

More (http://marvel.wikia.com/Eva_Bell_(Earth-616)) skins coming soon. I'm delaying Surge's release for a bit.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: BentonGrey on November 22, 2013, 04:57:05 AM
Haha, you don't have much to say about him, but you made four beautiful skins.  Lovely work, Pod.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: detourne_me on November 22, 2013, 08:30:10 AM
Looking good Pod!
now how can I simulate a polyglot in FF? heh.

You're right,  that skope does look good, especially the hair.  You could even say that the hair looks a little... :cool: windblown.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: AfghanAnt on November 22, 2013, 02:11:46 PM
These look great and I'm happy to see Age of X skins because I loved that storyline. I had no clue Dougie was in X-Force but it makes sense given he would be able to broker intel and read body language.


now how can I simulate a polyglot in FF? heh.
It seems since his return his powers have evolved into a mix of Tao and Midnighter.
I would give him the following attributes...

For Power and Skills:
A couple of melees, a direct low mental blank (to calm opponents), a direct low berserk/rage (to anger opponents), a direct low hypnotize (to change an opponents mind), and a passive defense to avoid melee crushing and piercing attacks (again to aid in body language reading skills)
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: Cyber Burn on November 23, 2013, 12:53:02 AM
Loved the Cypher character when I was younger, very pleased to see this done. Great job guys.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: detourne_me on November 23, 2013, 04:20:16 AM
Solid advice! Thanks AA!

Looking forward to the release Pod!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: Podmark on November 23, 2013, 04:34:41 AM
These look great and I'm happy to see Age of X skins because I loved that storyline. I had no clue Dougie was in X-Force but it makes sense given he would be able to broker intel and read body language.

Yeah Age of X was neat, and had some really cool designs. I'll be skinning Hellion AoX design too, and there's always the possibility of more.

Doug only served one mission with X-Force. It was during Second Coming where 20,000 Nimrods were coming through a portal to the future to kill Hope and the X-Men. X-Force was sent to escort Cypher into the future to shut them down.

Those are some great ideas for powers AA. I can only remember one story, Necrosha, where he was that effective in combat.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: AfghanAnt on November 23, 2013, 05:12:20 AM
These look great and I'm happy to see Age of X skins because I loved that storyline. I had no clue Dougie was in X-Force but it makes sense given he would be able to broker intel and read body language.

Yeah Age of X was neat, and had some really cool designs. I'll be skinning Hellion AoX design too, and there's always the possibility of more.

Doug only served one mission with X-Force. It was during Second Coming where 20,000 Nimrods were coming through a portal to the future to kill Hope and the X-Men. X-Force was sent to escort Cypher into the future to shut them down.

Those are some great ideas for powers AA. I can only remember one story, Necrosha, where he was that effective in combat.

In an issue of New Mutants he took down all of teammates that way.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: Podmark on November 23, 2013, 05:27:29 AM
In an issue of New Mutants he took down all of teammates that way.

Yeah that was the Necrosha tie-in issues of New Mutants, unless there's another one. It was very impressive.
The way he was resurrected was a combination of magic and the Transmode Virus. Following the event he no longer showed signs of the Transmode virus, though I've never been certain if he lost those abilities. It be have been the virus that made him so effective in combat. I was never certain and I haven't read much of the recent New Mutants run past Second Coming.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: Podmark on November 25, 2013, 02:38:04 AM
Alright, go download yourself a Cypher:
http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/podmark.html
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: Figure Fan on November 25, 2013, 06:32:33 AM
Nice Cypher skins, Pod. The seams on the second costume are really crisp.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: detourne_me on November 25, 2013, 11:38:15 AM
oh man,  i'm getting a corrupted nif file... is it just me?
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: Cyber Burn on November 25, 2013, 02:09:43 PM
I just downloaded this, it downloaded fine, but would not install. I also tried to open the nif from the zip file (Which I do a lot) and got and an error messege stating that:

"Windows cannot complete the extraction. The destination file could not be created."
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: Podmark on November 26, 2013, 01:35:42 AM
Sorry guys, give it another try. I've reuploaded the file and it's working for me so here's hoping.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: vorelliwiseau on November 26, 2013, 03:49:27 AM
Working now on CTool and Nifskope, for me at least. Crisp skin work there, Pod!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: detourne_me on November 26, 2013, 12:51:42 PM
Thanks again Podmark! This is great stuff!
I'm hoping some of the female New Mutants are coming down the line, too. ::)
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: Podmark on November 27, 2013, 01:32:59 AM
I'm hoping some of the female New Mutants are coming down the line, too. ::)

I'm sure I'll get to them eventually. Nothing immediate though.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Cypher
Post by: laughing paradox on November 27, 2013, 09:53:17 PM
Cypher looks great. I really like that hair piece.
Title: Pod skins...Tempus
Post by: Podmark on November 30, 2013, 09:56:35 PM
Time for another member of the Uncanny X-Men!
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/TempusPrev1_zpsfda631df.jpg)

Eva Bell was the first of the New Xavier School students introduced. She has the power to create bubbles that freeze time. She's my favorite of the students mostly because she has a cool design, particularly the hair.

The skope is another of the great creations of Windblown, and includes some pretty cool hair.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Tempus
Post by: AfghanAnt on November 30, 2013, 10:01:24 PM
I'm so glad to see her done. She is one of my fav new characters in comics.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Tempus
Post by: ghazkul on December 01, 2013, 12:22:24 AM
Looking amazing!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Tempus
Post by: detourne_me on December 01, 2013, 07:04:32 AM
 :thumbup: :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Tempus
Post by: windblown on December 01, 2013, 12:19:38 PM
She looks absolutely perfect. Tempus is my favorite of the new bunch of students too.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Tempus
Post by: BentonGrey on December 09, 2013, 04:11:42 AM
Ohh, nice skins, Pod, and you're right, she does have some nice looks.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Tempus
Post by: Podmark on December 22, 2013, 02:40:31 AM
Early Christmas present up at HF everyone! Tempus is available now.

I hope to have some more previews up in the next couple weeks.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Tempus
Post by: windblown on December 22, 2013, 03:15:55 PM
:thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Tempus
Post by: detourne_me on December 23, 2013, 08:56:59 AM
That's great! She is probably the breakout star of the book....but then there is GOLDBALLS!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Tempus
Post by: Cyber Burn on December 23, 2013, 11:59:25 PM
Haven't read a new X-Book in forever, but I am really loving the collaborations between you and Windblown.

That's great! She is probably the breakout star of the book....but then there is GOLDBALLS!

GOLDBALLS??? What the heck?
Title: Re: Pod skins...Tempus
Post by: windblown on December 24, 2013, 01:23:56 AM
That's great! She is probably the breakout star of the book....but then there is GOLDBALLS!

GOLDBALLS??? What the heck?

I'm waiting patiently for Goldballs to get a costume to skope him.
Title: Merry Christmas from Oya and the Jean Grey School!
Post by: Podmark on December 24, 2013, 06:22:06 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Today I bring you new X-Men previews!

First up Generation Hope and Wolverine And The X-Men regular Oya:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/OyaPreview_zps9024f1ae.jpg)

Idie is a teen mutant with the power of thermokinesis allowing her to project heat and cold. She was one of the five new mutants following Hope Summers arrival into the present, the first since the Scarlet Witch declared "No more mutants". She was part of Hope's team as the Five Lights in Generation Hope until the Schism between Cyclops' X-Men and Wolverine's, where she went with the latter to his newly opened Jean Grey School.
Idie comes from a village in Nigeria and she has a different perspective on things.

Once again this excellent skope has been brought to you by Windblown. Thanks Windblown!

For a long time I wasn't sure how I was going to handle the students from Wolverine And The X-Men because they only wore school uniforms. Usually I don't skin civilian clothes but these kids just weren't getting cotumes so what to do? Finally Windblown made the choice for me with his Idie skope. So now I have a female Jean Grey School uniform, so might as well update my recent female JGS students:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/JGS-GirlsPrev_zps9de315d8.jpg~original)
New skins for Bling!, Mercury, Pixe, Surge, and Trance. And this is why I was holding off releasing Surge.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas from Oya and the Jean Grey School!
Post by: detourne_me on December 24, 2013, 07:42:05 AM
Fantastic work Pod and Windblown. The updated school uniform skins are looking great too.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas from Oya and the Jean Grey School!
Post by: spydermann93 on December 24, 2013, 08:10:23 AM
My mind just deflated.

Too much Awesome caused too much pressure and my brain popped.

RIP
Title: Re: Merry Christmas from Oya and the Jean Grey School!
Post by: laughing paradox on December 24, 2013, 04:24:17 PM
Oya looks real sweet. I like your seam and shadow work on her first costume.

It's nice to see all the students in their student uniforms. They all look really distinct and their faces look great! Great job on them, Pod and WB.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas from Oya and the Jean Grey School!
Post by: Cyber Burn on December 24, 2013, 05:03:20 PM
I have to agree, that first costume for Oya...Just, WOW. I like the other uniforms as well, but that first costume is just...WOW.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas from Oya and the Jean Grey School!
Post by: vorelliwiseau on December 26, 2013, 12:44:05 PM
I love your skinning work, Podmark, particularly their faces! I dunno if it's just me, but every one of the JGS students look wonderfully unique from each other. Someday I hope to that display that much detail when I skin stuff.

Oya looks awesome, too! Just look at her rocking that 'fro!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas from Oya and the Jean Grey School!
Post by: AfghanAnt on December 30, 2013, 12:13:17 AM
I thought I already commented on this but I really love the skope and the school girl uniform is superb.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas from Oya and the Jean Grey School!
Post by: windblown on December 31, 2013, 03:06:46 PM
Awesome. I love how different they look even with the same uniform.
Title: Re: Merry Christmas from Oya and the Jean Grey School!
Post by: Podmark on January 27, 2014, 03:45:18 AM
Hey everybody!
It took forever but I just uploaded Oya, Surge, and the new skins for Bling, Mercury, Pixie and Trance! Cheers!  :thumbup:

More fun stuff coming soon!
Title: Re: Merry Christmas from Oya and the Jean Grey School!
Post by: Cyber Burn on January 28, 2014, 12:20:48 AM
Hey everybody!
It took forever but I just uploaded Oya, Surge, and the new skins for Bling, Mercury, Pixie and Trance! Cheers!  :thumbup:

More fun stuff coming soon!

Looking forward to seeing what else is on the horizon.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Merry Christmas from Oya and the Jean Grey School!
Post by: windblown on January 28, 2014, 12:52:44 AM
Great!! :thumbup:
Title: The last Hope of mutant kind
Post by: Podmark on January 31, 2014, 01:50:35 AM
Today I bring you Hope Summers (one of many female X-Men who seem to hate code names  :wacko:)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/HopePrev_zpsd14f9cc9.jpg)
Three costumes. First is the one from the last arc of the Cable ongoing. Next her most notable costume that debuted in Second Coming and is still used today. Lastly her briefly worn Phoenix costume from the end of AvX.

Those of you who follow the Hexing thread will have seen this skope previewed by my good friend Windblown. Thanks again Windblown.

I'm a fan of Hope, but I find her under used since AvX. She still hasn't met young Jean yet!

Title: Re: The last Hope of mutant kind
Post by: Tomato on January 31, 2014, 02:50:18 AM
my response to the title of this thread: Boo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEolVTexx_s&list=PLtonDpyGzZkCVGd-7KlekgzazwLEpO23A).

Great skin though. I'm still "meh" on the character, but it feels like we should have her, I guess.
Title: Re: The last Hope of mutant kind
Post by: Outcast on January 31, 2014, 04:36:03 AM
I like the skin, face, skope/mesh, and costume. Looks great to me. :thumbup:
Title: Re: The last Hope of mutant kind
Post by: Bloodshadow on January 31, 2014, 04:47:09 AM
I've been waiting a long time hoping you would make Hope :P
She looks great as do all your other students,just plain awesome stuff Pod! :cool:
Title: Re: The last Hope of mutant kind
Post by: laughing paradox on February 01, 2014, 04:10:32 AM
Hope looks great. I like how young her face looks.

I think her 'classic' look is the best, design-wise. That blue costume looks like a mix of X-men and Tron.
Title: Re: The last Hope of mutant kind
Post by: naitvalis on February 01, 2014, 07:44:07 AM
beautyful skins here Pod! my knowledge of "Summers" stop to cyclop and havok, i really must update my data...
Title: Re: The last Hope of mutant kind
Post by: Jimaras8 on February 01, 2014, 05:04:28 PM
Not fan of the character, fan of the skope nevertheless!!
Title: Re: The last Hope of mutant kind
Post by: Sioux City Dynamo on February 01, 2014, 05:19:15 PM
Very nice!  I always love your X-men characters.
Title: Re: The last Hope of mutant kind
Post by: AfghanAnt on February 02, 2014, 12:10:44 PM
I really like Hope's blue costume and I can't wait to see her in action Pod.
Title: Re: The last Hope of mutant kind
Post by: windblown on February 02, 2014, 05:18:13 PM
I'm a fan of Hope, but I find her under used since AvX. She still hasn't met young Jean yet!

That's something I'd like to see.

Once again, fantastic skins Pod! :)
Title: Re: The last Hope of mutant kind
Post by: BentonGrey on February 02, 2014, 08:56:26 PM
Pod, I know none of the characters at all, but your skins make them all look fantastic!  The work you've done on their faces is particularly impressive, subtle, yet unique and with a 'youthful' look that seems perfect.
Title: Pod skins...Kid Apocalypse
Post by: Podmark on February 10, 2014, 05:08:44 AM
First Hope and Windblown's new version of Pixie have been uploaded to Hero Force! (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/podmark.html)
If you have the older version of Pixie I really recommend getting the new one. Some nice new animations and model just looks better overall.

Secondly, I give you GENESIS:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Genesis_Prev_zps9a6e0373.jpg)

For those of you not in the know Evan's story begins in Rick Remender's Uncanny X-Force. Clan Akkaba, the followers of big bad Apocalypse, resurrected their leader in the form of a young boy. Wolverine mobilized his black ops X-Force team to stop them by any means necessary, but when they reached this young Apocalypse they found they couldn't finish him, all except Fantomex who shot the boy in the head. However, Fantomex created a replacement clone Evan Sabahnur, and raised him in a virtual reality program with Clark Kent-esque parents. Fantomex belief was that the first kid Apocalypse had already been indoctrinated by Clan Akkaba, but Fantomex would make up for killing him by raising a good kid Apocalypse as a replacement.
Eventually Evan, code named Genesis, was released from his virtual life and sent to the Jean Grey School.

Evan story is that of nurture vs nature. Can a positive upbringing override the evil genes he was created from? Or is he destined to follow in Apocalypse's evil footsteps.


This is skin is the result of my continued partnership with Windblown as we strive to bring the teen X-Men to life in Freedom Force. This skope was actually made for my birthday back in January, so thanks very much WB, it was a very pleasant surprise.
Evan is probably my favorite of the Wolverine and the X-Men cast. He's a cool character and I can't wait to see how his story plays out.

Title: Re: Pod skins...Kid Apocalypse
Post by: Cyber Burn on February 10, 2014, 09:38:13 AM
First off, happy belated birthday Pod.

Secondly, Kid Apocalypse looks fantastic, from the texture of the shorts to the expression on his face, extremely nice skin Pod.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Kid Apocalypse
Post by: Bloodshadow on February 10, 2014, 09:38:55 PM
Very nice Kid "pocket lips",lol,Thats what my stepson Jason calls him and has always given me a little laugh doing so.Seriously though you and Windblown are creating some very cool stuff,I'm loving this collaboration/partnership,Sweet job by both of you :cool:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Kid Apocalypse
Post by: AfghanAnt on February 10, 2014, 09:46:53 PM
I'm super jealous Poddy. You get all of the cool skopes first. :)

Really good job on these. Any interest in doing Quention and Broo? I feel like they are the core four of the new mutant generation.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Kid Apocalypse
Post by: ghazkul on February 10, 2014, 10:35:35 PM
I agree!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Kid Apocalypse
Post by: Podmark on February 11, 2014, 12:31:06 AM
Thanks guys.

Any interest in doing Quention and Broo?

Just try and stop me! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Kid Apocalypse
Post by: ghazkul on February 11, 2014, 01:11:52 AM
Or Shark-Girl? I have been trying for ages to skope her but it hasn't worked (using the king shark mesh and failing).
Title: Re: Pod skins...Kid Apocalypse
Post by: Podmark on February 11, 2014, 04:36:30 AM
I'm super jealous Poddy. You get all of the cool skopes first. :)

Yeah I'm pretty lucky that Windblown and I have similar interests.

Or Shark-Girl? I have been trying for ages to skope her but it hasn't worked (using the king shark mesh and failing).

Yeah I'd like to skin Shark-Girl too. I'm actually quite the fan. Still she'll need a mesh/skope and that's beyond me.
I hope to skin all of the modern X-Men students eventually.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Kid Apocalypse
Post by: laughing paradox on February 11, 2014, 08:40:51 PM
Nice work on Kidpocalypse, Pod.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Kid Apocalypse
Post by: windblown on February 13, 2014, 11:05:34 PM
He looks fantastic! I really like it :thumbup:

Any interest in doing Quention and Broo?

Just try and stop me US! :thumbup:

:P
Title: Re: Pod skins...Kid Apocalypse
Post by: Podmark on February 14, 2014, 01:38:30 AM
Any interest in doing Quention and Broo?

Just try and stop me US! :thumbup:

:P

 :thumbup:


Also I was informed that the Paragons skin of Pixie in the newest upload was missing the proper hair texture. I've reuploaded it and it should be fixed now.
Title: Pod skins...Magneto (again)
Post by: Podmark on February 18, 2014, 06:02:25 AM
Genesis has just been uploaded. Enjoy!

Also today I bring you a new version of Magneto:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/MagnetoSoloPrev_zps4b1c3c71.jpg)

Okay so it's just a recolour, but this is his new version of Magneto costume from his upcoming ongoing series. It's kinda cool. I might hold off releasing this until the series has actually been released and I've double checked the design.

It's a little odd how Bendis has been writing out his characters for ongoings lately. First Magneto and now
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
I like the idea of ongoings for these characters (especially Magneto) but I don't feel it was necessary to write them out of their team books (although ongoing often work best when that's their main book for appearances).
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto (again)
Post by: laughing paradox on February 18, 2014, 01:40:42 PM
I didn't see this costume yet and I think it looks better in black.  I like the details of his helmet. Nice skin!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto (again)
Post by: Cyber Burn on February 18, 2014, 02:10:49 PM
I think that this is a first, but I'm going to have to disagree with LP here. The White Costume just seems a little more...ominous...maybe, there's just something about it that really stands out. Don't get me wrong though, your execution of the Black version is definitely very nice, but if I can't have my Classic Magneto, then I would prefer the White Costume instead. If this is for a new ongoing series, I think Marvel should have put a little more effort into the costume design than just a palette swap.

With my rant out of the way, I will say that your Skins are always very nice, very clean. The helmet, the eyes, it's the little details that you add that really make your Skins stand out.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Magneto (again)
Post by: windblown on February 26, 2014, 12:12:01 AM
Thatís great Pod, I even think that I like the costume better in your skin than in the previewed art.
Title: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: Podmark on May 11, 2014, 03:37:05 AM
It's been a while but I'm back with some new and updated skins:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Hellion_v2Prev1_zps5209dbae.jpg~original)

This is Hellion, one of my favorite of the modern X-Men students, who has telekinetic powers. The above skins were all released before but these have been updated with new faces and hair.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Hellion_v2Prev2_zpse4fff6c0.jpg~original)

This second set includes some new skins. In the story line Second Coming Hellion lost his hands in battle against an army of Nimrods. For a short period of time he went around with stumps until the Age of X story line where Legion used his powers to create an alternate reality. In this reality he had lost more of his arms but had gained floating robotic forearms that he controlled with his telekinesis. Following this story he retained these arms and the knowledge to control them into the regular reality - thus is his current status quo.
The length of these robotic arms and how much of his arms he lost has varied wildly since.

I LOVE that they gave him floating robot hands instead of just regular robotic hands. It's more unique and plays off his powers nicely.


Of course I couldn't have made these skins without the help of the amazing Windblown. Thanks again my friend.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: ShortFuse on May 11, 2014, 03:43:44 AM
Fantastic work Podmark. I am envious of your talent.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: Cyber Burn on May 11, 2014, 03:51:01 AM
Utterly and completely awesome. You two make a fantastic team.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: SickAlice on May 11, 2014, 01:37:07 PM
Classy but I wasn't expecting to see anything less. Finally at a wifi port so I can dl some stuff. * Zoidberg hooray!*
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: spydermann93 on May 11, 2014, 02:13:03 PM
That looks totally amazing, Pod!  I love your skope/skin sets! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: ghazkul on May 11, 2014, 02:34:11 PM
Very nice!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: darkknight92 on May 11, 2014, 09:58:34 PM
 :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: windblown on May 18, 2014, 10:20:21 PM
I think that this set of skins is my favorite of our collaborations. Really awesome!  :D
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: laughing paradox on May 19, 2014, 06:39:53 PM
Now that's what I call variety.

Fantastic set, Pod and WB. I love his gauntlet hands hovering around his arms. It's a great visual.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: BentonGrey on May 29, 2014, 03:16:51 AM
Yeah, that's a really cool effect, with the robot arms and everything.  That's a great set of skins, Pod!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: Podmark on June 01, 2014, 01:49:45 AM
Magneto and Hellion are finally released! Zipping up all those skins took forever. Sometimes I hate being a completist  :banghead:.

Here's some Anole previews:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/AnolePrev2_zps7a4e156a.jpg~original)

Nothing too exciting (at least on the skin front). Just some slight updates on my previously released Anole skins plus the Jean Grey School uniform. The real gem here is a new skope by Windblown with some sweet tongue animations. Should be released soon.

Fun fact: Anole is now the CEO of Worthington Industries. I suspect he's more of a puppet for the X-Men.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 02, 2014, 05:30:11 AM
Another awesome collaboration Pod, you and Windblown make an excellent team.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: BentonGrey on June 05, 2014, 04:52:46 PM
Another awesome collaboration Pod, you and Windblown make an excellent team.

Indeed!  That's great, Pod!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: SickAlice on June 06, 2014, 12:22:58 AM
Just downloaded a bunch of your stuff, including these fresh ones. Love it all, using it all in game. Thanks a bunch and keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: windblown on June 06, 2014, 11:42:04 AM
The updated Anole looks superb :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: Auridian on June 06, 2014, 04:05:31 PM
Great skins. Hellion looks great. I was looking for one of your older skins Living Lightning but can't find it ant chance someone has him?
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: Podmark on June 07, 2014, 02:00:49 AM
Thanks guys!

I was looking for one of your older skins Living Lightning but can't find it ant chance someone has him?

I'm sure I've got it. I'll try to send it your way tomorrow.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: Auridian on June 08, 2014, 03:25:45 PM
Thanks I appreciate it. Do you need my e-mail.com?
Title: Re: Pod skins...Hellion
Post by: Podmark on June 08, 2014, 09:49:26 PM
Anole has been uploaded to Hero Force, along with a bonus Age of X skin (don't get too excited it's a very bland design).

Also links for Living Lightning as requested by Auridian (sorry took me an extra day):
Living Lightning (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/Podmark/Living_Lightning_2pack.zip)
Living Lightning Avengers Forever (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/Podmark/Living_Lightning_AF.zip)
Title: Pod skins...Triage
Post by: Podmark on June 25, 2014, 02:35:32 AM
Today I bring you another student of the New Xavier School:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/TriagePreview_zps56f9d38c.jpg~original)
This is Triage in his regular outfit, the New Xavier training garb, and his look from the No More Humans graphic novel.

Triage has the power to heal and even resurrect the dead (sometimes in a zombie like form). The one thing that kinda bugs me about the character is that his powers were very similar to another teen mutant, Elixir. Did we really need two? (and personally I find Elixir more interesting both visually and in story). Hard to get a bead on Triage as there hasn't been a ton of development on him since his introduction.
Had a really hard time pinning down what his lower half looked like for the first skin. Very inconsistent and poor shots of his lower half.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Triage
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 25, 2014, 04:17:16 AM
Very nice Pod. Is this another collaboration with Windblown? He always has a way of picking the perfect pieces for his Skope, and your Skins bring such vibrant life to them.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Triage
Post by: Podmark on June 25, 2014, 04:21:51 AM
Is this another collaboration with Windblown? He always has a way of picking the perfect pieces for his Skope, and your Skins bring such vibrant life to them.

It certainly is! Yeah WB has a great eye for finding the right piece. The hair is new, I believe he got it from a Walking Dead model. Tavia I'm guessing.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Triage
Post by: trebean on June 25, 2014, 04:35:03 AM
Nice! From the looks of it, I guess Goldballs is next? (Heheh "Goldballs"l
Title: Re: Pod skins...Triage
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 25, 2014, 04:45:26 AM
Is this another collaboration with Windblown? He always has a way of picking the perfect pieces for his Skope, and your Skins bring such vibrant life to them.

It certainly is! Yeah WB has a great eye for finding the right piece. The hair is new, I believe he got it from a Walking Dead model. Tavia I'm guessing.

Yeah, I really would love to know how to get mesh objects to properly import into FF. I am really envious of the guys who are able to do this.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Triage
Post by: windblown on June 25, 2014, 11:54:11 PM
Fantastic skins as always Pod  :thumbup:  I donít get how such a simple costume can be so inconsistently drawn in the books.

And I agree completely with you about Elixir. He is a great character and he has been in limbo since X-force.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Triage
Post by: murs47 on June 28, 2014, 12:19:47 AM
Been awhile since I checked this thread...just awesome surprises! Glad to see Yost & Kyle's New X-Men kids crew finally done. You did an amazing job recreating them. :)
Title: Re: Pod skins...Triage
Post by: Podmark on June 28, 2014, 02:43:57 AM
Been awhile since I checked this thread...just awesome surprises! Glad to see Yost & Kyle's New X-Men kids crew finally done. You did an amazing job recreating them. :)

Thanks mate. Good to see you again.
Title: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: Podmark on June 30, 2014, 02:44:47 AM
Today I bring you new skins that have been sitting on my hard drive for a looong time. I think it was two years ago that I started this set, it was back when Johnathan Hickman's Avengers run was just starting. I was pretty excited, a big team with interesting new members, and it was twice a month. I was toying with skinning the whole team but instead concentrated on the new characters. My Captain Universe has already been released but today I finally reveal my Smasher:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/SmasherKanePreview_zps7c51a9fb.jpg~original)
Isabel Kane (originally written as Dare) the first human member of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard. I really like this character. The costume is nice and I love the idea of linking the Avengers and Shi'ar. Plus continuing the gag of dying Smasher's is priceless.
I've also including a second gold skin representing a recent storyline where she has become the Messenger of AIM, but I haven't read that story yet so I'm not quite sure what's going on there. Neat look though.

The big delay had to do with the skope. Originally I hoped to skope on all the little parts. She was sometimes drawn with intricate tech armor. But I burned out on skoping around that time and never finished the skin.
But that's not all!
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Smasher1-6Prev_zps66189348.jpg~original)
I decided to skin the other 5 Smashers! These aren't different costumes, each skin represents a different individual who served as Smasher. Isabel is Smasher 5 but there's a sixth Smasher now who appeared in a recent All New X-Men arc.

It's neat seeing the different looks this character has worn. I always find legacy characters interesting.
Up next should be Goldballs.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 30, 2014, 03:54:20 AM
I had no clue that there were so many Smasher's. Great Skins Pod.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: windblown on June 30, 2014, 04:13:34 PM
The Smashers came out great! I didn't know all of them.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: spydermann93 on June 30, 2014, 04:54:50 PM
Pod, I absolutely LOVE all of these collections that you're skinning.

Most of the time, it's a visual learning experience because most of the time, I didn't know that each of these characters wore even half the number of costumes that you skin (or in this case, that there were so many characters taking the mantle of the same character :P)
Title: Re: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: deanjo2000 on June 30, 2014, 05:34:25 PM
Beautiful work, i love the variants of all the characters that you skin :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: BentonGrey on July 02, 2014, 03:47:13 AM
Hey, Smasher...s!  Awesome!  I think I can put that lovely original Smasher skin to use, Pod. :D
Title: Re: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: laughing paradox on July 02, 2014, 07:27:20 PM
Triage looks pretty awesome. Looks like a beautiful skope, too.

Smasher looks awesome, both versions. I realized I stopped reading Avengers for now (I'll just read some trades, it gets a little confusing) but I am a fan of the female Smasher. Her original story was great. The golden costume, design-wise, reminds me too much of Yellowjacket, tho.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: Podmark on July 04, 2014, 01:44:03 AM
Thanks everyone.

Some bad news my power supply died on my desktop (WB it wasn't as fixed as I thought it was). Still under warranty so that good, but it's going to be a couple weeks. In the mean time I'm back on my old laptop. New skins are locked in the other hard drive so no release for a while. Still might do some skinning though.

Benton if you want that Smasher for your mod just let me know. I have that skin on this computer (I did say most of the Smasher skins were over a year old right?), so I can send if now if you want it before the proper release.


I really do love seeing collections of costumes and characters. I find it fascinating how creators have changed the designs and concepts over the years. Probably why I've been running the Costume Rating polls over in the polls section. Which you should all check out.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: BentonGrey on July 04, 2014, 03:46:03 AM
I definitely want him!  Did you know the Imperial Guard is making an appearance in the X-Men story arc from my Marvel mod?  A year old or not, he looks great!  You can email him to username@yahoo.com.

Yeah, I enjoy this too, and I'm loving the costume poles you're posting!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: Podmark on July 04, 2014, 03:56:07 AM
Did you know the Imperial Guard is making an appearance in the X-Men story arc from my Marvel mod?

Yeah I saw your post, thought about mentioning these skins then but held off. I'll package him up and get him to you tomorrow or Saturday.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: Podmark on July 08, 2014, 03:49:56 AM
So with my regular computer down I've decided to take a break from the younger X set (some useful psds are stuck on the hd). So of course instead of the young and reckless, I have moved on to the old and uh...old.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Head_zps1cda47f1.jpg)

Just a WIP of a head. More soon.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: windblown on July 08, 2014, 11:08:50 PM
That's a radical change  :P

Great job in the face, I'm intrigued to know who you are skinning. Good luck with the desktop repairs!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: Podmark on July 09, 2014, 04:18:59 AM
The old man looked cold so I knitted him some pajamas and a nice little mane of fur to keep him warm.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/OldGuy_zps8a2e0858.jpg)

He might need some transportation though. I'll have to get on that...
Title: Re: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: BentonGrey on July 09, 2014, 04:17:54 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Pod skins...Smasher x 6
Post by: daglob on July 09, 2014, 08:08:52 PM
I like it.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mr Toomes
Post by: Podmark on July 29, 2014, 03:50:34 AM
I'd like to introduce you all to my new friend Mr. Toomes. Say hi to Mr. Toomes.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ToomesPrev1_zps86ca382e.jpg)

Now Mr. Toomes is too old to drive, but I've hooked him up with a flight plan to get him where he needs to go.
Mr. Toomes has also asked me to help with his wardrobe, and I've agreed. Probably get him some formal wear first.

--

Regular computer is still down but my part should be in soon. Not quite sure why but the last couple of weeks I've had a lot of trouble getting things done. My time seemed reduced and everything seemed to take longer than usual, but I seem to be getting back into the swing of things. So hopefully more skinning this week.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mr Toomes
Post by: BentonGrey on July 29, 2014, 05:01:33 PM
Ahh, excellent work Pod!  His face is perfect for that bitter and warped character.  You can just see the anger in his face. :D
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mr Toomes
Post by: Figure Fan on July 30, 2014, 07:11:56 AM
Nice job with the texture on his suit. Also, I like the way you made the nose curve downward. I'm thinking that you could add some shadowing on his chest just below the collar to give it a little more depth.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mr Toomes
Post by: Podmark on July 31, 2014, 03:54:08 AM
I'm thinking that you could add some shadowing on his chest just below the collar to give it a little more depth.

Good idea!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mr Toomes
Post by: laughing paradox on August 01, 2014, 05:33:36 PM
Vulture looks pretty darn good, Pod!

I like the work you did on his face and the way his costume came out. What made you decide to skin up Vulture?
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mr Toomes
Post by: John Jr. on August 01, 2014, 06:44:48 PM
Impressive work with the face, Pod. Very expressive and he really looks old and menacing.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mr Toomes
Post by: Podmark on August 01, 2014, 11:29:34 PM
What made you decide to skin up Vulture?

Good question! I'm a huge Spider-Man fan, he's hands down my favorite comic character, and I've had pretty much every Spidey villain and ally on my to do list for forever. But I'm usually working on X-Men stuff so I don't do as much Spidey stuff as I'd like. When my computer went down it was a good opportunity to shift gears and do something different, and I was gathering reference pics for Spider-Man villains at the time including Vulture. So I was already thinking about how I'd do him and thought it would be a lot of fun to create that mean old face. Bonus most of his costumes are simple.

That's pretty much it. I'm not a big Vulture fan for what it's worth.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mr Toomes
Post by: Podmark on August 06, 2014, 01:44:37 AM
Mr. Toomes wanted something he could wear to gala openings where the wealthy would gather. Seemed really excited about it too and I was happy to deliver.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ToomesPrev2_zps33f74c96.jpg~original)

This is a costume created by John Bryne for his First Chapter Spider-Man series that retold his origin (which I think is out of continuity), but he also used it in the regular Spider-Man issues he did with Howard Mackie. It's Vulture in an evening jacket...and I kinda like it. It's cheesy and not even close to a good costume, but I find it fitting for a old theif like Toomes.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mr Toomes
Post by: BentonGrey on August 06, 2014, 05:11:15 PM
Haha, that is a ridiculous concept well-realized, Pod.  He looks good, in a strange way. :D
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mr Toomes
Post by: Cyber Burn on August 07, 2014, 02:12:46 AM
I absolutely love the fact that you are such a completest Pod, while this particular design doesn't really do it for me, your execution of it is great.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mr Toomes
Post by: windblown on August 12, 2014, 12:12:17 AM
Haha, I didn't know that costume. I hope your friend Mr. Toomes had fun at those gala openings  :P  Great work at the face.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Mr Toomes
Post by: murs47 on August 12, 2014, 04:28:08 PM
That is cheesy, but you did a really good job with it. Especially the coat.
Title: Pod skins...Warrior Woman
Post by: Podmark on August 13, 2014, 03:08:47 AM
I have completed my skin for Grenadier's Warrior Woman mesh:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/WarriorWomanPrev_zps0eeb4fa1.jpg~original)

I'm actually not very familiar with Warrior Woman, but I thought it be nice to create this skin for Gren since he's done so much for the community.


Still waiting on the part for my computer, might be a while. While I wait I'll continue on my Vulture skins, and maybe some other stuff. Recently created a pretty sweet Spider-Girl mesh so I might need to spend some time on that. Probably will post some requests soon for future projects.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Warrior Woman
Post by: laughing paradox on August 14, 2014, 09:42:55 PM
Warrior Woman looks great, Pod. I really, really like her face.

Looking forward to your Spider-Girl mesh/skin!
Title: Pod skins...Drago and Toomes
Post by: Podmark on August 18, 2014, 01:17:20 AM
Warrior Woman is up now on Hero Force. (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/podmark.html)

I hope your friend Mr. Toomes had fun at those gala openings  :P

He did, but I hear there was some kind of theft. He was a little upset about that so I guess he picked some new jewels to perk himself up. Very nice, very expensive.
Also I made him a new outfit, something he can wear around the house when the kids are over.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ToomesBigTime_zps27614055.jpg)

This was Vulture's look during Dan Slott's Spider-Man run. It's kinda plain but I really liked the way Vulture was used during that time. He was running a gang of teens and children using his tech for robberies, and additionally he'd stopped using his wings and instead was fully using the gravity tech he'd developed. This made him far more formidable. It is my favorite version of Vulture.

Also, today I bring you the second long forgotten Vulture - Blackie Drago:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/DragoPrev_zps629c86f1.jpg)

Huge thanks to schick! :thumbup: He provided that custom made helmet, and the best part - it was easy to skin. Always happy when things are easy to skin.
I was always surprised no one at Marvel hasn't done more with Drago.
Drago will probably be released soon.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Drago and Toomes
Post by: schick on August 18, 2014, 10:00:24 PM
I spent at least 2 hours getting those lines straight and even...
Title: Re: Pod skins...Drago and Toomes
Post by: windblown on August 18, 2014, 10:25:21 PM
Fantastic work Pod, Warrior Woman looks superb (especially the face), the Vultures look great too.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Drago and Toomes
Post by: Podmark on August 18, 2014, 11:07:06 PM
I spent at least 2 hours getting those lines straight and even...

Well I really appreciate all your hard work. I wasn't familiar with you Schick, and I wasn't sure what to expect when you contacted me, but I was very impressed. Thank you once again!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Drago and Toomes
Post by: laughing paradox on August 19, 2014, 05:21:05 AM
That's alot of Vulture love going on in here!

Was there ever a female Vulture? I know about Raptor from the MC2 universe, who was kind of a female Vulture.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Drago and Toomes
Post by: bat1987 on August 19, 2014, 09:09:24 AM
Warrior Woman looks great! Nice to see Slott's Vulture in the mix.
As for the Drago version, at first I thought it was based one Tooms's 1967 cartoon look, I remember him having a helmet there. Looks great either way ^_^
Title: Re: Pod skins...Drago and Toomes
Post by: Podmark on August 20, 2014, 03:27:16 AM
Was there ever a female Vulture? I know about Raptor from the MC2 universe, who was kind of a female Vulture.

I don't think so. One of the modern Vulturions was female. Other than that no.
I did do a Raptor skin back in the day. Need to revisit it sometime.

As for the Drago version, at first I thought it was based one Tooms's 1967 cartoon look, I remember him having a helmet there. Looks great either way ^_^

As I understand it the Vulture in the show was supposed to be Drago. Not quite sure which came first, though. Release dates were close and shows tend to have longer lead times, at least they do today.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Drago and Toomes
Post by: detourne_me on August 20, 2014, 04:24:08 PM
Hey Shick! Welcome to the community.  That helmet looks fantastic, and the fact that you mapped it so it's easy to skin?  :thumbup:

Podmark, your skins continue to impress and inspire!
Warrior Woman is really crisp and clean.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Drago and Toomes
Post by: schick on August 20, 2014, 08:22:04 PM
Thanks, I've been around a while. just don't post much.
I only heard of this game a for the first time fairly recently.
I'm learning slowly. It's a thrall.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Drago and Toomes
Post by: daglob on August 20, 2014, 10:18:22 PM
Actually, Warrior Woman looks kinda scary...
Title: Re: Pod skins...Drago and Toomes
Post by: murs47 on August 21, 2014, 02:21:43 PM
I really like that helmet on the Vulture. It gives the skin a very aerodynamic feel. He just looks ready for to take-off.
Title: Pod skins...even more Vulture...
Post by: Podmark on September 02, 2014, 02:00:36 AM
New releases: Smashers, Triage, and Vulture (Drago). (http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/podmark.html)

And a preview of my next two Vulture skins, Marvel Knights and the Superior Six.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ToomesMarvelKnights_zps0fb82e28.jpg)(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ToomesSuperior_zps1518d796.jpg)

There are two more Vulture skins I want to do for this set, but I'm switching over to some of Windblown's X-Men skopes for a bit.
Title: Re: Pod skins...even more Vulture...
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 02, 2014, 03:00:21 AM
Some great stuff here Pod. Vulture looks really nice, and your releases are excellent.

Schick, fantastic work on the Vulture's Helmet. I hope we will see some stuff from you.
Title: Re: Pod skins...even more Vulture...
Post by: deanjo2000 on September 02, 2014, 01:35:33 PM
Ive always liked vulture as a spidey villain and you've nailed him on these skins, its why your one of the best skinners around :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...even more Vulture...
Post by: windblown on September 02, 2014, 09:23:42 PM
I didnít know that Vulture had had so many costumes. Great work with all of them!
Title: Pod skins...Prodigy and Armor
Post by: Podmark on October 26, 2014, 05:33:14 AM
Been a while, but I've come with new skins!

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ProdigyPrevV2_zpsb6439182.jpg~original)
First Prodigy of the New X-Men and Young Avengers. First three skins are updates and the last two are new.
Prodigy is a former mutant who gained the skills and knowledge of anyone he was in close proximity to. Essentially he's an omni-skilled genius. Currently he serves as a member of the Young Avengers.
Prodigy is my favourite member of the New X-Men. I just found he was an easy character for me to relate to.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ArmorPrevV2_zps79464921.jpg~original)
Next we have Armor, a mutant able to project an armored shell around herself that she can fight with.
The first skin above is a school squad outfit that briefly appeared in an X-Men (there's an interesting chronology trivial related to it). Then there's my reskin of first Astonishing X-Men costume. The next four are new including her version of the New X-Men and School uniforms. Early in her career the colour of her armor changed for reasons I no longer remember.

Both of these are on pitch perfect skopes by Windblown. Take a bow my friend.


WB has been dropping some amazing mutant skopes my way (which you can see in the Hex Editing section), so I'll be working on those next. Vulture is on hold for now, but I'm sure you'll see him taking to the skies in due time.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Prodigy and Armor
Post by: SickAlice on October 26, 2014, 02:24:02 PM
MOAR!!!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Prodigy and Armor
Post by: Cyber Burn on October 26, 2014, 02:56:17 PM
Fantastic work guys, you never cease to impress.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Prodigy and Armor
Post by: laughing paradox on October 26, 2014, 10:12:13 PM
Great job, Podmark! I love how both of them came out!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Prodigy and Armor
Post by: windblown on October 30, 2014, 08:38:32 PM
I love them all, but Prodigy's Young Avengers costume and Armor's current costume are my favorites. Great work!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Prodigy and Armor
Post by: John Jr. on October 30, 2014, 09:58:22 PM
I don't know the characters, Pod, but your work is great, as usual. I liked a lot the colors, highlights and, specially, Armor's face.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Prodigy and Armor
Post by: AfghanAnt on November 01, 2014, 11:02:34 PM
Dude these are great. Are they available? I would like to see what Windblown skoped up in action.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Prodigy and Armor
Post by: Podmark on November 02, 2014, 12:10:01 AM
Dude these are great. Are they available? I would like to see what Windblown skoped up in action.

Not yet, maybe in next couple days. Just need to find time to pack them all up.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Prodigy and Armor
Post by: Podmark on November 30, 2014, 12:41:20 AM
Not yet, maybe in next couple days. Just need to find time to pack them all up.

And a month later...
Prodigy and Armor are finally released. Get them now at Hero Force.

Just haven't had as much free time as I'd wish, and what time I have had has mostly gone to Dragon Age Inquisition.
X-23 will be next.
Title: Pod skins...X-23 preview
Post by: Podmark on December 28, 2014, 07:43:01 AM
Been a while so I thought for the holidays I'd give a preview of what I've been working on:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/X-23Prev1_zps8d9241de.jpg)
Two reskins of X-23 and the last is a new skin of her current costume. Still a few skins to do for this set so it'll be a while before release.

Happy Holidays!
Title: Re: Pod skins...X-23 preview
Post by: SickAlice on December 28, 2014, 08:59:17 PM
Can't wait for that. Planning on throwing in her Target X costume?
Title: Re: Pod skins...X-23 preview
Post by: windblown on December 29, 2014, 10:16:24 PM
Those are perfect Pod, and Iíd better start to skope the rest of the All new team to go with that fantastic skin :)
Title: Pod skins...X-23 preview 2
Post by: Podmark on February 10, 2015, 05:35:08 AM
Well this has been a long time coming but here's part 2 of the X-23 skins preview:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/X-23Prev2_zps8f903a89.jpg~original)

Re-skins of her New X-Men, Fang, X-Force, and X-Men costumes.
Still some more to do.

Can't wait for that. Planning on throwing in her Target X costume?

I thought I'd reponded before but I guess not  :huh: I haven't decided yet if I'll do the Target X costume. I like it but it's complicated and wasn't used much. We'll see.


Those are perfect Pod, and Iíd better start to skope the rest of the All new team to go with that fantastic skin :)

Please do!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...X-23 preview 2
Post by: spydermann93 on February 10, 2015, 05:53:26 AM
I'm super excited for these!

You and Windblown make a great team, Pod! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...X-23 preview 2
Post by: Jimaras8 on February 10, 2015, 12:25:48 PM
POd and Windblown STOPPPPPPPPP with the teasing. I have seriously watched every video with WB new animations and now i am seeing Pod releasing the...preview????? Arghhhh, by the beard of Odin  :P :P. I have stalled the creation of wind dancer and X-23 until those awesome stuff is released. When are you going to open the floodgates????
Title: Re: Pod skins...X-23 preview 2
Post by: windblown on February 10, 2015, 04:27:29 PM
I'm so loving the new face  :thumbup:  Great improvement on the costumes too!
Title: Re: Pod skins...X-23 preview 2
Post by: laughing paradox on February 11, 2015, 12:25:16 AM
Pod, I really like your updated X23. The face looks sweet and I'm particularly loving the Fang costume.
Title: Re: Pod skins...X-23 preview 2
Post by: murs47 on February 20, 2015, 03:15:20 PM
Podmark-23! Good job!
Title: Pod skins...X-23 goes cosmic!
Post by: Podmark on March 03, 2015, 05:43:14 AM
X-23 in her two brief stints as Captain Universe:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/X-23Prev3_zpsa48fvgma.jpg)
Title: Re: Pod skins...X-23 goes cosmic!
Post by: Cyber Burn on March 03, 2015, 02:01:25 PM
Very nice Pod, the coloring here is beautiful, especially on the second version.
Title: Re: Pod skins...X-23 goes cosmic!
Post by: windblown on March 04, 2015, 11:47:01 PM
This is going to be a great pack :) Both skins are superb, I really like that first skin.
Title: Pod skins...X-23 finale
Post by: Podmark on April 18, 2015, 05:33:08 PM
And finally...it's done!
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/X-23Prev4_zpsu6rob5fu.jpg~original)
Avengers Arena, Avengers Academy, and Target X costumes.

So that's it. Took forever but very soon I'll be releasing a 12 pack of X-23 skins with Windblown's skope. Enjoy!

I have a poll going to get input into my next skins (http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=57873.0). It focuses on skopes Windblown has sent me. I'd appreciate your votes. Doing this really energized me to finish X-23.
The poll also triggered an exchange with SickAlice that led to us teaming up to finish a skope of TMNT's Karai that Windblown made for me, so she'll be jumping to the top of the list.
Title: Re: Pod skins...X-23 finale
Post by: deanjo2000 on April 18, 2015, 06:19:49 PM
A lot of work! but so worth it, they look amazing :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...X-23 finale
Post by: spydermann93 on April 18, 2015, 08:07:59 PM
Can't wait to download her, Pod!

I love the work that you and Windblown are collaborating, on! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...X-23 finale
Post by: laughing paradox on April 19, 2015, 06:13:39 PM
Great stuff, Pod!

I really like the details and line work in these new skins. I've never seen X-23 as Captain Universe before, but I love that look.
Title: Re: Pod skins...X-23 finale
Post by: windblown on April 20, 2015, 08:39:57 PM
Those look great! I really like the Target X skin.
Title: Re: Pod skins...X-23 finale
Post by: SickAlice on April 21, 2015, 12:36:07 AM
YEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!  :thumbup:
Title: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: Podmark on April 24, 2015, 03:32:32 AM
Wind Dancer update for Windblown's new skope:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/WindDancerPrev2_zpsvnc64iu1.jpg~original)
Hopefully I'll release it with X-23 this weekend.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: SickAlice on April 24, 2015, 04:55:39 PM
So awesome. To be honest your Wolverine is still my favorite skin set to date and one the most inspiring works to me personally. I can honestly say much of what I do came from just observing how you pulled that one off. And there's always excitement whenever windblown has a release forthcoming though I'm sure that's a given for anyone here.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: Podmark on April 24, 2015, 11:52:12 PM
Thanks, Wolverine was a bit of a turning point for me. But Detourne_Me deserves credit there too. He helped inspire my All-In-One approach.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: laughing paradox on April 25, 2015, 02:48:22 PM
I don't know if I mentioned it before but I really appreciate the work you do on these characters faces.

Wind Dancer looks effectively young and I like that.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: Podmark on April 25, 2015, 05:59:19 PM
Thanks, faces are something I've put a lot of work into.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: SickAlice on April 25, 2015, 06:42:03 PM
Totally, then thanks to DM as well as they in turn changed the technique I use as well.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: windblown on April 25, 2015, 07:26:55 PM
I love it. She looks absolutely perfect now.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Wind Dancer
Post by: deanjo2000 on April 25, 2015, 09:55:42 PM
Thanks, faces are something I've put a lot of work into.
It shows, great skinning at its best :thumbup:
Title: Pod skins...releases
Post by: Podmark on May 03, 2015, 05:41:51 AM
X-23 and Wind Dancer released. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Pod skins...releases
Post by: Jimaras8 on May 03, 2015, 07:35:59 AM
*Takes a fake gun and shoots in the air gangsta style*!!!  :cool:
Title: Re: Pod skins...releases
Post by: spydermann93 on May 03, 2015, 08:14:22 AM
YAHOO!!! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...releases
Post by: Cyber Burn on May 03, 2015, 04:45:02 PM
I really like being able to use random Skins when playing, so these all in one Skopes are fantastic.
Title: Re: Pod skins...releases
Post by: BentonGrey on May 10, 2015, 02:25:52 AM
These are all excellent, Pod.  I especially like the Captain Universe one.
Title: Re: Pod skins...releases
Post by: bat1987 on May 13, 2015, 08:14:42 PM
Great work on all of these, and same as Cyber I love having extra Skin options
Title: Pod skins...Karai
Post by: Podmark on May 17, 2015, 05:24:14 AM
New preview today. Once again thanks to the efforts of Windblown and this time thanks to SickAlice I give you the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles villain Oroku Karai:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/KaraiPrev2_zpsersz5if5.jpg~original)

The first costume belongs to the current IDW comic version of Karai. In that story Karai is the grand daughter of the Shredder and the chunin of this Foot army. I really loved the new design for her and Shredder in the new comic, seeing them helped me get into the book - and it's a great book, probably my favourite version of TMNT, blending all the previous versions with some cool new stuff. Great stuff highly recommended.

The next 3 are all from the 4Kids cartoon that started in 2003. That cartoon really got me back into the Turtles, prior to that I'd kind of wrote them off as something that was part of my youth with limited interest to my older self, but that cartoon made me a fan all over again. It also introduced me to Karai, one of my favourite characters in the series now. In this version Karai is the adopted daughter of the Utrom Shredder. Her loyalties to him eventually waver and she ultimately teams up with the Turtles. The first image is her first outfit, then her outfit designed for the Back to the Sewers iteration (though almost only seen in the Turtles Forever film) and lastly the dress she wore to April and Casey's wedding at the end of the series.

This has been in the works for a long time. I was working on the skope for the IDW version, trying to create a mesh with dual swords and a bow, eventually Windblown stepped - for a character I don't think he even knew(!) - and delivered this awesome skope. Still I was working on other skins and it wasn't until recently during my poll that SickAlice stepped in and offered to team up adding new parts to the skope allowing for more costumes. At this point I had to finally do the skins. So huge thanks to both of them.

SickAlice has some additonal Karai skins for this collaboration coming too!

I'll be making more trips to the TMNT universe down the line  ;)
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai
Post by: detourne_me on May 17, 2015, 09:18:36 AM
Wow! She's stunning!
I'm really interested to see the keyframes too! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai
Post by: Cyber Burn on May 17, 2015, 05:53:51 PM
Wow! She's stunning!
I'm really interested to see the keyframes too! :thumbup:

Very much agreed.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai
Post by: laughing paradox on May 17, 2015, 06:54:38 PM
This is seriously fantastic work, Pod!

I really like all the different costumes. I really don't know the character but these skins/skope makes me interested.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai
Post by: spydermann93 on May 17, 2015, 09:38:32 PM
She looks AMAZING!!! :thumbup:

Please release her, soon! I've been dying for a Karai mesh ever since Gren's Shredder came out! :wacko:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai
Post by: SickAlice on May 17, 2015, 10:10:13 PM
Stunning work no surprise coming from you. Still always better than I could imagine when I see it. Can't wait to download the finished piece. And yeah, definitely closer to Forever. I used the character sheets from that to model from especially that hair.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on May 18, 2015, 04:14:18 PM
i don't really know the turtles characters, but this looks sweet. i can't wait to see this one released. great teamwork guys.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai
Post by: windblown on May 19, 2015, 11:35:57 PM
Those skins are really fantastic Pod. And with SickAlice help the skope looks sooo much better, this was a great teamup  :thumbup:

Maybe I didn't know her, but I'm glad to have helped you to create this set!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai released
Post by: Podmark on May 31, 2015, 06:07:23 PM
Karai has been released. And she's the first entry under "Pre-Published" in years!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai released
Post by: SickAlice on May 31, 2015, 06:17:08 PM
Hooray and thank you!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai released
Post by: spydermann93 on May 31, 2015, 08:17:05 PM
Karai has been released. And she's the first entry under "Pre-Published" in years!

AHHHH!!!!

SO EXCITED!!!!! :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai released
Post by: Cyber Burn on May 31, 2015, 08:43:36 PM
Wow, I just checked this out in CTool2, and it is just fantastic. Great job on this all around. Really nice team up here.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai released
Post by: spydermann93 on May 31, 2015, 09:33:25 PM
Wow, I just checked this out in CTool2, and it is just fantastic. Great job on this all around. Really nice team up here.

Amazing. Simply amazing.

The Shredder is pleased :ph34r:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai
Post by: oldmanwinters on June 03, 2015, 06:26:32 AM
New preview today. Once again thanks to the efforts of Windblown and this time thanks to SickAlice I give you the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles villain Oroku Karai:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/KaraiPrev2_zpsersz5if5.jpg~original)

The first costume belongs to the current IDW comic version of Karai. In that story Karai is the grand daughter of the Shredder and the chunin of this Foot army. I really loved the new design for her and Shredder in the new comic, seeing them helped me get into the book - and it's a great book, probably my favourite version of TMNT, blending all the previous versions with some cool new stuff. Great stuff highly recommended.

The next 3 are all from the 4Kids cartoon that started in 2003. That cartoon really got me back into the Turtles, prior to that I'd kind of wrote them off as something that was part of my youth with limited interest to my older self, but that cartoon made me a fan all over again. It also introduced me to Karai, one of my favourite characters in the series now. In this version Karai is the adopted daughter of the Utrom Shredder. Her loyalties to him eventually waver and she ultimately teams up with the Turtles. The first image is her first outfit, then her outfit designed for the Back to the Sewers iteration (though almost only seen in the Turtles Forever film) and lastly the dress she wore to April and Casey's wedding at the end of the series.

This has been in the works for a long time. I was working on the skope for the IDW version, trying to create a mesh with dual swords and a bow, eventually Windblown stepped - for a character I don't think he even knew(!) - and delivered this awesome skope. Still I was working on other skins and it wasn't until recently during my poll that SickAlice stepped in and offered to team up adding new parts to the skope allowing for more costumes. At this point I had to finally do the skins. So huge thanks to both of them.

SickAlice has some additonal Karai skins for this collaboration coming too!

I'll be making more trips to the TMNT universe down the line  ;)

Woah, Impressive work, PodMark!  Good to see progress on TMNT characters.  It's been a while since I've checked in here and it seems I've missed a bunch of stuff!
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai released
Post by: BentonGrey on June 07, 2015, 02:22:39 AM
Ohh, awesome Pod!  The various Karais look great!  Clearly, I'm going to have to one of them into my TMNT mod.  I agree about the IDW version.  They really have created the definitive version of the TMNT, for my money.  I'm just hoping we'll see a few more of the Mutanimals and other characters from the Archie books.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Karai released
Post by: Distorto on June 19, 2015, 06:47:33 PM
You are so good :O I love all your work!  :thumbup:
Title: Pod skins...
Post by: Podmark on October 02, 2015, 03:57:04 AM
Been a while so it's time for some new skin previews.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/ProtoGoblinPrev_zps8f11jgyi.jpg~original)
Today I bring you the Proto-Goblin, a one shot villain created by Norman Osborn in a later retcon story before he became the Green Goblin.
I actually made this skin a while ago as the start of a planned Goblin set, but I never followed through with the set. I felt now was a good time to finally let the public have it.

I hoping to debut a new skin each week of October, with something seasonally relevant at the end (assuming I finish it on time).
Title: Re: Pod skins...
Post by: laughing paradox on October 04, 2015, 03:15:53 AM
I like the tone of red and the face is cool! The nose looks great.

I thought he was Trigon for a second! I think it's because the eyes seem a little elevated?
Title: Re: Pod skins...
Post by: Cyber Burn on October 04, 2015, 02:35:15 PM
Not familiar with the Character, but like LP said, great Colors, and the I love how the Eyes turned out.

Is this on the Wendigo Mesh?
Title: Re: Pod skins...
Post by: Podmark on October 04, 2015, 07:54:04 PM
Is this on the Wendigo Mesh?

Yes, actually AA's Sabretooth skope which was derived from Wendigo.
Title: Re: Pod skins...
Post by: BentonGrey on October 05, 2015, 01:13:45 AM
Yeah, I'm also not familiar with the character, but that's a nice skin. 
Title: Re: Pod skins...
Post by: windblown on October 08, 2015, 06:34:29 PM
Nice skin Pod. I don't know the character either, but I like how the face turned out.
Title: Re: Pod skins...
Post by: Podmark on October 08, 2015, 11:16:42 PM
I think the Proto-Goblin has only appeared in one issue, though I believe he was used in a game. So yeah, pretty obscure.
I plan to release Proto-Goblin this weekend.

Today we return to the regular Windblown/Podmark collaborations, this time with the young mutant Tag:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/TagPrev1_zpsw4xr3atc.jpg~original)

Tag had a psychic power to "tag" people on contact, causing those around them to either chase them or run from them. He was a member of the Hellions training squad until he was depowered and soon after killed in an attack.

Should have another next week.
Title: Re: Pod skins...(Oct 8)
Post by: SickAlice on October 09, 2015, 07:33:29 AM
Nice. Hey I'm working on Alopex now. You want to skin it when when I'm done with the model? I have to go do something so it should be done in less than two days.
Title: Re: Pod skins...(Oct 8)
Post by: Podmark on October 09, 2015, 07:41:34 PM
Hey I'm working on Alopex now. You want to skin it when when I'm done with the model? I have to go do something so it should be done in less than two days.

Sure! Send it my way when you're ready.
BTW WB is finished with Pod, and I'm planning to do the skin soon.
Title: Re: Pod skins...(Oct 8)
Post by: SickAlice on October 09, 2015, 10:10:28 PM
Awesome. The body is sculpted already and the costume parts. I just need to weight them on the mesh and add some claws. Like I said a day or so once I finish chores and stuff.
Title: Re: Pod skins...(Oct 8)
Post by: spydermann93 on October 09, 2015, 10:40:36 PM
More TMNT stuff, eh?

(http://i.imgur.com/VnYYZXZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Pod skins...(Oct 8)
Post by: laughing paradox on October 10, 2015, 01:09:28 AM
Tag looks cool! I love that you're doing this class of X-Men.
Title: Re: Pod skins...(Oct 8)
Post by: Cyber Burn on October 11, 2015, 11:09:31 PM
While not familiar with the Character, both the Costume and it's execution are fantastic. I always enjoy seeing the Windblown/Podmark collaborations.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...(Oct 8)
Post by: AfghanAnt on October 12, 2015, 01:44:32 PM
I just downloaded Karai and she is a work of art. Great job Pod and Windblown.
Title: Pod skins...(Oct 14)
Post by: Podmark on October 15, 2015, 02:47:03 AM
For this week it's time for another mutant collaboration from Pod and Windblown! Today's offering is Jay Guthrie aka Icarus:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/IcarusPrev1_zpsxzianyw1.jpg~original)

Jay is the brother of Cannonball and Husk with mutant powers including wings, a healing factor, and an enhanced voice. Jay was originally with the Hellions training squad before switching to the New Mutants squad early in the series. Sadly he was killed shortly after M-Day.

Of note with this skope is the guitar. The animations for it are seamless, kudos to Windblown.

Proto-Goblin was released on the weekend. I started a new thread in the release forum. I always felt weird doing short "x is released" posts here so I'll do them there now. Tag should be out this weekend.

For those following along, SickAlice has sent me the Alopex mesh, it is very nice, looking forward to skinning it. No timetable.

Til next week.
Title: Re: Pod skins...(Oct 14)
Post by: Cyber Burn on October 17, 2015, 01:33:34 PM
That is excellent guys, I can't wait to try this one out.
Title: Re: Pod skins...(Oct 14)
Post by: windblown on October 18, 2015, 01:32:42 PM
Jay looks fantastic, but Tag is one of my favorite skins right now.
Title: Pod skins...(Oct 22)
Post by: Podmark on October 22, 2015, 10:50:26 PM
Today I bring yet another teen mutant:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/WitherPreview_zpsz7amde9u.jpg~original)
Kevin Ford gained the mutant power to decay any living tissue he touches, leading to the accidental death of his father. He was taken to the X-Men's school and assigned to the New Mutants training squad until he found a better fit with the Hellions. Eventually he left the school and fell in league with Selene. He died fighting against the X-Men.

Skope is by Windblown and it has a really cool animation for removing his glove.

I have a Halloween related skin I'm hoping to debut next week, but I haven't finished it yet so we'll see.
Title: Re: Pod skins...(Oct 22)
Post by: Cyber Burn on October 23, 2015, 12:21:14 AM
It's always great to see something new from PodBlown...WindMark...The Power Team.
Title: Re: Pod skins...(Oct 22)
Post by: Podmark on October 24, 2015, 07:10:21 PM
So I just realized that Wither includes my 500th skin. Pretty crazy.
Icarus is released.
Title: Re: Pod skins...(Oct 22)
Post by: Epimethee on October 24, 2015, 08:40:56 PM
Congrats on that amazing milestone, Pod! Quality and quantity.
Title: Re: Pod skins...(Oct 22)
Post by: spydermann93 on October 24, 2015, 10:04:06 PM
500!? Wowzers!

You're a machine!!! :blink:
Title: Pod skins...Happy Halloween! (Oct 30)
Post by: Podmark on October 30, 2015, 09:51:13 PM
Happy Halloween! Here's your treat:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/JackOLantern1Prev_zpsadoift7q.jpg~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/JackOLantern3Prev_zpsk6ti8qrj.jpg~original)

Two skins of the Spider-Man foe Jack O'Lantern.

First the original, Jason Philip Macendale, more commonly known as the second (more or less) Hobgoblin. This is a costume that I've always thought looked pretty neat. Good colour balance and design elements, and the skins and meshes I'd seen of the character didn't quite capture the art of Jack O'Lantern I was familiar with. I first started this skope over a year ago, but didn't start skinning him until now.

Next is the third Jack O'Lantern also known as Mad Jack, an identity shared by Daniel Berkhart (the second Mysterio) and Maguire Beck (cousin of the first Mysterio). Mad Jack wore a similiar costume with a few modificantions that I tried to capture here. I wanted to make sure both faces were unique, and thankfully the reference art for both was quite different. Mad Jack was the first Jack O'Lantern I'd encountered while reading comics.

I still need to skin the gliders so release might not be next weekend.

I've stated before that skinning Spidey Rogues is a goal of mine. I've tackled others like Electro before and now I'm knocking off a couple Jack O'Lanterns. I might skin the others one day. I particularly find legacy villains interesting, seeing how they approach the identity, their motivations, and what visual changes they bring.

Well I hope you enjoyed the 5 weeks and 5 skins of October. I've got some more stuff in the pipeline (Wallflower, Pod, Alopex) so I'll be back with new stuff soon enough.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Happy Halloween! (Oct 30)
Post by: Cyber Burn on October 30, 2015, 11:31:11 PM
This is too awesome Pod. Jack O' Lantern was always a favorite of mine when it came to Spidey Villains, so I'm very happy to see this.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod skins...Happy Halloween! (Oct 30)
Post by: windblown on November 03, 2015, 12:08:44 AM
Both Jack O' Lanterns look great Pod, I especially like the first one, but it's very nice that you bothered to make the faces so different. That's one of the things that I like the most of your skins, every character is special and has its own personality on them.

So I just realized that Wither includes my 500th skin. Pretty crazy.
Icarus is released.

And congratulations on this!  :thumbup:  I hope that we have a lot more skins to see in the future.
Title: Re: Pod skins...Happy Halloween! (Oct 30)
Post by: laughing paradox on November 04, 2015, 10:41:55 AM
500 skins! Woooot!! You go, Pod!

I'm loving these Jack O' Lanterns! I think the black outlines on the first one, and the impression of shadows in the mouth area, make the first one a better design. Both are solid skins, tho.
Title: Pod skins...More Jack O'Lantern (Nov 14)
Post by: Podmark on November 14, 2015, 10:39:05 PM
I'm loving these Jack O' Lanterns! I think the black outlines on the first one, and the impression of shadows in the mouth area, make the first one a better design. Both are solid skins, tho.

Yeah I thought so too so I did update Mad Jack's face a bit with that in mind.

One more Jack O'Lantern, this time the second, Steven Levins, in the outfit he wore after being resurrected from his death in Civil War:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/JackOLantern2Prev_zpsgccoknoi.jpg~original)

All the Jack O'Lanterns are done and I hope to release them later this week.
Title: Re: Pod skins...More Jack O'Lantern (Nov 14)
Post by: daglob on November 14, 2015, 11:55:55 PM
I'm jealous.
Title: Re: Pod skins...More Jack O'Lantern (Nov 14)
Post by: Amazo Version 2.2 on November 16, 2015, 10:53:07 PM
seriously sweet stuff pod! are these on texas jack's mesh, or on a new skope? either way, i am really looking forward to these.
Title: Re: Pod skins...More Jack O'Lantern (Nov 14)
Post by: Podmark on November 17, 2015, 02:13:18 AM
seriously sweet stuff pod! are these on texas jack's mesh, or on a new skope? either way, i am really looking forward to these.

Thanks. It's a new skope based on TJ's mesh.
Title: Re: Pod skins...More Jack O'Lantern (Nov 14)
Post by: Skerdilajd Shehi on November 17, 2015, 09:42:45 AM
will there be any spider-man mesh created by Pod? though i know he has created kaine and scarlet spiders and dusk, but peter parker?
Title: Re: Pod skins...More Jack O'Lantern (Nov 14)
Post by: Podmark on November 17, 2015, 10:35:00 PM
Hello Shehi,

I don't have anything planned for Peter right now. A number of other creators have tackled most of his looks and if there's something in particular you're looking for let us know, I'm sure we can help you find it.

Peter is one of my favourite characters so there's always the possibility of me skinning him down the line.
There are lots of Spidey characters I certainly want to do when I find some time.
Title: Re: Pod skins...More Jack O'Lantern (Nov 14)
Post by: windblown on November 27, 2015, 06:17:09 PM
That's a great skin Pod. I didn't know that there were so many Jack O'Lanterns in the Marvel Universe.
Title: Re: Pod skins...More Jack O'Lantern (Nov 14)
Post by: laughing paradox on November 28, 2015, 01:16:55 AM
The updated pumpkin head is much better! Nice job on it.  :thumbup:
Title: Pod'16: Wallflower (Jan 6)
Post by: Podmark on January 07, 2016, 02:37:40 AM
Hey everyone, it's a new year and I have new skins to show you! Like last time I'm going to show off a new one each week for the month of January.

We'll start with another Windblown collaboration, this time the New Mutant Wallflower:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Wallflower_Prev_2016_zpsn6dcvsun.png~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Wallflower_Alt_Prev_2016_zpsxhzghoud.png~original)

Includes an alternate skin based on a different artist's version of her outfit.

Laurie Collins was a mutant who could influence others using her pheromones. At her ultimate potential this essentially allowed her to control everyone around her and fear of this ability led her to be assassinated by the Purifiers shortly after M-Day.

Check back next week for another skin!
Title: Re: Pod'16: Wallflower (Jan 6)
Post by: laughing paradox on January 07, 2016, 02:18:20 PM
Really nice work, Pod.

You've improved so much from back in the day. :)
Title: Re: Pod'16: Wallflower (Jan 6)
Post by: WyldFyre on January 07, 2016, 03:13:57 PM
Beautiful skin.  I never really read the newer (read as after the 90's) X books, but your skins make me want to go back and take a look.

You and windblown are quite the team.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod'16: Wallflower (Jan 6)
Post by: windblown on January 07, 2016, 11:34:23 PM
 ^_^    Besides those fantastic skins, I like the new way of previewing your work, especially the logo/banner.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Wallflower (Jan 6)
Post by: Podmark on January 08, 2016, 02:37:31 AM
Thanks guys  :D.

^_^    Besides those fantastic skins, I like the new way of previewing your work, especially the logo/banner.

I've been wanting to create a new preview pic design for a while, I figured a new year was a good time to do so. I felt my old preview images were too small, they were designed when I mostly used a 16 inch laptop as my main display (to be honest I might have gone a little too big with these new ones). Admittedly, I'm not the most creative artist, but I think the new designs came out well.
Title: Pod'16: (Gi)Ant-Man (Jan 13)
Post by: Podmark on January 14, 2016, 03:29:11 AM
A while back Detourne_Me contacted me with a new Ant-Man/Giant-Man skope he'd cooked up. It has the ability to shrink and grow (switching to Giant-Man in the process), ride on a flying Ant for Fly, and can even pull out some high tech ray guns. It's a pretty cool skope and he asked me to release it so I've updated my Hank Pym skins and should release this weekend:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/PymAnt-Man2_Prev_2016_zpsehyau7sl.png~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/PymAnt-Man1_Prev_2016_zpsobi4kgdw.png~original)
Title: Re: Pod'16: (Gi)Ant-Man (Jan 13)
Post by: spydermann93 on January 14, 2016, 04:56:09 AM
Yay! That's super cool! I've always had trouble making an interesting Ant/Giant-Man to play with. With these new weapons, now I'll have no trouble!
Title: Re: Pod'16: (Gi)Ant-Man (Jan 13)
Post by: BentonGrey on January 14, 2016, 11:51:53 PM
Neat!  That is really cool.  Great collaboration, guys!
Title: Re: Pod'16: (Gi)Ant-Man (Jan 13)
Post by: Cyber Burn on January 15, 2016, 12:35:10 AM
It's a given that the Skopes and Skins are great, but I'm going to have to agree that the new preview style is really nice. Great job!
Title: Re: Pod'16: (Gi)Ant-Man (Jan 13)
Post by: Epimethee on January 16, 2016, 09:39:42 PM
Looking forward to playing with this. Great work, Pod and DM!
Title: Re: Pod'16: (Gi)Ant-Man (Jan 13)
Post by: detourne_me on January 20, 2016, 04:49:02 PM
He looks fantastic Podmark! I'm happy you've even redone your hank Pym skins for the slope too.
I also have to echo everyone's opinion on the new preview images, too. They look great.
Title: Re: Pod'16: (Gi)Ant-Man (Jan 13)
Post by: windblown on January 20, 2016, 09:06:09 PM
That's great guys! I really like this skin/skope combo  :thumbup:
Title: Pod'16: Wolverine (Jan 20)
Post by: Podmark on January 20, 2016, 11:16:48 PM
Glad you like DM!

Today I bring you Wolverine!
No, not that Wolverine...the All New All Different Wolverine!
AKA X-23, his female clone:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Wolverine_Prev_2016_zpsyswpriol.png~original)

Big thanks to Windblown who wiped this skope up pretty quickly after a request on the forum. I've been pretty excited about skinning this version of Laura, it's a big step for the character. The costume is a good design for Logan's legacy. I haven't tried her new book yet but from what I've heard it seems interesting.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Wolverine (Jan 20)
Post by: SickAlice on January 21, 2016, 10:28:33 AM
I've been checking your page everyday for this one. Hooray and thank you! Totally up for collaborating on the ANAD clones BTW if your up to it.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Wolverine (Jan 20)
Post by: Doom2099 on January 21, 2016, 06:18:56 PM
YYAAYY!!!
Title: Re: Pod'16: Wolverine (Jan 20)
Post by: laughing paradox on January 27, 2016, 09:00:57 AM
She looks great! I really like her current costume a lot.
Title: Pod'16: Pod (Jan 27)
Post by: Podmark on January 27, 2016, 11:42:08 PM
Time to debut my new avatar!
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Pod_Prev_2016_zpsmpist9up.png~original)
I kid.

This is actually Pod, a character introduced in Jonathan Hickman's Avengers run and currently appearing in Al Ewing's New Avengers. In Hickman's run an alien was hurling "Origin Bombs" onto Earth. Where they landed they would radically change the people and landscape. When one hit in Finland it trapped a young woman, Aikku, inside an advanced armor - a planetary defense mechanism. The armor is adaptive and can adjust to counter whatever threat it's faced with. It's shown abilities such as flight, strength, and energy projection.

There's a funny story to me learning about this character. I originally read Hickman's run up to Infinity then stopped as I was trying to reduce the number of books I was buying - I intended to pick the series up later on (still in the process of that). Anyway Pod had appeared in the issues I read but she wasn't named at that time and was an enemy in her debut issues - a mysterious "robot" sent by AIM. I forgot all about it. Later on I was looking up the Avengers roster on a wiki and saw "Pod" as a recent recruit and I jokingly said to myself "When did I join the Avengers?". Then after I looked deeper I was like "Wait, that robot joined the Avengers?! What?". Once I read more I've found Pod is actually a pretty interesting character and I'm really happy Ewing is using her in his book.

Pod was designed by Stefano Casseli, one of my favourite artists.

Big thanks to SickAlice for building the mesh, and to Windblown for doing the animations (even though he didn't know the character!). It's really great working with people like them! The mesh has a number of transforming parts - guns, a jet pack.

Another funny story. What you see above is actually my second Pod skin. I finished the first version in late November I think, but while I was finishing some more skins every time I'd look back on Pod I grew less satisfied with my work. Then two weeks ago I finally decided to redo the skin. So instead of the Ant-Man preview that week it would have been Pod. The first version was all line work and it just looked blah. I like this better and it better represents the art of the character.


Hopefully I'll resume new skins in March. I have more X-Men skopes from WB to get to, and an Alopex mesh from SA.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Pod (Jan 27)
Post by: laughing paradox on January 28, 2016, 03:45:00 AM
Hey, Pod looks GREAT! I love this! Excellent work.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Pod (Jan 27)
Post by: Cyber Burn on January 28, 2016, 04:48:38 AM
Both Wolverine and Pod look great, I'm looking forward to seeing those Animations.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod'16: Pod (Jan 27)
Post by: murs47 on January 28, 2016, 05:24:20 PM
Nice Pod, Pod!

tee-hee
Title: Pod'16: Guess what I watched on Netflix...(Apr 2)
Post by: Podmark on April 02, 2016, 09:46:25 PM
It was Daredevil season 2:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Daredevil_ANAD_Prev_2016_zpsxkqroxek.png~original)
So I skinned DD's current costume, which I really like.

I fell out of skinning a few weeks ago so I was looking for some inspiration to get back into it - so thank you Netflix. Should have some more soon.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Guess what I watched on Netflix...(Apr 2)
Post by: Cyber Burn on April 02, 2016, 09:56:33 PM
Very nice job on the details Pod, those Boot Laces alone must have taken forever.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Guess what I watched on Netflix...(Apr 2)
Post by: spydermann93 on April 02, 2016, 10:27:51 PM
Very cool, Pod!
Title: Re: Pod'16: Guess what I watched on Netflix...(Apr 2)
Post by: OrWolvie1 on April 03, 2016, 12:55:29 AM
VERY NICE! Having not seen the new DD, makes me wish I had after seeing that! I love it!
Title: Re: Pod'16: Guess what I watched on Netflix...(Apr 2)
Post by: Podmark on April 04, 2016, 03:55:17 AM
Thanks guys!

Very nice job on the details Pod, those Boot Laces alone must have taken forever.

Well to be fair I created those boots for another skin and just reused them with minor modifications. The benefits of a large skin library.
They did take a long time to do the first time.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Guess what I watched on Netflix...(Apr 2)
Post by: detourne_me on April 04, 2016, 04:28:32 PM
Fantastic Daredevil Pod!  I haven't picked up his latest series yet, but I love the look of his new uniform.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Guess what I watched on Netflix...(Apr 2)
Post by: SickAlice on April 04, 2016, 05:09:02 PM
Sweet!
Title: Re: Pod'16: Guess what I watched on Netflix...(Apr 2)
Post by: Podmark on April 04, 2016, 11:58:25 PM
Fantastic Daredevil Pod!  I haven't picked up his latest series yet, but I love the look of his new uniform.

Thanks, forgot to mention it's based on your skope.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Guess what I watched on Netflix...(Apr 2)
Post by: windblown on April 05, 2016, 03:32:23 PM
That's a very nice skin Pod, and it's good to see you back in action too!
Title: Pod'16: Transonic (Apr 9)
Post by: Podmark on April 10, 2016, 03:26:25 AM
This week I present Transonic (http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Laurie_Tromette_(Earth-616)) of Generation Hope (http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Lights_(Earth-616)):
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Transonic_Prev_2016_zpsmjktawi1.png~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Transonic_JGS_Prev_2016_zps58xpzbld.png~original)

Her mutant powers modified her body for high speed flight. She was the smart overachiever type, I tend to like those kinds of characters most of the time. I thought it was odd that she didn't wear a costume, especially since she'd wear clothes during her civilian life. Her body looked kinda cool though, although yet another blue mutant...
Outside of Hope herself, Transonic was my favourite cast member of Generation Hope. Well...maybe Zero, he was pretty interesting.

Holding off Daredevil's release because I'm going to do another costume or two.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Transonic (Apr 9)
Post by: OrWolvie1 on April 10, 2016, 03:33:06 AM
This week I present Transonic (http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Laurie_Tromette_(Earth-616)) of Generation Hope (http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Lights_(Earth-616)):
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Transonic_Prev_2016_zpsmjktawi1.png~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Transonic_JGS_Prev_2016_zps58xpzbld.png~original)

Her mutant powers modified her body for high speed flight. She was the smart overachiever type, I tend to like those kinds of characters most of the time. I thought it was odd that she didn't wear a costume, especially since she'd wear clothes during her civilian life. Her body looked kinda cool though, although yet another blue mutant...
Outside of Hope herself, Transonic was my favourite cast member of Generation Hope. Well...maybe Zero, he was pretty interesting.

Holding off Daredevil's release because I'm going to do another costume or two.

First off, let me just say that I'm not at all familiar with Generation Hope, but regardless of that fact, she looks fantastic! Very nicely done, Pod! Can't wait to see what you come up with for DD :)  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod'16: Transonic (Apr 9)
Post by: BentonGrey on April 10, 2016, 04:08:41 AM
I'm not familiar with the character, but those are some lovely skins, Pod, especially the one with the clothes.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Transonic (Apr 9)
Post by: detourne_me on April 10, 2016, 07:06:46 AM
 :thumbup:
I nver read much about her,  but she's got a pretty cool design.  Great stuff, Pod!
Title: Re: Pod'16: Transonic (Apr 9)
Post by: Cyber Burn on April 10, 2016, 07:05:18 PM
So, her Mutant Power only let her fly in the Nude? That's just not right.

Title: Re: Pod'16: Transonic (Apr 9)
Post by: laughing paradox on April 10, 2016, 08:25:31 PM
DD and Transonic are looking great, Pod!
Title: Re: Pod'16: Transonic (Apr 9)
Post by: Podmark on April 11, 2016, 03:53:55 AM
So, her Mutant Power only let her fly in the Nude? That's just not right.

No she can fly all the time. Her body can also transform for higher speed flight.
For whatever reason the creators didn't give her a costume. Her whole mutation is supposed to be about changing her body to be aerodynamic, so I'm guessing the idea is that a costume would be counter-productive.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Transonic (Apr 9)
Post by: daglob on April 11, 2016, 04:08:18 AM
Where are some unstable molecules when you need them?
Title: Re: Pod'16: Transonic (Apr 9)
Post by: AfghanAnt on April 11, 2016, 06:33:42 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Transonic (Apr 9)
Post by: windblown on April 11, 2016, 08:54:27 PM
She looks awesome! ^_^
Title: Pod'16: Nature Girl and Bamfs (Apr 16)
Post by: Podmark on April 16, 2016, 05:03:29 PM
This week I have two characters Nature Girl and two versions of a Bamf:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/NatureGirl_Prev_2016_zpshllnt5o6.png~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/NatureGirl_Training_Prev_2016_zpsx9ukdkqw.png~original)

Big thanks to Windblown on these skopes. I love the hair he used.

Nature Girl was one of the last new students introduced before Secret Wars. She has the power to communicate with nature. I don't recall her ever talking so she may be mute, but I might just be remembering poorly. I've included her school outfit and a uniform she wore while training in the Nightcrawler ongoing.
Bamfs are miniature creatures based on Nightcrawler. They invested the Jean Grey School and cause all sort of mischief. Nature Girl formed a bond with them due to their powers. A second bonus skin represents Azazel's red Bamfs.
Windblown's awesome skope has a special animation where Nature Girl and a Bamf team up. There's also some cool fxs that will be included when it's released.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Nature Girl and Bamfs (Apr 16)
Post by: deanjo2000 on April 16, 2016, 11:47:09 PM
Excellent work as always.  :D everything is so well done and always a very high standard.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Nature Girl and Bamfs (Apr 16)
Post by: OrWolvie1 on April 17, 2016, 12:17:39 AM
I wholeheartedly agree! Fantastic job  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod'16: Nature Girl and Bamfs (Apr 16)
Post by: BentonGrey on April 17, 2016, 01:34:40 AM
I love the girl's face work and hair, Pod.  Very nice work.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Nature Girl and Bamfs (Apr 16)
Post by: detourne_me on April 17, 2016, 06:42:40 AM
 :D :D
Title: Pod'16: Dust (Apr 23)
Post by: Podmark on April 23, 2016, 07:19:34 PM
At long last I finally bring you the X-Man Dust:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Dust_Hellions_Prev_2016_zpszajfdnid.png~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Dust_NXM_Prev_2016_zps3u2bkle2.png~original)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Dust_YXM_Prev_2016_zpsirsv6qfv.png~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Dust_AoX_Prev_2016_zpsy5wwx67o.png~original)

Skins include her original look, New X-Men, Young X-Men, and Age of X costumes.

Per usual these skins adorn a Windblown skope. But in this case this is the third version he created, but I only got around to skinning this one. Sorry WB...

Dust is a mutant with the ability to turn into a sandstorm.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Dust (Apr 23)
Post by: BentonGrey on April 23, 2016, 07:26:08 PM
Wow, great work Pod!  That's a simple but elegant skin, with the robe.  Those eyes are great.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Dust (Apr 23)
Post by: Cyber Burn on April 23, 2016, 11:29:18 PM
I have to agree here, those eyes just really draw you in.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Dust (Apr 23)
Post by: OrWolvie1 on April 24, 2016, 12:25:15 AM
I love it! Your work continues to improve! Great job!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod'16: Dust (Apr 23)
Post by: windblown on April 28, 2016, 09:33:36 PM
...

Per usual these skins adorn a Windblown skope. But in this case this is the third version he created, but I only got around to skinning this one. Sorry WB...

Dust is a mutant with the ability to turn into a sandstorm.

No problem Pod, those amazing skins have been worth waiting for. I love them :)
Title: Pod'16: Daredevil Shadowland (Apr 30)
Post by: Podmark on May 01, 2016, 01:34:15 AM
I'll end the month the way I started it with another Daredevil:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Daredevil_Shadowland_Prev_2016_zpskgakevhy.png~original)
His costume from the Shadowland storyline where Daredevil took control of the Hand.

I did this because it was similar to the first skin I did and I've always liked the Shadowland look. Thanks to those in the Requests thread who helped me with the skope.

Releases for this months skins coming soon. Just need to work out some servers issues.
Till next time.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Daredevil Shadowland (Apr 30)
Post by: detourne_me on May 01, 2016, 09:04:37 AM
 :thumbup:
Awesome! I'm glad you got the arm blades worked out!
Title: Re: Pod'16: Daredevil Shadowland (Apr 30)
Post by: Cyber Burn on May 01, 2016, 03:10:11 PM
I'm not familiar with this costume, but I must say, I do like it. Nicely done Pod.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Daredevil Shadowland (Apr 30)
Post by: BentonGrey on May 01, 2016, 10:21:42 PM
I don't know the story, but that is a nice look and a lovely skin, Pod.  Great work making that all black costume pop!
Title: Re: Pod'16: Daredevil Shadowland (Apr 30)
Post by: windblown on May 03, 2016, 09:26:16 PM
I like it, I hadn't seen that costume before though. Very nice!
Title: Re: Pod'16: Daredevil Shadowland (Apr 30)
Post by: doctorchallenger on May 04, 2016, 11:11:43 PM
While I am not a fan of the DD design, the skin is very well executed, Pod.
Title: Pod'16: Bling! update (June 4)
Post by: Podmark on June 04, 2016, 06:13:36 PM
We'll start this month off with an update to Bling!. Windblown developed a new skope for her that adds a really nice jacket from Marvel Heroes. So I've updated my previous skins:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Bling_Chevaliers_Prev_2016_zpsyx4euqjd.png) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Bling_Utopia_Prev_2016_zpsrcunhrrr.png)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Bling_CotM_Prev_2016_zpsbghfbsyp.png) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Bling_X-Men_Prev_2016_zpsnjdls6fx.png)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Bling_JGS_Prev_2016_zps52dhow5l.png)
Title: Re: Pod'16: Bling! update (June 4)
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 06, 2016, 03:34:18 PM
Very Nice Pod, I really appreciate your attention to detail. The little things like buttons and zippers really stand out on the execution of a Skin.
Title: Pod'16: Trance update (June 11)
Post by: Podmark on June 11, 2016, 06:24:56 PM
Time for another update. Windblown has put together another great update for an X-Men student, this time it's Trance:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Trance_Paragons_Prev_2016_zpsdzlktcu3.png~original)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Trance_NXM_Prev_2016_zpsitgnrmpm.png~original)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Trance_JGS_Prev_2016_zpstol2p9hk.png~original)
There's some cool new astral projection animations included in the skope.

Next week I'll have a new skin to show.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Trance update (June 11)
Post by: AfghanAnt on June 11, 2016, 11:30:08 PM
Can't wait. I'm a huge fan of these colabs.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Trance update (June 11)
Post by: miguelyanke on June 13, 2016, 03:52:18 PM
Love'em all!!!
Title: Pod'16: Alopex (June 18)
Post by: Podmark on June 18, 2016, 09:52:46 PM
Time for a team up with Sick Alice. After our past collaboration for Karai SA put together a mesh for Alopex, a mutant fox from the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic by IDW. Alopex is among my favourite new characters introduced in the run.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Alopex_Prev_2016_zpsgjcgeugr.png~original)

Big thanks to SA. I couldn't have done this without em.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Alopex (June 18)
Post by: spydermann93 on June 18, 2016, 10:03:28 PM
Awesome!!!

I love seeing new TMNT characters show up, IDW or otherwise :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod'16: Alopex (June 18)
Post by: UnkoMan on June 19, 2016, 09:56:04 AM
I got pretty into the new TMNT comics for a bit there...
And I loved Alopex too! She was rad. This skin really does her justice.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Alopex (June 18)
Post by: Doom2099 on June 19, 2016, 10:59:46 AM
AAAHHHHH!!!
Title: Re: Pod'16: Alopex (June 18)
Post by: windblown on June 19, 2016, 08:02:59 PM
All of them look great Pod, but I'm in love with Trance's Paragons costume skin :)
Title: Re: Pod'16: Alopex (June 18)
Post by: BentonGrey on June 19, 2016, 10:30:52 PM
Trance's skins are great, but I only have eyes for Alopex.  That is too awesome Pod!  That is just great.  I am going to have to add her in to my TMNT mod.  She's one of my favorite new characters from the IDW series.  They've really managed to turn her into a great character, and as Unko said (hey Unko!) that definitely does her justice.  Awesome work for both you and SA!
Title: Re: Pod'16: Alopex (June 18)
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 23, 2016, 07:29:42 PM
Don't know how I missed this, but that Alopex looks great. Nice collaboration.  :thumbup:
Title: Pod'16: Match (June 25)
Post by: Podmark on June 25, 2016, 10:56:11 PM
Last preview for this month. This time it's the mutant student Match whose mutation has him constantly aflame and grants pyrokenetic powers.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Match_Paragons_Prev_2016_zpstpvfhiqn.png~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Match_NXM_Prev_2016_zpswapctgzr.png~original)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Match_JGS_Prev_2016_zpsaxtf35an.png~original)

Windblown put this skope together. I believe it's the third version he put together. First I finally got around to skinning.

Match is a minor mutant. He appears a lot in background scenes but rarely does much. Still I've always liked his look. Probably my favourite background student from the New X-Men era once Anole and Pixie were upgraded to main status. I'm pretty happy to have finally skinned him.

I'm in the process of packing up this month's skins. Should be out soon.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Match (June 25)
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 25, 2016, 11:09:51 PM
Ooohh! Fire!!! I like it!!!

I'm in the process of packing up this month's skins. Should be out soon.

Very exciting new Pod, I'm very eager to start catching up on all the stuff I missed during my brief hiatus.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Match (June 25)
Post by: detourne_me on June 26, 2016, 01:44:56 PM
 :thumbup:
Fantastic releases Pod and Windblown!  I really love the fire effect for Match.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Match (June 25)
Post by: windblown on June 27, 2016, 10:34:25 PM
You're soooo good... Match looks really fantastic :thumbup:

I'm glad that we went with the new flame effect because it looks great with the skin :)
Title: Re: Pod'16: Match (June 25)
Post by: laughing paradox on June 27, 2016, 11:18:59 PM
I really love the things you've been showing in this thread. Great job on them, Pod!
Title: Re: Pod'16: Match (June 25)
Post by: miguelyanke on June 28, 2016, 09:48:02 AM
That match is wonderful
Title: Re: Pod'16: Match (June 25)
Post by: AfghanAnt on June 28, 2016, 03:14:14 PM
That match is wonderful

Where have you been stranger?!
Title: Re: Pod'16: Match (June 25)
Post by: BentonGrey on July 03, 2016, 01:49:48 AM
Nice work Pod!  I like those glowing features.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Match (June 25)
Post by: Silver Shocker on August 11, 2016, 06:46:18 PM
I don't usually pop into these threads but I wanted to say I'm pleased to see Pod's Nature Girl skin. i wasn't a fan of Jason Latour's Wolverine and the X-Men run but Nature Girl was an instant favorite of mine.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Match (June 25)
Post by: C4 on August 16, 2016, 10:14:42 AM
Really good skins. I am surprised to see this forums still going after all these years :thumbup:
Title: Pod'16: Wolf Cub (Sept 9)
Post by: Podmark on September 10, 2016, 12:16:28 AM
Thanks everyone. Time for some more previews:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Wolf_Cub_Paragons_Prev_2016_zpsjcndpwus.png~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Wolf_Cub_YXM_Prev_2016_zpshwlpg4r8.png~original)
Wolf Cub was a minor mutant student who first appeared in a Chamber mini. He finally got a staring role in Young X-Men, but he died during the first arc.
Title: Pod'16: Rockslide (Sept 17)
Post by: Podmark on September 17, 2016, 05:33:18 AM
Today I have a pile of Rockslide skins to show you:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Rockslide_Hellions_Prev_2016_zpsmynvpb2y.png~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Rockslide_ChildhoodsEnd_Prev_2016_zpsttyx3zmp.png~original)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Rockslide_MercuryFalling_Prev_2016_zps2xtbnbsr.png~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Rockslide_Limbo_Prev_2016_zps7gzg8tpx.png~original)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Rockslide_MessiahComplex_Prev_2016_zpswrbio8qv.png~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Rockslide_YXM_Prev_2016_zpsp5txz9oe.png~original)
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Rockslide_JGS_Prev_2016_zpsrswpi3dt.png~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Rockslide_WatX_Prev_2016_zpsmdcxinau.png~original)

I think that's every main universe outfit he's worn. The first 3 are reskins, but the rest are new. Skopes by Windblown, of course and great job by him as always.
Really happy to do this set. Rockslide is one of my favourites of the X-Men students. He's the big dumb muscle but he was developed into the heart of the group. He went from a throw away gray Thing, to a fun character with a neat design.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Rockslide (Sept 17)
Post by: spydermann93 on September 17, 2016, 05:52:11 AM
Wow! Excellent work, you guys!

Pod, you and Windblown make a great team :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod'16: Rockslide (Sept 17)
Post by: deanjo2000 on September 17, 2016, 10:32:54 AM
Now that's how it's done :thumbup:
I love how when you tackle a character you go all out.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Rockslide (Sept 17)
Post by: BentonGrey on September 17, 2016, 10:15:24 PM
Great skins Pod!  I especially like the facework on the wolf guy, and I really like the 'lava-ish' version of Rockslide.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Rockslide (Sept 17)
Post by: windblown on September 19, 2016, 05:07:37 PM
The skins are absolutely perfect :)

Really happy to do this set. Rockslide is one of my favourites of the X-Men students. He's the big dumb muscle but he was developed into the heart of the group. He went from a throw away gray Thing, to a fun character with a neat design.

That's completely true. I didn't like Rockslide during the Academy X days (and I was kinda angry when he was promoted to the main team while other characters were depowered at M-day) but he became one of my favorite characters during Kyle & Yost run. I still miss that book  :(
Title: Pod'16: Onyxx (Sept 23)
Post by: Podmark on September 24, 2016, 02:16:19 AM
This week another rocky mutant:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Onyxx_Prev_2016_zpseluxomma.png~original)
Notably this is one of the earliest skopes Windblown sent me, but as WB is crazy fast and flooded me with skopes so it's taken me this long to skin him. After finishing Rockslide now seemed like the perfect time.

An interesting behind the scenes story: Onyxx was created by Peter Milligan, just prior to the depowering of most of the Marvel Universes universe. The New X-Men writers actually tried to kill the character during the first year on the book but were vetoed by Milligan. They did end up killing the character during the Necrosha event years later, after Milligan had left the X-Books.

I'll never had much interest in Onyxx as a character, but I do think he has a neat design.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Onyxx (Sept 23)
Post by: spydermann93 on September 24, 2016, 03:22:12 AM
Yeah, it's a fairly unique design, and I like it! So many X-Men characters that I know nothing about :wacko:

Great work on the skin, Pod. Makes me excited for more releases ^_^
Title: Re: Pod'16: Onyxx (Sept 23)
Post by: Cyber Burn on September 24, 2016, 04:51:46 PM
So many X-Men characters that I know nothing about :wacko:

Agreed, I'd be afraid to pick up an X-Book right now, I don't think I would know any of the Characters.

Definitely a unique design, and both Skin and Skope look great.

Another excellent Team Up guys!
Title: Pod'16: Preview (Oct 1)
Post by: Podmark on October 01, 2016, 08:22:10 PM
For the last skin of this month's set I have a preview of Preview:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Preview_Prev_2016_zpsdjmqvkzx.png~original)
Skope by Windblown. Thanks Windblown!

Preview was a mutant student with precognitive powers. She was depowered during the Decimation storyline. She had a sister, Network, whom Windblown has also skoped and I'll be skinning that soon enough.

I hope to have Wolf Cub, Rockslide, Onyxx, and Preview zipped up and released by the end next weekend.
Title: Re: Pod'16: Preview (Oct 1)
Post by: daglob on October 01, 2016, 08:24:39 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Pod'16: Preview (Oct 1)
Post by: windblown on October 02, 2016, 08:45:46 PM
 :wub:
Title: Re: Pod'16: Preview (Oct 1)
Post by: laughing paradox on October 23, 2016, 06:14:19 PM
I love the face work on Wolf Cub in particular, but all of your skins are on it. Great work on these, Pod!
Title: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: Podmark on January 01, 2017, 07:10:08 PM
It's a new year, so time for some new skins:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/DJ_Prev_2017_zpskak226mp.png~original)
First the mutant student DJ, who changes sound into energy. This was another of the short lived minor characters that appeared in New X-Men. Brought to life excellently by Windblown's skope. With DJ finished each of the Paragons squad is complete (Pixie, Trance, Wolf Cub, Match, and Preview are the others).
Also those head phones took forever to skin!

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Superman_DCYou_Prev_2017_zpsvolfj8u6.png~original) (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Superman_Rebirth_Prev_2017_zpssqvtubmo.png~original)
And now a major character that I've never skinned before - Superman!
I was pretty inspired by the Rebirth Superman line - I haven't had a chance to read much, but the books and especially designs were very interesting to me. Thus I decided to skin Superman. This is the Post Crisis Superman, who ended up living a separate life in the New 52 universe with his Lois and raising a son. He's a decade older, and was secretly acting as a hero in the black suit, but when the New 52 Superman died he took on the blue mantle himself. At least that's what seemed to happen - the logistics of DC's universe are a bit of a mess right now.


I skinned both of these a while back. I've gotten into a habit doing a monthly preview with 4 characters, but I just haven't found much time to skin lately and I felt it was a good time to show off my last few skins. Originally I was planning to do a whole Superman line series, but I'm not sure now. I'll definitely be skinning some more skopes from Windblown, so look forward to those this year.

Have a great year everyone!
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: spydermann93 on January 01, 2017, 09:06:16 PM
REBIRTH SUPERMAN!?! YAY!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: deanjo2000 on January 01, 2017, 09:12:16 PM
I've not read any rebirth stuff yet, I'm going to have too now. Great skins as usual.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: windblown on January 03, 2017, 03:48:00 PM
Those are some fantastic skins for the beginning of the year! Can't wait to see what you skin during the rest of the year  :)
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: Cyber Burn on January 03, 2017, 04:08:41 PM
Always a fan of your and Windblown's team ups, but I really like the Superman Skins, and hope to see a few more.  :D
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: Podmark on January 03, 2017, 10:55:31 PM
I should mention that the Superman skope was based off Afghan Ant's work.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: Doom2099 on January 07, 2017, 10:14:13 PM
I love the Superman skin! Please don't give up ^^. I've been hoping for someone talented to tackle him, Superboy, Damian Wayne's new suit and some others!






(Siiiimon Baaaaaaz......... Jesssssssica Cruuuuuzzzz).
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: BentonGrey on January 07, 2017, 11:35:30 PM
It's hilarious how quickly they screwed up their shiny new 'simplified' continuity....

But more importantly, I love your Superman, Pod!  You've got some really fine face work there.  It looks just like Superman should, methinks.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: Podmark on January 08, 2017, 12:17:29 AM
I love the Superman skin! Please don't give up ^^. I've been hoping for someone talented to tackle him, Superboy, Damian Wayne's new suit and some others!

(Siiiimon Baaaaaaz......... Jesssssssica Cruuuuuzzzz).

Well the good news is I've been doing some skinning this week. Superboy and Damian are on my list, but I don't know when I'll get to them.
I didn't have any plans for Baz or Jessica, but I'll keep them in mind.


It's hilarious how quickly they screwed up their shiny new 'simplified' continuity....

But more importantly, I love your Superman, Pod!  You've got some really fine face work there.  It looks just like Superman should, methinks.

It's really been a mess since the beginning. When the New 52 launched 5 or 6 years ago the past was very poorly defined. Certain books like Batman and Green Lantern were essentially carrying on like normal while other books were being started over from scratch. It was a very poor way to do a reboot in my mind. Still some great stuff was published regardless. This Rebirth stuff just makes it even more messy.

I used a few sources for my Superman face, including TAS. I always want to capture the right face for any characters I skin, though the meshes fight against me most of the time.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: John Jr. on January 16, 2017, 07:50:37 PM
Hey, Pod!
Excellent work with the X-People (I don't know the characters, but I can appreciate your art, as always). And I loved the Superman, it's great to see your take on new/old "Big Blue".
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: spydermann93 on January 16, 2017, 09:10:48 PM
Hey JJ!

Long time no see! :D
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: ELECTR0 on January 16, 2017, 10:23:33 PM
Clark on insta download. Those are some pretty cool skins.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: John Jr. on January 16, 2017, 11:40:46 PM
Hey JJ!

Long time no see! :D

I just can't stay away from you guys  :D
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: Doom2099 on February 11, 2017, 07:27:50 PM
Any word on a release yet? ^^
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: Podmark on February 11, 2017, 08:08:07 PM
Any word on a release yet? ^^

Would you believe I forgot? Because I did. :mellow:
I'll try to package them up soon.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: Doom2099 on February 12, 2017, 06:43:37 PM
Great man!
Title: Re: Pod'17: Happy New Year (Jan 1)
Post by: John Jr. on February 18, 2017, 01:41:03 AM
Hey, Pod.
I was checking on your most recent work and wow! Your clothwork and faces just gets better and better. I really like how your giving different faces to each character. I was specially impressed with the faces of your teen characters.
Title: Pod'17: An Outlaw and a Mutant (Feb 18)
Post by: Podmark on February 19, 2017, 02:27:45 AM
I'm in the process of packaging up my newest skins, but here's a couple extra:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Bizarro_Rebirth_Prev_2017_zps1rz56sai.png~original)
First, the Rebirth version of Bizarro. I was doing the Rebirth version of Superman so it made sense to do Bizarro as well. This version is a Superman clone that was being used by Black Mask until Red Hood recruited him for his Outlaws - something like that, I haven't read it.
I'll be doing at least a couple more DC Rebirth skins, even got Windblown to give me a hand.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Rubbermaid_Prev_2017_zpsdqe7tjoz.png~original)
Secondly, the long awaited Rubbermaid skin. This has some very exciting stretching animations by Windblown. Rubbermaid was another minor mutant student from New X-Men, though most of her appearances were in Xtreme X-Men.

Expect Superman, DJ, Bizarro, and Rubbermaid to be uploaded soon.

EDIT: Superman, DJ, Bizarro, and Rubbermaid available now!
Title: Re: Pod'17: An Outlaw and a Mutant (Feb 18)
Post by: BentonGrey on February 19, 2017, 06:22:56 AM
Lovely skins, Pod.  I really like Bizarro's face.  It's got a lot of personality in it.
Title: Re: Pod'17: An Outlaw and a Mutant (Feb 18)
Post by: deanjo2000 on February 19, 2017, 12:14:28 PM
Usual greatness, faces and linework are perfect :D
Title: Re: Pod'17: An Outlaw and a Mutant (Feb 18)
Post by: Cyber Burn on February 19, 2017, 06:00:00 PM
What a great face on Bizarro, and I am so envious of your seam work.
Title: Re: Pod'17: An Outlaw and a Mutant (Feb 18)
Post by: John Jr. on February 20, 2017, 12:01:05 AM
Like the others said, Bizarro's face is just perfect.
Title: Re: Pod'17: An Outlaw and a Mutant (Feb 18)
Post by: windblown on February 20, 2017, 02:55:11 PM
I was going to comment how much I like Rubbermaid's face, but Bizarro's one is perfect too! Fantastic skins as always Pod.

I'll be doing at least a couple more DC Rebirth skins, even got Windblown to give me a hand.

I think that you can get him to do it whenever you want  :P
Title: Re: Pod'17: An Outlaw and a Mutant (Feb 18)
Post by: laughing paradox on April 03, 2017, 12:45:00 AM
I love the face on Bizarro.

He has those deadly but dull eyes, much like Murs47. ;)
Title: Re: Pod'17: An Outlaw and a Mutant (Feb 18)
Post by: Podmark on April 03, 2017, 01:12:44 AM
The funny thing about Bizarro's face is that it's not quite what I wanted. The mapping fought against me the whole time.
I got some skins coming soon.
Title: Pod'17: Supergirl (May 7)
Post by: Podmark on May 07, 2017, 05:24:31 AM
Been a while but it's time for weekly previews again. I'll be starting with Supergirl:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Supergirl_New52_Prev_2017_zpsdjqcj9bm.png~original)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Supergirl_RedLantern_Prev_2017_zpsbsyf8xkl.png~original)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Supergirl_Rebirth_Prev_2017_zps5dpagnzf.png~original)

First off I need to thank Windblown. I asked him for some advice on putting the skope for these together and he went ahead and skoped them himself. And as usual he did an excellent job. Thanks WB!

So the first image is her New 52 costume. I'm actually a real fan of this design, as I noted in it's Costume Poll (http://freedomreborn.net/forums/index.php?topic=58518.0). There's some parts that don't work, but I really like how it stands out as a modern take on the traditional Supergirl design. I particularly like the cape. WB came up with a great design for skoping the cape and I'm very happy with how that worked out.

Next is her costume as a Red Lantern. This was the other major costume she wore before Rebirth so I wanted to include it. I didn't read the Supergirl comic but I understand that after the reboot she was introduced with a bit of a chip on her shoulder which eventually lead to her stint as a Red Lantern.

Lastly we have her Rebirth costume which takes it's inspiration from the TV show. I think this costume is fine, but it's so traditional. There's little about it that makes it stand out. WB nailed the hair though.


Tune in next week for another skin preview. And I can assure you you'll be seeing the S again later this month  ;).
Title: Re: Pod'17: Supergirl (May 7)
Post by: Cyber Burn on May 07, 2017, 06:12:24 AM
I haven't read the comics either, but I've seen pics of the Red Lantern costume, and just really love it. You guys did a great job putting her together. On all 3 really, but Red is the stand out for me.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Supergirl (May 7)
Post by: BentonGrey on May 07, 2017, 04:54:33 PM
These all look fantastic, Pod!  I really like the last one.  :D
Title: Re: Pod'17: Supergirl (May 7)
Post by: laughing paradox on May 07, 2017, 06:32:53 PM
These Supergirls are awesome. I really love the design of the New 52 Kara.

Those hair pieces are no joke.. they are gorgeous.   
Title: Re: Pod'17: Supergirl (May 7)
Post by: darkknight92 on May 08, 2017, 01:06:59 AM
Fantastic skins!
Title: Re: Pod'17: Supergirl (May 7)
Post by: spydermann93 on May 08, 2017, 02:54:30 AM
Can't say no to more Supergirl skins! :D

Great work, Pod! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod'17: Supergirl (May 7)
Post by: detourne_me on May 08, 2017, 02:58:40 AM
Great skins! I really like how bright they are, and the highlighting looks so natural on her outfit.  The new 52 cape has a really cool design, too.
Im not much of a fan of her new knee high boots, though. Too much red for my liking.  Thats no knock on your great skins, youre new 52 skin makes me think it was the best of the mos recent designs.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Supergirl (May 7)
Post by: windblown on May 09, 2017, 09:19:52 PM
First off I need to thank Windblown. I asked him for some advice on putting the skope for these together and he went ahead and skoped them himself. And as usual he did an excellent job. Thanks WB!

I've lost count of how many skins you've done for my skopes, this is the least I can do for you (besides, I love our collaborations :D)

Love the colors on the Supergirls, fantastic work!
Title: Re: Pod'17: Supergirl (May 7)
Post by: John Jr. on May 09, 2017, 11:37:51 PM
Impressive work with the Supergirls, Pod. Nice colors and a really young looking face. And WB really made a great job with the skopes. You two make a great team!
Title: Re: Pod'17: Supergirl (May 7)
Post by: Dreamerzoid on May 10, 2017, 12:57:33 AM
Love these Supergirls, amazing work!  :D
Title: Pod'17: Electro (May 12)
Post by: Podmark on May 13, 2017, 02:04:27 AM
Nothing too exciting this week just another Electro skin to continue my collection.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Electro_SuperiorSix_Prev_2017_zps1wpfotl2.png~original)
This is his costume as a member of the Superior Spider-Man's Superior Six, where Doc Ock forced his former Sinister Six allies to fight crime. It did not work out well.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Electro (May 12)
Post by: BentonGrey on May 15, 2017, 06:55:24 PM
Ha!  Well, that sounds interesting.  Great skin!  I like the tattoos on his face.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Electro (May 12)
Post by: laughing paradox on May 15, 2017, 10:03:26 PM
Electro does look good. I didn't hear about this story arc but it sounds like fun.

I do miss his ridiculous electric mask, tho!
Title: Re: Pod'17: Electro (May 12)
Post by: WyldFyre on May 16, 2017, 02:04:10 AM
Supergirl love!  :wub:

I don't believe I have ever seen that Electro costume or heard of that story. Electro a hero??

But an interesting costume.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Electro (May 12)
Post by: SickAlice on May 16, 2017, 01:30:41 PM
LOVE that Supergirl. I was all about her New 52 designs. And exciting about Electro too, I was really into the Superior Six designs and story, wish they would have kept it and made something larger of that.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Electro (May 12)
Post by: Podmark on May 17, 2017, 12:38:40 AM
Thanks guys.

I don't believe I have ever seen that Electro costume or heard of that story. Electro a hero??

He wasn't a hero. He was forced (I think through an implant) to fight crime. As soon as the Six had a chance they broke free and tried to kill "Spider-Man". They were ticked.
Title: Pod'17: Network (May 19)
Post by: Podmark on May 20, 2017, 02:30:36 AM
May marches along with another Pod/Windblown X-Student:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Network_Prev_2017_zpsfw6mm1yb.png~original)
This week we have Sarah Vale aka Network, sister of Jessica Vale aka Preview. Network had the power to communicate with machines. She was depowered after House of M and killed in a Purifier attack shortly after.

Be sure to check out the cool FXs Windblown put together to go with the skope.

Title: Re: Pod'17: Network (May 19)
Post by: windblown on May 25, 2017, 11:04:49 PM
I love it!  ^_^
Title: Re: Pod'17: Network (May 19)
Post by: Cyber Burn on May 26, 2017, 02:22:42 AM
Don't know the Character (I find myself saying that a lot lately  :( ), but I really love how well the Skin/Skope turned out. Also, looking forward to checking out some Windblown FX's as well.  :thumbup:
Title: Pod'17: Superboy (May 26)
Post by: Podmark on May 26, 2017, 10:08:12 PM
Don't know the Character (I find myself saying that a lot lately  :( )

I'm sure we'll give you someone you know sooner or later. Though I don't guarantee you'll recognise what they're wearing  :unsure:

This week I debut a skin for a character I am very excited to bring to life: Superboy!
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Superboy_Rebirth_Prev_2017_zpsoenn6bqf.png~original)

A very recent creation, I think he may well be the most important character DC has created in a decade. Jonathan Kent is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane - originally the Post-Crisis version but as of a month ago the Post-Crisis and New 52 have been combined into one. So to put it simply Jon is the son of Superman, inheriting his father's powers and becoming the newest Superboy. I say that Jon might be the most important character DC has introduced recently because I feel he's responsible for reinvigorating the Superman titles. I've noticed a lot more interest and news coverage of the Superman books over the last year - and part of that is it is heavily involved in DC's Rebirth/Watchmen storyline, but I really feel the bigger reason is Jon.

Superman is a character who has been around a long long time. He's died, gotten married, had multiple costumes, had his identity revealed - he's done it all. I think at this point in time he's a tough character to really build up a lot of hype and interest about. He's so powerful and has such strong values that it hurts his relatability, and at his power levels it can be difficult to craft an exciting story month in month out. So I think the creation of Jon has really flipped the script on Superman. Having a son makes him more relatable - many readers are parents, and all of us were children (some even currently). It's easier to craft a threat when it doesn't have to be aimed at Superman, it can be aimed at his wife and son in one way or another. It's added a story element about raising a child and expanded the genres that can be covered in the book. It brings something people haven't seen before. Yes there have been stories where Superman has had a child - but never an ongoing series with the main Superman. It even likely has helped reinvigorate Batman's son as it's given Damian (a character who I felt had lost his place at DC for the last couple years) a new character to play off - and from what I've seen of Super Sons it's a great dynamic for the two.

Simply put I think creating Jon was a brilliant move. Definitely increased my interest in Superman. I'll be really interested to see what Jon's future is long term. Certain status quos eventually play themselves out over time and get reset or ignored. Jon could end up that way, but I think Superman, much like the Fantastic Four, is the kind of character who could take having a family as his permanent status quo. I'd also be curious if Jon will ever grow up at some point. Aging children is problematic in comics, a long term story telling medium, as it ages everything. Jon is I think 10 now, if he ever naturally became an adult you have to add 10 years to the time line for everyone. Damian becomes an adult too, Dick is 30ish, Bruce starts getting close to retirement. It why characters like Franklin Richards barely age. I'll be very curious how this plays out in the decades to come.


Anyway this skope is brought to you by Windblown who did a super job with my request. He just has the ability to find the right parts to nail a character.
Next week I have one more Super skin to show you, then I'll get the May skins packed up for release.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Superboy (May 26)
Post by: spydermann93 on May 26, 2017, 10:22:08 PM
Wow! Great skin on a great skope! You've done justice to the character, Windblown and Pod!
Title: Re: Pod'17: Superboy (May 26)
Post by: John Jr. on May 28, 2017, 10:31:03 PM
Superboy is great, Pod. he really looks like a kid and the costume is spot on. WB's skope is amazing too, you two make a perfect  team. And BTW I agree with you about Jon's (and Damian's) importance. DC spent too much time and effort rebooting the past over and over again, it's time to move forward. I'm really liking to see Clark as a "Super Dad" and enjoying the kids dynamics on "Super Sons". It's good to see new angles of ages old characters as Superman and Batman.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Superboy (May 26)
Post by: UnkoMan on June 01, 2017, 08:18:03 AM
Wow, that Superboy looks cool.
I actually haven't read any of the comics but hearing you rave about it really makes me want to. I could totally get behind Superman as a dad, also. That's a great place for him to go.

Oh yeah, and all your other skins are looking great, as usual. I love that Bizarro. Always one of my favourites.
Title: Pod'17: Superman (June 2)
Post by: Podmark on June 03, 2017, 01:23:43 AM
This was the last week in May so here's one last May skin. This time it's Superman's most recent costume:
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/podmark/Superman_Reborn_Prev_2017_zpshyig0vc8.png~original)

It's a fairly classic costume, except for the belt which is just strange. I think I made it look alright. I've actually had this skin partly finished for months, back when it was first previewed by DC. I just needed a look at the back.
To go along with this new look DC also merged the Post-Crisis Superman with the New 52 version, realigning his personal history. I'm not a fan. Rebirth has been great for how it reinvigorated DC's titles but the timeline stuff they've been doing just makes things so complicated and wipes out so many earlier stories. The New 52 wasn't perfect, but this wasn't the way I'd have chosen to fix it. Anyway hopefully it all works out in the end.

Bottom line: You've got Superman and son to play with.

I'll package the May skins up and hopefully release them by the end of next week.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Superman (June 2)
Post by: style on June 04, 2017, 03:09:37 AM
Loving the sneaker/boot work on Superboy!!!! Great stuff! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod'17: Superman (June 2)
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 04, 2017, 05:56:43 AM
You can always tell the love that you've put into your work Pod, not only is it inspiring, but it's also something that is very much appreciated.    :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod'17: Superman (June 2)
Post by: deanjo2000 on June 04, 2017, 05:27:46 PM
You can always tell the love that you've put into your work Pod, not only is it inspiring, but it's also something that is very much appreciated.    :thumbup:
I second this :thumbup:
Always a pleasure to see your work :D
Title: Re: Pod'17: Superman (June 2)
Post by: detourne_me on June 13, 2017, 03:20:24 PM
Pod, Thanks for all the great releases lately!  I just downloaded the latest batch, and they were all great.  the superboy costume is beginning to grow on me!
Title: Re: Pod'17: Superman (June 2)
Post by: BentonGrey on July 02, 2017, 10:07:47 PM
Two beautiful skins, Pod.  I really love the expression of joy on Superboy's face, and great work on the new Superman!
Title: Re: Pod'17: Superman (June 2)
Post by: Courtnall6 on July 02, 2017, 11:05:10 PM
Still going strong, eh Pod?  :)

Superman and Son look great! I still will always prefer the trunks...but this design beats the 52 and DC Filmverse hands down.
Title: Re: Pod'17: Superman (June 2)
Post by: Podmark on July 03, 2017, 03:50:04 AM
Hey C6! Long time no see.

Still going strong, eh Pod?  :)

Yeah I can't seem to kick the habit. I really like building up my digital figure collection, and it's a nice filler when I'm watching shows.

I can live without trunks, but in DC's haste to get rid of them I don't think they've ever found a proper replacement.
Title: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: Podmark on July 15, 2018, 06:34:49 PM
It's been a long time but the skinning bug finally hit me again. This is the X-Men student Gentle:
(https://i.imgur.com/VQxuxQu.png) (https://i.imgur.com/fAlliNR.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/2BezzvP.png) (https://i.imgur.com/DZ0pble.png)

Gentle can temporarily increase his strength to extreme levels but the strain damages his body so he was given vibranium tattoos to keep his powers in check. Recently he was added to the X-Men Red series.
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: deanjo2000 on July 15, 2018, 09:07:12 PM
Beautiful :D he looks amazing.
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: Cyber Burn on July 16, 2018, 04:10:42 AM
Beautiful :D he looks amazing.

Agreed!

Sounds like an interesting Character as well.
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: murs47 on June 14, 2019, 05:53:33 PM
That Gentle is master-class. I'm glad Marvel is still giving him love. I'm also glad you're still giving skinning love too. :)
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: Podmark on June 15, 2019, 01:09:26 AM
Murs! Long time no see. Glad you like the skin, I was really happy with how it came out.

Hmm "July 15, 2018", seems like it's almost time for a new skin...
(blame Benton ;P)
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: BentonGrey on June 15, 2019, 03:59:46 AM
Haha, many have.  I'm super excited, Pod!  :D

Murs!  Great to see you again, man!  Maybe next I can dragoon you into coming back.  :lol:
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: murs47 on June 15, 2019, 02:36:09 PM
Hmm "July 15, 2018", seems like it's almost time for a new skin...

Oh haha! I thought it was done in the past month or so. Whoops! At least I beat the one-year anniversary with that comment.

Murs!  Great to see you again, man!  Maybe next I can dragoon you into coming back.  :lol:

I've tried a few times over the years but CTOOL is such a pain to set-up. And, I'm on a Mac now, not sure if it's compatible.
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: BentonGrey on June 15, 2019, 03:10:33 PM
Well Murs, I wish I could help, then.  But I'm afraid I know nothing about Macs.  I hope you'll get it sorted one of these days.  The community misses your work!  :)
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: murs47 on June 15, 2019, 08:03:02 PM
Well Murs, I wish I could help, then.  But I'm afraid I know nothing about Macs.  I hope you'll get it sorted one of these days.  The community misses your work!  :)

All good, Benton. It's the thought that counts. Maybe I'll put more effort into it next time(2022 maybe?). I still want to finish a mini-project I started with Windblown years ago.

Sorry for the threadjack, Pod! :doom2:
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: Podmark on June 15, 2019, 08:38:12 PM
Sorry for the threadjack, Pod! :doom2:

Not a problem, threadjack away  :)
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: BentonGrey on June 16, 2019, 02:33:11 AM
And now I want to see that mystery project!  :D
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: murs47 on June 20, 2019, 01:35:15 PM
Not a problem, threadjack away  :)

 :wub:

And now I want to see that mystery project!  :D

It was a continuation of the Marvel Legacy project I started so many years ago. Specifically, that hypothetical future's underclassmen of X-Men, which followed the same arch-type as the original five(Cyclops, Beast, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel). Windblown and I did complete Marvel Girl. I should probably just make her available; he did a fantastic job making my vision(Marvel pun!(unforgivable)) of her come to life.
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: BentonGrey on June 20, 2019, 02:03:19 PM
Wow, that sounds really neat, Murs!
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 20, 2019, 03:59:43 PM
I would love to see the Marvel Legacy Project return. It would give me a reason to update some of my older Skopes/Skins, as well as flesh out some of the ideas that Iíve been sitting on for so long.

Now someone throw a leash on Pod and Murs, donít let them escape!!!
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: Deaths Jester on June 20, 2019, 10:21:18 PM

Now someone throw a leash on Pod and Murs, donít let them escape!!!

Oh good....nobody is looking to throw a leash on me and chain me to Murs...or Pod...good....
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 21, 2019, 01:37:27 AM
We donít need a leash for you, thatís what the vodka is for.  :lol:
Title: Re: Pod'18: Gentle (July 15)
Post by: BentonGrey on June 21, 2019, 01:55:31 AM
Haha, you beat me to it, CB!  :lol:
Title: Pod'19: Star Boy (June 22)
Post by: Podmark on June 22, 2019, 03:40:12 PM
Just when you think I was out, Benton pulls me back in...

Today I present skins of the Legion of Super-Heroes' Star Boy (Pre-Crisis):
(https://i.imgur.com/3jUpWbI.png) (https://i.imgur.com/paqAKls.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/7CmkAId.png) (https://i.imgur.com/LhWRvpl.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/A0YOR3L.png) (https://i.imgur.com/JyAydEp.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/XTmbYGQ.png) (https://i.imgur.com/IgCbOzZ.png)

I'm by no means a Legion expert but over the last year or so I've become very interested in the team. Probably a result of the Supergirl TV show and various teasing and speculation that the Legion would be returning to DC comics - which was just announced recently. When Benton asked me to skin the star field Star Boy costume I agreed largely because it was pretty easy but also because he hit a sweet spot right now in the form of the Legion. I then went into research mode scouring the DC wiki and some other sources trying to nail down what costumes Thom Kallor had worn over the year. And I found seven different variants of his star field costume and decided to do all of them, and the original caped one as well.

So there's my skin for the year. Maybe it's time to go back into hibernation until 2020...?
Title: Re: Pod'19: Star Boy (June 22)
Post by: BentonGrey on June 22, 2019, 03:56:20 PM
These are so fantastic, Pod, and I am blown away by the fact that you did all the different versions!  Each one is just plain perfect, and I am really impressed by how you captured the age we talked about just right.  I didn't much care for his Silver Age look, but I'll be darned if you didn't do such a lovely job that I really love it!  They're all great, man!  :thumbup:

I'm really glad I happened to luck out and hit on a character and a team that could motivate you into giving us such beautiful skins, Pod!  I hope we can convince you not to fade back into the woodwork just yet.  :D
Title: Re: Pod'19: Star Boy (June 22)
Post by: deanjo2000 on June 22, 2019, 05:20:26 PM
Always impressed with your skins and you havnt lost a step :D
Title: Re: Pod'19: Star Boy (June 22)
Post by: murs47 on June 22, 2019, 06:09:54 PM
These are great Pod! I've tried a couple times to get into Legion but I just couldn't. But, some of the members are quite familiar to me simply because of cross-over appearances.

So there's my skin for the year. Maybe it's time to go back into hibernation until 2020...?

Cave's still warm. :D
Title: Re: Pod'19: Star Boy (June 22)
Post by: BentonGrey on June 22, 2019, 06:16:01 PM
Haha, don't you start tempting him to go back into hibernation, Murs!  Next we've got to get you in on the fun!  :lol:

I had only read a few Legion stories before I started this DCUG chapter, but I've been reading a lot of the original run, the Jim Shooter ones, and I'll be darned if they aren't some of the best Silver Age DC books I've ever read.  They're still a product of their time, but they actually have some characterization, some stakes, and some dramatic sense.  And that's all the more astonishing because he started writing them when he was like 14!  Anyway, I wasn't much of Legion fan before, but I am now!
Title: Re: Pod'19: Star Boy (June 22)
Post by: Podmark on June 22, 2019, 06:58:14 PM
So sleepy...mmm nice warm cave...

My actual Legion reading experience is pretty limited. Mostly just Legion of Three Worlds from Final Crisis (which is awesome) and the backups in Adventure Comics when it starred Connor Kent. Maybe a few occasional issues here or there featuring some members. But I've seen their appearances in cartoons and TV shows, and read some about them. I understand in the 70s or 80s theirs was one of the most popular comics. I'd certainly like to read more.

From a visual stand point they're really fascinating as there's so many of them, so many versions of them, and thus so many costumes and designs.
Title: Re: Pod'19: Star Boy (June 22)
Post by: murs47 on June 22, 2019, 09:48:48 PM
...and thus so many costumes and designs.

And thus, so many skins to make.

Legion of Three Worlds was actually the one I really tried to get into...just couldn't. I did try though. I think there just needs to be a complete redux like Ultimates was to Avengers for me to get into it.

Haha, don't you start tempting him to go back into hibernation, Murs!  Next we've got to get you in on the fun!  :lol:

Tee-hee!
Title: Re: Pod'19: Star Boy (June 22)
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 22, 2019, 10:04:49 PM
Fantastic Skins Pod! Is this an all-in-one Skope?
Title: Re: Pod'19: Star Boy (June 22)
Post by: Podmark on June 22, 2019, 10:28:26 PM
Fantastic Skins Pod! Is this an all-in-one Skope?

Indeed.
Title: Re: Pod'19: Star Boy (June 22)
Post by: Cyber Burn on June 22, 2019, 10:35:51 PM
Doubly impressed!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod'19: Star Boy (June 22)
Post by: Deaths Jester on June 22, 2019, 11:00:21 PM
Come back to the cave, Pod, we have booze and prawn....
Title: Re: Pod'19: Star Boy (June 22)
Post by: BentonGrey on June 23, 2019, 04:12:39 AM
Come out of the cave, DJ, we have more booze AND obscure characters!
Title: Re: Pod'19: Star Boy (June 22)
Post by: John Jr. on July 02, 2019, 02:49:50 AM
Great work with Star Boy, Pod. All skins are great, but the bearded 80's version is just perfect!
Title: Re: Pod'19: Star Boy (June 22)
Post by: Podmark on July 14, 2019, 04:00:39 AM
Star Boy is up on HF.
Title: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: Podmark on August 22, 2019, 11:51:15 PM
I skinned Brainiac 5:
(https://i.imgur.com/nHllMjJ.png)

Hoping to do some more skins soon.
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: deanjo2000 on August 23, 2019, 05:08:53 AM
Wow I love it :D I was thinking about doing him but that is perfect.
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: Tomato on August 23, 2019, 05:56:30 PM
That's really good! Out of curiosity, I should know already but what vx base mesh is that? I'm gonna be looking for something with poofy sleeves soon and that might work for it.
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: Podmark on August 23, 2019, 06:49:34 PM
It's a vx Brainiac 5 that Benton sent me. It seems to be full mesh that Vertex made but I never came across it back in the day.
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: Cyber Burn on August 24, 2019, 07:40:28 AM
Very nice linework, as always, Pod. Glad to see you skinning again.
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: BentonGrey on October 15, 2019, 06:21:09 PM
Ah!  I missed this!  How fantastic, Pod!  That's a great skin, clean and precise and detailed.  Wonderful work, man!
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: Jimaras8 on October 22, 2019, 09:31:29 AM
Pod, i know you are not as active anymore but is there any chance you will upload your cannonball skope that you and Windblown were working on? I'm thinking of making a hero file for him and i remember you were close to finishing it.

Oh, and Benton you got mails  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: Podmark on October 23, 2019, 12:00:36 AM
Sorry Jimaras, I wasn't working on Cannonball with Windblown, I checked my folder and don't see a Cannonball. I recall he was working on a New Mutants set but I never got them. Maybe AA was the skinner on them?
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: windblown on October 30, 2019, 10:39:05 PM
Hey Pod,
It's been a while! It's great to see that you're still skinning and that you still have the touch, Brainiac and Star Boy look great. And I'm in love with your Gentle skin :) I've missed our collaborations!

Pod, i know you are not as active anymore but is there any chance you will upload your cannonball skope that you and Windblown were working on? I'm thinking of making a hero file for him and i remember you were close to finishing it.

I need to see my files, I was working with Afghan Ant on the New Mutants set back then. If I recall correctly, Pod skinned Sunspot and Cypher.
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: Podmark on October 31, 2019, 12:18:57 AM
I've missed our collaborations!

Me too! :wub:
Anytime you want to get back into it let me know.

Fun fact before Windblown first showed up I was close to retirement. Your work always inspired me.
I need to find more free time. So many things I want to skin still.
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: Roseweave on November 18, 2019, 09:05:02 PM
Hey there, I've been checking out your releases and really happy with the range of obscure characters you've covered, it just makes me happy knowing people are giving Bling and Nature Girl some love.

A couple of Qs -

1) Do you still have the Siryn? As an Irish lass I'm upset at the inability to play as one in any superhero games.

2) Do you mind me using these for 3D Prints? Hasbro are dicks so canned the scale I collect and don't tend to like making X-mans anyway. I'm happy to share the tricks I use I to make lower poly game models into useful 3D prints, here's a Magik I'm working on(mix of Marvel Future Fight, CoC and custom) - https://imgur.com/a/DSwJorQ
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: Podmark on November 19, 2019, 04:31:52 AM
Hi Roseweave, thanks, I like giving obscure characters some love.

1)  Here you go:
http://heroforce.freedomforceforever.com/Podmark/marvel/Siryn_X-ForceV2.zip

2) Neat! Please go ahead.
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: Roseweave on November 20, 2019, 12:58:05 AM
Also how can I open these up as whole figures? I can't get Nifskope to open them so I only really have Ninjaripper.
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: Podmark on November 20, 2019, 01:13:18 AM
Hmm, maybe ask in the Hex Editing forum?
Freedom Force has a character tool for viewing characters.
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: Jimaras8 on December 07, 2019, 12:44:15 PM
Sorry to hijack the thread Pod, i just wanted to ask benton if he got my e-mails and dms from last month.
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: windblown on January 10, 2020, 12:11:42 AM
I've missed our collaborations!

Me too! :wub:
Anytime you want to get back into it let me know.

Fun fact before Windblown first showed up I was close to retirement. Your work always inspired me.

Oh! I had no idea about this, but I'm glad that I decided to post that first skope back then. We did some great collaborations and I really enjoyed them :)

My fun fact would be that when you first contacted me to skin Pixie I was really excited because I'd been a big fan of your skins for years. Knowing that there was a talented skinner who wanted to skin my skopes of characters so obscure like Network, DJ or Rubbermaid was the main reason for me to try to improve my skoping.

I need to find more free time. So many things I want to skin still.

Just tell me which mutant would make you to come back ;)
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: Podmark on January 10, 2020, 11:41:05 PM
I wasn't sure if I said that before or not. It was the skoping, it was so time consuming to find the right parts and put it together the way I wanted that it was really burning me out. Then you came along doing perfect skopes of characters I was dying to skin. Perfect match.

Just tell me which mutant would make you to come back ;)

I'll keep that in mind. :)
Title: Re: Pod'19: Brainiac 5 (August 22)
Post by: Jimaras8 on January 18, 2020, 10:18:24 AM
I would love for you guys to work together again. Your fx and skoping combination is a match made in heaven  :thumbup:
Title: Pod'20: Marvel Girl (February 9)
Post by: Podmark on February 09, 2020, 11:06:46 PM
Windblown is back so time for me to dust off the ol' Photoshop. Today I bring you time displaced teenage Jean Grey:

(https://i.imgur.com/DMKrPmx.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/gaoSaoW.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/BPl4PDy.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/xWjIkdT.png)

All but the last skin have been done for quite some time. This was the last set I was working on before Windblown went on hiatus and I got fairly burned out. Since then I skinned Gentle and some Legionnaires, but it's nice to finally finish this set off.

A few years ago Beast brought the original five X-Men from the past to the present in order to force present Cyclops to face the man he had become. The teen X-Men got stuck in the present and had adventures for a few years before finally being sent back last year. Teen Jean was the highlight of the group as regular Jean had been long dead when the past version came around. Of course Marvel then resurrected Jean and we had two Jeans running around for a while.
Nowadays the X-Men have resurrection protocols and everyone comes back.
Title: Re: Pod'20: Marvel Girl (February 9)
Post by: BentonGrey on February 10, 2020, 12:38:45 AM
Wow, great work, Pod!  Those are lovely, and I particularly like the faces on the mask-less versions.
Title: Re: Pod'20: Marvel Girl (February 9)
Post by: SickAlice on February 10, 2020, 01:33:35 AM
Love it. I really enjoyed those characters. It was one of those things were when they proposed it I thought it sounded lame but when I tried it out I was hooked.
Title: Re: Pod'20: Marvel Girl (February 9)
Post by: deanjo2000 on February 10, 2020, 04:37:02 PM
Fantastic work :D
Title: Re: Pod'20: Marvel Girl (February 9)
Post by: Cyber Burn on February 10, 2020, 07:04:30 PM
The original 5 were always my favorite, so I'm a bit biased here, but I have to say that Jean turned out simply Marvel-ous (pun intended).  :D
Title: Re: Pod'20: Marvel Girl (February 9)
Post by: windblown on February 10, 2020, 10:51:28 PM
So glad you're back to skin!  ^_^

Jean looks fantastic! I really like the Extraordinary X-men skin (even if I didn't like it a lot on the comic) and the jacket of the X-men Blue one.
Title: Re: Pod'20: Marvel Girl (February 9)
Post by: Tomato on February 11, 2020, 05:18:47 AM
Y'know, it's a shame none of the time displaced X-men ever really had good designs during that period. They were all just so... busy.

Don't get me wrong though, I say that in part because these are actually a lot better looking than they have any right to be. These skins are so good I'm left wishing we'd gotten something like Adult Jean's redesign from the latter portion of this era, which I actually really liked.
Title: Re: Pod'20: Marvel Girl (February 9)
Post by: Podmark on February 12, 2020, 12:02:08 AM
Well busy is pretty standard for most X-Men costumes in general for the last several years. I liked some of 05 costumes, but none of them were amazing. The first set always make me think of Power Rangers.
Title: Re: Pod'20: Marvel Girl (February 9)
Post by: Tomato on February 12, 2020, 04:04:14 AM
Yeah, but every so often we got a good one, Ex. Adult Jean pre-House/Powers of X. I actually wouldn't have minded a slightly updated version of their graduation gear... I get Cyclops not wanting that, but it'd have been cool to see a non blue beast rocking that style of outfit again.

That said, the x-men blue designs were definitely on the better end. Still busy, but they at least kinda matched the style of other X-men designs at the time. The mostly white ones just... didn't look like X-men costumes.
Title: Re: Pod'20: Marvel Girl (February 9)
Post by: SickAlice on February 12, 2020, 02:43:18 PM
I think I got agree with Tomato on that. Like they were trying too hard to both capture the original look yet set it apart and brand it at the same time. Meanwhile just a solid streamlined design would have worked just as well.
Title: Pod'20: Goldballs (March 22)
Post by: Podmark on March 23, 2020, 02:27:41 AM
Took longer than I hoped but here are some new skins.

(https://i.imgur.com/6Tv8PRL.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/sICrW2m.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/a65kbYB.png)

Three versions of the young X-Men Goldballs. Goldballs was a student at Cyclops' Xavier School. He fires gold jimmies from his body.
Title: Re: Pod'20: Goldballs (March 22)
Post by: deanjo2000 on March 23, 2020, 06:00:43 AM
Very nice, your work is always amazing.
Title: Re: Pod'20: Goldballs (March 22)
Post by: windblown on March 23, 2020, 07:42:11 PM
Yay!! :thumbup: :thumbup: He looks fantastic!! and that face is perfect.
Title: Re: Pod'20: Goldballs (March 22)
Post by: Tomato on March 23, 2020, 11:07:08 PM
It is so weird looking at the casual version because it kinda looks like wireframes to me even though I know it's not. Skins are all great, love the unique costume, really pops.
Title: Re: Pod'20: Goldballs (March 22)
Post by: Podmark on March 24, 2020, 02:46:10 AM
Thanks guys. I spent a lot of time on the face trying to capture Chris Bachelo's art.
Title: Re: Pod'20: Goldballs (March 22)
Post by: BentonGrey on March 25, 2020, 12:22:33 AM
Great work on all of them, Pod!  The name sort of cracks me up, especially as the board changes it to 'jimmies'. 

The face is sort of amazing.  It's wonderfully unique and full of personality.  I've never so much as seen a comic with this kid in it, but I think I have an idea of who he is, just from that face.