Oneforceleader Featured Customizer
March 2012 Featured Customizer
Oneforceleader's customs have been a steady climb since he started. Going through the Gallery or the Critique's Section, you can literally see his skills improving from one project to the next. But don't just take my word for it.
ZombieGuide and Chief summed it best when discussing their predictions for the Most Improved Customizer for the 2011 JCAs:
Zombieguide: [I] have been aware of his stuff for awhile. Going back and flipping through his 100+ customs on the site, its easy to see improvement in his offerings over the years. It almost looks like he started off using enamel (ick), and has branched off in a million different directions, trying all sorts of new ideas: extreme detailing, mods and lotsa parts combinations.
Chief: [H]e's really come a long way and his work really shows it.
First of all I would like to thank the academy for considering me for such an honor.....man I used to wonder if I would ever get an interview. I thought I would have to step my game up some lol. I am indeed honored.
What do you enjoy customizing the most?
The creative challenge of bringing an idea to life and giving that idea a biography to go with the completed custom. Although there have been times when the bio came first.
What brand of paint do you prefer?
Model Masters I put that - - - - on everything :shifty: Seriuosly it goes on smoothly and has a better consistancey them some other paints I ahve used.
Where do you find inspiration for your customs?
Wow thats a tough question. My mind has always been fantasy based, ever since I was a kid. So sci-fi, action movies and TV, comic books, other peoples drawings, painting (artwork in general). I have even used music and poetry to come up with some ideas for customs. My entire Dragon Master collection (Ninjas)was based off of a title for a book I once saw for a book fare flyer.
What do you consider to be your best tools of the trade?
Well I would have to say my mind first and foremost, you have to be able to see it to do it. But physical tools I'ld have to say my dremel and exacto knife.
What is your strongest area when it comes to customizing?
Back story. I think my customizing skills are still developing. Parts picking would have to be a close second.