Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin Ė A Tribute to Frank Dillane . I kept my promise. Finally, hereís the Green Goblin. . Before we start, you can find HD pictures of this MOC when you visit my flickr account and you can find the extras for this MOC here on MOCpages.
When I built the Daily Planet, I had to hurry (contest). As a result, Iíve never been really happy with the roof. This time, I enjoyed building it. As you can see, this MOC is as much about architecture in New York as it is about Spider-Man. Maybe even more.
And here he is, my custom Green Goblin. I based my version on the comics. Once again, Iíd like to thank Calin , who came up with the idea for the ears. And before all of you Star Wars fans ask: Yes, I cut them off from Yoda. Iím not afraid of Jedi masters. The hood is a hat from Harry Potter.
I wanted to use waterslide decals, but for this MOC I decided to stay with my first design, a sticker for his chest and a goblinís head. Maybe Iíll update him some day, but for now, Iím happy with him the way he is.
Green Goblin and Kingpin both are trying to rule New York and rise to supreme power. Those men in the street are some of Kingpinís henchmen. This poor accountant just learns the dangers of a pumpkin bomb Ö
Ö while his associate got hit by one of the razor bats.
Spidey to the rescue. Here you can also see how Peter earns his money. His automatic camera is webbed to the building.
Apart from the new clinker technique (well, new for me, though most certainly not really new), I tried to come up with some graffiti.
Iím sure you can read this one. Right, it says ĎDillaneí, my tribute to Frank Dillane . He was short-listed for the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man for the 2012 movie. You might know this hilarious British actor from Harry Potter (he was the young Tom Riddle). Heís not as famous as Brad Pitt or Sean Connery, but he is really cool, very promising and interviews with him are very entertaining (British humour).
This fire escape is different from my last one and it was important for me that it really works:
Here are some more sketches I drew (or better: scribbled) over the last few weeks/months. You might find out what Iím going to do next.
As I said before, I tried this new clinker brick technique and I found out something interesting. Iím sure everybody agrees that 3 plates (or 2 plates and 1 tile) add up to the height of a brick. Right?
Wrong! First of all, plates are a little bit higher than tiles. As a result, my walls were a bit curved and I had to take care of this. That was quite easy.
But they are also higher than bricks. Itís minimal, but it you put enough plates and tiles on top of each other, the difference becomes visible and a real problem.
No new Spidey MOC without the mandatory cover design.
You might want to know what happened to my last MOC, the one with the Lizard (well, probably not). I took it apart, just like the Daily Planet. But I saved the most important components and created this little vig.
See how both of them try to pay with Euro notes?
Since we are talking about old creations, I think I should mention that I found something very interesting. I told you before that Iíve always been a Spidey fan and now Iíve got proof. This is a custom minifig, not of the Green Goblin, but of the Hobgoblin, another one of Spideyís villains, that I created as a kid.
And just to remind you that Iíve come a long way (hahaha), hereís my actual Green Goblin once more.
Finally, some additional shots. Who knows, maybe I can create my own Cafe Corner series with superheroes and buildings from New York.