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Old 11-15-2023, 10:03 PM   #151
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the green color on that Iron Fist is amazing
a few years ago my LCBS had the red version of that Iron Fist statue and that one looked just as good.

I am very anxious to see the rest of your collection Shogun

I think I asked this before but do have them all displayed on shelves?
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Old 11-16-2023, 09:57 AM   #152
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Love that Iron Fist!
he's a really cool character and Randy just nailed him in statue form. I don't see what can be improved with this statue.
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Old 11-16-2023, 10:01 AM   #153
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Thank you for this thread Shogun
you're welcome. Im having a blast trying to capture these magnificent (and forgotten) sculptures the best i can in a flattering way. This little amateur photo session is totally reinvigorating my love for these things. and being able to share the fun with you guys makes it all that much better.



What's really weird, is like a 15 or so years ago, Bowen dominated the forums, here and SM. Bowen pics were everywhere, all over the net. So with the Statue Marvels going belly up, the Statue Forum and Randy Bowen relationship going sour, and the Bowen section basically banished to the corner of the world....there aren't much of any Bowen Designs pics on the net. The Facebook group has some, but as i said before, it's pretty weird over there. Happy to be bringing Randy's legendary sculpts back to surface here at State Forum!
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Old 11-16-2023, 10:07 AM   #154
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the green color on that Iron Fist is amazing
a few years ago my LCBS had the red version of that Iron Fist statue and that one looked just as good.

I am very anxious to see the rest of your collection Shogun

I think I asked this before but do have them all displayed on shelves?
The glossy metallic green looks so damn good on him. a perfect representation of the character.


Yes, I have all these on display 365 days a year out of the boxes on shelves in my "unfinished" basement. In person it looks really cool, every time i tried to capture the shelves in pics it looks pretty ----ty, compared to some famous collections like Darth Ryan's, J-M-T's an other displays that are in "finished" spaces. I have them displayed on Ikea Lack floating wall shelves anchored into the cinderblock walls with tapcon wall anchors. i have 6-74" shelves, 4-43" shelves, a 15" ikea billy, a couple of bests and some pedestals and other random black plywood shelves with brackets to fill the gaps between the ikea lack floating shelves. I have been thinking about fishing the basement and having built in shelves, but the permanence of it freaks me out, i also like having my basement unfinished and not closed up where water and other issues can be difficult to spot.



Big 1:3 Prime 1 Museum Masterline statues are show-stoppers, and 1:1 busts really are amazing....but seeing large walls of Bowen Designs statues on display are tough to beat. They all go SO WELL together, same arts direction, same scale, same general paint apps. The teams, the heroes, the villains....They look like a set.

When i saw my first Bowen Designs statue at the Joker's Child in Fair Lawn, NJ, they took my breath away, seeing them all together....cases and cases of them. that was the HEY-DAY of Bowen collecting Back then the Joker's Child was one of the very few official retailers listed on the Bowen Designs site. When i walked into that store and saw them i felt like i stumbled into a gold-mine of nostalgia-awesomeness. Before walking through that door, i had NO IDEA these things existed, never heard of Statue Forum before and I couldn't believe my eyes, they were so accurate and amazing, and so true to the comics, EXACTLY how i would want to see them. Not stylized, not exaggerated or geeked out, just PERFECT. Perfect scale, perfect paint schemes, and absolutely perfect sculpting.
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Old 11-16-2023, 10:16 AM   #155
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Thank you for this thread Shogun
Agreed. This is currently the best thread on SF.
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Old 11-16-2023, 10:17 AM   #156
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I really wish Bowen had gotten the DC license as well. When I got into statue collecting I was a DC guy so other than Thor related pieces I never bought much Bowen. If he had been doing DC as well I would have been all in. I absolutely love looking at them now and wish I had jumped into the Marvel line.
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Agreed. This is currently the best thread on SF.
thanks bro. just trying to share my love for these things with my forum buddies. glad you guys are enjoying it.


It's gonna get really fun when i start posting the group, teams and classic confrontation - battle pics!
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Old 11-16-2023, 10:25 AM   #158
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I really wish Bowen had gotten the DC license as well. When I got into statue collecting I was a DC guy so other than Thor related pieces I never bought much Bowen. If he had been doing DC as well I would have been all in. I absolutely love looking at them now and wish I had jumped into the Marvel line.
The DC line would've been a majority financial burden on me, and im happy he never got the license But i couldn't imagine how awesome his Batman statues would've been. and the Batman Rogue gallery...would've been something out of my wildest dreams. Bowen always made the best stuff IMO, still to this day. But as i was photographing Bishop one of the last of his statues, i was looking at it saying "My God, he's always been amazing, but in the end he was really nailing it too an EPIC level, like watching Eric Clapton or Angus Young play guitar." a Bowen Joker would've been insane, same with Mr. Freeze and all the others. Basically everything the guy did was legendary.
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Old 11-16-2023, 11:24 AM   #159
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Bowen Designs - Mr. Sinister - 2009 - Full Size Statue

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IMO this Sinister will never be topped.
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