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D'Avanzo Custom Sports Figures make a great gift for a loved one, yourself, or team. Capture your favorite sports memory for a lifetime with "The Best Trophy Ever!".
The hobby of customizing sports figures allows me to express my artistic passion coupled with the love of sports, which can be expressed with a customized 6-inch (Or 12 inch) figure in baseball, hockey, football or basketball, and some specialty sports. You can see in the photos above that I have stretched the boundaries and completed a surfer, women's softball, a tennis player, a musician, fisherman, and more. Click "Art Work" above.
My name is Glenn D'Avanzo. I am a high school wellness teacher and have played and coached baseball and many other sports over the past 33 years. I graduated from Springfield College and acquired my masters at Framingham State University. I spend much of my time attending my son's sports.
The hobby of customizing sports figures is done by acquiring a stock Mcfarlane, Import Dragons figure or 3d printing. I then dismantle all the body parts and head. Next, I sand the figure and if needed I will cut any limbs that I need to reconfigure by drilling holes and feeding wire into the positions desired. Next, is sculpting with clay or apoxsee to mold. The next phase is to paint with a layer of primer. When it dries then a wet sand process gets it ready for the 1st of many layers of paint. After that, it is reassembled and a clear coat is put on to get ready for the decal process. Once all the decals are finished, the last bit of touch up paint and final coat of clear before the photos of the final product are taken.
HOW THEY ARE MADE
This figure is ready for decals.
This is the primer phase of an ice hockey player & goalie hanging to dry.
This figure is ready for paint.
A custom made apoxsee chin guard
A custom made web and finger re-shaped
Custom hair and face etc.
A full resin 3D file made from the picture
3D file primed and then painted
Q: What sizes do the figures come in?
A: I specialize in 6-inch figures. Figures do come in 12 inches. Note: 12 inches have limited availability.
Q: How long does it take to make a figure?
A: The making of a custom figure can take 4-6 weeks. This can vary depending on the demand for orders and available stock figures. I have completed some in 1 week. If it is a team order of multiple players it can take 8+ weeks.
Please contact me with any other inquiries.