Customs: Sabrina Ng's customs

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  1. Sabrina_Ng

    Sabrina_Ng La Femme Fatale

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    Exquisite paint schemes have always been my primary focus. However, I've since branched out to more complex builds and mods. If you have been following my work, you will know that I never compromise in quality and that perfection has always been my aim.

    I take immense pride in my workmanship, regardless of repaints or mods. My customs will always be of the highest quality. Rest assured that when you work with me, your art work will be done as though it is my very own. All my techniques have been carefully experimented on for months and refined extensively before the actual technique is finalised. The latest technique being starburst metallics.

    I will however be frank though. My customs come at a premium due to the complex technique used on my paint schemes. Here are some of my past and current work. So that you can see the improvements made from the beginning to now.

    You can view the entire range at my website. www.sabrinasabrina.com

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  2. Whalemusic360

    Whalemusic360 Well-Known Member

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    I can say I REALLY like the metallic look that Sabrina gives figures, It makes the molds look infinitly better! The pics don't really do justice to how good the colors look, they are really deep and viberant. Sabrina is also an awsome person who puts tons of little details that get lost in the mold normally!
    You can put up pics of any of the figures I got and I'll answer any question about them in a more enduser voice.
     
  3. FuRiOus_StyLZe

    FuRiOus_StyLZe Hasbro can suck my nuts..

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    no doubt....Sabrina's stuff is sick.... :bowdown: 
     
  4. mumdb1

    mumdb1 Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to throw in some feedback about Sabrina here. I purchased both of Sabrina's ROTF custom metallic figures that were on eBay, Soundwave and Ravage and honestly I'm just blown away. The attention to detail is astonishing and both figures just kick ass. Well worth the price I paid for both. I'm in the USA and shipping here really only took around 7 business days. The items were well packed and protected and came with their original boxes/instructions. Communication with her was prompt and polite, couldn't ask for a better seller. To sum this up, do not be afraid at all to purchase a custom from her. She's putting out some amazing work and hopefully there will be lots more to come!

    Thanks Sabrina!
     
  5. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    I am now the happy owner of two works by Sabby.

    I cannot express how great these look! Some artists "lie with photographs," Sabby is just the opposite, no matter how exquisite the photos are, the toys are 10X more beautiful in person. They're even tactilely wonderful, they feel silky-smooth to the touch, they are as much a joy to handle as they are to look at.

    I'll never forget how blown away I was the first moment I opened the bubble wrap on a small accessory and saw the REALITY of the paintjob on that. I knew I was in for something special!

    Beyond that, however, Sabby is a wonderful person to deal with, she's very understanding and accommodating, and always a pleasure and fun to chat with!

    I had the mixed-blessing of having my first commission go missing in the mail (We think some lucky customs-officer has a Deepcover on his desk at the airport...), as horrible as that was as the saga unfolded, Sabby was really attentive and helpful the whole way, eventually really doing right by me as a customer when it became clear the figure really was totally gone.

    I'm as happy a customer as anyone could be, and I expect to work with Sabby for a long time to come! We're going to run through all of Diaclone for starters ;) 

    MY photos REALLY don't do her work justice, but I'm so pleased to have them at home with me at last!

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  6. jcru

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    Hello, I am now the proud owner of two of Sabrina's customs: the Henkei Wheeljack, which I won on ebay, and her Henkei Carbon Fibre Sunstreaker, which was a commissioned piece.

    What can you say about Sabrina. She has all of the makings of a great customizer. She gets better and better with each new project: the sign of a true artist. I knew what I was getting into with the Wheeljack, but I had no idea what to expect with the Sunstreaker. She completely exceeded and surpassed any expectations I had. She really outdid herself, I'm just floored by the finished product.

    She's very passionate about her work. She ships via EMS, so it's pretty fast shipping.

    Just all superlatives to report. She's really a sweetheart too. Probably the most attractive customizer of transformers that I have ever met. Just adorable, inside and out. I highly recommend commissioning a custom with her. I certainly intend to commission another piece with her in the future.
     
  7. TFwIcKeD

    TFwIcKeD Banned

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    I just received my ROTF Prime and all I can say is.......... WOW!!!!!!!!

    No regrets at all about shelling out so much $$$, worth EVERY SINGLE DAMN PENNY!

    The richness of the color was so "rich" the ROTF prime looks NEMESIS prime in normal lighting. Freaking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can't wait for my other commission to be finished in the months ahead.

    Best paint job available if you are looking for Rich, dark, sexy Metallics!
     
  8. Victorysabre

    Victorysabre Born to Transform

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    When I saw the artwork for the Timelines Wings of Honor Elite Guard Over-Run I knew I had to have it as a toy. Over-Run was my favorite Action Master as a child and the Energon Bulkhead mold the WoH design was based off of is one of two Autobot molds from Energon that I really like. I'd been eyeing Sabrina's work for some time, but could never decide what I would want bad enough to have done by her. Over-Run was the perfect candidate. We ended up deciding to use a Cybertron Jetfire head to replace Energon Bulkhead's. So I sent her the head and the figure. She used magnets to connect the new head and Alternators hands. At my request, she used her awesome Starburst Metallics. The gun and spear are my incredibly modest addition.

    If you commission a figure from Sabrina, yes, it is going to be expensive, but I can honestly say it was worth every penny. Pictures and words do not do justice to the amazing work she did for this figure. There is shading and effects in the paint that you just need to see in person to really appreciate. Fortunately, for any of you who've been on the fence about getting one of her pieces, I will be bringing this one to Botcon to show off in person.

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  9. rodimus_hotrod

    rodimus_hotrod The Intelligent Idiot

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    :jawdropper: God Damn:jawdropper: 
    your Paint work is a amazing :bowdown: 
     
  10. Tissot

    Tissot Banned

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    Added Carbon Fibre Hot Rod with LED lights to my collection....

    Lets just say... no regrets!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOVE IT! Quality is GREAT not to mention Sabrina is such a GOOD PERSON, she tries her best EVERY TIME and gives her clients everything they want and more!
     
  11. lotussouljah

    lotussouljah Well-Known Member

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    I will copy and paste my email reply to Sabrina after receiving my toys. It was filled with sheer joy, that's why. =)

    "It's here!! It arrived yesterday while I was at work! OH MAN IT'S BEAUTIFUL. I can't believe I finally own something made by you! Seeing the pics always blew my mind but now having them in hand is a whole new level of happy!

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!

    Your paint job is tremendously amazing, it's so pro, so factory! Flawless and clean! The toys still remain sturdy, no chips in the paint. The LED work is a sweet touch, please send my thanks to fallenkia and Koof! I'm in love with it!!

    Thanks Sabrina!!"

    There you have it. Thanks for the toys and thank you for being an awesome person, with the continuous communication. She did only turn out to be an artist for my customs but grew into something I'd call a friend. Cheers girl, let's do another custom one day!
     
  12. HotRod76

    HotRod76 Comedic Strategist

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    HOS Prime / Bludgeon / Lockdown

    As silly as this sounds, there have been very few times, if any, that a toy has actually sent "chills" down my spine because it was THAT good upon first seeing it. My HOS Primes were just that good. Sabrina was determined to do good work and made sure everything looked just right. On top of that, she went the extra mile to pack in a few surprises.

    2 things I REALLY liked:

    1) Sabrina put in extras...she didn't just do the bare minimum. She brought her own ideas to the table. I thought she was going to give HOS Prime a light-up head. She gave each light up heads, chests, legs, trailers, and the trailer cannon. Talk about going all the way. She also gave Bludgeon 2 extra katana swords because in her words, "the factory sword will just not do".

    2) She brings her expertise. She had an opinion on what looks good and what doesn't (and as an artist knows the difference). She didn't just go with whatever I requested, but it was a joint conversation. Her thoughts really brought the work to life.

    Here is an excerpt from the conversation my girlfriend and I had opening these up when we received these (we each got an HOS Prime...."His" and "Hers" if you will).

    Girlfriend: LOOK AT MINE!!! IT’S SO PRETTY!

    Me: Check out the texture on this one! I love the black she put in with the red! That is SO much better than I thought.

    Girlfriend: AH!!!! Look mine lights up!!!!

    Girlfriend: HOW DID YOU DO THAT?? Oh wait, I FOUND A BUTTON! Mine has tail lights!!!! COOOOL! Look at all the detail inside the trailer...wow.

    Me: Where’s that button?! Ohh, COOL! Mine lights up on the back and sides....AWESOME!!! We’re putting this out with the Christmas decorations!

    Girlfriend: Definitely!!!! This was worth every penny! She’s amazing!

    Me: I FOUND 2 MORE BUTTONS! He has buttons on his LEGS that make is legs light up!

    Girlfriend: Oooh, that’s pretty! Does mine do that? AH! It does! COOOL! I cannot get over how good of job she did on the paint! I LOVE the red!!!

    Me: I KNOW, I don’t know which one I like better.

    Girlfriend: it must have taken her days to do this much detail! How did she get a brush in there??? I really like the front of the train here. Look how it goes from silver to black here! Wow...I’m speechless!

    Girlfriend: This is awesome....we have to tell her.

    Me: Definitely.

    To Sabrina:

    I’ve not exaggerated here....we had a BLAST opening these up! Amazing!!! I feel LUCKY for us to own these. You did an incredible job....not just on HOS Prime, but on ALL of them!!! HOS Prime is in my entertainment center in my living room. I’m not in the habit of displaying my collectibles outside of my toy room. This is DEFINITELY the exception.

    It's a work of art. I can definitely say it's worth it.

    Sabrina, thank you for your time, attention, thoughts, and desire to produce an excellent, quality product. Of all the pieces in my collection, these will be the ones we keep long past having sold the rest and that will have a sentimental value to us. Thank you!!!
     
  13. Victorysabre

    Victorysabre Born to Transform

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    My latest Sabrina Custom was locked in customs for almost a month. A month of me worrying that it would get broken. But it got here the other day and it was soo worth the wait. I'd seen the pictures of Flamewar (Animated Arcee repainted to look like Botcon Flamewar) before she sent it off, but in person it is AMAZING. The LEDs in the eyes are incredible. The figures look like she was molded in the new colors. It's such an amazing custom that it doesn't even look like a custom. Flamewar is easily the best looking Transformer I've ever handled.
     
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    Superb Custom

    I purchased an rotf G1 custom Optimus Prime and I am blown away by the meticulous detail given on the paint scheme, a superb job from left to right! it's as if G1 optimus came to life in Michael bay's franchise! Thanks Sabrina.
     
  15. destrongerlupus

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    Sabrina is the QUEEN of all things custom-robot.

    I'm back from my 3rd(or 4th depending on how you count) project with her, and I am unambiguously just in love with her work, her communication, and everything about her.

    She's not a "cheap" artist to work with (I'm in well over a Grand with her now!), but she IS worth every penny. I've worked with a lot of the "big names" and a lot of the "little guys", some folks are undercharging for their quality of work, I've had more than a few situations where the finished product was no where near as good as the pictures or the "hype" the artist carries (or the price) would have indicated. Sabrina however, is exactly as good as her reputation, her prices, and her photography indicates. In fact, her pictures do NOT do her work justice at all.

    I can never stress this enough, Sabrina brings a 2nd level of sensory experience to her work. The figures look pretty, yes, but they also FEEL wonderful in your hand. No other artist I've worked with has matched her on this level. Transformers by their nature are meant to be handled, and Sabrina's are the ONLY customs that really feel GOOD while you're handling them.

    I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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  16. Transfan2

    Transfan2 TFW2005 Supporter

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    "Received Motormasters on Fri. 12/10/2010 and they look like she did a good job on them so thanks"

    -TF2 :) 
     
  17. lazerous8506

    lazerous8506 Seacon

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    Got a custom Snaptrap and Mirage off Sabrina! Wonderful work, very detailed and just brilliant really!

    Very nice person to communicate with over email and fulfilled every request adding her own twist on the figures designs!

    Would gladly deal with again!
     
  18. Victorysabre

    Victorysabre Born to Transform

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    Been meaning to share these for awhile. This is the AMAZING Flamewar I got from Sabrina.

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    Every part of the vehicle, even the black, positively shines. Everything gives of a metallic sheen that looks more spectacular in person than any photograph could ever convey.

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    Once in robot mode, a rougher looking black becomes visible. The robot mode limbs are black with silver for that... I don't know if you'd call it a gun metal look, but it certainly has a nicely realistic look to it.

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    Never one to stop at just the basics, Sabrina went the extra mile and worked in an LED light system for Flamewar's eyes. The power source is stored in the left rear wheel area where her sword would normally store. This means one sword can not be stored, but the pay off of those purple glowing eyes MORE than makes up for it.

    If I ever commission another TF custom it will be with Sabrina. Her work is not "just what I wanted" because she exceeded every expectation I had.
     
  19. mrduce1018

    mrduce1018 Well-Known Member

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    Project Mini-cons

    As some of you know, I am one of those crazy mini-con collectors and over the years have amassed damn near ALL of them that have ever been released. However, there were still some that eluded me. Well, while I will continue to look for the originals I wanted those that I was missing in some form or another.

    So, I reached out to Sabrina Ng on the recommendation for Victorysabre and after seeing one of her customs in hand I knew she was the person for this project.

    So, here is the set up, I asked her to recreate those Mini-cons that I have been searching for, literally for years. I sent her all the molds she would need with as many pics of the figures as I could find. I wanted her to try and create exact replicas, or as close to exact as she could make them. After talking on many occasions, she is great to communicate with by the way and very customer friendly, she convinced me to add a little of her flare to them. I could not be happier with the result.

    The Mini-cons included in this set are:
    - Lucky Draw Gold Megalo Convoy (Only LD I am missing)
    - 2/3 Lucky Draw Runner up (From Green Unicron campaigne) Hazard Team (I have 1 of the originals)
    - Street Speed team originally supposed to be released with E. Ultra Magnus
    - 2 or 3 Unreleased Space Team Mini-cons from SpaceWarp (I have 1 of the originals
    - Unreleased Unicron Battles Adventure Team
    - Unreleased Unicron Battles Space Team
    - Unreleased Universe 1.0 Spring Value Air Military Team, Deco Shown on the back of Ramjet's box
    - Unreleased deco of PCC Beacon from Wave 3 PCCs
    - Unreleased deco of PCC Darkray from Wave 3 PCCs

    19 Mini-cons in total. I liked the photos so much I commissioned her to do 3 more Mini-cons (unreleased Micron Booster ver. 2 Air Military team deco).

    You can see all of the customs she did for me here in this thread:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/347711-project-minicons.html

    I would recoomend her to anyone, who would like a custom for themselves. My Mini-con project is just a small measure of her true talent. Look at all of her other customs and you can see how talented she is. EXTREMELY RECCOMENDED!!!!

    Thanks again Sabrina!!
     

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