There is a massive community of minifig customisers on Flickr uploading their latest minifigs daily, and sometimes it is quite a hard decision which ones to blog about. However when you start reading comments from fellow customisers saying what a high standard A Civilian is creating, then its time we got to know a bit more about Nick.
1. How did you first get into custom minifigures?
I first started customizing when I saw the Clone Wars on TV one day. I wanted to make a few of the clones from the show, so I started to sharpie and paint on their helmets. Soon I joined Flickr and saw all these amazing custom from people such as Pedro, Pecovcam, and Bansheeshe are just a few I saw. Then I just started to put paint on minifigures and I really liked doing it. I’m still just learning the basics about minifig customizing and I’m trying to improve a lot by getting tips from the pros.
2. Where do you get your ideas and inspiration from?
I get alot of my inspiration from Video Games such as The Fallout Series, Battlefield,and of course Call of Duty. I also Get my inspiration from many people in the Flickr community.
3. Are there any customizers that you look up to, or inspire you?
4. What do you think of the Lego Collectors series?
I personally love the Lego Collectors series. The parts that some of the minifigures have are great and I especially love the surprise of just opening up a bag and seeing what you got.
5. Are you currently on any new projects?
Currently I’m working on Brickarms mods, but I soon hope to make a new figure or two. I’m thinking I may do some more Apoc guys next but I haven’t really decided yet.
Thank you very much for asking me to do this interview, it was very fun.