Yeah, the shoes turned out o.k. On Ripley v1 I tried sculpting the upper part of the shoe and just used stock shoes on the lower part. That turned out o.k., but I sculpted them out of Sculpey and they started to crack and fall apart after some posing. I decided to try my hand at molding and casting and figured why not copy the shoes off the HT snap kit Rip and use those? The tiny ball joint on them didn't mold well, but I was able to replace that using some pins.
NSA, I had thought of that, but I'm kinda worried that's maybe going to far with things. Kinda like the guy who used to post his customs on Hisstank with big ol mams, and 90% naked. People were like, "is that necessary"? I've been thinking of doing one in the ReAction style, but same thing applies.