Custom Painted Castle Grayskull AND Snake Mountain Playsets By TimmyR73

by Jay Cochran
August 02, 2020
This week's TNI Cool Custom is of a repainted MOTU Castle Grayskull AND Snake Mountain. This was done by TimmyR73. Here is how they describe the making of these playsets:

I wanted to share a couple of custom painted vintage Masters of the Universe playsets: Grayskull and Snake Mountain. I absolutely love MOTU and as I was gearing up my anticipation to collect the Origins line, I wanted to revisit Grayskull and Snake Mountain with an updated paint application. I normally don't like the idea of touching a vintage toy, however, I believed there was a killer playset waiting to come alive from behind the subpar and uneven factory paint job given to both sets. After priming and dry-brushing applications using acrylics (standard colors and vibrant neons for SM). The only portion sprayed on is the primer I used as the rest was hand brushed. I only amplified the amazing details that were already there. Grayskull's interior was painted with purples and blues (with stars added) to give off a mystical effect of universal power emanating from the Castle. I was inspired by the colors and themes from the original mini comics. I left the accessories alone as their vibrant, flat colors was a nice contrast that actually made it feel (for me) as though this scene popped directly from the comic pages. For Snake Mountain, the interior paint work was highly influenced by Youtuber "Count Stankus" who gave his custom a Monster Golf /fun-house 'glow' vibe--a great 80s look for a great 80s toy! I took notes off his work because he really nailed the effect. Either way...displayed is my love for ALL things MOTU and my process leading to the final product....hope you enjoy and thank you for letting me share!

Check out the image(s) of their work below in our GALLERY and let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.

If you would like to submit a custom of your own creation to be featured in an upcoming Cool Custom of the Week segment you can post your work on our FORUMS.
Image 1 of 18
1 of 18
Image 2 of 18
2 of 18
Image 3 of 18
3 of 18
Image 4 of 18
4 of 18
Image 5 of 18
5 of 18
Image 6 of 18
6 of 18
Image 7 of 18
7 of 18
Image 8 of 18
8 of 18
Image 9 of 18
9 of 18
Image 10 of 18
10 of 18
Image 11 of 18
11 of 18
Image 12 of 18
12 of 18
Image 13 of 18
13 of 18
Image 14 of 18
14 of 18
Image 15 of 18
15 of 18
Image 16 of 18
16 of 18
Image 17 of 18
17 of 18
Image 18 of 18
18 of 18


Last 10 comments - ( Read All Posts )
Asterix - 2020-08-04 @ 8:35 pm

Holy crap those look incredible

TimmyR73 - 2020-08-04 @ 12:09 am
2 hours ago, yojoebro82 said:

Breathtaking job on both. I want that Castle Greyskull on my shelf!

I have been thinking of doing the same thing to my vintage Star Wars Dagobah and Ewok village play sets. A good paint job makes these sculpts come to life.

I've always said there was great details covered up from the factory paint jobs. these REALLY are amazing toys! Thanks for feedback!

TimmyR73 - 2020-08-04 @ 12:08 am
5 hours ago, Sybok55 said:


Really appreciate that!

tudortiger2000 - 2020-08-03 @ 11:31 pm


yojoebro82 - 2020-08-03 @ 9:50 pm

Breathtaking job on both. I want that Castle Greyskull on my shelf!

I have been thinking of doing the same thing to my vintage Star Wars Dagobah and Ewok village play sets. A good paint job makes these sculpts come to life.

Sybok55 - 2020-08-03 @ 7:33 pm


TimmyR73 - 2020-08-03 @ 4:05 pm
4 hours ago, ghostbogey said:

Really Really Sweet...

You did a "SUPER JOB"...

Appreciate it, ghostbogey!

TimmyR73 - 2020-08-03 @ 3:28 pm
On 8/1/2020 at 10:09 AM, Vash said:


Thanks so much!

TimmyR73 - 2020-08-03 @ 3:25 pm
2 hours ago, jsmooth said:

Wow! You are truly talented. Mattel should hire you to do their paint jobs!!!! Very impressive and super cool!

Thank you so much!

TimmyR73 - 2020-08-03 @ 3:25 pm
11 hours ago, Satam said:

Very very very impressive. I don't think Castle Grayskull or Snake Mountain ever looked that good before in any medium.

Thanks Satam!

Post Your Comment Now! (membership required)


Found Mattel MOTU on Ebay


Advertise on
This site uses cookies for site configuration, advertising, and analysis. By using this site you accept our policies - Read Full Site Policy OK
Sign Up For The TNI Newsletter And Have The News Delivered To You!

Entertainment News International (ENI) is the #1 popular culture network for adult fans all around the world.
Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!

Contact and Support

Advertising | Submit News | Contact ENI | Privacy Policy

©Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. Contact us about any infringements right away - CLICK HERE