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A couple of years ago I made a movie Nick Fury custom around the time the first Iron Man movie came out. I never was fully happy with it though, and that was long before I had time to really grow as a customizer. I’ve since gone back and made another movie Nick Fury, because why not? He’s awesome. I used the head from a McFarlane Shaft figure, and the body is the Ultimate Nick Fury from the 2 pack a couple of years ago. The cigar came from the NECA Duke Nukem figure. All paints used were Testors Model Masters and all sculpting was done with Aves Apoxie Sculpt.
Next I reworked his web gear. I wanted it to match the kind he wore in the movie. He just had a holster that strapped under his arm, so I cut up the webgear and glued the straps back in a different way to make it fit back to match the movie. It’s still removable so long as you can get the coat off.
Then I sculpted the turtleneck, one of my favorite parts of Nick Fury’s outfit in the movies. Sam Jackson definitely knows how to make anything look cool. Next, I painted the legs with flat black, and dry-brushed a bluish gray over the shirt to help it stand out from the rest of his outfit. That can be a hard thing to accomplish with a character who wears all black, but you just have to add different shades of gray to help not make the character look boring.
The last thing I did was paint the tops of his two pistols silver and gave him a cigar and Nick Fury is ready to fight alongside Iron Man and Captain America and rest of the Avengers!