New Custom Figures – Kenner Style Aliens Drake, SNES AVP Bat Alien

Hey everyone. I’m back with more new customizing goodness for you. I bring two new customs from one of my favorite franchises ever, Aliens. I have a custom Bat Alien designed after the character from the SNES Alien Vs. Predator game from the early 90′s, repainted with a more traditional Xenomorph color scheme (props to Jin Saotome for the recipe). I also have a custom of the Colonial Marine Smart Gun operator Drake! He’s based off of the look of the old 90′s Kenner action figure. You might remember a while back when I did a custom updating the design of the Kenner Sgt. Apone figure. Well, Drake is a continuation of that series. And yes, I definitely plan to update more. Just click on the pictures below to lead you to the corresponding page, where you can read the full descriptions for how I made the Bat Alien and Drake customs, as well as view the entire gallery of pictures. Until next time!

 

Custom Aliens Drake (Kenner Style) NECA Action Figure – Created July 14th, 2014

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Continuing from where I left off with my updated Kenner Sgt. Apone custom, I wanted to tackle the Colonial Marine Drake next. I still have a soft spot for the old Kenner Aliens toy line, which is why I’m having such a blast updating the designs. Drake was made with a NECA Predator Dutch for the body, the head and hands from a Diamond Select Expendables 2 Gunnar Jensen, and lots of fodder. I gave the head a headband and sculpted some hair falling over it, and used some McFarlane Techno Spawn parts for the headset. The bullet straps come from a McFarlane Al Simmons with some pieces of fodder attached. The real star of this custom though, is the Smart Gun. I wanted it to be inspired by the Kenner Smart Gun accessory, but also put in some personal touches to make it look even more intimidating. This thing is made from so many different pieces, I can’t even remember them all. I just dug through my fodder bins and got pieces that I thought would fit to make a giant gun. It also has an articulated stabilizing arm (just like in the movie) that attaches to his bandolier strap. One Kenner accurate paint job later, and now Drake is ready to join Sgt. Apone to stomp some bugs!

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Custom Bat Alien, SNES Alien Vs. Predator Video Game Action Figure – Created July 14th, 2014

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I’ve delved into remaking some of the old 90′s Kenner designs already, but now I wanted to try my hand at some of the old video game designs as well. The Bat Alien Xenomorph is inspired by the design of the same character from the early 90′s Alien Vs. Predator SNES game. The main body is a NECA Xenomorph Warrior, the wings come from a Marvel Legends BAF Annihilus, and the feet come from a Kenner Flying Queen Xenomorph. Props to Jin Saotome for this recipe. I wanted to use the same recipe, but give the Bat Alien a more traditional xenomorph-like paint job. I spliced the Annihilus wings onto the Xenomorph’s arms, and hollowed out the Flying Queen feet so the NECA ball joints could fit in them. I sculpted over the dome as well, smoothing it out with divots lining each side to match the SNES game design. One paint job later using black, various shades of gray and green, and a glossy overcoat to give him a slimy appearance, and the Bat Alien is complete and ready to give the Colonial Marines and Predators a run for their money!

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New Custom Figure – Agent Phil Coulson, Avengers Movie Style

Hey everyone! I have a brand new custom for your viewing pleasure. You know the past couple of weeks I’ve been on a Movie Marvel kick with Falcon and Winter Soldier, and today is no different. I never liked that Agent Coulson never got the Marvel Legends treatment, so I decided to do my own. I used a shrunken down cast of the Hot Toys Coulson figure to ensure the likeness would be as perfect as possible to actor Clark Gregg. I gave the figure a ton of accessories, including his Destroyer Gun that he used against Loki in The Avengers. Be sure to check out the full photo set and description at the official page for the Coulson custom. And Coulson here is currently for auction on eBay for anyone interested. If you know someone who you think might want a one-of-a-kind custom action figure in their collection, feel free to pass the link along. Thanks for taking a look everybody.

 

New Custom Figures – Amazing Spider-Man 2 & Arkham Origins Batman

Hey everyone. If you haven’t noticed by now, I have a couple of new customs up this week. First up is an Arkham Origins Batman. I took the Mattel Batman Unlimited figure and gave him lots of extra articulation (including an ab joint!) so now he can be posed much more dynamically. Next, I took the new Marvel Legends Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie figure and gave him a full repaint, gave it some magnetic feet, an alternate Andrew Garfield Peter Parker head, a web line, and a rooftop display base! Both customs are also currently for auction on eBay for those who might be interested. Just click on each photo below to go to the corresponding eBay auction, and be sure to check out the full photo set and descriptions for each custom as well. Thanks for looking!

Custom Arkham Origins Batman (W/ Added Articulation) 6″ DC Universe Action Figure – Created January 20th, 2014

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The Mattel Batman Unlimited Arkham Origins Batman figure looks great, and has wonderful poseability from the waist down (double knee joints!), but was severely lacking in the upper body area. I went through and gave the figure a bunch of new articulation. First thing I did was take some pieces from a movie Mr. Fantastic figure and gave Batman double elbow joints. This also still allows for a bicep swivel, and even a swivel at the glove. I’ve also given him a floating ab joint! This took a very long time to carefully get done, but basically it involved a lot of scoring with an X-Acto knife so I wouldn’t have to use two figures. I implanted some parts from a NECA figure and made it all fit, and now Batman can bend forward, backward, even side-to-side! An ab joint is one of the most important on a figure. It can make or break a pose, so I couldn’t let the lack of an ab joint slide. To top it off, I drilled a small hole in his hand and now he can hold a batarang! Batman can’t always rely on his fists, after all. With Batman’s added articulation, he’s now ready to take down the criminals of Gotham City!

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Custom Amazing Spider-Man 2 (W/ Magnetic Feet) 6″ Marvel Legends Action Figure – Created January 20th, 2014

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The articulation on the Marvel Legends Amazing Spider-Man 2 figure is great, though the paint job was lacking. I’ve given the figure a full repaint, and made it much more vibrant than before (especially the blue areas) with deep shading and bright highlights. I even outlined all the webbing on his suit to help it stand out more. I also embedded some Rare Earth magnets in his feet so he can stick to most metal surfaces. I took the Andrew Garfield Peter Parker head from the first movie figure and dremeled it to fit the new figure, gave him a web line, and gave a weathered repaint to the Young Justice Red Arrow rooftop display, and now Spidey is ready to take down Electro, Rhino, and anyone else who threatens New York!

Custom Amazing Spider-Man 2 (W/ Magnetic Feet) 6" Marvel Legends Action FigureCustom Amazing Spider-Man 2 (W/ Magnetic Feet) 6" Marvel Legends Action FigureCustom Amazing Spider-Man 2 (W/ Magnetic Feet) 6" Marvel Legends Action Figure

New Custom – Red Hood, Jason Todd

Yeah, I’m certainly not the first one to tackle this, but I really got the inspiration to do this recently and just had to give it a shot. So here I bring you Jason Todd as the Red Hood. Check out the official page for this custom to see the full photo set and a detailed description of how it was made. Also, Red Hood is up for auction on eBay right now. Click the picture below to go directly to the auction. Also, due to how popular my custom Arkham Origins Deathstroke figure was, I’m selling another one on eBay right now as well. Thanks for taking a look, and stay mint!*

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Custom Figure – It’s Batman Week with Deathstroke, Joker, & Deadshot Customs!

I dub this Batman Week here at Mint Condition Customs, and to celebrate it I bring you not, not two, but three new customs! This week I have a new custom Deadshot figure, based on his appearance in the Gotham Knight animated feature, a custom Arkham Asylum Joker figure that I added lots of new articulation too, and an Arkham Origins style Deathstroke, complete with unmasked Slade Wilson head! Be sure to click the links to see the full photo sets and descriptions for how each custom was made. Thanks for looking!

And these are also currently for auction on eBay. Just click each photo below to go to the corresponding page on eBay. If you’re interested, feel free to bid. If you know someone who might be, please pass the link along. Thanks for looking!

Custom Deathstroke (Arkham Origins) 6″ DC Universe Action Figure – Created December 18th, 2013

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Deathstroke is one of my favorite comic book characters ever, and I absolutely love his design in the Arkham Origins video game. I was excited when Mattel said they were making a figure of his appearance in the game, and I think the figure looks great. Unfortunately, that’s about all it does. While it has quite a bit of articulation, most of it is useless due to pointlessly being hindered by the figure’s sculpt. So I shaved some plastic from around the elbows and knees and doubled their range of motion. I also sliced the legs at the thighs and added thigh rotators, and even completely reworked the feet into actual, functional rocker ankles to help with stability and natural posing. Then I gave the figure a very specific silver dry brushing to make his armor look used and worn to match the game. I also took a DCUC Slade Wilson head cast and fully painted it, trying to make it look realistic as possible. I even gave him a big scar on his face to match the video game. So now Deathstroke has two alternate heads, and a full range of poseability. He’s now ready to fulfill the contract on Batman’s head and claim his prize!

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