FALCON PUNCH! Captain Falcon Custom Action Figure

I told you I wasn’t going anywhere this time! I’m back with my latest custom. This one is based on Captain Falcon from F-Zero in his alternate black suit as he appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee. I also made a FALCON PUNCH energy effect accessory completely sculpted out of hot glue! Be sure to visit the gallery page for the full photo set and description on how Captain Falcon was made, and you can check out the Youtube video for this custom action figure to see some exclusive Work In Progress photos and see the process!

Captain Falcon Super Smash Bros Melee Video Game Custom Action Figure

 

Captain Falcon Super Smash Bros Melee F-Zero 6″ Video Game Custom Action Figure

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This was a commissioned piece for someone who wanted a 6″ scaled F-Zero Captain Falcon action figure, based on his alternate black outfit from the Nintendo game Super Smash Bros. Melee. For the base, I used a DC Universe Classics Batman, with the boots from an Arkham City Batman, the head of a DC Universe Classics Flash, and the belt/gun from a DCUC Starman. The head, boots, torso, and arms were sculpted onto with meticulous detail using Aves Apoxie Sculpt, with his visor being made of sheet polystyrene. Then the figure was painted with the colors matching the video game reference.

I wanted to give this piece something extra, so I decided to make a Falcon Punch accessory effect. It was sculpted using hot glue, over his arm so it would perfectly fit. I had to cover the arm with cling wrap first so the glue wouldn’t stick to it, and I used some clear packing tape as the guides for the wings and tail. This was a long and delicate process that I feel really paid off. Then I painted it using clear yellow, orange, and red for the fiery effect. And now Captain Falcon is ready to take on any challenger!

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New Custom Action Figure – Captain America, Avengers Infinity War (I’m Back!)

Hey guys. I know it’s been a long time since I updated the site. I promise you I haven’t gone anywhere though. I’ve been steadily working the past year and a half on various commissions, I just haven’t had time to update the site. But I’m planning on changing that and slowly start updating regularly again. And with that I bring you my latest custom action figure, Captain America based on his look in Avengers Infinity War as The Nomad! I had to carefully study the trailer frame by frame to get this right. I also made a custom pair of “Vibranium Wakanda Battle Shields” for him to wear on his forearms. These are based on the shields he’s wearing at the end of the trailer. Cap is up on eBay right now, so if you’re interested in owning this custom, just CLICK HERE to bid. Also be sure to check out the full page for Captain America so you can read the entire description on how he was made. And be sure to check out the Youtube Video for exclusive WIP photos. I’ll see you guys later, and I promise it won’t take a year and a half haha.

 

Avengers Infinity War Captain America Nomad Marvel Legends Custom Action Figure

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Captain America is back, but since the events of Civil War he’s changed. He’s now a fugitive on the run. He no longer has his shield and no place to call home. He’s ripped the star from his chest and the Avengers symbols from his shoulders. He’s rolled up his sleeves, let his hair and beard grow out, and now he’s The Nomad. Finding refuge in the city of Wakanda, he’s given two Vibranium Wakanda Battle Shields to help in the fight against the army of the Mad Titan Thanos!

This custom action figure was made by going through the Avengers Infinity War trailer frame by frame to make sure I got all the details just right. The hair and beard are sculpted, as are the forearms and the rolled up sleeves. The “Wakanda Battle Shields” are hand sculpted/crafted and based on the shields Cap wields at the end of the trailer. I dremeled out the star in his chest and sculpted some tattered fabric on the shoulders where the Avengers logo was. I painted the entire thing to give a real, weathered kinda dirty look and now Cap is finally Nomad!

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New Custom Figures – Armored Batman with Light Up Eyes and Movie Repaint Batman!

Hey everyone. Now that Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice is here, I wanted to celebrate with some customs! I bring you two this week. The first is a repainted DC Comics Multiverse Batman v Superman Batman. He’s been repainted head to toe to be more realistic and movie accurate, had the weird cowl texture sanded down, given a new fabric cape, and I’ve given him a grapnel gun, and a movie accurate batarang I made out of styrene. The second is Armored Batman with light up eyes!. With some customizing magic, I added an LED inside the figure so Armored Batman’s eyes light up in that awesome intimidating way like in the movie. Not only that, but this one has also been fully repainted to look more realistic, and he’s got a fabric cape, and I even made him a Kryptonite spear, like the one he uses in the film. I’m really proud of how I was able to fit the wiring, switch, and battery compartment in the figure.

Be sure to check out the pages for each custom to see lots more pics, and read up on how they were made. Also, the Youtube videos for my Batman and Armored Batman custom figures have exclusive WIP photos! The Batman and Armored Batman customs are also up for auction on eBay this week. If you’re interested, or know someone who might be, click the pictures below to take you to the corresponding auction page. Thanks for looking!

 


Armored Batman with Light Up Eyes (Batman v Superman Movie Style) DC Universe Custom Action Figure

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Batman’s armored look in Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice is pretty cool, and the Mattel DC Multiverse figure is awesome, but he’s even better with light up eyes! I had to do some heavy modding to this figure to get it to work, since there’s very little room inside the figure for wiring. It took every bit of customizing trickery I know, but now Batman has some awesome and intimidating light up eyes. I used a bright white LED that fits inside the head, with some fogged up clear styrene behind the eye holes to help diffuse the light. I made sure the switch to turn it on and off, and the battery compartment were easily accessible on his back. I removed the cape and added a fabric one, because I thought it looked much better, and hides the switch and battery as an added bonus! The figure has also been given a full repaint, with dark washes, and metallic highlights for a realistic feel. Of course I couldn’t make this figure without giving Batman his Kryptonite Spear! This is the weapon he fashions in the movie to use against Superman, so I had to recreate it. With his light up eyes, kryptonite spear, and grenade launcher, Armored Batman is ready to lay the beat down on that Kryptonian menace, and any other baddies in his way!

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Batman (Batman v Superman Movie Style) DC Universe Custom Action Figure

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The Mattel DC Multiverse Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice Batman has a pretty good sculpt, it just lacks in the paint department. I wanted to give him a full movie accurate, realistic repaint. So I gave all of the gray areas a dark wash, with some light highlinting to really bring out all the detail in the sculpt. I painted the scallops on his gloves gold to match the movie. I cut off the cape and heavily modified the cowl so I could glue it down to the body. Then, I attached a fabric cape for better posing and aesthetics. Of course the head was repainted to look more like Ben Affleck, including his 5 O’Clock shadow! I also sanded down the weird texture on the cowl to match the neck piece. Then, I modified a grapnel gun accessory from one of the basic Dawn of Justice Batman figures. I made it smaller and more compact so it didn’t look quite so ridiculous. I painted it to look like the one he uses in the movie, and fabricated a fully movie accurate batarang out of styrene for him to hold and throw at some criminals! Now Batman is ready to dispense all sorts of righteous Gotham justice!

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Back in Action…Figures

For anyone who likes to visit this site, you may have noticed a complete lack of updates for the past few months. A lot has been going on my life that kept me mostly off the internet. I recently moved to a new apartment, and it took forever for them to get internet access to my new place. I was reduced to using my phone for a few basic things whenever I had a good signal. I had to spend much longer than I expected setting up my new office and workspace as well, as even after we moved in, the apartment complex maintenance wasn’t completely finished setting things up, so that was frustrating. I also recently had a family member pass away. That took up quite a bit of my time, as I was trying to console her while we dealt with everything you have to in that situation. Continue reading

ACBA of the Day – Batman the Animated Series Custom Cape by Metaldriver89

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Ra’s Al Ghul League of Shadows (Movie Style) DC Universe 6″ Custom Action Figure

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I always wanted Mattel to make a proper Ra’s Al Ghul Batman Begins figure, but since that never happened, here I bring you Ra’s Al Ghul in full League of Shadows ninja gear! Ra’s al Ghul was made using a Star Wars the Black Series Episode 3 Obi-Wan Kenobi, the head from a Movie Masters Ra’s Al Ghul, and the forearms from a Movie Masters Batman Begins Batman. I fused the Batman Begins forearms to the Obi-Wan arms, and used Aves Apoxie Sculpt to blend and fill in the gaps. I also added plating to the back of the hands (including the rivets!) with styrene. The lower cloak was replaced with fabric. The belt is made using two strips of styrene, with the belt buckle being fodder that happened to be perfectly movie accurate. Everything was repainted several shades of dark brown to match the movie, with the gauntlets dry brushed lightly for a metallic look. The head was also completely repainted, and I even sculpted in to cover that weird open mouth gap he had before. One katana later and League of Shadows Ra’s Al Ghul is ready to take down Batman and do all that is necessary to cleanse the world of corruption!