Mag's Customs & Mods - McFarlane DC Superman

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Mag's Customs & Mods - McFarlane DC Superman

Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:28 am

So either because of the snap or pruning due to my inactivity or robo having it out for me my old thread has disappeared. There wasn't alot of activity there anyway so i'll start fresh since i actually did a new custom. My usual one per year full custom, and i am stretching the limits of the term "full" when i say that.

GI Joe - Shockwave

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Simply put this one was making use of a useless figure. I got the black suit video game cap to build joe fixit and saw some potential for a joe figure in him and went from there. After some research through the old filecards to find someone who fit the bill of a tactical geared character like this i landed on Shockwave, the SWAT specialist.

Basic breakdown:
head - old fantomex
body - video game cap
backpack - mcf fortnite guy whos name i don't remember
hat - gi joe gung ho (big thanks to TFitz for hooking me up with that)
guns and other bits are fodder bin specials, plan b stuff for the pistol/holster and swat shield. Uzi is from neca harley quinn, with a silencer and stock added, chest knife from neca movie shredder. Big knife on the pack to replicate the old figure design.

This was minimal work to the figure, dremelled the star off the chest and glued on some pouches, head swap, and then base coat black over the grey areas, then blue drybrush for the uniform, grey drybrush on alot of the armor and blacks. I didn't due the bright blue with dark blue camo bars like the original figure for, obvious lazy reasons. This is a modern take like all classified figures and he fits well for my collection.
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Thanks for looking, i may try to get around to adding some of my recent real customs or modded figures to this thread later.
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Re: Mag's Customs & Mods - GI Joe Shockwave

Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:40 am

I dig it. That Cap is a great figure, just not of Cap. This is as good a use for it as any. I turned mine into SHIELD agents with the fully masked heads from the Nick Fury figures. Shockwave is still pretty recognizable a Joe too. He fits great with the other Classified figures.
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Re: Mag's Customs & Mods - GI Joe Shockwave

Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:31 am

Thanks Norm.

Had some more time and was messing around with some figures and after seeing a wip on instagram using the sky tyrant body for a possible scarecrow i decided to try and come up with my own.

Scarecrow

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Basically, sky tyrant body, shaved down some of the details in front and added a wrap made out of the skirt from the old neca kratos. Head is mattel multiverse movie scarecrow with an old movie cowboy ghost rider hat. Bag is from wraarl i just thought it added something to him, with the worm being whatever, just something scary. Scythe from metal batman. He has a couple different shades of brown/grey brown drybrushing and some gold/bronzeish accents, but its hard to photograph but its a scarecrow that fits my mcfarlane display.
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Re: Mag's Customs & Mods - GI Joe Shockwave & McFarlane DC Scarecrow

Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:36 pm

McFarlane DC has me really back into customizing so we will keep the train rolling with the next entry.

Hawkman

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I picked up the new mcfarlane mortal kombat shao khan on a whim cause it looked cool, but i don't collect MK figures so after messing around a bit i decided it could make an interesting hawkman. This is obviously a very different interpretation, i see it more as an actual alien version, from thangar, but not just a human with wings but rather a humanoid alien with wings and other features. The shao khan figure has nicely sculpted scales and spikes along with claws and such that to me lent themselves to an avian style body design and along with the intricate armor leaning towards some of hawkmans past looks i felt it all worked together.

There's very little added to the base figure, wings from sky tyrant plugged into holes i drilled into the back. Then the chest circle is also from sky tyrant just glued on with an extra strap for good measure. The mace comes from the turner dcd hawkman, along with the beak and head wings. The beak and wings were mated to the mk helmet with its large horns and teeth removed and then alot of paint. Mcfarlanes current style of figures still maxamize the sculpting like he did in the past but the added articulation has detracted from paint apps and the orignal figure was very bland so just some reds on the armor bits to tie things together and detail paints on the body to bring out the sculpt and separate some things.

Here's a wip:
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Re: Mag's Customs & Mods - McFarlane DC Hawkman

Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:41 pm

That's great! Definitely has me looking forward to an official release and what that might bring.
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Re: Mag's Customs & Mods - McFarlane DC Hawkman

Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:04 am

That's very bad ass and fits so well with the McF aesthetic.
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Re: Mag's Customs & Mods - McFarlane DC Hawkman

Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:03 am

Thanks guys, I fell off for a bit there but I'm back with a quick and easy one.

Superman

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Just the infected superman with the head, hand pegs, and cape from red son. Painted the blues and then skin tone to match. Only some minor dremel work to adapt the hand pegs to this body and hands and to slim down the neck for better fit and rom on the head.

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Sorry for the pics but I didn't have the time or energy to do a better setup, like I said this one was just quick and easy.
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Re: Mag's Customs & Mods - McFarlane DC Superman

Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:39 pm

That Hawkman is the best I have ever seen. That Shao Kahn figure worked great as a base.
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Re: Mag's Customs & Mods - GI Joe Shockwave & McFarlane DC Scarecrow

Tue May 04, 2021 5:41 am

Magnuz wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:36 pm
McFarlane DC has me really back into customizing so we will keep the train rolling with the next entry.

Hawkman

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That is a great looking Hawkman, not just for DC but also Flash Gordon. :drool:

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