Samus Aran Custom Action Figure (Metroid) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:21834
Name:Samus Aran Custom Action Figure
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Metroid
Creator:Narpa Sword  
Date Added:May 21, 2010
Base Figure:GI Joe
Height:3.75 inches
A new challenger approaches!!!!!

Here is my version of Samus Arans' Varia Suit. I used two different size GI Joe accelerator suits for the base and the rest is sculpt. The visor and suit has glow in the dark paint. Comments and crits welcomed.

Head - gi joe scarlett
Abdomen - Accelerator Suit Scarlet
Body - Accelerator Suit Duke
Custom paint job

User Comments
GrooTheWanderer -
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Excellent! Why company toys don't release things like this to sell? To the poor people like me that can't do customs like this Nice job and size!
metroid prime -
Monday, September 6, 2010
Yo, this is the best 3.75" Samus I have ever seen, the attention to detail is great. I love the addition of the glow in the dark paint, great figure I can't stop praising it.
Narpa Sword -
Monday, May 24, 2010
Thanks for all your kind words guys. The glow in the dark effects on the photo were altered in photo shop because my camera doesn't have the a long enough exposure, so all I got was a fuzzy sillouette and a barely visible gray glow (which sucked cause I really wanted to show the green glow) The paint I'm using is surprisingly effective for its $2.95 price, but some prep work is required to achieve max effect, I paint the area white first then the color I want the glow to be, then about three layers of the glow-in-the-dark paint. But that Glo nation paint you mentioned batman1016, I checked it out and it seems really cool so I'm goin to order a sample and let you know whats the deal. Thanks a gain guys.
Batman1016 -
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Unless you have a professional camera that allows you to "overexpose" to give the lens time to capture the light from the GitD areas, I doubt most glow material is bright enough to photo effectively. Maybe a blacklight, but that might light up your whole figure.
However, claims to be 20% brighter than standard glow materials. As I understand it, after 9/11, NYC demanded that exit signs be fully legible even if all power is knocked out, so they developed this stuff which glows like a lamp for hours. Saw it on a Modern Marvels, powerful stuff. Their glow paint may just be effective enough to photograph. And it's only $5.50 an oz (as opposed to $10-15 per 1/2oz like the last glow paint I looked at). So that might be a solution, I dunno.
Patraw -
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Very cool Samus figure and nice paint job--I think it would have benefitted from some more black line to work to accentuate the armor detailing though, particularly on the body.
The glow-in-the-dark effect is obviously photoshopped (said picture states as much at the bottom). Does anybody know a good way to photograph glow-in-the-dark figures? Obviously, you can't use flash, and a lot of cameras have trouble taking good shots in a dim/dark environment without flash.
CplHicks -
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thant glow in the dark paint app is SICK!!!!!!
Awesome job!!!!
Batman1016 -
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I like this figure! It ain't game accurate, but it's badass nonetheless!
I seriously considered using glow paint for my Samus, but didn't think the result would be worth the high cost of a bottle. I may have to rethink that decision, especially now that some brands have gotten cheaper.
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