Archangel (Angel of Death) (Marvel) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:23131
Name:Archangel (Angel of Death)
Contest:Way They Should Be
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel
Date Added:July 20, 2010
Base Figure:ML Iron Fist
Height:6.00 inches
the XMC archangel looks very scrawny and the wings look awful... I wanted a new look, something that would make it different and unique... so there, I made some changes and came up with "angel of death", one of the horseman of apocalypse.

I used ML iron fist because of the ripped semi muscular body and sculpted the costume details instead of just repainting it so that it would really pop out. the skull face was also sculpted over the iron fist head.

I also made a pair of retracted wings so that it can be easily stored and displayed inside the display cabinet together with the other X-men or ML figures. (huge wings look great, but its hard to put in a group display with the other characters.. hehe!)

the wings came from a cut out DVD (for the hard flat plastic) and the details were just sculpted over. magnets were buried at the back of the figure and on the wings so that the wings would be easily removable.

now, the paint... I wanted to give him some metallic blue and metallic pink paint job but I don't have metallic paints and I can't find any... so I just took some blue paint, mixed it with silver, and it looked like metallic blue! (way to go captain obvious!) for the metallic pink, I mixed red, white, and silver, and there... I think it looks ok... (actually it was really by accident that I've discovered it... haha! I accidentally dipped my brush with blue paint on the silver and mixed it...)

there you go! archangel, the angel of death! one of the horsemen of apocalypse!

User Comments
SansPedes -
Monday, December 3, 2012
This is an all around beautiful custom getsa. I love the sculpted costume details and the retracted wings came out great! On the head I feel you were very close but it looks to me like more of a harlequin carnival mask than a death's head. Still very creepy and very scary but not quite a skull. I think it's the cheekbones and the nose. The cheekbones are too wide and protruding for a skull and likewise the nose, a skull doesn't have one. Just a hole for the nasal cavity. I like it as it is though. The face lends an otherworldliness to the figure and as I said it's very creepy.
asch -
Monday, August 9, 2010
You can be proud of this figure, for sure, I was countig he would be in first 3. once more: amazeing sculpt and colors
getsa -
Monday, August 9, 2010
thank you for all of those who voted! when the entries have been unveiled, I honestly lost the hope of winning coz there are so many great entries and I have some bets too and I wanted them to win (entries of other customizers)
landing a place on the 4th slot made me really happy. thanks guys! I'll keep on practicing more to improve my works. thanks!
about how I cut the cd, I used a circular dremel bit with a thin side ( it looks like a disk shaped bit ) it doesn't really cut the cd, I just used it to make grooves or mark the outline or the shape of the wings coz driving the dremel bit all the way through cracked the cd on my 1st try. so after engraving the lines, I just repeatedly drove my cutter blade on the grooves until it went through and then I just trimmed down the edges with a blade to clean it. I used a heated blade before, it also worked pretty well when cutting through hard plastics.
Unknown User -
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I'm with asch. This guy is soooo close to being perfect, but the face just kind of kills it. Well, in my opinion anyways. Obviously you like it or your wouldn't have done it, and thats all that really matters. The sculpting of the costume detail is pretty much immaculate. What do you use to cut the cd?
Redmist -
Monday, August 2, 2010
Whoa...this is mega fresh!
asch -
Monday, August 2, 2010
head is my only complaning here, scupt and colors are stellar, congrats
The Real Question -
Sunday, August 1, 2010
scary and badasss looking archangel excelnt job.
Rosedale -
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Great sculpt work and paint on this one!
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