Modern Fantastic Four - Military/Industrial Science Team (Fantastic Four) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:23155
Name:Modern Fantastic Four - Military/Industrial Science Team
Contest:Way They Should Be
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Fantastic Four
Date Added:July 21, 2010
Base Figure:Various
Height:6.00 inches
A modern take on the "Fantastic Four", re-imagined as a serious military/industrial science team.

:: Recipes:

: Susan Storm:
-HML two pack Maria Hill (torso/hips (modified)/knees, lower legs, belt pieces)
-HML two-pack Nick Fury (belt pieces, and measured/cut sections for boot-detail)
-ML Invisible Woman (Boxed Set) arms, modified)
-DCD Firebird (Armory Series, alt. head)
-SOTA Cammy (flexible front-hair section)
-ML The Wasp (pelvis interior, hip joints, upper legs)
-Sculpting with Aves Fixit.

: Reed Richards:
-ML Doctor Strange (headcast, resculpted)
-HML two-pack Nick Fury
-HML two pack Maria Hill / Nick Fury belt pieces
-DCUC hands (spliced at wrist/sculpted over)
-HML Nick Fury Straps (measured/cut to size for boot-detail)
-NECA 'The Hitman' (Briefcase)
-Sculpting with Aves Fixit.

: John Storm:
-DCUC Aquaman (head)
-HML two-pack Nick Fury
-DCUC Doctor Strange (right hand, spliced/sculpted)
-DCUC fist-hand (left,spliced/sculpted)
-HML Nick Fury Straps (measured/cut to size for boot-detail)
-x4 5mm 'hockey puck' Neonium Magnets (in biceps, front of torso)
-x1 8mm Neonium sphere magnet (embedded in torso)
-x10 2mm-3mm Neonium magnets (for flames)
-x4 small screws (magnetic, embeded into figure)
-ML Human Torch neck-flame (modified with superglue and hot-glue)
-x8 Custom made, magnetically attaching 'flames'
(hot glue over tinfoil, undersides sealed with liquid superglue)
-x2 detachable hand flame 'gloves' (tinfoil/hot glue/superglue)
-Sculpting with Aves Fixit.

: Benjamin Grimm:
-ML Series 2 The Thing
-Fused rocking torso, sculpted over torso.
-Sculpted longer 'shorts' with Aves Fixit.
-Belt buckle from a 12" Action-Man style '90s toy harness.
-Figure-package wire anchored/superglued for shorts 'rims'.

: Robot, B-type: "Ro.B."
-Resculpted facescreen, and repainted in a Tron-esk color scheme.
-Hardplastic, raised, painted sticker for his "HAL900"-esk eye.

-x5 "4" logo stands all came from a FF4 Boxed set. Used a very thick, watery model paint to create a pearly-white, uniform surface over the dirty-white that the stands came with.

-"4" logos were designed in Photoshop, sized and printed on Testor white decal paper.
-After being applied, I used a very fine sharpie to outline them in black, along with Ben Grims rocky skin, and other high-contrast/shadow areas (belts, etc.)

-All figures were repainted head to toe in Vallejo acrylics. All large black areas were painted with Testor flat black acrylic. Figures were then sealed with liquid type Superglue, and sealed with Vallejo Matte varnish.

User Comments
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I love your concept and execution of these figs. I would definitely give them 10 out of 10. Top Notch.
Madtinker76 -
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Congratulations!!! lots of hard work times 4.
wesr -
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Man the planning you do for this is wild. I just grab a paint bottle and go for it without testing colors to see what works better lol.
blaynescott -
Monday, August 9, 2010
Thanks for the compliments everyone! These were actually an evolution of a customers design request. I've included some more images below. I'll be posting each figure individually to the 'Realm, but here's some WiP images and one detailed shot of the group.
asch -
Monday, August 9, 2010
hah, Blayne, You are relentless in winnig those contest! congrats. I knew that these combo was made by some high-skilled custimzer.. but couldn`t figure out who to last moment
loosecollector -
Monday, August 9, 2010
Congratulations bro! I know how much work went into these. Great job!
getsa -
Sunday, August 8, 2010
congrats sir! yeah, that team of yours really should've been how the F4 toys looked like. congrats again for the win!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
...Great customs, clean and looks very good!!!... Congrats!!!
monoloco"el cuztoymizer" -
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Congrats on your 1st place!Awesome job.
Unknown User -
Sunday, August 8, 2010
There is seriously crisp and clean paint work happening here!
billmaru -
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Congrats man! A well earned first for awesome work.
The Real Question -
Friday, August 6, 2010
Love the idea and the look but Johnny is my favorite of the figs u made him look serious.
Redmist -
Monday, August 2, 2010
These 4 are: Fantastic!No, seriously, great work!
asch -
Monday, August 2, 2010
awsome combo!
Rosedale -
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Excellent work, these came out great!
getsa -
Sunday, August 1, 2010
love the whole team! especially the flame effects on torch.
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