Red Skull / Nazi Trooper (with Interchangable Heads) (Captain America) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:25700
Name:Red Skull / Nazi Trooper (with Interchangable Heads)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Captain America
Date Added:November 23, 2010
Base Figure:HML Captain America from 2-Pack, Various
Height:6.00 inches
The Red Skull, enemy of Captain America. I used a HML Captain America and it's swappable head system to create a military-looking Nazi war criminal. Swastika was incorporated into the costume *not* for any ideological reasons on my part, but because the character was an evil, evil Nazi - and wore the symbol.

:: Recipes:
x1 ML Captain America or Red Skull stand
x1 HML Captain America (From Cap/Nick Fury 2-Pack)
x1 DCD Black Mask (head cast)
x1 Baron Zemo (Nazi-rod)
x1 sheet of Testor decal paper + x1 red elastic band (armband)
x1 Helmet (origins unknown, from the fodder bin)
x1 Little Boy with Gasmask figure (From a Doctor Who Boxed set)
Aves Apoxie Sculpt, Vallejo Paints, and Citadel washes.
Sealed with Krazy Glue liquid-type Superglue, and finished with Vallejo Matte Varnish.

After writing a 40 page essay on Captain America for my last year in University, I became familiar with the Red Skull as Cap's go-to enemy. I had the pleasure (or pain?) of reading every single issue of Captain America from the wartime publications until present (at that time, Cap's assassination).

While the Red Skull's visual motif has changed over the years (his original jumpsuit once he appeared in Marvel comics was clad in a Green Jumpsuit with yellow trimmings - and a Swastika. (Very similar to later Hydra-goon costumes.)

The common motifs were Nazi symbol, red, burned face, and no nose/exposed teeth. I thought the Black Mask figure's head was perfect, and combined that with the peg-plastic of the HML Cap' head.

I used the 'unmasked' alt. head in combination with a dremmeled out gasmask head + a helmet to create a Nazi Stormtrooper -- two evil guys in one!

I created the arm band using a red rubber band superglued to the arm, and aves to smooth the seam (on the underside). After painting the figure, but before sealing it, I applied a measured/sized Nazi armband graphic (located via Google Image search). It fit well, and after drying, I sealed with superglue (along with all joints/rub zones), and finished with Vallejo Matte Varnish.

Hope you like this rendition of the Red Skull. :)


User Comments
CaptainCustoms -
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Such an awesome custom of Red Skull. Great job.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Monday, January 3, 2011
I have never really cared for the red skull as a character, I understand why comics at the time had to have an arch nemesis. Still the new concept in avengers mightiest heroes with zemo and strucker after the death of the red skull was more appropriate in my opion. But the figure is flawless you make me want to make my own which I would have never even considered before. top notch.
fitzjedi -
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I'm totally, totally loving this! Great work--the colors pop on this one! That head is fantastic!! -Fitz
Unknown User -
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I just looked at it. Nah, your Red Skull doesn't remind me of Jin's at all. They look completely different, BOTH R SICK
Unknown User -
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I think everything is game, I've seen the same reicpes used to complete different results, and MAY THE BEST CUSTOM WIN!
blaynescott -
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Thanks! I made this Red Skull a while ago, actually before Jin did his:
...and remember feeling frustrated that people would feel I swiped the idea from him. As I recall, I borrowed the idea for the Black Mask head from someone else.
blaynescott -
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Thanks for the praise!
BKZ718 -
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
One of the best red skulls I've seen!
blaynescott -
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
More photos of both Red Skull and the Trooper version here:
Stevid -
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Awesome looking Red Skull, he would look great right next to my Baron Zemo that I just completed!
Unknown User -
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
bLAck mask is a great head for red skull. very nice figure.
mmdiego -
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
wow thats awesome my cousin harry would love this figure
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