Pirates IV: Blackbeard Custom Action Figure
Custom #:28895
Name:Pirates IV: Blackbeard
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Pirates of the Carribean
Creator:Weapon XIX  
Date Added:April 17, 2011
Base Figure:Jakks Blackbeard
Height:4.00 inches
Next is the notorious and fear-inducing dread pirate, Blackbeard!

Jakks' Blackbeard was a cool start, but a bit stumpy. First thing I did was get rid of those arms and legs. I used the hot glue trick to transplant XMO Sabertooth's arms. These added length and articulation. I then put Blackbeard's cuffs on and swapped his hands for some Joe hands.

Next I looked at the legs. I didn't like how all the figures basically used the same boots, so to differentiate Blackbeard I took the boots from a True Heroes/Chap Mei pirate captain. Then I put them on WWE Build N Brawl legs - Deuce I believe. I'm glad I hoarded a bunch of these back when KB was closing.

Lastly I added some paint detail and my Blackbeard was complete!

Thanks for looking and let me know what you think!
And be on the lookout for more!

Head, torso, coat, hat accessories - Jakks Blackbeard
Arms - XMO Sabertooth
Hands - Joe fodder
Legs - WWE Build N Brawl Deuce
Boots - True Heroes pirate captain

Articulation breakdown
Neck, ball arms, ball elbows, wrist cut, waist cut, ball & socket hips, double knees

User Comments
Group customs -
Friday, April 29, 2011
awesome job I have always hated their basic articulation
lycaenops -
Friday, April 29, 2011
Very impressive.
You mentioned a technique involving hot glue. How do you do that, exactly?
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