Ivan Vanko Whiplash Mk II Armor (Iron Man 2) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:34823
Name:Ivan Vanko Whiplash Mk II Armor
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Iron Man 2
Date Added:December 6, 2011
Base Figure:Sea Assault Drone,Weapon drone and Whiplash parts
Height:4.00 inches
So I loved the movie, am a huge Mickey Rourke fan, and desperately wanted an armored Whiplash/Vanko. I know there IS a Hasbro prototype of it out there, but who knows IF they'll ever use it? So I made my own, starting with the Sea Assault drone. I removed his legs and arms at the middle joints, dished out the elbow and trimmed the edges to allow lateral movements on the arms. I then took the arms from a fodder Weapons drone and lower legs from a damaged Ground Assault Drone. I then modified the head of the Ivan Vanko IM2 figure, gave the hair a slight darkening(which I don't feel is even noticeable) and gave the rest of the body a flat black base coat, then layered on sterling silver and dry brushing two layers of gun metal. The whips were painted with Testors acrylic Clear Blue, with random unpainted spots to allow light reflection. I had hoped that leaving little silvery spots might give the impression of moving current, and after a couple coats of Clear Blue, I feel the whips have a nice 'lit' effect, less metallic than I saw from one or two coats. All in all,I may not measure up to the other Whiplash armor customs here, but I think its this amateur's shining moment thus far, and I hope you enjoy!
UPDATE...Added two more pics, one an action shot.

User Comments
jedirulz123 -
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Yours is phenominal, I was thinking of making one, but with the Hammer Drone that came with the whips. I assume they are the same body, so does the Rourke head fit well on the drone body, or is some customisation needed?
KiboBeerNomad -
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Thank you...yes, they're largely the same body,I think the legs might be different is all...and the Rourke head would need the hair cut or heated and relayered/reshaped on the back, but it can work with some minor customizing. If I recall correctly, I also put a little bit of blue tack in the head because there was a little size discrepancy. Hope this helps, and can't wait to see yours!
fitzjedi -
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Very cool--and I second Boskoes advice! -Fitz
KiboBeerNomad -
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Thank you Fitz! Thank you everyone really! I appreciate the compliments, and I think I will post more figs on here. Possibly soon.
TheGr8One -
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Excellent job dude!
pointfurious -
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Great job. looks just like the movie figure that they didn't make. Great work dude.
Monkeyman411 -
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
This looks amazing...great work
mr. vader -
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
nice work, paints look great
boskoes -
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Wow that's great! And in a difficult scale too. Great likeness, and the silver is of the charts!
KiboBeerNomad -
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
That means a ton to me, because I look at your work and realize how far I have to go. Also, I love the spectrum of characters you made.
boskoes -
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
honeslty the only advice I would ever give to a fellow customizer is don't stop learning
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