Tarantula (Spider-Man) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:3640
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Spider-Man
Date Added:August 17, 2007
Base Figure:Bullseye
Height:6.00 inches
Here's another one of Spider-Man's enemies: Tarantula!
I never much cared for him in the comics, but I had to make him nonetheless.
Used a Bullseye body and for the head, I modified a head from a 5-inch Zorro figure. When I saw the figure on a flea market, I knew right away that the head would be great for my Tarantula. Though, I didn't think about the fact that Zorro's mask covered his nose, while Tarantula's mask doesn't, so I had to cut it off and give him the nose of a Mr Fantastic, it worked out fine.
Those ribbons on the back of his mask are from a 5-inch Psylocke figure.

It was a pain to paint him, especially the insigna, but I really like the outcome and think it's a pretty cool figure.
What do you guys think? Thanks for looking!

User Comments
Unknown User -
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Always liked Tarantula - and I'm a sucker for black n red color scheme, Zorro-style bandana and toe blades
Right on Guido!
guido_vcgga -
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Awesome custom. He looks completely accurate. And D.E. Samurai- right on! I know I'm in the minority here, but I actually like the Tarantula!
LWes -
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thanks man I'm looking forward to seeing yours!!
somethingdifferent -
Friday, August 17, 2007
Dude, I have been working on a Tarantula the SAME way you are for the last three or four months. But with work and crud I hardly get a chance to customize anymore. I just did a RED SKULL (you just did too) and an awesome Cyclops. but other then that I think you will be interested to know I am doing a Spider-lizard custom from the time Peter turned into the lizard. Also as you may have seen on the WIP of mine I have started a Kraven, Peter and MJ. I'm super glad that I'm not the only Spidey super fan here. Awesome work in this custom man. might use an idea or two of yours. Keep up the great work.
P.S. The Rose and Chameleon were great too.
Aneses -
Friday, August 17, 2007
wow, great job!!
I envy you because of your all Spider-man series figures. They are all awesome.
evanjones1 -
Friday, August 17, 2007
Check your private message box for my E-mail address.
Friday, August 17, 2007
That is a really clean paint job! Great choice on the base figure, too. I also dig his "pointy new choos, mang!"
LWes -
Friday, August 17, 2007
Sure, I can do that. Just let me know what characters you want, and I'll check for them. The book came out in 36 issues from 1990-1993, so characters newer than that are obviously not in it, but several characters from '90-'93 are, as well as older ones of course. I think it's a total of 800+ characters.
evanjones1 -
Friday, August 17, 2007
You think you could E-mail me some of those pics?
Gee_jays_Customs -
Friday, August 17, 2007
that paint app is nice! and I like how the head came out, very accurate!
LWes -
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thanks guys!
Evan: Those pictures are from The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition v3.
I downloaded the whole thing from DC++
It has a whole lot of characters in it so it's great to use as reference pictures. But while some characters are great to look at to see details and such, others look like crud.
I always look through all the comics each character has appeared in to take out reference pictures, but those Handbook pictures are always a good start.
TPCustomStudio -
Friday, August 17, 2007
hehe yeah plently of other "queers" in the spidey universe. Great job again. Love the shoes.
Unknown User -
Friday, August 17, 2007
loving it Wes - well done
And as for somebody saying the character being "Queer" - the guys diehard machismo and the least fruity of spideys villains
evanjones1 -
Friday, August 17, 2007
WHOA man!
You beat me to the punch, EVERY time!
It's still great though!
P.S Where do you get those pics of the characters standing there by themselves?
Atlas_Customs -
Friday, August 17, 2007
Great paint apps and blending skills - character's a bit queer, but the skill and technique are flawless!
Redmist -
Friday, August 17, 2007
I've transplanted ears b4, but a nose?! Your taking the game to a whole other level!
princebrent -
Friday, August 17, 2007
That's awesome work! I have one of those Zorro figures too and thought about doing Tarantula, but now that you mention the nose I may wait for a different head. I think transplanting a nose is beyond my skill
Excellent job!!
Dr Nightmare -
Friday, August 17, 2007
Customizing's first ever nose-transplant! xD Great base.
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