Black Tarantula (Spider-Man) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:3643
Name:Black Tarantula
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Spider-Man
Date Added:August 17, 2007
Base Figure:Wrestlers
Height:7.00 inches
Here's one of my favorite Spider-Man villains: Black Tarantula! He's the leader of a crime syndicate, he's super strong, and he has defeated Spider-Man in both their battles - He's awesome!
I wanted to make him big, so I used a wrestler (upper body: Batista, lower body: HHH)
And for the head, I took the worthless TNA Elix Skipper head and sculpted the mask all over it.
I also sculpted wrinkles in his suit, which didn't turn out the best, but I learn from my mistakes.
As you can see on the WIP picture, I originally used fabric for his collars, but when I started painting it, I realized that it sucked, so I ripped them off and used FIXIT Sculpt instead - The trick is to mix together some sculpt, let it cure for an hour or maybe even two, then use a pencil or something as a rolling pin, and make the sculpt into a thin sheet. Since the sculpt by this time has cured quite a bit, it's easy to cut as you wish and form it.
I don't know it this is a wide known method, but I recently discovered it and has already used it on several of the customs I'm working on because it's so great.

I painted him in black and added a matt varnish I have, which gave it a very smooth matte look which isn't very visible in the pictures, but I was very satisfied with that. I was not as satisfied with the silver lines and the spider on the mask. It was really hard to paint, but it could have come out worse, so I won't complain.

It's not a favorite among my customs, but I'm still happy with it! Black Tarantula is awesome!!!

User Comments
abdc -
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
princebrent -
Monday, August 20, 2007
Another nice job. Not familiar with the character, but it sure has a great visual quality about it.
Keep up the great work!
LWes -
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Thanks Dedi!
Unknown User -
Sunday, August 19, 2007
This is awesome Wes buddy
I love the design of this spidery marvel character - I love the custom youve done
Saturday, August 18, 2007
LWes you have every right to smile like that , great work on this guy
Saturday, August 18, 2007
that is sick --I have been wanting to make one and didn't kow who to use for the base
that is perfect-keep it up
trigun22 -
Saturday, August 18, 2007
wow! this guy really looks tuff gave me reason to read all about him good job!
Gee_jays_Customs -
Saturday, August 18, 2007
that is nice! I love it man!
fert666 -
Friday, August 17, 2007
Funny...I've read this comic a few days ago...
Very nice work man!!! just like the first...!!!
Your very own Spidey series is still amazin...
Punstarr -
Friday, August 17, 2007
That's another Marvel character I'm unfamiliar with... D'oh!
Looks real good though. Nice work.
evanjones1 -
Friday, August 17, 2007
Wow! That's GREAT!
The pics got here too. They're AWESOME!
Thanks man!
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