Flash Thompson Venom (Marvel Legends) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:45477
Name:Flash Thompson Venom
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:Mint Condition Customs  
Date Added:December 24, 2012
Base Figure:XMC Bird of Prey Angel
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:20.00 hours
Articulation:40 points
Flash Thompson’s Agent Venom has become a fan favorite character and his absence from the Marvel Legends line seems almost unforgivable. He recently got a Marvel Select figure, but it’s far too big for Marvel Legends scale, and features a more spiky sculpt to the armor. I was going for his more normal look for this custom. Venom was made using the body of an X-Men Classics Bird of Prey Angel, the head of a DC Universe Classics Dr. Impossible, the shoulder pads from a Movie Masters Dark Knight Batman, and a ton of fodder and sculpting.

I chose Dr. Impossible’s head, because his eyes already had the sort of Venom shaped eyes sculpted into it. I just had to sculpt over his nose and mouth and paint it all, so that part was easy. The rest was most decidely not. I had to completely cover up his torso, front and back, and sculpt the armor panel line detailing into it near the edge. I had to let that cure so I could sculpt on top of that to get the straps and buckles, and sculpt his collar as well. His biceps and outer thighs are sculpted onto as well, with armor padding that has the same multi-paneled armor as in the comics. I sculpted his kneepads as well to match. I glued the shoulder pads on to try and give them a militaristic look and not detract from the articulation. This forearm and shin greaves are made from sheet polystyrene, as is the ankle armor circling his feet. I did a bit more sculpting over that, adding buckles to the shin greaves and whatnot, and then gave him his belt. The buckle is polystyrene, and the pouches are pieced together from various fodder that I just glued around his waist.

I gave him the gun holster strapped to his thigh and added some fodder straps, and attached the gun holster on his belt too. It actually just plugs onto a small screw I inserted into the figure, to act as a ball joint of sorts. So the holster moves around and doesn’t hinder articulation at all. After giving him some heat to pack, I painted the entire thing head to toe and gave him his iconic Venom emblem and Flash Thompson was ready to serve his country as Agent Venom!

User Comments
guaringuiri -
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
I'm loving how smooth the paint job came out, awesome
tonyvaldez -
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
WOW! This is amazing. Really Great job!
How did you do the dreaded Venom symbol?
StrangePlanet -
Friday, December 28, 2012
That is inspiring. It's a great example of how putting the work in acan really pay off. The sculpts are great, and the forearm and shin greaves that you cut out of styrene are impressive because of how precisely the holes in them are cut out. All really fantastic work and end result is way badass.
Mint Condition Customs -
Monday, December 31, 2012
Thanks. I'm glad to know that hard work paid off.
crea-torX -
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Great Job!
scorpio13 -
Thursday, December 27, 2012
looks awesome,I love this guy! how do u get the black figs to pop so good? I am havin a fit tryin to get a decent pic of mine.
Mint Condition Customs -
Monday, December 31, 2012
Do you have a light tent? I think that's why my pics look like that with the all black figures. The light tent diffuses the light really well so it covers the whole figure easily.
fitzjedi -
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Looks fantastic!
HisDivineShadow -
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
So awesome! Who needs an ML version, this one looks perfect! I even like the way his hip joints look on him(I usually hate those really exposed round ball joints from ML, but these don't look awkward at all.)He came together really well, great work!
Mint Condition Customs -
Monday, December 31, 2012
Yeah, some of those hip joints look terrible, but I was pretty happy with Angel's.
a9j8tgh6yhnf456m -
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
he is Beautiful! I'm doing one of these with the same base but it's absaloutley nothing compared to this what a masterpiece! fantastic job buddy!
The Watcher -
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
NeCrollector -
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Flawless perfection!!! Has to be one of the best, if not the best, customs of this character on the Realm.
Mint Condition Customs -
Monday, December 31, 2012
Wow, thank you. That's a huge compliment. I feel honored.
Champion City Toys -
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Now that's super clean!!!
Chester001 -
Monday, December 24, 2012
great job
Emmett -
Monday, December 24, 2012
Absoloutely perfect!!!
jmcomicgeek -
Monday, December 24, 2012
pock63 -
Monday, December 24, 2012
Wow! This is a really awe inspiring custom!!! Perfection
Bakegirl -
Monday, December 24, 2012
Great assemblage of parts, all the weapons and combat gear is BOSS!! We are witnessing perfection being perfected!
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