Captain America - Marvel Now! (Marvel Legends) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:57176
Name:Captain America - Marvel Now!
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Date Added:January 10, 2014
Base Figure:Marvel Now! Captain America
Height:6.50 inches
I love the sculpt of the new Marvel Now! Captain America, but there are a couple of things that I was disappointed in. One I really wish that he could have been a little bigger about the same height as the Commander Steve Rogers figure, and two I wish he had a some more paint to bring out all that great sculpting detail. The first I can't really do anything about, but I can fix the second gripe on my figure.

First I started on the blues of his costume. There are three different shades I started with Model Masters Dark Blue, then I dry brushed MM french blue over that, and finally I dry brushed a custom mixed some light blue (French Blue & White). Then I sealed it with a top coat and then a dullcoat, but went back over the armor with a semi-gloss. For the gloves I mixed up some darker red for the base coat, and then I dry brushed a lighter red over the base. For the white on the arms I started with a really light blue and brushed several coats of white over them. I also repainted the face as I thought the flesh tone was a little too pink on the factory figure. I also added a little dark blue to the creases on the helmet, and added a coat of semigloss to the helmet as well. Let me know what you think.

User Comments
NeCrollector -
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Beautifully repainted!
1987olds442 -
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Thank you very much This was actually a fun one to repaint.
Blain3 -
Friday, January 10, 2014
MUCH!!!!!!!!!! Better
1987olds442 -
Friday, January 10, 2014
Thank you very much
panchopantera -
Friday, January 10, 2014
This looks freakin' awesome. Love those blues, how they just grab you. And thanks for all those tips. Working on a Cap with a MOTU Dentist figure, an idea I "borrowed from another Realmer. Man you folks are just a fountain of ideas.
1987olds442 -
Friday, January 10, 2014
Thank you very much It's such a wonderful sculpt, so it's a shame that they skimped so much on the paint. The factory figure looked too plasticy, and it was begging for a some more color.

Always glad to pass along some of the tips that I've learned. I've learned a lot from my fellow customizers by observing what they have done, and I've been inspired by a lot of their great creations
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