Liquid Ocelot Custom (1st Custom)
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Liquid Ocelot Custom (1st Custom)

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Hi, I'm working on a Liquid Ocelot custom (the antagonist from Metal Gear Solid 4). Since this is my first custom, I have a few questions (and yes, I took a peek at the tutorials):

1) What paints are the best? I have a Michael's nearby and I'm wondering if I can find any decent ones there.

2) What base figure comes to mind when you look at Liquid Ocelot? (you'll have to Google him since I don't have the privilege to post links)

3) Do you reccomend the heat method or the boiling one? I know it depends on the material, but which one is safer?

Thanks in advance.

Posted by Ocelot
on Monday, July 7, 2008
User Comments
Ocelot -
Monday, July 14, 2008
Yeah, I know. I can't find ANY Movie Masters figures whatsoever. I understand why the Joker one was sold out, but "Goon"? Seriously, people are just buying all the figures they can find and then selling them on eBay. Bastards.
Caffene -
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I can't fing the Goon anywhere!
Toys R Us only has batman figures, they don't even have the joker for cryin' out in a beer!
same with target and walmart
I'd prefer Professor X for what I'm using it for but I thought if I could get a goon from a store it would save me some time
either way I'm probably going to end up buying it online somewhere
Ocelot -
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Yeah, I figured as much about the head. The coat is a nice idea, and I saw a TNA Sting figure which could prove useful. I'm also wondering: where can I find the "Goon" figure first hand? I tried Toys R' Us and even Puzzle Zoo, and I'd really like to see it up close before I buy it. Thanks for the feedback.
Caffene -
Sunday, July 13, 2008
not sure if the scale wold be right but if you can get a MGS1 Ocelot from McFarlane you could use that head, modified slightly, you could probably use the coat to if you don't mind that it's rubber.

it would probably be easier to just do the other suggestion tho.

just wanted to give you some options
Ocelot -
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Wow, I actually saw the "Goon" figure sometime ago and I didn't even remember it. Since it's probably quite common to find it, it seems like a decent if not obvious replacement. Thanks for sharing.
TonyzCustomz -
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
1. I have seen good resultes with all types of paints just thin them and sread them on in many thin coats.

2. I have a work in progress right now. I amusing a Batmanark Knight Goon with the jacket from the original Ocelot figure from McFarlane and a Dr Strange Head resculpted a bit.

3. Hair dryer works best for me.
Ocelot -
Monday, July 7, 2008
Thanks, man! It's nice to see some people have the time to answer. I'll look into these immediately!

UPDATE: Now I see why the X2 Cyclops is the perfect fit. Too bad I can't find him anywhere.
atgscl -
Monday, July 7, 2008
1) for paints, I find that the craft paints at michaels that are like $1 a bottle aren't bad at all. just spray them with a light coat of a matte finish and they become pretty durable.
I like the Folk Art brand the best.

2)and for the base figure, the most obvious choice for me would be the coat and arms from an X2 trenchcoat cyclops but they are impossible to find now. So, I think that a coat from an XMC gambit will have to do. and maybe arms from a doc ock figure. For the legs, I think that professor xavier's legs will do with a tad of sculpting near the feet. the upper body will probably have to be sculpted and maybe you could use the stan lee head form last years SDCC exclusive set.

3)methods for separating parts? if thats what you are asking about then it really doesn't matter. I always use the boil and pop method to take apart figures.

hope that helps!
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