Bionic Commando into Major Dutch Schaefer
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Bionic Commando into Major Dutch Schaefer

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I recently bought a Bionic Commando action figure with the intent to rebuild him into Major Dutch Schaefer from the old Aliens vs. Predator arcade game. The robotic arm may be on the wrong side, but over all I think the figure is border line prefect. I want to swap out the right arm, and the lower legs to add in more articulation as well as try and track down a cheap head that resembles Arnold. Anyone have any tips on the scale of this figure and if anything does anyone know for sure how the parts come apart?

The biggest resource for parts looks like it's gonna be Pro Wrestling action figures. This custom was almost 100% inspired by seeing Jin Saotome construct a GI Joe sized Dutch and it just kind swept me over with nostalgia, so I want to give making a custom another try, I haven't done this in a long time, but used to love it.

Posted by 50percentJoe
on Monday, March 2, 2009
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50percentJoe -
Friday, March 13, 2009
Great news, just got the whole set of young avengers for $35, this custom is actually gonna get completed... I wonder if Hulklings arm would also look correct on this body.
50percentJoe -
Monday, March 9, 2009
Double post, basic dissasembly required.


50percentJoe -
Monday, March 9, 2009
There's a set of them going for 28.88 with $6 shipping on amazon. That's just $35 give or take. At 5 bucks a figure with 5 dollars shipping it really comes out to the same price, no offense to your observation meant at all.
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, March 9, 2009
You can get the figures individually for super cheap on ebay. You'll pay like 5 dollars shipping each most likely though because sellers are jerks
50percentJoe -
Monday, March 9, 2009
Really? Didn't know that, thanks much for the information.

You know it's only $40 for the whole pack of young avengers on Amazon, maybe it'd be a good idea for future customs to have the whole set as fodder.
Lord_Khan -
Monday, March 9, 2009
the ml hulkling has the same legs I think.
Yep, Crossbones used the ML Hulkling body.

And Hulkling doesn't seem to be too pricey on thE bay
Mighty Tom -
Monday, March 9, 2009
the ml hulkling has the same legs I think.
50percentJoe -
Monday, March 9, 2009
Ran into a bit of a hindrance, I can't find any legs that are too scale with my custom. I mean if I were good enough I could maybe sculpt, but I lack the current amount of talent to do that. I looked over a Cross Bones carefully and his legs are the perfect size and scale, but I dunno if I'm willing to shell out 40$ for a Cross Bones, I can't find one at my local walmart and they've apparently become rare.

Anyone have any ideas for a 7" scale pair of legs that resemble pants tucked into combat boots?
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, March 8, 2009
You need like 15 posts or something, it's to keep away the spambots who only leave one message with a link and then run away :P

Comment on some customs in the Showcase and they'll fly by
50percentJoe -
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Was going to post images... but apparently I can't... what do I have to do to get that right?

Here's a little progress shot, I just rebuilt the fingers off of the claw as opposable fingers for a hand, I didn't want to just throw them away. I have made a base coat on the clothes, removed the unwanted arm and legs. Now I'm on the warpath of searching for new arm and legs. I have a head fully painted and ready to go, I decided to mock up the ML Ares build a figure head. I had it lying around with non of the other parts. No pictures of the head, I could not get my camera to see it properly. I need to know a good resource for an abundance of flat paints that work well on plastic... my paints have finally ran out, all I have it primer and skin tone.
50percentJoe -
Monday, March 2, 2009
Luckily I have a dremmel I could "rough" up the parts a little with, I just want to get a much better over all look. It may end up too smooth, but I'm hoping by the time I have it built I'll have improved dry brushing and be able to bring out better detail.

Oh, and out of package he is only a tiny bit bigger than a Marvel legends figure, he's an odd scale in my opinion. I believe he's around 7" tall.
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, March 2, 2009
...I made an awesome Nick Fury with the patch over the wrong eye, people are still giving me crap over it

I was going to buy that Bionic figure but the scale looked pretty big, yeah probably wrestler parts would work though they're too smooth I think...
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