Dexter. need help, ideas, what body to use?
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Dexter. need help, ideas, what body to use?

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hey I have not done a custom in a while but I really want to make a Dexter Morgan figure. what might be the best body to use? I know I might be able to sculpt and cast my own head for him and have it look pretty accurate (I have been doing a lot of sculpting lately) any help would be great !

Posted by Darian Waltenburg
on Saturday, February 6, 2010
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Whiskeytango -
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I've been planning a Dexter custom for a while now, ever since I first noticed that Ant Man was eerily spot on. I think I'm going with the recent Marvel Legends Daredevil, I'm not a Marvel collector so I don't know if it might be the same body of a dozen other figures, but I thought it had a pretty good build for Michael C. Hall, just needs a 'long neck fix' that should be simple enough. And I picked it because it already had gloved hands and similar footwear. I'm considering swapping out his hands for the Sentry figure, since one of Daredevil's is a clenched fist and Sentry has articulated, but still pretty good looking gloved hands.

Sorry that this isn't exactly what the topic creator was looking for, since it requires sculpting all the clothing, but I'm excited to hear others talking about Dexter figures and glad to see someone else noticed the potential in the Ant Man head.

You might have a little bit of trouble with that hand swap, as toybiz and hasbro use different methods for articulation on hands and feet. Of course, you can bypass this problem by just swapping out the entire forearm. I'm jealous that you have a Sentry just lying around. I need one badly... well, I need his arms and legs badly... well his forearms and lower legs badly. You get the idea.
JRSly -
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I've been planning a Dexter custom for a while now, ever since I first noticed that Ant Man was eerily spot on. I think I'm going with the recent Marvel Legends Daredevil, I'm not a Marvel collector so I don't know if it might be the same body of a dozen other figures, but I thought it had a pretty good build for Michael C. Hall, just needs a 'long neck fix' that should be simple enough. And I picked it because it already had gloved hands and similar footwear. I'm considering swapping out his hands for the Sentry figure, since one of Daredevil's is a clenched fist and Sentry has articulated, but still pretty good looking gloved hands.

Sorry that this isn't exactly what the topic creator was looking for, since it requires sculpting all the clothing, but I'm excited to hear others talking about Dexter figures and glad to see someone else noticed the potential in the Ant Man head.
Whiskeytango -
Saturday, February 6, 2010
If I may suggest a head to start with, I'd say go with the ML Giantman series Antman head. I was pondering doing a Dexter figure myself, and thats the head I was planning on using as a jumping off point
MrGore -
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I don't know if scale matters much to you, but maybe a paul heiman from wwe, this figures are sorta tall, but that one in particular has regular clothes sculped
Darian Waltenburg -
Saturday, February 6, 2010
thanks, I was looking through the Heroes line. I will check out the other one.
bobtheodd -
Saturday, February 6, 2010
If you are not concerned about the articulation, more sculpt. Check into the Heroes line. Lot of regular clothed people that might be a good place, or maybe Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Darian Waltenburg -
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I want to do as little sculpting as possible (or sculpt the whole thing) and I go for sculpt over articulation. but thanks for the advise. but was not looking for using marvel legends figures.....
MrGore -
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I'd go with cheap ML figure and sculp the clothing over the body, they all wear tight super hero costumes so just use one that got the proportions you want.
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