6" Scale TRENCH COATS - suggestions?
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6" Scale TRENCH COATS - suggestions?

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Hi everyone,

Since moving to Korea, I've be to think really, really far ahead in what figures or parts I get - as they get shipped to me here on the other side of the planet.

I'm wanting to do some more customs that wear long coats, and wanted peoples suggestions on styles of coat that are in the 6"/ML scale, and are flexible.

My current list of parts that I can think to source out are:

[list]-NECA 30 Days of Night vampire figure (really nice flexible long-coat, fits slim 6" bodies well)
-HML Nick Fury (good coat, but has a pretty wide lapel on the coat that's ribbed - not what I'm needing)
-Movie Xmen Cyclops (really nice Black plastic trenchcoat, but really sweeping - I used one for my ANGEL custom a while back)
-Movie Doc. Ock (brown plastic, but has slot-holes in the back for the claw-arms, hard to fill correctly)
-Random Wrestling Figure (reverand-style collar, 'american flag' printed black plastic long coat, almost 7" scale)
-DCUC The Question (very refined/almost DC Animated universe style, blue plastic 6"
-Movie Xmen Nightcrawler (swept back 3/4 length long coat with a reverand collar)
-ML Movie Punisher/Blade (fabric long coat, doesn't suit a 6" figure in my mind - coat needs to be plastic)[/list]

-Movie Ghost Rider 'Caretaker' trenchcoat (brown flexible plastic, has a ratty 'hole' effect throughout)

Other suggestions:
-Hellsing alucrad figure's long coat (red plastic, fexible)
-NECA The Spirit Trenchcoat (black plastic, flexible and fits muscled 6" bodies well)



... and that's where my weird memory for figure parts taps out. I'm trying to find a good coat for a custom of the Warren Ellis character Sgt. Gravel, the Combat Magician:




This character (by Avatar Press) is literally a combination of two characters Warren Ellis has written really well: Hellblazer's John Constantine, and Marvel's The Punisher/Frank Castle. It's bizarre reading the comic, and seeing both characters in there as the same person - but it works well.

I'm thinking I'll go with the NECA long coat (also used on my Cyberpunk Punisher custom), but I wanted to have some variety in coat-types.

Any addition to the list of 6" figure long coats would be appreciated.

Thanks everyone,
-Blayne

Posted by blaynescott
on Tuesday, March 16, 2010
User Comments
pock63 -
Friday, March 19, 2010
I use Zubber to cover seems. It drys like rubber so it won't breek off.
blaynescott -
Thursday, March 18, 2010
And then you're left with two smaller, equally rigid seams. Posability and durability are really important when I'm designing a custom, so I avoid these kinds of workarounds. If someone hired me to make a figure that never moved, it would be a great solution though.
The Real Question -
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Helsing one looks interesting:


Thanks for the suggestions.

About splicing a suit jacket on to the lower portion of a cape: I like to maintain the quality and posability of all my customs. Splicing soft rubber-capes or jackets creates a very visible seam. The only way to cover over that is to use Citadel Green Stuff (it's somewhat flexible after it hardens), but it can still come off if it's on an extended section (hanging portion of a duster or trenchcoat). If the splice is limited to the torso area, (like a bomber jacket) it works fine though.

* * *

I agree both an above poster that the Cyclops coat would be the best choice - but even loose, that figure goes for a fair bit on eBay. I'm considering getting another Spirit figure (something I remembered after I made the post, heh).

I'll probably go for either the Cyclops coat, or the Spirit.

Again - all suggestions still welcome.


to cover the seam make a rubber belt from the left over cape and glue over it....
DiceMan -
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
some of the old wcw sting wrestlers wore those
pock63 -
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
There are a cuple of different figures of Marv from sin city that all have trench coets. There have also been varius helboy figures with trench coets. I think there was also a doctor who figure on the 6 inch schale with a trench coet. The shocker toys dick trace had a nice coet.
Goldenwolf -
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
What About The TNA Sting Duster Trench Coat & Their Was A TNA Elix Skipper Coat With out Sleeves It Was A Good Looking Coat .
blaynescott -
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Something else occurred to me:

How flexible is the NECA "The Crow" Eric Draven 7" figure's coat?

blaynescott -
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The Helsing one looks interesting:


Thanks for the suggestions.

About splicing a suit jacket on to the lower portion of a cape: I like to maintain the quality and posability of all my customs. Splicing soft rubber-capes or jackets creates a very visible seam. The only way to cover over that is to use Citadel Green Stuff (it's somewhat flexible after it hardens), but it can still come off if it's on an extended section (hanging portion of a duster or trenchcoat). If the splice is limited to the torso area, (like a bomber jacket) it works fine though.

* * *

I agree both an above poster that the Cyclops coat would be the best choice - but even loose, that figure goes for a fair bit on eBay. I'm considering getting another Spirit figure (something I remembered after I made the post, heh).

I'll probably go for either the Cyclops coat, or the Spirit.

Again - all suggestions still welcome.
The Real Question -
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
hellsing alucrad has an epic coat and very flexible..

and shot at the dark why don't u make him a coat just use prof.x jacket or clark kent/twoface/riddler jacket and glue the lower part from a random cape or xmc gambits coat(I hate his coat they couldve made a better one)
Whiskeytango -
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I'd say the trench that looks the most like the one on that cover is the cyclops figure from X-men 2.
somebody1 -
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
for ML scale you can try some Matrix figures even though they're molded in position and don't bend.
Top-notch comix -
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I don't know exactly how tall he is, but the Spirit movie figure looks like he's got a good trenchcoat
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