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Red Skull Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:18673  
Name:Red Skull
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:escapeinsanity  
Date Added:December 12, 2009
Base Figure:Marvel Legends Series 4 Punisher
Height:6.00 inches
This is my most recent custom (and by recent I mean 3-4 months old). A not so simple head swap and recolor.

I love Red Skull. He's a relentless supervillain who just keeps coming back to give the good guys a hell of a time. I also like The Earth X Skull's uniform (The Red Punisher skull logo) it just blended the two of my favorite marvel characters (Punisher and Red Skull).

Now to the figure making process. :D

I didn't like the Face-off Red Skull I owned because it was too scrawny. I wanted a Red Skull who'd be able to stand(and fight) on his own against Captain America, so I decided to make my own Red Skull (with a tribute to the Earth X costume).

The figure was made from a ML4 Punisher base. I first removed the FO Red Skull and ML4 Punisher head. This is where I had encountered a big problem (for me at least) - they had different means in head attachment. The Punisher body didn't have a ball joint on it's neck(which means I can't do a simple head swap) and the RS head didn't had a ball joint on the head.

After much brainstorming, I then had an idea. I took a ball-joint dumbbell from a Superhero Showdown Thing and sanded both ends. I then sanded down the neck of the Punisher base so I could attach the dumbbell. Once I was finished with that process, all I had to do was recolor all the white paints apps with red... With a permanent marker. I used the markers, because I don't have the proper tools of the trade. :( That's why I call it a recolor and not a repaint (hehehe).

Anyway, here's the final figure. I liked how it turned out. The walking stick was made from a chocolate milk straw and a nail.

Thanks for looking! :D


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User Comments
escapeinsanity - Monday, December 14, 2009
Thanks for the comment, dude. Much obliged. I guess the blood splatter effect on the custom adds more of a disturbingly menacing look for Mr. Schmidt.
Tformer23 - Saturday, December 12, 2009
Don't worry, your not the only one who doesn't have the right stuff for customs. I actually like how the marker looks,it looks almost like it's blood splatter, really cool custom, nice job.
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