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Movie Masters Ledger Joker -REDO! Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:24935  
Name:Movie Masters Ledger Joker -REDO!
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Movie Masters
Creator:pulpyfiction  
Date Added:October 17, 2010
Base Figure:Movie Masters Ledger Joker
Height:6.00 inches
So I finally got my hands on a Movie Masters Joker. I saw what a lot of people had done with this figure to help sell it more as Ledger, and I really wanted to try.
After opening the package and getting a good look at it, I suddenly realized how good people like idiotist, timshinn73 and missharleyquinn's customs using this base really were.
I felt the face needed some work so I built up the upper lip to the nose (corner of the nose toward the corner of the mouth - the smile lines or nasolabial folds) and the scar there, then the rest of the scar had some extra sculpting to add to it. I also reshaped the face, then cut (most importantly I dremiled back the hair at the part), and re-sculpted areas of the hair.
Then the head got a complete repaint. I added skin tones to the wrinkles and perimeter of the makeup as well under the chin and jawline, as well as added to the lip stick areas. I then when over the hair using a brown at the roots them going over with shades of green. Darker green as a base coat, then light ones dry brushed over top to catch a highlight look.
I also gave the shoes several dry brushed coats of different shades of brown and tan, to give them a more dirty look.
The head, as some of you may know either from owning this figure, or by reading reviews, is off kilter. I wanted to take one of the marvel legends style neck wheel joint and make a replacement, but I didn't have any to spare, so I replaced where the ball joint was and the depth to increase posability and give him more than one look.
I hated the hands so I took a pair of Spider-man 2 Doc Ock hands altered them so the pointer finger was separate to serve better as the trigger finger for some gun accessories. Then I gave them some purple paint coats sealing them off with a gloss finish to get the shine of the new gloves he was sporting in the movie.

I can't believe the time I spent on his cranium, mostly because of waiting for something to dry so I could sculpt something else or get to painting something else.

Thanks for the views!


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User Comments
JayBlazeXGen - Saturday, August 4, 2012
Ohh so theres grenades in his jacket? Well it looks like I'll need to work on mine a bit. LoL. GREAT JOB Please check out my Joker
jigsaw78 - Tuesday, March 27, 2012
¡Very nice!
Wolverhulk Iron Spideysurfer - Friday, May 13, 2011
Oh man, the grenade acc. from the mafia meeting scene??? I never would've thought of that. That one's going on mine. Nice Work!
Comicustoms - Thursday, December 23, 2010
Very nice job!
Unknown User - Thursday, October 21, 2010
Thanks for the posts folks! I'm glad you guys like it. I really am happy looking at him on my shelf, and it makes me want to get my hands on the prison scene version of him!
Jack Warp - Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Hey Man, Fantasic custom! love the detail on the face, can't wait to see what's next! keep it up!
pock63 - Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Great paint job on the head!
RatedR321 - Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sweet Joker ,thanks for the inspiration. Now I can take mine out the trash and copy your recipe ( sorta ).
Unknown User - Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I don't know how I missed this custom but I am sure glad someone brought this to my attention. The face is phenomenal. Really too incredible for words. From the hair to the tweeking of his scarred smile to the smudging of his make up...sooooo much better than the original. Now get that head on a goon's body to finish this Ultimate Ledger Joker.
Unknown User - Sunday, October 17, 2010
Thanks people! I appreciate all the thoughts!
I saw some coolness in the original sculpt, but like I said in the post, I have a new respect for some folks that have done similar work before, even just to improve the paints. I can't believe how much paints I did on his cranium, and I tried a lot of different techniques on this one too. Washes, dry brushing, painting with a palate knife... It was fun!
I'm not sure if this is his final resting place, because I wouldn't mind frankensteining it with the joker goon to get that articulation we all want! We'll see if I get around to it.
missharleyquinn - Sunday, October 17, 2010
Beauty!! Love the grenades
fitzjedi - Sunday, October 17, 2010
Fantastic work!!! The sculpt build up and the paint job have totally clinched the Heath Ledger look! -Fitz
Mini-meRules - Sunday, October 17, 2010
This is scary good! Perfect job on the face!
Stevid - Sunday, October 17, 2010
Awesome job PF, I swear the face looks real, scary!
MercuryARTstudios - Sunday, October 17, 2010
GREAT JOB DUDE!! U should send that head to get casted!! lol!!
Awesome job!! I really like the grenades & string touch u added!! superb!!
The only thing I LOATHE from this figure is the lack of articulation on the wait, but u really did him justice.
Galactape- Middle Earth customs - Sunday, October 17, 2010
this is really cool it does look factory made, great job
JeddTheJedi - Sunday, October 17, 2010
Ridiculously good work. The head looks around 60 times better than the original, and the paint and sculpting work is so professional that it indeed looks factory-made. The changes you made to the structure of the face itself are very subtle yet tremendously improve the figure. I especially like the stray strands of hair that you've sculpted. Just a suggestion though: perhaps you might want to give the rest of the figure a repaint or at least a wash too, to fit with what you've already done to the head? It's just that now with the improved head, the "cheap" quality of the plastic used on the figure is all the more evident. Don't have to if you don't want to though! Cheers.
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