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Armadillo Custom Action Figure

Custom #:29830  
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel
Date Added:May 29, 2011
Base Figure:Marvel Select Abomination
Height:9.00 inches
Little is known about the background of Antonio Rodriguez other than that he has a criminal record and wife named Maria. His wife critically stricken with an undiagnosed disease, Rodriguez took her to every doctor who would see her but none were able to determine the nature of her illness, let alone help her. In desperation, he sought Dr. Karl Malus, a criminal scientist who specializes in the generation and bestowal of superhuman powers, whom he had heard about while in prison. Malus agreed to try to cure her in exchange for the man agreeing to become his test subject and employee for an indefinite period of time.

Malus had long been interested in acquiring a superhuman henchman, particularly after his experiments on the Fly, the Hornet, the Werewolf, and Goliath failed to provide him one. Malus subjected the man to an experimental process that combined genetic material from an armadillo with the man's genes. The Process caused the man's strength to increase drastically, his skin to transform into a tough, organic armored plate, and his hands to grow thick tough claws. Malus dubbed him the Armadillo and assigned him to break into the West Coast Avengers Compound to steal the comatose body of Goliath who was being held there. The Armadillo complied and soon found himself in combat with visiting Captain America. Although physically superior to him, the Armadillo was defeated by the Captain's superior combat skills. Taking compassion on the Armadillo's plight because of his wife's condition, Captain America refused to turn the Armadillo over to the authorities. After Malus cured Maria, Armadillo joined the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation.


User Comments
phineas curmudgeon - Thursday, August 9, 2012
I never say this - this is damned nice!
I love it!
NeCrollector - Friday, July 27, 2012
Hi Freddie
Just cruising the Realm and found this gorgeous gem!!!
Holy WOW, dude!!!
This is absolutely beautiful!!!
fastfreddie - Friday, July 27, 2012
thank you! I have been thinking about making another one. This time with better paint apps and sculpting and modifications
loosecollector - Monday, August 29, 2011
Sorry for using this thread to locate you bro. Can't find a way to PM. Kindly email me. Thanks bro !
fastfreddie - Monday, August 29, 2011
I don't know how you do that anymore on here either, but I sent you a PM in the messaging system here. Had to log into the forum to do that
dbocustoms - Monday, June 27, 2011
congrats on winning!! very well deserved,you have quite a gift my friend!
fastfreddie - Friday, June 10, 2011
I want to thank everyone who voted for Armadillo. I had replied to each person individually(which took forever with this new set up) and then I had copied it, but everything froze up and lost it all! But, I am very honored and humbled by the voters who thought this custom deserved to win! I really didn't see this because of the unbelievable competition!

although I didn't use the airbrush on this custom, I use a Iwata eclipse HP-C airbrush. Createx, Golden and Badger airbrush paints. Palmer prism, Delta Cermacoat and Folk art for drybrushing and mainly Vallejo Model and Game colors for base coats.
Madtinker76 - Tuesday, June 14, 2011
AMAZING!! THE FOAMIE WORK is stellar. I wouldn't have even thought about this.. bravo and congrats!!!
Bob-A-Ferret - Thursday, June 16, 2011
Your welcome and it is well deserved man that is one awesome figure.
firestar88 - Friday, June 10, 2011
Great job , really amazing detail and craftmanship. Let me know what you think on some of my customs I did recently too - I'm a fan - keep up the good work
fastfreddie - Friday, June 10, 2011
thanks Adam...I'm happy to see you here. I did check out your customs! love them!
billmaru - Friday, June 10, 2011
Congrats Freddie! Your work never disappoints. I was actually showing a friend the amazing work you did on your Colossus figures the other day. What kind of airbrush/paints do you use?
fastfreddie - Friday, June 10, 2011
thank you. I use a Iwata Eclipse HP-C airbrush(gravity feed). For the primer, I normally spray Dupli-color black or gray. I also use Krylon H20 or Krylon Fusion sometimes. For the base coating, I use Vallejo Model and Game colors. Drybrushing I use the cheap good stuff, Palmer prism, Delta cermacoat, folk art(all these acrylics are just as good as the expensive stuff...I've tried and tested them for over 4 years now)but don't take my word for it. For the airbrush, I use Createx, Golden and Badger.
TMB - Thursday, June 9, 2011
Great Job O'l F to the R to tha E to the double! You may now put the FR cup on your computer desk.
fastfreddie - Friday, June 10, 2011
I know you got one or two on your desk...TALK ABOUT IT!
Bob-A-Ferret - Thursday, June 9, 2011
Now that is a killer Fig Holy Crap man that looks wonderful. Now this is what a custom is all about
fastfreddie - Saturday, June 11, 2011
thank you FERRET! glad to see you back!
Bob-A-Ferret - Thursday, June 16, 2011
I was never really gone just silent for awhile. But it is good to be back.
Unknown User - Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Looks awesome.
loosecollector - Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I am proud to say that I came second to my good friend Freddie . Man, this guy is AWESOME!!! It's the most imposing and perfectly made Armadillo I have ever seen and I've seen a LOT! Great job FF!
cuztomiza - Wednesday, June 8, 2011
CONGRATULATIONS BROTHER! This is long over due! Finally you snatched it.A well deserved win Bro.
.Although I still love your archangel hawkman
Bamf67 - Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Great job, Freddie!!! You really rocked this one!!
mega_star_andro - Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Congrats Broski! The paints on this thing are UNREAL! Great effort,
asch - Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I knew I didn`t waste my 5 on this one... he is so realistic that I afraid to look at him to long
Unknown User - Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Congrats on getting the gold. This contest had so many great customs coming out on top really says a lot.
Unknown User - Wednesday, June 8, 2011
congrats ! You truly deserved to win this contest.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I do not even really care for this character but this is on fire. totally awesome, great job.
Ole Jade Jaw - Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Wow! Thats just brilliant!
Unknown User - Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Amazing sculpting...check, Amazing paint job...check = Outstanding custom!!!!!
tommyx - Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Rosedale - Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Such an awesome custom, fantastic work!
Heroes Assembled Customs - Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Ab. So. Lute. Ly. AMAZING!! The Paint apps, the material choices, man o man!!!
Redmist - Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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