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Swamp Thing Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:30664  
Name:Swamp Thing
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:DC Universe
Creator:Heroes Assembled Customs  
Date Added:July 1, 2011
Base Figure:Deluxe Aggression Kane/Justice Martian Manhunter
Height:8.00 inches
Coming to you from Hooligan Factory Customs, is the earth elemental: Swamp Thing!!

I saw the upcoming SDCC Swamp Thing figure, and although it looked fantastic, I didn't like the idea of the rubber 'skin' they added to it. Some of the pics showed the prototype already tearing, so I wanted to prove the figure could be done via more 'mundane' sculpting and painting methods.

I spent quite a few hours on this one. Deluxe Aggression Kane body, with an Alex Ross' Justice clear Martian Manhunter head. I swapped out the Kane arms for a set of CM punk arms, and took the bare feet of a UFC figure. I then covered the whole body in Aves Apoxie Sculpt. After poking about 900,000 holes in the 'skin', I also beefed up the shoulder areas, and the calf areas with Apoxie Sculpt, and set to work sculpting the 'vines' you can see crawling all over the body- as well as the 'tubers' growing on his back complete with stems and leaves!

After a visit to the nearest hobby shop, I picked up some train set undergrowth, as well as some fake flower pieces and leaves at the local fabric store. I applied these here and there, painting and sealing as I went.

My pride and joy on this figure though, HAS to be the interchangable "PLANT ATTACK!" arm! I grabbed another wrestling figure's arm, applied undergrowth, fake flower pieces, leaves, action figure twisty-ties, and hot glue. This all added up to a final product of posable swampy tendril branches that Swamp Thing can use to ensnare those that would harm the earth!

Thanks to everyone for looking at the pictures, and let me know what you think!


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Avid_Dabbler_Cadabra - Friday, November 25, 2011
Those chilli peppers must mean this is the Lt. John Pike Swampthing model w/ pepper spray function
Avid_Dabbler_Cadabra - Friday, November 25, 2011
Those chilli peppers must mean this is the Lt. John Pike Swampthing model
Ole Jade Jaw - Friday, July 1, 2011
Dude! That.. is... Awesome.
dbocustoms - Friday, July 1, 2011
I think that is a fantastic sculpt and paint job,very cool,I used to love that show, I don't collect dc figures but this I would want!
Avid_Dabbler_Cadabra - Friday, July 1, 2011
Are those hot chilies or carrots growing on his back? Either way - nice work
Heroes Assembled Customs - Friday, July 1, 2011
You are in luck today sir! You have the privelege of glimpsing the rare, and mostly unseen red-pepper carrot hybrid! Seriously..I have no idea. I just called them 'tubers' and left it at that. All I know is that if you eat one, you better be ready for a strange trip indeed...
jarasa1 - Friday, August 12, 2011
LOL I was going to ask the exact same thing. Great job!
Heroes Assembled Customs - Friday, December 2, 2011
to be honest, the lighting made them look a lot redder than they realy are. I'm currently updating this figure, and will be posting it again soon!
fitzjedi - Friday, July 1, 2011
This is VERY IMPRESSIVE work--love the sculpt and parts usage-especially that terrain for the 'swamp' look! -Fitz
pock63 - Friday, July 1, 2011
Great sculpt and the paints look far better than the ones on the new dcuc swamp thing prototype. I like the more vibrant colors you used.
Heroes Assembled Customs - Friday, July 1, 2011
Thanks for the feedback guys!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Friday, July 1, 2011
perfect in every way, great detail and awesome accessories. spot on.
BKZ718 - Friday, July 1, 2011
This is tight, I am really impressed with the sculpting here. I was just looking at the movie this past weekend for the first time in years actually.
REBNOR - Friday, July 1, 2011
Very nice job, looks like you had fun working on him.
fastfreddie - Friday, July 1, 2011
Wow! that's awesome! I really love how you have those branches on the right arm! highly detailed
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