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John Crichton - Farscape Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:31004  
Name:John Crichton - Farscape
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:The Balzan  
Date Added:July 13, 2011
Base Figure:Marvel Legends Punisher
Height:6.00 inches
I love Farscape! I believe it to be the best space opera since Empire Strikes Back! It had a small line of action figures from Season 1, Seasons 1 of course had the most bland costumes, and they were all as articulated as a rock. In my opinion the best costumes are in Season 3 of the series.

Head - Cameron Mitchell: Stargate SG-1
Body - Movie Punisher: Marvel Legends
Legs - Ultimate Captain America: Marvel Legends
Winona(Pulse Pistol) - Aeryn Sun: Farscape
Sculpting - Aves Apoxy Putty
Paint - Tamiya: Coulours: Flat red mixed with Flat Black; Flat Flesh; Flat Black; Platinum Silver

I started with Cameron's head, first I cut it off at the neck as it's ball jointed but Punisher is not. Then I resculpted Cameron's shocked look to John's more regular intense look, amazing what emotion you can get out of something as simple as eyebrows.
I pulled apart Punisher's chest so I could repaint his arms, in all honesty this was a useless step but I did it anyway ;) Trimmed the sleeves of his T-Shirt, rescuplted and then repainted the whole arms.
I reattatched his body using super glue then scultped the basic chest. Then resulpted the entire chest over 5 nights. I made a little stamp so I could remake the same socket/plug thingy on the vest ovr and over but I had to resculpt each one individually to make them sit just right.
Removed half a centimetre off the left leg replaced bottom half of legs with Punisher Boots. had to remove pockets and replace the bottom of one of the boots.
Cut off the holster of Punisher resculpted new holster covering the Pulse Pistol in tape so that it would fit right after painting and so it didn't get stuck in there.
Painted the whole figure.

There will be more pictures on my blog, I can't link it but it's thebalzan and it's at blogspot.


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User Comments
211 - Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Although it's not the smoothest, this is probably the best figure I've seen on this site in all my time browsing. I absolutely love Farscape, and it's a wonder how little sense the mass-produced figures made. At least, some of them. John Crichton looks better in a Sebacean style attire.
CB2001 - Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Being a "Farscape" fan, I have to say this is the way the figure should have been done.
blaynescott - Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Balzan - the Blacks look fine, but it's the face and red I'm refering to. I know thickly applied Tamiya when I see it. It could be a really rough sculpt peeking through though as well.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Thursday, July 14, 2011
fig looks great, but agreed needs a little light sanding maybe inbetween coats.
The Balzan - Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Thanks for the advice, though I have one majour issue here it seems it's Tamiya, Games Workshop or enamel paints. I looked at importing prices, but it seemed a little extreme. I do like tamiya's paints though, to be fair I can't actually notice what you're talking about with the naked eye (I hope it's just the face as I love the boies paint job), my camera is much less forgiving and picks up the minutest detail that I literally can't see.
blaynescott - Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Awesome part-list, but it looks like you're having troubles using Tamiya paints. They're quite thick, and if not mixed properly and diluted (either with a bit of water, or better yet - Tamiya's thinner) they go on too thick and can give a smooth surface a bad case of zombie-skin.

Painting multiple layers with thinner applications of paint will produce better results. Also try using Vallejo acrylics. I find they're much more forgiving, and easier to mix/apply. I still use only Vallejo for the white of eyes, as Tamiya is either too diluted/runs, or too thick when applying to small detailed areas like a figures face.

Again, really cool design - just needs a good sanding and paint tuneup.
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