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Post Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:31867  
Name:Post
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:warrack  
Date Added:August 13, 2011
Base Figure:Marvel Legends Icons Hulk
Height:12.00 inches
Post was an X-men villain who also ran as one of the Heralds of Onslaught. I don't pretend to understand what his mutant powers are, or why he's called Post. I just assume it's all down to him being a product of the 90's.

His size fluctuated in his few comic appearances, but I was asked to make him more in line with his first appearance in X-men #50 where he was shown to be able to grip Cyclops in one hand. So I went ahead and used the Marvel Legends Icons Hulk as the base figure. I did think of using Pitt, but I'd worked with him before, wanted something new, and just generally didn't think his proportions didn't suited Post.

I cut and sanded all the unwanted detail from Hulk and re-sculpted the lower face. The goal was to capture a kind of sadistic grin and I was happy with how it came out.

A major part of Post's look is his rocky, plated body. I looked for lots of corner cutting ways to get this done, but in the end had to just get down to it and sculpt the rocks. I had to be careful to test, at every stage, that the rocks weren't impeding the articulation.

With the rocks out of the way I moved on to working on his weapons. Post has all kinds of heavy weapons that usually arrange themselves around his shoulders. I tried initially to do this with magnets, but the weapons were too heavy for the concealed magnets, so I went with using pegs and sockets. They are all interchangeable so can be arranged in pretty much any sequence. The weapons themselves are from all kinds of sources, from GI Joe to MacFarlance fodder.

The last things to tackle were the floating plates that surround him. I'm not quite up to the level where I can enchant my customs to defy gravity, so had to make do with clear plastic rods to hold the plates up. Rather than have the plates be solid clay, I sculpted around plastic spoons. I asked the receiver of this figure what 5 X-characters he would like to appear on the plates, and he chose Savage Wolverine, Cable, Onslaught, Dark Beast and Holocaust. So I printed out images of these characters (trying to get them all done by the same artist to maintain a consistent style) and glued these to the plates. I then hand painted the circuit effect around them.

And that's Post. A hard slog, but that goes with the territory of making a big figure. You can always check him out in more detail on my Youtube channel.

I hope you guys like him.


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User Comments
NeCrollector - Saturday, December 31, 2011
This is gorgeous!
Amazing work, man!
Comicustoms - Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Whoa!!!
loosecollector - Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This is your best one yet bro. It's impressive!
fastfreddie - Wednesday, August 17, 2011
One MASTERPEICE of a custom is all I know to say! seems like I saw a smaller version of this character, but this is some serious cusotmizing, sculpting all the rocks and the weapons. With a name like POST, I figured he was created by Liefield, but it says he was created by Scott Lobdell and Andy Kubert on WIKI. Anyways, he's a cool Hulk-sized character and even a better CUSTOM figure!
RedRebelCustoms - Sunday, August 14, 2011
As always you do the most amazing technical customs. Your work sets milestones. That being said. The sculpting is phenomenal on this behemoth! That blue is perfect and the shadows on the white are perfefct!
dbocustoms - Sunday, August 14, 2011
wow! looks EXACTLY like him in the comics,the whole fig is so freakin impressive,I always wanted one of these! the sculpt is great,and tyhe floating things really add to the whole custom,paint is flawless,excellant job
Shinobitron - Sunday, August 14, 2011
This is so unbelievably impressive! This is a really fantastic piece, and the plates with the X guys on them just makes it all the better. Great job again!
Stevid - Sunday, August 14, 2011
WOW this is incredible!!! amazing sculpting! Speechless!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
your work is always very professional and impressive, but have to say the sinister grin is so great only a work like super-awe-son-of-a-great-googly-moogly-oh-yeah. keep up the great work.
HULK13 - Sunday, August 14, 2011
Muy buen trabajo. Realmente bueno.
Very good job. Really good.
rocketracer - Sunday, August 14, 2011
amazing man!
Bob-A-Ferret - Sunday, August 14, 2011
Very cool I love this has come out I wish they still used this character he is way underused
WHAT IF!?... - Saturday, August 13, 2011
This is sick
pinkspacedog - Saturday, August 13, 2011
WOW WOW WOW!!! THAT is some super sick work! Incredibly awesome toothy smile!
tommyx - Saturday, August 13, 2011
Great work, as always!
pock63 - Saturday, August 13, 2011
Wow this looks great man!!!! Epic custom! !!!
TheGr8One - Saturday, August 13, 2011
Outstanding!
Delta T - Saturday, August 13, 2011
He looks ready to throw down and crush some X-Men. AMAZING job bud!
Dark_Phoenix00x - Saturday, August 13, 2011
Best Post I've seen. The head is dead on. Amazing job
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