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Ironclad of the U-Foes Custom Action Figure

Custom #:31888  
Name:Ironclad of the U-Foes
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:Cosmic Fantasy Customs  
Date Added:August 14, 2011
Base Figure:House of M Hulk
Height:8.00 inches
Would like to start off saying that the paint was inspired by Santanaz's silver surfer, could not find what he used, so went out on a limb. This is one of my favorite Hulk villians and one of his greatest team foes, Ironclad. If you don't know their backstory, they did research into the Fantastic Four's mission and decided to intentionally fly into cosmic rays for longer than the FF4. When their ship crashed back down to earth they had been changed and given new abilities. Ironclad is one mean mother and can go toe to toe with the hulk, more so than thing. Well to get to the receipe, I used a House of M Hulk for the fig except the head is a Mr. Fixit. I added sculpt to the waist, belt, legs, arm bands and head. Then I tried something completely different than normal and used an auto silver/chrome spray paint. I will never do this again, not because it did not work, but had 2 silver surfers I was working on and it rained on them before they finished and they will never be the same. This is a powerful paint and does not come off easily, so if you make a mistake, sorry (very unforgiving). As usual views, comments and criticism appreaciated, thanks for the support.

User Comments
Wallcrawler Customs - Sunday, June 10, 2012
Like I said before: What an epic figure, that makes a dark day turn sunny again! Bravo!!!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Monday, June 11, 2012
I really want to express my thanks and how honored I am at your comments, not only here, but on your killer lobo, it truly means a lot. he is one of my favs and with some of my new projects, I have learned to never say never now. I have been thinking I should try again, to make him bigger. I do have a silver surfer project that will make me use the paint again, so I will get the art of using it down pat and you will see an even brighter day. thanks again.
Banner/HULK Inc. - Thursday, April 19, 2012
This one's so good I keep looking at it for inspiration. I will attempt this style of paint on a future custom based on your excellent silver chrome Ironclad.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Friday, April 20, 2012
thanks, really honored and humbled to hear that. I know that yours will be awesome, you really been cranking out some great pieces. only advice other than using a cloth for buffing is sand, dremel, whatever must be done for preventing paint rub, this paint does not do well with too many coats. you will lose detail.
Banner/HULK Inc. - Saturday, April 21, 2012
thanks, great advice... I really need to try this soon.
NeCrollector - Friday, January 20, 2012
Unbelievably, awesomely PERFECT!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Saturday, January 21, 2012
thanks again, glad to hear your humbling words. one character I wanted to tackle, one of my favorite hulk villians.
megatrooper - Sunday, November 6, 2011
nice metallic color.I ll have that to my silver surfer
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, November 6, 2011
thanks bud, just some advice the coating on the silver surfer affects the spray paint though. so I would use a primer to help, lost a few surfers experimenting with this.
shaka - Thursday, September 8, 2011
Hi there,
You mentioned that one thing that helped was to get a soft cloth and buff the fig to get excess spray dust off and it also gives it a better sheen.
Is the buffing done in between coats?
Thank you
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Thursday, September 8, 2011
yes I did buff inbetween coats and after, but I gave buffing and new coats 24 hours to dry. basically took about 4-7 days of coats, buffing and checking rubbing. hope I can help.
fastfreddie - Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The paint looks beautiful and even. I had tried that before also with the solid chrome look, but the result was sticky and dull because I had tried to put a gloss coat on over it after I had sprayed it. So, I had to go back to the drawing board and ended up just detailing the figure and trying to paint it with hand effects and airbrush to make it have the illusion of! I love the solid chrome look, though!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Wednesday, August 17, 2011
with the trouble of nature I had making this, I would have went your way if I had that type of skill, but tried this. I figured sealing the fig would be out of the question, did this before without auto paint and had your results. But thanks I am still trying to fix my surfers, they are not anywhere as nice as this, but they look better than they did after the storm.
Automatauntaun - Sunday, August 14, 2011
Love the look!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Monday, August 15, 2011
thanks, hoping to fix the surfers to get them close to this. thanks for the support and info.
Satanaz - Sunday, August 14, 2011
Excellent painting and brief history.
the comment I'm flattered, but as I sent a picture of the painting that I use? congratulations
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
thanks means a lot, glad I could give you credit. I tried to find your spray and had no luck, but this worked close to what I wanted.
3bcustoms - Sunday, August 14, 2011
This is incredible I bet you shine it in the right light you'll blind someone great figure
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
My future's so bright I gotta wear shades. I have been known to use him as a death ray in the sun if you mess with me lol. thanks for the kind and funny words.
RedRebelCustoms - Sunday, August 14, 2011
This is magnificent. The metallic is perfect.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
thanks means a lot.
Group customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
Sweet job man, he looks amazing!!!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
thanks, really appreciated he is making me want to start and finish my u-foes. still they will be a while, he couldn't wait.
Stevid - Sunday, August 14, 2011
Iron Clad is freaking awesome my friend! That chrome paint looks amazing!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
thanks, means a lot. really liked the results and he is the only one who survived the freak storm.
Bob-A-Ferret - Sunday, August 14, 2011
Thant is freaking amazing what was the paint brand? This honestly looks like you chrome dipped it it looks Awesome.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
it is called krylon rust tough enamel auto part silver spray paint. The second coat gives it that shiny chrome effect. Thanks a lot, I really wanted that to be the effect, so thanks again.
dbocustoms - Sunday, August 14, 2011
cool figure for sure,sweet paint,looks a lot cooler than if you had just used reg silver,great job on it all!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
thanks a lot, means a lot. had my fingers crossed the whole time I did it.
Ole Jade Jaw - Sunday, August 14, 2011
Both awesome and innovative. Looks great.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
thanks a lot, really wanted to capture what I love about the character and regular silver paint just doesn't do it and I am not fastfreddie. thanks means a lot and check out my photobucket account for pics of the hulk getting revenge.
TheGr8One - Sunday, August 14, 2011
Love the paintjob dude!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
thanks it gave me nightmares at times, but love the result.
Shinobitron - Sunday, August 14, 2011
That is super shiny and oh so nice! That auto paint really looks good on him! Well done!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
really means a lot, thanks. I love the shine it gives after seeing santanaz's version of silver surfer, want to give him credit for the idea (forgot to mention it in the thread, little scatter-brained at the moment), he did such a great job. But thanks again and may try a black panther now after seeing yours.
alceu br - Sunday, August 14, 2011
amazing , factory paint stile bud!!!!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
thanks, it was a real challenge working with it and trying to not mess up. thanks for the kind words.
Anthony's Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
hows the joint rub on that paint?
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
I sanded the joints first, painted and sanded a few more times and only one spot that rubbed due to a flaw that is a chunk deep inside the fig, I could never reach without cracking the fig. and I had already sculpted the waist, so that was a no go. But other than that very strong, it just needs to dry properly and depends on the plastic (normal dry time is around 4 hours to handle properly and recommend one day per coat and if you can get something that spins to get both sides at the same time). the silver surfer and iceman I used had different plastics and could tell they took longer to dry. regular plastic like the hulk seemed to do much better and one thing that helped was to get a soft cloth and buff the fig to get excess spray dust off and it also gave it a better sheen. the exact brand is krylon rust tough enamel paint.
shapp - Sunday, August 14, 2011
It turned out great buddy, I can't wait to see the finished surfer
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
thanks, these things have given me such problems and put things on hold, but love the result.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, August 14, 2011
yes and I tried soaking the figs in an a slightly watered down acetone bath for over 12 hours and still nothing. I believe it would have taken a steel wire brush to remove it all and that would have completely damaged the fig. Some of the bad spots were able to be removed by the acetone and sanding (a lot of it) and some places would not do a thing. This spray paint is strong and rust proof. The water that damaged the figs (while it rained on them before drying) ruined the way the paint settled and was a major pain, so all the projects are a bit of what they are. I know I could have done better, its just if you make a mistake this stuff is not so forgiving. I may retry Silver Surfer someday, but will probably just post my silver surfer in the custom workstation for now.
pock63 - Sunday, August 14, 2011
This turned out great!!! That chrome spray paint is awesome! Have you tried using acetone to remove botched aeries of the paint?
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