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Citizen V Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:3256  
Name:Citizen V
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:princebrent  
Date Added:July 15, 2007
Base Figure:Daredevil - Urban Legends Box set
Height:6.00 inches
I have been making customs of one form or another for nearly 30 years. I started with Megos making custom costumes and just kept going. I have never posted customs on line before because I have been worried about criticism but then I met Buzzy_Fret on another site who recommended coming here. I know I'm not the greatest customizer out there, but I make these for me only. I don't like "washes" on the paint jobs, so it will be rare that you will see any on my customs. Generally, since I'm lazy, by the time I get to painting a figure I just want it done! So I would say that painting is one of my worst skills. Anyway, Citizen V is one of my personal favourites. I love the character but figured I would never see him in figure form so this is my attempt to do that. The base figure was a Daredevil from the Urban Legends box set. The arms came from a Gambit (I think), and the legs from the knee down came from HoM Wolverine. The face mask was sculpted with Sculpey, and the cape was all hand-sewn. I would have to rank sewing as another of my least favourite talents! The sword came from a Disney Pirates of the Carribean figure. Enjoy my first posted custom!!


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User Comments
Unknown User - Monday, July 16, 2007
"Awright Raggy! Rooby Dooby Doo!!"
Thanks Deadi. Citizen V is a character in Thunderbolts. In his first comic appearance it was actually Zemo in disguise as a hero (sorry if that was a spoiler ) and then it was revealed to be a long running family tradition sort of like the Phantom in the old 50's comics. I'm glad you like him and I LOVE your phrase "don't have a scooby..." I may have to use that!
I don't have a Scooby (doo) or don't have a scoob - means don't have a clue
Thanks for telling me the backstory to him...
I been Blind thruout most of the 90s and the beginning of the 21st ecentury - so missed out on A lot of comics -
been catching up, drawing/writing my own comics and making customs once I got my sight back
From the dudes facemask - I thought it was another beetle suit variant
but nice work my man
~_@
Dedi
princebrent - Monday, July 16, 2007
Thanks fastfreddie! Anyone can sew like that if they don't mind getting their fingers pricked by a needle. I used to think thimbles were over rated, but after this cape I think I might start using them!
This cape is actually detachable, which was one of the problems I encountered in making this figure. I wanted the cape to go around the shoulder pads but then I didn't know how to attach the shoulder pads without limiting the articulation. I took a pair of rubbery pads off a McFarlane Metal Gear figure and then sewed the cape right to the pads! Then, to attach everything to the figure, I added a button clasp to each side of the front of the cape right where it joins to the shoulder pad. Then I glued the other half of the clasp onto the figures upper chest and voila -- cape is attached.
And knock on wood, so far it has lasted!!
fastfreddie - Monday, July 16, 2007
looks fantastic! love that cape too! wish I could sew like that
princebrent - Monday, July 16, 2007
"Awright Raggy! Rooby Dooby Doo!!"
Thanks Deadi. Citizen V is a character in Thunderbolts. In his first comic appearance it was actually Zemo in disguise as a hero (sorry if that was a spoiler ) and then it was revealed to be a long running family tradition sort of like the Phantom in the old 50's comics. I'm glad you like him and I LOVE your phrase "don't have a scooby..." I may have to use that!
Unknown User - Monday, July 16, 2007
Nice going there bub - even tho I don't have a scooby doo who this guy is
~_@
Dedi
princebrent - Monday, July 16, 2007
Thanks rpetras, that is good advice, something I didn't think about. It definitely would have helped hide my crummy sewing job! I'll make sure to use your technique the next time I try to sew something!
rpetras - Monday, July 16, 2007
Here's a tip on sewing 2 color pieces of cloth together. Instead of placing them top to bottom and sewing around the lip, just sew a normal seam along the edge. Then with just a little bit to go, turn the whole cape or whatever inside out. That will completely hide the seam! You then will need to sew the remaining hole from the outside, so make sure it is in an inconspicuous place. Obviously if the 2 sides of the material are diffrent you need to set it up in the right direction.
I'm still learing the sewing thing but it's not too hard. Since I prefer mixed materials in my customs, and hate bugging my wife to sew stuff I just figgure I'd do it myself.
Hope this tip helps.
princebrent - Monday, July 16, 2007
Thanks guys. Your words are inspiring.
Mr. X -- I'm glad you like the cloth cape look. I tried a couple of different plastic capes and decided they just didn't have the "flow" I was after. I'm not a big fan of plastic capes. I feel they hamper poseability at times and tend to be too heavy and make my figures stand awkwardly, so I went the cloth route with this guy. I tell you, sewing two different pieces of cloth together by hand is not as easy (or fun ) as it seems (or SEAMS )
Unknown User - Sunday, July 15, 2007
Damnn...smooth paintjob
I like the mask and the cape, they really add to the character. The fact that the cape is also real fabric looks cool too.
Nice work, looks good
Unknown User - Sunday, July 15, 2007
howdy princebrent and welcome to the Realm!
I did a trade with pb on Fwooshnet and told him he needed to come over here to check out the site and post his work so please make him feel welcome.
very slick custom and great paint app! nice and smooth!
he's got some sick, crazy big dioramas too!
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