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The Phantom Rider Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:35693  
Name:The Phantom Rider
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Universe
Creator:hussapocalypse  
Date Added:January 7, 2012
Base Figure:Various Joes
Height:4.00 inches
I have to give credit to respected forum member Finn Varra, as it was his Phantom Rider entry into the monochromatic contest that got me thinking, "Wow. That's pretty cool! I think I have the parts to make one of those!" I have been on kind of a Western kick lately and so I knew it was time.
The Phantom Rider debuted way back in 1949 in some Magazine Enterprises horror themed Western publications under the moniker of Ghost Rider. After the trademark to the character's name and motif lapsed, Marvel basically stole the character in 1967 and featured him in his own title. With the introduction of the Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider character in the 70s, The Western Ghost Rider was rechristened with the unfortunate title of Night Rider (a term used in the South to refer to members of the Klu Klux Klan), and finally to Phantom Rider. In reprints of the Magazine Enterprises appearances, due to licensing issues, he has been renamed once again as The Haunted Horseman. According to his wiki page, 7 different people have been The Phantom Rider, many of them descendants of the original Carter Slade.
The Phantom Rider was made using a movie Storm Shadow head, torso, and upper arms, all with some minor sculpting tweaks. His shoulder and elbow joints were pulled from a Han Solo figure to match the base coat color and combat paint rub. They were modded to work with the Joe limbs. His lower arms are from a RAH Cobra Commander. His upper legs and knees are from a RAH Wild Bill. His lower legs are from a RAH Hard Master (lol at that name!). His upper belt is from a RAH B.A.T. Not sure about the lower hanging belt but the buckle was swiped from Wild Bill. His cape is from a JLU Wonder Woman. His pistols and hat were cut off of a dollar store cowboy figure (on the bottom of his foot it reads, "JA-RU." These JA-RU guys make Chap Mei look like Hot Toys by comparison lol!)and modded to work with the figure.
Hope you dig it and THANKS for looking! Cheers!


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j-x - Sunday, January 8, 2012
This custom looks really cool, I like the lighting in the second picture an nice backstory. I new I'd seen that base before, thanks to a Mr Voorhees
hussapocalypse - Sunday, January 8, 2012
Ha! Thanks man! Yeah, I spun that base around and tried to strategically hide the head on the altar/out of scale corpse, but you nailed it! It's from the Friday the 13th part 2 set, my favorite installation of the series and also my favorite incarnation of the character Jason; ie "Sack Head" Jason! I've noticed you have reached that "next level" in your skill set recently - your new sculpts and photography/layouts/design look fantastic bro! Keep it up!
D&DCUSTOMS - Saturday, January 7, 2012
Nice paint app Huss. Well executed
hussapocalypse - Sunday, January 8, 2012
Danke Schon!
NeCrollector - Saturday, January 7, 2012
Ghostly beautiful...great work, man.
hussapocalypse - Saturday, January 7, 2012
Gracias Necro! Keep those Lanterns coming bro!
Monkeyman411 - Saturday, January 7, 2012
That paint job really pops...nicely done
hussapocalypse - Saturday, January 7, 2012
Thanks Aussie! Been jonesing for my Aussiedcfan wrestling custom fix man! Wondering what champion of the squared circle you have up your sleeve next....whatever it is, I know it will be f'n sweet!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Saturday, January 7, 2012
more awesome backstory, love the info and the custom. you are really on a roll and await your new customs. keep em coming.
hussapocalypse - Saturday, January 7, 2012
Gracias Cosmo, you get my vote for Realmer of the year!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, January 8, 2012
truly humbling comment, not sure I am worthy of that, but love all the work on the realm and try to show my respect and love to all the great artists on here. thanks again.
3bcustoms - Saturday, January 7, 2012
Amazing paint apps buddy, this one is BADA$$ to the bone
hussapocalypse - Saturday, January 7, 2012
Thanks pardner, always on the lookout for new 3b customs!
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