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Mercury of the Metal Men Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:35913  
Name:Mercury of the Metal Men
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:DC Direct
Creator:claytonemery  
Date Added:January 15, 2012
Base Figure:DCD Mercury
Height:6.00 inches
Mercury of the Metal Men getting stomped by a rogue Rock'em Sock'em Robot. This is actually strategy to make the robot slip and fall. Part of a larger diorama to come. Mercury is the DC Direct figure cut apart and attached to a chunk of old printer cover with the footprint cutout. I stretched his arm and neck by piecing in plastic tubing from the hardware store stiffened inside with coat hanger wire. I also cut his jaw open and fashioned a throat and teeth, because Mercury is always yapping. The rounded blobs are just white putty. I found the best sanding tool was a stiff rotary white brush in the Dremel-equivalent. (I use a Weecher grinder because a Dremel is too heavy.) I painted him with Testor's Red and Testor's Dark Metallic Red alternated and sometimes mixed. Mostly it's Mixed as a base coat, Dark in the hollows, and Red for high spots. The R-S Robot is just a leg so far. I wanted the Metal Men to battle one red and one blue robot. I glued a left blue leg to a right red leg (see inset). I don't recommend it. The pieces are asymmetrical and took forever to join, then many pieces of plastic card to even up. Loyal Lead in the rear is one of my first figures, modded from a primitive Toy Biz Hulk. You can almost hear Mercury squawking, "Do something, you lead-footed dunce!" And Lead asking, "Duh, what?"


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ole jade jaw - Monday, January 16, 2012
He he, this is great!! Nice work!!
suprasizeme - Monday, January 16, 2012
Great idea!! It looks awesome!!
Monkeyman411 - Sunday, January 15, 2012
Very cool
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Sunday, January 15, 2012
cool and sweet pic.
NeCrollector - Sunday, January 15, 2012
Great work, dude!
I love this!
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