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Dark Hawkeye Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:37925  
Name:Dark Hawkeye
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:Whiskeytango  
Date Added:March 28, 2012
Base Figure:Bucky Cap
Height:6.00 inches
This guy has been mostly finished for a while, but his bow was giving me trouble. I wanted to give him the most comic accurate one i could find, which means using a green arrow bow. Unfortunately, the dcuc bow has that plastic string and an arrow made for a 6 year old attached to it... even more unfortunately, the only proper DCD bow i could find comes with a figure whos like $30... and i'm not going to throw down $30 for a bow. However, i was at the Good Will earlier today, and there was an unopened DCUC green arrow sitting in there for $5... so i figured what the hell, i'll give it a shot. Cut off the string and arrow, and replaced it with cord from the old SMC daredevils batons.

He's all bucky cap with sculpted elements. His quiver is from taskmaster, with a bunch of ends of toy arrows glued in there, and then two removable arrows i made from styrene. I don't remember what his loin cloth is from... just random fodder, and he's done. I'm just one member of the Dark Avengers away from completely the team (not counting noh-var, cause he was with the team for what... a minute?)... Venom, you're next... if i ever get to you.


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nightwing96 - Friday, April 6, 2012
DUDE GREAT JOB!!!
Whiskeytango - Friday, April 6, 2012
thanks man!
StarkResilient - Sunday, April 1, 2012
Great figure, I actually have been considering trying a Hawkeye from Bucky cap too. I'm just trying to find a good chainmail arm to use.. I can't figure out what I can get the lower arm from... But it really irks me when people call it a loincloth.. It's a tabard! You've also successfully avoided the only thing that annoys me more.. When people call the quiver an arrow pouch or something.
Whiskeytango - Monday, April 2, 2012
haha, fine. I don't know what his "tabard" is from. I can't think of pre-existing arm that would work for his left arm, thats why I just sculpted it. It took a long time, but it wasn't hard. I just did one layer at a time, starting with the row closest to his wrist, and worked up, letting each layer cure under a lamp for around an hour or so before starting the next one. Taking it like that, its really just putting down lines of sculpt and squaring them off.
StarkResilient - Monday, April 2, 2012
Well that technique definitely worked.. Came out looking awesome.
Whiskeytango - Friday, April 6, 2012
well thank you, I appreciate it
suprasizeme - Sunday, April 1, 2012
This is an absolutely perfect translation from the comics. Great idea using Bucky cap, and the paints look really good.
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 1, 2012
thanks man!
Bushinryus40th - Saturday, March 31, 2012
I just can't tell you how fantastic this figure is! Once again Bucky Cap was put to good use. Kinda bumed though that I passed this figure up but it was 22.99 at my local comic shop though and I just wasn't feeling the price. ARRRGGGGGHHHH, I hate living in Manhattan! Anyway amazing figure I love the sculpted detail on the left arm! Just out of curiousity if you don't mind me asking how much do you pay for these figures around your way?
Whiskeytango - Saturday, March 31, 2012
haha, thanks man. $22.99 is too much. As much as I like some of these ROML figures, it hurts me to even pay the $17.99 at TRU. Now that they're showing up a lot more at target and walmart for around $15, they're a lot more desirable to me. I'm super lucky. I've got a lot of targets, walmarts, and TRUs within about half an hour of me.
Bushinryus40th - Saturday, March 31, 2012
Woah they're 17.99 at your TRU the TRU over my way sells for 20.99 plus tax. GOSH they're such JERKS! I did manage to stumble across a Target in the Bronx that had em for abot 17.99 but they only had the usual peg warmers. Haven't been to the one in Manhatttan yet though, maybe I'll give it a looks. Thanks for the response anyway bro it's always great to talk action figures! Ohhh the cons of living in the city.
Whiskeytango - Saturday, March 31, 2012
I can't even imagine. Thanks again.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Saturday, March 31, 2012
this is just fantastic, love it totally fantastic and the bow is epic as well. man you always go beyond, so keep up the excellent work.
Whiskeytango - Saturday, March 31, 2012
thanks dude. The bow was a pain, so I'm glad it comes across way
fitzjedi - Saturday, March 31, 2012
HOLY-FREAKIN-CRAP!! This is awesome! Love the details and paints!!
Whiskeytango - Saturday, March 31, 2012
thanks fitz!
Champion City Toys - Thursday, March 29, 2012
Very, very nice!
Whiskeytango - Thursday, March 29, 2012
thanks champ
Bartowski - Thursday, March 29, 2012
I love it, man! Overall perfect and looks exactly like in comics! Btw, I like that you wrote in description all the details and parts u used, I can than better imagine how much work you put in. Please make regular size venom!
Whiskeytango - Thursday, March 29, 2012
thanks man. Well thats one vote for regular sized
Bartowski - Saturday, March 31, 2012
Yep, also it would be cool to make unmasked Gargan head. And if I will be making him I would give him a regular "Dark Avengers Spider-man" head, than unmasked one and the one that has "the venom teeth" if you remember when in some Dark Avengers issue, he was watching tv and was eating a popcorn? Well, I once again wrote much more than I originally wanted to, but these are just a few of my tips as being BIG Dark Avengers fan. Haha sorry for long text
Whiskeytango - Saturday, March 31, 2012
haha, no biggy. I love the dark avengers too. I wish that arc had gone on longer instead of culminating in the terrible siege event.
Bartowski - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Yep, that was not so cool, but better than "Fear Itself"
JmTrtt - Thursday, March 29, 2012
Actually, by the rest, I meant Venom. Venom is a boss.
-JT
Whiskeytango - Thursday, March 29, 2012
oh, haha. I'm having a tough time deciding how to tackle him, cause I only want to make one... but I can't decide if I should do the spiderman sized venom, or the gigantic, monstrous version. The problems related are I can't decide on a good base body on a spiderman sized one, and I know I'd want to use a pitt for the monstrous one, but I don't want to spend that much on a base body
Bakegirl - Thursday, March 29, 2012
Yowza that's a great looking Hawkeye - great base choice and detailing!
Whiskeytango - Thursday, March 29, 2012
thanks! The ability to pull off an archers pose and the pirate boots just call out for hawkeye
JmTrtt - Thursday, March 29, 2012
This is really cool! Can't wait for the rest!!
Whiskeytango - Thursday, March 29, 2012
Haha, well they're already done, spread out over the last two years.
G_Rantula - Thursday, March 29, 2012
That base works very well and the paints are amazing, those colors really pop! Great work
Whiskeytango - Thursday, March 29, 2012
thanks G. They pop even more in person, especially the purple
TheRealSupaMan - Thursday, March 29, 2012
This is great! I love the paint scheme. It's really accurate to the Books! Really well done!
Whiskeytango - Thursday, March 29, 2012
Thanks man. Accurate was what I was going for, so I'm glad you think so
scarecrow studios - Thursday, March 29, 2012
great job, all the sculpted detail looks great and I like the tone of the paint choices. also, that bow looks awesome.
Whiskeytango - Thursday, March 29, 2012
Thanks man. The bow was a big PITA, but at least it turned out ok.
NeCrollector - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Bad azz job, man!
Whiskeytango - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
thanks dude!
lordseshomaru86 - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
why does his costume look better than regular Hawkeye? at least until the Avengers movie comes out?
Whiskeytango - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
haha. His current costume is a travesty. Just really really bad. I prefer this costume to Hawkeyes classic costume though too. Might be cause this one has sleeves.
rascal - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
awesome work. that green arrow bow was complete s#it. much better now!
Whiskeytango - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
haha, I know right? Really ridiculously bad
Wolverhulk Iron Spideysurfer - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
the details look fantastic! way to go!
Whiskeytango - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
thanks dude! No love for ole Cap in your name?
Wolverhulk Iron Spideysurfer - Friday, January 31, 2014
lol Cpt. Wolverhulk ISS. :-)
AREZ - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
AWESOME!!!
Whiskeytango - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
thanks man!
pulpyfiction - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Nice job! The costume details are great, and I love the mask!
I ended up slicing the plastic bow string off of my green arrows bow, re-stringing it, and using the plastic string by cutting it in two and making 2 arrows out of it. The first one I took the "toy" arrow it was attached to, cut the ends off, and then drilled into them to attach the plastic string as the new shaft of the arrow. Then it actually is in scale for an arrow for this bow, the original is comically too small to draw on that bow. The rest of the cut ex-bow string got turned into an arrow using fodder from the old bin.
Wow sorry for the essay, this interested me because I just finished that yesterday, when I got a green arrow for $5 at a discount store we have here in canada called winners. Strange coincidence, we both got him for $5 eh?
Whiskeytango - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
haha, strange indeed. Mattel is really ridiculous sometimes huh? I'd rather have one good arrow than three that look like they were made for a completely different scale. Not to mention an unsuable bow, and arms that can't pull off an archer pose.
The Watcher - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Great job!
Whiskeytango - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
thanks watcher
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