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Klaw Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:37955  
Name:Klaw
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:Whiskeytango  
Date Added:March 29, 2012
Base Figure:White Lantern Hal Jordan
Height:6.00 inches
Good lord, i never knew how badly i hate working with DCUC bodies. So much paint rub. I don't understand how people work exclusively with these.

Anyways, i hate the official Klaw. Hate it. After all the time waiting for a Klaw figure, he deserved better than what he got. However, his head sculpt was just fine, as was his sonic gun. So i took those off, and put them on a body i thought would better fit how he's drawn in the comics, which is surprisingly beefy. His red is a pretty shiny metallic, which while i was photographing it, somehow managed to make his shading disappear and not appear metallic at all. I think its trolling me.


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User Comments
suprasizeme - Sunday, April 1, 2012
I have yet to use a buck DCUC base so I didn't know about difficulties that comes with using it. But this custom really looks worth the trouble because it is immensely superior to the factory released one. I love that red!!!
Whiskeytango - Sunday, April 1, 2012
thanks man! The red looks better in person. Less glossy and more metallic.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Saturday, March 31, 2012
great informative info and a masterful custom, can't get any better than that. also huge improvement over the original fig.
Whiskeytango - Saturday, March 31, 2012
thanks man, I always appreciate your comments
Bushinryus40th - Saturday, March 31, 2012
Great figure way better than what Hasbro threw at us, that was just awful! And you know whats really funny about some of the new MLs is how cool Mcguinness' work looks on the package and even though the figures are not based off his work you see Claws crappy figure and then Mcguinness' awesome illustration of Claw. You can't help but feel empty inside!
Whiskeytango - Saturday, March 31, 2012
while I'm not really a huge fan of mcguinness' work, I do like his portraits for the new ML boxes, and yeah, in some cases they are outclassing the figures.
fitzjedi - Saturday, March 31, 2012
This looks pretty dang COOL!!
Whiskeytango - Saturday, March 31, 2012
thanks man, I appreciate it.
dbocustoms - Friday, March 30, 2012
now that is an aweosme klaw! you could make a barbie doll look like a killer action hero figure,everything you make is gold dude,and I feel a bit out of the loop but is a dcuc "buck" a base?I have some of those and they are a freakin pain,so I'm with you cats on that....but great custom man!
Whiskeytango - Friday, March 30, 2012
haha, "buck" is a term used to describe a base body that is made with the intention of re-use. Also, thanks!
somethinggeeky - Friday, March 30, 2012
Nice job I find the best way to stop is sand down the shoulder joint then rebuild it with sculpt, for some reason the shoulder joint does not ever have paint Mattel just makes them in the coulor they want
Whiskeytango - Friday, March 30, 2012
that just sounds like such a pain...
Ickabod26 - Friday, March 30, 2012
This figure does look really good, and it says a lot comming from me. I cannot stand the DCUC figures. Not because of paint rub but because 99% of them are all the same size. I am a huge fan of figures that are in scale with eachother. Good looking Klaw for sure though.
Whiskeytango - Friday, March 30, 2012
thanks man. I'm not DCUC biggest fan either, but sometimes they make a cool figure.
saber4734 - Thursday, March 29, 2012
He looks great. I always wondered why they named him Klaw when he has no "Claw".
Whiskeytango - Thursday, March 29, 2012
haha, its his last name. Professor Ulysses Klaw. Also, thank you.
NeCrollector - Thursday, March 29, 2012
Awesome job, Whiskey!
It has been good to read the comments on this page.
I'm about to start working on a couple of DCUC bucks. This has been a good heads-up. Thanks Realm-Artists.

Klaw looks amazing!
Whiskeytango - Thursday, March 29, 2012
yeah man, watch out. I feel like the worst offenders are the elbows (not the disc itself, but the area on the lower arm that runs against the upper arm when you bend it), and the shoulders (not just the discs, which are bad, but also the part of the shoulders that rub against the inside of the torso)
RedRebelCustoms - Thursday, March 29, 2012
I have a slew of DCUC bucks but have yet to use them for that reason alone! Your dead on with Klaw! Way better than ML body they gave him! I just wish the DCUC had more artic. Try a ref reflector or otherwise filtering the light. I have decent results that way and I do love red customs! Awesome work either way bro! I've been a fan of yours since your first customs on the realm. Seeing yoi're name on my realm page is the main reason I checked out the customs tonight!
Whiskeytango - Thursday, March 29, 2012
I'm flattered, thanks so much Red. Its really a shame, cause the head and gun are really well sculpted, but the body just lets them down. Even the bullseye body, which I normally hate, would have been a better choice.
pulpyfiction - Thursday, March 29, 2012
I like this over the ML figure for sure! In the end your paints do look great, especially knowing what a light shade you painted over (I bet that didn't help-yuck!). This is the first new ML DCU crossover figure I've seen, so way to break the cherry on that one, and doing it in style too!

Here I am sanding a DCU buck thinking the same thing, taking a break on purpose to get away from the problem, and look at all the people sharing this sentiment. I find most people working with these try to stick to figures of the same colour, like a manhunter, or orion would of helped you in the red department, but I also find I end up sanding the entire figure... what a pain!
I find the capes and jackets and are even worse because of the glossy material. I have a DCU Grundy base I'm working on, and it's jacket is even worse than the body, I find I have to sand the capes and coats more so than the bodies, just so they will even take paint.
Whiskeytango - Thursday, March 29, 2012
man, its nice to hear I'm not the only one who doesn't like working on these bodies.
fastfreddie - Friday, March 30, 2012
Buzzy Fret has several tutorials on breaking down the entire DCUC body to get the best out of it. I still do not like doing it. Something always goes awry in my experience. I end up breaking something or messing something up. Using the same color body doesn't even help me, because I paint over it anyways and end up still sanding it(Like Pulpy said). In the end, the results are amazing if you can disassemble these figures and have them with no paint rub. I try to stay away from sanding on their rubber accessories like capes and jackets. I've ruined a couple but I hate those mold lines on them! I have repaired some by sanding off the lines and making tears or small holes in the rubber, have to fill it with superglue and then sand back over that till it's smooth. Use fine grit sandpaper. Vallejo makes plastic putty, but I haven't tried that yet. Oh, to help the rubber materials take paint try using a paint primer. I sometimes brush on the PRIMER made by PAINT FOR PLASTIC by PLAID. It's specially formulated to add adhesion to flexible plastics. BTW...love this conversion! I hated the KLAW figure also and matter of fact don't even remember where I put it that's how much I liked it.
Whiskeytango - Friday, March 30, 2012
@fred: haha... yeah no fun at all. Thanks for the tips though. Those may help if I ever decide to pick up a DCUC body again.
G_Rantula - Thursday, March 29, 2012
I fully agree about the DCUC bucks, but this sure did turn out nicely. Great work!!!
Whiskeytango - Thursday, March 29, 2012
thanks dude!
CAb00se - Thursday, March 29, 2012
looks good man!! yeah DCU bucks take quite a bit of sanding to stop paint rub, but I think they take really well to acrylic paint, I find I don't have to use as many coats as I would on a TB ML. keep em coming dude!!
Whiskeytango - Thursday, March 29, 2012
thanks man. I feel the opposite about its ability to take paint, especially the torso parts. They did not seem interested in taking paint at all... maybe I just need to work with them more, but man, it was just such a pain. My hat is off to people who work with them more.
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