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The Thing Custom Action Figure

Custom #:38008  
Name:The Thing
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Date Added:April 1, 2012
Base Figure:ML Thing
Height:7.00 inches
Completion Time:36.00 hours
Articulation:49 points
It was brought to my attention that the color was off in the photo! My camera and I neither one know how to photograph white apparently. So, here he is again with a quick photo on a black background!

No introduction necessary, here he is, Aunt Petunias favorite Nephew! The King of Yancy Street! Mrs. Grimm's Blue-Eyed Boy! You all know him The Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing! "It's Clobbering Time!" and old Benjamin J. Grimm is serving up his SUNDAY PUNCH!

At 7'1" and weighing in at 1200lbs. this blue-eyed, bald behemoth is able to lift 100 plus tons. He can withstand temperatures from -75 to 800 degrees Fahrenheit. His rock-like hide can withstand over 15 pounds of explosives per square inch, as well as the pressure of the oceans deepest depths. The Thing's skin is nearly impervious to damage. Withstanding both the Hulk's punch and Mjolnir.

This was a labor of love folks. He has been my favorite Marvel character ever since I was a kid. I almost didn't post this up after seeing 1987olds442 use the same recipe. I had originally planned on giving the credit to GrownNerd as his was the first I ever saw do this! Both of them did a wonderful job putting this guy together. I hoped to make mine different though. I really wanted the Marvel Showdown Thing in a 6" format. I never understood why he never got made?

Thing here was made using the ML series 2 Thing torso and head. I used a Thunder Launch Thing I had received with a broken left arm for the arms waist and legs. Cracked open the Thunder Launch things torso to remove the waist. Drilled the abs of Series 2 Thing and reshaped the peg hole on the top for better range of motion. I sanded down the legs to bring him closer to scale and reworked the joint. Then I fixed the broken arm peg using a bolt and glue. I removed the head and altered the joint hole so that he has increased movement.The legs were disassembled to allow me to sand the knee joints to allow him to stand straighter. The inner joint on the hips were sanded inward to allow more movement as well. The hands were removed and the peg was cut off. Then the hand and wrist were hollowed out and a new peg hole was drilled to accept the ball joint. His wrist joint was taken from a ML Angel's shoulders and sculpted to match. The weird shoulder joint has always bothered me so I sanded it down so that it would sit flush inside of his torso. Then I re-sculpted the joint as well as his back to hide the space when his shoulder is open. I filled the peg holes although mostly to add the bulk to make him more like the Showdown Thing. The head sculpt was re-worked to resemble the Showdown Thing as well. His mouth was cut open and a wedge was inserted to leave it open while I sculpted the teeth. He was wearing shorts but those have been re-sculpted as well. To shorten this up, the only parts that weren't sculpted were the ball-shoulders, hands, eyes balls, and feet. Everything else was sculpted!

Head and Torso- ML series 2 Thing( Re-sculpted), no before shot so you could check out 1987olds442's Thing.
Arms, Legs, and Waist- Thunder Launch Thing
Wrist Ball Joint- ML Angel shoulders sculpted

Aves Fixit-Sculpt was used in layers for sculpting and bulking. Seven colors of MM Acrylics were used to paint him up. Everything was sealed using a Krylon Matte Finish! The P.O.A. was calculated like TBML. I hope you enjoy this and THANKS for looking! Comments are welcomed and appreciated! Happy Voting Realmers!

I added A couple early to mid WIP shots of Thing as well his unfinished friend Lockjaw who was supposed to accompany him. With 38 points of articulation himself it was a bit ambitious for this contest and my schedule. Lockjaw had a complete re-sculpt over chopped up parts. A Zangief ab-crunch attached to an LCBH Clownface. Hips balls from Grey Hulk(FRONT) and Marv(REAR). Upper legs from both UFC and WWE figs. A homemade lower torso made of a bucket and sculpt. Feet from a broken Zabu. Head completely resculpted over Mr. Beefy's with MU Wrecker arms for ears so he can be "Bat Dog" on car rides and the series 2 Things forearm for the jaw joint. 6pts. of artic in the head alone! A MU IM arm for a tail and a cars old weather stripping for a tongue with wire to remove it for the growl effect! Mr. Grimm misses his slobbery friend and hopes he can join him after the contest!

User Comments
Banner/HULK Inc. - Friday, April 13, 2012
This Thing is.... FANTASTIC
RedRebelCustoms - Friday, April 13, 2012
Banner/HULK Inc.- Thanks soo much for the awesome compliment bro and the support!
Ole Jade Jaw - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Jeez... My dum @ss had no clue this was THAT impressive!! (I noticed Whiskey's comment over there, and it came to my attention) The wip shots are key for somebody that doesn't know the factory releases. This thing is soooo much more than I realised!! Tremendous accomplishment brother!!
RedRebelCustoms - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Ole Jade Jaw- WOW! Thanks bro! Yeah, the WIP should have been added originally but I'm fairly forgetful. I believe I had more wip shots somewhere. I hate to admit it but I have them for most my figures. I just never got around to organizing them. Some of them are pretty extensive too. I never get requests for any though. LOL. I sincerely appreciate all the support you have shown O.J.J. Thanks for commenting! bro!
cuztomiza - Monday, April 9, 2012
Wow! Congratulations Man! best THING ever happpened to here..
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, April 9, 2012
Customiza- Just WOW! That's some sweet talk! LOL. I don't know if he's the best but I tried to give everybody some-Thing different to look at! Means a lot from you bro with all those contests and trophies you've achieved! Thanks man!
cuztomiza - Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Yes it does Bro.. If I'm not mistaken.I Think this is the only THING Custom who got a trophy..
RedRebelCustoms - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Thanks again Customiza! You're too kind bro!
TheGr8One - Monday, April 9, 2012
Thanks brother! As for my username, I'ma huge fan of The Rock lol & I never consider myself too much of a customizer anyway, especially comparing to all the amazing customizers at the realm including you. But thanks anyway dude.
RedRebelCustoms - Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Oh man, you can't throw my name in with the greats on here but thank you for the sentiment and I like your work! Strangely I have plans of eventually making the "High Chief", then the "Soul Patrol", and eventually "The Peoples Champion" as well! Ahh, the TO DO LIST
TheGr8One - Monday, April 9, 2012
Freaking awesome!
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, April 9, 2012
TheGr8One- Thank you so much bro. It really means a lot to get great comments like that! Might I add, your recent video game inspired characters have been worthy of your namesake!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Monday, April 9, 2012
congrats on the medal and truly awesome thing, looks so spot on. great job.
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, April 9, 2012
Cosmic Fantasy Customs- Man, you are always serving up such awesome compliments and they are definately welcomed bro! Thank you CFC! I am always so stoked to place in these contests! Especially with tge great competition here on the Realm!
suprasizeme - Monday, April 9, 2012
Congrats on the silver RRC!!! Great looking Ben Grimm, love the upgrades and the paints!!!
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, April 9, 2012
Suprasizeme- Thanks bro! I wish I could have taken better pics of him. Your kind comment is appreciated. I'm sure if you had entered we'd have had two MOTU winners and more great MOTU customs!
Wolverhulk Iron Spideysurfer - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Fantastic work. He looks great!
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, April 9, 2012
Wolverhulk Iron Spideysurfer- The kind words are much appreciated. All these comments are very humbling from such great customizers. Thank you realmers.
CAb00se - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Congrats. This came out perfect dude. I knew this was gonna be top 3. Awesome work
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, April 9, 2012
CAb00se- Thanks for the vote of confidence and great comment bro!
RedRebelCustoms - Monday, April 9, 2012
I forgot to add that I have been lov'n your recent customs bro!
RedRebelCustoms - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Thank you to all who voted for me! I didn't think I would place in this contest. They were all great entries and quite a few incredible ones! You guys and girls are awesome! The support is very much appreciated! Congrats to all of you for making this site so wonderful!
Darththomas - Sunday, April 8, 2012
I knew this one would be right up at the top, great job dude, and just so you know.........5 stars from me
RedRebelCustoms - Sunday, April 8, 2012
MOTU MASTER- Thank you bro and thanks for calling it close! You're entry was a whole other level of spectacular! Looks like you defended your title again!
Voting ends for the Articulation Junkie Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Bartowski - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Maybe it's just photo problem, but isn't he a bit discolored? But other than that I like it so much! Really cool and lockjaw looks cool too. Totally 5 stars from me
Bartowski - Sunday, April 8, 2012
RedRebelCustoms - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Thanks for that comment bro! I didn't notice it after posting him! I am still working on learning lighting. Got black backgrounds sorta figured out but I usually do black and wanted to disguise my entry the best I could. I wouldn't have caught that if it weren't for you. The black washhed out the highlights but came out a little better I think!
Jarred706 - Monday, April 2, 2012
Look forward to seeing Lockjaw.
RedRebelCustoms - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Jarred706- thank you for commenting! Lockjaw still needs a little bulking before the final sculpt! I really do wish he'd have been finished but ran out of time.
massprime - Monday, April 2, 2012
Can't wait to see Lockjaw.
RedRebelCustoms - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Massprime- thanks for commenting bro! He should be finished soon but don't quote me on that! Lol
G_Rantula - Sunday, April 1, 2012
RedRebelCustoms - Sunday, April 8, 2012
G_Rantula- Hey man, thank you for the great comment! The support is much appreciated.
endcity - Sunday, April 1, 2012
one of the best thing customs I have seen bravo
RedRebelCustoms - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Red9Studios- Wow, thanks bro! I'm glad you liked him!
NeCrollector - Sunday, April 1, 2012
I want one of these!
The amount of work, detail and love you put into this masterpiece is commendable. MUCH RESPECT, DUDE!
RedRebelCustoms - Sunday, April 8, 2012
NeCrollector- thanks bro! I really did enjoy making Benny!
Voting begins for the Articulation Junkie Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Sunday, April 1, 2012
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