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Beetle Custom Action Figure

Custom #:38076  
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Spider-Man
Date Added:April 3, 2012
Base Figure:SMC Scorpion
Height:6.00 inches
Finished this custom a while back. I have been debating whether to post this or not. I am not really happy with it.
I have always loved the Beetle character ever since he appeared in the Spider-man and his Amazing friends cartoon waaaaay back in the 80's. Something about his voice and his armor that intrigued me as a young boy. I really don't know why he's only been made once in action figure form and only for the old line of Spidey toys. I hope he will eventually get made for the ML line, if he ever does this guy is getting scrapped for parts.

I wanted a Beetle custom that really looked like he was wearing armor. I know in the comics his armor looks more like a cloth costume than armor. So I wanted to drive home the fact that he is wearing a technologically enhanced body armor that protected him but at the same time was a high tech weapon.

The SMC Scorpion was the perfect base. It looks like flexible armor that the Beetle would actually use. I got the idea from joemx. He made a really cool Beetle with this base. So the credit goes to him. The gauntlets came from DCSH Azreal. I think they fit the Beetle perfectly because they looked high tech yet only have four fingers on each hand reiterating the fact that the armor was made inspired by the insect. I also liked the energy blades. I would like to think that the Beetle is constantly upgrading his armor keeping up with the latest technology. Now he can use his beetle stings as long range shooters or fashion the beam into a blade for close combat. I didn't like the head of the old Beetle figure so I decided to sculpt my own. I think this is where I went wrong. I thought the mask was pretty simple so even with my limited sculpting skills I could make it. I was wrong. I spent so much time sculpting and re sculpting his head and still think it is off. I finally gave up and deemed this was the best I could do. I think I might retry and sculpt a new head for him in the future when my sculpting skills have gotten better. I will post WIP's pics in the Custom Workstation forum so if you need a good laugh, check out my sculpting debacle there. LOL. As always I want to thank everyone for taking time to check out my customs and leaving the cool comments. This is a really great site full of very talented and good people. God Bless!!!

LCBH Star: Sculpted head
Smc Scorpion: Body,arms, and legs
DCSH Azreal: gauntlets
ML Wasp: Wings
SMC Buzzing Beetle: outer shell
ML Silver Centurion IM: Shins
ML Omega Red: Boots
ML Warmachine: cod piece (sorry don't know what else to call it)

User Comments
ayelid - Thursday, August 9, 2012
That is a tough looking Beetle, I like it.
NeCrollector - Thursday, April 19, 2012
Realmers, I just have to say what an awesome custom suprasizeme's Beetle is in person! Suprasizeme really went all out with this MASTERPIECE! I am extremely fortunate and proud to display this priceless piece on my shelf.
Suprasizeme...Realmers like you are what makes this site and this hobby so enjoyable.
Ole Jade Jaw - Thursday, April 19, 2012
That is one tremendous display of an awesome community right there!!
NeCrollector - Thursday, April 19, 2012
Without a doubt, brother...he's one of the coolest dudes I've had the honor of meeting on this awesome site.
suprasizeme - Sunday, April 22, 2012
You are very welcome brother.... so glad that you like him.
loosecollector - Friday, April 6, 2012
I think he looks perfect!
suprasizeme - Saturday, April 7, 2012
Thanks LC, that is really high praise coming from you.
fastfreddie - Thursday, April 5, 2012
This is plumb sick!!! That daggone Beetle I have isn't nothing like this amazing version and the Beetle that would rock a good man's shelf!
suprasizeme - Saturday, April 7, 2012
Thanks FF really appreciate the comments.
Ole Jade Jaw - Thursday, April 5, 2012
Whoa, I missed this?!?.... NAHICE!!
suprasizeme - Saturday, April 7, 2012
Thanks so much OJJ!!!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Hey suprasizeme,
I just had to say that I love the metallic green paint job. It gives the Beetle an iridescent look that reminds me of an actual beetle's iridescent exoskeleton.
Awesome work, brother.
By the way, if Hasbro ever releases a ML Beetle, please don't scrap this 'work of art' for parts...I wouldn't mind taking good care of him.
suprasizeme - Thursday, April 5, 2012
Thanks NeCrollector, I appreciate all the great compliments. You have been super cool and you seem to genuinely like my work. And since you are the very first person ever to express a desire to own one of my creations. How about we skip the waiting for ML to release this figure and I send him to you now free of charge. That's if you really want to own him, all that I ask is that you don't sell him.
PM your address.
NeCrollector - Thursday, April 5, 2012
Dude, I will treasure this beautiful custom as the true work of art that it is in my collection.
I am humbled by your coolness!!! I'll be sure to PM you my info as soon as the Realm's Forum servers are back up.
Thank you SO much...I just can't thank you enough.
The best news one can hear after coming home from a stressful day at work. You've made my week!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Wednesday, April 4, 2012
this is just epic, really flawless work.
suprasizeme - Thursday, April 5, 2012
Thanks CFC but I think you are being far too kind.
jmao - Wednesday, April 4, 2012
very cool! nice work!
suprasizeme - Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Thanks a lot for the comment!!
NeCrollector - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Awesome custom of The Beetle!!!
Love the mask!
Love the paint job!
suprasizeme - Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Thanks a lot dude, I really appreciate the support.
fitzjedi - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Looks great!
suprasizeme - Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Thanks for checking out my custom fitzjedi.
Face - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Wow loving this custom!!!
suprasizeme - Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Thanks Face!!! Really appreciate the comment.
G_Rantula - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This definitely does the character justice. Nice use of parts and clean paint apps... GREAT WORK!!!
suprasizeme - Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Thanks so much I am glad you like it.
a9j8tgh6yhnf456m - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
nice this is incredible
suprasizeme - Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Thank you very much!!
The Watcher - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Awesome Beetle!! Love the blades!
suprasizeme - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Thanks Watcher, I agree I think the blades are the best quality of this custom.
Whiskeytango - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
this is very cool. A very nice upgrade that still keeps his look classic and recognizable. As for his head, I think his face looks great, I'll be honest though, the two "wings" going off of it don't match up with the quality of the rest of the figure. Trust me, I know how difficult it is to sculpt face mask wings, so don't take that too hard. I think with ones that large, you may have been better served to use something like cut out styrene pieces instead of straight up sculpt. That way you wouldn't have to worry about it possibly being fragile, and you can get the shape exactly how you want it. Overall though, its not like it ruins the figure, he still looks great. Keep it up man, I'm really enjoying your work.
suprasizeme - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Thank you very much Whiskeytangoscustomshop!!! I can't tell you how much I appreciate the candid crit.
I totally agree with you on the wing tips. I have never used styrene strips before but I am definitely going to look into it. That was a great idea. I know there is much for me to learn and it's always great for guys like me to get tips from pros like you. Thanks again!!!
megatrooper - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
nice recipe!!!
suprasizeme - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Thanks megatrooper the recipe is something about this custom I am proud of.
dbocustoms - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
wow I don't know how you could be unhappy with this its freakin siiiick!the gloves are a great addition ,the whole thing is great one of the coolest beetles I have seen ,factory or custom,awesome!
suprasizeme - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
You are way to kind Dbocustoms, I really appreciate the comment.
JmTrtt - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Awesome job!
suprasizeme - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Thanks JT, glad you think so.
CAb00se - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
great use of parts, clean paints and an awesome sculpt job, I agree with Pulpy, you are too hard on your self, this is a really a nice fig!!
suprasizeme - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Thanks a lot Caboose, I really appreciate the vote of confidence.
Stevid - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
That's killer!
suprasizeme - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Thanks Stevid, always an honor to get comments from you.
firefly - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
very nice painting!!!!!
suprasizeme - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Thanks firefly, the paints are decent one of the redeeming qualities of this custom.
Bartowski - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Cool! I like it a lot!
suprasizeme - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Thank you very much, I am glad you like it.
pulpyfiction - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Nice work, I like that you went with metallic shades for the suit, that's a classic look! After reading your description of the head, I was expecting something rough, but it turned out great, you are too hard on yourself! The eyes and antenna look wicked! Good stuff!
suprasizeme - Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Thanks a lot for confidence in me Pulpy, I just wish I had more confidence in myself. But with your help I am getting there. To be totally honest I only posted this custom out of boredom, I am stuck at home for the moment and you know why.
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