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John McClane Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:391  
Name:John McClane
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Die Hard
Creator:Will Turner  
Date Added:October 25, 2005
Base Figure:Bloody Marv (Sin City)
Height:7.50 inches
This is Bruce Willis as he appeared in the Die Hard films. I've always wanted to do this one, but I had to wait for a figure with a good Bruce Willis head. This looks like it was easy, but there was a major head compatability issue between Hartigan and Marv, and needles to say color to be dealt with. I did all of the facial hair and dirt and oil smudging effects, which were I guess the hardest part. I really like how he turned out and he was an awesome custom to work on.

The only thing missing as of yet is the LAPD detective badge around his neck, for that, i'll use a die cast sheriff or policeman's badge from Michael's Arts and Crafts, my go to store for accessories in a figure scale that normally wouldn't be included with commercial action figures (Beer cans, Beer bottles, cigars, playing cards, etc.)

More customs coming soon!


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User Comments
Unknown User - Friday, October 28, 2005
Hmmm... I almost wonder if you could splice in some feet from a Mego-type figure? They might not be the most anatomixally correct, but with a textured paintjob, it should help complete the illusion...
Can't wait to see the mods on him. Looks great!
Matt
aka Iron-Cow
Will Turner - Friday, October 28, 2005
still no bare feet, but he's less bloody and has a badge. Do you know of any figures in the 7" scale that would be good to use for the feet? Anyway, thanks for the positive feedback! your opinion means allot.
Will Turner
Unknown User - Friday, October 28, 2005
Two words for you:
BARE FEET!
Seriously, though... I am really digging that custom! I would definitely vote for switching the blood to sweat. I picture John as definitely haggered and sweaty, not so much bloody (well, aside from the bare feet, of course!)
Faaaaantastic custom, by the way! Looks great!
Matt
aka Iron-Cow
Will Turner - Thursday, October 27, 2005
I remember one scene in DIe Hard where someone says to him "oh my god, look at all that blood" and then John says "Don't worry, it's not mine." javascript:emoticon(':twisted:') I think I'll make it darker, as if it has dried a little.
Captain Coder - Wednesday, October 26, 2005
I would leave the black pants. They look a lot better. I think the blood could go either way. Did he end up with blood all over his shirt in the movie? I can't remember. If not, you might want to change it to keep it in perspective with the movie.
Of course, it's your figure so whatever you think...
Will Turner - Wednesday, October 26, 2005
I looked at some more photos and he is wearing black pants in the first Die Hard, so nevermind.
Will Turner - Tuesday, October 25, 2005
I am not sure if I should paint his pants khaki like in the picture below, and I am also thinking of changing the blood to sweat, opinions?
Will Turner - Tuesday, October 25, 2005
I am not sure if I should paint his pants khaki like in the picture, and I am also thinking of changing the blood to sweat, opinions?
Will Turner - Tuesday, October 25, 2005
yeah, he looks like he could use a cold one about now.
Captain Coder - Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Ah yes... and some of the Homer Simpson figures come with beer cans. John could enjoy some official Duff beer :wink:
Captain Coder - Tuesday, October 25, 2005
That's awesome work Will! Looks like John just walked right out of a scene in the movie, like maybe this one:
As for the accessories, there are a few figures out there that come with beer cans. I know Bill and Dale from King of the Hill do. Maybe you could find some played with figures cheap to get the accessories. I know I've seen a couple others I can't think of right now.
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