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A.I.M. Scientists Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:39236  
Name:A.I.M. Scientists
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:Spensieri  
Date Added:May 18, 2012
Base Figure:Pyro
Height:6.00 inches
I've been working on some A.I.M. soldiers for quite a while, ever since I found Pyro on sale at a local comic shop for $4 each. I struggled with how to make the helmet at first, but then I decided on using the lid from a glue stick. I completely sculpted over the helmet to give it a baggy look, and then cut out the eye holes. This left the ribbed plastic of the lid showing so it gives an impression of a mesh visor. I am really happy with how the helmets turned out.

Sculpting the belt buckles was a bit of a task, but I managed to find a neat way to do it. I sculpted the first layer of the five buckles on a glass bottle, so they'd be slightly curved on the back. Once that dried, I sculpted the thin outline around edge (the yellow portion) so it would be raised. I thought about just making them flat, but I wanted to try some new techniques, and I'm really happy with how they turned out.

I wanted my guys to have slight variations in their looks, while still maintaining a cohesive look. A couple of the soldiers have the Pyro backpacks, while three of them had it removed. I also left the tall boots on two of them, while the others have shorter boots that I cut down.

Finally, I wanted a leader for the group, so I left the hose on the backpack and put together a flamethrower gun for the main A.I.M. dude. It's made of the gun from the Avatar human guy Movie Master and one of those clip-on Iron Man movie cannons that no one seems to want.

I'm really happy with how everything turned out. Painting all that yellow was a real pain, but it ended up looking very smooth. I actually stumbled upon another Pyro and thought of making one more soldier... but I think I'll keep it at five! I don't want to see yellow paint again for a long time.


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User Comments
pock63 - Thursday, June 21, 2012
Wow!!! This is an amazing amount of work but it looks like it payed off, fantastic work!!!
Emmett - Monday, May 21, 2012
Well done! Hope they come out with some of these soon!
dbocustoms - Saturday, May 19, 2012
they ALL look excellant,I always wanted an army of these cats,now I'm envious that you have one and I don't! great idea using pyro as a base for them,it seems perfect since they really should not be buff figures,very impressive,very very
TOK3N - Saturday, May 19, 2012
These guys are pretty awesome
scarecrow studios - Saturday, May 19, 2012
these are awesome, id love a team like this.
massprime - Friday, May 18, 2012
Great job!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Friday, May 18, 2012
wow, totally agreed great use of a bargain and fantastic job. sweet paint also.
NeCrollector - Friday, May 18, 2012
Beautiful customs X 5!!!
Awesome work, dude!
I like the idea of sculpting the buckles over a glass bottle...brilliant!
pulpyfiction - Friday, May 18, 2012
Great work! Fantastic use of a great deal and the base figure! The group looks awesome and ready to wreak havoc on the Marvel Universe!
Wings - Friday, May 18, 2012
They look great! That's a heckuva lot of yellow - you must have the patience of a saint!
Champion City Toys - Friday, May 18, 2012
These look fantastic!

Great job!!!
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