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Captain America Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:4001  
Name:Captain America
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:DayYote  
Date Added:September 10, 2007
Base Figure:Guile
Height:6.00 inches
Where to start? Since my first custom there has be sooo many great works of art to draw inspiration from.

But one stood out, Punstarr's Captain America. About the time he finished his I was about half way through. Thanks to his artwork I was able to have a great reference.

I wanted to make Captain America have a pissed off ready for combat look to him. The scales have a flared eagle feather look. His gloves and boots have blood because he knocked some nazis bum out. Scales are worn down a bit. Then instead of white I put silver cause I felt that the white was for show/being a symbol but silver armor look was for combat.

Captain America was made out of a street fighter Guile dremeled down.
Hardest part about that was Guile's crazy hair.

The most fun but most pain in the butt. Was the scales at first I tried to had sculpt the scales but that failed miserably.
So I got the idea to get a hole punch and go to town on the cardboard that comes with ML toys for scales.

I punched out a lot of scales and some were cut in half to fit in the smaller parts of the body.
Each scale was applied using a tiny bit of fixit sculpt. Then when the scales were done I used superglue to make sure they stayed. Cap's wings on his head were also made from the scales just cut very small.

I used vallejo paints for Cap. I started with a black base coat for the entire figure.
The blue suit was a black and blue mix with four different layers of blue drybrushed.
Gunmetal was used with a black ink wash.
Gore red and scar red for the stripes and blood splatt.
Then three different layers of brown for gloves and boots.

The shield is just a dollar mirror from walmart with rubber bands on the back.

Thanks for reading that long write up. Now I'm proud to present you all Captain America.


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User Comments
loosecollector - Thursday, September 13, 2007
Ruffled like an eagle! That's a labor of love. Lotsa work and it pays off. Guile is the best base for a super soldier. Good work on this man!
Hellzane666 - Wednesday, September 12, 2007
omg.... that looks awesome great job....never seen anything like it... well done
fastfreddie - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
great cap...nice scales effect....wonder where that idea came from?? I don't know who I borrowed it from when I did mine. the world may never know....lol! love it dude, keep'em coming
Greg8624 - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Awww shucks ........
I didn't know your were going to make a custom of yours truly
Gee_jays_Customs - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
oh man he definitely looks battle ready! one of the best Cap custom I've seen, and I really like the whole unique style on this. awesome man! A+++!
~Gj
DayYote - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Shout out to deadeyesamurai, Dr Nightmare, bygtopp, rateeg, and icustom.
People in this community are so great! I wish I started doing this along time ago.
Keep your eyes out for my next custom cause the god of thunder is coming
Unknown User - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I bought a monster in your pocket vulture cheap a while ago with a SQWWWARRRK sounchip base at a fleamarket
I also got a werewolf version too
now I got to find a body big enough to stick them inside
~_@
Dedi
Dr Nightmare - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
A Hawkman figure with a SQUAAAAAWWWWWRRRKK! sound-chip would be an awesome gimmick
Unknown User - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
someone try this effect with hawkman armour QUICk
SQQWWAAAAAARKKK!!!
~_@
Dedi
Dr Nightmare - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Wow, definitely looks like a pissed-off eagle about to dive-bomb something
That's beautiful man.
BYGTOPP - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
that is the sickest ever and great photo use also
I bow to you on this one -not to many when the bygtopp folds
Unknown User - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I'm not a cappy fan - but I even like the craftsmanship in this piece
very well done my man - kudos
~_@
Dedi
Unknown User - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Nice bro, looks iconic and I love the scales. Keep it up.
rateeg - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
hell yeah!
eagle like cap~!
coolness!!!
DayYote - Monday, September 10, 2007
Punstarr, Greg8624, and SpiritsofVengeance you guys rock!
Its cool how I have been checking out your guys work these past couple weeks getting ideas and your the first ones to reply pretty cool.
Unknown User - Monday, September 10, 2007
very cool man, I think its one of a kind! love how u emphasized on his shoulders! great stuff, keep it up!
Greg8624 - Monday, September 10, 2007
This is my favorite captain america, and I love mine.
so thats saying a lot.
I was going to do a similar custom but guile is so hard to get.
:ntopic::
Your figure is really good.
10 stars man very sweet.
Punstarr - Monday, September 10, 2007
Very, very impressive. I'm honored that my Cap custom was able to inspire you so. The scales do indeed make him look "ruffled" like an eagle, and your paint apps are incredible, but what stands out the most are the wings. Much, much better than the ones I did. Kudos.
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