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Tennessee Titans Ken Amato #58 Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:40558  
Name:Tennessee Titans Ken Amato #58
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:NFL
Creator:NeCrollector  
Date Added:July 4, 2012
Base Figure:McFarlane Clay Matthews
Height:6.00 inches
Hi fellow Realmers!
Happy 4th of July!
:)
This here's a b-day gift I worked on for my buddy, Paul. Ever since I had made a custom figure of his brother last year, I knew it was only a matter of time before I would create a 'McFarlane' version of him...I just had to wait for the right base figure to come along.
The base figure had long hair on the back which I removed. However, after removing the hair, a big cavity remained on the back of the neck. I filled it in with Aves Apoxie. I then had to come up with the right mixture of paint to match the skin tone of the face. Once I had it, I painted the neck and arms. I gave the whole figure a repaint and modified the numbers of the front and back to 58's. To achieve extra, control precision, I used a blue permanent marker to outline the 58's. I played with the letters on the back of the base figure to come up with the last name of 'Amato' and make it look as 'factory-made' as possible. I used water-slide decals for the 58's on the shoulders, the Titan swords on the shoulders, the Titan logos on the helmet and a couple of small 'Titans' logos (one on the chest and one on the back of the helmet). I also used a bit of artistic freedom and added a couple of more decals to his wrist bands...I just thought the Titan logos looked cool on his wrist bands to further promote team spirit. I wonder if NFL teams have logos on their wrist bands, if not, they should...looks AWESOME!
:)
Once complete, I sprayed the figure and head with a matte sealant. I then covered the skin parts of the head with aluminum foil and sprayed the helmet with a gloss sealant to achieve that shiny look that football helmets have.

When I initially planned on working on this custom, I thought it was going to be a simple repaint. However, it ended up being quite a challenging, yet fun project which required lots of patience and careful paint applications. I definitely learned a lot from this project. Every second put into it, though, was worth the effort for a really awesome friend. I'm really proud of how it turned out.
:)

Thanks for looking.
I hope you all enjoy.
Completed June 2012.
:)


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User Comments
Lob√£o - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Very impressive. I really love paint job and tiny decals are outstand!!!
NeCrollector - Monday, July 9, 2012
Thanks, my friend.
katos customs - Saturday, July 7, 2012
Those tiny Titian logos musta been a pain! Nice work!!!
NeCrollector - Saturday, July 7, 2012
Hey katosuki...I'm loving your latest 6/7" Sith customs...amazing stuff!
Actually the tiny Titan logos are water-slide decals that I printed out on a water-slide decal sheet. The hard part was researching all the correct logos online and then printing them out in multiple sizes to ensure that I'd end up with the right-sized ones. Once I applied them on, I did have to meticulously paint around them so that they blend in with the rest of the shoulders.
Thank you so much for your comment. I really appreciate it.
pulpyfiction - Thursday, July 5, 2012
Your friend is going to so bloody happy to have a piece of art like this! Great work, paints and crisp line art is stellar! The marker worked out really well for you too.
NeCrollector - Thursday, July 5, 2012
He already is, brother! Thank you so much for your comment. You've been nailing it as of late with your Marvel customs! Especially those amazing Hulks, dude...Beautiful stuff!
xGARRIKx - Thursday, July 5, 2012
NeCrollector, brother, this is an amazing piece, It looks so realistic. The paint job is superb. Everyday you inspire me more and more... Though I'm not american I wish you a happy 4th of July
NeCrollector - Thursday, July 5, 2012
Muchisimas gracias, mi amigo! The feeling is mutual, brother...you're customs are some of the coolest, most original works-of-art on the Realm.
fastfreddie - Wednesday, July 4, 2012
That's an amazing piece!! Happy 4th to you also!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Thanks fastfreddie! It's always an honor to hear from you, brother. I'm so glad you approve.
suprasizeme - Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Wow those are some great paint apps. I really like the skin tones, it looks absolutely flawless. And you really demonstrate steady hands with the numbers. I am so glad you are painting for me on our little project together. By the way just paint the mask no need for sculpt. Thanks again Bro and Happy 4th!!!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Thanks brother! The numbers were a challenge as I thought I could use the ones that came w/ the base figure, only to later realize that they were a different font...fun paint job, though. Enjoy the day, my friend.
TNT CUSTOMZ - Wednesday, July 4, 2012
He looks great and super clean! It's funny what you think will be the simplest figures turn out to be the toughest, good job!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Thank you so much, TNT! Happy 4th, brotha...
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