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Marvel Select -Iron Man MK6 Repaint & Modification Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:40622  
Name:Marvel Select -Iron Man MK6 Repaint & Modification
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Avengers
Creator:metalmike  
Date Added:July 6, 2012
Base Figure:Marvel Select Avengers Issue MK6 Iron Man
Height:7.50 inches
Completion Time:40.00 hours
GDAY Guys,

Paints used :
Tamiya Metallic Silver (undercoat )spray
Tamiya Mica Red spray
Tamiya Gold spray
Clear Coat Spray
Red Clear Coat Spray
Various Citdal Colours - enchanted blue,skull white,black,Chainmail Silver,Black Wash

I decided to pick up the Marvel Select Ironman MK6 as I thought it be uber nice to have in my growing collection of Marvel Stuff only to be majorly dissapointed. On opened inspection i realised this figure is seriously incorrect and majorly flawed even though he look somewhat like the movie version he was absolutley in accurate.I decided I am going to fix this guy up completey and repaint the figure and mod no matter what as I wanted to feel like i wasnt ripped off.

In this listed order is what i did
1) Sanded every nook and cranny for a smoother finish as most areas were rough as guts and very poorly painted.

2) removed all parts and seperated the chest peice which is removable if you boil it in some water.Then cut a V shape in the top section.

3) extended the ball joint for teh head by about 4mm , to my surprise it actually worked and gave it better proportions.

4) Cut and trimmed the hip swivel joints so his legs could spread out better(nothing gay) and be more posable .

5) The head was missing the faceplate holes on his forehead sand the side of the cheeks .So i added those with a thread remover.

6) The chest was retooled to fit better and I cut away the major flawed upper chest piece which originally made the figure look like he was wearing an American football uniform. Allthough it was cut not exactly accurate it looks more in proportion and now we can see the detail on the neck sculpt.

7) once i was happy with the structural look and performance of limb movements it was time for a complete repaint.


Paint was done in this order

Sprayed undercoat of Metallic Silver , then sprayed body with Mica Red, then sprayed it with Clear Red for a deeper finish, then sprayed the gold parts.Then finished it with a gloss clear coat . Then completed the detail work afterwards.

Well thats it , I hope youu guys like this and all feedback is welcomed. Let me know if you think this looks better .

Cheers


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User Comments
StrangePlanet - Thursday, July 12, 2012
The structural fixes are impressive. The higher head looks so much better. And the paint is top notch. nice job.
pulpyfiction - Sunday, July 8, 2012
Great upgrades! This is should of how we all should have seen it in the box! I just finished mine too, and it just looks so much nicer like this eh? Good job fixing what needed to be done, those tweaks really make this figure shine!
metalmike - Monday, July 9, 2012
thans mate glad you liked it !! - I can't wait to see your mod of this Iron Man - Cheers !!
Emmett - Saturday, July 7, 2012
Sweet! Finally a proper scale Iron-Man!
metalmike - Saturday, July 7, 2012
thnakyou - cheers -- the ball joint on the neck made the height in scale with Hulk
katos customs - Saturday, July 7, 2012
Fantastic! This is how the figure should have looked! Great job!
metalmike - Saturday, July 7, 2012
cheers mate thnaks
King Louis - Saturday, July 7, 2012
Wow! I wish I could do the same to my Ironmen, I once tried Tamiya lacquer paints on my 6 inch Mark V and even used a tamiya primer, followed by gloss black per instructions on the can before using metallic silver, but the shoulder pads went tacky and and never really tried. What gives maybe the kind Sirs reading this can give me advise.
metalmike - Saturday, July 7, 2012
thanks for yor comments dude, I think the problem you had was that you don't really need to apply primer,gloss black then silver . I applied the silver directly and it stuck straight away .I usually let the paint dry between coast so it doenst go tacky , the less paint you use on a coat is better . I reckon you should give it another try man - you can strip your previous paint with methylated spirits and a bit of turpentine , then you can start over -- cheers man.

Primers I find usually ruin the coat as you need to let them dry for about a week before you can use them and most of the time its unnecessry.
King Louis - Saturday, July 7, 2012
Thank you for the help will try immediately!
Darth Veach - Saturday, July 7, 2012
This looks awesome!! I may have asked you in your last repaint, but do you spray with an airbrush, or do you buy the colors in spray cans? Tamiya Silver is like $16 a can at my local hobby shop!!
metalmike - Saturday, July 7, 2012
thanks man , yeah I use the spray cans , metallic silver is the best colour to use for that bright metallic shine - I can't recommend it enough , if use a grey base and I use the Mica Red over the top the effect is dull -- it can be xpensive but the whole can isnt used, the silver is also good for doing detail work too , I spray a small amount onto use newspaper and go over over panels,and gears sometimes.
NeCrollector - Friday, July 6, 2012
WOW! What a perfect repaint! The paint apps are killer!!!
bet1 - Friday, July 6, 2012
WOOOOO!!!!! Love it!!!!! Looks so much better and I'm loving the added articulation and details in the back flaps or air brakes or rudders or whatever they are!!
ringomendoza - Friday, July 6, 2012
dude, looks incredible! I wanna do all of these things to mine! but I´m afraid I´ll ruin it..you should make a tutorial on how you made the mods. Excellent work, as usual.
Lobão - Friday, July 6, 2012
Amazing paint job. I really love how metalic its looks like!!!
infamous22 - Friday, July 6, 2012
Bravo dude! This figure looks awesome!!
metalmike - Friday, July 6, 2012
thanks mate cheers
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