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3.75" Marvel Zombies Spider-Man W/ Galactus Piece Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:40766  
Name:3.75" Marvel Zombies Spider-Man W/ Galactus Piece
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:ayelid  
Date Added:July 11, 2012
Base Figure:Marvel Legends Superhero Showdown Spider-man
Height:3.75 inches
Completion Time:80.00 hours
Articulation:40 points
This figure is from a few years ago, and was awarded a Daily Deviation on deviantART! I'm pretty proud of that!

From the same description I used on deviantART:
I did this... I don't even remember, exactly. About a year ago, I think. I can't say that I'm the most enthusiastic fan of every single thing about the whole Marvel Zombies franchise, but this was an awfully fun customizing project.

The Spider-man figure is in 3.75" scale, and was originally a Marvel Legends Super Hero Showdown figure. The zombiefied parts of his body are mostly from a skeleton accessory that came with a Star Wars Amanaman figure. Using a Dremel rotary tool, I strategically placed everything together to try to suitably zombiefy him, using super glue to hold the pieces in their new places. Giving him a little exposed zombie thumb, shoulder and foot required some patience. Using the Dremel tool, a soldering iron, and other instruments, I retooled the pieces once assembled to give them a damaged look, tattering the costume and goring things up a bit. Some additional paint detailing I applied may have helped with the overall effect. This was all done in a well ventilated area, working outside, in fact, as burning, sanding or drilling into plastics are all messy jobs that require safety precautions. His leg was retooled to be removable, a nod to the comics. It's just as articulated as the Super Hero Showdown figure originally was.

The Galactus head is from the 6" scale Marvel Legends Build A Figure. Originally when purchased, it was designed to look normal, with a living appearance. Using the Dremel, a soldering iron, and other instruments, I altered it to give it a damaged look, and removed the face completely. It is, after all, supposed to look like the leftovers from a super zombie feast lol. Just like with the figure, some additional paint detailing I applied may have helped with the overall effect.

I sculpted the skull from scratch that you see inside the helmet, and placed it in there where the face originally was. The skull is made from Sculpey flex, which has a bendable plastic like texture once cured that worked great with this project. The removable lower jaw is a cast resin piece.


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NeCrollector - Thursday, July 12, 2012
Love that skull! Looks awesome
Automatauntaun - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Yes! It looks awesome! But it is to tiny!?
ayelid - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Thanks, Countpichula, and lol, yes, it's a small figure. At one point becasuse of a clearance sale I wound up with a bsunch of the Superhero Showdown Spider-mans. A lot of the zombiefied parts were culled from a skeleton accessory that originally came with a 1990s Star Wars Amanaman figure. I found an extra one at a yard sale, had the extra Spideys and an extra BAF Galactus head, and the idea just came about. The part of the face that is visible from where the mask ripped away is retooled from a 2000s "Vintage" Luke. I went with a less zombiefied face because I thought it was a better fit for the way Spider-man was depicted in those stories. I would've loved to have doen it in Legends scale, but that was what inspired the idea, the extra pieces in that scale. And, I'm a child of the 80s and am still fond of all of the 3.75 scale figures from that era, anyway .

After I completed the Spider-man figure, I started planning out doing all six of the main characters from the original Marvel Zombies series and including a Galactus piece with each. But work on the project is slow partly because of waiting to find a good deal on each of the needed Galactus pieces. it'll be finished at some point, though.
tcapro - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
this looks great can u plz post some bigger photo's?
ayelid - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I'm not sure if I have them anymore . But if I can't find them, I'll take some new ones sometime soon .
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