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Iron Man 2 Mark 5 Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:41329  
Name:Iron Man 2 Mark 5
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Iron Man 2
Creator:mastershak3  
Date Added:July 30, 2012
Base Figure:Iron Man 2 Mark 5
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:100.00 hours
I know this has been done numerous times. Its just that I had to share my experience with making this. Normally I would introduce this saying ".. here's a simple repaint.." But no I will not do that.

This took me forever to figure out and quite frankly I have given up any hope of trying to make it look decent. The original figure is ok as long as you do not take it out of the packaging but upon closer inspection you will find lots of defects that you need to be fixed prior to painting. I did some slight molding on the biceps since it looked terrible if i just painted over the original. Also , I couldn't get the red just right so if anyone can let me know the right color to use it will be greatly appreciated. I think I may have gone overboard with the wash.

Plus the articulation on these are terrible!!! Anyway, just posting some "better" pics compared to before.


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User Comments
StrangePlanet - Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I think it looks pretty good.

As for making a nice metallic red, the method of painting silver and putting clear red on top of that does work nice, but it's hard to water down the clear red becaus it already needs 5 or 6 coats to cover and become a consistent red. Some ok results mixing a little regular red paint into the clear red, but I'm still struggling to find an easy and effective way to do it myself.
JeddTheJedi - Monday, July 30, 2012
Looks pretty darn good to me! All the effort did pay off, be proud of yerself!
mastershak3 - Tuesday, July 31, 2012
its probably because the pics is too small, but thanks.
NeCrollector - Monday, July 30, 2012
I think it looks awesome, dude! Excellent work!
mastershak3 - Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Thanks bro, Although I think I need to work on the top coat since it made it look too glossy/thick
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