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Iron Man Mark II Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:41542  
Name:Iron Man Mark II
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Iron Man
Creator:suprasizeme  
Date Added:August 6, 2012
Base Figure:Repulsor Power Iron Man
Height:12.00 inches
This custom represents a lot of firsts for me. For one this is my first custom in the 12 inch scale. Also this is my first airbrushed custom. And finally this is the first time I have installed led lights in a custom figure.

Well I got the idea to make this custom surfing the bay looking for Hot toys to buy for my birthday. I saw that there were many hot toys parts there and I already had a repulsor power iron man figure I bought on clearance years ago. So I decided I could get some hot toys parts and use the repulsor iron man as a base and build a hot toys replica since the original is so expensive. Also recently I acquired an airbrush machine and thought this would be an excellent first experiment with it.

So the first thing I did was take apart the repulsor Ironman figure and rip out the electronics and hideous yellow lights. Then I put new joints in the legs to give it more range of movement. Finally I sanded each piece down to remove as much of the factory paints as possible. Now I was ready to paint. I have heard of Alclad chrome lacquer paints before and was anxious to see how well they worked. Well I have to tell you they are AMAZING!!! The paints come out so clean and shiny. It really looks like real metal. The difficult part was matching the paints to the hot toys parts. I used different shades of metallics over the base coat of chrome to achieve this.

Before reassembling it I added white leds in the eyes and chest.I put the battery in the original battery housing for easy replacing. The hardest part of making this custom was attaching the arms. The trick was attaching the arms in the figure's torso snugly and allowing enough room for the range of movement that the hot toys arms has but not too much that there is a noticeable gap in the figure's shoulder joint. This took me days of trial and error but I finally got it and it is super tight and poses great.

I know this is a subpar substitute for the original Hot toys Mark II but it was a fun project and it allowed me to experiment with alot of different techniques. I am currently working on an Iron patriot custom for HulkSmashedme using the Alclad chrome but I am painting clear blue and red over it. I am excited to see how colors look over the Alclad chrome. Thanks for being patient dude and I will get you WIP's soon. As soon as I am done with that I will be working on MOTU customs for the the Power of Grayskull contest. I have a few ideas that I am super psyched to start on and hopefully I will make a prize worthy of the first place gold trophy winner. Thanks for looking at my custom and I really appreciate all the positive feedback and awesome comments on my other customs. Have a great day and God bless!!!

Recipe:

Hot toys Iron Man Mark II arms,head,and chest
Repulsor power Iron man torso and legs


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User Comments
Dr.Zom - Thursday, April 4, 2013
I must've been sleeping when you posted this last summer--you just made surfing the Interwebz worthwhile for the day. Sick work man!
Incom - Monday, January 14, 2013
I agree, you're being too modest. This is one awesome piece of work. Hat's off to you, sir!
Mike Customz - Sunday, January 13, 2013
supalicious custom work
Chester001 - Friday, November 2, 2012
awesome
Face - Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Wow amazing!
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks Face, your stuff is amazing as well.
fitzjedi - Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Well done!
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks fitzjedi, really appreciate the comment from a seasoned pro like yourself.
Emmett - Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Wow! That's all I can say!
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks emmbro, always great to see your work aswell.
ladiesman1014 - Tuesday, August 7, 2012
It made my day. good job brother on this. more than a hot toy 4 me. round of applause 2 u...
suprasizeme - Friday, August 10, 2012
Thanks for the ultra cool comment ladiesman, I think you are being far too kind.
fireflamespit - Monday, August 6, 2012
Looks great!
Love those LEDs.
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks fireflamespit, again I cheated and used a reading light.
RandyJordan - Monday, August 6, 2012
Awesome !
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks RJ, really appreciate the comment.
Dr. Snorable - Monday, August 6, 2012
AMAZING!! AT FIRST I THOUGHT THIS WAS A HOT TOY!!!!!
suprasizeme - Friday, August 10, 2012
Thanks Doc, really appreciate the comment.
CAb00se - Monday, August 6, 2012
baa doing!!!!!!
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks Caboose, you are a constant inspiration to me.
mastershak3 - Monday, August 6, 2012
Wow!!! This makes me regret letting go of my 12" I'm, I was kinda thinking that even with good paint it was still not a worthwhile project , but apparently you proved me wrong. Bravo !!!
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks mastershak, I was surprised myself, half way through my process I was tempted to use all Hot toys parts but the cheapskate in me put a stop to that. lol
RatedR321 - Monday, August 6, 2012
Stellar paints !!
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks Rated, I am deeply humbled.
mrapocalypse2020 - Monday, August 6, 2012
Great work here the paints are very clean
firefly - Monday, August 6, 2012
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Alwayz a pleasure seeing the standing o from you firefly LOL
mrapocalypse2020 - Monday, August 6, 2012
Great work here the paints are very clean
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks so much mr apocalypse. I am really getting into the whole airbrush thing.
ole jade jaw - Monday, August 6, 2012
Nahice! Shot right past "kickin it up a notch" to "reaching whole new levels"!
suprasizeme - Friday, August 10, 2012
Thanks so much OJJ, means a lot coming from you.
pulpyfiction - Monday, August 6, 2012
Great job on the paints you really captured the metals super successfully! Is this your first 12 inch figure custom?
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Hey Pulpy!! Yes this is my first official 12 inch custom. thanks for the compliment.
Rogue - Monday, August 6, 2012
That is so awesome love the lights!!!
Rogue
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks Rogue, Your bratz customs are always so beautiful. I can't walk pass the bratz isle at the store and not think about you.
Rogue - Friday, August 10, 2012
Most welcome!! Really? I guess its my unofficial trademark now, lol! Thank you and looking forward to seeing more of your work!
Rogue
NeCrollector - Monday, August 6, 2012
SUPRA AWESOME, suprasizeme!!!
I'm so happy for you, brother...this is quite an amazing custom!!
I love the LEDs, I love that beautiful paint job...EXCELLENT work, dude!
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks so much bro, appreciate the support as always.
bet1 - Monday, August 6, 2012
FANTABULOUS!!!! Awesome awesome job!!!!
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks so much, glad you liked it.
StarkResilient - Monday, August 6, 2012
Looks incredible!
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks so much!!!
G_Rantula - Monday, August 6, 2012
EXTREMELY NICE!!!
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks G_Rantula, I appreciate the cool comment, coming from a awesome customizer means a lot.
timone317 - Monday, August 6, 2012
Good lord...it looks as if Hot Toys produced this...outstanding.
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thanks timone but I guess I cheated using some of the actually Hot toys parts.
Chazzo - Monday, August 6, 2012
I think you did an awesome job and you don't give yourself enough credit. What you did to a crappy figure (Hasbro) and made it look like quality was an accomplishment in its self... Your paint apps are great and the modifications look factory made. Awesome job!!!

*Only thing I would change is add some sculpt to the leg area to hide the gap from his thigh/groind area to his waist. Sculpt in to complete the armor in that area.
If you did that it would look pretty damn close to the hot toys figure. Also if you did that I might ask you to make me the war machine... Thats how much I like your work!
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Hey Chazzo, you are completely right about the crotch area on my I'm. I wish I would of thought of re sculpting it but I didn't see how bad it was until you pointed it out. I guess you should know being one the masters of the 12 inch form. I don't know how I missed your customs, maybe because I really wasn't into 12inch customs until now but your stuff is AWESOME!!!
fastfreddie - Monday, August 6, 2012
That's magnifient! I love how the unpainted "iron" looks! I wish I had enough technical know-how and patience to put L.E.D.s in some stuff, but I'd be wasting my time trying! Great work with the airbrush too! What kind did you get?
suprasizeme - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thnaks FF, I am always humbled to get a comment from you. As for the Led's I cheated and used dollar store reading lights. They work great because they come already assembled with watch batteries and a switch. And as for the airbrush, my brother bought me a badger, although he swears Iwata makes the best. But he told me when I get better I should switch to Iwata.
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