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Nightwing (Suprasizeme) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:41705  
Name:Nightwing (Suprasizeme)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:DC Universe
Creator:NeCrollector  
Date Added:August 12, 2012
Base Figure:Luke Cage
Height:7.00 inches
Hey Realmers!
:)
I present to you all Nightwing!
But just not any Nightwing...suprasizeme's Nightwing!
:)
Back in April of this year, suprasizeme posted an awesome custom of Beetle. I loved his rendition of this character as it has a very cool metallic green paint job reminiscent of a beetle's iridescent exoskeleton. Well, just like that, he generously and unselfishly gave it to me. I was speechless and ecstatic! What kind of a dude just gifts you with an amazing work-of-art that I'm sure he put hours of time and work into? A freaking cool dude, that's who!!!
:)
I knew it was only a matter of time before I had to return the favor. I PM'd supra and asked him which characters he would like for me to work on. One of his options was Nightwing, which I felt would be an interesting project for me. supra was kind enough to come up with & prepare the base figure (see pic) which he mailed to me...an awesome canvas for me to play on. He also emailed me a couple of reference drawings for me to go by (see pics).

I kept referring to both drawings when painting his mask and arms. supra had mentioned how he really wanted the mask to be pointy. He also liked the blue detailing down his arms as seen in one of the drawings. I tried my best to combine the best from both drawings into this figure. I used a combination of matte black, semi-gloss black, gray, blue-gray, light blue and flesh-tone to paint this bad boy. I tried my best to pack as much detail as I could...using a very thin brush for most of the details. The only exception to that was when I used a permanent mark to outline the light blue arrows down his arms. A lot of TLC went into getting all the details just right.

suprasizeme mentioned that the batons were optional, but how can I not at least try to make some batons for such a cool dude? I dug into my weapons fodder bag and found two translucent batons from the McFarlane Toys Wetworks Grail figure. I built the back piece by kit-bashing different pieces from my weapons fodder bag. I added two magnets to the back piece. I also crushed some pieces of magnets into a "powder" and poured it into two holes that I drilled into the batons. Added some glue and covered the holes with some apoxie and paint. The batons magnetically "stick" to the back piece. The back piece is removable, just in case supra thinks it's too "crazy" and would rather display Nightie without it. :)

It was a lot of fun to collaborate with suprasizeme on this project. I truly hope that supra enjoys it once he arrives (he'll be on his way this week, brother). ;)

I took a couple of pics of Nightwing next to suprasizeme's Beetle as a sign of respect and admiration for a really cool Realmer and person.

Thank you all for checking Nightwing out.
Completed August 2012.
:)

Thanks again, supra...I can't thank you enough for your amazing gift which I proudly display with my other Marvel Select figures.
:)


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User Comments
Crimsonaxe - Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Nightwing looks very cool! Great job!
ShadyBone1 - Monday, October 14, 2013
Wow this is great work of a custom of my favorite DC character.. Great work
NeCrollector - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Thank you so much, ShadyBone1
tonyvaldez - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
AWESOME NIGHTWING!!! SUPER! THE BEST!
Just wondering, what kind of paints did you use? Thank You
NeCrollector - Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Thank you so much, tony! I really appreciate the feedback.
I used Model Masters acrylics for the blacks and a mixture of Model Masters acrylics and Vallejo acrylics for the blues, grays and skin tones.
fastfreddie - Saturday, September 8, 2012
TWO GREAT CUSTOMIZERS = a great custom! My favorite part of the figure is the detailing on the arms and that bird on his chest! I like the club holders also! Kinda radical, but I like that
NeCrollector - Sunday, September 9, 2012
On behalf of supra and I, thank you so much, brother! Always a real treat to hear from you.
Jokerdreads - Thursday, August 23, 2012
hey I have a question where did you find that base with the gargoyles on them I'm trying to find one so I can do a death of the joker set
NeCrollector - Thursday, August 23, 2012
It's the base that comes with the Marvel Select Iron Spider-Man. Best of luck on the Death of the Joker set!
massprime - Monday, August 20, 2012
NeCrollector - Monday, August 20, 2012
Thanks massprime!
Your latest custom of Ch'od is absolutely AMAZING!
Hoarder - Monday, August 20, 2012
Dudes this custom is Supa-Sweet! I love the collaborative work between the two of you. NeCro the paint job is AMAZING. Also love the creativeness with the batons and the magnets. Great teamwork!
NeCrollector - Monday, August 20, 2012
Thanks so much for the kind words.
We appreciate your feedback.
yugiohcardmaker1 - Sunday, August 19, 2012
final question: how do you message
NeCrollector - Sunday, August 19, 2012
Click on "Forums". Log in with your account. Click on "User Control Panel". Click on the "Private messages" tab. Click on "Find a member". A new box will open. Type "necrollector" in the "Username:" field box. Click on "Search". "NeCrollector" will appear at the bottom. Click on the little check box next to "NeCrollector". Click on "Select Marked". Now you will be returned to the "compose message" window. Type away and click on "Submit" once done. I hope this helps.
cuztomiza - Saturday, August 18, 2012
wooow! awespme rendition!
NeCrollector - Sunday, August 19, 2012
Thank you so much, customiza! Means a lot coming from you, dude! I love your customs!
Bushinryus40th - Saturday, August 18, 2012
Very cool concept bro! I like the design going down the arms, it reminds me of lights. great work!
NeCrollector - Saturday, August 18, 2012
Thanks so much my friend! The designs going down his arms was suprasizeme's idea. I'm happy you approve.
yugiohcardmaker1 - Saturday, August 18, 2012
fine whats your forum account?
NeCrollector - Saturday, August 18, 2012
You can find me under 'NeCrollector'. Have a good weekend.
yugiohcardmaker1 - Friday, August 17, 2012
dude because of mmy friend I don"t have a camera anymore
NeCrollector - Friday, August 17, 2012
No worries.
Go to the FORUMS section, create an account and PM me about this so we can discuss offline.
Lucidaemon - Friday, August 17, 2012
Very Impressive!!!
NeCrollector - Friday, August 17, 2012
Suprasizeme and I thank you
ticky - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Quite possibly the best Nightwing I've seen.
NeCrollector - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Thank you so much, ticky.
jigsaw78 - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Perfect Nightwing!
NeCrollector - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wow, jigsaw78! Thank you so much! I'm sure suprasizeme will appreciate it, as well.
yugiohcardmaker1 - Tuesday, August 14, 2012
yah they don"T let you post card so I don't know what to do
NeCrollector - Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Try customizing a figure and post it on the site, dude...see if you enjoy it Good luck!
doodicustoms - Monday, August 13, 2012
I am love with the custom but from where the head ?
NeCrollector - Monday, August 13, 2012
I'm so glad you love the custom
I'll let suprasizeme answer your question. He's the one that prepared the base figure for me to paint.
I'm sure he'll chime in sooner or later.
suprasizeme - Monday, August 13, 2012
Here's the recipe.
Luke Cage body,XMC Angel head and lower arms,and SMC Scorpion boots. Thanks for the cool comments and of course Necrollector deserves most of the credit for this awesome custom. I just laid the foundation his paints made this custom shine.
bet1 - Monday, August 13, 2012
This is really, really beautiful work!!!!!!!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Thank you so much, bet1 I look forward to seeing more works-of-art from you, my friend
TheGr8One - Monday, August 13, 2012
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, AWESOME, EPIC, Effing COOL!!! Love it bro. I don't know where all of you guys are located but I wish I had some customizers friends like you in the USA (I'm located in South Texas btw).
NeCrollector - Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Thank a million, Gr8One! It's a real treat to hear from a fellow Realmer from South Texas. One of the coolest things about this project was that it allowed me (east coast) to work with a Realmer from the west coast! FigureRealmers Unite!
dbocustoms - Monday, August 13, 2012
man this is awesome!love the blue strips runnin down his arms,the batons and back piece are sick!paints are outstanding,you nailed this man
NeCrollector - Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Thanks so much, dbo! I love your work, dude! The blue stripes were as per suprasizeme's request...genius of him as I believe it works really well with the overall look.
3bcustoms - Monday, August 13, 2012
Fantastic work buddy!!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Hey 3b! Always great to hear from you! I'm glad you dig it!
Stevid - Monday, August 13, 2012
Looks amazing! The bird looks perfect WOW!
NeCrollector - Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Thank you so much, Stevid! I love your work! Your custom of Nightwing is absolutely beautiful, brother.
The bird was quite challenging, but fun to paint. I'm humbled by your words.
G_Rantula - Monday, August 13, 2012
Cool paint scheme, nice work.
NeCrollector - Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I'm glad you like it, G_Rantula. The paint scheme was based on those awesome illustrations that suprasizeme provided me. Thanks for your comment!
Nsp - Monday, August 13, 2012
awesome nightwing dude
NeCrollector - Tuesday, August 14, 2012
suprasizeme and I thank you for the round of applause
chienmalade - Monday, August 13, 2012
As I said yesterday,Great customizer! bravo!
NeCrollector - Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Thanks a lot
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