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Custom Magneto (X-Men First Class Movie Style) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:42003  
Name:Custom Magneto (X-Men First Class Movie Style)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:X-Men - Movies
Creator:Mint Condition Customs  
Date Added:August 20, 2012
Base Figure:X2 Cyclops
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:20.00 hours
Articulation:33 points
X-Men First Class was a great film, that definitely deserved its own line of figures. Sadly, we didn’t get any official product from the movie. So when I was asked to make some characters from the movie, I jumped at the chance. Charles Xavier was one, and Magneto was the other. Magneto here is made using the body from an X2 Cyclops figure, the head from a Hasbro ML unmasked Ronin (Clint Barton), the neck from a movie Punisher, the straps come from a movie masters survival suit Bruce Wayne, and the helmet comes from an X-Men Classics Magneto.

I had to use a new neck, because the X2 Cyclops head and neck were one piece, to accomodate the light-up feature in his visor. I completely sanded down all the detail on the front of torso. Anything that had an “X” or had to with X-Men I got rid of, including the detail on his collar too. Then I added a thin layer of Aves Apoxie Sculpt and used the handle of my X-Acto knife and rolled it across to get the texture into it. I used thin styrene rods for the zipper lining, and the hose ports and belt buckle were sculpted on with Apoxie. I had to take apart and cut up the straps from the Survival Suit Bruce Wayne figure and reattach them strategically to the body of the figure to match the movie, and used Apoxie to fill in any gaps.Then I painted the entire body with Testors Model Masters acrylics, matching the color scheme of the movie costume, even adding zippers on the thighs and forerarms.

For the head, I had to sand down the hair completely, including the bangs sculpted onto the forehead and resculpt it entirely. I gave him a brand new hair-do, and resculpted his forehead, making sure to add in the wrinkles. After a paint job, the head was complete. For the helmet, I just painted it dark grey, then added a glossy clear coat to it, and took some Citadel Mithril Silver and painted the detail and lining around the helmet. After attaching the head to the body, Magneto was complete and ready to fight for Mutant equality (or superiority, as the case may be).

Find out more about this custom here:
www.mintconditioncustom.com/custom-magneto-x-men-f. . .



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Lobão - Friday, August 24, 2012
Very impressive...Perfect...Awesome custom...
NeCrollector - Tuesday, August 21, 2012
WOW! The outfits are amazing on both Magneto and Professor X! Amazing work!
AvengerKiller - Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Your sculpting is absolutely superb. Great figure.
ringomendoza - Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I´ve seen good tries at this. But this, this is ridiculously good. I still can´t believe it. I was watching it all morning at work every once in a while, and couldn´t believe my eyes. I must confess I´m not completely sold on the head choice, though it is also good. But the outfit details, sculpt, painting, everything. Damn. I am ashamed of my version now.
HisDivineShadow - Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I really love that paint work, just beautiful! great custom from a great flick (even if it was comic inaccurate) fantastic!
X-Fan#1 - Tuesday, August 21, 2012
wow, this is amazing! the sculpt work and paint are spectacular!
JeddTheJedi - Monday, August 20, 2012
This and the Xavier X-Men First Class customs sure are really, really cool! There's so much meticulous detail and such dedication in capturing the smallest costume element or facial feature, and it comes together very nicely and cleanly. The likeness is very good, great choice of head and great work modifying it to make it look even more like the Fass Bender. I do wish we got action figures based on the film, it would have made perfect sense. I guess it was probably because the film was rushed out and they didn't anticipate to be so much of a hit, or so much better than X-Men Origins Wolverine. Once again, kudos on doing such a First Class figure!
jigsaw78 - Monday, August 20, 2012
Amazing! Perfect Magneto.
pock63 - Monday, August 20, 2012
This is fantastic!!! Great work!
fitzjedi - Monday, August 20, 2012
DUDE!! This looks AMAZING! Well done with EVERYTHING!
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