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The Thing Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:42261  
Name:The Thing
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:StrangePlanet  
Date Added:August 29, 2012
Base Figure:ML2 Thing & FFC1 Thing
Height:7.00 inches
Articulation:44 points
GrownNerd's recipe. I've never straight-up copied someone else's work but that Thing is perfect, and I wanted one.

Shortening the legs was way harder than I thought it would be. I wanted to do what GrownNerd did and take those biker shorts off him and give him the short 60s briefs he should have, but it was hard to get the peg in the hip to go down into the thigh. I even had to remove some of the knee joint's insides to fit it all, but it does looks way cool like that and not taller than I think he should be. Took some of the plastic out from under the neck to improve range of motion in the head too.

Took the sculpted "4" off the front and kept it, so it can be attached like you see it in the last group photo, then resculpted the front of the pants and belt. It just sticks on with a little removable booger glue dot like you see on direct mail.

Really enjoy the improved articulation and still having the ML2 head that I love. Otherwise mostly a fun exercise in drybrushing. Pretty simple really but love the end result.


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User Comments
bet1 - Thursday, January 10, 2013
TERRIFIC!!! And the paint work is superb!!!!!
Janalexander - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Great work, dude! Love the final pic.
StrangePlanet - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Thanks man! Turns out 3 out of those 4 are kitbashes of 2 different toys. Only Sue is factory. Kinda love that set now.
StrangePlanet - Friday, August 31, 2012
Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words.
I thought it was gonna be an easy project, but shortening the legs made it tough.
It was good fun though, and I'm glad you like it.
And thanks GrownNerd, for the recipe. It's a killer. I love this Thing now.
Manwolf - Friday, August 31, 2012
I like the corrected hieght, drybrushing looks great too !
NeCrollector - Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I love the end result, too! AMAZING!
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