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Anderson "the Spider-Man" Silva Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:43324  
Name:Anderson "the Spider-Man" Silva
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Spider-Man
Creator:jmmetalgeek  
Date Added:October 4, 2012
Base Figure:Deluxe UFC Figures #7 Anderson Silva
Height:7.00 inches
Completion Time:8.00 hours
Articulation:13 points
For any MMA fans reading this, you should know; but if you don't Anderson Silva's nickname is "The Spider". He references "Spider-man" as his role model. I wanted to try a custom, I had purchased this Figure and to me it was a no brainier. To my knowledge this is the only one of its kind.

This is my FIRST Custom figure. This started as a curious project and ended as my new hobby. I used Epoxy to mold head, the eyes, front and back logo, as well as the "boots" hand painted everything. Used Gray all surface primer as the first coat. all other paint was done with Acrylic paint.

The most difficult aspect of the entire custom had to of been forming the front logo. It turned out much larger than I had planned. Given it being my first time using Epoxy, I'm happy with the entire Custom.

I did learn how using too much paint causes issues with Articulation. I don't plan on ever parting with this Custom so its not an issue for me. He is my trophy.


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User Comments
NeCrollector - Friday, October 5, 2012
Awesome job, brother! Welcome to the Realm!
You went all out on your first custom...I respect that.
jmmetalgeek - Friday, October 5, 2012
Haha thank you. I have done two more with epoxy since. The last one I finished was uber tricky, so many small areas to fill. It was a stuborn one. Nevertheless, many thanks!
jmmetalgeek - Friday, October 5, 2012
Thank you for the feedback
Ole Jade Jaw - Thursday, October 4, 2012
Well done. It's taken me two years and I'm still working to scale down small details. Keep at it and it'll come. Nice start though.
jmmetalgeek - Friday, October 5, 2012
Im very hesitant to scale down. I have an idea for a fun theme but its probably going to be awhile. Any advice you have for details, please feel free to offer them!
Ole Jade Jaw - Friday, October 5, 2012
I personally would have sculpted the main body, got it to the size I liked and then went back and added the legs. I tend to sculpt a little at a time or else it tends to end up being too big.
jmmetalgeek - Friday, October 5, 2012
I'm going to try this for my next custom. do you have any suggestions on now to disconnect the figure appendages? Are they easy to put back on after painting and sculpting?
Ole Jade Jaw - Friday, October 5, 2012
Have you gone through the tutorials? There are some great ones here. Top left blue box on the main page.
davejuicebox - Thursday, October 4, 2012
First custom AND you were using epoxy? Nice! That's a pretty complex undertaking for a first project, and you did a really awesome job. Keep 'em coming, dude!
jmmetalgeek - Friday, October 5, 2012
Many thanks! I had no clue where to begin. JonnyVu inspired me with his Instagram pix. I had to eHow to learn how to actually do it. Im having troubles with the paint limiting articulation, if you have any advice; my mind is wide open for suggestions.
bet1 - Thursday, October 4, 2012
You chose my favorite super hero as your first custom and you did a fantastic job!!! I especially like the head!! Those UFC figures have some great articulation. Looking forward to seeing more from you.
jmmetalgeek - Friday, October 5, 2012
Thank you very much. I really enjoyed doing this, infact I've customized two more Spiderman Characters since. Ill be posting them tonight
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