The lighting was a bit off for the images submitted the first time..
I am EXHAUSTED!!! But thank goodness I am done. This little guy took three weeks of my life. I could not do anything else but finish him as this Venom was more of an itch. :)
It started when I thought I had the right parts to pull off an Flash Thompson Venom. I even bought a GI Joe figure for the vest, which I decided not to use anyway, Sheesh.
I took a look at a lot of different Agent Venom images and saw certain aspects that I like from each rendition. I took the GI Joe vest and did a trial fit, and said, I'll just do a little sculpt and see if it fills in the gaps here and there. And what I ended up with was a FULL on sculpt marathon.
I was in for a battle as this was my second attempt at sculpting, well, pretty much anything. My first sculpting attempt was Warpath's Gloves and Bracers.
I kid you not, I sculpted the
1. FLAK VEST (front and back) - the portion on the mouth was a challenge
2. some FACIAL FEATURES- I've seen some images of Agent Venom where you could see some of the facial features being a bit more obvious.
3. Articulated Shoulder Shields (A.S.S.) :) - they move with the shoulders and allow him articulation.
4. Bracers and Shin Guards and THIGH ARMOR - I added some spikes to the rest of the figure as well, it's like the symbiote is just waiting for Flash to loose control.
5. And yes, I sculpted the WEB-SHOOTERS too :)
- I used magnets for his 357 Magnum holster and the belt is also removable via magnets.
- the knee pads are also removable - kept them "normal" as I wanted them to retain the "tactical feel"
- magnets for the .45 holster.
Paints are a mix of metallic black, flat black, a mix of engine gray and gloss black applied via brush.
WHEW!! I need a break. my hands and back were literally aching after every session spent with this custom. I wanted to add more accessories and details but I was really tired. :( Maybe next time.
I hope you guys like him as much as I (ughh) enjoyed making him.
Comments are always very welcome.
Glory to God and have a meaningful holiday season. Cheers.