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Psycho Mantis (Repaint & Repair) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:45359  
Name:Psycho Mantis (Repaint & Repair)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Metal Gear Solid
Creator:Mr.?  
Date Added:December 18, 2012
Base Figure:psycho mantis Mcfarlane
Height:6.50 inches
Articulation:8 points
(i had this creepy guy made a long time ago, the only reason why i didn't upload him was that i had not made the base yet c: )

i saw mantis on sale for a good price (a price that could be considered "cheap" only here) even though he wasn't on the best condition, he had both wrists articulations broken (so both were glued)the straps from the front and the back broken and the mask missing, i didn't know that there were clear variants of some MGS figures by Mcfarlane so when i got him the next question came to my mind:

do i paint him completely? (that was the only way to make an epoxy mask without him looking bad)

or do i leave him like that?

the problem was that he looked really cool being "clear" but on the other hand without his mask the head sculpt looks really bad because the straps from the mask are sculpted on his head!

so in a metal gear induced hallucination, i realized that the best option was to paint half of him, to make him look like he was vanishing or something like that.



so i painted him with various shades of gray trying to fade from a darker to a lighter color and the straps where painted with a glossy black, i repaired the wrists with a couple of nails and the broken straps (the one on the stomach and the one on the lower back) with a piece of plastic from a bottle, the mask was sculpted with epoxy and the eyes have plastic painted orange with a marker, i like the mask better this way since you can see the eyes now whereas with the original mask there's no hole in the mask eyes. the base was made with wood as i usually do and was painted trying to get that marble look that the floor has on the game in the room you fight mantis. by the way the mask is removable.

that's it hope you guys liked him, any comment is appreciated and don't let any one read your memory cards. bye!


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User Comments
StrangePlanet - Thursday, December 20, 2012
That's awesome. That look with himn partly transparent, that's great. That side view is an amazing shot. Very nice.
Mr.? - Saturday, December 22, 2012
thank you StrangePlanet!
bet1 - Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The mask, Fantastic! The repairs, Wonderful! The paint job, Superb!!! Love what you've done here!!
Mr.? - Saturday, December 22, 2012
thanks! glad to see you like him so much!
Mr.? - Wednesday, December 19, 2012
thanks guys!
grungethemovie - Wednesday, December 19, 2012
ha! the halfway translucence is genius!
NeCrollector - Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Love it, dude! Great choice in making him transition from clear to solid. He looks killer!
rascal - Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Creepy! Nice work.
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