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El Vejigante Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:45828  
Name:El Vejigante
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel
Creator:NeCrollector  
Date Added:January 5, 2013
Base Figure:DCUC Green Lantern Medphyll
Height:7.00 inches
Based on a folkloric character from Puerto Rico, often seen in Puerto Rican parades, this rendition of El Vejigante appeared in Marvel's one-shot "FANTASTIC FOUR IN...ATAQUE DEL M.O.D.O.K.". I love the costume design by comic book artist Juan Doe as it showcases Puerto Rico's flag.

Being a Christmas gift for my pal, Paul, of Puerto Rican descent, I wanted to customize a Puerto Rican patriotic superhero for him. This was the most visually stunning one I could find.

Body - Green Lantern Medphyll with Red Lantern Skallox feet
Head - Redakai Gold Bruticon head with fodder pieces for horns. Sculpted over most of the head.
Cape - After 2 unsuccessful attempts of having paint flake off from 2 different capes, I went with creating a satin cape. The first satin cape turned out terrible so I had to draw out the schematics on paper then transfer them unto the satin fabric. I added thin metal wires near the edges for articulation. Added blue polyester ribbon near the bottom of the cape. First time creating a cape from scratch, but I'm happy with the results.
:)
Completed 1/5/2013

Thanks for looking, Realmers!
I hope you all like him.
^_^


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User Comments
e-freeze - Sunday, January 26, 2014
This is just awsome.....
NeCrollector - Monday, January 27, 2014
Thank you so much, e-freeze!
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 - Friday, November 1, 2013
Dude! , I'm Puerto Rican and I absolutely LOVE THIS CUSTOM!! , as always AWESOME WORK!! and Thanks for inspiring me even more , see you around bro!
NeCrollector - Saturday, November 2, 2013
It's so good to hear from you, brother! I'm so glad you enjoyed this custom! I'm honored by your words.
pock63 - Monday, February 18, 2013
Wow!!! Great job on the sharp paint job!!! I really like the head to!
NeCrollector - Monday, February 18, 2013
Thank you so much, pock63! I appreciate the feedback.
Davey Blaze Customs - Sunday, February 10, 2013
This is great! I love the odd head shape and the colors are awesome! I noticed what you wrote about the flaking paint on the cape. I can't remember exactly where I saw it, but I think it's on Jin Saotome's Customs website. If I'm correct, he has a tutorial on painting and mentions how the usual acrylic paints don't work well on soft plastic like capse. I wish I could remember what the paint solution to this was, but I know there is one that involves using a different kind of paint. If it wasn't on Jin Saotome's page, it may have been on Kyle Robinson's. besides the tutorials here, I think they're the only customizers pages I've seen with tutorials like that so far.
NeCrollector - Monday, February 11, 2013
Thank you so much, Davey. I'll have to revisit both Jin's and Kyle's sites once more. It's been a while. By the time I started running into issues with the 2nd cape, I took it as a sign to try something new. I'm glad I did as I learned a lot by creating the cape out of satin. Still, I do want to revisit those capes in the future and 'conquer' them.
guaringuiri - Wednesday, February 6, 2013
"YO SO BORICUA, PA QUE TU LO SEPA!" yo the whole house gone crazy over this madd LOVE
NeCrollector - Wednesday, February 6, 2013
AWESOOOOME!!! You've honored me with your madd words, brother.
G Brand - Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I had a feeling this was you. Loved seeing a new [to me] character and you executed it beautifully.
NeCrollector - Thursday, January 24, 2013
Thanks G! Mad props from a master Realmer...always an honor to hear from you, brother. The more I see your 'The Other Side' custom, the more I love it...a masterpiece, dude!
Redmist - Wednesday, January 23, 2013
BORICUA!!!!! Dude u just climbed mad points in my book for hipping me onto a Puerto Rican hero!
NeCrollector - Thursday, January 24, 2013
Heehee! Thanks, dude!
Voting ends for the Same Base Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Wednesday, January 23, 2013
scarecrow studios - Tuesday, January 22, 2013
excellent work, those paint lines are perfection.
NeCrollector - Thursday, January 24, 2013
Thank you much, scarecr0w13
SansPedes - Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Wow! Fantastic work (pun absolutely intended since he 1st appeared in a FF special 1-shot)! The only critique I could make is that you're missing the 2 largest horns from the side of his head and you left the Green Lantern ring on but that's seriously nitpicking and really didn't effect my scoring. All in all great job. 5 *'s from me.
NeCrollector - Thursday, January 24, 2013
Thanks for your feedback, my friend It's always a pleasure to hear from you. I hear ya about the two horns...they're there, but not as pronounced as in the reference art. I really enjoyed customizing this character and hope to give him another try in the future. If I do, I'll make sure to give him bigger horns.
Even though he doesn't have a ring in the reference art, I took some artistic freedom & left the GL ring on. It's hard to see from the pics, but I sculpted over the GL emblem of the ring, sanded it down and painted a tiny white star. Thanks again for your vote, brother.
SansPedes - Thursday, January 24, 2013
Brother your work always floors me, no question. I absolutely respect artistic license so I'd love to see a pic of the ring to see what you did with it. As a guy who usually has a few rings on I approve but maybe painting it gold or silver would tie it in a bit better. Just a thought. As for the horns, lets just say they grow bigger when he gets excited By the by, the sculpt work on that head is EPIC! And the WIP's are absolutely enlightening. As tough as the competition was in this contest, I feel you were robbed.
NeCrollector - Friday, January 25, 2013
You're too kind, brother. The competition was fierce and, as always, I'm just honored to be participating in these cool contests with such amazing, talented artists. I can't promise anything, but let me see if I can squeeze in a small pic of the ring, perhaps with the WIP pics. Till next time, SP.
StrangePlanet - Friday, January 18, 2013
That head is very nice. Did a great job of capturing a unique likeness. And that cape is cool. Good job!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I appreciate the feedback Thanks, SP I'm drawn to creating unique characters whenever possible as they're always fun to tackle.
Patraw - Friday, January 18, 2013
Never heard of this dude till now, but his design is colorful and he certainly pops! Well done!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Thanks much, Patraw! The design of his costume was definitely fun to customize.
cuztomiza - Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wow! Great rendition...The paint & sculpting pops out!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Thanks, brother! Always great to hear from one of the Realm's powerhouse masters.
Shinigami - Thursday, January 17, 2013
He's awesome. I hope your friend like's it.
NeCrollector - Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Thanks bro! Fortunately, he loves it
Voting begins for the Same Base Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Thursday, January 17, 2013
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