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Gambit (Jim Lee) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:45939  
Name:Gambit (Jim Lee)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:MikeMarvel  
Date Added:January 8, 2013
Base Figure:Moon Knight
Height:6.00 inches
So this was a real labor of love that took about five months of starts and stops, but Gambit here is why I wanted to start customizing in the first place. Always wanted the Gambit figure that was in my head and not one of the crappy ones Toybiz ever made.
So first off I have to give credit where credit is due: loosecollector is one of the most talented customizers on the realm and this is his recipe all the way. Moon Knight body, Wonderman head, Fury coat and arms, Gambit hands and I used an old Grifter figures hair. All the rest was sculpted. Btw, the boots were a real b***h! They took me the longest.
(I sculpted the boots shape first without the lines than after it was dried I drew the lines on so I could get them straight, THAN dremeled the lines in, than sculpted some more to get the lines to look neat and pretty. If anyone has an easier way of doing it please share!)
Also I'd like to share a trick I learned when painting his face particularly his stubble. If you look closely you can almost make out a grainy look to it. I used a tooth pick after letting the top coat of paint dry for a minute or two than lightly picked at it to pull it up to reveal the lighter base coat underneath.
Enjoy!


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User Comments
StrangePlanet - Friday, January 11, 2013
So LC came up with Wonderman's head and Grifter's hair? Cause that's real nice. But the care you took in the sculpting of this thing is apparent. Great stuff.
MikeMarvel - Monday, January 21, 2013
No the head was my design. Yeah the Grifter hair worked perfectly.
loosecollector - Thursday, January 10, 2013
Thank you for the shout out brother. You did him justice.
Very good work bro. Keep it up.
Rogue - Wednesday, January 9, 2013
He looks spectacular!!!
Rogue
a9j8tgh6yhnf456m - Wednesday, January 9, 2013
perfect!
Emmett - Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Nice job!
Great use of parts!
Jmanjot Customs - Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Way better than the original! I hope hasbro makes one!
Kull.3397 - Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Really well done! BRAVO!
scarecrow studios - Tuesday, January 8, 2013
nice work. both paints and sculpts are super clean.
MikeMarvel - Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Thanks for the kind words scarecrow. I'm a fan of your work as well so your compliments mean a lot. Just wish I had a better camera
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