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The Leader (Ole Jade Jaw) Custom Action Figure

Custom #:46759  
Name:The Leader (Ole Jade Jaw)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel
Date Added:February 2, 2013
Base Figure:DC Direct Alex Ross Justice League Sinestro
Height:7.25 inches
Hi Realmers!
Here's a custom that I made for one of our coolest Realmers, good Ole Jade Jaw!
Back in July of last year, he posted an awesome Green Lantern custom of Teal'c from Stargate. I instantly loved it and thought it was brilliantly executed. Well, this cool cat straight up offered me this masterpiece, unselfishly. He's also hooked me up with figure stands and a Space Ghost figure. I am grateful for what he's done and I've really been wanting to create a custom for him.

I love Alex Ross' art and I definitely wanted to create a Leader using the Alex Ross Sinestro figure, which I felt would translate well into the Leader. Ole Jade Jaw is a big fan of all things Hulk, but already has the 'bulging brain' version of the Leader. So, I decided to go for a more traditional look for this rendition of the Leader. I looked at several reference artworks of the Leader in his orange suit and took bits and pieces from some of them to create this custom.

Head - I sculpted almost an inch of additional head on top of the Sinestro head. I also exacto-knifed the pointy tips of Sinestro's ears off and added a small dab of Aves Apoxie to round them out.
Body - In an attempt to bring this Leader down to a Marvel Legends scale, I cut away about an inch from his midsection, removing that white ruffle belt that Sinestro wears. I sculpted Leader's belt over the sliced area. I also filled in thin, diagonal grooves that ran in front and back of his torso with Apoxie. Used earphone cables to outline the belt and the black lines on his torso. The yellow shoulder pads come from an ammo belt with the bullet tips sliced off.

Ole Jade Jaw, I sincerely hope you like my take on the Leader. I'll be sending him to ya real soon. Thanks again for being such an awesome Realmer, brother.

Completed 1/26/2013.

Thanks for looking, gals & guys!
Power to the Realm!

User Comments
HulkGuy93 - Sunday, May 17, 2015
This is the coolest recipe for the Leader EVER!
panchopantera - Sunday, May 25, 2014
Dude, I was just checking out a bunch of older posts and came across this beauty. Pure artistry man.
Heroes Assembled Customs - Sunday, February 9, 2014
Was perusing older FR customs, and had to stop by again and say how much I absolutely LOVE this figure. Best Leader ever, easily.
NeCrollector - Monday, February 10, 2014
Wow, brother! Thank you so much! I'm honored, my friend.
ayelid - Friday, May 17, 2013
THAT is the best 70s costume Leader I've seen. The details on the belt, just, wow .
Janalexander - Sunday, February 24, 2013
Really Awesome Work! I really love it!
Davey Blaze Customs - Sunday, February 10, 2013
This is just awesome. You really achieved that "classic look" really well, and the green skin tones are really impressively done. Great work and a thoughtful gift for your friend!
Ole Jade Jaw - Wednesday, February 6, 2013
I want to go on record here and say that the leader is just as awesome in person as he is in the pictures. No photographic trickery around here! This is my first (hopefully of many) addition to the Hulk custom figure collection made by another customizer, and it's an absolute honor to have it. Sincerely, THANK YOU buddy!!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, February 6, 2013
It's the least I can do, brother.
I am so stoked that you love the Leader custom, OJJ! I'm proud to have contributed a custom to your Hulk collection.
scarecrow studios - Tuesday, February 5, 2013
so, so very cool.
jigsaw78 - Monday, February 4, 2013
Outstanding job!! Very clean.
firefly - Monday, February 4, 2013
incredible piece!!
3bcustoms - Monday, February 4, 2013
Looks awesome buddy
Green Skin - Monday, February 4, 2013
Holy crap that Leader is fantastic! Phenomenal work!
Bamf67 - Sunday, February 3, 2013
Genius!!! Nuff said!!!!
NeCrollector - Sunday, February 3, 2013
Hey Realmers! The response to The Leader from you all has been unbelievable! I honestly did not anticipate this much love for Leader, the evil, jade genius. Your comments have made this gift for one of our GREATEST Realmers all the better. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to submit your wonderful comments. Thank you all for making this hobby so awesome. God bless you all.
pock63 - Sunday, February 3, 2013
This is really great! The head turned out great,
HULK13 - Sunday, February 3, 2013
jonatanmk - Sunday, February 3, 2013
Another masterpiece my friend! His face is particularly outstanding!!!
Dr.Zom - Sunday, February 3, 2013
NeCro, this is AWESOME! Speaking from experience it is really, really difficult to pull off removing height from a figure without a) completely breaking it or b) making it look out of proportion. You passed both tests on this piece with flying colors and absolutely nailed it. Epic work!
NeCrollector - Sunday, February 3, 2013
Thank you so much, terryzom. I was a bit nervous when I had to cut Sinestro in half. Fortunately, I was able to 'somewhat-precisely' dissect him, glue him back together and Aves Apoxie did the rest. I was also worried that he would look out of proportion, but luckily, Sinestro's upper body was so long that I could afford to remove some of it.
Bionic Mully Mac - Sunday, February 3, 2013
Great custom!The attention to detail is tremendous!
RatedR321 - Sunday, February 3, 2013
Darn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is a beast of a custom I like this a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!
suprasizeme - Sunday, February 3, 2013
This Leader custom absolutely ROCKS!! I love the old skool vibe and the colors are spot on. This takes me back to my child hood when I would watch the really really old marvel cartoons. On a side note this is a really great example of Realm generosity. It is really awesome to see.
giL - Sunday, February 3, 2013
so much skills and talent, very nice execution, amazing custom.
Hayes - Sunday, February 3, 2013
Customcave - Sunday, February 3, 2013
Nice work and great recipe looks great.
Heroes Assembled Customs - Saturday, February 2, 2013
WOW!! I LOVE this!!! My favorite "Leader" custom ever. Seriously!! Great work man!!
ManyMack Creationz - Saturday, February 2, 2013
U are the master, great work as always!
Leech - Saturday, February 2, 2013
soooooooo great.....I really like the way it came out...
The Watcher - Saturday, February 2, 2013
You could not have done a better job, dude. Flawless!
infamous22 - Saturday, February 2, 2013
WOW! Great details! This is a very nice recipe and superb execution!
fitzjedi - Saturday, February 2, 2013
Nsp - Saturday, February 2, 2013
awesome leader dude
windblock2007 - Saturday, February 2, 2013
That is some real good work bro....Keep them coming!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Saturday, February 2, 2013
Brilliant idea and perfectly done! It's really nice that fellow realmers share their creations
tommyx - Saturday, February 2, 2013
Wow! Amazing!!!
NeCrollector - Monday, February 11, 2013
Thanks, tommyx
Stevid - Saturday, February 2, 2013
Fantastic! Love it
NeCrollector - Friday, February 8, 2013
Thanks, Stevid! Means a lot to hear this from you, brother.
TheRealSupaMan - Saturday, February 2, 2013
Beautiful and Feendish looking Leader!
NeCrollector - Friday, February 8, 2013
Feendish is what I was hoping to achieve. Thanks, bro
TextureMe - Saturday, February 2, 2013
NeCrollector - Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Thanks bro!
bet1 - Saturday, February 2, 2013
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Great work all around, I especially love the skin tones!!!!! Is that all paint and brush work or did you use some other technique to get that wonderful shading effect??
NeCrollector - Sunday, February 3, 2013
Thank you so much, bet1, for your kind words It's all brush work, mostly dry-brushed in different thin layers while some was directly applied. I like to go from the darker tones to the lighter ones to some white and then go back up to the lighter tones over some of the white. It's easier said then done, but a whole lot of fun. Feel free to PM me if you're interested in knowing more. I'll be more than happy to go into more detail.
a9j8tgh6yhnf456m - Saturday, February 2, 2013
wow man your skills are unreal!awesome leader
NeCrollector - Friday, February 8, 2013
You're too kind, my friend Thank you so much.
Eddiegrayce's Custom - Saturday, February 2, 2013
Love this figure!Excellent job bro!!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback, bro.
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