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Eddie Brock Venom (Super Posable) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:47713  
Name:Eddie Brock Venom (Super Posable)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:Mint Condition Customs  
Date Added:March 5, 2013
Base Figure:Marvel Select Venom
Height:7.50 inches
Completion Time:6.00 hours
Articulation:32 points
The recent Marvel Select Venom figure seems very popular amongst collectors, but I just couldn’t help but look at it and see room for improvement, so that’s what I did. Before, the Venom figure couldn’t move very much. Almost no ab crunch, very limited head movement, not to mention single knee joints and absolutely no rocker ankles. It was sad, really. So I heated him up and popped him apart. Thankfully, Venom is almost completely soft plastic, so he pops apart pretty easily. I took my dremel and shaved some plastic away around the ball joint in his neck and in his torso, allowing for a much wider range of motion.

Then, I spliced the lower legs (from the knee down) of a Spider-Man Classics Venom (the one with the rubbery head) onto the new figure. It required some work though. Since the Venom figure only had single knees to begin with, that meant his knee was sculpted onto the upper leg, so I had to shave that down, and in fact cut maybe 1/4″ from the lower part of his upper leg, sand it down to prep it, and drill new joint pin holes, and then attach the new lower legs. Then I sculpted over those joint pins to recreate the texture of the figure to blend everything in. I also sanded down the calves of the SMC Venom an resculpted them. I never did like those Rob Liefeld-like giant calves the figure had before, so I toned them down and blended it by sculpting the same texture into it as the rest of the leg. And by cutting a bit from his legs, it shortened him just a bit, making him more in scale with Marvel Legends, while still being in scale with Marvel Select if one prefers. So that technique is definitely not for the novice.

Next, I repainted everything. Head to toe. I couldn’t stand the weird, very inconsistent blue dry brushing the figure had before. Not to mention all the detailing was messed up. I just couldn’t let it go by. So everything was repainted. I cleaned up the Venom insignias, and all the detailing on the eyes, teeth, and gums of all the heads (including all the extra heads on the “Madness backpack”). The tongues of two of the Venom heads have been painted over in a glossy clear coat to give them a slimy, salivating look. Every alternate attachment was repainted as well, to give a uniform look. I also took the hands from that Spider-Man Classics Venom and modded them to fit into the arms of this new Venom, to give this figure yet another set of alternate hands, ones that have hinged wrists and individually hinged fingers. So it took a bit of doing, but now with the added articulation, Venom is ready to take on Spider-Man in pretty much any of the looks he’s had throughout the comics!

Find out more about this custom here:
www.mintconditioncustom.com/custom-eddie-brock-ven. . .



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Custom_Universe - Monday, October 14, 2013
This is freaking awesome!

I think your skills are just incredible, very very
good work all around. It's clean, it's done right,
it's professional. I love this. Nice job.
supacustoms17 - Saturday, March 9, 2013
This is soooo amazing
fitzjedi - Wednesday, March 6, 2013
LOVE IT!!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, March 6, 2013
BEAUTIFULLY WICKED!!! Amazing improvements!
Redmist - Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Stellar work here! Where's that Brock head from?
Soraziel - Wednesday, March 6, 2013
It one of the heads from the latest Marvel Select classic Venom.
TheRealSupaMan - Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Huge improvement, I might have to do this myself!
Chester001 - Wednesday, March 6, 2013
awesome
firefly - Tuesday, March 5, 2013
WOW! if this was an entry for a contest here on the realm it'll be a sure winner!
Soraziel - Tuesday, March 5, 2013
He's even more gorgeous than the original and if it was more in my price range I would gladly bid on it !
But since I'm poor and a newbie in customizing, I'll settle in trimming the joints in head and torso, changing the feet with my own SMC Venom and maybe try to adapt the hands on my own MS Venom. Would you mind explaining how you adapted them ?
2CoolDudes - Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Should have made the madness eyes red because that's more comic accurate but everything else I LOVE!!!!!
StrangePlanet - Tuesday, March 5, 2013
That's great. That's the kind of work I find so rewarding and useful. Not everyone values things like adding range of motion, but I sure do. It's very good work, and the paintjob is excellent.
a9j8tgh6yhnf456m - Tuesday, March 5, 2013
wow looks incredible! now this really is the perfect venom!
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