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Tony Stark Mech Test Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:47831  
Name:Tony Stark Mech Test
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:fitzjedi  
Date Added:March 9, 2013
Base Figure:BTVS 50's Angel
Height:6.50 inches
Hey all,

So tonight I bring you Tony Stark MECH TEST Iron Man. This will be a longer read than you're used to from me. I had picked up a few Angel figures online cheap, with the intent to make some Tony Stark's in various states, but THIS one is the one I always had in mind to tackle.

This custom was HARD TO MAKE. For me at least. It was extremely time consuming and required patience the likes of which I wasn't sure I had. The tedious amount of stuff scultped and glued, collectively, was gargantuan, even though it wasn't a huge quantity. So here's what I did:

I trimmed up the head and sculpted the hair and the goatee. I knew from my Black Sabbath shirt Tony that I needed to paint the face better, to achieve a better Downey Jr likeness, so it's been completely repainted. I sculpted the tank top shirt he had into the sweater, with a super thin layer across the top of his pants, as the sweater comes down his torso that far.

I sculpted the arms for the basic framework fo the armiture of exposed tech. The legs, below the knee required the same, sculpting process, but much heavier, covering the entire lower leg and foot completely. I cut away sections on the arm and leg sculpt to reveal the frames, and I pressed different pieces into the scultp in order to achieve texture that looked like 'tech'. Small gun tips, Halo stuff, etc.

After all those layers and cuts, taking over several days, I cut actual pieces of metal bendy craft wire, like I use for my capes, and glued them onto the arms and legs. I cut small pieces of colored non-bendy wires and did the same, ensuring that the wire could bend without breaking whether the arm was bent or straight. Lots of wires.

I sliced an ARC chestpeice from an Iron Man mark 3 take-apart figure to get just the top, and glued it to his chest, wrapping it in black bendy and non-bendy wires. Assorted straps, wires, and a belt from a Tomb Raider figure, and BAM! Instant Mech Test Tony Stark. God bless Hot Toys for making their 1/6 version--the pics of that were my reference.

On his hands are peices ofmetal craft fodder, and metla disc beadsare on his palms for the repulsors. Knee pads were WWE elbow pads.

It was a lot of work, but I love the result! I hope you all do too.

Critiques are welcome!! Thanks for looking!

- FITZ


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Mentorbreak - Tuesday, April 9, 2013
No Words,you rock it!!!!
Emmett - Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Amazing detail!
This looks amazing!
a9j8tgh6yhnf456m - Tuesday, April 2, 2013
looks very detailed and difficult! fantastic job
fastfreddie - Sunday, March 31, 2013
Basically mind blown and I can't think of nothing to say that hasn't been said already except...wait for it, wait for it (you figured out what I'm getting ready to say yet? come on! you know... Ok, here it is... right now, gonna say it, taking a deep breath... and here it comes...

DAMMIT BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stevid - Monday, March 25, 2013
I don't know how in teh heck I missed this great custom, epic stuff brotha!
Shinobitron - Saturday, March 23, 2013
Very very impressive work Fitz! Awesome Job!
loosecollector - Friday, March 22, 2013
Always one of the hardest figures to make, and you made him well brother.
matthancock - Thursday, March 21, 2013
Hey Bud - It's always my INTENTION to comment on your customs, but sadly, I get distracted. Suffice it to say, I love EVERY figure you do, especially your Superman figs.
This Tony Stark is, in my opinion, the best figure you've done so far. It's perfect as far as I'm concerned and the details are staggering. Great work my friend!
TNT CUSTOMZ - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Very nice! Time well spent!
christinacxxx - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
great work love the detail
RedRebelCustoms - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sounds like a ton of work that really paid off! Love this!
DP Customs - Saturday, March 16, 2013
Great Scott, Fitz. Now that is an A-W-E-S-O-M-E action figure.
You really did an outstanding job and put a whole lot of work and patience in the making of this figure.
And you know what: it really paid off.

Phenomenal work and love seeing so many Realmers leaving their thoughts and congratulations.

Keep it up, Fitz!
lostone - Thursday, March 14, 2013
do you do commissions??????
scarecrow studios - Wednesday, March 13, 2013
great work fitz, love it.
StrangePlanet - Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Wow that's crazy. It's an impressive amount of work, but teh quality of it besides the quantity is really very good. It's the kind of thing you never see and it's very cool. All the work paid off. Nice job.
firefly - Monday, March 11, 2013
GREAT WORK!!!!!
ManyMack Creationz - Monday, March 11, 2013
Sharp Fitz!
fitzjedi - Monday, March 11, 2013
Thanks, always, to everyone for checking out my work and giving me feedback!
Chester001 - Sunday, March 10, 2013
awesome
Wolverhulk Iron Spideysurfer - Sunday, March 10, 2013
what a great idea!!! Hasbro totally should have made one to complete his armor collection. love it! I gotta make me one of these.
ole jade jaw - Sunday, March 10, 2013
Spectacular results to a tremendous undertaking. Very impressive Fitz!
JeddTheJedi - Sunday, March 10, 2013
Crazy good work Fitz, all that effort totally paid off!
Blain3 - Sunday, March 10, 2013
NICE!!!
infamous22 - Saturday, March 9, 2013
Super attention to detail! This looks perfect! The circuitry and wires look great! As always impressive work!
Batman55 - Saturday, March 9, 2013
Awesome! Highly detailed piece of work. Great custom!
Nuffsaid - Saturday, March 9, 2013
Bravo!
Sabretooth - Saturday, March 9, 2013
great job on this
Bullseye Bailey - Saturday, March 9, 2013
Everything about this custom is fantastic. Well done sir!
ringomendoza - Saturday, March 9, 2013
wow, took a lot of work, but was worth it. The result is awesome. And you got a much better likeness this time. Nicely done!!
PlasticSurgen88 - Saturday, March 9, 2013
AMAZING job!!!!
CAb00se - Saturday, March 9, 2013
dude, this is friggin cool!
Rogue - Saturday, March 9, 2013
This is so cool!!!
Rogue
NeCrollector - Saturday, March 9, 2013
Wow, Fitz! Outstanding custom!
latinlad - Saturday, March 9, 2013
amazing!
fireflamespit - Saturday, March 9, 2013

Nice one Fitz, much needed 6" version.
Customcave - Saturday, March 9, 2013
He looks really nice.
bet1 - Saturday, March 9, 2013
THIS IS SO FREAKIN' COOL!!!!! AWESOME WORK, Fitz
TicaL - Saturday, March 9, 2013
WOW thats a cool idea! I love it!
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