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Archangel Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:53208  
Name:Archangel
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:Dr.Zom  
Date Added:August 31, 2013
Base Figure:X-Men Classics Archangel
Height:6.50 inches
Completion Time:50.00 hours
Articulation:46 points
I used a technique similar to the one described on YouTube by RedHulk80 (check it out!) to remove the missiles from the wings and then trimmed and reassembled them. The hinge and peg on the original configuration stick out way too far. Repainted the wings with a black wash of Model Masters acryl and lots of silver dry brushing.

I completely repainted the body and every grey line on the figure, again with Model Masters. Oddly enough joint pains were a particular issue with the shoulder discs on this figure so I had to dremel, trim with an Xacto knife and sand using wet/dry sandpaper. Used Gundam Marker to re-coat joints afterward. Finally added lots of grey and silver dry brushing to the body. Finally, I sealed everything with ModPodge.
Looks great now with my ROML Deadpool and Wolverine!


Thanks for checking it out and offering any critiques. God Bless!


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User Comments
Davey Blaze Customs - Monday, September 2, 2013
Cool I've used two brands of spray sealer, and what I've settled on as working best for me are-Krylon Clear Glossy Acrylic Spray Sealer for Glossy (Krylon Brand name), and Army Painter Matte (a.k.a. Anti-Shine) acrylic Spray Sealer, and they have both worked very well for me, as long as you spray a fine coat, because if you spray it too heavily it can create a greyish thick kind of clumping or spotting, and I've noticed that occasionally the glossy will become slightly sticky over time if used on boots, but not to the point where it's really sticky, just to where that area might collect more dust and this seems to be an effect of using too thick a coat, too. It doesn't really protect the joints against paint rub, so sanding or other techniques are still required for that, but it does a great job of keeping the general paint covering more intact, and it's great to be able to do it in matte (flat) or glossy and have the paint be made more durable, but I am always searching for a stronger clear enamel type protectant or clear coat that would really eliminate paint-rub or chipping, but I haven't found something like that yet and don't fear that nothing like that exists.
NeCrollector - Sunday, September 1, 2013
Fantastic paint apps, especially on all those lines!
Dr.Zom - Monday, September 2, 2013
Thanks bro! It was definitely a project to do!
Davey Blaze Customs - Sunday, September 1, 2013
Really nice work! Sounds like it was a bit trickier to do then it might have seemed going in! I know how that is How do you think using the mod podge worked out? I usually use spray sealers and have never tried mod podge
Dr.Zom - Monday, September 2, 2013
Thanks very much, indeed it was. I've used Mod Podge many times and it usually works well. Just don't glop it on, of course! Do you use polyurethane spray? If so, what kind? I've been curious to try some spray paints and sealers myself.
YoyoBKC - Saturday, August 31, 2013
God bless your hands.awesome
Dr.Zom - Monday, September 2, 2013
Thank you kindly!
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