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Hal Shallow (My Grandfather) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:5342  
Name:Hal Shallow (My Grandfather)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:Punstarr  
Date Added:December 13, 2007
Base Figure:Professor X?
Height:6.00 inches
Well... here's a figure that I'm doing as a Christmas gift for my grandmother. It's of my grandfather who passed away several years ago. Needless to say, he was an amazing man whose life could have easily been a movie. He started dirt poor and built his fortune for the sake of his family through hard work and business savvy. The type of American dream that really can't happen very often anymore. Anyway, I started with a Cable head and an unknown body (Professor X maybe? Lex Luthor?). I decided to base the figure off a picture of my grandpa where he's wearing a tuxedo. I did away with the tie and added a shirt and bowtie with apoxie, sanded away his square jaw and scowling mouth and added rounder cheeks and a smile with apoxie (let me tell you... mouths are really hard to do. I'm very unsatisfied with my work on it, but I don't feel I can improve it anymore. Such tiny work!). I cut off the top of his head and added a bald head, then added a receding hairline, all with apoxie. Hand painted the whole thing and here we have my grandfather.


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User Comments
Punstarr - Monday, December 31, 2007
Hey thanks man.
hollywoodman - Saturday, December 29, 2007
I think that is soooo cool. I'm working on one of my mom right now. great minds think alike I guess
Punstarr - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Thanks guys. Your words mean a lot.
LWes - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I know about sculpting mouths how hard that is, and trying to sculpt in the likeness of a real person I can't imagine how hard it must be to get it right, and most movie figures that do resemble the actor still look very emotionless and empty, so I think you did a pretty good job in such a hard task, I wouldn't want to try doing something similar myself is all I can say!!!
fastfreddie - Friday, December 14, 2007
very heart warming and great work. inspirational and a great gift
Punstarr - Friday, December 14, 2007
Ah yes. Here's a reference picture of him, btw.
Punstarr - Thursday, December 13, 2007
Thanks man.
My mom thinks he looks mean in the custom. I did the best I could, though... it's the thought that counts, right?
scarecrow studios - Thursday, December 13, 2007
this is so cool. you usually have to be fictional to be immortilized in plastic.
this is a great gift. very cool idea, man.
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