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Samus Aran Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:5406  
Name:Samus Aran
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Metroid
Creator:red3183  
Date Added:December 18, 2007
Base Figure:Scratch build
Height:12.00 inches
100% handmade from scratch
25 Points of Articulation
Removable Helmet-Attachable Pony Tail
Composed of 65 different parts
Shoulder, hip, and ankle joints are covered in molded rubber
to preserve aesthetics while maintaining articulation
Custom designed ball-socket joints
Sculpted in Castilene
Molded in Smooth-On silicone rubber
Cast with Smooth-On resins & rubbers
Painted with Tamiya Acrylic paints
Glued together with epoxy
Approx. $500 in materials
Over 250 Hours to complete

She started as a sculpting class assignment. Originally she was a statue with a static pose. At the end of class she still wasn't complete, but I still got an A. When I was half way done, I saw First 4 Figures prototype shots and thought "Dang... someone beat me to it." So I decided to 1up them by making mine into an action figure. So I told the instructor that I was going to convert her into an action figure, he called me crazy and told me good luck. That's when I started to do research on mold making and casting. So several months and $$$ later, here she is.


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User Comments
VGMStudios - Thursday, December 26, 2013
Though most amazing, the joints are extremely loose and the paint is beginning to chip!
Ill have to fix it somehow.
GrooTheWanderer - Sunday, September 2, 2012
Be proud of this custom. You made the best Samus Aran in the whole world. And you are the greatest genius behind her. 100% truly original to the best bounty hunter from Metroid series.
Wakeangel2001 - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
this is THE definitive Samus action figure. I know a lot of people say this, but it would be awesome if you sold the design to some toy company so they could mass produce it, I'd definitely buy one.
CplHicks - Thursday, December 20, 2007
This is the best custom I've ever seen in all of my 21 years of life.
Amazing job!!!!!!!
somakun - Thursday, December 20, 2007
I don't know what to say. After flicking through your flikr..... it's just... awesome! *claps till hands fall off*
spawnsauce - Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Wow, that has to be some of the best work I've ever seen and then some. You definitely have talent. Good job man.
Redmist - Wednesday, December 19, 2007
A true masterpiece. I'm (like everyone else viewing this) speechless! Submit this to Toyfare!
Gee_jays_Customs - Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I am speechless! wow!
~Gj
revoltechone - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Beautiful. Nothing else to say.
markiemarky - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
WOW =O That is friggin awesome! Niice work!
Kyle Robinson - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
good lord thats impressive. You should deffinatly take Jins advice and send in some portfolio shots of this amazing build. And this has got to be the best scratch build I have ever seen. I have been dying to sculpt in Castilene but man its expensive
Jin Saotome - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
You win! Anything that's hand-sculpted AND hand cast to make an action figure gets top marks by me. I know how expensive it is to make your own molds and cast pieces, whew. This is prossibly the most amazing scratch-built custom I've ever seen. Set up a portfolio of her, send pics to Nintendo, some toy companies, land yourself a job.
Bravo!
guido_vcgga - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Wow. Consider me seriously blown away. If it wasn't for the *ahem* hundreds of dollars, I'd ask you for notes. And then pretend I had the talent to make my own.
Lord_Khan - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
That is probably somewhere around the best custom I have ever seen. Especially since you scratch built her and she's like 100% accurate.
ARES-God of War - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Way to step up to the next level! Absolutely stellar job, I'm pretty sure you can turn a nice coin if you still have your molds available (Help you recoup some of the production costs?) I'd like to see her with her Phazon armor & maybe a Dark Samus? F'n A! That looks retail ready!!!
LWes - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
You know, I saw that it said scratch built but didn't believe it until I read the entire description. That's REALLY impressive, but you must show us WIP pictures now!
Collector1 - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Ho-ly crud! That is the most incredible peice I've ever seen! Seriously, consider a career at The Four Horsemen or any major figure manufacturer. You would undoubtedly have dozens of offers. Not only would you be doing something you love, you'd get paid for it!
TPCustomStudio - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
This is by far the most impressive piece I have ever seen. I still can't believe you made it from scratch. I really hope you take your talent seriously and put in some apps at some companies. By the way, would you consider molding and casting work?
LWes - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Wow, really impressive! and that it has so many PoA's makes it even more so. Love the pose in the first picture, looking at the other pictures, I never would have thought it could be posed like that!
da man - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
My Sigma Six Samus bows down to yours. Seeing the early unpainted version online somewhere actually inspired me to do the one I did. Awesome job !
Unknown User - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
WOW that is a friggin masterpiece. If nintendo ever wanted to make a figure line worth anything they gotta take notes from you cuz your Samus is "outstanding" KUDOS my friend.
Shinobitron - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Now that is a true work of art!
BKZ718 - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I saw this over at TNI last week, this is just amazing. I'm almost ashamed to post mine in the contest now...lol. But yeah, this is just awesome!
Greg8624 - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Word, this is impressive O_O... dare I say......custom of the year !??!??
Dr Nightmare - Tuesday, December 18, 2007
That's the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Impressive isn't even close to the word to use D:
Yeah man, that casting stuff gets expensive, but it's worth it to pass those classes.
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