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Solid Snake Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:5574  
Name:Solid Snake
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Metal Gear Solid
Creator:Jin Saotome  
Date Added:January 2, 2008
Base Figure:Sigma 6 Snake Eyes
Height:8.00 inches
Solid Snake is perhaps the coolest spy/commando of all videogame time according to the fans out there. I love the character, tho not too fond of the 'old man' version. So I whipped up a Solid Snake as he appeared in Metal Gear Solid 1 for my 'Video Game Allstars' line. (sound like a good name for the line?) SS was made from a Snake Eyes Sigma 6 GI Joe body, Sigma Strike Duke head, and a lot of fixit/apoxie sculpt for his uniform and pads. Some of his straps are AS and some are actual kevlar cord.

There's buckles, pouches, and he even has those trademark bandana tails! I found some dogtags for him, a Sigma 6 gun or two, a grenade, and something else... I create a working motion-detection anti-personally mine that magnetically attaches to stuff! It has a little sensor in it what when you snap it against the metal object or touch the mine, it starts flashing red and yellow for about ten seconds. There's no ka-boom at the end, that would be just too dangerous! But you can stick it on your fridge and it'll go off every time someone sneaks a midnight snack.

SS was painted with Testors Savage blue, dark gray, wolves gray for the lighter knee/elbow pads, and given my new 'damp paint-wipe technique' that I'll have to explain later. It's basically doing a wash with black and then using a damp cloth to wipe away the paint in one direction, then letting it dry and doing it again. This gives an almost-airbrushed effect of grime and tone to the color and it works with just about any color, not just black. I'm sure this isn't a new technique but I found that using a damp cloth and letting the wipe dry inbetween was the secret. Solid Snake will be showing up in an upcoming Playstation the Official Magazine issue so keep an eye out!


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User Comments
Caffene - Saturday, July 12, 2008
everything about this is great and I wish I owned this
but...
the legs look a little.. off? I guess is what I'd say.
the black bands don't look like dividers so much as like they're all part of one... pattern?
I don't really know how to say it
I seems like they are a separate thing besides the kneepads
you know what I mean?
spawnsauce - Thursday, January 3, 2008
this is awesome. He fits right in!!
It be cool to see some of the MGS villains done in that style..
LWes - Thursday, January 3, 2008
Wow, that's a truly stunning piece!
Jin Saotome - Thursday, January 3, 2008
Yeah, I have to make a new Master Chief now! I'll be doing Solid Snake from MGS2 with the mullet as well, just gonna space the figures out some. Thanks for the great replies, I'll have more on the way!
milkman778 - Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Are you making the MGS2 Snake? thats my favorite
milkman778 - Wednesday, January 2, 2008
was the gun custom made too?
Shinobitron - Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Wow that looks amazing! It puts my old Sigma Snake to Shame! Do the rest of Fox Hound now!
Wyldside2304 - Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Man o man if it isn't one thing its another with you..lol. Kicking out killer Transformers and now your kicking all these killer customs for the PS Mag. Awesome work man, if Hasbro popped these out in thier Sigma line I'd buy them in a instant. No wonder I put you in as one of the best customizers of '07 over on the Soup. Again great work and keep it coming.
-Wyld
milkman778 - Wednesday, January 2, 2008
OMG THAT is the best custom ever!!!
DrSean - Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Looks awesome, man.
I like that version way more too.
But what's a video game all star line without your Master Chief?
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