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Angel X3 Movie - Articulated Wings Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:5609  
Name:Angel X3 Movie - Articulated Wings
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:X-Men
Creator:Lobão  
Date Added:January 5, 2008
Base Figure:Cyclops X2 Movie
Height:6.00 inches
I began to assemble this custom when was developing methodology to build a jacket for Pyro X3.
Two highlights this custom I would like to comment: First the wings articulated, go up, down, forward and back. The movements were better than I expected.
Second, the articulated neck, right, left, front, back. It was interesting because the neck was cast in epoxy and had to lock the articulation of the neck of Angel Bird of Prey.
I am doing another head based on the actor of the film so that this custom is more faithful to the character. After disclose here. I would like to know your views and suggestions for improvement of Custom. Sorry my English.

Head - Angel Bird of Prey
Body - Cyclops X2 Movie
Wings - Angel Bird of Prey


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User Comments
Lobão - Wednesday, October 26, 2011
It was very easy.

First...sorry my english...ok?...so...you have to imagine a horizontal line in the af's backs. It has to cross light's button (cyclops, X2 movie). You'll have to do drill two holes in this line, each one next to shouders, but not so much. These holes should be exactly gears's diameter of wings.

Next, you have to drill a line from holes to insides conectors. Lines need finish near 315º from de right conector and 225º from left conector. Don´t damage the conectors and don't merge lines. The insides conectors are bases for the gear holds and provides to wings their normal functions. The gears should stay almost under inside's AF conectors.


So, now you'll can put the wing's gears in inicial holes and will pull to center of the backs. When gears will in theirs final position, under conectors, close lines with epoxi and just wait.


So, basically, it was made like this. Please, forgive me if I have forgot something, but I made this custon in 2007. I hope this steps could help you. Any problem just ask and I will try to help you any times you want. Sorry my english again
ringomendoza - Thursday, November 3, 2011
Thank you very much, but I guess I din´t get it right. I just ruined the figure. Did´t get the thing about the line on the conectors. so I just drilled 2 holes for the wings, later made a mess of dremelling, and to finish, a mess of milliput on the figure to try to fill in the gaps. Did all we could, but I´m afraid we lost the patient....
ringomendoza - Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Please! How did you manage to make the wings firm and still movable??? I tried this one, dremeled the holes, manipulated the inside, and there was no way! they were always loose! so I had to use the cyke body, which you kindly commented on today and I appreciate. I have another cyclops on the way and I would be very grateful if you shared the secret of firm, yet poseable wings.
Obrigado

Ringo.
hung17688 - Wednesday, April 22, 2009
wow, that's a really clever way to create ball joint for the wings. great job man.
fastfreddie - Sunday, January 6, 2008
that is high flyin' sweet! I would love to see one when he first unfolds his wings in the lab too!
somethingdifferent - Sunday, January 6, 2008
How did you get the wings in the back? I was wondering because I am making an Astonishing X-Men Angel to go with my set of them and I have those wings but I don't want to ruin them by screwin' them up or something. Just wondering how you did it. Great paint on that figure also.
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