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Ghost Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:57020  
Name:Ghost
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:DC Universe
Creator:manomight1974  
Date Added:January 5, 2014
Base Figure:See Recipe
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:96.00 hours
Articulation:23 points
This is a Superboy villain for a fan fiction that I have been working on. This character is Ghost, a teenaged crook with the power to render himself invisible, intangible, and/or transparent at will.

To do this figure, I first took a DC Universe Classics Young Justice Superboy figure and, using the boil and pop method, removed the head and hands. Next, I repeated the boil and pop method process on a DC Universe Classics Spectre for the head, and a DC Universe Classics Young Justice Kid Flash for the hands. After using paint remover on the Superboy body to remove the “S” symbol and the gray lines of the solar suit, I commenced a full repaint of the bodysuit in Testors Model Masters Flat White. After giving it two coats of flat white, I gave the entire body two coats of Flat Clear. Next, I used my Dremel to modify the Kid Flash hands around the wrist joint so that they would seamlessly fit with the Superboy arms. Once that was completed, I gave both hands two coats of flat white, followed by two coats of flat clear, and then attached them to the arms. Next, took the ice shaped poncho from a DC Universe Classics Captain Cold and commenced a full two coat repaint in flat white, followed by two coats of flat clear (I used Captain Cold's poncho since it looked semi-tattered, like something that a ghostly character would wear). With the flat white and flat clear now dry, I slipped the poncho over the neck. Next, I gave the hood of the Spectre head a full two coat repaint in flat white, followed by two coats of flat clear. Lastly, with the flat white and flat clear of the hood now dry, I used the boil and pop method to attach the head to the body, and TA-DA...Ghost, enemy of Superboy!!!

Please let me know what you guys think of him, and as always, comments are appreciated.


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optimusleo - Sunday, January 5, 2014
I love this take on such a classic character!
manomight1974 - Sunday, January 5, 2014
Thanks, optimusleo. I'm glad you liked him.
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 - Sunday, January 5, 2014
WOW!! , at first glance he may look like a simple repaint , but at closer look and after reading your recipe , he's far more complex , and that takes skill , a Totally Cool and Excellent Work my friend!!
NeCrollector - Sunday, January 5, 2014
Have to agree with En-Ryu-Oh!2061....COOL custom!
manomight1974 - Sunday, January 5, 2014
Thanks guys. I'm glad that you both liked him. Finding just the right parts for him was a trick, then having to sand down the Kid Flash hands so that they worked with the arms, along with using whit paint (I now know why everyuone here hates using white paint) was a trick in and of themselves, but I'm glad that he turned out as well as he did.
manomight1974 - Sunday, January 5, 2014
Now all I have to do is finish the Fan Fiction he appears in where he battles Superboy. Oy vey!
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