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Storm - Jim Lee Version Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:58279  
Name:Storm - Jim Lee Version
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Universe
Creator:Supertom  
Date Added:February 10, 2014
Base Figure:Storm
Height:3.75 inches
Completion Time:50.00 hours
This was another tough one but an invaluable learning experience. As always I wanted challenge myself and in this case, I tried 3 new techniques/crafts while creating this figure!
The first was sculpting hair...tiny, tiny strands of hair. Thanks to Phoenix Force Creations with his tutorial on his Facebook page and a whole lot of trial and error I was able to create a flexible doo that does not restrict her head movement.
Second was the cape. I know most people are not fans of soft goods on their figures but if you look at Spawnsauce's work you might change your mind. He as well as a excellent tutorial from Miked (not sure if he's still customizing) helped inspire this cape creation. I was able to sandwich in a tiny wire around the edge of the cape so not only does it allow for an excellent range of motion but it is fully pose-able and flight stand ready. Another plus is it doesn't weight the figure down so she can, get this, actually stand up, on her own!
And lastly was paint. As with most comic art her design fluctuates wildly from artist to artist. Sometimes her costume is white, sometimes grey, sometimes silver. So I went with a Tamiya Spray Pearl white. It gives her that classic look but with a little extra sheen. After about 10 coats (painting white is really, really hard to get right) I got her to a level I'm happy with.

Recipe is as follows:

Head - Storm with fully sculpted hair and teeny, tiny earrings
Torso and arms - Storm with belt, upper arms, chest and other details sculpted
Shoulder Pads - scratch built and attached to the torso so allow for a greater range of motion
Hands - Scarlet Witch
Legs, Scarlet Witch
Cape - Scratch built and pose-able

As always questions and comments are welcome. Thanks for looking!


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User Comments
NeCrollector - Thursday, February 13, 2014
SUPERB!!! Such beauty!
Comicustoms - Wednesday, February 12, 2014
excellence!
MikeMarvel - Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I can always appreciate fine attention to detail and that is very apparent here. Amazing job on the hair and I like what you did with the cape. Check out my custom Rachel Grey where I did something similar. Really does add a dynamic effect for different poses. Nice job all around!
biggus_maximus - Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Totally agree with using the flexible cape that's poseable with wire. Spawnsauce's use of it is amazing and you definitely did Storm justice here, great job!
Warspectre - Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Excellent. One piece of advice(if it works?) is to use a dagger base. It's already white, and would require, possibly, less coats.
Supertom - Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Yeah I thought about that about halfway through the paint job. This was a commission so I used the parts provided. I actually like the old female upper bodies as they have a bit more curves, especially for someone like Storm. If I ever made one for myself I'd definitely use Dagger's legs and S. Witch feet though.
Bacchus - Monday, February 10, 2014
Very cool Storm!
Hilltop Creations - Monday, February 10, 2014
Very well done
Gunzilla - Monday, February 10, 2014
Gorgeous piece of art, well done
massprime - Monday, February 10, 2014
Beautiful!
Bravo85 - Monday, February 10, 2014
Beautifully done.
Bullseye Bailey - Monday, February 10, 2014
Superb work brotha
The Watcher - Monday, February 10, 2014
Dang. I feel like I'm actually looking at Storm. That is gorgeous.
ferrytalecustoms - Monday, February 10, 2014
Very nice, as a huge fan of the scale I can tell good work when is see and this is one, nice work
VicVeinz - Monday, February 10, 2014
Probably the most beautiful Storm in this scale..fantastic!
monkeybluecheese - Monday, February 10, 2014
AT LAST!!!!!!!!!! I commend you for doing a great job!!! Mass produce this, will yah?!
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