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Hydra Goon Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:6800  
Name:Hydra Goon
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:Buzzy_Fret  
Date Added:March 28, 2008
Base Figure:HML3 Hydra Soldier
Height:6.50 inches
Like everyone else I was a little disappointed in the end product of the HML3 Hydra Soldier, I prefer to call 'em Goons... or minions, and I saw some other customizers doing some very cool mods to them which prompted me to experiment.

Recipe:

Hydra Goon - Head, Torso, Waist, Gloves & Boots
SMO Doc Ock - Shoulder Balls, Legs
ML Iron Fist - Arms

He was labor intensive but worth the effort to give him better arms and legs. I opened up his torso, removed the original arms and replaced the shoulder swivels with the shoulder balls from an SMO Doc Ock (had to modify the peg a bit, see my WIP thread for info)and popped on the Iron Fist Arms. I cut and attached the HG's gloves to the IF's arms and then used Fixit to sculpt the billowy sleeves. The DO's legs popped on to the HG's hip balls with no mods and I cut and attached the HG's boots to the legs and used Fixit to sculpt the pant legs at the top of the boots. I painted him up to make him a little more like the Hydra Goons are depicted in the current Immortal Iron Fist storyline. I left his gloves the original color because swapping weapons is just going to rub the paint off but I might go back and make them match the boots.

If you're wondering why I didn't use the SMO Doc Ock's arms it's because I tried an experiment with the original HG's shoulders and the DO's arms - tried to make an upper arm swivel. I failed and the DO's arms were a casualty. I'll probably do a few more of these and have a similiarly attired Hydra Goon Squad.

Oh and this made him a little shorter - still huge compared to the rest of the ML line but fits right in with my DCUC figures.

Lemme know what y'all think and thanx!


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User Comments
Unknown User - Sunday, March 30, 2008
Thanx Cowboyink!
He still dwarfs the MLs but fits in well with the DCUC Guys. Guess I'm gonna have to make some Marvels outta DCUC.
cowboyink - Sunday, March 30, 2008
awsome work he looks like a normal sized person now.
Unknown User - Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thanx - I appreciate the comments very much!
Yep >
Matt-Man > Mainly by going as slow as possible. I drilled a couple holes on the seams of his torso, stuck him in the freezer for a couple hours (tip from a Fwoosher - don't know how much it helped), said a prayer to the customizing Gods and then started prying with a small flat head screw driver. There was a little damage to his sides but I just sculpted over it with Fixit and made it look like folds in his shirt. If you have Fixit or Apoxie Sculpt you can fix any small damage.
Ask and ye shall receive >
Tom-Tom - Saturday, March 29, 2008
hey, can you shoot a comparison pic next to cap or someone, id like to see how colse the scale is.
Matt-Man - Saturday, March 29, 2008
Terrific looking "goon". How did you get the torso apart without destroying the fig?
princebrent - Friday, March 28, 2008
It sounds like a lot of work, but you made it all come together. Does this mean he can actually hold his rifle properly now?
churichuro - Friday, March 28, 2008
mmm... Hasbro must call you for the new run of figures. sure!
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