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The Russian Custom Action Figure

Custom #:7529  
Name:The Russian
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Punisher
Creator:Mint Condition Customs  
Date Added:May 12, 2008
Base Figure:Deluxe Aggression Stone Cold Steve Austin
Height:7.00 inches
Finally someone for my Tom Jane Punisher to fight...The Russian. This figure is "Frankensteining" at its best.

To create this figure, I used the torso from a Tito Santana WWE figure (from the Strike Force 2-pack), the legs and forearms (because Stone Cold's forearms were bigger...and I messed up Tito's) and hands (because Tito's hands had stupid wristbands on them) from a Deluxe Aggression Stone Cold Steven Austin and the head from a Toybiz TNA Kevin Nash figure.

I sanded off the Strike Force logo on Tito Santana's shirt, as well as the goatee on Kevin Nash's face. Then I painted Kevin's hair a light yellow with a white wash to get a blonde look, and did the same to his eyebrows. I used a mix of a flesh tone, some red, and a little black to paint the scar on his eye. The black was used because I noticed it left kind of a burnt edge to the paint which would look great for a scar.

I used sharpie pens for the tattoos and the stripes on The Russian's shirt, I let it dry then sealed it to keep it from smudging...and so far that's worked out. We'll see as time goes on I suppose. And as much time as it took, I managed to find some shots in my Punisher DVD that showed off the Russian's tattoos. The anchor tattoo has the letters CCCP in red tattooed over the anchor in case anyone was wondering. The Russian is a commie...surprise surprise. The rebar he's holding is from a Deluxe Destiny Angel figure from the Buffy/Angel line of figures from Diamond Select.

Oh, and some advice for anyone wanting to attempt this...when doing the stripes, do them in pencil first to get them down then go over them in marker...the pencil marks can be removed later, or they'll just be covered up by the marker if you do them light enough.

A lot of blood, sweat, and tears (and a slew of cursing) went into this custom. I'm pleased with the result and stay tuned in, because I plan to make many more baddies for Punisher to beat.

User Comments
Esbat - Thursday, May 29, 2008
Holy crud thats sweet bum sweet!
Alex76blah - Saturday, May 24, 2008
the figure-awesome
the movie-meh.
evanjones1 - Thursday, May 15, 2008
So what about COTW?
Dr Nightmare - Thursday, May 15, 2008
Cool, but he doesn't get a crown either!
Unknown User - Thursday, May 15, 2008
I'd like to point out that using Stone Cold's legs was my friend Nathan's (PureToreador) idea. He gave it to me and I thought it was brilliant.
In fact he's responsible for most of the ideas I have for customizing, so I owe a lot to him. Some of the props for this custom should rightfully go his way as well.
Unknown User - Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wait a tick... You have a crown right there!
What kind of operation are you running here?
The kind that is stingy on the crown/sceptar department.
ClarkParker - Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wait a tick... You have a crown right there!
What kind of operation are you running here?
Dr Nightmare - Wednesday, May 14, 2008
You get neither! We're broke!
Unknown User - Wednesday, May 14, 2008
So do I get a crown, or a sceptar?
Unknown User - Wednesday, May 14, 2008
So this is the official custom of the week?
Cool. I didn't think people would like it this much. Awesomeness.
Unknown User - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Cool idea!
evanjones1 - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I've gotta get in with my Jean Grey I'm about to post! I know you're a sucker for a redhead...
Dr Nightmare - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I guess so, but it's going to be more like "Custom that Nightmare wants" so there are going to be like 20 Customs of the Week, every week
I'll write more stuff in the Announcement too next time, more thoughts and stuff, this was just to work-out the details.
evanjones1 - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Could we start having custom of the week every week?
Dr Nightmare - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Unknown User - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Wow, seriously? Awesome!
Punstarr - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Very very impressive. Those stripes are perfect!
CplHicks - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I'm very sorry but somebody has to say this....
Custom of the week
Unknown User - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I know, right? It almost looks like it could be. After all that I'm actually surprised with how well it looks. I mean, I don't like to brag...who am I kidding, I LOVE to brag. But seriously even I knew I did a good job with this.
ClarkParker - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
That is incredible John... Simply incredible. I'd have believed you if you told me that was an official ML "Russian" figure.
Unknown User - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Thanks for the kind comments guys. To be honest, I was surprised it turned out so well. It looks great standing in with all my other figures, like it was manufactured that way. I'm going to make a movie-style Bushwacker and a Barracuda and someday (if I can find the right head) a Harry Heck.
rpetras - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I'll second that!
Unknown User - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Woah! OK, I'll admit to not seeing the movie but I assumed the body already came with the stripes - that's some clean work there on the t-shirt and anchor ta!
Dr Nightmare - Monday, May 12, 2008
teamheartless13 - Monday, May 12, 2008
look at the one punch your dead arms of the russian!
punisher is really in trouble with this guy!
nice job there, I know that detailing the stripes is pain in the butt, but u nailed it man!
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