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  1. To see more, visit ---> http://www.mintconditioncustom.com/thor-dark-world-poseable-cape-custom-action-figure To see exclusive WIP pics and more, check out the video ---> The Marvel Select Thor Dark World figure is cool, but I wanted to give him a better looking cloth poseable cape. I made my own pattern for it, carefully measured of course, and cut it out in this really great red material that wasn't too heavy and looked nice for the scale. I used some hemming tape to wrap some bendy armature wire down each side of the cape so it could be poseable. To attach it, I cut off the cape clasps from the Thor figure, and dremelled a hole in each side. The cape was then threaded through, including the wire. I then hot glued it down to the shoulder pads, and carefully reattached the cape clasps. A little paint later to touch everything up, and now Thor is ready to fight with a much more regal looking poseable cape! Thanks for looking!
  2. To see more, visit ---> http://www.mintconditioncustom.com/wedding-avengers-custom-action-figures To see exclusive WIP pics and more, watch the video ---> This was a commission from a groom to be who wanted to give these to his groomsmen as gifts. He and his friends are Marvel fans, so he requested that I recreate their likenesses as members of the Avengers. The new Hulk came from a wrestler figure who looks like a 19th century strong man. I had to shave his mustache, and sculpt an entire head of hair over his bald head. The new Cap head started out as a DST Angel head. I pushed the hairline up some and gave him a new hairdo. The new Thor head came from a TNA Eric Young, with sculpted beard and resculpted hair. The new Iron Man head came from a Stargate Teal'c. I removed the forehead symbol, gave him a mustache, and hollowed out an Iron Man head, cut out the face plate, and stuffed the new head inside, so you could see his face. Some time after this, I was contacted by one of the former groomsmen wanting to get the aforementioned groom his own Avengers custom action figure. Since all the other spots were taken, he felt it was appropriate to turn him into Nick Fury. His head started out as a TNA Sonjay Dutt. I sculpted on his beard, resculpted the hair, and gave him an eyepatch. It's maybe a bit of a weird set of custom action figures, but I enjoyed doing something different and I really liked the sentiment behind it. If nothing else, I certainly honed my hair sculpting skills! Thanks for looking!
  3. This custom is currently on eBay ---> http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575003513&toolid=10001&campid=5337381499&customid=&icep_item=161287990108&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg To see more, visit ---> http://www.mintconditioncustom.com/custom-agent-phil-coulson His name is not "Agent". He is Agent Phil Coulson. It's terrible that he never got the Marvel Legends treatment, so I decided to make one myself. I wanted to be as accurate as possible with this. The body is a Movie Masters Alfred with the arms and legs from a Marvel Legends Professor Xavier spliced on for the double joints (with minimal sculpting to blend the legs), and the head is a shrunken down cast of the Hot Toys Agent Coulson head from fellow toy enthusiast Ross Barrow. Using this cast ensured that the likeness to Clark Gregg would be as perfect as you can get. I printed out a Coulson S.H.I.E.L.D. name badge at hi-res and laminated it for a full "Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." effect. I gave him a removable bluetooth earpiece, removable sunglasses, glock pistol, walkie talkie, set of 8 "vintage" Captain America trading cards (courtesty of John Mallamas AKA Jin Saotome), and the Destroyer Gun he uses against Loki in The Avengers. It's a mix of several fodder gun pieces, made to look just like it jumped off the screen, complete with an illuminated effect in the barrel to make it look like it's ready to blast! And now Agent Coulson is ready show that he doesn't lack conviction to any threat S.H.I.E.L.D. faces! Thanks for looking!
  4. This custom is currently on eBay ---> http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575003513&toolid=10001&campid=5337381499&customid=&icep_item=161278397392&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg To see more, visit ---> http://www.mintconditioncustom.com/custom-falcon-movie-style/ Hasbro has no plans to make a Marvel Legends scaled movie Falcon figure, so I felt I had to make one myself. This one was pretty time consuming, and I had my moments of self doubt, but I’m glad I pushed myself to finish it to showcase here. The torso is from an ML Bucky Cap, the legs are from a movie Winter Soldier, the arms are from a Punisher, the head is from an ML movie Blade, and the wings are from an X-Men Classics Archangel. I added goggles to the head and it was resculpted and reworked to look more like Anthony Mackie. The shirt pockets came from a NECA Hicks, I used styrene for the zipper, sculpted all the fabric wrinkles in Aves Apoxie Sculpt, and used the harness straps from a Survival Suit Bruce Wayne. The hands come from a movie Nick Fury figure. The back leg armor on Falcon is from an Ultimate Iron Man. The wings were the toughest part. I reshaped the Archangel wings some, and used lots of reference images to get the design right. All the detailing over the wings was done with styrene. Very time consuming. Very frustrating. But something I felt was important to do to get Falcon right. Of course everything was painted accurately to the movie, down to the camo pattern on the pants. Last thing to do was to give him some pistols and a flight stand. And now Falcon is ready to fight alongside Cap to take down Hydra! Thanks for looking!
  5. This custom is currently on eBay ---> http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575003513&toolid=10001&campid=5337381499&customid=&icep_item=161278397580&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg To see more, visit ---> http://www.mintconditioncustom.com/custom-winter-soldier-movie/ I dig the movie Winter Soldier figure from Hasbro, but felt it could have been improved upon. So I took the masked head that came with the figure and sliced the mask and goggles off, dremeled out the back a lot, cut the goggles off and separated them from the mask, and now you can slip them on and off the unmasked head very easily. They tuck in under his hair, so it holds great. I also removed the eye paint on the unmasked head, added some stubble to the face, and a black wash to his hair. So now there’s four different looks the figure can have. I repainted his torso area black, and then dry brushed a bit of leather over it, which is much more movie accurate than it was before. I also did a general weathering job over the whole figure to make it look more realistic. I attached a knife from a NECA Dutch figure that can be removed easily on the back of the belt. The finishing touch was equiping him with weapons he used in the movie. I gave him a rifle similar to one he used in the film, and also cobbled together a gun that looked like the one in the movie that launched that “magnetic disc bomb” in his initial scene. Now Winter Soldier is ready to take down Cap! Thanks for looking!
  6. This custom is currently on eBay ---> http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5575003513&toolid=10001&campid=5337381499&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F161204509192%3FssPageName%3DSTRK%3AMESELX%3AIT%26_trksid%3Dp3984.m1555.l2649 To see more, visit ---> http://www.mintconditioncustom.com/custom-amazing-spider-man-2/ The articulation on the Marvel Legends Amazing Spider-Man 2 figure is great, though the paint job was lacking. I’ve given the figure a full repaint, and made it much more vibrant than before (especially the blue areas) with deep shading and bright highlights. I even outlined all the webbing on his suit to help it stand out more. I also embedded some Rare Earth magnets in his feet so he can stick to most metal surfaces. I took the Andrew Garfield Peter Parker head from the first movie figure and dremeled it to fit the new figure, gave him a web line, and gave a weathered repaint to the Young Justice Red Arrow rooftop display, and now Spidey is ready to take down Electro, Rhino, and anyone else who threatens New York! Thanks for looking!
  7. To see more of this custom, visit ---> http://www.mintconditioncustom.com/custom-...thompson-venom/ Flash Thompson’s Agent Venom has become a fan favorite character and his absence from the Marvel Legends line seems almost unforgivable. He recently got a Marvel Select figure, but it’s far too big for Marvel Legends scale, and features a more spiky sculpt to the armor. I was going for his more normal look for this custom. Venom was made using the body of an X-Men Classics Bird of Prey Angel, the head of a DC Universe Classics Dr. Impossible, the shoulder pads from a Movie Masters Dark Knight Batman, and a ton of fodder and sculpting. I chose Dr. Impossible’s head, because his eyes already had the sort of Venom shaped eyes sculpted into it. I just had to sculpt over his nose and mouth and paint it all, so that part was easy. The rest was most decidely not. I had to completely cover up his torso, front and back, and sculpt the armor panel line detailing into it near the edge. I had to let that cure so I could sculpt on top of that to get the straps and buckles, and sculpt his collar as well. His biceps and outer thighs are sculpted onto as well, with armor padding that has the same multi-paneled armor as in the comics. I sculpted his kneepads as well to match. I glued the shoulder pads on to try and give them a militaristic look and not detract from the articulation. This forearm and shin greaves are made from sheet polystyrene, as is the ankle armor circling his feet. I did a bit more sculpting over that, adding buckles to the shin greaves and whatnot, and then gave him his belt. The buckle is polystyrene, and the pouches are pieced together from various fodder that I just glued around his waist. I gave him the gun holster strapped to his thigh and added some fodder straps, and attached the gun holster on his belt too. It actually just plugs onto a small screw I inserted into the figure, to act as a ball joint of sorts. So the holster moves around and doesn’t hinder articulation at all. After giving him some heat to pack, I painted the entire thing head to toe and gave him his iconic Venom emblem and Flash Thompson was ready to serve his country as Agent Venom! Thanks for looking!
  8. To see more of this custom, visit ---> http://www.mintconditioncustom.com/custom-shroud/ Shroud is a lesser known Marvel character, but has a very cool look to him that I thought would translate well into an action figure. He’s made using the body of a Marvel Legends Black Panther, the cape from a Spawn figure, the hood from a Marvel Legends Moonknight, and the head from a Legendary Comic Book Heroes Judge Dredd. I removed Black Panther’s belt and sculpted around his waist to fill in the holes. I also sculpted over his forearms, shins, and boot toes to cover up the Black Panther detailing in the suit, and clipped all his claws off. I used one of my Dremel grinding bits to get the same texture that the figure already had to blend it in. The cape was dry brushed a light purple, almost lavender color and then attached to the figure. I used Aves Apoxie Sculpt to make a collar for him to help sell the illusion that the hood and cape were one piece. For the head, I sculpted the visor over Judge Dredd’s head, painted it, and then glued on the Moonknight hood and painted it the same purple as the cape, and added the spider insignia Shroud wears on the hood. After painting the entire body black and covering up the purple dry brushing the Black Panther had before, Shroud was ready for action! Thanks for looking!
  9. To see more of these customs, visit the following links: Ironclad: http://www.mintconditioncustom.com/custom-ironclad-u-foes/ X-Ray: http://www.mintconditioncustom.com/custom-x-ray-u-foes/ Vapor: http://www.mintconditioncustom.com/custom-vapor-u-foes/ Vector: http://www.mintconditioncustom.com/custom-vector-u-foes/ Hey guys! Got some new customs. I made a full set of the Marvel U-Foes on a 3 3/4" scale using Marvel Universe action figures as the bases. If you're unfamiliar with the U-Foes, they consist of Ironclad, Vapor, Vector, and X-Ray. They were a fun project, and after you check out the pictures and description for Vector, you'll see just how much work went into them. Just click on each photo below to go to the corresponding page for that custom. Thanks for looking, and until next time! Thanks for looking everybody!
  10. To see more of this custom, visit ---> http://www.mintconditioncustom.com/custom-...men-movie-style Seeing as how The wolverine movie is set to come out next year, I felt it would be cool to put out a custom movie style Logan figure, in his civilian clothes. I didn’t intend for him to be based on any one movie. This is more of a general custom based on the look he had through all of the X-Men movies, so he could blend in to any X-Men movie display. I used what I considered the best parts to assemble the best possible movie style Logan figure I could. The head is from an X2 Claw Strike Wolverine (which is the best likeness to Hugh Jackman I’ve ever seen on an action figure), the torso is from a Diamond Select Toys Deluxe 50′s Angel, the legs, jacket, and jacket arms come from an X2 Battle Attack Logan, the bare arms, and interchangeable hands come from an X2 Street Fight Logan figure, and the dog tags come from a Sota Street Fighter Guile. First, I had to remove the Battle Attack Logan torso fromt he legs, then I had to do some dremeling to the 50′s Angel torso to make it fit over the waist swivel disc in the legs. Luckily, the DST Deluxe Buffy and Angel figures’ torsos are all soft resin, so with a little heat you can get this to work. And it makes removing the arms a breeze too. I just had to dremel out some space in the shoulder sockets, sand down the joint discs in each pair of the Logan arms, and now you can switch between both looks. I also modified the neck so his head could move up and down, in addition to turning left and right. I had to paint the exposed skin on the torso to match the bare Logan arms, and do the same to Logan’s face, since they were all three different shades of flesh tone, then I had to repaint Logan’s facial hair and stubble. I added some realistic shading to his tank top, glued the dog tags in place on the back of his neck, and that was that. Now he’s super poseable, and can be switched between two different distinct looks from the movies. He's also currently up on eBay for anyone who is interested. I won't post a direct link so as not to break any rules, but you can find him through a quick and easy search. Thanks for looking!
  11. To see more of this custom, visit ----> http://www.mintconditioncustom.com/custom-...an-movie-style/ I recently picked up the new 6″ Amazing Spider-Man movie figures, and while I think the figure has really great articulation, the paint job was severely lacking. The web lines on the suit weren't painted, and in fact almost no detail was really painted on the suit. The entire paint scheme was too "toyish" and didn't really match the movie, so I aimed to fix it. I repainted the entire figure, head to toe, giving him dark color washes, with dry brushed highlights to really bring out the sculpt. I outlined all the webbing on his suit, and lightly dry brushed some mithril silver on him, and then clear red and blue (where needed) to give him that slightly metallic look that he had in the movie. I also added powerful magnets in his feet so he can cling to any metal surface. He's now got a gritty, more realistic look to him that's all the more accurate to the movie portrayal. All of his web lines on his suit are filled in, so now he looks like he just stepped out of the movie, and now he's actually a "wall crawler"! Thanks for looking!
  12. Whoa what? Are you serious? They're not going to order anymore??? Why wouldn't they order more when they're selling so well? What's the point of making them exclusive to a store if the store is barely going to order any??? Every store I've talked to said they only had one case on order, but I assumed they were test cases so if I wasn't able to get them all at once I would have another chance later when they order more. But now I'm thinking they won't order any more at all.
  13. Here's my site: http://www.mintconditioncustom.com Look through it and let me know if you think my work is good enough for you, and if so contact me at: john.mintcondition@gmail.com I'd be happy to help you.
  14. You can see plenty of pics in my review that Jay Cochran posted on the main page. ;)
  15. Yeah, not gonna pay $200. I'm confident I'll find them. Literally every Walmart within a 50 mile radius of where I live was overflowing with Cap and Thor 6" movie figures. Some still have a bunch left that I bought up for fodder. I'll find these when they're out, buy the ones that I want right away, and not have to worry about it anymore. They won't be more than $15-$16 at Walmart guaranteed, so if you pay $200 for them on BBTS (not including shipping) you're more than paying double what you should.
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