Marvelous Custom Spotlight #4: Iron Spider-Man By Hunter R

Marvelous Custom Spotlight #4: Iron Spider-Man By Hunter R

Ryno - June 21, 2007
Welcome to the fourth edition of Marvelous Custom Spotlight where we take a very special in-depth look at an outstanding Marvel custom figure and the customizer who created it.

Today we are going to take a look at a Marvelous Iron Spider-Man figure by Hunter R. Come and gone has the days of Civil War but I think everyone will remember the Iron Spider-Man costume worn by everyone's favorite web-slinger. Just like Civil War, this costume design had readers split down the middle, famous or infamous? You decide, I know after looking at Hunter R's Marvelous Custom, I'm starting to like this costume a little better.

Here is what the customizer Hunter R had to share about his custom.

After the shocking events in "The Other" storyline, Peter received this new costume from Tony Stark to help him adjust to his newest developments, as well as giving him some high tech stuff! It also appeared in "Civil War" crossover as well.

I personally like this newly designed costume from Joe Quesada. The color of the costume has changed from the classic color blue and red into the Iron Man Theme color Yellow and Red with metallic looking.

Lets cut the crap. This figure was based on the Superposeable Spider-man from the Marvel Legends Urban Legends Boxset, which I think it was totally wasted the figure. Not to mention the head sculpt had ruined the entire figure, but the body is still a very good choice for any custom-made Spider-Man figures because of its articulation.

Here's how it was done.

1. First of all, I dipped the figure into the water and cleaned all the dirt and grease with detergents. Afterward, I used the paint remover (Gunze Sangyo GNZT112) to remove the paint from the figure.

2. Then I start doing some researches on the designs of the Iron-Spiderman and start basic ob the layout. By doing so, I have used add putty (Tamiya Epoxy Putty) on the head & body to build the new eyes, chest logo, wrist & malleolus.

3. Here comes the tricky part, I used some twisty tie wire that used in toy packing mixed with some epoxy putty to build the back claws.
This is where took me most of the time to do it since there weren't many pictures show the back of the costume, so I added some of my imagination.

4. Before begin to repaint the figure, I sprayed the surfacer (Mr. Surfacer 1200) on the modified figure. And then sprayed the flat base (Gunze Sangyo Topcoat Flat) to seal the figure.

5. When the flat base was dried, then I begun to spray the metallic red paint (Tamiya TS-18) on the body.

6. After that, I painted the golden color (Mr. Color No. 9) area carefully by hand.

7. To make it have a more metallic look, I spared "Clear Orange" (Tamiya TS-73) for overall highlighting.

8. And finally I sprayed the top coat clear (Mr. Super Clear) for protection & seal the paint.

Hunter R

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