Non-TF: DC Collectibles Swamp Thing

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  1. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    At this point, pretty much the only time I pick up the brushes is for a Swamp Thing figure. This time, it's the DC Collectibles Swamp Thing. This figure has a great sculpt, but an absolutely boring deco.

    I decided to spruce one of mine up a bit. He got a drybrushing with a less drab green as a base, brighter green highlights, and varying shades of brown accents. All paint used is the Folk Art acrylic. The foot design doesn't lend itself well to stability, so I also made a couple of stands to give the figure a little more height and also less chance of toppling over.

    As always, comments and critique are welcome!
     

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  2. shiftypenguin

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    Fantastic work! I love the stands you made for him.
     
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  3. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Thanks! I seriously don't understand the foot design on this figure. The stands were a must!

    Swamp Thing is my favorite comic character, so I love adding a new custom to my collection in the office!
     
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    Nice, I made a Swamp Thing out of a Man Thing it had so much sculpted detail but no paint
     
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  5. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Thanks! Did you use the recent BAF Man-Thing? I have that one as well and have been thinking about doing the same thing...
     
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    How long did it take you to paint this?
     
  7. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Since I didn't use a base coat, the entire thing took roughly an hour and a half. The acrylic paint I used dries really quickly.
     
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    Yeah, I tried one then did another, that 90's Swamp-Thing face and head is hard to get right.

    I made my second try even less Man-Thing like by peeling off more of that grass fringe.
     

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    Looks great! I'm definitely going to get that guy on my list of Swamp Thing customs for the near future.
     
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    Yeah, a new head is all you really need but I wanted it to look less Man-Thing.
     
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    ah thanks for the answer.
     
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    Awesome. He looks like the Lockdown of DC action figures. Is there any chance any of the paint you used will fluoresce under a black light?
     

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