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Saturday, April 1, 2017

CUSTOM MARVEL LEGENDS DOMINO TOY BY DSNG!

I recently created a Domino Custom toy, based on the female Marvel Legends Captain Marvel frame. A few close pals have seen teasers of this project. And now, after completion and cleaning up the rest of the batch of pics in Photoshop, I decided to share them with everyone.

The classic Marvel Legends Epic Heroes Domino toy that dates back to 2002 isn’t a very good looking figure [even though it came with a lot of cool guns], and the current Marvel Legends line is yet to revamp Domino. Thus a lot of customizers have been making their versions of her, over the years.

This pic series will be divided into two articles, since there are almost 30 images. The first article, this one, will feature only Domino, and the second set will feature Domino, Cable and Deadpool.

Created back in 1992, Domino, whose real name is Neena Thurman, is a sexy gunslinger / merc. And she has probability altering / jinxing powers, which help to survive in a fight against all odds… it’s like the dice is always rolled in her favor at the end of the day, regardless of how beat-up & battered she gets. As a super hero, she was created as a result of a failed attempt to duplicate the Captain America super-soldier serum… I think. In terms of her appearance, she has black hair and white skin [the permanent results of the experimentation upon her entire body]. And she has a distinct birthmark placed over her left eye, like a large oval dot. And truthfully, she is a Gothic character… just like Batman is Gothic character [just face the facts guys: Batman wears grey & black, he thrives in darkness, he has black hair and he constantly works underground in a dark cave filled with black vehicles, extra dark costumes, black bat-weapons and diverse combat relics].

Anyway, as a team-based character, Domino has been linked to the X-Force team, along with Cable [the initial team leader], Deadpool, Fantomex, Warpath, Psylocke, Puck, Wolfsbane, Bishop, Archangel, Wolverine and others [the roster has changed a lot from the 1990s to the 2000s]. In terms of romance, she’s been linked to Wolverine, Cable and Colossus. But in general, Domino is almost like a loner.

This Domino custom toy used some modified accessories from a Nick Fury toy [her gun holster and two of her smaller handguns, along with the machinegun added to her back via a magnet]. Her two larger handguns, which looks like 0.45-inch caliber guns, came from an extra Deadpool toy that I had. And her upheld right-hand machinegun came from a Scourge toy, while her grasped left-hand semiautomatic Mack10 handgun was custom made. The dagger located down at her boot was from the Deadpool toy as well, but I had to make the custom dagger’s holster and the two custom gun holsters that are glued to her hips.

 

 The skin-tone of her body was made from Vallejo Model Air Light Sea Blue paint, heavily mixed with plain White paint. I didn’t want to paint her skin just plain white, since I figured that a very light-blue skin-tone would allow for “white highlight camera flashes” when the photo session takes place.

  

 

And her hair was given some dark-blue highlights. Speaking of her hair, I sculpted her curved / swirling hair strands on top of the standard Carol Danvers hair [which was short and blonde], before I painted it with a base-coat of Tamiya Black paint. Her belt and belt accessories were all custom made, while  her boots were from the Mockingbird toy, although I sculpted over them and added more straps & details. And I glued the final gun holster onto her right boot.

As usual, I upgraded her features, so my Domino is thicker / more busty than the standard mold. I was inspired by a variety of costumes and other toy customs made by some artists that I respect, and I like how this action figure turned out.
Enjoy and stay tuned for more, coming later this week!

Edit: Part 2 of this gallery with more of Deadpool and Cable is over Here!

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