Another early X-Men Evolution custom of mine, Nick Fury is more or less a reworked Logan figure. Logan was too short for Nick, though, so I had to slice apart his arms and legs, lengthening them with steel rods to give him more height. Most of the other elements, such as the patch and collar, were made from Kneadatite.

Anyone remember the old “Warriors of Virtue” line? It was a movie with these ninja-type kangaroo creatures. Anyway, there was this old man wizard type of character. For some reason I ended up with a dozen of these, and he’s proven surprisingly useful, even today! I sliced off the boots from this guy to give to Fury, and added every single shoelace using clear vinyl.

Speaking of, I actually did not handle to painting tasks for this figure. That was the work of fellow customizer Casimir of Inanimate Objects fame. Back when he and I were still a customizing duo, he felt frustration with the pair of X-Evo customs he had worked on, and I had no interest in taking on the whole roster of those characters remaining. Ultimately, we decided to experiment by splitting the chores. I would sculpt the customs and he would handle the painting duties, particularly since he was better at the Animated style of painting than I.

It actually saved a lot of effort for both of us in the end, although in the end we only managed to work through 2 characters before getting distracted with other projects. In hindsight, though, I appreciate his efforts far more now than I did then, especially the motivation he gave me to keep going with the rest of the X-Men Evolution line-up.

Created Summer 2003


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