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As much of a Marvel comic fan as I've always been, I've never been big on the costume thing. In some cases, it makes sense. Iron Man is the suit. Captain America is an icon. And Thor, I'm pretty sure wears what amounts to pretty regular clothes in Asgard, so that doesn't really count. But some of my favorite comics were that run in the 90's, when the X-Men weren't really bothering with costumes, and were just trying to survive. I've been thinking for so long that I'd really love to have figures of all my favorite Marvel characters, how I'd like to see them designed. And there's no better place to start than with the team that got me into comics, the X-men. I wanted to approach it trying to design outfits that I could imagine they'd wear, adding little nods to some of the things that were iconic about their costume when I could. While there's still some details I want to add for some of them, I thought it'd be fun to get some pictures.



I recently upgraded Wolverine to a new Phicen/TBLeague body. The ZC toys one was always kinda wonky and loose in the knees, and the Phicen stuff is just so much more fun to pose and play with, not to mention just how good it looks. At this point, besides a series of characters I've already been working on for a while, I just can't imagine going back to jointed bodies again.



I really love X-23, and since she's been introduced she's become one of my favorite newer Marvel characters. I'm still trying to figure out the right look for her, but I'm feeling pretty good about everything here, and feel like it's in line style wise with a lot of the type of stuff she's been drawn to wear.











I was instantly fascinated when Gambit 1st showed up back in X-men in 1990 (holy crap, I can't believe that was so long ago!), rivaling Wolverine for my favorite comic character at the time. I tried to keep all the iconic details, like the leather trench coat and the touches of purple in his shirt as a nod to his costume. I'm particularly proud of how repainting his eyes came out, since it was my 1st try at something like that. I'm still working on some resin energy effects for his cards, but think overall I nailed the look I was going for.







And Psylocke. I'm particularly happy with how the dress came together, since I wanted to design something that still referenced elements and the color of her costume, without being a costume. I actually think I could say she's finished, although I'd like to get a bunch more pictures.













So many more characters I'd love to work on, and lots in the works. Thanks for looking!
 

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As much of a Marvel comic fan as I've always been, I've never been big on the costume thing. In some cases, it makes sense. Iron Man is the suit. Captain America is an icon. And Thor, I'm pretty sure wears what amounts to pretty regular clothes in Asgard, so that doesn't really count. But some of my favorite comics were that run in the 90's, when the X-Men weren't really bothering with costumes, and were just trying to survive. I've been thinking for so long that I'd really love to have figures of all my favorite Marvel characters, how I'd like to see them designed. And there's no better place to start than with the team that got me into comics, the X-men. I wanted to approach it trying to design outfits that I could imagine they'd wear, adding little nods to some of the things that were iconic about their costume when I could. While there's still some details I want to add for some of them, I thought it'd be fun to get some pictures.



I recently upgraded Wolverine to a new Phicen/TBLeague body. The ZC toys one was always kinda wonky and loose in the knees, and the Phicen stuff is just so much more fun to pose and play with, not to mention just how good it looks. At this point, besides a series of characters I've already been working on for a while, I just can't imagine going back to jointed bodies again.



I really love X-23, and since she's been introduced she's become one of my favorite newer Marvel characters. I'm still trying to figure out the right look for her, but I'm feeling pretty good about everything here, and feel like it's in line style wise with a lot of the type of stuff she's been drawn to wear.











I was instantly fascinated when Gambit 1st showed up back in X-men in 1990 (holy crap, I can't believe that was so long ago!), rivaling Wolverine for my favorite comic character at the time. I tried to keep all the iconic details, like the leather trench coat and the touches of purple in his shirt as a nod to his costume. I'm particularly proud of how repainting his eyes came out, since it was my 1st try at something like that. I'm still working on some resin energy effects for his cards, but think overall I nailed the look I was going for.







And Psylocke. I'm particularly happy with how the dress came together, since I wanted to design something that still referenced elements and the color of her costume, without being a costume. I actually think I could say she's finished, although I'd like to get a bunch more pictures.













So many more characters I'd love to work on, and lots in the works. Thanks for looking!
Wow these are fantastic. I love your concepts and your figures. Which hand sets did you use for Wolverine?
 

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These are amazing! As a huge X-Men fan I'd say you've outdone yourself. The highlights for me are Gambit and Psylocke, they're perfect! Well done!
 

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Wow these are fantastic. I love your concepts and your figures. Which hand sets did you use for Wolverine?
Thank you so much! I'm pretty sure the hands used were knock offs. The claws are metal, and I grabbed them on ebay, probably about 2 years ago. But no complaints. I grabbed a second set just like them, cut them up, and used em for X-23 too.

Really cool figures!
Thanks much man!

These are amazing! As a huge X-Men fan I'd say you've outdone yourself. The highlights for me are Gambit and Psylocke, they're perfect! Well done!
Ah, thank you! That means a lot. Its been such a fun project, and I feel really good about how they've been coming out. So glad you dig them!
 

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Dear Reverend, this is quite a collection. I have my custom X-men clothed in their civvies for the same reason. With enemies like The Marauders, The Press Gang with the the magistrates, and the Sentinels, it seemed like the X-men couldn't ever catch a break. You've inspired me to get back to work on outfitting my lineup, so thank you for sharing these pics.
 

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Dear Reverend, this is quite a collection. I have my custom X-men clothed in their civvies for the same reason. With enemies like The Marauders, The Press Gang with the the magistrates, and the Sentinels, it seemed like the X-men couldn't ever catch a break. You've inspired me to get back to work on outfitting my lineup, so thank you for sharing these pics.
That's awesome! And thanks much Prowl. I totally agree. It's like the X-men rarely had time to go looking for trouble, since it always seemed to find them 1st. You'll definitely have to post pics of your X-men line up as well. I love seeing other people's takes on the characters, and how they approached customizing them, and which characters they chose to do.
 

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Man love your figures. I guess I never collected the costume version of these heroes, because I think the costume would not work in real life. they look great in the comics, but I would actually prefer it if they never wore the costumes. I think I am going to also do a version of the X-men in civilian clothes and not costumes. thanks for the great idea. I agree this would not work for Iron Man for obvious reason, Or Even Cap. but there are other Heroes this could also work for. again enjoyed the pictures thanks for sharing.
 

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Man love your figures. I guess I never collected the costume version of these heroes, because I think the costume would not work in real life. they look great in the comics, but I would actually prefer it if they never wore the costumes. I think I am going to also do a version of the X-men in civilian clothes and not costumes. thanks for the great idea. I agree this would not work for Iron Man for obvious reason, Or Even Cap. but there are other Heroes this could also work for. again enjoyed the pictures thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much Masamune! And you definitely should do some non-costumed X-men. It was one of the things that always felt so cool about them back in the day. The costumes felt like a big part of what made a lot of heroes who they are (Like you said, Iron man & Captain America), but just so not necessary with the X-men. Glad you like the pics!
 

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The Jim lee drawn X-men were always my favorite. I'd love to do civie clothes and more practical costumes that were muted yellows and blues. Your figures look great. I hope you do more. Would love to see your take on Rogue she was always my favorite.
 

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Well I'll just be damned if that's not some fine work.

Great work on them all, but I'm especially fond of the Wolverine. He's one of the characters that came along after I gave up comics for the opposite sex and cars, but he's appreciably badass even by my antiquated standards.

I will have to caution you against having too much fun, though. It can become habit forming.
 

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Well I'll just be damned if that's not some fine work.

Great work on them all, but I'm especially fond of the Wolverine. He's one of the characters that came along after I gave up comics for the opposite sex and cars, but he's appreciably badass even by my antiquated standards.

I will have to caution you against having too much fun, though. It can become habit forming.
Oh no! Too late man, because I am already well addicted to having way too much fun. And thanks much Dadrab! Yeah, Wolverine is the benchmark of badass that I think I've measured all comic book characters by since. And you should never have to make the choice between comics and girls! I found the secret is to find a girl who thinks access to your back issues is one of the perks of your relationship.
 

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The Jim lee drawn X-men were always my favorite. I'd love to do civie clothes and more practical costumes that were muted yellows and blues. Your figures look great. I hope you do more. Would love to see your take on Rogue she was always my favorite.
Mine too!!! Him and Chris Claremont doing the series together will always feel like the definitive X-men to me. And I definitely have more in the work. Been thinking of Jubilee, Colossus, and Rogue (because she's awesome!) soon.
 

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Love them! I love the impractical leather uniforms from the first trilogy so I'm working on completing the basic team by the end of the year.
 

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Looks like you knocked this one out of the park Rev.
Fantastic interpretation ! They're all excellent representations !
 

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Love them! I love the impractical leather uniforms from the first trilogy so I'm working on completing the basic team by the end of the year.
Thank you! I liked the leather uniforms from the movies. They had a really cool tactical look, and realistically practical or not, they looked really great! Totally looking forward to seeing them when you're done.

awesome... I like all of them... :thumb
Thanks much Ryudi!

Looks like you knocked this one out of the park Rev.
Fantastic interpretation ! They're all excellent representations !
Thanks so much apotheosis!

Very cool concept Reverend!! Gambit's punk hair style rocks!!!
Thank you! I came up reading X-men and listening to a ton of punk. And the X-men were definitely the team that seemed the most fringe and sub-cultural in the Marvel universe, and really struck that chord for me. I bet you Gambit has an excellent record collection!
 
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