View Full Version : Mego X-men- The way I always pictured them
Jun 17, '08, 8:12 PM
Been wanting to do X-men for years, since my first custom attempts in fact. Never got around to it. Then I saw what Brian Leitner was doing with his stuff, and it was so near to what I had in my head, I just bought a couple of his complete customs. Cyclops, Phoenix, Storm and Colosuss are all Brian. Jim Hampton did his Nightcrawler kit and it was another one that hit the mark for me, but being too busy to sew, I asked Brian if he had a Nightcrawler suit in the works. He did. All I had to do was paint the head. Finally the one I finished tonight and actually had to do something on... Wolverine. I wanted the brown version, that's the way I remember him and that's how he was on the X-team I'm most fond of. Brian was up to the challenge of the suit and I actually had to adapt boots, claws AND paint the head. Jeez, it's getting so a guy actually has to do something himself around here to make a custom! :biggrin:
I think the head for Wolverine came from Reproheads. Not quite sure. Someone sent me a few heads to paint a couple years ago then disappeared without paying, so I ended up with this one and liked it.
So here are the X-men I've always wanted. I didn't do much, but that doesn't make displaying them any less enjoyable!
nice set Dave... and Brian by default.
Jun 17, '08, 8:23 PM
Nice Dave love them
That's a Giant Size X-men set!
Jun 17, '08, 8:44 PM
Dave, this is unbelievably awesome. Can I ask how much you paid for these gems? You can offline me if you don't want to announce it. LOL
I would have paid top dollar also.
Brian Leitner is one of the reasons (next to Paul Clark) that gave me the fuel to get back into mego collecting and customizing many years ago. Brian is simply amazing and a total inspiration to me and my daughter.
Brian made a Sinestro and Powergirl costume for our figures. You can see them in my link to my custom figures. I don't think there is a person I have seen that can touch Brian's costume work. He has a gift that many of us struggle to capture.
Here's one for Brian Leitner!!
Jun 17, '08, 9:01 PM
fantastic..oops i mean uncanny!! :grin:
Jun 17, '08, 9:31 PM
Jun 17, '08, 10:34 PM
Aw Yeah X-Men!
Nice set, sir!
Jun 18, '08, 12:38 AM
Jun 18, '08, 1:32 AM
Oh yeah, now that is one sweet set ya got there, congrats to you and Brian
Jun 18, '08, 3:51 AM
Looks great, Dave. All you need is Banshee to round out that lineup.
Jun 18, '08, 4:41 AM
Doesn't matter that You didn't make them...You get to own them!!:wink: And they look GREAT! I especially LOVE Pheonix...I WANT ONE!!:grin: I'll have to get Brian to make me one.:yes:
Jun 18, '08, 5:22 AM
Talk about all-new and all-different! They look great!
Jun 18, '08, 7:25 AM
Awesome set. As Megoesque as you can get.
Yes, that is my Wolvie head and my personal favorite.
BTW, You need to add Thunderbird and Sunfire, too :)
Jun 18, '08, 7:51 AM
Oh, they are gorgeous!!!
Jun 18, '08, 12:38 PM
those are wonderful.
Jun 18, '08, 12:41 PM
Looks great, Dave, that's my default X-men team, too.
Jun 18, '08, 1:30 PM
I really like the Brown Wolverine. Very Nice. Congrats on the Set Dave.
Jun 18, '08, 4:27 PM
Jun 18, '08, 4:54 PM
some cool stuff, dave...great job to all who was involved...
Jun 19, '08, 8:08 AM
Looking good, Dave!
Jun 19, '08, 11:03 AM
Jun 19, '08, 8:50 PM
They look great, especially Wolverine. I always did like the brown costume better than the yellow and blue.
Jun 20, '08, 4:32 AM
I love your figs Dave----nice pic.
At closer inspection---that WOLVERINE suit is percision personified IMO---
the way Brian L integrated all the diffferent costume colors AND the flesh
so smoothly is a HUGE accomplishment
Jun 20, '08, 6:35 AM
What a great looking bunch of figures. You must be very happy Dave!
Jun 20, '08, 10:11 AM
fantastic set Dave....BTW, got the Scooby figures back today. Thanks!!
Jun 20, '08, 12:26 PM
We all know there are great customs being produced but in the last year or so the concetration of group efforts is simply amazing. Also, the amount of team sets of customs is really cool to see. From Dave's Star Wars to Derek's Scooby stuff . . . this is my favorite stuff to see!
Thomas deserves a mention for his Batman 66, monsters and authors!
Jun 20, '08, 12:33 PM
Hi, ironically I wrote a letter to Mego back in 1980. And, I asked them to consider a new lineup of WGSH figures. And, my choice was the X-Men. I was a big fan of Beast, and thought they could use the Hulk or the Thing body, but to no avail this did not happen. Too bad. Customs are all we have now, and there are some awesome ones out there.
Jun 20, '08, 12:51 PM
Beautiful! I have a Brian Leitner Wolverine in assembly now. This is exactly the type of X-Men collection I hope to complete one day.
Jun 20, '08, 8:53 PM
Nice.... These are awsome Man . I think you did a great job on the Wolverine and the Night crawler head. What did you make the wolverine claws from? I'm trying to make a wolverine also but can't seem to get the claw right. These are cool these are nice to see bacause these are the XMen I grew up with. Again very cool . These have inspired me to some day soon make my own. Thanks for shareing them with us . :smile:
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