Marvel Cinematic Universe Civil War Ant-Man
Marvel Select 7" scale
Bootleg 6.5" Ant-Man
Paints - Revell Aquacolor
Black 08 matt, costume & shoes
Black 07 gloss, wrist braces & belt
Purple Red 331 silk matt, costume panels
Dust Grey 77 matt, costume panels
Silver 90 metallic, buckles, belts
Paints - Tamiya
Tamiya X-10 Gun Metal - trim and helmet
Tamiya X-35 Semi Gloss Coat - the lenses of the helmet eyes
As many collectors are aware, following the cinematic release of Captain America Civil War a number of bootleg figures were released for the main characters in the movie. These were originating in China, but unlike a lot of bootlegs these were pretty nicely sculpted and articulated.
The majority were also in scale (or near enough) to the 7" Marvel Select figures from Diamond.
While I do not condone fake copies of existing figures, these bootlegs are not a direct copy of a released figure. They also represent characters not available in the 7" scale.
The Ant-Man figure in the Bootleg range is, like most of the others, a strong sculpt but let down by poor colouring on the paint job. The grey on Ant-Man was far too light, and the red too bright.
The figure was heated up and stripped down into it's individual parts. It was then repainted top to bottom - in the main with Revel Aquacolor Acrylic paint.
Once all the details were repainted, the figure was re-assembed and then was washed with some watered down black to dirty him up a touch and to add some depth to the panels.
Size wise he is probably 1/4" to 1/2" short, but that can be hidden in a display by using varying positions and adding height by standing Ant-Man higher up than say the official Select Captain America or Winter Soldier.
Ant-Man has now replaced the original Select Ant-Man in Team Cap for my Civil War display. With the official Cap and Bucky now lining up with custom Ant-Man, Falcon and Hawkeye - all that is left is to get a Scarlet Witch into the display.