The Phoenix Force is heading towards Earth, devouring entire planets in its path. The Avengers wish to stop it, fearing that it will destroy the Earth. Cyclops believes it to be a force of rebirth that will bond with the mutant messiah Hope Summers to restore the mutant population. Captain America arrives on Utopia, backed by a helicarrier full of Avengers, and demands that Cyclops allow him to take Hope into protective custody. Cyclops refuses, blasting Cap into the ocean. With this, the X-Men and the Avengers go to war over the fate of Hope and the Phoenix.
Iron Man uses a giant powered suit he designed with Hank Pym in an attempt to stop the Phoenix Force, attacking it just as it is bonding with Hope. The Phoenix is unexpectedly broken into five shards, causing Cyclops, Emma, Magik, Colossus, and Namor to become possessed. Cyclops is angered, declaring that the Avengers have interfered with the Phoenix's plan to gift Hope with it's power, and as a result the will of the Phoenix must be done by them.
The brief for this custom was, not to use the existing Cyclops figurine by Eaglemoss, but to choose a different one. I wanted a slim figure, one with attitude, and poise. The Nightwing figurine from DC was perfect for this!
To prep him I needed to remove his batons, and hair, followed by using some Milliput to hide the holes in his hands.
I started the sculpt with the visor, then the ear pieces, carefully carving the eye slit. this was followed by the double boot straps, and finally the armour on the shoulders, which I built from the centre of the chest outwards towards the shoulders and neck.
Chaos Black, and Blood Red for the costume, with Shinning Gold for the visor, and Elf Flesh for the skin. Shading was obtained on the red by using Blue Ink, Red Gore, and more Blood Red on top.
Cyclops (Phoenix Force)
The following photo's are of the basic stages used in applying the paint effects on Cyclops.
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