This page will chronicle the making of a custom Banana Man Action Figure.

It all started when I had purchased a few Marvel Legends variants figures that I was going to sell for profit
on ebay. A horrible misunderstanding that is too painful to talk about resulted in these figures being opened.
But my loss has resulted in a great gain: a Banana Man action figure!

Don’t worry, no variants were harmed in this production.

We started with a Captain Marvel and Moon Knight from the Marvel Legends MODOK series.

Captain Marvel

Moon Knight

Step 1: The Cape

Tools needed: X-Acto knife, acrylic paint, sponge brush, Super Sculpey, craft glue

I used an X-Acto Knife to cut off the hood, and then I used a sponge brush
to apply some yellow acrylic paint so that you could not see any brush strokes.

A little bit of sculpey to make the cape clips, 15 minutes of baking, yellow
paint and then I glued them to the cape. I used E6000 craft glue.

Step 2: The Figure

Tools needed: Sauce pan, stove, Super Sculpey, sculpting tools

I boiled the two figures to soften up the plastic, and I popped the heads off.
Then I put Captain Marvel’s head onto Moon Knight’s body. After
that I took some Super Sculpey to form the boots and gloves.

Step 3: Bake

Tools needed: Stove or toaster oven

I used a toaster oven to bake the figure at 275 degrees for 15 minutes.
The joints were pretty stiff once it cooled so I carefully
moved the head, arms & legs to loosen them up.

Step 4: Paint

Tools needed: Acrylic paint, brushes

I used acrylic paint and painted the sculpey white as a primer.
Then I went in with yellow for the gloves, boots and belt.

I used a very small brush to get some details on the eyes.
A large brown dot, a smaller black dot, and then a really small white dot.

I painted the hair brown, and then went back in
with some white paint to add some highlights.

Finally, I painted a fine black line around the banana logo on the chest.

Step 5: Accessories

Tools needed: Acrylic paint, brushes, sculpey iii, oven, glue, scissors

Moon Knight had some nun-chucks, so I decided to make those into nan-chucks
which Banana Man actually did use in issue #2. I cut the tops nun-chucks so that I could
use the string and then I used yellow Sculpey III to form bananas. Bake, paint, and then glue.


Step 6: Packaging

Tools needed: Scanner, color printer, paper, x-axto knife, spray mount

I careful cut the original Moon Knight out of the package
on the bottom so that it hopefully won’t be too noticeable.
I scanned in the backing, and used Photoshop CS2 to modify it.
I then printed it out on 11×17 paper with a laser color printer,
spray mounted it onto the cardboard backing, and then used
an X-Acto knife to trim off the edges. Repeat for the other side.
For the stickers on the front I used the same method of using
Photoshop, cutting out the printout, and then spray mounting.

I also decided to keep the MODOK piece in there since I don’t know what else I could have put there.