Cyclops wore this costume from the 60's through the 80's so I needed to represent him twice in my collection to cover both the Neal Adams era and the John Byrne/Paul Smith years. I decided to altered one of them to add some variety. I really liked the paint scheme Hasbro used on the Dark Phoenix two pack version of Cyclops so I replicated it in the Marvel Legends scale. I started with evening out his yellow bits to get rid of that terrible, dirty looking wash, then I gave his blue areas a black wash and finished his lighter blue highlights with a blue paint marker.
A Custom A Day....
I began toy collecting as a hobby back in 1990 I have always had a
need for custom figures. Toy companies begin action figure lines, begin
to release individual characters to create teams and, more often than
not leave them incomplete. Many collectors find that custom figures
pollute their collection's authenticity by not being mass produced
creations from the toy companies that created the preexisting toy lines.
I disagree. I feel a quality custom action figure enhances a
collection and help create a complete picture.