Here's my prime custom group shot. There are a lot of accessories and greeblies yet to add to some of them, so they're a bit incomplete, but here's my start....
Special Tactics and Recon group, or SPECTREs (Yes, I stole that from Mass Effect and don't care!) is a special sect of the United States Government so far in the dark, even official agencies such as the FBI, CIA, ATF, and Secret Service are unaware of their existence. This is the group that gets sent in to do that which the rest of the World considers villainous and murderous, yet no one has ever seen (or lived to tell about it) them in action. The World considers many of the happenings across the globe to be that of chance, circumstance, or accident. However, more often than not, when a rebellion needs to be quelled, when a treacherous National leader needs to be removed, when Order needs to be restored to Chaos, The Council sends out the SPECTREs. While incredibly little is known about the SPECTREs (Even S.H.I.E.L.D. has no clue of their existence. Wolverine has suspicions of their activities as far back as the Civil War, but even he couldn't confirm it!), even less is known about them individually amongst themselves. They accept their outfit for what it is; a group of enhanced super humans willing to do anything necessary to complete their assignments.
Pictured left to right are Takedown, Flashpoint, Lifestar, and Apparition
Close-up of Takedown and Flashpoint
Close-up of Lifestar and Apparition
Takedown: Takedown has enhanced strength and durability with rapid healing capabilities, but little is known about the suit of armor he wears. His skin and bones are known to have a density similar to hardened steel, but no one has ever seen him outside of his armor. Fearless and arrogant, Takedown is that which goes bump in the night with his massive hammer or lethal kitana.
I've got quite a ways to go on his armor yet, though obviously the primary will be a matte black finish. I'm planning on going with green and gold accents.
The body is from a Power Rangers Samurai figure and a head I bought awhile back from Slayer Design Studios. Simple head swap, but I like where it went immediately.
Flashpoint: Flashpoint has the ability to create and manipulate electrically charged flames in a variety of ways, from focusing into projectiles or flight. Flight speeds are unconfirmed, but believed to be sub-light. Temperatures of his flames have reached 26,000 kelvin. The early onset of his powers resulted in horrible disfigurement of his hands and feet, which is why he wears mechanical constructs over them, helping him focus them at higher intensities without harm to himself.
Again, I've got a long ways to go with them. Being a Black-Ops squad, I feel they need to have overly Black uniforms with individual accents of color. Flashpoints will be orange and yellow. The body is a MU Cyclops with Extremis Armor Iron Man hands and lower legs. Head is a DC super hero (I can't place off the top of my head, Firestorm I think?) I had also gotten from Slayer Design Studios.
More to come!