Custom MCU Figure – Smithsonian Suit Captain America (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”)

Hi world! As I am a stickler to screen accuracy, I have decided to create a custom figure of Captain America as based on his appearance during the final battle in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”.

When S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury was apparently assassinated by a mysterious operative known as the “Winter Soldier”, Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff uncover evidence that HYDRA had infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D., and that HYDRA plans to use Project Insight to eliminate millions of individuals who were considered as potential opponents. Working with new ally Sam Wilson to expose the conspiracy, the team was captured by HYDRA agents aided by the Winter Soldier, revealed to be Rogers’ old friend Bucky but brainwashed as a HYDRA assassin with no memory of Rogers. The team escapes with the help of S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill, and they regrouped at a secret facility to meet with the still-alive Fury. Learning that Project Insight was about to come online, Rogers decides that S.H.I.E.L.D., together with HYDRA, must be taken down. In preparation for the upcoming fight, Rogers suits up in his old WWII battle uniform, having “borrowed” it from its display at the Smithsonian.

Recipe:

The whole figure – Shield Blast Captain America from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

For reasons never explained onscreen, in the movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, Captain America’s WWII battle uniform on display at the Smithsonian looks different from the one he actually wore in “Captain America: The First Avenger”. The two main differences include the addition of a red band over the abdomen section, and the removal of the gun holster. The toyline for “CptA:TWS” did include a WWII battle uniform Captain America, but it was just a simple repaint of the same figure that was part of “The Avengers” toyline, with no alterations to reflect its onscreen appearance in “CptA:TWS”. So, when I was able to find an additional WWII Captain America figure, I did a simple custom to make him look as he appeared during the final battle.

From left: “Super Combat Captain America” from “CptA:TFA” toyline, “Rocket Grenade Captain America” from “The Avengers” toyline, “Shield Blast Captain America” from “CptA:TWS” toyline.

The onscreen appearances of MCU Captain America.
From left: “Captain America: The First Avenger”“The Avengers”, STRIKE Stealth uniform in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, Smithsonian WWII uniform in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”,“Avengers: Age of Ultron”“Captain America: Civil War”“Avengers: Infinity War”.
Additionally, in “Avengers: Endgame”, Steve Rogers wore the STRIKE Stealth uniform when the Avengers tracked down Thanos at the start of the movie. In the final battle, Rogers wore a slightly modified version of the uniform from “Captain America: Civil War”, but basically they were (nearly) of the same appearance.

Captain America and his team prepare to take down HYDRA and S.H.I.E.L.D. and disable the Project Insight Helicarriers.

Captain America and the Falcon are confronted by the Winter Soldier.