4/28/09

"(DON'T FEAR) THE REAPER"

This custom took me awhile because I wanted to have a cloak for him before I showed the final piece.
I looked for a long time to see if I could just buy one or use one from another action figure line like star Wars.
I then got the idea to have one made via my good friend Heather but as she was making one for me I came across a used toy shop that had the perfect cloak already made on a 12 inch size Star Wars Jawa figure.
I was also looking for the perfect Scythe for Death also and that came from a NECA Resident Evil 4 - Monk figure.
The base figure is a Playmates Skeleton Warriors Shriek, and what I did to change it into Death was:
Break off her crown, pull out the hair, fill in the holes left by pulling both out, sculpt new details into the skull, take out the gold eyes, cut off Arm bracelets, cut off her cape, cut off plastic dress around waist, broke off knife holder, sanded down bands around legs, sanded down breasts, & sculpted a new rib cage on the chest area.
For painting I first painted the entire figure white then second I did a yellow draw wash coat on the figure, then I repeated the process with black paint detailing the sculpting from the original figure more along with my new additions to the toy, I also went over the figure a few times touching up the black lines in the skulls cracks, face, eye holes, and around the ribs.
I based the look of the figure on his appearances in both the Archie TMNT Adventures & Mutanimals series trying to mix the 2 the best I could.
This was a very fun figure to make as it was an idea I've had for a very long time and did one back in my teenage years but it doesn't even come close to this version.
It's always fun to see how far you've grown as an artist by looking back at your past work and comparing it to the things you're currently doing.
I do have more planned for Death so keep an eye out for some customs that will go along with him.

3 comments:

~ tOkKa said...

☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠ ☠

-->> ... o sh8t ..



more menacing than i thought.

Spitfire Images said...

You did a lot of work on this and it shows. It looks great. It's also very cool to see your process.

Hero_UK said...

Death had his own comic?
and who is that cavegirl?