All of Scorpion's ridges were filled with putty then sanded. This took forever and was totally boring. I wish they would release this body sculpt without the ridges, but ah well.
With the fin running from his head to his arse it meant that he would lose his neck articulation, but the commissioner didn't mind that at all. I could have tried some flexible options with latex etc. but we wanted to keep it simple.
In the end his fin was made from.... *drum roll*.... the plastic tub that you get your chinese curry in. I love these tubs. They are so versatile, although I use them mostly as paint palettes.
I didn't notice at first but this custom involved sculpting ears! AAAARGH! I hate em! I have no idea what their structure is meant to be. It's just a shape with random squiggles in it, and that bothers me. Curse you Nature!
His ears and fins are all fully sculpted.
It really didn't go well at all. It was similar to my Dormammu custom but the hot glue wasn't playing for me, and I had to call it quits in the end.
I was pretty disappointed but there's really only so much stress with LEDs, hot glue and battery packs that one guy can take.
I'm currently working on:
Tiger Shark is a lesser known villain. He's water based and just kind of a shark-man. A straightforward custom, but some points to watch for are the spines up his legs and arms and also the fin that runs from his head to the base od his spine. He's also fairly tall and muscular.
I opted for Scorpion as a base figure.
The commissioner wanted Hercules to be much taller than the figure already produced by Hasbro. Finding a base figure with Demi-God proportions meant that I had to look in the oddly proportioned world of anime figures for inspiration.
I settled on T. Hawk from Street Fighther as a base. His upper body is huge and he towers over other 6" figures. His legs will prove challenging as they are much more heavily clothed than Herc's.
The commissioner wanted this guy to be huge. I opted for a 12 inch figure a base. The figure has been used in some other customs but I felt that the faces always let them down a bit (no offense meant to those who made the customs of course). The base figure's face is very stylised and too demonic for the Hulk, in my opinion.
And that's a whooooole lot of green paint.