Ash (comic version) (Army of Darkness) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:13707
Name:Ash (comic version)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Army of Darkness
Creator:mister garbage  
Date Added:March 31, 2009
Base Figure:NECA Army of Darkness Ash
Height:7.25 inches
I had NECA's Ash in package since it came out, and since I've been trading off a lot of my non-articulated figures lately, but I really liked this Ash, I thought why not make it a custom? I love the versions of Ash that appear in the AoD comics, with Ash being really muscular and more hardened from fighting through time - so I went for a mix of the comic stylings.

I decided to see how far I could push myself with this thing. Instead of finding a base figure with abdominal articulation, I decided to cut apart the NECA AoD Ash and add my own. Merged Ash with a SMC Sandman figure using a lot of dremelling, drilling, and a metal pin. From the abs down is all Sandman with a bit of Milliput to fill the shirt area in. Sandman's pants were pitted pretty badly (okay for Sandman I guess...) so I did a wash with watered down Milliput a couple times to fill them in a lot. I left a little of them showing to serve as grit and grime from Ash's adventures

His arms needed to be pretty muscular, and NECA gave him wimpy-movie-Ash arms with long sleeves, so Doc Samson had to get a couple amputations. I lopped his right hand off at the wrist and added some bandaging and a magnet to the stump. Sculpted some tattered sleeve on the right side (as seen in comics) to show off his new physique. Had to smooth the sculpted short sleeve on the left arm and then find a way to insert those massive Doc Samson pegs into the little NECA arm holes. (I ended up slicing Ash from the shoulder down into the hole, boring it out a bit and the arms fit in pretty good. I then had to fill in the wounds with some Milliput to secure them.)

Next I had to find a chainsaw. I'd recently traded off my McFarlane Movie Maniacs Ash, so I was stuck, but a good board member from the Spawn forums sent me some random chainsaw for free (thank again Jutty!). Problem was that it didn't look anything like Ash's saw... Lopped off the rear handle, added a curved piece of metal for the side handle and a few bent bobbi-pins and a flat piece of metal for the top handle and voila. For the arm-attachment I used another strong magnet and the wristlets from DCUC's Orion.

Now for that mechanical hand... I could've used the NECA one, but it was tiny on his new arms/body. So I was faced with constructing my own. I cut the extra wrist off of SMC Demogoblin's right hand and used the wrist and back of LCBH Super Patriot's hand to make it look more mechanized. A small screw and a tiny bit of Milliput later it looked pretty good. Didn't need to add a magnet because the screw was attracted to the magnet in Ash's stump. I sculpted a watch on Ash's left wrist as well.

A LotR belt-strap-thing and Ash's original chainsaw starter-upper and a paint job or two and I called him done. He can still swap out for his alternate elongated face and other heads as well (waiting on a loose McF Ash and an S-Mart Ash from a boardie and he'll have plenty of heads to swap into).

Here's the shortened version of the recipe:

-NECA Army of Darkness Ash/head/accessories/chest
-ML Sandman crotch/legs/feet/abs
-HML Doc Samson arms
-SMC Demo-Goblin Right Hand
-LCBH Super Patriot gauntlet
-Chainsaw from ?
-Loud music

User Comments
NickyHavok1 -
Thursday, August 22, 2013
I think his arms are just a little TOO buff. But I like it.
mister garbage -
Thursday, August 22, 2013
circuit1 -
Sunday, March 21, 2010
This is great! I love the hockey mask and Freddy glove................Niiiiiiccceee
Goldenwolf -
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I Loved Army of darkness & I really Digg This Custom Nice Work You Did On ASH.
mister garbage -
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
he could be - for the right price. Sorry it took me forever to see this message.
CplHicks -
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This is so awesome!!!!
I just love this figure!!
Custom of the week from me.
Mostly Harmless -
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I am absolutley floored by this custom...Great work all around...Keep it up
mister garbage -
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Yeah, that stupid expression gets old after a while. When I get my new heads in and modded to fit I'll snap some other pics for y'all.
Thanks man (in the ant hill)! I made his arms big purposefully - to match the comic book super-hero Ash look. I'm happy with 'em. Glad you like!
I might do a Shaun of the Dead in a similar style (minus the musclular arms, of course). We'll see.
Thanks everyone for the feedback so far!
Madtinker76 -
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Hail to the King baby!
themanintheanthill -
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Now that is some serious work! Ash looks awesome, man. Just a great job all around. It's clear you put a lot of time and energy into this guy and it paid off big time. Don't sweat the arms; like you said, you're going for the "comic book" look and those arms, while pretty massive, work in that context. Also, I'm sure Bruce Campbell would be thrilled to be shown so buff! The sculpting is also very impressive; the torn sleeve and the texture of the shirt are excellent. All of the magnet work is above and beyond, pushig an already-killer custom into the next league. This guy is 100% "Groovy'!
Zyddian -
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Looks great... My only suggestion would be different arms... These seem a bit to bulky...
Unknown User -
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The figure looks great Mister, it's a shame the company who made the ash figure set his facial features looking to his right side instead of forward. Looks like it limits your angles to take photos or posing him in other positions.
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