Experimental Squid Lice Mandiabla (Misc) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:17349
Name:Experimental Squid Lice Mandiabla
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Misc
Date Added:September 21, 2009
Base Figure:N/a; Scratch Build
Height:0.90 inches
Wriggling abominations seen in Konami's 1991 Operation C Gameboy video game (the 'C' stands for 'Contra'). These monstrous organisms were genetically engineered by Black Viper, presumably by mixing alien DNA with that of Earth insects. Experimental Squid Lice Mandiabla can only be encountered in the fourth stage of the game, where they crawl forth from the walls to attack Contra operative Corporal Lance "Scorpion" in great numbers. In close quarters, these mutant arthropods can easily slice an adult human's legs out from under them with their pincer jaws. Fortunately, they're relatively slow, so this unpleasant fate can usually be avoided, so long as there is room to maneuver around them. Unfortunately, the creatures can also strike from a distance by vomiting up pairs of floating acidic spores that dissolve flesh on contact.

Newsprint, Kleenex, white glue, wire twist ties, nail polish, and acrylic paint.

8.1 cm/3.2 in. x 2.3 cm/0.9 in. (widest point x highest point)

Two points: Pincer jaws.

Two days; September 19 and 20, 2009.

User Comments
wesr -
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I save pics of all your stuff so I can get ideas so I may end up making a cactaur or two. Still trying to find dinosaurs to turn into chocobos lol.
Patraw -
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Madtinker76/sephiroth: No, I'm sorry, but I haven't made any tutorials, nor do I plan to do so in the forseeable future. The best advice I can give you is to experiment and practice--that's how I learned 95% of all the stuff I know about sculpting. It can be instructive to see what approaches/techniques other artists use, but, ultimately, personal experience is the best teacher.
Yeah, these guys remind me of those critters that Kahn sticks in the guys' ears too in Star Trek 2.
asch: No, I wasn't thinking about making a diorama here, although I do have an idea for a Contra diorama/play set that I would like to sculpt someday. I just thought I'd stick some military-looking figures in the large shot to add a bit of the Contra magic to the proceedings.
sephiroth: Cactaurs are pretty easy to sculpt, they're really nothing more than a collection of cylinders if you break them down to their basic shapes.
CplHicks -
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I loved that game as a kid!!!!
This is awesome!!!!!!!
MOAR vintage video game customs!!! MOAR!!!
wesr -
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
lol. That's one of the best startrek movies. Sadly I can't watch it thanks to the vcr being dead. I'd love to be able to do some of the things like this to go with my game inspired customs. A cactaur would be great for the FF stuff I do lol.
Madtinker76 -
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I keep asking him for one, I think we could all benefit from it. Is it me or do they kinda look like the things from Startrek 2 that go in your ear and control you?
Holy Cow! I was thinking the same thing but I wasn't sure anyone would catch the reference.. I had nightmares about those dang things.
wesr -
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I keep asking him for one, I think we could all benefit from it. Is it me or do they kinda look like the things from Startrek 2 that go in your ear and control you?
zebramatt -
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Madtinker76 -
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
great job, Gives me the creepy crawlies just looking at it.. have you done a tutorial on your technique?
asch -
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
realistic one, I am happy to see action, You were thinking about making diorama? whole scene from some nintendo game? that would be awsome!
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