Bark Skin Swamp Thing (Swamp Thing) Custom Miniature / Figurine
Custom #:29727
Name:Bark Skin Swamp Thing
Contest:Armor Up
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Swamp Thing
Date Added:May 24, 2011
Base Figure:Scratch Build
Height:2.60 inches
Snarling, Skinman swoops down through the air towards me, hatred burning in his feral eyes. Thanks to my armored Bark Skin form, I barely feel his needle-like teeth ripping at my shoulder as we collide. All the bat-like Un-Man gets for his efforts is a mouthful of moss and wood chips, which he angrily spits out, flapping out of reach again before I can return the favor with a blow of my own. While I am almost impervious to his claws and fangs in this state, such durability comes at the expense of mobility and speed. Skinman lands several hits for every one I score on him, but, if nothing else, a tree is patient--fatigue will soon slow Skinman's reflexes, and when it does, my sharp branches will be waiting to embrace him . . .


The idea for this figure came from THQ's 1992 Swamp Thing Gameboy video game (which is based on the animated television show, not the comic book). In said title, beating Dr. Arcane's Un-Men boss creatures will net Swamp Thing three different Bio-Restoratives, each of which grants him a new form which he can then assume at will. Deep within a pyramid in Egypt, the Un-Man Dr. Deemo guards the Bark Skin Bio-Restorative: once obtained, this natural armor reduces the amount of damage Swamp Thing takes from enemy attacks, however, he moves more slowly and cannot jump while it's active (presumably because a wooden body isn't terribly flexible). In the game, using the Bark Skin power doesn't alter Swamp Thing's appearance in any way, but I felt that just giving my Swamp Thing figure a wooden surface texture wouldn't be terribly exciting, so I decided to reinterpret things by sculpting him with a more extreme, tree-like body instead. I think the result looks pretty neat and intimidating, not to mention that all of those pointy branches would provide an additional layer of protection beyond the hardened hide itself--if I was an Un-Man, I'd definitely think twice before messing with Bark Skin Swamp Thing!


Newsprint, tissue paper, white glue, acrylic paint, wire twist ties, and two grains of sand.

4.1 cm/1.6 in. x 6.6 cm/2.6 in. (widest point x highest point)
Excluding branches, Swamp Thing is 4.3 cm/1.7 in. tall at the top of his head.
(*The numbers given assume a neutral standing pose; the measurements will vary depending on how the articulated limbs are orientated.)

Eight points: Shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees.

Three days: May 21-23, 2011.

User Comments
pock63 -
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Simply amazing
NeCrollector -
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I love your work, man.
It's so unique and beautiful!
jarasa1 -
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Patraw -
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Thanks for the comments and votes!
superarticulated -
Sunday, June 12, 2011
I think your links failed; I can't see any urls to copy, and I cannot click on the links.
chaosemperor -
Friday, June 3, 2011
This masterful piece could only have been concocted by one person, but if that wasn't enough this mind-blowing awesome piece get articulation on top of everything else!!!
Ole Jade Jaw -
Friday, June 3, 2011
Yknow what? I sat here trying to think of something to write, and I just couldn't wrap my head around the level of precision going on here. I've picked things bigger that this out of my nose, so I can't even begin to comprehend how something this awesome can possibly exist this small. Both incredible and unreal. T
fastfreddie -
Friday, June 3, 2011
Why hasn't anybody commented on this!!?! This is un-rucking-feal! The amount of detail in something so small is just leaps and bounds above anything else on here! It's like the chinese making those tiny ships and putting them in the small bottles or painting the Last Supper on a grain of rice! This is ridiculously breathtaking! There's only one master who can do this... Magnificent! TALK ABOUT IT!!!!
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