Ghirahim (Legend of Zelda) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:45569
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Legend of Zelda
Date Added:December 28, 2012
Base Figure:Shocker Toys Indie Spotlight Shadow Hawk
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:50.00 hours
Articulation:21 points
"Furious! Outraged! Sick with anger!"

Presenting the Demon Lord Ghirahim from the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
This custom was inspired by the release of Figma Link. Skyward Sword is my favorite game, and there's a curious lack of customs from said game on FigureRealm, so I decided to make this guy. Ghirahim is made of a Shadow Hawk base because almost no other 6 inch scale figures are skinny enough. Even so, I had to sand down Shadowhawk's Liefeld pecs. Painting was also a big learning curve. Getting his skin tone right and consistent wasn't easy. My biggest problem was the diamond patterns, as my masking tape didn't really do its job at all. I also tried my hand at sculpting heads for the first time, and it wasn't the total catastrophe that I feared it would be. Never underestimate the power of YouTube tutorials.
At the end of it all, I learned a lot making this custom, and had fun doing it. I plan on making his second form and final form (spoilers?) in the future.

Here's the recipe:
Base: Indie Spotlight ShadowHawk (sanded-down chest)
Head: Indie Spotlight ShadowHawk (cut, sanded, then completely sculpted over with apoxie sculpt.)
Hands: Venom from the first series of Spider-Man 3 figures ( webbing sanded down, left-over gaps filled apoxie)
Gloves: Pencil grippers attached to the forearm with apoxie
Belt: Apoxie and craft jewel.
Earring: Craft Jewel painted blue.

User Comments
Nuke -
Saturday, December 29, 2012
great figure! he looks very good, I like the body it fits the look from the game really well. I know there isn't many customs from Skyward Sword (or TLOZ at all) in here but at least I'm working on a ganondorf right now, tough it's from Ocarina of time. and I would love to try and make a custom from the last boss in skyward sword
MrBenibo -
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Thanks! It's actually funny that you mention Ganondorf and Demise. I started working on a Demise custom in July, but school started up. It's Christmas break, and I'm actually at an extremely tedious part of the custom. Long story short, this Ghirahim is in part a product of me procrastinating on Demise.

As for Ganondorf, I'm planning on doing a pre-OOT version of him soon. I'm still struggling with finding the right head (and hands) for the figure. Any suggestions? (Maybe a PM would be better)
NeCrollector -
Friday, December 28, 2012
Looks great!
MrBenibo -
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Group customs -
Friday, December 28, 2012
SWEEET!!! Love the job you did here!
MrBenibo -
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Thank you! *Beedle's voice*
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