Grendel (Batman - Arkham Origins) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:62781
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Batman - Arkham Origins
Date Added:June 22, 2014
Base Figure:Batman Arkham Origins Deathstroke
Height:6.75 inches
Completion Time:8.00 hours
My first custom. Inspired by the Grendel clans in War Child. I sculpted Green Stuff (probably the last time I use it, Apoxie Sculpt is way easier to work with) over Deathstroke's eye and filled in some of his helmet, then sanded it as smooth as possible. Painting revealed a few imperfections but in the end I came to think of them as scoring marks from battle. I did, however, tone down the crazy amount of battle marks DC had on him. Did a total repaint on the body. Took off the scabard on his back and ditched the accompanying sword. Highlighted the metallic parts with furniture polish to give it a sheen. For the fork I used the stick that came with Deathstroke and added sanded down bobby pins for the blades. Super glue and a little more Green Stuff to anchor them on. The cloth was a piece of an old black hoodie stiffeneed with a 50/50 water and Elmer's glue mixture. The paint for this was Citadel . I estimate actual time spent on this at around 8 hours give or take over several weks as I had time. Time spent staring at it in various stages of completion and obssessing about it...way too much.
Conceived of by myself with a lot of encouragement, guidance, and mentoring from Samhain.

User Comments
NeCrollector -
Monday, June 23, 2014
NICELY done! Welcome!
czuga -
Monday, June 23, 2014
Thank you, wish I'd started years ago. Better late than never, though.
Ole Jade Jaw -
Monday, June 23, 2014
Nice start!! Careful who you take advice from though......
Davey Blaze Customs -
Monday, June 23, 2014
Welcome to The Realm!!! Very cool idea and great work, he Looks awesome! I noticed in your description you were planning to give up "green stuff". I advise instead keeping both Apoxy Sculpt and Green Stuff in your customizing arsenal. Apoxy Sculpt is better for most sculpting and ease of use, but when you are sculpting something that might hold up better with a little "give", like Batmans "ears" or something similarly small and fragile that could snap off easily, or really anything where give is a plus, I find it's good to use the green stuff for those. Just my advice!
czuga -
Monday, June 23, 2014
Thanks, I'm not throwing it out just yet. As soon as I said that I started thinking of uses for it, lol. Ain't that always the way? Really appreciate your input. thanks for commenting!
Drone-90 -
Monday, June 23, 2014
Welcome fellow new comer!! What an inspired base choice, it looks perfect.
czuga -
Monday, June 23, 2014
Thanks for the kind words, great to be here!
czuga -
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Thanks guys for the comments and the welcome. Glad you are digging it. Glad to be here.
SAMhain -
Sunday, June 22, 2014
This came out better than I could've imagined. You hit a home run for your first custom Zuga. Wait till everyone sees what's coming next.
KoolMisfit -
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Bad-Azz Grendel! WELCOME!
Banner/HULK Inc. -
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Welcome to the realm, what a great idea for the base figure. This is one of the coolest Grendel customs I've seen!
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