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Looking for a sickle!

Postby Bigbonedstacks » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:12 pm

So I'm attempting a red son solomon grundy figure like one I saw on here but I've ran into a snag...I CAN'T FIND A SICKLE!!! I've been hunting everywhere for a sickle to work for him (I'm going to be using a MS grey hulk as a base) Does anyone know where I could find a sickle in the size I would need?
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Re: Looking for a sickle!

Postby Patraw » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:05 am

Off the top of my head: Bakugan: Battle Brawlers Deluxe Reaper, DC Direct Darkest Night Necron, or Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Scarecrow maybe? Even if you have a smaller scythe, you could modify it to increase the length of the shaft to accommodate a larger figure.

Sickles are also pretty easy to make from scratch--it's just a stick with a blade on it after all. A "classic" curved shaft is a little harder to make them a straight one, but, beyond that, it's not a difficult thing to fabricate. All you need to do is attach the blade (which you can cut out of any hard, flat substance) to a rod/shaft of some sort (a paintbrush or pen stem for example). You'll also get a much stronger bond if the blade has a tab that inserts into the rod, rather than just glueing the blade onto the surface of the shaft.

Here are some examples of some of the scythes I've made from scratch over the years:

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Re: Looking for a sickle!

Postby Green Skin » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:21 am

Patraw wrote:Off the top of my head: Bakugan: Battle Brawlers Deluxe Reaper, DC Direct Darkest Night Necron, or Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Scarecrow maybe? Even if you have a smaller scythe, you could modify it to increase the length of the shaft to accommodate a larger figure.

Sickles are also pretty easy to make from scratch--it's just a stick with a blade on it after all. A "classic" curved shaft is a little harder to make them a straight one, but, beyond that, it's not a difficult thing to fabricate. All you need to do is attach the blade (which you can cut out of any hard, flat substance) to a rod/shaft of some sort (a paintbrush or pen stem for example). You'll also get a much stronger bond if the blade has a tab that inserts into the rod, rather than just glueing the blade onto the surface of the shaft.

Here are some examples of some of the scythes I've made from scratch over the years:


Techinically those are scythes. I'm pretty sure he's talking about these:
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Re: Looking for a sickle!

Postby Patraw » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:32 am

Whoops, my bad! I guess I tend to look at them as being more-or-less the same thing, other than their length.

Still, what I said about making scythes from scratch applies equally to sickles, the handle is just shorter, and the blade more circular.

Let's see, McFarlane Toys' Animated Raven Spawn's accessories would probably work nicely:

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Re: Looking for a sickle!

Postby Bigbonedstacks » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:20 pm

That is almost perfect after doing a little digging on that figure i stumbled across its non animated counterpart and I have to say its near perfect!Image
I figure with a little putty and some heat to bend the blade to a lesser curve it could be exactly what I was looking for. Anyone have any suggestions for refining the shape of it any?
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Re: Looking for a sickle!

Postby Patraw » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:32 am

I actually was going to suggest the orignal Raven Spawn first, but, as you said you were using a Marvel Select Grey Hulk as a base, which is pretty big, I figured you'd probably want larger sickles, which is why I figured the animated one might be better (plus you get two of them). Oh yeah, by the way, the original Raven Spawn was re-issued in Spawn Reborn Series 3, with a black/red/white color scheme, which is probably cheaper than the original if you want to save some money.

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Re: Looking for a sickle!

Postby Bigbonedstacks » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:14 pm

You have a point I didn't think about the size of the sickle on the raven spawn. Do you know how big it is? Would it be too small for the MS hulk?
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Re: Looking for a sickle!

Postby Patraw » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:41 am

I own dozens of Spawn figures MOC, but, unfortunately, none of them are Raven Spawns, so, no, I couldn't say with certainty what size the sickles are, but, in general, Spawn figures are usually in the 6-7" range.

Michael Crawford reviewed the Animated Raven Spawn back in the day, his photos might give you some sense of the scale:

Spawn Series 30 (Animated Wave #1)
http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_122006a.htm

Spawn Series 32 (Animated Wave #2, this is the one with Raven Spawn)
http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_102907a.htm
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