"Meltman" prototype and questions
Posted in Custom Workstation
So I finished up my "Meltman" prototype a few days ago, and I'm not completely satisfied with how it came out.
For those who don't know, "Meltman" is from "Action League Now," a series of 5-minute segments featured on the 90's Nickelodeon show "Kablam." These segments were filmed in live-action, and the cast was made up entirely of - you guessed it - action figures.
This is what he looked like on the show. I have no idea how they made him - whether they did the same thing I did, or if they just threw a GI Joe into a frying pan:
I did a test run on one of the legs, and I thought it came out good. I Frankensteined together a complete action figure from some old spare parts, then sculpted on each piece with hot glue, and gave it a few coats of spray paint. (Yes, spray paint, I know, I'm new to this.)
Both legs completed, hanging to dry:
Pleased with the results, I gave the other parts the hot-glue-spray-paint treatment, and put it all together. As this was a test run, I hadn't done the head yet.
Lookin' a little "artsy" here accidentally - gotta love that sunlight!
Now I'm a little concerned with how the hot glue affects his articulation, as I didn't test-fit the parts together until they went under the paint. He looks a little bulky, and he has a little un-natural posture (a bit like C-3PO).
So what I wanted to ask was, does anyone have any tips on how to improve ol' Melty, or even alternate suggestions on how to make him?