Need suggestions: need a big fat figure for a custom
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Need suggestions: need a big fat figure for a custom

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Hi, I barely post here, but I need some help. I make Dragonball Z custom figures, and I am going to have to go outside the DBZ product line to find a suitable base for the character I want to make. The character is Ox King, and he looks like this:


Somebody I know made one from a Marvel Legends King Pin (see below), but the proportions aren't right to me. It's too tall looking or not stout enough.


I want to find a figure that is between 6 and 7 inches tall (no taller) and about 3.5 inches wide at the shoulders AND hips. Can anyone help me with some recommendations? I only know DBZ figures and figures I owned as a kid.

I thought about maybe buying the orange monster from Space Jam, but I don't think he's tall enough and the hands are so large I wouldn't be able to reuse them and I'd RATHER not have to sculpt hands from scratch if I can avoid it.


One other thing is, to make him fit in with DBZ, I don't want a bunch of articulation. I just want maybe shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and that's about it. Can anybody help me with some ideas and suggestions? I don't care what the character is wearing as I'll sculpt from scratch.

Posted by Branjita
on Monday, December 5, 2011
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Clif52 -
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Is Mr. Incredible from the Incredibles movie to heroic or maybe Homer Simpson? Homer usually has molded in pants. Another project that could use the 3D printer/rapid prototyper for making figures. I'm thinking about producing generic action figures in different body types sometime in the near future.

Clif
RedRebelCustoms -
Friday, December 16, 2011
Actually, Panda is short. Your pic contains an angle that foreshortens Clownface, hmm, not sure that's a word.
Branjita -
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Whoa! 7? Wow, that's pretty big. I guess Panda is pretty useless for me then? Is she taller than 4.25? Ox King at 7 inches would be my tallest DBZ figure by about half an inch, but I think that's almost perfect. Worse comes to worse, I could take a little bit of height out of the sneakers since they are kinda tall.

I'll see if I can find the guy trading the figure!
Darththomas -
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Quick heads up bud, Shapp has a clownface on his trade thread, just thought I'd let you know
RedRebelCustoms -
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Wasn't really looking to get rid of the set but I measured him as 6 1/2" at the shoulder and a total of 7" with the neck and head!
Branjita -
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Measurements would be great. I basically just need the body minus the head, don't need the accessories at all. You could cut off the stuff on the belt and keep that stuff if you want it. What would you want for the figure if you have everything?
RedRebelCustoms -
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Small world. I happen to have an unopened box set. LOL. I probably have one in fodder too. I love parting this guy out. I've made quite a few customs with pieces of Clownface. I will check the height tomorrow if noone beats me to it!
Branjita -
Monday, December 12, 2011
That's a funny coincidence, you're the same person who is asking me about DBZ heads on ebay I think LOL, my username on there is rucarcrazy2. You just won my Raditz head today I think?

That's a great suggestion, but I think I'm stuck on the boxy, unrealistic body shape of clownface or something similar. This guy is a bit too real-life Ox King instead of cartoon/anime style. The arms on Clownface practically have me sold on him.


The old DBT forum is totally messed up and has been for about a year or two. The DBT Proboards site has been around awhile but it was poorly advertised and so it slowly dwindled down to only about 25 active posters. I wasn't even active til recently.

There's a great range of non-DBZ figure experts on this site that I never would have found on DBT.

Anybody have any closer suggestions to anybody else built like a tank who is wearing pants than this?


If anybody actually owns Clownface and Panda, I'd love it if someone would provide me measurements of both Clownface and Panda's heights to the nearest 1/8". The width of Clownface's shoulders would be excellent help too.
RedRebelCustoms -
Monday, December 12, 2011
I'm gonna agree with the wwe styled wrestlers but suggest Earthquake from Jakks Pacific made around the same time as their DBZ line of figures or Typhoon. Both figures havebthe beard, bulk, articulation, and shorter legs that would make a great Ox King. Clownface would be cool but I would think the articulation was more than you had wanted. $25 is going to be the norm for the figure. Unless you get it as fodder. I'd love to see the finished piece. I noticed the DB Proboards/ Custom site has been moving their customs around because of managing issues. Thought we may see some DBZ style traffic here.
Branjita -
Monday, December 12, 2011
Wow! Great suggestions. I'd have to do a lot of sculpting with Mark Henry, which isn't a bad thing, because he's about the right body type I think. JBL on the other hand... it's a good thing Irwin already made the perfect Yamcha in suit figure otherwise I would have already clicked buy it now on one of them!


Right now I'm currently looking into using a Marvel Clown Face figure. From what I gather, he's around 6 to 6.5 inches tall which is perfect, and he's basically the size of a The Thing figure which is even more perfect. He's even wearing pants instead of spandex, so that helps as maintaining knee articulation if I sculpt pants onto bare legs would be a harder task. I'll have to widen his legs for sure, but it's a very nice base. I hope to find one for a more reasonable price than those currently on ebay.


As an added bonus, the arms totally look DBZ style and the girl might even be DBZ size as well making her useful for another custom. I need to get someone to measure them for me.
Goldenwolf -
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Maybe mark henry or JBL in suit from the wwe line of figures he's a big guy and swapping parts shouldent be too hard so that you wouldent have to sculpt and the JBL figure is in a suit so you might only have to sculpt his belly and swap his arms and head but there are a few guys in the trade forum on here that have wwe figures and parts also their is a wwe team the highlanders that might be a good head for him with some modding .
Hope this helps it's just another option.
Branjita -
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
That looks like an awesome option! I'll have to see how much he goes for on ebay.
Darththomas -
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Hows about this guy, The Hun from Teenage mutant ninja turtles. Looks big built to me and he doesn't have a whole ton of articulation.



He's only 5 inches though but you could probably make the legs a little longer.
Branjita -
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The blob has a bit too much gut since Ox King isn't technically fat, he's just extremely stout and about 7 feet tall. The blob's arms would be perfect, but his shoulders aren't wide enough and he's too pear shaped.

I guess when I said "big fat figure" I should have said "need someone who is square and built like a tank".

This Thanos guy is a bit closer to the body type I guess I need.


It'd be a little bit easier to modify something a little less superheroish though because I don't need/want rippling biceps muchless spandex pants really. Any other ideas? I thought about maybe looking at ebay for figures of wrestlers, but I don't know any names...

Anything else built about like this guy without ridiculous gloves and enormous boots and stuff I'd have to work like heck to remove?


Are there any really wide Batman characters from the line a few years back? I have a figure from some unknown Batman line that is about the right height that I'm going to be using for a different character. If there's some big buy from that product line, I bet that'd work. You can see the purple Batman in this pic:
ryuskrew -
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
I second this. Blob's pretty wide (obviously) and he's got a pretty cartoony look to him, so that'd be great for making a Dragonball custom out of.
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