Kruger lives long past his natural life by drinking in the misery he causes and the fear he generates. He Lives for the sheer terror in the eyes of his victims as they face their inevitable deaths at his merciless blades.
-A "Cinema of Fear" Series Freddy Kruger figure (From A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: "Dream Warriors" film)
-A DC Universe Sinestro (Yellow Variant)
-A good dremel
-Vallejo paints and Matte Varnish
I cut the ball-neck base from the Kruger figure's primary head, and dremmeled out its inside. I removed the head, hands, and collar from the DCU figure.
After dremeling down the Sinestro figure's neck, I flipped the burnt-flesh shell of Krugers neckpiece upside down, and superglued it around the DCU figure's neck. It fit perfectly - the ragged edge was covered by a modified collar. I dremmeled out Krugers head, sanded down and resculpted the edges.
I also reconstructed the pegs from the Kruger figure's hands to fit the DCU pegshape.
I gave the figures armbands the classic alternating Green/Red of the characters trademark sweater, and use that motif on other aspects of the uniform. I sealed it with a matte finish varnish. I use Vallejo paints, as they are far more durable/adhesive than Citadel brand paints.
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I've wanted to do a Kruger custom for a while now. When the DCU alt. Sinestro appeared, I knew I had to merge my vision of an articulated Freddy with the DC universe. :)
After reading the Sinestro Corp. Wars comics, I noticed a trend toward oddball aliens who incorporated 'fear' somehow into their daily regiment. Creepy, but not exactly fear-inducing. Freddy Kruger, from the Nightmare on Elm Street film series scared me senseless one evening watching cable TV. His burnt visage, combined with that classic glove made a memorable impression on an entire generation of children. Case in point: While making this figure, I had a terrible nightmare involving Kruger - something that hasn't occurred since I was five years old. :)
I hope you like the figure! I make all my customs ready to be played with or displayed. :)
Happy Halloween everyone!