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Blood Skeleton Whipper Custom Miniature / Figurine

 
 
Custom #:13079  
Name:Blood Skeleton Whipper
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Castlevania
Creator:Patraw  
Date Added:March 4, 2009
Base Figure:n/a; 100% scratch build
Height:2.60 inches
Whip-wielding incarnation of the classic Castlevania undead Blood Skeleton enemy, which first appeared in Konami's 1990 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) video game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse [original Japanese title Akumajo Densetsu (Legend of Demon Castle)]. Arming these bony minions with said weapon is likely Dracula's idea of (1) mocking the Belmont family's heirloom, the Vampire Killer whip, and/or (2) deciding to fight fire-with-fire (whip-with-whip in this case). Regardless, Blood Skeletons are extremely dangerous foes, due to their legendary indestructibility. The cursed blood that coats their bones makes them immortal--no matter how many times a Blood Skeleton is "slain", it will always rise again, completely whole, mere seconds after being seemingly destroyed. There is no hope of victory against one of these fiends, the best one can do is temporarily incapacitate them long enough to slip by and escape.

Materials:
Newsprint, Kleenex, white/hot glue, wire twist ties, gloss nail polish, and acrylic paint.

Dimensions*:
(*The dimensions given for this figure are approximations, as the height/width can vary considerably, depending on how the joints are positioned.)
6.5 cm/2.6 in. x 2.3 cm/0.9 in. (highest point x widest point)

Articulation:
Thirty points total: Neck (4), shoulders (4), elbows (4), wrists (2), mid-torso (6), hips (4), knees (4), and ankles (2). Additionally, the whip accessory has 22 joints.

Time:
Approximately four days; I started this project on 5/11/08 and finished it on 5/14/08.


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User Comments
themanintheanthill - Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Bloody good! The poses you get out of that skeleton guy are amazing; one of the neatest things I've seen all week.
hollywoodman - Monday, April 6, 2009
how much would you charge for that? I'm serious. name your price
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