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Freddy Krueger Skeleton (super-articulated) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:13291  
Name:Freddy Krueger Skeleton (super-articulated)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Nightmare on Elm Street
Creator:blaynescott  
Date Added:March 16, 2009
Base Figure:NECA Cinema of Fear Krueger Skeleton Accessory
Height:6.00 inches
This is a custom made action figure based on the skeleton accessory that came with my NECA Cinema of Fear Freddy (used in part to create my DCUC Sinestro Corp. Kruger in October 2008).


::Recipe:
x1 NECA Cinema of Fear Freddy Krueger Skeleton Accessory
x1 NECA Pirates of the Caribbean Skeleton (for it's joints)

::Supplies:
-A good cordless dremel
-Hair dryer
-Gel-type Superglue
-Vallejo paints and Matte Varnish
-Citadel Matte Spray Sealant
-Apoxie Sculpt
-Sanding Sponge
-Paper Clips (metal type, avoid the plastic coated ones, unless you want to strip the housing off each section)
-Good pair of pliers (that have grooves/teeth & built in wire-cutters)

::How to:

It bothered me that the base accessory-figure, while "articulated" (ball joint neck, cut joint waist, and pegs for hips/arms) wasn't exactly fun to handle. The arms and legs kept popping off. What I decided to do was splice in articulated joints from another skeleton figure, and reinforce each splice with a length of paper clip.

I'd drill a hole into both pieces with the 2nd-smallest Dremmel attachment, fill it with super glue, and place a straight cut section of metal paper clip in the hole. I'd coat the other side the same way, and using a pair of good pliers (orange handle with slight groove to them, pictured in my WiP shot) press them together. Any excess super glue can be spread around the splice to further reinforce this. Later, the section was dremmeled down slightly, sculpted over, and texturized with a spare piece of plastic 'bone' to match the uneven surface texture of this figure.

This process takes a while - it's necessary to let each splice dry (I wait a full day to ensure nothing's still curing). However, the results are fantastic.

By using paperclips / superglue like iron rebar, it reinforces each area, and allows for thin sections to be super-sturdy. This technique is also useful for splicing any sections together - thick or thin. It prevents bits from snapping off later if you handle your figures. I'd suggest using multiple 'rebars' in thicker limbs.

::Why this figure?
I planned originally just to make a generic skeleton monster out of this accessory-figure. However, the glove looked really neat on this figure. Skeleton-Krueger is also in-scale with the DCUC Sinestro Corp Krueger figure I made - so I kept this right hand as-is. I even did some repositioning of the left hand to mimic the "come here kids!" hand-motion my DCUC Krueger has as a result. *Creepy*

Regards,
-Blayne


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PUNISHMENT5411 - Saturday, March 28, 2009
Cool custom! Don't wanna be a nit-pick but Mezco made the Cinema of Fear figures.....
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