I've been waiting for this day, the day when I finally have my favorite SF character done, custom no. 34, Dudley from SF3:TS! Only 2 more to go now, and yes Niallskie, I will totally do a complete cast post when the other 2 are done this week.
This one was a labour of love for sure. Quite like Elena, I had been wondering how I was going to make this figure, and then it hit me...well, right after I had taken apart the dad from Heroes amd one of my Guile figs for 2 other projects. So that's what I ended up doing; I used the top half of Guile and the bottom half of the dad character, fused them together (needed to sculpt the sash anyway) grabbed a couple of boxing gloves from a Sota Balrog (which was the only part of the recipe I had had before this, lol) and then sculpted the rest, like the ruffled shirt and the shirt sleeves. The suspenders are elastic bands so that the can move with the chest, and the head (Guile's head) had a complete hair re-sculpt done and a moustache added, while the tie came from a Joker figure, and the rose from a Spike Speigel.
It was, however, the paint app that was soooooo very frusterating with this one. I've come to find that I hate painting white, and then my detailing brush bit the dust, so I had to do all of it with a toothpick....a friggin' toothpick. Anyway, all that aside, it is greatly satisfying to finally finish my favorite character....if you listen closly, it almost feels like you can hear him say, "Gutter trash!!! LOL! Love it!
That's it for now, and back with more later and for the next few days!