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Hercules Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:13876  
Name:Hercules
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:warrack  
Date Added:April 8, 2009
Base Figure:SOTA Street Fighter T. Hawk
Height:8.00 inches
Who put the glad in gladiator? Her-cu-les!

Here's Marvel's Incredible Prince of Power. Another commission for me. As the customer wanted Hercules to be much larger than the Hasbro offering I chose a SOTA T. Hawk figure as his base.

I cut his nose down to give him a broader look and sculpted on the beard, eyebrows, crown/wrestling hat/headband thing, and the hair over it.

He was stripped of his vest and I used miliput to fill in the areas underneath. His legs were a real pain. With him wearing trousers I had to sand all that down and then replace his lower legs with ML Thor's. I then used elastic bands to wrap his legs and get the banded look.

The Hasbro Hercules figure had obviously just had a tussle with Pluckicles, God of Waxing, as he was totally smooth. Hercules is a proud bearer of back hair and I had to find a way to make him hirsute. His body hair is a mixture of paint effects and sculpted detail. Heavy areas of hair were made using a very thin layer of miliput and then dragging a craft knife and a shaping tool through it to give it a torn surface. Once hardened, drybrushing gave it that hairy beast look.

His mace was made from the handle of ML Lord of Asgard Thor's axe. The club end is sculpted from scratch and I had to sculpt a new hand to hold it.

The skirt and sash were made from my usual papier mache and the lion's head and belt were fully scuplted.

Let me know what you think.


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panchopantera - Sunday, August 3, 2014
Brilliant! The detail is amazing. As a proud bearer of body hair, I salute your work on this bad boy.
MrGore - Sunday, January 24, 2010
Awesome work, T-Hawk was a brillliant choice for Hercules
Unknown User - Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Hairy bear jokes aside he looks a lot more kickass than the cheesy grinning version we got
themanintheanthill - Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Awesome Herc! The body-hair is amazing {from a sculpting standpoint, I'm not a hair fetishist!} Thanks for sharing your technique. Great custom all around!
Emmett - Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Great job! amazing attention to detail.
Madtinker76 - Wednesday, April 8, 2009
One of the Best Hercules I have ever seen.
Stevid - Wednesday, April 8, 2009
INCREDIBLE!!!! GREAT GREAT JOB!!
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