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Slushh (Sinestro Corps) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:16967  
Name:Slushh (Sinestro Corps)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:D.C. Universe
Creator:warrack  
Date Added:August 26, 2009
Base Figure:Super Skrull
Height:7.00 inches
This was a really tough one, and a huge learning experience. For those who don't know, Slushh is a green, humanoid blob of acid that has bits of previous victims and parts of his Sinestro Corps uniform suspended in him.

I was asked to do this custom, and I was warned that it was a huge challenge and others had said it was impossible. I love a challenge!

I'm not sure how successful I was though.

I used a Japanese transparent clay called Toumei Nendo (translated as the cleverly named Transparent Clay. lol). That degree in Japanese came in useful in researching this stuff. It's very difficult to use, and to be honest, I cannot recommend it for customs as it is primarily designed for bead making and doesn't hold a sculpt well at all. It's very rubbery and takes days to cure, and then it just shrugs off paint. Urgh.

Anyway, I made a skeleton for Slushh from parts of a dinosaur skeleton toy, and made parts of the Sinestro Corps uniform from my usual paper mache. I assembled the skeleton with hot glue and articulated it with joints from a transparent Super Skrull and Judge Death.

I then covered it with the Transparent Clay. I made sure to only touch the clay through a freezer bag, so that it wouldn't pick up any dirt or debris from my customiser's paws. As the clay dried it lost a lot of its transparency, becoming cloudy, and much of the work I put into the skeleton and the details inside him became really tough to see.

After leaving it for about a week, it was ready to paint (or so I thought). This sucker just wouldn't take ANY paint at all. In the end I had to mix Tamiya clear green with PVA glue and gloss varnish to get this thing to take any kind of colour. It wasn't a smooth finish like I aimed for so I did my best to dry brush it and clean it up.

Anyway, here he is. I'm pretty happy with the whole experience and it was really neat to get a big challenge like this.


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User Comments
warrack - Friday, August 28, 2009
Glenn, I KNEW he reminded me of someone, and I just couldn't put my finger on it. Sack, of course! I really cannot recommed this clay at all. If it took paint more and didn't go cloudy as it cured, then sure it'd be fine. As it stands, I think resin casting may be the only way to do transparent characters.
So many possibilities if I could get the technique down.
glennwebman69 - Thursday, August 27, 2009
I've always wanted to do a Gene Nation line up complete with Sack - a similar skeletal character with a see through gooey body. Good to see you take a stab in that direction.
Unknown User - Thursday, August 27, 2009
by god this awesome
abeam - Wednesday, August 26, 2009
wow you did a great job. I only wish that clay was easier to work with
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