It's been a while since I did a Tatsunoko vs Capcom figure, and this one has been on the desk for months, so I figured I'd make no.59 Ippatsuman. I have to be honest, I don't know much about this character, but he seemed fairly straight forward to make when I started; I was half right...here's the build:
Head: Sota Ryu, helmet from LCBH Wraal w/sculpt and fodder; cut and re-pegged at the neck
Body: DC Green Lantern, sanded down suit lines, 'wing cape' made from binder plastic
Hands: Sota Dhalsim
The main reason I chose Green Lantern as a base was, when I compared the figure to the reference pics, all of the linework for the suit except those around the upper body matched up perfectly to Ippatsuman's suit; of course the physique matched too. The part that threw me was the paint app; very deceptive as I thought it would be a piece of cake but ended up being one of the most challenging if attempted, and I'm a pretty poor painter, so it was even tougher for me. That being said, I did my best to free-hand the paint app, contrasting lines, colours and all and hope that it turned out okay. Let me know what you folks think, and otherwise, I'll have more soon!