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Spartacus Blood and Sand Action Playset Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:22667  
Name:Spartacus Blood and Sand Action Playset
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Gladiator
Creator:pulpyfiction  
Date Added:June 25, 2010
Base Figure:*See Recipe*
Height:6.00 inches
If you haven’t seen Spartacus Blood and Sand, DO IT!!! If you like the 300 or Rome, or wondered what it would be like if they mated and had a lovechild, this is the show for you!
I had to make this. I was never going to touch my L.C.B.H. Conan, but he had to be my Spartacus! I took a really long time to put this guy together, and to tell you the truth, I think it was because I didn’t want to be finished. I’m really happy with how Spartacus turned out, and I hope you enjoy him too!

Recipe
L.C.B.H. Conan: Torso, arms to elbows, hands, and GROIN!
Clash of the Titians movie Perceus: Head (with minor reworking), and wristbands
Unknown Matel Wrestler: Forearms.
Unknown TNA Wrestler: Legs.
Weapons: Sheild- Modified DC Direct Harkgirl
Metal gladius sword: McFarlane Conan

Put it together, with a lot of paint, a lot of love, a bunch of time, and I have my SPARTACUS!!!
I was going to spray him down with blood, but I think I might make a separate accessory, A BLOOD SPRAYING SWORD!!! Then you can bloody up your figures to your hearts content. Besides which, Spartacus isn't always covered in blood during the show that's usually only about fifteen minutes of time per episode.

Items of note:

Belt: I kept Conan’s belt because I thought it would look like the many belts you see in the show depicting different images or even dioramas embossed in leather. So I treated it with some dry brush love after giving it a brown base coat. I’m happy with the result, and I think it worked out.

Helmet: Gladiator Hulk’s fitted with a plastic visor and face plate. I matched the original helmet’s colour. Then dry brushed the layers of metallic coats, so the helmet would look aged by the original paint peeking through. It also works REALLY well scale wise!

Wooden Gladius (the famous sword from which the word Gladiator was derived): Carved from a thin splint painted dark and sanded to age it further exaggerated by different colours of dry brushed brown-sandy.

Galerus (Shoulder guard) and Straps: McFarlane Tyr, reworked and painted to look like leather. I again dry brushed them to get a mottled effect of leather and the wearing/dirt.

Fascia (Protective leg padding): Material, with fodder for the ties and bindings, treated with a ploy resin I made to protect it (it keeps motion) and make it into a more plastic sturdiness to keep its shape. Then I painted it and treated it with different dry brushed layers to give it a dirtied up feeling. I also used the poly resin I made to protect the purple/burgundy strap Spartacus wears that bares the scent of his wife. I didn’t want it to be just a piece of scrap material that thin, and easily ripped. This way the strap too is durable, and it will hold the shapes you pose it in.

I have Crixus and Theokoles almost finished so get ready to collect the Whole set!
Thanks for the view!

Hmmmmmm…
I think this is an internet first here too. *GRIN*


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User Comments
iv397 - Monday, February 11, 2013
Just name the price!
iv397 - Monday, February 11, 2013
Serious! I hope I can buy it!
iv397 - Monday, February 11, 2013
It's awesome! can you sell it?
jigsaw78 - Tuesday, March 27, 2012
¬°COOL! Great Recipe Man
custom master - Sunday, January 29, 2012
this is my favorite custom ever
zombieforhire - Thursday, July 1, 2010
is that planet hulks helmet? freaking epic !!!
Jack Warp - Saturday, June 26, 2010
Man, the detail is perfect! love the likeness of the head. you even got the band from his wife in there. can't wait to see more!
rmelara7 - Friday, June 25, 2010
Awesome, incredible work, cool likeness, just awesome
Unknown User - Friday, June 25, 2010
Wow thanks so much EVERYBODY!!!!
I'm really happy with how this turned out, and I will try to get the others from my Blood and Sand "series" done as soon as possible!!! Theokoles is the closest, and I am working on him even now... well not exactly right now, I'm waiting for some sculpting to dry. As for Crixus, I want to use one of those new Mattel Batista wrestling figure's head, but I haven't got my hands on one yet! (boo-urns!)
I can't believe some I the names I see in my Spartacus forums that I rush to see what they have posted. I find this makes me want to work even harder to raise the bar of my work.
Thanks again!
Man I want to do an 80's toy commercial for this!
"Spartacus Blood and Sand Action Playset comes as shown, figures sold separately!"
Stevid - Friday, June 25, 2010
Man you outdid yourself on this one, awesome!! The detail is fantastic!!
AREZ - Friday, June 25, 2010
WOW!!! This SPARTACUS is F'ING BAD AZZ.
cerebus - Friday, June 25, 2010
great job, I love that show
dreamcatcher - Friday, June 25, 2010
Much better work that Neca did, excellent custom, congrats.
Birdman - Friday, June 25, 2010
Holy f#%k, this is EPIC!!!
Good likeness and great attention to detail - very well done!
Love all the accessories.
I'd buy it, that's for sure.
PANZERVARGAS - Friday, June 25, 2010
...Great custom!!!
Rosedale - Friday, June 25, 2010
Very cool!
zombieforhire - Friday, June 25, 2010
WOW!!!!!! this is perfect !! when will we see the others ?
Unknown User - Friday, June 25, 2010
man, that helmet is the business. Great job.
issaim98 - Friday, June 25, 2010
Regardless of the base this guy Rocks you Rock my friend excellent custom!!
Unknown User - Friday, June 25, 2010
Thanks a lot redmist and bjpalm1994, but redmist we'll have to agree to disagree here on the source body. When I started out on this guy, funnily enough, I tried one of my bullseyes, but the head looked to big, and I am matching scale with my other Spartacus customs. I'll get my bum in gear and get them done to post, and you can see what you think then.
But thanks a lot for the post because I'm a HUGE fan of your work! Especially your Venture Bros stuff!
bjpalm1994 - Friday, June 25, 2010
WOW!! That is a awesome figure! I haven't seen the Spartacus Blood & Sand series but it looks cool. From the pictures I have seen for it, your custom captures it perfectly. Great job!
Redmist - Friday, June 25, 2010
Great freakin' work! U beat me 2 it! Well, I was going 4 a diff gladiator, not Spartacus. While I think Conan's bod is to bulky 4 him(Bullseye=perfect!) It still an excellent custom, man! Kudos!
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