I loved the original figure as a kid. I had done a He Man, so he absolutely needed a battle cat. I just don't see myself getting the new M.O.T.U. Classics figure any time soon, so I found the Samurai Armor Battle Cat for dirt cheap and I was off to the races!
Samurai armor Battle Cat, cut apart the saddle, added parts from it and fodder to remake saddle, sculpted the mask, and complete repaint. The legs had hollowing on the interior, which was weird because it was visible, so I filled them in and sculpted some fur there and there to mimic the original sculpt. Then in paints, I tried to use real tigers and their colouring, and stripe patterns as reference to be a little more realistic than the flat green paints with lightning like stripe paints.