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Edward Scissorhands (Super-Articulated) W/ Hedge Dio Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:25865  
Name:Edward Scissorhands (Super-Articulated) W/ Hedge Dio
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Edward Scissorhands
Creator:blaynescott  
Date Added:December 2, 2010
Base Figure:Various
Height:8.00 inches
The backyard hedge Dinosaur hege sculpture Edward Scissorhands creates, complete with a removable shirt and suspenders. This diorama was created to accompany my earlier Edward Scissorhands commission piece.


::Diorama Recipe:

x1 sheet of wood from a hobby store
x1 sheet of faux grass from a hobby train store
x8 Gaussboys magnets of various sizes + one steel screw
x1 block of green Styrofoam from Michael's craft store
x1 bottle of "Gorilla Glue" to bond the magnets into the sculpted Styrofoam dinosaur
(Superglue doesn't bond to Syrofoam)
x1 plastic Hawaiian shirt (from BTVS Spike 2-pack figure, trimmed)
x1 Elastics (thin)
x2 Elastics (thick, found around vegetables usually)

For information on how I created the super articulated Edward Scissorhands figure, please visit my previous posting.
(See comments section for a link)


::Diorama Base:

I wanted to create a way for the scene to be rearrangeable to the customers desired positioning, and without the need for footpegs. While the figure has foot pegs for his smaller plastic display stand, I needed something different for working with the faux grass sheet.

Before working with the wood dio base, I spray painted it black so any wood color at the edges would be masked.

After it dried, I drilled various holes in the wood base deep enough for magnets to be flush with the surface. After those were superglued in and allowed to cure, I superglued the grass sheet down over top, and trimmed it to fit. I made sure to marker the edge of the grass sheet so there was no white line visible.

::Styrofoam Dinosaur

I used a photoreference from the film and traced the dinosaur on a cutdown cube of Styrofoam, then sculpted the dinosaur using an attaching that came with my dremel. I just dremmeld away anything that wasn't a dinosaur from all 6 directions. It made quite a mess, but was much more effective than cutting into it with a hobby knife.

I used "Gorilla Glue" (which foams up as it cures) to bond a steel screw and 2 magnets into the dinosaurs. I used one steel screw (still attracts magnets) in the, as I didn't want it the pull to be so extreme that it cracked the styrofoam, or made posing the sculpture difficult.

I also placed 2 hockey-puck shaped magnets in Edward Scissorhands feet using superglue.

After curing, I dremmed away the excess, and painted the sculpture in various shades of green, browns, and yellows, matched to the green turf.

:: The end result

Both figures can be placed in a number of configurations for display, thanks to the inset magnet system.

For more photos, be sure to visit my website gallery. I've also posted a few images in the comments section.

Hope you like this figure as much as I do. When the whole display was presented to the owner (a huge Edward Scissorhands fan), he was ecstatic. :)

-Blayne


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User Comments
Wallcrawler Customs - Friday, June 8, 2012
Ohhh man this is beautifull. Never realised that something so special exist on these sides! That´s such a great idea how Xou use the materials, very inspiring for the fantasy!
blaynescott - Friday, June 8, 2012
Thankyou for your kind comment. The fellow who this was made for liked it so much, he brought it with him from Canada to overseas where's he's working right now. If you search up on google "blayne custom toys" I have more (and larger resolution) pictures on my website/gallery.
Automatauntaun - Thursday, December 2, 2010
Awesome work! a couple weeks ago I did a google search and Saw that Edward fig and the documentation you did on the mods. Very Inspiring And amazingly well done. Please link me to your site blog if you have one I want to mode my ed and also want to follow your work. I love people that catalogue their process.
bjpalm1994 - Thursday, December 2, 2010
Very Cool!! One of the coolest movies ever! The diorama combined with your figure is a perfect! Great job!
mmdiego - Thursday, December 2, 2010
that looks awesome dude, its a pretty girl to get those clothes on when they have steel claws.
Stevid - Thursday, December 2, 2010
This is absolutely FANTASTIC!
getsa - Thursday, December 2, 2010
this is madness! ha! edward is cool, super articulated and all... but what sells this to me is the grass base and the dino. so cool!
Darththomas - Thursday, December 2, 2010
Mate......, this was awesome the first time around and you've just made him 10 times more awesome!!
Unknown User - Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wow!! That's CRAZY! The super poseability is Sick, he looks creepy and Dangerous as he should B,
this is Art- captured his tortured essence perfectly
blaynescott - Thursday, December 2, 2010
Check out the gallery for full resolution images, and the youtube video trailer for Edward Scissorhands.
Also, here's the link to the main figure's page here at FigureRealm:
-Blayne
Edward Scissorhands on eBay
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