For those of you not familiar with the series Hack/Slash; Vlad – The enigmatic partner of Cassie, Vlad is a big, muscular, disfigured man, who wears a gas mask and brandishes two big meat cleavers. Met by Cassie when they were both stalking the "Meatman Killer", Cassie soon befriended him. There's not much known about Vlad, not even his full name, but he seems very aware of his unconventional looks, which prompts him to wear the gas mask (which, he says, protects him from the thin outside air he has been deprived of for 20 years – though he can be seen breathing without his mask too). According to Vlad, he was raised by a butcher who rescued him from a garbage can. The butcher served as his only human contact. He used comic books to teach Vlad to read; he also taught Vlad how to use knives to help him adjust to his deformities. When the butcher died, Vlad was forced to go outside where rumors of the Meat Man started and he eventually met Cassie. Vlad's relationship with Cassie is quite paternal, as Vlad seems utterly concerned with his "little one's" well being. Quite naive, but well-versed in strategy and battle skills, Vlad doubles as the "muscle" of the team, and as a sort of guardian for Cassie, counseling and comforting her when it's needed.
Started with the 7" Marv figure, replaced arms with ones from a bungee Hulk. The head is a heavily modified head from the same hulk. Removable gas mask is sculpted from aves with rubber band straps. All painted with Tamiya paints. It's obviously my first attempt at painting camo. You may be saying to your self, "self, that cleaver looks awfully real!" Thats right, I made a real steel cleaver for this guy.(the chunk of nasty is only sculpt though, ha) I surprised myself with this one. what do you think?
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