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Poison Ivy (Plant 43) Custom Miniature / Figurine

 
 
Custom #:28377  
Name:Poison Ivy (Plant 43)
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Resident Evil
Creator:Patraw  
Date Added:March 26, 2011
Base Figure:Scratch Build
Height:1.50 inches
A hulking tangle of vines, roughly man-like in form, slowly shambles towards you. The animate plant's bright green and red coloration stand out in stark contrast to the dull concrete and metal architecture of the experimental research complex that you've infiltrated. As the creature draws near, it begins to lash out at you with its' long tendril "arms", but you evade these stiff blows with relative ease. Suddenly, the thing's large, bulbous "head" splits apart and unfolds into three violet flower petals. From the center of this ghastly bloom, a caustic cloud of digestive enzymes jets directly into your face . . .

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Poison Ivies are sentient flora that were first encountered in the "B" scenario of Capcom's 1998 Resident Evil 2 Playstation video game (said title was also later ported to other gaming platforms, and Ivy creatures have appeared in several of the successive Resident Evil installments). Umbrella Corporation researchers created this menacing vegetation by improving on the design of the Plant 42 experiment that went awry at the Spencer Mansion in the Arklay Mountains near Raccoon City. This smaller, mobile breed was designated Plant 43, but they are more commonly known by the moniker "Ivy". Poison Ivies, in turn, are a further mutation of the base Plant 43 stock, created through exposure to the anti-B.O.W. (Bio Organic Weapon) gas P-Epsilon. While said experimental compound was found to be quite effective at incapacitating most animal-derived B.O.W.s, it had the unintended side effect of augmenting the effectiveness of these botanical abominations.

Poison Ivies, in addition to more vivid pigmentation and improved stamina/strength, are, as the name indicates, extremely toxic. Like a standard Ivy, these monsters attack prey by lashing out with their whip-like vine arms, biting with their flower petal mandibles, or vomiting forth a spray of acidic digestive juices, but, unlike their mundane counterparts, any direct skin contact with a Poison Ivy's venomous fluids guarantees an acute case of poisoning that will result in the steady weakening, and eventual death, of the victim if an antidote (typically blue herbs) is not ingested within a short amount of time. Fortunately for anyone that has to deal with them, these foes are quite slow in their movements and vulnerable to flames, just like a regular Ivy.

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Materials:
Newsprint, tissue paper, white glue, acrylic paint, wire twist ties, plastic (transparent base only), and super glue.

Dimensions:
3.5 cm/1.4 in. x 3.7 cm/1.5 in. (widest point x highest point)

Time:
Two days: March 17 and 18, 2011.


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User Comments
ArtKidAlistair - Thursday, September 19, 2013
I absolutely love your work, is there any way you would be interested in making more of these and putting them up on ebay? I know I would buy one.
Patraw - Friday, September 20, 2013
I appreciate the interest, but I'm afraid my work is not for sale.
Shinobitron - Sunday, April 10, 2011
Amazing work on this man! The original toy from Toybiz had a lot of detail for its size and this being so small has just as much if not more! Great work as always!
Galactape- Middle Earth customs - Sunday, April 10, 2011
how did you not get first
Steve_MArtin78 - Sunday, April 10, 2011
How do you not at least place in every contest on these boards?
Unknown User - Saturday, April 2, 2011
I don't think it gets more technical or accurate than this, you are still the master of this kind of customizing.
dbocustoms - Friday, April 1, 2011
amazing job ln such a small piece,outstanding
getsa - Friday, April 1, 2011
wow! very accurate!
BKZ718 - Friday, April 1, 2011
Flawless job!
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