As part of my little 2000ad project- I present my "Mean Machine" Angel.
Mean is a famous character from the comics and was one of the few good characters from the god awful Dredd film with Sly Stallone.
Mean has a disk on his forehead that at each click of the dial he headbutts people, animals, buildings, anything, and as the numbers rise from 1 to 4 so does the ferocity of his headbutts and anger! Being stuck on number 4 ios not a good place to be as Mean often completely loses control at that point.
He has had many run ins with Dredd in the past. I liked the character so a figure was a natural progression.
Base figure: Superhero Showdown Wolverine- this figure was ideal for me- didn't take a lot of work- I cut one arm off at the shoulder and I made the robotic arm from the figure stand "arm" that you get with the showdown figures.
A few scrap bits to make it look more robotic and Mean has his moveable robot arm. The hand can also twist round at the wrist- the hand was made out of the claw from the Gi Joe Rex "The Doctor" Lewis, with a couple of fingers removed
The head is from McFarlanes Monsters "Frankenstein" figure. It took a bit of work to get it to fit the ball joint on the base figure, but I liked the angle that it worked at to give Mean the hunched look.
A paint job on the base figure and head to create Metal parts and a little plasticard disc to create the dial on Means head. A quick dry brush over the jeans to give the impression of dust- Man lives out in the Cursed Earth- an radioactive wasteland outside of Mega City 1.
I think ol' Mean looks a surly SOB- what do you think?