In 1985 Coleco released a line of action figures called Sectaurs: Warriors Of Symbion. The premise was that, "somewhere in space, somewhere in time," a genetic experiment failed on the planet Symbion, which resulted in the inhabitants taking on the characteristics of insects and arachnids. The peaceful Shining Realm Of Prosperon was in direct conflict with the Dark Domain of Synax over possession of The Hyves, fortresses of an ancient civilization holding the key to ultimate power. General Spidrax was the cruel and hideous leader of the armies of The Dark Domain.
I was addicted to this toy-line when I was a kid, and had a complete collection of Sectaurs. Man, I could seriously kick myself for not hanging on to all of the toys I had when I was growing up! Oh well, that's one of the many cool things about the art of customizing, is that you can make any toy that you want, and make it the way you would have wanted it as a kid. Although, I'll admit that the lack of articulation and sorry sculpts on 80s toys actually appeals to me, in a nostalgic kind of way.
Anyway, this guy was made using a ML Mister Sinister body, which was completely broken down and sanded/painted from the inside out. This is a pain in the butt but it is totally worth the peace of mind I get not having to worry about paint rub or any of the original paint peeking out from inside joints or hard to reach places. I shaved down Mr. Sinister's crazy giraffe neck and replaced the disc joint with a magnet. Also hair was sculpted onto the arms and legs using Aves Fix-It. I used a slightly re-sculpted Omega Red's head and implanted rare earth magnets underneath it. The helmet was cobbled together using parts from a Sota Now Playing Nightmare Demon and a McFarlane Little Miss Muffet spider. His neck armor was co-opted from a MOTUC Trap-Jaw. Spidrax's harness was made using parts from a Playmates TMNT Leonardo, McFarlane's Alice Cooper, and holsters from Playmates D!ck Tracy line. His Slazor (dagger) is from a MOTUC Evil Lyn. The Skall Shield is a Skeleton Warriors Arachnia accessory. His twin Venguns are from McFarlane Angela figures (I think). Not sure about the venom whip and spiders. The harness/belt is also removable.
Happy New Years everybody and special thanks goes out to all my fellow Realmers who have taken the time to comment on my work. I really appreciate the support and general sense of comraderie that the Figure Realm provides. Cheers my friends.