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Clawful Custom Action Figure

Custom #:37944  
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Masters of the Universe
Date Added:March 29, 2012
Base Figure:Clawful / thorbuster ironman
Height:7.50 inches
Articulation:31 points
So this guy has been a looon time in the works and this contest finally gave me the motivation to get him finished. A lot of sanding and sculpting went into this one and a whole lot of sculpting too. Most of the articulation comes from a Thorbuster Ironman and has been sculpted over and to blend in. I'll give a full breakdown of how each joint was achieved below. He's gone from 0 to 31 P.O.A in about 6 months, yeah, I started him that long ago and that's probably being generous.

So I figure everyone has different views on what a P.O.A is (personally I see it as any direction a part can move) so i'll list the 31 and see if y'all agree
1.Head - Up and down - Thorbuster IM neck dremmeled off then sculpted over to blend.

2.Head - spins round

3 and 4. Shoulders - spin round - ML Maestro (idea stolen from Argenta)Sanded down, sculpt to blend

5 and 6. Shoulders -up and down

7 and 8. Upper arms - swivel round - sanded down the Maestro arms to a cuff that fit over the peg and dremelled out the clawful arms so they slot inside.

9,10,11 and 12. Double elbow articulation from Thorbuster IM, hollowed out staction arms and slid the IM parts in, sculpt to blend.

13.Left claw - spins round - hollowed out staction arms and slid in a sanded down Anakin Skywalker arm.

14.Right claw - hollowed out again then a waist joint from a Qui Gon Jinn was grafted in.

15.Right claws pincer - ML Falcon arm joint, sculpt to blend

16.Ab crunch - Thorbuster IM again completely sculpted over

17.Waist - Thorbuster IM.

18 and 19.Hips - up and down - Thorbuster IM, sculpted over crotch piece, even added a tail....not that we'll see it.

20 and 21.Hips -rotate

22 and 23.Upper legs - rotate - Thorbuster IM, sanded down and hollowed out the staction.

24,25,26 and 27.Double knee joints - Thorbuster IM, same treatment as before and sculpt to blend

28 and 29.Ankle - forwards and backwards - Thorbuster IM same treatment, the armour bits are sculpted

30 and 31.Ankle - rockers - Thorbuster IM, same again.

His skirt was made from some fake snake skin wallet and his mace was cobbled together from a couple of golf tees, a Kobra Kahn projectile and some sculpt. All Painted and sealed with games workshop products. So glad to get this guy done, it really has been a very, very, very long time. Thanks for looking hope you like.

User Comments
JohnnySpeed - Tuesday, May 5, 2015
My comments on Beastman?? DITTO on this work of art, haha!
Shinobitron - Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Lol, it's like the staction figure grew up and became a real action figure. Wow, if only we got this (or even half) as apart of the 2002 line. Truly outstanding work Darth!
Darththomas - Friday, September 28, 2012
Cheers bud, like I've said before if all these figures were how I wanted them I'd have nothing to do
customfig - Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Mr. Crab
Automatauntaun - Sunday, April 22, 2012
Monalithic man.
cuztomiza - Monday, April 9, 2012
Congratulations Man!
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Thanks muchly dude!!
TheGr8One - Monday, April 9, 2012
This is fantastic! Congrats on the win bro!
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Thankyou very much Now which competition to enter next
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Monday, April 9, 2012
congrats on the win, your work is of studio quality, so I should not be suprised. I fall in love with each motu custom you make, they are always something to be admired and cause inspiration. 10 out of 10.
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Cheers buddy, glad to hear I'm still helping to inspire, thanks for the voting too dude
suprasizeme - Monday, April 9, 2012
Hey congrats DT, this is one mean looking Clawful. Love all the articulation you gave him. Well deserved win!!!
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Ta bud, a lot of headaches but well worth it I think
fastfreddie - Monday, April 9, 2012
AMAZING! This puts most professional studios to shame! Great win indeed!!
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Thanks dude, if only I could fetch the same kind of money those guys do
G Brand - Monday, April 9, 2012
Hats off man. This is a mean looking figure and you deserve it.
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Cheers dude, hope your head didn't get too cold while your hat was off
CAb00se - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Congrats man.gorgeous fig!
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Cheers dude, he is quite a handsome chap isn't he ol' Clawful
RedRebelCustoms - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Congratulations on earning that gold! The time and results paid off!
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Ta buddy I think it could have been quicker
The Watcher - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Bartowski - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Congratulations on 1st place! You totally deserve that
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Thanks man, and thanks for voting
Voting ends for the Articulation Junkie Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Sunday, April 8, 2012
RedRebelCustoms - Sunday, April 8, 2012
5 star figure all the way bro! Amazing sculpts!
Darththomas - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Thanks muchly dude, another close contest
Banner/HULK Inc. - Monday, April 2, 2012
Really nice! I've got that staction. Wish I had this one.
Darththomas - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Cheers matey, all it takes is around 6 to 9 months sitting in the wip graveyard then some serious headaches trying to get the thing to work
pinkspacedog - Monday, April 2, 2012
God Dang, that thing is hella sick! Dood, that is impressive.
Darththomas - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Cheers dude, glad you like and thanks for voting
G_Rantula - Sunday, April 1, 2012
Darththomas - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Cheers bud the paints were actually the part I enjoyed the most, so many headaches trying to get all that articulation to work
AREZ - Sunday, April 1, 2012
A MASTER PIECE compare to the MOTUC Muppet head version.

*BTW, we have a winner!!!
Darththomas - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Yeah the MOTUC version is pretty funny looking, thanks for believing mate and thanks for the vote
Batman1016 - Sunday, April 1, 2012
Wanna know something funny? I was going to enter this VERY SAME FIGURE in this contest! But when I saw someone else already did, I changed my mind. Good thing, I think yours turned out better! Great work.
Darththomas - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Cheers dude, I'm sure your's will be insane too, look forward to seeing it!!
Batman1016 - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Not this jointed though . . . I tend to go DCUC-level articulation, not ML-level. Yours will always be more poseable. Definitely deserved the win!
NeCrollector - Sunday, April 1, 2012
This has got to be in the TOP 3 for sure!
Now, if you could only make another one for me...pleeeease....

Darththomas - Sunday, April 8, 2012
Thanks for believing bud
Unfortunately I don't think I'd ever want to do it again, I'm still finding the dust from grinding down that staction, honestly it got everywhere
Ta for the vote
Voting begins for the Articulation Junkie Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Sunday, April 1, 2012
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