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Mezuki Custom Miniature / Figurine

 
 
Custom #:38788  
Name:Mezuki
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Megami Tensei
Creator:Patraw  
Date Added:April 30, 2012
Base Figure:Sculpted from scratch
Height:1.80 inches
Mezuki (Horse-Face), and his comrade, Gozuki (Ox-Head), are a pair of powerful Underworld guardians in Chinese mythology. When you die, Mezuki and Gozuki are typically the first supernatural entities that you'll meet--they often personally escort the souls of the recently deceased into the afterlife. It's also their job to hunt down wayward spirits that somehow manage to escape divine notice and remain in the realm of the living where they don't belong. Once these lost souls are found, and subdued, the brutish duo drag them back to the Underworld, to face whatever judgement, and punishment, awaits them for their deeds in life.

Mezuki and Gozuki have appeared in many myths and legends, but perhaps most famously in Wu Cheng'en's 16th century tale "Journey To The West", which is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature (it's also the same story that Akira Toriyama's original Dragonball manga/anime is loosely based upon.) In the book, Mezuki and Gozuki are sent to capture Sun Wukong/Son Goku (The Monkey King) and bring him to Hell, but, in typical hero fashion, he beats the living snot out of them, and they flee in terror. Adding injury to insult, Sun Wukong then proceeds to break into the Underworld and strikes out his name, as well as those of every monkey he knows, from the Book of Life and Death, essentially granting himself, and his simian people, immortality. That's what happens when you mess with The Monkey King, Horse-Face!

This figure was modeled from scratch over a period of four days and finished with acrylic paint. I considered making Mezuki's life partner, Gozuki, as well, but, I didn't have the time (that, plus I don't find minotaurs terribly exciting.)


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User Comments
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Saturday, May 19, 2012
great job as always, your work is so epic and amazing.
Avid_Dabbler_Cadabra - Wednesday, May 9, 2012
This is way cool! It reminds me of the Jersey devil folklore.
G Brand - Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Really fantastic work, man.
Voting ends for the Fairy Tales Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Tuesday, May 8, 2012
fastfreddie - Monday, May 7, 2012
I don't know how you make stuff this dang small! I mean, I barely can work in the 1/12th scale! UNREAL JOB!
illchard - Sunday, May 6, 2012
Tikbalang!
Jan14 - Monday, May 7, 2012
Hahahahaha loko
Redmist - Thursday, May 3, 2012
Do u use a wire as a skeleton or just clay? I suppose it's so small u could afford 2 skip the wire-gr8 work
Patraw - Tuesday, May 8, 2012
No clay was used to make this figure, it's made entirely out of newsprint, white glue, wire twist ties, and acrylic paint.

For this particular figure, I used wire support in the arms and legs, but not in the body/head or scythe. While it's not absolutely necessary to use wire at this scale, it does help with posing and sturdiness. Additionally, because in this case the entire weight of the figure is resting on a single hoof, that left leg must have internal support to prevent wilting or breakage from gravity.
shapp - Tuesday, May 1, 2012
I can always tell who made this, I won't say the name due to the contest but god I love your work. It's beyond amazing and I just wanted to say that this is a piece of art my friend.
NeCrollector - Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Awesome sculpture!
I love anthropomorphic characters! Awesome work!
claytonemery - Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Ahhhh! So you die and that's what you see? And you're horrified it's going to kill you, but you're dead? Talk about being caught in a loop. Seriously, nice work. Sort of a cartoony/real blend that makes it extra-creepazoid.
Voting begins for the Fairy Tales Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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