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Shadi Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:39770  
Name:Shadi
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Yugioh
Creator:argenta-2008  
Date Added:June 8, 2012
Base Figure:Kamandi DCUC
Height:6.00 inches
Once upon a time, in a far, far... well, not so far house, I tried my first attempt to create a articulated figure from scratch (I didn't knew the word custom, back then). Using bodyputty (melted plastic with acetone, the closest I had to cheap & durable sculpting material) it occured to me why not try to make an action figure making part by part (I had made before bodyputty statues).

I'am not sure why, I chose Shadi (I'am not a fan of Yugioh, I've never seen a complete episode, and I hate the protagonist, anyway) but his face resemblance to an android from Dragon Ball and the circumstance that I received a Tazo/Pog of this character made him the candidate. The result wasn't perfect, but at that time it seemed a triumph. With the passing of time it broke (the articulations were just metal nails onto the plastic) and I kept the main body hoping to repair it someday.

And recently, looking for what to do with Kamandi, I remembered my original Shadi and decided to make him again with my current skills. At the time I redesigned the body as I only had the tazo/pog with his portrait, and now I have merged that redesign with the authentic looks of the character. I've used real cloth as a homage to that original figure (as it had cloth to hide some points of articulation).

Hope you like it. In my figureverse, he would be A-21, a Dragon Ball android (you will think I'am blind or something, but that tazo/pog really looked like A-17 with turbant!)

Recipe;

Geminis Saint Seiya head
Kamandi body
Starfire lower legs


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User Comments
argenta-2008 - Sunday, June 10, 2012
Many thanks, I'am glad you enjoyed my little customizing tale . Some other day I'll show you my first non-articulated custom . I'am normally not a fan of real cloth, but in this case it had to be a true homage to the original custom, and the result was better than I expected.

I thought it will be fun to show you the original one, although in very bad shape, and the eyes have disappeared as they were painted with an ink pen ;

www,I.minus,com/I2fKDQfUCvWAD.jpg

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Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Saturday, June 9, 2012
wow, that was awesome with how you started and then making this custom to redo it, impressive. the end result is spectacular, love everything about it and that real cloth looks amazing.
Wallcrawler Customs - Saturday, June 9, 2012
Well Ok, YugiOooohMyGod, is not really my cup of tea, but this one here is just simply great.

The things You´re telling about Your first attemps are waking up some old memories of childhood custom-attemps to me as well! The good old times, where no one was writing comments to Your fantasy products. Only your friends who came by gave You a quote and there were the parents who tell You to stop that nonsense and get back to Your homework!
NeCrollector - Friday, June 8, 2012
This post of yours is just all around AWESOMENESS!!!
Not only is the figure beautiful, but it's awesome that you shared with us the story of your first custom! That's cool, brother. I'm so glad you decided to pay homage to that first custom by creating a new one! This custom is AMAZING! I love the use of the robes...it gives the figure an additional layer of 'coolness'!
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