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Cerberus - Hound of Hades Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:4092  
Name:Cerberus - Hound of Hades
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Fantasy
Creator:deadeye  
Date Added:September 18, 2007
Base Figure:Scratch built, Clay, glaze and Gelatine
Height:9.00 inches
Apologies for the photo quality.

This was a quick Custom - made for my young daughter Paula's classics class about Greek Myth.
I made this from scratch in Clay and was minimalist with its detail as if a greek artisan peasant wouldve made it.
Paula painted it with a glaze mix - so be nice!

it turns at the heads only

In Greek mythology, Cerberus or Kerberos (Greek ÊÝñâåñïò, Kerberos, "demon of the pit") was the hound of Hades, a monstrous three-headed dog (sometimes said to have 50 or 100 heads) - the original 'hellhound'. Cerberus guarded the gate to Hades and ensured that spirits of the dead could enter, but none could exit (additionally, no living person was to come into Hades). Among his siblings are Chimera and the Hydra. He is the offspring of Echidna and Typhon.
His saliva is deadly poison

The Greek Hero Hercules (Heracles) famously bested the might hound by putting it in a wrestling hold and knocking it out as one of his famous 12 labours.


Recipe

Clay and wire mesh for the scratchbuild

toothpicks for teeth

Gelatine dripped between fangs to simulate saliva

enjoy!


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User Comments
DTM - Monday, September 22, 2008
I wish Deadeye was still here, you would always know which custom he made in a contest. Nice custom though. I like me some three headed dogs
carlos1 - Monday, September 22, 2008
Hello deadeye I was browsing around and saw this figure great piece. I hope you are doing well.
trigun22 - Monday, September 24, 2007
looks awesome the slobber makes it look mad crazy wish I could do this love the Cerberus studied it since its the name of guns from my favorite character
Lunarfox - Saturday, September 22, 2007
Takes a lot of talent to make that from scratch,
the paint job's cool too
drop_of_caramel - Saturday, September 22, 2007
You got a lot of talent to make that from scratch. Awesome job. The saliva is a perfect touch! I bet you got that big "I love you, you're the best!" hug from her too. Very nice job!
Unknown User - Friday, September 21, 2007
Thanks a lot man - but its by no means the best of what I can do
cheers for the comment
~_@
Dedi
Unknown User - Friday, September 21, 2007
Thanks Shins, I got this message from the Paula's classics teacher this morning
" Dear Paul.
What a lovely surprise to finally receive the model of Cerberus. It is Superb!
The detail is amazing - its teeth, tongues and saliva are all so well done.
Needless to say I am showing all the classes and the rest of the faculty, who just love the model too!
It will be an invaluable teaching aid for many years to come.
Thank you so much for putting in such a lot of effort - I can assure you it is very much appreciated
Yourse Sincerely
J Shearer
Principal Teacher
Classical/RE Dept "
That makes it all the worth while doesn't it? That and my kids smile
~_@
Dedi
Unknown User - Thursday, September 20, 2007
Well it would seem I was without my computer longer than I thought. I missed this one being posted. This is with out a doubt the FREAKIEST Dog monster that I have ever seen. I love it, Great vwork , Great sculpting as always. Great Paint apps. Best custom I've seen in a long while.
Unknown User - Thursday, September 20, 2007
Its one of the tricks I learned doing SFX makeup on the cheap - gloop gelatine across fangs if the subjects going to wear the mask - to simulate drool
Or if its going to be just a static head - gloop rubber cenent glue on it - it works a treat -
also you can dye the solidified gloop into flowing blood drips
good for carried severed heads and axe/sword drips
I fins it harder to paint than scratchbuild - only thinmg inside it is tin foil and newspaper - which burns out when you fire it in a kiln - foil remains - making it a hollow dawgee
~_@
Dedi
Unknown User - Wednesday, September 19, 2007
well I mustve done something right for that desired affect
This wouldve made a cool entry into the supernatural contest...
~_@
Dedi
Unknown User - Wednesday, September 19, 2007
very cool and imposing - definitely what you would expect of a guardian of the underworld. like Doc, I love the drool - great touch.
Shinobitron - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Thats hella cool becasue it blends the best of both worlds fun and education!
Sweet job to both of you!
Unknown User - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Thanks man
yeah munchkin did good
~_@
Dedi
soul - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
f me hes scary
LWes - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Yeah she did a great job!
Unknown User - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Thanks Geejay
Paula did cool too with painting her first model - the mouth and eyes are especially good - since she used nail varnish for the eyes LOL
~_@
Dedi
Kern - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
That thing just drips evil.
Also, nice paintwork from your munchkin.
Gee_jays_Customs - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
nicely done buddy! sculpting is as top notch as ever!
~Gj
Punstarr - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
You sculpted that from scratch?!!
Holy hades! That's talent!
Greg8624 - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE,
I would find it so hard to scratch build
That takes mad skillzzz
How you hit that slobber its pretty sick
~Greg
Unknown User - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Thanks man - yeah you can't find it in the stores - lol - maybe just as well
Liking your work more n more buddy - respect back
To answer your question - hes 9 inches at the head as big as my Hammerstein warbot I'm making
hes maybe about that long too - he could swallow a smallish marvel legend fig with ease
wish I friggin had an HML herc to pose next to him - shoulda used a restler when I think about it - Doh!
cheers for stopping by
~_@
Dedi
Unknown User - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Lol house cats represent! tame that nasty sabretoothed pu$$ycat.
Thanks for the love man - I'll call this version 1 as theres something I want to change - and cos its mostly static clay - except for the heads that turn - I want to make a totally articulated one and do it bigger n better with a base....
I knew you'd dig the Greek mythological hell pup angle - as you did that kicka$$ Ares in full armour
respect back
~_@
Dedi
princebrent - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
WOW!! Dedi this is really impressive! And that you made it from scratch makes it even MORE incredible! It makes me want to ask....How are you at sculpting Griffins???
Mikey11935 - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Looks Great! Can't find this at the stores! But if he's 9" long then how high does he stand or is it the other way around?
Atlas_Customs - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Dedi, that hound is NASTY!! The scuplting and technique used to make this from scratch really impress the hell outta me and the fangs and drool put it over the top. As for McDee, he's a McD*ckhead. He'll choke on one by the time he turns 17. I wouldn't worry too much about him...
Redmist - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Holy s..whoa! that's hella scary, my man! Scary AND from scratch! Great work Dad and Daughter! And thanx 4 comment bout Sabretooth, my cats are holdin' him down lettin' him know who runs the house!
Unknown User - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Thanks Lwes - both you and docs works highly impressive too
LOL wish I had a Hercules figure to pose with this big bad person - that'd rock
Oh yeah forgot to mention in the description
I got paid $40 equivalent for this -
I was going to charge my max rate for a figure this big - but instead - since it was for my daughters class - and I wasn't totally happy with the fur sculpt -
- I charged for material cost (£5) and time at half my usual rate (£6 an hour - so charged only £3 per hour at 5 hours)- as it didn't take me that long to make.
So at £20 I still made 4 times my initial cash outlay back *shrugs*
and it was for a noble cause
- my daughter getting brownie points in her classics class
- and seeing her smile at me with that "best dad in the world" kinda smile
which is priceless
I'm one of the slowest customisers with my sight condition holding me back - but I find the more time I spend at something - the better it gets
But I hope I get faster as my vision improves...
~_@
Dedi
Unknown User - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Thanks Doc -
To be honest, I wanted this to be the best it could be - but I got a lot of customs on the go - some paid for work too and I wished I couldve devoted more time to it - especially since its for my daughters class
And this A-hole in her class called McDee is a complete bad person to her saying the models gonna suck - hes wound my daughter up so much - that she says if he complains about it and slags me off shes going to brain him with a chair
The dog heads I fear are the most detailed - I'm not totaly happy with the fur work - originally was going to use real fur - but it started to look 'puffy' and not so muscley looking and was going to be more work than I could commit too
Still 5 hours later - we got this big drooling hell puppy
Glad youse liked it!
~_@
Dedi
LWes - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Dude that's awesome work.
Dr Nightmare - Tuesday, September 18, 2007
LOL, awesome custom, slobber and all
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