I decided for my first 1/6 custom since I've been back would be the Pulp action hero Doc Savage, I've always like Savage but the hairdo always annoyed me especially the way it whent to a point on the forehead.
So when I was searching for reference pics I came across some old Savage comic book covers that had a different hair style which suited the 1930's and 40's style that I wanted to go for.
Doc Savage - Main body is a ACI muscle body the hands are from Sideshows and Hottoys Indy figures which have been repainted. The head I have had in the parts box for a long time and can't remember which company made it.
The shirt is a Indy Hottoys and the pants are from Sideshows Indy, the boots and belt are from Dragon and the left wrist brace was made from some old leather and small plastic buckles.
The gun is from and old sci-fi figure with an added sight added to the top from plasti-card and the torch is made from some old house hold decorative sticks and the flame was done by adding plaster of paris and woodglue together and then waiting till is started to dry and then sculpted it to the wood using thin strips of wire.
The Base - I wanted to give Savage a base and decided to give him a desert style tomb one, the base was made using high denisty foam and cutting out the desired shape and the column was made from the excess foam and the piller was cut from some thich cardboard tubing.
Once the column/pillar had dried I scribbed the stone floor using a soldering iron and added some extra details to the pillar using thin styrofoam.
I then covered the whole base using a mixer of plaster of paris and woodglue and let that dry and then added fine river sand. Once everything had dried I used Vallejo and Games Workshop paints to paint and weather both the base and figure.
Note - I have included a comic cover of what I wanted the figure to look like.