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Norton, from "Star Ocean: till the End of Time" Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:42912  
Name:Norton, from "Star Ocean: till the End of Time"
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Star Ocean
Creator:blaynescott  
Date Added:September 20, 2012
Base Figure:Various
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:40.00 hours
Articulation:22 points
"Norton was a Rezerbian fellon sentenced to 687 years on a deserted planet, though, due to engine trouble, he crash-landed on an underdeveloped planet, and devoted himself to taking it over. After being thwarted by Fayt and Cliff, Norton returned to guard floor 101 of the Sphere Company's tower, where again he is thwarted. Norton comes back in the stop motion series 'Metazine', only to try again at his former attempts..."

"Norton" is a frankenstien of different figures - literally, some cases. All parts were dremmeled down, and fully resculpted using Aves Apoxie Sculpt / Citadel Green Stuff.

Recipe:
-ML Monsters Box Set Frankenstien (pelvis/hips/thighs).
-HML Black Knight (partial thigh/lower legs, partial bicep & forearm)
-NECA Duke Nukem (partial forearms/hands)
-NECA Splinter Cell Sam Fisher (upper torso/double-ballsocket/partial lower torso)
-FF7: Play Arts Cloud (resculpted head/neck)
-FF Dissidia: Play Arts Gabranth (shoulders/partial bicep)
-Iron Man 2 Movie suitcase armor (flexible shoulder pads, attached with finish nails/superglue/epoxy)
-Sheet Styrene (shoulder pads/bicep pads - both shaped/reinforced)
-LOTR Figure (skirt)
-Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe Knight figure (partial lower legs/feet)
-Diamond Stargate Figure (Gun)
-FF:AC Play Arts Cloud (strap from 1/2 skirt used as weapon strap)

-Epoxy, and a bottle of "Mai-cure" Extra-thick Superglue, "Imported by Kroeger Inc.". It's a new type of superglue compared to the small squeeze-tubes I've been using. This stuff blows every other kind of gel-type super I've used out of the water. Since it's designed to hold machine parts together in remote controlled airplanes, I have little wonder why it works so well on custom toy projects.

-Painted with MR HOBBY lacquer paints/self leveling thinner + Vallejo Acrylics.
-Sealed with Krazyglue liquid-type Superglue & Vallejo Matte Varnish.


:: A note on articulated shoulderpads:
I actually went through three different prototypes of shoulderpad with this figure before the fellow who requested it was happy with the look/function. There's a disconnect between real-world physics, and videogame physics that allows polygons to intersect each other (i.e: shoulder pads that can pass through collars). I ran into this issue full-on, and wound up resolving the issue (articulated shoulder pads, that are game-accurate) by using a similar technique as my Extremis Armor Iron-Man from a few years back. Funny that it was a Movie IM figure that was used to accomplish this in the end.


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User Comments
211 - Thursday, September 27, 2012
It's so nice to see my favourite character from what I consider the best game of all time as an action figure. Currently he's taking over my house, using his Phase Gun. What he doesn't know is, some of my other figures are willing to rebel. The story will be revealed...
LuXuS - Monday, September 24, 2012
WOW, This custom really deserves more comments. Great, great figure
blaynescott - Monday, September 24, 2012
Thanks for the compliments everyone. I'm also glad people are liking the WIP shot compilation. I always take a lot of photos during the creation process, so it's nice to know people like seeing them.

'Norton' is on his way to a new home now. Hopefully in a few months, there will be some stop-motion animation done with this (and other) figures.
dandare - Friday, September 21, 2012
Beautiful work, really inspiring!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Friday, September 21, 2012
just so fantastic. love the wip pics and the recipe is phenomenal and executed perfectly. epic work.
NeCrollector - Friday, September 21, 2012
Incredible work, dude! Excellent custom! I love those W.I.P. pics...really appreciate them and the work put into this work of art!
asch - Friday, September 21, 2012
phenomenal, all this hard work paid off
G Brand - Friday, September 21, 2012
Brilliant work man! And I've been looking for a good "super glue" like adhesive. I'll give that stuff a try.
blaynescott - Monday, September 24, 2012
Hey man, thanks for the postings on both this and the Catherine figure.

If you'd like a photo of that glue (might help in tracking it down), drop me an email or message.
Rogue - Friday, September 21, 2012
I actually played this game you did an excellent job on this figure its factory quality!! Awesome job!! Btw in case you're interested I made a 12" Albel Nox custom on my profile page
Rogue
The Watcher - Friday, September 21, 2012
I don't know the character, but I do know that this is a mind blowingly amazing custom. This is truly impressive.
Comicustoms - Friday, September 21, 2012
Yeah, I was hoping to see wip pics, I can really appreciate the hard work put into this!
suprasizeme - Thursday, September 20, 2012
That is on AMAZING custom. Thanks for sharing the WiP's so we can appreciate how much work was put in because the final product looks factory made.
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