"Furious! Outraged! Sick with anger!"
Presenting the Demon Lord Ghirahim from the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
This custom was inspired by the release of Figma Link. Skyward Sword is my favorite game, and there's a curious lack of customs from said game on FigureRealm, so I decided to make this guy. Ghirahim is made of a Shadow Hawk base because almost no other 6 inch scale figures are skinny enough. Even so, I had to sand down Shadowhawk's Liefeld pecs. Painting was also a big learning curve. Getting his skin tone right and consistent wasn't easy. My biggest problem was the diamond patterns, as my masking tape didn't really do its job at all. I also tried my hand at sculpting heads for the first time, and it wasn't the total catastrophe that I feared it would be. Never underestimate the power of YouTube tutorials.
At the end of it all, I learned a lot making this custom, and had fun doing it. I plan on making his second form and final form (spoilers?) in the future.
Here's the recipe:
Base: Indie Spotlight ShadowHawk (sanded-down chest)
Head: Indie Spotlight ShadowHawk (cut, sanded, then completely sculpted over with apoxie sculpt.)
Hands: Venom from the first series of Spider-Man 3 figures ( webbing sanded down, left-over gaps filled apoxie)
Gloves: Pencil grippers attached to the forearm with apoxie
Belt: Apoxie and craft jewel.
Earring: Craft Jewel painted blue.