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Calvin and Hobbes Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:47275  
Name:Calvin and Hobbes
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:Kimota! Customs  
Date Added:February 18, 2013
Base Figure:Ben 10 and Sasquatch
Height:8.00 inches
Completion Time:30.00 hours
I love Calvin and Hobbes and it kills me that there are no licensed products. One day I got bored and saw some Disney character customs that were done in a realistic style and the light bulb went off. I wanted to make Marvel Legends style Calvin and Hobbes.
Calvin: He’s a straight up repaint of a Ben 10 figure. Once I saw him I knew he was perfect for Calvin. I wanted to make him look a little older so I went with the teen Ben 10 instead of the little kid one. So he’s wearing a hooded sweatshirt version of his normal shirt. The only modification that was done was that the arms were redone and shortened slightly. Ben 10 looked too lanky for Calvin and I wanted him to look as much like the strip character as we can make him. He was given multiple paint coats and washes to get him finished.
Hobbes: He was the difficult one. I knew that the Sasquatch ML figure would be a good base and I went with that. But I didn’t want to resculpt the entire head to make a tiger. Digging through the fodder bin located and old Realm of the Claw tiger and I used his head. I thought that the sabertooth look would be cool for Hobbes and make him look deadly but still the Hobbes that everyone loves. I attached the head and sculpted in the gaps and more fur to the neck, by using Aves Fixit sculpt. I primed and repainted the entire figure even though he was orange to start with. It just looked better. Tiger stripes were added. He was given multiple layers of oranges, browns, white shades, dry brushing and washes. I wanted to make him look like a tiger creature but not lose the Sunday comic strip that we all know. It took several tries but I think he worked out.
All of the paints were Citadel and Model Masters only. The paint was sealed with Citadel sealer.


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User Comments
NeCrollector - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Awesome job, dude! I especially love the paint job on Hobbes.
Kimota! Customs - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Thanks. He was the difficult one. Calvin was easy
Patraw - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Great tribute to one of the best comic strips ever; excellent work!
Kimota! Customs - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Thank you. I just wish there was some merchandise out there
spongyblue - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Now you just need to make a smalll Christopher Robin with a giant Pooh Bear.
Kimota! Customs - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
That's not a bad idea
claytonemery - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Clever and very different. Great imagination!
Kimota! Customs - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Thanks man.
JeddTheJedi - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
An incredible reimagining of these two. I now want to watch an animated series featuring them kicking all kinds of ass!
Kimota! Customs - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
I'd watch it but would prefer to see a regular animated show in the original design.
Bamf67 - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Awesome idea and two great customs!!!! A+++
Kimota! Customs - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Thanks. I appreciate it
Gonard - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
wow man, so cool!
calvin and hobbes was definitely one of the main reason why I would bug my dad for the sunday paper haha
great work
Kimota! Customs - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Same here. Thanks
G Brand - Monday, February 18, 2013
Yikes! I could totally see a kid imagining this as his best friend.
Kimota! Customs - Monday, February 18, 2013
thanks. Me too and that is what I was going for. How cool of an imaginary friend is this version?
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