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.