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The Wastewalker - Post Apocalyptic Bounty Hunter Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:53368  
Name:The Wastewalker - Post Apocalyptic Bounty Hunter
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Borderlands
Creator:Palanmacar  
Date Added:September 5, 2013
Base Figure:Modified Hot Toys Truetype Standard
Height:12.00 inches
Completion Time:24.00 hours
Articulation:38 points
***//ACCESSING CLASSIFIED HYPERION FILES//*** ***//PERMISSION GRANTED//***

SUBJECT LOCAL DESIGNATION: The Wastewalker
SUBJECT NAME: ???
SUBJECT HEIGHT: ???
SUBJECT WEIGHT: ???
SUBJECT HAIR COLOR: ???
SUBJECT EYE COLOR: ???
SUBJECT SPECIES: Human (CONFIRMED)

Very little facts are known about the man called the Wastewalker by the locals of Pandora. Rumors say that his family was one of the first to arrive on the initial pilgrimage to the wild and nearly uninhabitable planet. Nobody knows what he looks like underneath the worn and scarred mask, or even what his true voice sounds like. He is a man of few words, and when he does speak, it is masked by a vocal scrambler so that even a possible accent is disguised. It is known that he wanders the outskirts of the Pandorian settlements, taking various bounty board jobs as they become available. He has a knack for accepting assassination jobs, especially against high-ranking Bandit leaders. His true purpose for doing so is unknown, though some rumors circulate that he was once a member of a Bandit clan several years ago and that his lover was captured in a raid and that he has been looking for her ever since.

A master of camouflage, he can blend in almost seamlessly with most natural surroundings. He appears to be proficient with most weapon types, but prefers a specially modified Eric I um sniper rifle for long range engagements,and Vladof assault rifles for medium range skirmishes. For close quarters and melee engagements, a heavy axslung across his back makes short and bloody work of any enemies foolish enough to let him get close.

Video surveillance taken from a Hyperion facility records an attack by a masked and hooded figure wielding a large E-Tech powered rifle. The footage shows that the rifle is capable of multiple select-fire settings. Single shot, burst fire, fully automatic and sustained suppression have all been documented. The weapon does not appear to accept any known form of detachable magazine, but it is speculated that a compressed reserve or eridium is somehow stored within the rifle, and requires time to recharge after extended use. The gun also sports a folding bipod and a under-mounted foregrip for added stability during fights that require that the Wastewalker remain mobile.

Beyond these few rudimentary details, little else is known at this time, though more information will be added to this datalog as it becomes available.

***//END OF ENTRY//***

This idea came to me as I was playing Borderlands 2. I've always wanted to make a post apocalyptic style character, and I liked the idea of having a mysterious masked bounty hunter like Boba Fett. I was inspired by Ashley Wood's World War Robot series of figures, and tried to incorporate elements of Borderlands and 3A into the figure.

The sniper rifle has a custom silencer, scope, and paint scheme. I weathered the original 3A Punter Bot Sniper rifle and cut it down by about 3 inches, melded it back together and gave it some camouflage tape to hide the seam. I also added the foregrip on the bottom. The bipod still functions normally too. The grip also had to be sanded down heavily to fit into the HT Captain America hands. It works well and looks really good in person. I heavily weathered everything that you see and wrapped the axe handle in some thin cloth for a better grip. I added the strap to the M4 CQBR and weathered it a bit. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! As always, please give me some feedback, positive or negative!


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User Comments
ShyGuyWolf - Friday, March 28, 2014
Man, this guy is great. My Super Mario fan fiction character is mostly based on this guy. I will give credit when I make a fig of him and post it
Palanmacar - Monday, March 31, 2014
You just made my day.! Please share your figure and send me a link to your story too!
NeCrollector - Friday, September 6, 2013
Excellent custom! That's one badass bounty hunter!
Palanmacar - Saturday, September 7, 2013
Hey! Thanks for saying so! He was a lot of fun to put together!
FireStride - Friday, September 6, 2013
Thanks for the weathering tips
Palanmacar - Friday, September 6, 2013
No problem, I'm glad to be able to share my insight!
REBNOR - Friday, September 6, 2013
I dig it! Nice concept and name. I am a sucker for anything post apocalyptic. Great job!
Palanmacar - Friday, September 6, 2013
Thank you! Nothing can ever be too dirty, worn, or weathered for guys like us!
FireStride - Thursday, September 5, 2013
Looks amazing! Gotta know how ya got that sort of sand weathered look...
Palanmacar - Friday, September 6, 2013
Thanks for the interest! I used pastel chalks dipped in water then wiped them on the areas that I wanted. I tried to use dark colors as the bases and work up to lighter colors for the accents. I also used black and brown paint pens made by Sharpie for the outlines of some of the seams and accents to try to replicate the hand-drawn effects of Borderlands 1 and 2. I'm glad you like!
Palanmacar - Thursday, September 5, 2013
Thank you very much!
ProtocolTenCustoms - Thursday, September 5, 2013
Dame dude, this is one badass original character! I like how you show a darker side to the Borderlands universe! Great work!
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