"The mark of my dignity shall scar thy DNA."
"Let me be the blesser of all souls!"
"Kneel before your master."
These are all the famous qoutes from probably the most hated final boss in Street Fighter history. I been wanting to do a Gill custom seem like forever,but I just couldnt find the right figure combination until now. Besides customizing,bodybuilding is my other hobby,been lifting weights for over 12 years.So I have some sort of idea what bodytype Gill should have since he suppose to be the perfect physical specimen.In my previous custom I used ML Venom upperbody for Blanka SF, Venom legs was leftover.I noticed how muscular detailed & vascular they looked,Thats when the idea came to combined it with ML Piledriver upper body.The Next thing I did was sanded down Piledriver waist & Venom hips,Sculpted wider lats & added bigger back muscles to give Gill that "V" taper look.I then replaced forearms & hands for the more articulated LCBH Savage hands & Venom feet for Neca Ken feet.Sculpted his V shaped speedo's thong showcasing his lower abs & making sure it didnt look like he wearing pampers.I used BAF Ronan head for his blank facial expression.
Now for Gill hair..it seem to be the most challenging part for any Gill custom. I used a techique that is done in hair salons for hair extensions.First I put LBCH Ann O'Brien hair for its foundation.Next I took DCUC Creeper hard non flexible rubber fur thingy bc it looked like Gill sculpted hair.Cut some pieces off & glued it in front of Ronan head & hollowed out the inside of the rest of his fur & tucked O'brien hair under.Whatever open spaces were left,I sculpted.Gave Gill his two tone multiple color shading & placed a green gemstone on his forehead.
Im very happy how he came out because Gill stage theme "Psych Out" by Hideki Okugawa is one of my favorites,I just love how it starts out techno fast,then slows down when your near death. Gill came out exactly how I wanted him to be, Ready to get on stage & battle for the 2014 Olympia or Arnold Classic.
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