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Kuma Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:59295  
Name:Kuma
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Afro Samurai
Creator:Darththomas  
Date Added:March 13, 2014
Base Figure:Various
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:50.00 hours
Articulation:36 points
Greetings all, been a while again (kids always getting in the way of fun stuff :-P ). This is the most recent project I've managed to get finished for a friend on Facebook. Kuma, the dual wielding samurai from Afro Samurai. If you've seen the anime you'll know this guys story, if not you need to go check it out, such a great show. I hadn't even seen it before I began working on this but for research purposes I had to give it a watch and what a pleasurable watch it was. Anyhoo, here's the somewhat compicated recipe for this guy.

Recipe:
Bear Head = Morbs Rex, sanded down and sculpted details. I sculpted the details over some screws so they would be nice and secure.

Jinno Head = F4 Reed Richards, sanded and sculpted over also gave him a nose job. The wires are from twistie ties.

Upper body = F4 Reed richards, again sanded down all detail and sculpted over the gi and the neck area.

Upper arms and ball joints = SMC Hobgoblin, sanded down and sculpted over.

Top half of lower arms and arm joint = X3 Beast, sanded down and sculpted over.

Bottom half of lower arms and hands = Wolverine, not sure which one, peg holes covered.

Crotch and legs = Same Wolverine as the hands, sculpted trouser bottoms and filled peg holes.

Shins = Archangel, sanded to prevent paint rub.

Foot articulation = Hobbit Bilbo Baggins for the flesh colored discs, works like the new marvel legends feet.

Feet = John McClean Die hard, modded to fit the new assembly. Sculpted sandals, the blocks underneath were sculpted over screws again for security.

Belt = Hobbit Bilbo, trimmed to fit.

Swords and Sheaths = Epic Heroes Deadpool.

Base = Sinister 6 Electro with a tree trunk from a Starwars base and fake grass glued on.

Training swords = Pound shop Ninja, sanded all detail off and repainted.

Fish = Playmobil, skewered a hole and painted.

Blood splats = Figure packaging and hot glue.

Teddy bear = sculpted over a twistie tie armature.

Painted and sealed with games workshop products.

Think that's the lot, the guy who I made it for has made a great review video of him so if you feel the need for more of this guy, click on the promotional link up top to hear his thoughts on my work. Also I'll be putting some WIP shots up on the forums in the next day or so. Thanks for having a glance and I hope to be back soon with some more completed projects. Till next time..............

Find out more about this custom here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B7I4SZjIfs



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User Comments
windblock2007 - Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I love how you put this guy together,great work my friend.
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Cheers bud, I always enjoy the challenge of frankensteining, parts that don't match make me un naturally giddy
ringomendoza - Sunday, March 16, 2014
Not familiar with the character, but he looks great. Quite a "Frankensteinization" you did there, not to mention sculpt and paint job. Outstanding work.
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Cheers dude, you should definitely check out the anime, it's a really stylized and bloody watch plus Samuel L. Jackson voices in it
fitzjedi - Sunday, March 16, 2014
THIS is a great MASTERPIECE!! From parts use to execution!!
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Ta buddy, I loved mixing and matching the parts, I was particularly happy with how the feet turned out.
Nsp - Saturday, March 15, 2014
sick kuma fav character in the series would love to see a final scene kuma
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Now that would be cool, maybe one day I'll do one, not in the forseable future though, want to get back to my MOTU customs, cheers dude
NeCrollector - Friday, March 14, 2014
What a MASTERPIECE! I totally LOVE that last pic that shows all the figures that went into this bad boy! I love the Afro Samurai show and this is a perfect custom of Kuma!
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Thanks buddy, I honestly hadn't seen the anime before this request and I watched for research, so glad to have been introduced to it, still need to watch the film though.
StrangePlanet - Friday, March 14, 2014
Very cool!
Almost bought the DCD of this guy because samaurai with giant teddy-bear head is whack.
But this is awesome, articulated and looks way cool. Impressive use of parts too! DAMN!
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Ta dude, yeah the DCD is cool but pretty expensive from what I've heard. The guy who owns it is well into his ACBA so the DCD just wasn't articulated enough for him. Yeah, teddy headed samurai is amazing, who thought that one up then?
Redmist - Friday, March 14, 2014
Excellent recipe! Luv that breakdown!
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Thanks dude, I enjoyed putting that picture together almost as much as the custom...... almost
Hilltop Creations - Friday, March 14, 2014
Wow!!
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Thanks for the applause bud
TicaL - Friday, March 14, 2014
Great recipe! Perfectly put together
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Thanks man, had tons of fun matching all those parts up, tons of headaches but tons of fun too
Champion City Toys - Friday, March 14, 2014
Now that is a work of art...Incredible!!!
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Thanks very much mate, loved working on him.
Bacchus - Friday, March 14, 2014
Freaking AWESOME!
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Cheers dude, much appreciated
Crass.Roach - Thursday, March 13, 2014
Wow! Cool!
Darththomas - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Thanks muchly!!
Crass.Roach - Thursday, March 13, 2014
Wow! Cool!
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