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Custom Buzz Light Year Custom Action Figure

Custom #:61642  
Name:Custom Buzz Light Year
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Misc
Creator:Dawood Sekhem  
Date Added:May 18, 2014
Base Figure:Buzz Lightyear
Height:14.00 inches
Completion Time:10.00 hours
Articulation:8 points
When I purchased this Buzz Lightyear at the thrift store I had no idea how I would make it look cool with all of it's soft round shapes, I just knew it would be awesome if I kitbashed it. So I began by adding the pipes and cords to the back. Then I added large cylinder shapes to it and also the object on top of the helmet. I used Das air dry clay to merge the object on top with the helmet. Finally I primed, painted, weathered, added model decals and clear coated it.
The most challenging aspect again was trying to figure out how to make a toddler toy look post apocalyptic scale model/ action figure. I learned a lot on this one. In the end I did the same thing I do with my paintings and drawings - I just found my way through it, I began and one thing led to the next.
- I used electrical cords for the tubes on the back- Misc broke toy object for the cylindrical shapes and other shapes - Gouache, watercolor and acrylic for the paint and weathering- Fixative (final) for the clear coat to lock the paint in.

User Comments
Wolfie Wolfman - Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Color me impressed. Not many can pull something like this off. Kudos on making a lame toy cool. Buzz never looked so good.
Dawood Sekhem - Monday, June 9, 2014
Thanks Wolfie Wolfman!!!!! I am so happy with the outcome and responses like yours that I'm searching for another Buzz to transform. Thanks again!!!
ToyArchitect - Monday, May 19, 2014
Amazing!!! Love it, this concept was masterfully executed. Awesome how you completely transformed this base figure into this The paint scheme is jaw dropping too!
Dawood Sekhem - Monday, May 19, 2014
Thank you ToyArchitect!!!! Yeah the paint scheme took me a while to figure out as I really wanted it to turn out with an entirely different energy from the original kids toy. I really appreciate you saying it was "masterfully executed" - it actually took me a while to complete as I started it by adding the tubes to the back then I put it on the shelf for a couple week to plot on how I wanted to execute the painting and over all finish. I really appreciate your comment!!
Bacchus - Monday, May 19, 2014
Jaw dropping work, just so freaking cool!
Dawood Sekhem - Monday, May 19, 2014
Thanks Bacchus!!!!! I didn't expect such a huge response but it feels really good - Thanks again
Dawood Sekhem - Monday, May 19, 2014
Anybody know if there is a way to post larger photos????
ToyArchitect - Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I've only posted once on this site but if you look at the posting pictures criteria they tell you that each picture must be no more than 2MB & can't exceed 600pixels by 600 pixels. Seeing as how you have more of a wide screen format sized pictures you may want to consider cropping your photos to fit more of a square shape to see if it can become "larger". -Just a thought.
VicVeinz - Sunday, May 18, 2014
The incredible work & detailing you did on this custom superb!!!
Dawood Sekhem - Monday, May 19, 2014
Thanks VicVeinz!!!! The kitbashing was my favorite part until I began to paint and weather it. I really had lots of fun doing it - it's going to be hard to sell it
KoolMisfit - Sunday, May 18, 2014
Dawood Sekhem - Monday, May 19, 2014
Thank you KoolMisfit!!!!! Yeah I tried google searching the internet for different custom buzz lightyears and couldn't find many so I really had to dig deep for ideas of how to go about this. Thanks again!!!!
nino - Sunday, May 18, 2014
Groovy. Looks like my ex!
Dawood Sekhem - Monday, May 19, 2014
Thanks nino!!!! This came out much better than expected. I appreciate your compliment
panchopantera - Sunday, May 18, 2014
This is very unique and eye catching. At first glance I thought it was something out of Star Wars. Nice, nice nice.
Dawood Sekhem - Monday, May 19, 2014
Thanks panchopantera!!!! Star Wars was and still is my favorite... so yes there is lots of influence from it in there. Thank you very much!!!
Mr-X - Sunday, May 18, 2014
I love this!!!

It almost gives me a Steampunk vibe with the coloring and style. It's making me regret not buying one of these guys when I saw them at my local Thrift Store
Dawood Sekhem - Monday, May 19, 2014
Thanks Mr-X!!!! Yeah, I've passed up lots of great kids toys in the past but after this one - NO MORE HA HA HA Ha!!!
NeCrollector - Sunday, May 18, 2014
This is BEAUTIFUL! Love the paint apps on this post-apocalyptic succeeded in making a kid's toy look AWESOME!
Dawood Sekhem - Monday, May 19, 2014
Thank you NeCrollector!!!! Whooooshhhhh!!! It was not easy but lots of fun. I'm glad to get such a great response from this community
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