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The Tick Zombie in a Steel Box Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:64574  
Name:The Tick Zombie in a Steel Box
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Tick
Creator:vsndesigns  
Date Added:August 11, 2014
Base Figure:The Tick (Tick Talker Action Figure) w/Dinosaur Neil T-Shirt
Height:5.50 inches
Completion Time:8.00 hours
Articulation:12 points
I saved a half eaten Tick Talker purchased on ebay wearing a Dinosaur Neil T-shirt, which no longer says, "All in a days work" The head was created by using a hack saw to cut his head in half and epoxying a half a skull that came from a garland of mini skeletons from Hobby Lobby. I filled in the holes with some epoxy resin and sanded it down to size. I then cut out the electronics from its insides which made room for the rib cage from the same mini skeleton. These skeletons came prefinished and weathered. I melted the tick parts to allow it to fit into the The Steel box and had to adjust the height of the joy stick. The inside guts and heart were sculpted from sculpey clay and baked for 15 minutes at 275 degrees and allowed to cool. I used black sculpey to make the painting job a little easier. I repainted the burnt parts of The Tick with acrylic paint (blue, red, flesh, yellow). I used Johnson Pledge floor care tile and vinyl floor finish to get that glossy look. The antennas were made with sculpey little triangles laces onto a wire twisty from the super market and then drilled down into the head. The leg and arm bones can move in and out and around. I had to flatten his bottom to allow him to sit properly. I used Tamiya's Weatherine Master for the rust, gun metal gray silver accents, and silver accents for the Steel box. Added an eye popping out of The Tick's head which can be moved from behind. Strewed guts and gore made more realistic by combining epoxy with acrylic (3 drops) red and (1 drop) black. Inspired by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible)


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Heroes Assembled Customs - Sunday, August 24, 2014
It's my Tick in a box! My Tick in a box babaayyyy...!!


Seriously though, this figure is awesome. Great details!
vsndesigns - Sunday, August 24, 2014
Thank you Heroes Assembled Customs! Do you think I went over the top on the goreness scale? I'm thinking about adding lights and movement...
vsndesigns - Sunday, August 24, 2014
After only a couple days of researching the tutorials here in figure realm, I have been able to convert The Tick's Steel Box into something truly gruesome! The internet is really remarkable!
LilMsQ - Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I love him he is so cute this way I never liked the Tick till now make me some more to see they are AWESOME
vsndesigns - Sunday, August 17, 2014
After reading some of the tutorials here on Figure Realm, I updated my character and I think it looks a little more realistic. I used an odorless turpentine wash with Burnt Sienna oil, I dull coated between layers, I airbrushed the higher points of the relief, and I'm probably still not complete yet!
vsndesigns - Monday, August 11, 2014
I'm thinking about taking some of those tutorials to make it look more realistic. I'm not too sure whether Zombies have red blood or black blood. I didn't think I had to so much research when I first started this!
Bacchus - Monday, August 11, 2014
Very cool and creepy!
vsndesigns - Monday, August 11, 2014
Ahhh man, I knew I forgot something! And maybe the half eaten head of his little buddy Arthur!
KoolMisfit - Monday, August 11, 2014
What does Zombie Tick need to eat your brains?......a .....(wait for it)....SPOOOOON! (nice work!)
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