During the wee hours one night, while putting the finishing touches on a custom, some figures had fallen from the display shelf and toppled onto one another. Because the figures were placed close together, when one fell, it took down a few others with it. Anyway, not wanting to leave them in such a mess, started to rearrange them. But the figures looked kinda cool just in a pile like that. And without warning, inspiration hit. The randomness of those figures on top of one another, gave a glimpse of potential custom figures that could be paired up. For example, the wings on the Redemeer Spawn with the Jin Kazama figure to make a Devil Jin, the Borg Drone with the Hulk, making a cyborg Hulk. Had just received in the mail the anti-paint Dark Alliance Lucifer figure. Basically, it's a figure that hasn't gone thru the coloring process, and remains a flat white. It had fallen right on top of a 12 inch Lady Death figure, and with her hair juxtaposed on the Lucifer, it howled to be made into Wen-Di-Go.
Luckily the hair piece was hollow inside, making it light weight, and was easy to cut out and attach. Took some additional plastic fur from an ML Sasquatch and placed them strategically. Sculpt work was required to blend in the fur and added some more where needed. Drilled a hole for the tail to allow movement.
The Marvel Legends white Sasquatch is probably the closes to a Wendigo figure (not counting the new Wendigo figure coming soon) but felt it never had the monster intensity this character deserved. The Lucifer base figure has got some wicked sculpting, and the facial expression is perfectly bestial. The spare heads were from a Mcfarlane Headless Horseman and they do a pretty good job at making this perky, adorable, fluff ball look so cruel and cannibalistic. And the Hulk has seen some better days.
For this custom, experimented with a different type of apoxie called DAS. It's similar to the Aves apoxie in texture and feel, but the DAS compound doesn't require mixing. It's a clay that comes ready-to-use and air dries for a hardened finish. And any left over clay can be put back into the container for use next time! It doesn't dry as fast as the apoxie, and is more fluid to use. Found it great for creating loads of texture and adhered very well on the figure. The durability, once dried is on par with apoxie (not fine detail stuff though), and the consistency of the clay can be controlled by just adding a little water. It takes a bit longer to dry than the apoxie but other than that, it works at your command.
Thanks for having a look at this!