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Wendigo Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:7689  
Name:Wendigo
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Alpha Flight
Creator:N TT  
Date Added:May 25, 2008
Base Figure:Dark Alliance Lucifer
Height:10.00 inches
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!

May 25/08


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a9j8tgh6yhnf456m - Friday, June 29, 2012
haha great back story and even better custom this thing is just so cool
BKZ718 - Friday, June 6, 2008
The way he's supposed to look! Excellent!
snufkin500 - Sunday, May 25, 2008
I like the mix of parts here - it really captures the right look for Wendigo and looks just as good as (if not better than!) the one we're expecting from Hasbro in the near future. Great work!
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