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Green Sentinel Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:8072  
Name:Green Sentinel
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Green Lantern
Creator:Maelstrom  
Date Added:June 15, 2008
Base Figure:ML Black Panther
Height:6.00 inches
This is a Green Lantern concept that I originally came up with about a year ago or so when the Figurerealm had a Green Lantern contest. I was stumped for ideas and by the time I came up with a sketch that I liked there were just a few days left for the submission deadline. My favorite version of GL is the "Kingdom Come" Alan Scott, so I initially thought I would make a custom of him during the period somewhere between his stint as the "Sentinel" and the Kingdom Come story arc. As the deadline was fast approaching, I decided not to pursue it, but then I kept coming across the sketch again and again, so I decided I would try a "quickie". I wasn't totally sold on this design, so I thought I would just take a different approach than what I would have normally done. I decided to use a base figure that I am really not particularly fond of, the "Black Panther". The Black Panther figure looks kind of deformed to me, with the rounded off shoulders, small chest, and the severe case of hip displasia. However, the texture of the BP body kind of took on an alienish look when I applied the green paint. I wanted to make a little bit of a different looking Green Lantern, but also maintain a streamlined, traditional look. I also thought it would be cool for him to have a beard, so I used a ML "Sentry" variant figure head for the beard, the cowl/mask is from a DC "Batman" and the hair was sculpted with AVES Fixit sculpt. The gauntlet style gloves were made with thin plastic from (of all things) a yogurt cup. I wanted some biker-style boots, so I sculpted them and made some straps and used some buckles from a Sleepy Hollow "Headless Horseman". The jewel in the center of the chest is from my daughter's "Barbie" collection, I think? Alan Scott's hair is/was blond as the Sentinel, but it was stark white for the Kindom Come arc. I didn't want to make him look old, and I thought blond hair with a beard and green mask would just make him look too much like Green Arrow, so I scrapped the Alan Scott idea and I am sorry to say that I don't have any original ideas for an origin or story for this custom. But nevertheless, I like the moniker of "Green Sentinel", so that's what I'm calling this one. I figure he's a distinguished member of the GL Corps "honor guard", and is not assigned to any specific sector, but has broad authority and explores the universe. His five year mission....whoops!, I started waxing like William Shatner there for a sec...Anyways, here it is, no where near in time for the contest. But overall, I am pretty happy with how it came out.


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JmTrtt - Sunday, October 30, 2011
I like this very much!
Maelstrom - Monday, July 21, 2008
Although the process was pretty basic, this was in deed tricky...The Batman head is unusually warped and asymmetrical (Uneven). I just cut the Sentry's upper face/jawline away, cut away the Batman mask around the eyes, and glued it into place. I had to add some Aves Fixit sculpt to fill in gaps and sculpt the hair and cowl. I'm still not entirely pleased with the symmetry of the face, but that's the best that I could do with the parts that I used.
Thanks for all the comments guys!
Unknown User - Thursday, July 3, 2008
Been meaning to comment on this one since I've seen it all over the net.
Very nice work as always Maelstrom! You are the king of Frankensteining / kitbashing. How did you sync up the Batman face with the Sentry head?!
Matt-Man - Monday, June 16, 2008
A yogurt cup... ...very original. He looks bad@$$. I wouldn't be surprised if DC steals...I mean borrows this GL design. He totally has attitude.
rpetras - Monday, June 16, 2008
Completely agree, this kicks serious booty!!!!
Nice design, it totally works either as Hal or just a generic GLC member.
geki69er - Sunday, June 15, 2008
this is by far the most original costume for GL I have seen in a while. I would freak out if I saw them use this in the comics because I think people would love it(including me). anyways, great freakin job all together on this one. the boots are so sweet along with the mask and the chest jewel is so nice. and I love that he kinda looks like it could be some future bad @ss version of guy gardner. could this be the costume one day of the "greatest green lantern of all"?
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