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1/6 Skeleton Warrior

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by FigureLover, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi figure modellers,
    Just thought I would post some pics of a kit that I finished several years ago. It started life as an injection moulded Airfix anatomical skeleton that I thought I'd make a bit more sinister. Modelled very loosely off the skeletons in the Sinbad movie, I did the following changes.
    The spine was cut and repositioned in three places giving a slight turn and more curve. The legs and arms positioned to reflect a charging and slashing motion. The sword was scratch built from styrene and placed into the right hand and all fingers were cut at the numerous joints and positioned around the handle. The sheild was also scratch built from styrene and placed on the left arm. Once again the fingers were repositioned to hold the hand holds. His skull was extensively modified by hollowing and reshaping the eye sockets to give a more angry apperance, rescultpting the teeth and jawbone and engraving runes onto the forehead. All parts were pinned for strength.
    It was painted in Humbrol enamels with extensive washes in Oils and dry brushing, with some pastels for the deeper shadows.
    All in all, I was happy with the outcome. Hope you enjoy the pics and I welcome your comments.
    Ben

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  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Ben,

    I haven't seen this one before mate; he looks very scary.

    I really like all the modifications you've made, they really do add an extra dimension to the kit.

    Well done, great work.
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work.

    marc
  4. Calvin Member

  5. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    straight out of Jason and the Argonauts, Cool

    Dave
  6. Robert Dominick Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Pretty danm cool!!
  7. Beyond New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Very nice.
    I like it.

    Grtz,
    Beyond
  8. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ray Harryhausen would be proud! Fun piece!

    Jay H.
    OKc
  9. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks guys, yes it was a fun piece to do and it was inspired by Ray Harryhausen after I briefly met him and got his signature when he was doing some touring with his anamated models.
    Tony, no you probably haven't seen this one before, I will be posting a few more over the coming weeks.
    Ben
  10. dimgall Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    very nice the bones are spot on!!
  11. specmod Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hey Ben, this is just so totally cool, l have the movie in my collection, and you have done a great job of this, awsome stuff.
    Cheers Andrew
  12. Kevin D. Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    The movie is worth watching just for the skeleton scenes!!

    Very nice piece. You said it was from Airfix... 54mm?

    Fun Piece! Very nicely done!

    Kevin D.
  13. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Andrew and Dimgall , thanks for the comments. You could do almost anything with this kit and let your imagination run wild. Kevin, also thank you. No its not 54mm, it's 1/6th scale, not sure what that is in millimeters but probably around 200mm. So big scale.
    Cheers,
    Ben
  14. Ixian New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Very Cool! HAH! Brings back memories! Well executed.

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