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"Kirby Your Enthusiasm" Custom Contest Official Entry Pics!

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« on: November 19, 2011, 12:21:48 am »

Andyís Entry:

Baron Strucker




Now, remember, this is the first time I have ever attempted a custom, so be kind!!

Iím not sure why I settled on Baron Strucker as my custom entry, but once I saw him on the list and looked at some reference pics, I couldnít get him out of my head. I thought the colours would be pretty easy to manage, there was minimal sculpting required (the thing I was most afraid of) and Iíd whip up one of those whiz bang decals for the chest emblem - they had to be easy, right?

The recipe I settled on was a DCUC Commander Steel body (nothing to sand off), the cowl of the cape from the DCUC GA Starman as the base for Baron Struckerís little capelet (which turned out bigger than I wanted, but oh well...) and the DCUC Lex Luthor head - a sacrifice, but I couldnít come up with a good alternative.

I used spray paint for the two greens and started off trying to paint the yellow, however I didnít plan well enough for it and had to resort to yellow tape (thanks Dr T for the advice on that!). The monocle started itís life as an earring, and the braid was easy to find but rather fiddly to attach.

I used a sharp knife to cut the scars in Struckerís head and then a flesh coloured fine point marker to highlight them.








The decal wasnít whiz bang easy, but I managed. I tried transparent decal paper but the yellow wasnít strong enough to withstand the green underneath. I ended up using adhesive sticker paper which was harder to apply without creasing but did the trick in the end.

Once Iíd finished the whole process, I knew there were many things Iíd differently, but as a first attempt Iím not completely disappointed with him.
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