He's not quite finished yet (I still need to do some highlights on his epaulettes and a little emergency clay surgery on his right wrist where the "transplant" didn't marry up as well as I want) but...
I heard that Dev was feeling a bit down and figured that if this didn't cheer him up, I'd eat my hat:
Almost there... mini-Dev... almost there!
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OK... I know it's been a looooooong time coming but... finally... it's:
"Dev of Two Worlds"
You all would have remembered, many moons ago, I decided to try to take:
- The body of a "Captain Typho" figure,
- The arms of a "Lobot" figure
- And the head of a Dark Horse Comics "Stormtrooper" figure
and somehow transform them into a single figure that combined the overall image of Dev Em as envisioned by Sketch Lad, atop the boots designed by Viridis Lament:
Well... I'm pleased to say that Dr. Ex's experiment is a rousing success, as our Frankenstein-like hybrid on the left has now officially been added as LMB Action Figure #2 on the right... Dev Em!
Work it, Dev... shake that booty:
He joins the first figure, Lard Lad:
as they wage a never ending - but tiny little 1/18th scale - battle for truth, justice, and the Legion World Way.
The Dev figure is slightly taller than Lardy... but I think it actually makes it a bit more realistic. If I'm not mistaken, I believe the real world Dev is actually rather tall himself.
So... no project is ever really done (I think, later on I'd like to try to do a cast of the Dev figure's head and make a second one -more Durlan-colored and with antennae) but, for now, I think it's time say "Finis" on this one.
Sorry it took so long, Dev, but I hope you dig it.
I said earlier that Figure Number 3 would likely be Cobalt Kid, but I'm still shopping around for a few parts for that... so, in the interim, I pinged one of our other LMB members to see if he liked some ideas I had for his figure.
I hope he replies back. If not, that could be... well...
So I got the thumbs up from the mystery LMBer and that means - once I get the base figure in - I can start working on LMB Action Figure #3:
Eryk Davis Ester!
For the over all design for Eryk's figure, I'll be working off a slightly modified version of some sketches done a while back by Kid Marvel. He had a couple of different takes on Eryk that were each very cool :
I'm basically going to be using the first design, but with a couple tweaks:
- I'm going to lose the "L" symbols, as that's more of an LSH signifier
- I'm dropping the glasses
- And I'm going to close up the bottom of the shirt (a lot of Joey's designs favor the bare midriff and - while they look cool in his drawings - I don't think I can translate that to this format).
Additionally, I am going to incorporate the choker from the second drawing, as well as the fact that Eryk has blonde hair (all other drawings I've seen of EDE, except that first one, are blonde).
So, after a little quick Photoshop hacking... the end design will be more like this:
For a base figure I'll be using a guy from the "Attack of the Clones" movie called... ugh... Elan Sleazebaggano (someone please stop George Lucas). He is, quite possibly, the only drug dealer ever shown in a Star Wars movie, who offers to sell Obi Wan something called "death sticks". Here's the fig:
I really like him for Eryk because of the slenderness of the figure and the nice start on the "groovy" wardrobe. Additionally I think the height of the "rockabilly" hairdo will be a nice help to fashioning Eryk's "nelly cap".
As a totally sweet bonus, I was able to pick him up fairly cheaply in a two pack that came with the corresponding Obi Wan figure (which, depending on how it looks, I might use the lower half of for when I do the Cobalt Kid figure).
And - what's more - they each come with half of a cantina bar that connect together:
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