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Monday
Jun282010

Don Ackbar Draper Figure - WIP

Listening to: Nothing.

If you've been following along, you may remember the "Guys, it's a trap." post and illustration that I did a little while ago. I decided that it's been a very long time since I've done any custom toy work and that I should go for it again. While I lack ability to sculpt and make my own pieces, I'm pretty good at finding pieces and kitbashing.

The two figures you see above come from Hasbro's line of figures for kids based on popular licenses. They range from Marvel (Super Hero Squad) to Star Wars (Galactic Heroes) and to many other licenses. The two you see above are a Destro and Ackbar figure, respectively. Since the figures themselves are quite similar in scale, matching pieces was relatively "easy".

Luckily the Destro head was pretty easy to remove. I didn't even have to cut off the point of articulation that kept the head on. Unfortunately, the Ackbar head wasn't nearly as easy to remove. He didn't actually have any points of articulation. The only solution was a full lobotomy.

I had to be careful about cutting the head off of Ackbar because he doesn't exactly have a neck. I went for a V cut to ensure that I got all of the head, even if did decimate his body somewhat. All that I needed to do after this was sand the pieces of piece so they would fit snugly with each other.

With a little superglue and praying, the head fits the body. You can see some of the paint has rubbed off due to the surgery, but that's okay. I'll be repainting the whole thing anyway, which is actually the next step. I'll take this guy home and primer him. I'm actually quite partial to Games Workshop Spray Primer.

I'll post more pictures when I get more progress done with the project.

Related Link: Don Ackbar Draper

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