Non-TF: Lego King Diamond

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  1. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Ok, so this one's a little weird. Several years ago, I received a Lego set for Christmas that contained a villian in a tophat. As soon as I saw the little guy, I thought he reminded me a lot of King Diamond. This week, I decided to give it a try.

    For the uninformed, King Diamond is the lead singer/songwriter of two of the greatest metal bands ever: Mercyful Fate and King Diamond. The songs are definitely on the darker side of the spectrum and King Diamond's style is certainly a reflection of that.

    I had wanted to make this guy for awhile now, but I could never figure out a way to get the detail that the face paint would need. As I was going through my closet when cleaning my room this week, I found a kit made by Testor's that lets you print your own water decals. Eureka! I scanned a picture of King Diamond's face from a CD booklet and scaled it down to fit on the Lego head. I painted the head white and added some hair. I swapped some parts from other Lego figures to give him black legs and crotch. To finish off the look, I made him a cross from the bones from a skeleton figure that I got with a GI Joe DVD pack and painted it gray to give it an aged feel.

    This one is definitely different, but I had a cool time making him! I have a strong feeling that this is almost certainly a one of a kind, so that ups the cool factor for me!

    As always, comments and critique are very welcome!
     

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  2. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    You did a great job on this piece, especially the face. Keep up the good work, and keep having fun! :thumb 
     
  3. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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  4. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Thanks, as always! :) 

    :rock  YES!!!!
     
  5. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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  6. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    You know he kinda is a cross between Sting and the Undertaker. But its a cool thing though.
     
  7. zeroXII

    zeroXII metallicon

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    Haha how did i miss this one? Invisible guest indeed....

    Bloody awesome!! Make MOAR!!! :rock 
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I know. Awesome custom. It is time for tea!!!
     

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