Non-TF: Swamp Thing

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  1. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    I got this idea a little over a week ago. As I was flipping through my old comics I came across some issues of Swamp Thing and it brought back memories of how much I loved these stories!

    I decided that it would be really cool to have a Swamp Thing figure for my collection, so I asked for some advice on the best SwampThing in the DC thread in the Toyark. While the advice that I got was awesome, I didn't really dig the amount of money that I would have to pay to get the figure I wanted so I decided to make him myself!

    Originally, I was going to use an extra Venom figure as the base and then try my hand at sculpting to get the details I was looking for. When I was clothes shopping with my girlfriend at a local Ross store, I found this Abomination figure from the most recent Hulk movie and all of my plans changed. It was perfect!

    Here are the materials used to make my Swamp Thing:
    • CrazyGlue
    • Mighty Putty
    • Twistie ties
    • A plastic flower that I found at Michael's craft store
    • Krylon Fusion Hunter Green Satin
    • Krylon Clear Satin
    • Testor's Model Master Zinc Chromate, Insignia Red, Yellow
    • Folk Art Dark Brown, Tan, Apple Orchard
    • Custom mixes of green
    I also found him a swamp friend in the education toy section of Target! :) 

    I think that this is my best work so far! It's not often that something turns out better than I had originally planned, and this guy has far exceeded my expectations!

    For anyone who may be interested to see the progression of this project, I also took some WIP pics and have included them as well!

    I hope you all dig him!

    As always, comments and critique are appreciated!
     

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  2. red00wolf

    red00wolf insatiable collector

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    wow
     
  3. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Excellent!!! I actually am doing a Man-Thing using a BAF Pitt as a base! I'll have to keep an eye in your thread so I can toss ideas around. I was thinking of using flocking to simulate a more organic vegetation, watcha think?

    Although Your Swamp-Thing seems a bit ripped, I think he's the pefect base figure to use! :thumbs2: 
     
  4. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Thanks, man!

    Oooh! That's going to be one huuuge Man-Thing! :)  I had thought about using something like flocking as well, but decided to just stick with the paint this time. If I decide to try this character again, I may give it a shot! I really do think it can take the project that much further into the realm of awesome!

    Thanks for the feedback, man! I really appreciate it! :D 
     
  5. Boggs6ft7

    Boggs6ft7 TFW2005 Supporter

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    neat, I loves me some Swamp Thing.
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Oooooo, nice! That is very good. I actually have two more Abomination figures that I need to work on. Nice too see other ones being worked on.
     
  7. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    WOW! That is an impressive Swamp Thing. A little bulky, but hey its Swampy to me. I do have a toy from him, but its not impressive..its the old stuff. Anyways he looks awesome, so great job.
     
  8. timshinn73

    timshinn73 Well-Known Member

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    Very cool!

    Great work!
     
  9. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Thanks guys! The feedback really is appreciated! :) 
     
  10. Sculpt-bot

    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    Awesome representation of one of my all time favorite comic book characters! Thanks! It was great to see this!
     

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