"Blood Meridian: or The Evening Redness In The West" by Cormac McCarthy is considered by many to be one of the most violent pieces of American literature ever, so please keep that in mind when viewing this next bash. If you're not familiar with McCarthy, you probably know titles like,
"No Country For Old Men"
"All the Pretty Horses"
I won't go into many story details, because if you haven't read it you should treat yourself to this modern western classic (before Ridley Scott makes the movie ), but this particular character, Judge Holden, (who is mostly referred to in the book as simply "the judge") is the villain of the story, and though McCarthy is never explicit in telling us who or what he is, it's pretty obvious that he's either The Devil Himself, or War incarnate.
McCarthy is an amazing writer because he's developed this strange method of fascinating you with his characters, while at the same time never really telling you much about their physical attributes, so a lot was left open to interpretation.
All we do know about Judge Holden is that he's a very tall, hairless, pale man (probably albino because of his sensitivity to the sun) of high intellect and brutality. Extreme brutality. Also, he doesn't age and he's well-versed in theology, which would lead to the conclusion he could be Satan.
I didn't make this figure to glorify the character or his actions (obviously...he's the freaking devil) but I obtained the SS Gentleman figure in a trade and found the sculpt to be pretty unique, and it just happened from there. With that in mind, I hope the content doesn't offend anyone, as the gore of this bash pertains largely to the events of the book, and wasn't included merely because I may or not be a deviant.
Anyway, enough's enough already. Hope you enjoy. I know it's a strange one so bear with me, and as always--any and all comments questions and criticisms are welcome.
I repainted the SS Gentleman figure, as he was more of a gray color, his sockets were black and his teeth were almost silver.
The coat, pistol & belt are BattleGear.
The hat is pretty much custom, as it was an old white floppy hat that I styled & painted. The hatband is from the BBI Sheriff figure.
Shirt is from SS Han Solo.
Pants are actually from the original Gentleman figure.
Boots---sorry, don't know. Buckles have been painted.
Wrists are originally wrapped with frayed cloth to hide the flesh-colored body which was exposed whenever his arms were raised, but I think they ended-up improving the overall look.
Beads and Knife are from Dog Soldiers.
Scalps are real. I found a village of Brownies living in my flower garden and went medieval on them. Or, they could be doll-hair and leather. I forget.