Okay, it's been a while folks, but the pengbuzz is back with another custom.
This time, I dug back to an old favorite: ROM, the spaceknight. Recently, IDW brought him back, and while the armor is cool and all, it wasn't the original comic or the toy. But there's parts of all three I like (original toy, 1979-85 comic and IDW reboot), so I amalgamated all that into one...er...spaceknight with my own touches.
Note: the eyes are blue instead of red: since our apartment is small, my wife has to see it on display and was freaked out by the red. So, to keep peace, I redid every light in blue. It's non-negotiable, and I have no place to hide this one from her.
So with that:
Proto in masking tape:
Closeup of armor
I didn't want this to be "too spacey", so I took a chance and did some "engraving work" on the armor with a sharpie. I'm not sure how I feel on it right now; I overcoated it with pearl to kill it down but it's not looking right. I'll probably go in with a different metallic and paint in all the scrollwork and whatnot to make it less noticeable but still present.
After all,[I]he is a knight![I/]
I also did a "human head" of Rom as he appeared before armor in the comic; the donor head (and body) was a Toy Biz 1/6 Aragon from LoTR:
(Amazing what a rotary tool shave and some paint can do!)
Stay tuned folks...