Antje (dieastra) wrote,
Antje
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Customizing: Ed Mercer ("The Orville")

I took a Spike body & Wesley head and made my own Ed Mercer action figure.

01-Ed

A lot of stuff had to be cut away. It's a nice figure and I was sorry to destroy it but I really wanted an Ed.

02-carving



I needed to cut a lot at the backside, they had this so the coat would flow but the jacket needed to be tighter.

03-Carving-2



I smoothed out all the crinkles in the sleeves and pants with Milliput. I also later added the collar and details like the comm at the sleeve. And I cut a little triangle into the t-shirt at the neck.

04-smoothing



I also changed the hands with wide-spread fingers to more closed fists.

05-hands



Originally I had just wanted to paint him blue but the paint I wanted to use had dried up and I did not want to wait till tomorrow to buy new one. So I found this cloth that was given to me back in 1989 for waving at a Socialist demonstration. I already used the yellow version for my customized Captain Kirk and now the blue cloth will fit Ed. It was a bit too dark though so I painted it with water color that is also from my childhood. I love how it gives the uniform a bit of texture. Not shown: I also had to alter the hairline of the original head plus make the blue eyes brown.

06-cloth-for-texture



Messy desk!

07-desk

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