Antje (dieastra) wrote,
Antje
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Customizing: Kayo (Robert Beltran) in the movie "Lone Wolf McQuade" (with Chuck Norris)

Since I became a Robert Beltran fan through watching Star Trek Voyager, I also have watched many other movies with him. "Lone Wolf McQuade" was my first Chuck Norris movie, I have no idea how I could have missed this so far. I absolutely loved it, and I loved Robert's character so much that I made this figure of Kayo. It was a lot of work but I am very proud of him!

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I started with a Motion Picture Bones, as he already had the open collar that I needed.

I shortened his tunic and filled out spaces with Milliput, also forming the collar. I also switched out the arms to those from the Talosian Keeper.

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I spent ages trying to mix the right skin color. The original Chakotay figure is too light, and I had to re-do it several times as he turned out too dark. Painting a face in that small scale is not easy. It is easy to screw up though. Not doing that any time soon again.

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I made the shirt pockets not with Milliput but with several pieces of plastic added to each other. It gave a cleaner edge and shape.

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Painting the stripes was another nightmare.

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At first I had tried to use the Star Trek symbol to make into the Sheriff star but that looked too clumsy so I just printed it from a screenshot. Also the red patches on the sleeves.

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The only hat I could find in my stash was this. I cut of the feather (shame! I loved it!) and painted it white. I also added the brown hat band.
See also Kayo trying on some more hats here

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I made the weapon belt from scratch as well. The belt buckle is a chain link from a keyring. I even sewed the holster with the tiniest needle I could find. I already had the gun (borrowed from Jack Harkness) and the cuffs.

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I put leather around some foam rubber and then added another stripe for the flap. At the back it became a loop. All the items can be moved around on the belt.

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And then I got the highest approval you can imagine!

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