So, I was given the task of taking a ML domino base and making it a mystique by swapping out a blackwidow upper torso from a HML. I was provided a good amount of fodder base materiales from the client. Including guns, an amazing belt, hands, a knife and sheath and a couple heads as well as a package of revoltech joints. ( as well as some gift fodder which is always appreciated :] )
After some back and fourth with the client on what he wanted and what I thought we could/should do we came up with the idea of a concept approach to the modern mystique. He wanted the middrift look the belt modded to hold the knife and its sheath. A resculpted Domino head to fit mystique and Xmen xtream Rouge hair. I suggested a chicks leather jacket sculpted onto her since dominos shoulders look like a jacket. Also on the left arm is a indentation were I would sculpt her trade mark, The skull. The client at this point said basically go nuts. I agreed to run all ideas by him and so far he has loved it all. SO let's get started!
Same goes for the neck. Take note of the left shoulder the "patch" will go their.
I used a magnet to attach the torso to the lower half.
So I first had to shorten her forarms then the back where it meets the elbow.
Then I went about making the revoltech receiver joints.
The belt is removable and uses a peg system. Pretty awesome. So in order for it to be mystique it needs a giant honking skull on it. I opted to not sculpt one but instead cut it off the mystique sash I had form the ML Legends Mystique the client provided. I sanded the belt clasp down and then simply cut off the skull sanding the back and applied it with crazy glue.
a comparison shot to show the size and stature of her scale next to a Electra on a X-32 lower half and a LCBH Ann O'Brain.
A shot of the before and after. (the rightt and left) Lots of dremeling and applying glue to tighten the joint up.
After lots of back and foruth, I finally got them to the right size. the arms and legs gave me a lot of headaches. Proportions did not want to match up but, I finally have them about right here.
A full shot from the front.
Then dremeled out the shoulder pad for my skull logo.
All in all, I was pretty pleased with the outcome here. As was the client.
another scale comparison.
On the next nipple puckering episode of Automtauntaun!
"THE FOOD OF THE GODS!"