With the MOTUC version of Vikor coming up on January 18th, I felt a vintage counterpart needed to be made as well. So, encouraged by the vintage custom king Tyke, I started working.
This vintage version of Vikor is what the vintage He-Man might have looked like had the sketch by Mark Taylor been approved about 30 years ago...
- Helmet: Playmobil viking (cut and resculpted to fit He-Man’s head)
- Head: vintage He-Man (repainted)
- Body: vintage Tri-Klops
- Cape: vintage Grizzlor’s fur
- Loin cloth: parts of a McDonalds Superman figure cape (cut and painted)
- Sword: from a no-name knight toy
- Axe: vintage He-Man axe (heavily modified)
- Shield: vintage Grayskull weapin (modified)
- Necklace: from a no-name prehistoric figure
I added a ‘rusty’ look to all his weapons, just like the new MOTUC figure has. I wanted to have his weapons look like they are ‘worn’ by time (and fierce battles) and did not go for a very ‘clean’ look. The only thing I don’t really like is the way his shield came out. That needs to be modified a bit so that the ‘tip’ stays on better. Otherwise I’m extremely pleased with this figure. Comments are welcome!
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FINALLY!! GLIMMER IS IN MY SHELF!! Crita is coming... Now I NEED SONGSTER! The Awesometastic Bard!
hot holy smackrel!
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST VINTAGE CUSTOMS EVER. I am indeed going to copy your recipe....dang! I love this custom!
I've made furry Horde-customs and so therefore used many Grizzlor arms and legs....now I have a use for the fur! awesome, man.
See ALL of my customs (tons of He-Man, Transformers, JLU, TNBX, Flash Gordon, and more in one organized Gallery):
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Wow. Just amazing. Great job!
"I SHALL WARN YOU BUT ONCE, EVIL ONE--SPEAK TO ME THE TRUTH 'ERE MY BATTLE AXE FINDS A PLACE TO REST 'TWIXT YOUR FOWL EYES!" -He-Man.
Hm, looks really cool, he's just as he would have looked like if he showed up in the vintage line. Good job.
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Of course I do commission, after all I have to live!
Chiaramente accetto commissioni, dovr˛ pur campare...
I love an all inclusive canon!
ack Vikor skinned Grizzlor
Just kidding, amazing job though.
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Wow! That looks just like a figure Mattel would've made...awesome job!
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looks freaking great.
it's actually just a bit too good to be a completely believable retro version, but that's a good thing. It looks better.
Thanks (again) for all the kind words everybody!
Ever since I was a kid I wanted to 'upgrade' my MOTU toys. Give 'em something extra. So that's why my vintage customs mostly look 'off' a bit. They are vintage, but more detailed than the vintage line ever was. Or at least, I try to give them that effect. As if they are somewhere inbetween vintage MOTU and MOTU Classics. Here's the one that started it all (for me) Man-At-Arms. He is still the vintage version as we know him, but just a bit touched up. Every vintage custom I made after that followed that direction.