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    Custom Zodak "Neck Armor" and removable helmet!

    Hello all. First, don't pay too much attention to my damaged Kevin Kosse Zodak head. It's just a stand in until I can obtain an official version.

    I have really liked the Classics Zodak figure since it came out and I didn't mind the reuse of the He-Ro loincloth piece but I was very disappointed that we didn't get the neck armor piece for the figure. With the release of the official head, the figure looks much better but I think it still needs the armored piece around his neck to look more complete. With that in mind, I decided to sculpt this piece for when I do get the Zodak head. The head needs to be removed for this to be popped on but it has an exact fit to the armor and neck and does not move or flop around when it is on the figure. The Zodac/Zodak armor is asymmetrical so this piece is slightly offset.

    As you can see, I also hollowed out the Zodak head so that he will be able to wear his helmet. I had a custom head by Kevin Kosse that was a little chipped up, so I decided to use it as a stand in, in order to get the helmet to sit low enough and look appropriate when worn. Since the Kevin Kosse head doesn't come with the chin strap part, it looks a little funny with his helmet on but keep in mind, once I can obtain an official Zodak head, this helmet should sit correctly and the sculpted on chin strap will make this helmet look much better when worn by the "Mystic Enforcer" himself.
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    Brilliant idea!!
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    Very sweet looking!
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    Thanks guys! Originally, I was going to make the armor plating more detailed but I decided to keep my first try a less "super duper hyper anime detail" by only adding the details from the animation as opposed to the 200X figure or bust.

    When I sculpted my MYP/200X Roboto head, I used a combination of the toy and animation. Maybe I'll try that on the next Zodak armor.
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    First, I'd like to say thanks to my friend Count Judas for helping me get Strobo without selling a kidney. Here is an update using the Zodak head that came with Strobo. As I expected, it looks much better with the chin armor at the base of his head.


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    looks pretty cool. :-)
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    I want that!!!!
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    Looks great, nice work and nice idea.

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    Thanks for the kind words fellas.

    I've had second thoughts of using my removable helmet on this Zodak head. Upon closer inspection, it looks like the Zodak head was cast in brown but painted over which means that having a snug fitting helmet would damage the paint on his nose much like it did with my Kevin Kosse Zodak head and I can't have that.

    I think I'm going to try and make a Zeelahr custom using Kevin's Zodak head and use the removable helmet with that figure. Now I just need to track down a spare Hordak buck for Zeelahr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterCollector View Post
    First, I'd like to say thanks to my friend Count Judas for helping me get Strobo without selling a kidney. Here is an update using the Zodak head that came with Strobo. As I expected, it looks much better with the chin armor at the base of his head.


    Zodak001.jpgZodak002.jpgZodak003.jpgZodak004.jpgZodak005.jpg
    You're welcome. Glad to help out fellow .orgers with this. That's an MYP Zodak! The neck piece looks awesome on him, superb job!
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    MasterCollector thank you for sharing this! Amazing work. It shows a lot of creativity and skill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdultCollector View Post
    MasterCollector thank you for sharing this! Amazing work. It shows a lot of creativity and skill!
    You're very welcome my friend. Although Zodak was one of the first cheap to produce variant figures, he's always been one of my favorites. The addition of the head was long overdue and very appreciated. That said, I think it looks a little incomplete without the neck armor, so that was my inspiration for this piece.

    Hopefully, I can show you a Zeelahr custom in the near future.
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    Have you looked into reproducing it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stprime View Post
    Have you looked into reproducing it?
    Not yet, but I may in the near future.
    "Evilseed with his MYP redesign dominated the poll pulling ahead with a massive lead."

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