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    Skeletor's Snake Mountain Throne Custom

    Going for a specific look in the FILMATION cartoon, but with a modern interpretation. No bug heads or swords, just bones and fur.

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    very nice dude

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    Awesome work!
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    Awesome. I love the details of the skeleton's anatomy.
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    The mods are strict about no discussing prices or selling in this part of the forum.

    Reminder to everyone - Requests to purchase or how to purchase are not permitted in replies.

    UPDATED IMAGE: Fur section is placeholder.

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    BadVermin is correct (thank you for posting that, BV ).

    No sales talk here in the customs forum. If you want to talk sales, please keep it to PM or post in the Marketplace.

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    The "updated image" is no longer showing up after the mod edit.

    This sucks, I don't have that image anymore.

    I'll post a new image soon.

    EDIT - new image added.

    Again, the hair is placeholder.


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    This is ridiculous dude. You have no idea how much I'm image fan of your work. And it's not the vodka talking I swear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadVermin View Post
    Going for a specific look in the FILMATION cartoon, but with a modern interpretation. No bug heads or swords, just bones and fur.

    https://www.he-man.org/forums/boards...5&d=1611079280
    This is freakin awesome man great job!!

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    Working on the hair and the various horns, guessing I'm about 70% done. This is my first 3D model in about a decade, still learning.

    No idea what that back of the throne is supposed to look like, I couldn't find any references from the cartoon for the back of the throne, so I just made one up for now. If anyone can point me to a good photo of the back or side please let me know.

    I'm exporting this directly out of the modeler rather than using a renderer that is why the lighting is so weird. I can only have one light with shadows.



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    All new sculpt for the top half of the skull to match the cartoon more accurately. Bunch of other changes including adding a jaw to the side panel.



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    Awesome man.

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    It's incredible! Great work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by orsogranito View Post
    It's incredible! Great work!
    Quote Originally Posted by unclassified View Post
    Awesome man.
    Thanks! I hope you will enjoy the next version, I added another set of bones and finished the tiara.
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    absolutely beautiful man. So jealous

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    First 3D sample is in hand.

    It's come a long way since I posted the first version, that old skull looks really bad, I'm embarrassed to have uploaded it. This version has the missing bones on the side and the finished skull. Other than tweaks for fit, the sculpt is now done.

    I've been getting a lot of messages asking about the size of the throne, it's 7.25 inches tall, just short enough to fit on any of the Castle Grayskull levels.

    The throne was specifically designed to fit the standard MOTUC Skeletor figure, which can't actually sit, but leans back with his knees bent. Getting it so the throne cradles him was tricky, the fit is almost perfect, I'm going to raise the front end of the chair 1/4 inch so his knees are closer to the fur. I'm trying to avoid the floating look caused by the hard plastic loincloth. I've already created the new version and it's ready to print.



    I finally got around to He-Bro's video on the throne that came with Snake Mountain throne. I avoided it because I didn't want to be subconsciously influenced by the Super 7 design. Wow. I shouldn't have waited or worried. It looks interesting, but with the price tag of the playset it should have been tested and tweaked beforehand.



    I worked very hard on the scale so that it should work with the lines. I've tested Classics, Origins and 200X. They all fit.



    Next update late in the week. One the Classics fit is dialed in, I'll move onto making molds, then plastic color tests.
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    I hope you guys don't mind my using this forum as a digital diary for this project.

    I know these look exactly the same, but trust me, it's slightly bigger and the MOTUC Skeletor figure now fits perfect. I'm aware of the gap between the two parts, that is because I didn't push it in all the way yet and I wanted to be able to take it apart for test painting, the top half already has a light drybrushing to bring out the details. Just some minor tweaks here and there and it's off to mold making.

    If anybody has suggestions for improvements, now is the last time to make them.



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    Love it. How well does it scale up with MOTUO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Also Raines View Post
    Love it. How well does it scale up with MOTUO?
    Thanks, that means a lot.

    Did you mean Origins or Original 80's?

    Origins Skeletor's feet dangle a little and no longer sit flat, but I think it still works. The upper half of the Origins/Classics figures are the same size.

    I'm not sure I can find my 80's Skeletor.



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    I meant the Origins figs. Looks great, I like how they fit.

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    I need this amazon throne!
    I sent a pm.
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