After seeing my son do his neat kitbash Hellboy at Mego Meet 2012, it got me really interested in making one myself.
I cannot sculpt likenesses - I have tried, but the end product is decent, but not what I see in my head...
I browsed ebay for Hellboy figures that could be Mego-scale....I thought I could maybe cast a head and make it fit a mego body.
Well, the problem with that is, there are some really good hellboy heads out there, really good..."too" good actually.
So, back to the drawing board in my head.
One day something clicked.
I was checking out the Mattel Darkseid figure hanging on my son's wall.
I instantly envisioned a cigar in the leftside of his mouth...but Darkseid has that big 'ole helmet thing going on...but the face, the face has possibilities...
Hellboy has spock-like ears...my first thought was to cast both heads, sand down Darkseid and attach ears.
A few days went by, and after browsing figures hanging on his wall, I noticed Black Adam was exactly what I was looking to achieve.
So, off the cards they came, and both heads got cast.
See the progress and Frankenstein method in my thread here:
Picking up where that thread left off - here is the finished Hellboy head :
I was on the fence about using a standard-sized 8" mego body and just "buff it up" as Mattel did with Darkseid - but I might want his chest exposed, so that method will not work for me.
So, we picked up some of Doc's new Hulk bodies - yup, scale is dead-on.
As I went with Calibos for Mego Meet 2012, I plan to build Hellboy from scratch.
Hand of Doom
Left hand that can grip a Samaritan
Belt with knick-knacks
Doing clothing like this will be a first for me, but I think I'll be fine - just gonna take time.