I finally got around to making Krull, the villain from the latest Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond. While he takes many forms in this movie, I decided to go with the one from the end of the movie.
He is made from a Lt. Yeorg body and a Padawan Obi-Wan head with super glue gel for his head ridges.
You may be thinking, “Father who?”. I was first introduced to Father Brown through the latest BBC series on Netflix. Father Brown is a priest in 1950’s England who has a knack for solving crimes (much to the annoyance of the local constabulary). While the show is based on short stories from writer/theologian G.K. Chesterton, it adds a supporting cast to the good Father, including a doting but gossipy church secretary, an adulterous member of the aristocracy, and a local ruffian who Father Brown takes under his wing.
One thing I enjoy about this show is that the characters are well-rounded. No one is without fault, but no one is truly evil. While Father Brown never lets a criminal off the hook, he also never gives up on the chance for redemption from God for these same people. Justice may be served, but with true repentance, forgiveness can be also.
The Fighter Pod version is made from a McCoy head, a Klingon torso, legs from the Romulan Ayel, with an arm from the Padawan Anakin. The hat and umbrella are made from clay, and the glasses (hard to see in this photo) are cut from plastic.
This is my second attempt at the Winter Soldier (see the first one here). Now that I’ve had a little more experience with clay, I decided to do another version and try to improve on the mask.
This version, seen with my other favorite Marvel Movie characters, Agent Coulson and Ant/Giant-man, was made from a Klingon body with a Stormtrooper Luke head and a gun from Sulu. The mask was made from clay. It’s hard to see in this photo, but I used gloss paint on the eyepieces of the goggles to make them stand out.
I found the new Despicable Me 3 Pint Size Heroes and picked up this little guy. I would love to see what would happen if the Minions showed up in Gotham…
Believe it or not, they actually made Minion Fighter Pods from the last movie (for some reason they called them Battle Pods).
Almost two years ago, I posted Fighter Pod versions of Micky Dolenz and Mike Nesmith, half of the Monkees. It took awhile, but I finally figured out how to finish the band.
For Davy Jones, I used a Star Wars Series 3 Anakin Skywalker so he’d be shorter than the rest. The head is from a Star Trek Sulu. The maracas were made from clay. The maracas were very cheap, but I make it up on the microfilm.
Peter Tork is made from a Star Trek Grasia with a Chekov head and Sulu’s right arm. I sculpted the hair. I used clay for both their collars and electric tape for their belts.
The Monkees wore both red and blue versions of these shirts. For variety sake, I decided to do half and half. I also realized that I had left the signature buttons of Mike and Micky’s shirts so I added them.
And since these guys are finally all together, I thought I’d share a video about another group coming together.
In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke is paired with Dak Ralter just before the battle on Hoth. He serves as Luke’s gunner as they fly off in a snowspeeder to repel the Imperial attack.
Dak is made from a Biggs Darklighter figure. Since I have made a few other figures from this same figure, I wanted to differentiate Dak from them. I cut off Biggs’ gun and added a wrench from Chewbacca and a Star Trek tricorder.
Dak Ralter (image from Wookiepedia)
This article is the first in a new semi-regular series, Fighter Pod-ish. Fighter Pods are my favorite toy line, but sadly, there haven’t been any new toys in years. However, I have collected some toys that are in the same vein and display well with the Fighter Pods.
This Antman is part of a new line called Ooshies, which are marketed as pencil toppers. While I decided not to collect this line, I realized that this line’s Antman would make a great Giantman for my Fighter Pod figures (as pictured here with my custom movie Captain America Fighter Pod).