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Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« on: August 26, 2010, 07:25:18 AM »
This is really more of a kit bash figure, but I thought you folks might enjoy it.
He has the original head, exactly how it came off the figure, from the new Dark Shadows toy. I added the black fir and also the new werewolf hands and feet. The ripped up pants are also from the new DS toy and the white shirt I had laying around. The body I used is a retied type 2 mego, so he can hit all those cool positions, with a pair of cast LJN arms.
What I was going for was the Quentin version of ole wolfie, as he was who I actually remember as the beast when I was a kid.








Here is a pic of Quentin vs. a beefed up mego Human Wolfman














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Re: Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 08:49:33 AM »
That's awesome, nice work!



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Re: Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 09:55:48 AM »
Excellent work on him!!

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Re: Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 10:04:41 AM »
Very nice work!
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Re: Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 12:01:50 PM »
MOONSLAM!

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Re: Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 05:37:11 PM »
Excellent!!
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Re: Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 07:06:50 PM »
That is Howlllltastic!!!!!
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Re: Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010, 01:20:11 AM »
Very nice.  Wouldn't mind seeing a werewolf like this in the new Shadows. 

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Re: Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2010, 01:32:29 AM »
Is the head rotocast??
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Re: Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2010, 05:50:21 AM »
Is the head rotocast??

Yes it is.
A beautiful, squishy rotocast vynyl head! This is stricktly a kit bash figure in the picture.
 If you pick up the DS werewolf it will have THIS exact head, painted exactly the same way. The werewolf right off the shelf is perfect in its own right and a "must have"!
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Re: Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010, 10:12:27 AM »
Quoting some vampire some where, "I'll bite"

What is the rotocast process?
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Re: Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2010, 11:14:24 AM »
Quoting some vampire some where, "I'll bite"

What is the rotocast process?

It is a process toy companies use. The head is sort of soft, like a old style mego head. Perhaps someone can chime in as to what the actual process is.
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Re: Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2010, 09:48:48 PM »
Nice wolfie!! I ordered my DS werewolf today. The DS figures look like they could have came out in 1969 at the height of the DS craze. Very retro looking!!
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Re: Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2010, 10:36:45 AM »
Great job!

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Re: Custom Dark Shadows Werewolf
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2010, 05:42:34 PM »
It is a process toy companies use. The head is sort of soft, like a old style mego head. Perhaps someone can chime in as to what the actual process is.

Very NICE buddy. Very purty. Very nice use of the new Dark Shadows head. BTW--I have finally, after long last, started my Paul Naschy Wolfman mego custom. I think he wants to come and beat up your Dark Shadows werewolf when he's done! Actually.. knowing Naschy, he's probably be going to be more interested in what your Barbie's are up to. :)

Incidentally, "rotocast" works like this: as I understand it, the mold is a solid pece of metal without a mold seam. They start it spinning very fast (hence "roto"), and, while spinning, hot vinyl is injected into the mold. The centripetal force pushes the vinyl to the sides of the metal  mold where it takes shape and prevents air bubbles from forming. Then, while the vinyl is starting to set, but still warm, the head is plucked from the mold by the stem. It assumes its normal shape and finishes cooling and then is ready for painting.

I used to do a "poor man's" rotocast by placing a mold in the spokes of a bicycle wheel turned on it's side and spinning it. But the process of pressure casting that Austin Hough taught me works much more reliably.

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