The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #395: Making the Hunter From A Shadow in the Moonlight in 3.75″ Form Part 1!
This week, I’m taking a motorcross figure I got from Aliexpress to make the unnamed hunter from The Thirteenth Hour prequel, A Shadow in the Moonlight (read it free in the US!).
Last week, we talked about making the same character but in miniature form, so this week, I figured he deserved to have a larger version as well. It’s actually a very simple design but I’ve always meant to do something more with it since there are only a few illustrations I ended up doing and something about the hood, cape, and lack of any distinguishing facial features has always been evocative.
These motocross figures came with the other ones I discussed last week. I couldn’t tell from the pictures, but they were quite differently constructed and much more difficult to disassemble. Luckily, the huge tolerances on the loose joints will make painting it easier, since I can’t get it apart to make sure the joint parts do not scrape on each other. I figured the overall wiggle factor of the figure (high) would work for a character that spends a lot of time gliding through the moonlight sky.
The face sculpts on these guys are hilarious!
Painted black …
The hood as been sculpted on …
At the time of this writing, I have sculpted the hood. I initially thought of sculpting of the face but instead just turned the head around so the back of the head is now the front. I think the only facial features I will paint on are eyes. After pairing it black with an airbrush, I moved the main joints around to see which areas the paint wore away from, then tried to Dremel those areas Dow. I think that is the best I will be able to do since the rest of the figure is held together with rivets I can’t easily remove.
Thanks for listening!