This custom started simply because I found the head on eBay and wanted to find a way to use it for Mythic Legions (Note - the head was originally meant for the Masters of the Universe line and it was created by Kevin Kosse). I loved the way this "spider character" looked, so I set out to create a totally new creature design based around that head. The end result was a really striking new figure that adds a member of the Arachne race to my collection.
You can read this character's story on my Instagram page.
As I have already mentioned, this custom really began with the custom spider head. Since it was meant for the MOTU line, I had to dremel it to fit on a Mythic Legions body. For that body, I wanted to stay with the black skin tone that I would imagine a spider-man having, so I used a Torionn figure, swapping out the armor pieces (lower legs, feet, lower arms, and hands) for some from a Baron Volligar. The loin and faulds are from a Barbarian builder kit.
For his weapons, I used a whip from a Lord of the Rings Overseer Orc and a spear from a Spawn Tiffany figure.
Speaking of Lord of the Rings, that line from ToyBiz provided one of the key pieces of this custom - the giant spider legs. I knew I wanted my arachnid assassin to have 8 limbs total, and I wanted 4 of them to be traditional spider-like legs. I used a LOTR Shelob figure, removing the spider's legs to use here. I also add some smaller mandible-style limbs to each side of his head. The chest armor on my character is from a MOTU Beastman. I repainted that armor and then drilled some small holes in it. I popped the Shelob legs into those holes, retaining all articulation on the legs and allowing me to pose the character in a wide variety of ways. The last step was painting the legs with a black wash so it would work with the rest of the figure.