A short time ago, I posted my Mythic Legions tribute to Boba Fett. As soon as I finished that figure, I was like - "Damn. Now I need to make the rest of the Star Wars Bounty Hunters." And so my latest series of Mythic Legions customs, "The Hunters' Guild", is now in full swing. Here is the second installment in that series - Iron Golem No. 88, or as he is commonly known, IG-88.
When trying to decide how best to represent IG-88, I decided to make him an Iron Golem. It worked out wonderfully since his name is literally an acronym for "Iron Golem". I wanted IG to have a very used, old feeling to him with some dirt and tarnish on his metallic body. I love painting worn, beaten armor, so this figure really was a joy to work on.
This figure was a mash-up of many parts. The armor pieces were all ones that I got in a trade that were painted purple like Keltuss. The arms and legs were from a gold skeleton legion builder, and the shoulder armor is from a Final Fantasy Sephiroth. The head is one of the new custom pieces that William Robert Post is doing over at www.myactionfigurecustoms.com. Like many have said, these heads are great fun to work with and this particular one gave me the look I wanted to for my Iron Golem's design.
To start, I gave all the pieces here a coat of gray spray paint (see pic 11). Since I was using such a jumble of parts in all different colors, I wanted to start with a consistent base coat. Next, I used some metallic silver dry brushing to get a metal look for my Iron Golem (see pic 12). Finally, I added the oxidation and rust effects with some blue, orange, and brown paints.
With the paint done, I moved onto accessories, starting with a pair of black belts to reflect the bandoleer that IG-88 wears. I outfitted my Iron Golem with a number of weapons, all of which I also painted to be worn and dirty.
So that is 2 of my Hunters' Guild characters down. I obviously plan to do the other 4 Hunters as well, so stay tuned for those in the nearish future!