The Mythic Legions action figure customs of Jeremy Girard

Winter King

Morozko

This is a custom I finished, appropriately, just in time for Christmas. This is my version of Morozko, a character from Russian folklore also known as Grandfather Frost or the King of Winter. I was first introduced to this character in the wonderful book, "The Bear and the Nightengale" by Katherine Arden. This is my take on this character, part of what I called my "Winter Court" alongside the Mari Lwyd, Krampus, and Klaus - Lord of the North Pole.

  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Morozko - The Winter King custom
  • Mythic Legions Winter Court custom

Recipe

The head on this figure is a custom I bought on eBay. It is actually a cast of a WWE Sting head that had been expertly repainted so you would never even know it is that wrestler!

The body is from a Sir Ignatius. I wanted my Winter King to use this pearly armor, so I repainted all the gold parts silver to give him more of a "wintery" look. I used a torso from a Sir Gideon Heavensbrand so this custom would have a more regal look instead of being fully armored. To that end, I also wanted to give him a fully robed lower piece instead of the loin that Gideon came with, so I used a piece I scavenged from a Lord of the Rings Celeborn figure. It actually works wonderfully here since the coloring is exactly the same as the Gideon chest, and the rubbery lower robe fits right over the figure's hips, allowing the torso to snap right in as if they were made to go together! The blue cape is from a Marvel Legends Ego figure.

For Morozko's weapons, I gave him a normal sword from a Dragonage Duncan figure, as well as a large ice sword from a Xevoz Cyro-Katana. I liked the way that large weapon showcased his powers commanding ice and snow!

In the book that inspired this creation, Morozko rides a white mare. This meant my custom needed a horse, so I used a Shadowfax horse from the ToyBiz Lord of the Rings line.

In addition to Morozko's regal look with full robes, I also wanted to outfit him for battle, so he has an alternate look that uses his normal armor faulds, loin, and helmet.

For more details on the Russian legend, see https://russian-crafts.com/russian-folk-tales/morozko-tale.html

For details on the book (series) which inspired this creation, see Amazon