My favorite Mythic Legions customs to make are ones that add totally new character classes to my display. As such, I was excited to take a stab at a Mythic Legions Pirate!
This was a custom that was on my "to do" list for a little while. The key piece that pushed this piece forward was finding the perfect "pirate coat" to use...which is covered below in the recipe section for Captain Dekker.
You can read this character's story on my Instagram page.
This custom started with a torso from the Knight Builder kit, along with the waist piece from that same figure (minus the legs).
The head is from a MOTU Dekker figure, dremeled to fit the ML neck post. I have seen a number of people use this head for a Barbarian custom, and I have even tried this, but I really liked the way he looked as a pirate. He has the eye patch, and I think the white, braided hair made for a great look for my chracters. I actually have 2 heads for this figure - one with the ponytail still intact (for a "hatless" display) and another where I had to slice off the ponytail tip to get the hat to fit.
The legs are also from a MOTU figure, specifically from Eldor. I've used MOTU legs before, mainly to get "boots" for my figure that are not armored like the rest of the ML 1.0 bodies. I dremeled the pegs on these legs so that they would snap into a ML waist piece and still retain all orginal articulation.
For the pirate pieces, which I have already stated were key to this custom, I used a Pirates of the Caribbean Blackbeard figure. This was the 7" figure that I believe was a Disney Store exclusive? Because he was a 7" figure, and not 6", his parts scale really well with Mythic Legions. I find that some 6" figures, like Marvel Legends, end up being too small, but 7" figures are ideal.
The jacket I took from the pirate figure just slips over the shoulder sockets of the ML torso. The arms are from a Mythic Legions Baron Volligar.
The bottom tunic piece that hangs from the waist on this figure is from that same Blackbeard figure that gave me his coat. I painted it and the torso to match each other. The coat bottom actually attaches to the toy exactly the way the normal ML faulds do, with a hole that slips over the waist peg. The piece does not extend all the way to the back, but since I display him with his coat, you would never know that, and it looks great from the front! I really like the way this "tunic" makes the torso look, giving this figure's body a whole new style and feel.
Rounding out this custom are his accessories. The sword, sword belt, and hat are also from that Blackbeard figure, while his spyglass was from a Pirates animated figure.