Just thought I’d share this here, and with the Killer Instinct figures essentially being discontinued, I decided to make Gargos. Because why not.
(I actually had to use the Practice Mode stage to get an accurate height of the characters. The figure itself is 8 inches tall plus the base, and 10 Inches tall if including the wings.)
This dude was a bit difficult to build, but I’m happy with the results. I also decided to show the process of how I did it, at least with some of the early stages.
I started with a handful of twist ties to shape the skeleton, I left the wings as stumps for now, and the arms would have to be tweaked to get his signature “Emperor/Default Stance” pose from the game. I also made sure it was of proper scale before I added any skin to him.
Now for the lower arms, I had to make the hands into hooks, then I’d slide them into the open slits on his forearms to make his arms crossed. (Sadly, I forgot to take a photo of the arms folded, but you get the idea.)
Next I applied some air-dry clay to form the rest of the mold. Using renders from both the game and google as a reference.
And for his wings, I originally was going to make them out of clay too, but no matter how thin I made it, they kept folding and crumbling apart. Plus it just didnt look as good as I wanted it to, so I just said “scrw it” and made a simple outline of his wings instead, again out of the twist ties, and later using paper as a substitute.
Close up shot of the face
Instinct Activated: "Stone Flesh!"
After finishing the wings, and painting him accordingly, I also build a small base, just like the Ultimate Source Figure’s stands, by making this one similar to the Astral Plain stage. But I’ve also superglued him onto the base itself, he can stand on his own surprisingly, but for scarcities sake, I just glued him onto the stand as is. He isn’t going anywhere anytime soon anyways.
View from behind the figure
And for a tiny extra, I did little cut-outs of both Izzik and Dretch to companion him, just to make it more complete. (Both range to about 2-3 inches.)
And there you have it, The Shadow Lord finally has his own figure, or at least a bootleg… its whatever you prefer. I was tempted to try something like Eyedol, Aganos, or even Omen, but we’ll have to wait and see. I just did this for fun, and its taken a while for me to focus on finishing it up.
(Had this thing stored in a box unfinished, since 2018…but at least now its finally completed.)
And to end it off, some screen shots with the actual figures…
"Die monster, you don’t belong in this world!"
"It was not by my hand I was once again given flesh…I was brought here by Humans to pay ME Tribute!"
Size Comparison to Jago and Fulgore
The Shadow Lord has Arrived!
My 2 Customs Side by Side
Killer Instinct Figures Complete + Extras (Complete-ish anyways…)
“Death Walks Among You…”