WHOA NELLY it's time for more Earthworm Jim customs!
First up, here's Princess What's Her Name:
She's supposed to be an insectoid alien who's "hideously mutated" to look like a hot babe. I decided to make her look less human and play up the insectoid characteristics instead.
I used pictures of bees, wasps and hornets for inspiration.
When I showed these legs to my friend he flinched... as he put it, "I'm used to that pattern meaning danger!"
No, it wasn't a typo, I said I love bug titties.
This figure was made entirely
from scratch, with zero parts from other toys. Mostly sculpey, some wire and wood inside for support. The wings were made out of clear plastic (bits of packaging) which warped slightly when I baked connective sculpey parts onto them, but it actually gave them a nice dimensionality instead of being totally flat. I even hand-dyed the doll hair with acrylic paint cause I couldn't find a good red. She's reasonably well articulated - ball-and-socket joints at the shoulders, hips, neck, and mid-torso and swivels on the wings.
There's more! I also recently completed my "New Junk City" diorama for the displaying of these figures.
Based on level 1 of the original game. I used so many materials and found objects for this that I can hardly begin to explain the process, but the extremely short version is "papier-mache over wood." I experimented with a sheet of clear plastic for the backdrop, but settled on just using colored pencils on tagboard. It still looks pretty with some backlight.
Here's Jim surveying his domain.
And the obligatory group photo:
Now I'm wishing I had made this thing way bigger so I could keep cramming more characters into it.
Still to come: Jim's Pocket Rocket vehicle and... I dunno, maybe I'll do Evil the Cat. Still working out ideas for a few other characters.