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TSCC: Custom Action Figures - FINISHED!

Here they are at long last... my custom Sarah Connor Chronicles action figures. I've made custom figures from 3 3/4" GI Joes before (which is what these are made from), but never anything this involved and never figures that were supposed to look like existing characters. It was a challenge and a half. But with a pile of GI Joe parts, a box of Super Sculpey, a Dremel Stylus with several grinding bits, lots of sandpaper, some razor blades, my trusty pocket knife, jars of paint, tiny brushes, a magnifying glass, sheer determination, gallons of coffee and a vision, I did it. And I'm really happy with how they turned out.

Special thanks to my husband, who patiently spent night after night alone on the couch watching reruns of Hogan's Heroes while I toiled away in my laboratory. Also to cisaac for inspiring this project with "Want", a short fic about Ellison. And everyone who cheered me along in the process.

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The pride of man, of parents as well, makes us believe that anything we create, we can control. Whether from clay or from metal, it is in the nature of us to make our own monsters. Our children, our alloys, all, built from our own imperfect flesh. We animate them with magic, and never truly know what they will do. - from episode 1.04 "Heavy Metal"



If you'd like to post any of my TSCC action figure photos anywhere, feel free, but please credit me and link back to this post.



I was pretty true to the show with these, so I'll explain where each figure's look comes from:

Sarah and Derek are wearing their clothes from the food court scene in "What He Beheld" (except I made the bit of Sarah's tank showing be black instead of light blue). John's outfit comes from "Gnothi Seauton" (except I made his long sleeves black instead of white). Oh and you'll notice there are 2 different heads for John — one with emo hair and one with short hair. I'm partial to the silly long hair for the action figure. Cameron's got on a bit of a mixture. Her upper half comes from "Queen's Gambit" (when she says "I call 9mm") and lower half from the end of "What He Beheld". Charley is in his EMT uniform from "Dungeons and Dragons". Ellison and Cromartie are dressed for the massacre in "What He Beheld". I guess I really liked the wardrobe from "What He Beheld".

I did take a few liberties with Cromartie because I found an abdomen piece with a fun longhorn steer belt buckle. Since he had on a western style shirt, I allowed myself some embellishment with that belt and the boots. And how could I put him in the "man in black" clothes without inflicting damage from the shootout? I couldn't, so I drilled some bullet wounds in him to match the scene. I also happened to have a GI Joe arm that looks suspiciously like an endoskeleton arm, so I took an extra picture with Cromartie sporting that as well.

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If you want to see know how I made these, you can backtrack through the whole process here:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Package Design
3 more characters made into action figures | Cameron gets a hair cut

Or take a cruise through my gallery of images from all the work on this project.
Tags: happiness is, sarah connor chronicles, tscc custom action figures
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