MOC: The Comedian

 My fanboyness towards Watchmen (the original comic, Snyder's film is rather good too, but I am staying far away from Before Watchmen) should be no surprise to anyone, at least not after this MOC! And as most of AFOLs know, building things with LEGO is the best way to express a fandom. There is not so much to build on Watchmen, as the characters are the main focus. So I build a character, The Comedian a.k.a Edward Morgan Blake. (Or characters? Stay tuned!).

The scale is quite same as with my The Hobbit dwarves project. Naturally, building a human characters differs from a dwarf. The body is a bit sleeker, the legs are longer and the hands are higher from the ground. The sleek materials of The Comedian's leather armour also differed from the Dwarven costumes, so there is a lot of curved slopes and "Odd slopes" used there.

The legs were the first part I built. I used the feet of dreaded KK2 Figures as the seemed to be the right shape (and I bough a lot of those figures for cheap some time ago). There is some movement on the legs, but cool action poses are still impossible to achieve, as there weren't right parts for good hip hinge. Naturally Blake has his handguns, some tear-gas grenades, the nightstick and a shin-connected knife. Plus the shotgun seen on the '77s riot scene.

I'm very happy with the torso. I managed to achieve the right look on the suspenders (some SNOT Offset magic) and the muscular shape of the middle body. The big blue shoulder pad was rather tricky and it limits the movement of the right arm a lot. It's shape is very hard to do with regular bricks. The car door based stripe flag thing came out better, and it allows some posing to the arm. The arms themselves were hard to build too, and they look a bit odd on some angles when bent, but I managed to hide that with the photos. Kjehehe!

The head wasn't that easy, but some SNOT cheese tweaking allowed to build a original looking mask to hide Blake's identity. The hair was hard too, but some good ol' minifig neck brackets saved the day.



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