MOC: Susan Sto Helit

 The series of Discworld character builds continue! This is Susan Sto Helit, the (sort of) granddaughter of Death, as she appears in Soul Music. I chose that appearance, the substitute Grim Reaper, as the costume was probably the most interesting one and the afroish hair felt fun.

The scale is smaller than on the wizard. It felt easier to build Susan in this scale, especially when the frontpiece of the dress, using odd-shaped dark bley piece, seemed perfect. The dress overall is inspired by Paul Kidby's art, but some own impressions are thrown in too. The main construction is similar to some things I've done before, for example Major  Sir Edward Hornblom, though the exposed leg and curved skirt were new challenges (though somewhat explored on Palutena). The hands are my own design, seen before in some Steampunk characters.

The face uses same design than some of my Nausicaä builds, though here 1x4 double curved slopes are used (ran out of 2x2 ones and don't have baby bows in tan yet). The hair uses basic SNOT, Lowell-sphere techniques and stuff like that. The Death of Rats was thrown on it to emphasize Discworldly feel. It came out looking rather nice. It's the bony nose sticking out of the hood, I quess.

The scythe was a challenging one. I wanted it to be curved, which is not easy to achieve with mostly stiff plastic bricks. This one uses rigid hoses, but as bare bar would be too thin for figure of this size, they are covered with friction pins. The pegs make it possible to Susan to hold it, as those hands don't have any grip. Balancing it was rather hard. The centre of gravity was on the upper peg, so it stayed on the hand nicely, but spun around madly ending up in seemingly gravity-defying stance. But careful balancing was rewarded with time.



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