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LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby Lord Mercat » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:08 pm

Figured I may as well post this here, considering he's a custom figure and all!

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My character here is Hans Zarkan. A Lenfel Mercenary, Hans is a grizzled, bitter veteran of many years of violent battles, and has witnessed more than his fair share of bloodshed. Though never, properly trained, Hans has become a formidable warrior through years of fighting, and countless near-death experiences. He wields a massive blade the like of which would trouble three ordinary men to even lift, though he can swing it with one hand as effortlessly as a child would practice swordplay with a twig. A man of practicality, and with greater allegiance to coin than any pompous lord, or overly entitled noble, Hans is still fiercely loyal to the land of his birth, though he may not favor those who rule it. For Great Lenfald!

Made him a bit back, and was considering entering him into the CCC custom figure category, but decided not to use him for that. I always really liked how he turned out though, so ultimately, he inspired me to make the jump and join LCC.
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Re: LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby Sir Erathor » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:07 am

I really like him, especially the shoulder area!
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Re: LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby Lord Mercat » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:18 am

Thanks! The shoulder area is made of of the new Gamorrean guard headpiece (http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=98120pb01), I cut off the pauldrons, drill through the arm of the minifig, and halfway through the pauldron, and then pin them in with some krazy glue (It's really sturdy, and still allows for complete pose-ability).
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Re: LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby mpoh98 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:26 am

I like it! Very cool guy, what bothers me though is that it looks like you cut up a dark green cape! :cry: Other than that small nitpick, nice fig! :)
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Re: LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby Lord Mercat » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:51 am

Ah, but I did no such thing! So, never fear for I don't use official Lego capes for my customs, I use 3rd party capes, I've found them to work better for custom purposes! :D
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Re: LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby mpoh98 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:28 pm

Ah, PHEW! :D Glad you didn't cut up a official lego cape, that would have been DEVASTATING!
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Re: LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby royalbrickcustoms » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:27 pm

Nice fig! Does he have a broom strapped to his back? :lol:
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Re: LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby Lord Mercat » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:45 am

royalbrickcustoms wrote:Nice fig! Does he have a broom strapped to his back? :lol:


Of course! It's not very good at cleaning floors, though it works quite well on the occasional mocking Loreesi- sweeps the sand right off of them! :eyebrows:

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Re: LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby animmortal » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:18 am

Very nice sword! what did you make it out of?
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Re: LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby Lord Mercat » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:41 pm

animmortal wrote:Very nice sword! what did you make it out of?


Three things in general- the blade itself is actually made out of this piece: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30249 It had fallen out of a box in our garage, ended up partially stuck under a box of weightlifting equipment, and one of the sides was cracked- presumably as a result of the ordeal. I found it while doing some cleaning, and was thinking about what to do with it, when the sword idea struck me. I cut out the uncracked, flat side from the piece, and then cut the general shape of the sword, and used a file to file it down into the shape I wanted it to be.

For the hilt of the blade, I used a dark brown spear haft that I glued to the blade. I then filed down a bit of the spear haft so it was flush with the sword blade, and attached the bladeguard (it is attached so that part of it is glued to the blade, and part of the hilt goes up into the guard, which makes it VERY sturdy), made of this (dark brown) shield that I cut in half and filed down to best fit the sword.http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=91884

Finally, I added a few strips of brown cloth to cover up some of the gaps, and stress marks, and viola, I have one really sweet sword!
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Re: LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby animmortal » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:19 am

Thats very creative! Im impressed! Salvaging a use out of damaged lego is always an accomplishment.
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Re: LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby Sir Erathor » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:49 pm

That is one heck of a sword! What creativity! What cleverness!
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Re: LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby mpoh98 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:20 pm

Wow, now that I can see the sword, you certainly put a lot of effort into it and this fig! I congratulate you on a good job on that sword! It hardly looks like it was cut! :D
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Re: LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby TomTheMate » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:11 am

That... sword... is... beautiful... No, it's really great, I mean it. I also really like the look of the heavy cloak/ cape looking thing, especially the shoulder area. That's really terrific.
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Re: LCC- Lenfald Hans Zarkan

Postby Tower of Iron Will » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:11 am

That sword reminds me of some of the Final Fantasy games, maybe 9 or 10 or 11? Can't say that I've seen anyone make a sword that wide before, but hey, to each his own.
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