I bring you… PHANTASMA! Another one of my Masters of the Universe customs.
After his murder at the hands of the nefarious Asesino, Prince Juan Delgado was brought back to life through the mechanical genius of Aquatico. A living skeleton in a robotic body, the Prince is now known as –
Phantasma, the skeletal champion.
This one was a little tricky, because when you tap the battle armor in the middle of his chest, the spring inside flips a cylinder, and now the armor is “damaged” (and you then manually wind it back up to smooth-and-undamaged with your thumb). But i wanted his armor to be smooth and blank. Experimented with glue, but no dice — those springs are pretty strong, even 25+ years later.
I used the following components:
* Head and torso: Battle Armor Skeletor
* Arms and legs: Man-E-Faces
* Weapon: Clawful’s mace
Dry-brushing the face was interesting. My first effort, and I didn’t really know what the hell I was doing — I just knew that the flat white coat of paint didn’t have a lot of depth to it, so I brushed some pale blue on to give it a bit of shadow. The effect wasn’t too bad, I suppose.
The tiny dots of gold on his armor were a bit of work, as I don’t have steady hands. Got a bit of the Dr. Strange tremor going on. No brain surgery for me, by Dread Dormammu.
You know what I kind of miss? Skeletor’s voice. He was one snide son of a bitch, but I liked him. Same with Starscream. You put the two of them in a room together, I bet they’d get along like a house on fire.