The end of the project is drawing closer to an end! Latest model done is Donkey Kong/Teddy.
Donkey Kong is a big ape that wears a tie and likes bananas and barrels.
Donkey Kong, from his initial appearance on the Nintendo 8-bit to his more modern, suited-up appearance.
Teddy is a big teddybear made out of nightmares that hugs them to death. So basically, the plan was to have something big, apeish with a tie and possibly some bananas/barrels. Easy enough.
I knew from the beginning that I wanted to do a Donkey Kong/Teddy crossover, but exactly how to do it has been sort of unclear. For a long time, I was planning on trying to “apeify” a Teddy, but that seemed like a seriously super-hard, so after some well-needed advice, I went for Cojo. I mean, it’s a big angry ape, and it’s a Malifaux model (albeit a different faction… but who cares).
So I went for the Cojo model, managed to (after a great deal of effort) sculpt a tie and gave him a few barrels. Whammie, done-deal. I also added a D-pad to strengthen the theme a bit.
The model itself felt sort of flat, I realized, and painting its fur was definately a challenge. Also, brown fur with brown barrels on a brown base makes for yet a very…brown model.
For some reason, I’ve not taken any WIP pictures of the making of Teddy Kong. I guess I was just too immersed in the sculpting progress!..
Close up of the D-pad. Sort of hard to see with the lighting but… it’s there.
This guy is barrels of fun (barum-dish)
No, that’s not monkey doo-doo he’s standing in.