Monday, 2 April 2018

The Snake Men - Remcor, Snake Man Footsoldier

The next one is a bit of a departure from MOTU canon, as it's a generic Snake Man footsoldier that didn't appear in any of the media (though there have been generic Snake Men warriors in the later continuity), but being a mere footsoldier, he might have been there. The base model is a rather heavily converted Otherworld Miniatures lizardman, sculpted by the talented Paul Muller. The Otherworld lizardmen are very suitable as generic baddies for MOTU as is, but I wanted to go the extra mile to bring them more into the world. The head was flattened, cheeks were widened and a forked tong was added, while he was also dressed up to have the fur panties and belt, as well as shin and wrist guards. Base custom sculpted as usual.

A generic Snake Man footsoldier 



His colour scheme and name were borrowed from a knock-off figure from the '80s. Back during the original MOTU craze, several companies started making cheapish action figures in the same style and one of these brands was Remco, which, among other things, made this purple Snakeman. I slightly changed parts in my conversion to bring it closer to how he could have looked in Filmation style. I painted the flagstones on his base in a different colour, as I want each faction to have it's own colour code.

A better view using the lightbox

The Remco snakeman in his glorious beauty.

He-Man facing off against a Snake Man in front of Snake Mountain



13 comments:

  1. That looks baller! I think you converted him dead on, and the paintjob is splendid. 😉

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    1. Thanks! I was googling MOTU snakemen for inspiration and came upon this old knockoff. I immediately knew I had to do one in those colours as they are just too perfect. The lightbox pictures are the most accurate representation I think.

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    2. I think i still have one of those kicking around.

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    3. The Remco snakeman? Feel free to pop that in the mail to me then. :-D

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  2. That’s excellent. I might possibly be stealing this idea...

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    1. The base for the conversion (Otherworld lizardmen) or the source (purple yellow and blue Remco Snakeman?

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    2. Looking forward to seeing it!

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  3. Nice figure to base it on. Looks really good!

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    1. Thanks. Those Otherworld Miniatures are pretty similar in size and style. They have some other figures that would fit in well too. Their aesthetic is very much '80s fantasy, so works for MOTU.

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