June 8, 2009
- Project Date:September 1, 2003
For my custom I didn't want to stray too far from the crowd, but we really didn't need to see another "Red Shirt" custom. The following is my original post on the boards showing off the custom.
Spaceballs Security Guard
This is a custom Minimate I've wanted to do for a long time. Thankfully the extended Labor Day weekend finally gave me the opportunity.
He is a combination of several different minimate parts, electrical tape, and a custom helmet. Parts Breakdown:
- Mugato: Torso, arms, and legs
- Rob Zombie: Shoulder/Breast Plate, Hands
- Jen Yu: Boots
- Khan: Head
- Bruce Lee (Immortal): Gauntlets
- Any Black Hip/Crotch piece
The helmet took the most work, but it is relatively simple. It is a one inch wooden ball from any craft store. I drilled a Minimate-head-width hole and estimated the depth. I sanded out an opening so that our security guard can see. After a little sanding and gloss black paint, he was finished.
You have no idea the effort it took me to find a comb like that. Apparently you can't buy a single comb, it's either a two-pack, three-pack, or multi-pack with several different sizes of combs. But I endured it all to make a simple joke.
He was turned back into the contributing Minimates long ago, but I still have the piece of paper with the used electrical tape. Not for sentimental reasons of course, you just never know when you'll have to wrap two tiny wires together.