Super minor mod here. I’m a fan of classic Aquaman…actually, “almost-classic Aquaman.” He could stand to lose those little black underpants. That sounds weird.
Eh, whatever, this week’s little plastic piece of disposable income…
Ingredients: Most of the heavy lifting was taken care of thanks to the WizKids Aquaman figure (Icons), then mix in a gloved right hand (Sidewinder/Ultimates) and a nifty splayed-finger left hand (Dove/Crisis). The cuff for the left hand is index card hardened by Krazy Glue and…y’know, I take back that “least amount of work” comment. To give Aquaman’s shirt a scaly look, I snipped itty-bitty bits of index card paper, stuck them to his upper torso with a pinprick of Elmer’s, then applied small drops of Krazy Glue to toughen ‘em up (blotting excess glue after each drop). Making that shirt was the opposite of fun. A couple coats of acrylic paint took it home. Custom Aquaman dial here.
I can’t look at the above pics without thinking of this.
Sometimes this blog tempts me with madness. When looking for some Aquaman-related figures to pose in these photos and finding only Aquaboy and Black Manta, I actually thought—if only for a moment—“I should build a custom Fisherman figure.” I honestly thought that. The freakin’ wader boots, uses-a-fishing-pole-for-evil Fisherman. Y’know, this guy…
If I ever mod that yahoo, it means my free time has reached critical mass and I should be ground into Soylent Green.
Random Aquaman from around the web
Aquaman on TV!
“Ask Aquaman” from The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
The live-action show that almost was (Ving Rhames was in that?).
Beware the terrifying (READ: adorable) “crew of fearsome manta men” working for Black Manta in this ‘60s cartoon (manta men madness starts at :28).
Come for the Aquaman cosplay, stay for Black Manta’s giant chrome head.
Super cute do-it-yourself Aquaman cubee!
And finally, an entire Aquaman fan site devoted to the much maligned orange-shirted King of the Seven Seas.