Thursday, January 27, 2011
The Sinister Snowman
OK, here's another one of those Blackhawk villains who doesn't seem very intimidating at first blush. Basically some guy in a Frosty the Snowman suit - now doesn't that strike fear into the hearts of everyone he encounters?? Well, not really, but I thought it appropriate to highlight him today because we got hit with some snow last night and the limbs from a couple of my trees lie broken in the back yard. The Snowman and his henchmen were robbing whale oil and gold mines in the "far north." The Blackhawks take a hand but are thwarted at every turn by the clever criminal and his ingenious devices. Finally the Snowman captures Blackhawk but he manages to signal the rest of the team and they and they beard the bad guy in his hidden lair. As for the action figure, I used a Star Wars Rankor Keeper figure (pictured) as the base, filing and sanding and Dremeling away a lot of the detail and sculpting a new head and then adding small crystals for the buttons and eyes, making a rather interesting transformation. Since the Snowman had a team of henchmen I used a number of Star Wars, GI Joe and generic military figures, all dressed in winter garb, which fit in quite well with the character.