Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kid Eternity - Icarus

This time around Kid Eternity needed someone who could fly and who better to summon than Icarus from Greek Mythology. Icarus' father Daedalus had constructed the Labyrinth for King Minos at Knossos on the island of Crete, wherein dwelt the monstrous Minotaur. Apparently Daedalus revealed the secret of the Labyrinth and as punishment Minos imprisoned Daedalus and his son Icarus in the Labyrinth itself. But Daedalus was a smart fellow and he invented wings of wax and feathers for both himself and his son, with which they could flee the Labyrinth. Like most dad's Daedalus warned his rambunctious son not to fly too high, but you know kids-they never listen. Icarus soared too high and the sun melted his wings and he plunged into the sea where he drowned - that is if the impact didn't kill him first. Anyway, I had a pair of wings from a Toy Biz Hawkman figure I had used in another conversion so I attached them to a spare Clash of the Titans Perseus figure to make Icarus. Personally I thought the wings were better scaled to Perseus than they had been to Hawkman.

1 comment:

  1. "and who better to summon than Icarus from Greek Mythology?"

    Well, since he actually DIED on his first flight, I'd have thought Daedalus, might be a better bet, no? :)