Saturday, June 18, 2011

Custom: JLU Ra's Al Ghul

I feel weird posting a custom Ra's so soon after the DC Direct head swap. I certainly like the character, but he's getting a little more attention here than he probably should.

This was actually more a custom of opportunity than anything else. I bought a Speed Racer Captain Terror action figure, and he came with that awesome cape. It reminded me of the type Ra's is always wearing, and that got me thinking.

First up, I'm well aware how far off model I am. Ra's cape is traditionally green, his clasp is different, and he's generally depicted in a vest, not a suit. But there's a perfectly good reason for the changes.

I was lazy.

Besides the cape, this was put together using an old Batman: TAS Ra's and a JLU Old Man Bruce figure from the Batman Beyond 3-pack.

I was actually planning on just using Bruce's arms on a Two-Face body until I removed Bruce's overcoat and discovered he was the same figure underneath. Live and learn.

A head swap and some paint later, and he's ready to show off his new cape. Not too shabby, I think.

I'd be remiss not to mention that this isn't the only JLU Ghul custom we own in this scale and style. My wife made an awesome Talia a few years back. You can find pictures here.