Power Rangers Legacy Wars Chun Li Blazing Phoenix Ranger 4" Custom Figure By Dravenheart

by Jay Cochran
February 09, 2020
This week's TNI Cool Custom is of a Power Rangers Legacy Wars Chun Li Blazing Phoenix Ranger 4" figure. This was done by Dravenheart. Here is how they describe the making of this figure:

So, over a year ago they brought some Street Fighter characters into Power Rangers Legacy Wars and made Ryu into a Ranger himself. A few months ago, they brought them back and added a Chun Li Blazing Phoenix Ranger into the mix. Since they're here to stay this time, I don't know if they'll introduce any additional Street Fighter Rangers, but I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed for Cammy.

Head was still from the BossFight female blank. I just sanded it down a bit, then fully sculpted on the helmet. Everything else on the figure was sculpted on. The bracelets, skirt pieces, belt, gloves, armbands, chest armor, top of the boots, and even the yellow stripes going down her legs. After all that, a full repaint, and all done!

Base - BossFightStudio Female Blank


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Dravenheart - 2020-03-15 @ 11:26 pm

I didn't initially plan on having the female Spawn done this week. I had forgotten she was one I wanted to make altogether. But then I saw the gameplay trailer for Spawn in MK11 - the announcement that started this whole endeavor - and saw the female skin for Jacqui. Was a bizarre choice. But, it kicked up my interest, and here we are!

I hate spikes. They were bad on the male Spawn, but trying to make them even smaller for a female variation was agony. Oy. Fully built on the BossFight blank with everything sculpted on. Bracers, boot, skulls, cape, and every, single spike. Glued some small chain on, gave her a full repaint, and all done!

Base - BossFightStudio Female Blank

spawn22 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrspawn23 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrspawn24 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrspawn25 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickr

Dravenheart - 2020-03-15 @ 11:25 pm

Years ago, I made a simpler variation of Spawn. Many less spikes and no shredded cape. Then I did a Commando Spawn. Low on the articulation, heavy on the armaments. And then a couple years ago I made the Angel Spawn and Angela. I've considered revisiting her and making Redeemer. Not sure yet. There was another Spawn design in the mix as well, but I'm not sure what design it was. But finally I've gotten around to making a proper classic Spawn! Whew.

I really wanted to go over the top with the cape, but I needed it to still be manageable. Fully sculpted up the cape, bracers, skulls, arm band, leg pouches, boot, leg bands, and all of the spikes. Glued some chain on, a full repaint, and all done!

Recipe:

Body - MU DaredevilHead - BossFightStudio Male Blank

spawn18 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrspawn19 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrspawn20 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrspawn21 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickr

Dravenheart - 2020-03-15 @ 11:25 pm

I've been wanting to revisit this guy for ages. I never could get into the Savage Dragon comic, but I always did like his design. Pretty much the same issue I've had with a lot of characters, honestly. I made him once years ago, but was never really satisfied with that rendition. I've seen some amazing hulking designs done by some phenomenal customizers, but I still wanted to try something a bit more balanced.

Sanded down all the hair on the head. And then a little bit more. Smoothed over the head, then sculpted on the fin. Took a couple tries to get a pattern I liked. Fill in the holes on the back of the Hyperion upper torso. From there, gave him a full repaint, and all done!

Recipe:

Head, Upper Torso, Lower Arms - MU HyperionLower Torso, Legs - MU SandmanUpper Arms - MU Hercules

savagedragon10 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrsavagedragon11 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrsavagedragon12 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrsavagedragon13 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrsavagedragon14 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickr

Dravenheart - 2020-02-02 @ 5:47 pm

So, over a year ago they brought some Street Fighter characters into Power Rangers Legacy Wars and made Ryu into a Ranger himself. A few months ago, they brought them back and added a Chun Li Blazing Phoenix Ranger into the mix. Since they're here to stay this time, I don't know if they'll introduce any additional Street Fighter Rangers, but I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed for Cammy.

Head was still from the BossFight female blank. I just sanded it down a bit, then fully sculpted on the helmet. Everything else on the figure was sculpted on. The bracelets, skirt pieces, belt, gloves, armbands, chest armor, top of the boots, and even the yellow stripes going down her legs. After all that, a full repaint, and all done!

Base - BossFightStudio Female Blank

chunli12 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrchunli13 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrchunli14 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrchunli15 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickr

Dravenheart - 2020-02-02 @ 5:46 pm

This is actually my first Joker figure. How long ago did I start making figures? About ten years or so, and this is the first time I've ever actually made a Joker. A great one to start with, too. I'm not sure where the head originated from. The guy who commissioned the piece sent it to me.

Cut and dremeled the feet to fit. Sculpted up the pants, vest, collar, tie, and sleeves. Had to dremel the head a decent bit to finally get it to fit. Full repaint, and all done!

Recipe:

Body - MU DaredevilHands - MU Steve RogersFeet - Gamerverse Mr NegativeJacket - Star Wars General HuxHead - no clue

joker by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrjoker2 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrjoker3 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrjoker4 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickr

Dravenheart - 2020-01-06 @ 1:39 am

I've been talking about trying to revisit this guy for ages. I made a couple renditions of him ages ago, but was never quite satisfied with them. Finally, recently got to go back and not just remake the two I did before, but fix up all of his variations. Stone, Crystalline, Metallic, and the Magma transformation in the Metallic variation.

After I swapped out all the parts, everything was sculpted. Boots, pants, skirt sections, stone arms, stone chest, straps and shoulder pads, facemask, and hood. After all that, full repaints, and all done!

Recipes:

Head, Upper Torso, Arms, Upper Legs - MU HyperionLower Torso, Lower Legs - MU Wonder Man

tremor22 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrtremor23 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrtremor27 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrtremor31 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrtremor35 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickr

Dravenheart - 2020-01-06 @ 1:39 am

One of the very first customs I ever made was a Dexter Morgan. That was back when I was focusing a lot of my work on the Wolverine Origins bodies and was still trying to work out what paints I liked. That one was a bit more of a casual wear design. Since I've been revisiting a ton of old projects this year, I decided to give him another go. It helped that AngryNomad shrunk a Dexter head.

Sculpted up the full shirt and the pants. Swapped out the lower legs, and made the pants a little bit baggier over the boots. Also had to redo the boots slightly to they were a little shorter. Full repaint, topped off with a random knife, and done!

Recipe:

Base - MU Steve RogersHead - AngryNomad castLower Legs - random Joe

dextermorgan5 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrdextermorgan6 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrdextermorgan7 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrdextermorgan8 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickr

Dravenheart - 2019-12-03 @ 12:17 am

I've been considering this off and on for a while, and I've finally tried my first diorama piece. At one point a couple years ago I considered switching to display pieces so I could focus more on the details than the mobility. Coming off making a commission where I had to sacrifice some aspects of the design to maintain articulation, and it bothered me a bit. But, I didn't like the idea of trying to ship a diorama. Anyway, I was asked locally to fix up a She-Ra and we went all out with a full display. The idea was to mimic the image of her standing on a cliff with the Crystal Castle framing her in the distance. It was a ton of fun, and I have more ideas I want to try, but not sure when I'll get to them.

Figure first. Resculpted the bracers slightly. Sculpted up the shirt, collar, and armor sections across the torso. Cut and glued the skirt in place. Rounded out the back with sculpt, then sculpted on the belt. Sculpted up the boots, and resculpted the headpiece. Had to cut and resculpt the sword a little bit, and add the gem. Cut out some cloth, glued it to her back, gave her a full repaint, and all done!

And the display. Started with a wooden base. Something from a craft store. Sculpted everything on top of it. Started with the stone look, then fixed up the castle base. After that, I sculpted up the central tower piece, and then painstakingly sculpted on every single other detail on top of that. I actually did use a couple small gems at the top. I keep forgetting about those. Glued them on to make my life a little easier. It is most definitely the most complex and intricate thing I have ever made from scratch. It's not perfect, but She-Ra hides the major flaws and she's happy with the final product, and that's what matters. Full repaint, and all done!

Recipe:

Body - BossFightStudio Female BlankBracers - BossFightStudio armorHeels - MU Emma FrostHead - MU EnchantressSword - AngelForge castSkirt - Infinite Heroes Mary MarvelCape - craft cloth

shera by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrshera2 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrshera3 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickr

Dravenheart - 2019-12-03 @ 12:15 am

This is not an easy figure to get ahold of. And while I've gotten better at sculpting, I still don't really want to make the helmets from scratch. Or Saba. The White Ranger is the one Ranger from the original series that I haven't made. I mean, unless you want to get really technical and count the Alien Rangers too. But I don't. I think the only other original based Rangers I want to make now would be a gender swapped set. At least for red, blue, yellow, pink, black, and green.

Sculpted up the full chest armor, which took a couple layers to get on there. Sculpted on the armbands, bracers, leg bracers, and the belt. Dremeled into the head a decent bit so it would sit properly, too. Gave him a full repaint, including some very tedious detail work on Saba, and all done!

Recipe:

Body - MU DaredevilHead/Saba - MMPR 2010 White RangerLeft Hand - MU Spiderman

mmpr42 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrmmpr43 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrmmpr44 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrmmpr45 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrmmpr46 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickr

Dravenheart - 2019-12-03 @ 12:14 am

I've made the original Power Rangers team three times now, but only once have I tried the Green Ranger. Back during my first run through the group. I've wanted to revisit him for ages, but have consistently kept putting him off. Getting better at sculpting has definitely made this concept a lot easier.

Sculpted up the full chest armor, armbands, belt, morpher, and the bands around his boots and gauntlets. Dremeled in the head a bit so it would fit better, gave him a full repaint, and all done!

Recipe:

Body - MU MysterioHead/Dragon Dagger - MMPR 2010 Green RangerGauntlets - MU Captain America

mmpr48 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrmmpr49 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrmmpr50 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrmmpr51 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickrmmpr52 by Casey Moorehead, on Flickr

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