NOT a kamen rider custom ;p he's red white and golden and carries a puny sword; Super Shinkenger Red!!
I've for the longest time wanted to create a custom that involves some coat or jacket but i couldnt find a rider that matches that description. That is until i realised i dont need to restrict my customs to riders alone! And I realised Super Shinkenger red fit the bill nicely. I saved a Garo Kouga coat sometime ago just for this purpose and now i can use it :D
As usual the devision on which body base to use was simple, just use a Hibiki type body base :D Its muscular with removable armor to make him even thinner to allow sculpting or fitting in jackets and ihs arms and legs are very modular.
A) Custom his head
B) Custom his coat
C) Custom his main body and belt
D) Custom his legs
E) Custom sword
I'll go through each of these work streams one by one :)
A) THE HEAD
We'll do the head first. First off, you cant use any of the hibiki's upper head. You will need to mold the whole upper head and face yourself. First take a hibiki lower head and lump putty on it. Shape the putty into a rounded bald head. Wait for it to dry first or else it will be hard to manipulate additional putty to form shapes. Once its dried, add more putty to form a v-shaped mask like on the photo below. Add a small layer of putty to form his chin.
Next you will need to draw some lines to mark where you want to add putties for the kanji sculpt. See pic below. I then add a small layer of putty over those marked out area, again see pic below. This layer will be a foundation to hold your next putty layer better for your to form better shapes without the putty slipping off or get pushed out of position.
Now you can use putty to form a more prominent and angular chin as well as a visor. See pic below. Once its dried, use sandpaper to sand the visor and chin to make them smoother and the visor sharper.
Now its a matter of coloring it. Here's what i did.
1) I first use a white marker to color the linings on the kanji and the neck.
2) I then color the rest of the head with a metallic red.
3) I used a small brush to color the linings on the kanji with super metallic silver.
4) After all that dries, i paint black on the kanji and avoided painting on the linings.
5) After the metallic red dries, i paint a coat of clear red over it. This really brings out the shine on the red colors.
6) I then repaint pure white over the linings on the kanji to bring it out.
7) Lastly I do black pen linings on the chin part and the ear muffs.