Luxan warrior Ka D'argo, from my favorite TV show, Farscape.
I started with an Ultimate Soldier "Tank Commander" figure, foisted on me by a friend who had
no use for it. The reason is that he prefers Dragon and Blue Box figures, which are even more articulated than the US
line. Also, the good commander's face had been sculpted to accommodate a removable cigar. One cheek was further
out than the other, and there was a hole in the side of his mouth. Worst of all, he didn't look like any actor!
Or did he?? Looking over pics I had of Anthony Simcoe out of makeup, I had a "By George...!"
moment. The features were similar enough for a start. I sanded down the bulge in his right cheek and filled in
the mouth hole with Magic Sculpt, shaping lips to match the left side. From there it
was just a matter of playing makeup artist. Again using Magic Sculpt, I sculpted the "prosthetics" to make him into
The body was donated by Sideshow Toys "Kanamit" from their Twilight Zone collection. Although
the figure is lovely, I needed a much taller figure for D'argo than a typical 1/6 doll, so off went its head. After
all, with makeup and lifts, Mr. Simcoe is about 7 feet tall.
The robe was a fairly simple sewing job from a maroon T-shirt. In fact, I used the
T-shirt's original hems to save time. >:-D
The Qualta Blade was handmade from wood and Sculpey. I would've preferred converting something,
but swords are difficult to come by, alas.
If the D'argo pics below look different than the ones above, that's because this is a different D'argo. Toldja
these are one of a kind! Although I admit that the braids on the original were better, as well as being more to scale,
I did manage to resolve the problem of making those tentacles of his. I happened upon a plastic squid at an aquarium
giftshop and realized that its tentacles were the perfect size for another D'argo. To attach them, all I had to do was
pin them at both ends, then finesse the seams. So unlike the original made for Anthony Simcoe, these tentacles can actually
be moved around without worrying about them breaking off.