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The Executioner - A Surreal Piece

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This piece was inspired by the mechanistic hidden world that "The Chief" sees in the book "One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest" and has some influence from the creatures in "Pan's Labrynth". The Executioner is the first in a series of surreal characters I'm planning and may try to incorporate into one large diorama in the future. A sort of mechanized surreal underworld. The Executioner smashes the souls of the damned. Exactly who or what will damn them in this crazy little world I haven' figured out yet, but I'm sure it will come to me eventually. That being said let us begin...

 
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Step 1: Tools & Materials

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Here's what I used to build The Executioner:

Tools:
  • Torch
  • Bench vise
  • Work piece protectors (optional)
  • Sandpaper
  • Dremel with cut-off wheels and grinding stone
  • Dust collection system (optional)
  • Drill with drill and driver bits
  • Drill bit sizer
  • Wire brush
  • Hacksaw
  • Awl
  • 2 small spring clamps
  • Sandpaper
Materials:
  • 1 headless action figure with hammer (left over from my Halloween Egg)
  • 1 Plastic gear
  • 2 plastic eyes
  • 1 copper thumb screw
  • 1 small philips head screw
  • Super glue (liquid type)
  • E-6000
  • Epoxy putty
  • Spray paint (primer, silver, gold, clear)
  • Vinegar



Step 2: Straigtening Things Out

The first thing I did was straighten the handle of the hammer. The handle at some point in the manufacturing or packaging process had become bowed. The souls of the damned don't take a tormentor with defective tools seriously. In order to rectify this I heated the handle with my torch and clamped it in my bench vise to straighten it out. I had the work piece protectors in place on the vise so a pattern wouldn't be transferred to the handle. The slight scorching on the handle will be removed in the next step.
FrozenIce2 years ago
torch as in.... lighter?
RadBear (author)  FrozenIce2 years ago
As in small butane hobby torch. Basically a jet lighter on steroids.
tinker2343 years ago
wow hey any more coming also where could i get the hammer could i make one and could i also know where to the get the body for this wow
RadBear (author)  tinker2343 years ago
Look for action figures at the local dollar store or in the clearence section of the big box stores. This guy was a construction worker figure and came with the hammer.
where you get him i might see if they still have him in
RadBear (author)  tinker2343 years ago
Meijer I think, or Dollar Tree...
ok thanks hey any ideas on other fiqures i alerday know my idead for the other teams pawns
tinker2343 years ago
wow hey could i make a chess set with this and a few other fiqures
RadBear (author)  tinker2343 years ago
That would be cool if he could serve to inspire a whole chess set. Go for it!
also i might make him come alive and swing with a micro sevro
wow now what use this for the knight
nickodemus3 years ago
This is a pretty sweet little piece of art, thanks for posting it :)
RadBear (author)  nickodemus3 years ago
Thanks!
loosestool3 years ago
reminds me of
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lol it does! love that character
RadBear (author)  loosestool3 years ago
Who or what is that? It looks pissed of.
Roberto, from Futurama.
RadBear (author)  LegoBrickMaster73 years ago
Ahhhh...a show I do not watch, but now I may have to.
garrett103 years ago
Beastly
This is 'ible is teh definiton of it.


Great 'ible, 5/5* and subscribed!
Keep up the good work! ;D
RadBear (author)  garrett103 years ago
Thanks!
depotdevoid3 years ago
I'm sure it's just the head, but this reminds me of Dean.
Nice one, I like it a lot.  Also, I see you're a big fan of E-6000 too--I actually found out a few months back that it's made just down the street from where I work!
RadBear (author)  depotdevoid3 years ago
He does look like Dean. I'd heard of The Tick but never heard about Dean. I found E-6000 after it was mentioned in an Ible actually and it has become my adheasive of choice. It's rubber cement on roids!!! That is so cool you live near the facotry. Maybe they could sell you some in bulk. :)
zascecs3 years ago
The head reminds me of E.T.