Mad Bodgin’ Mage (Amiibo SMASH) Log: JAVA-CHUUUUUuuuuu

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Mad Bodgin’ Mage (Amiibo SMASH) Log: JAVA-CHUUUUUuuuuu

This log is going over a build that a friend requested. It took me a while to get to, but here it is:

Pikachu…

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…is getting a mage hat and a coffee.

But before that happened, some things needed to be done. Namely: lower their ears and lop off their paws.

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This is not the expression one would expect after that.

Also, this particular pikachu didn’t have a base, as it was a given to me by another friend. So I used…

Robin’s

…as they weren’t using it anyway.

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Joining them on the base would be the Keg, seen here:

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They weren’t using it either. I swapped it out for a pile of bodies, actually.

Anyway…

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It worked out rather well, as they hide holes left by Robin’s boots. With that, I gave Pikachu its arms back, so it could hold the keg:

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The next step was to figure out how to build the hat. I initially took some greystuff and sorta made a pancake on its head. After that, the project sat while I pondered how best to proceed.

And play Metal Gear.

A lot.

Then I had wine. Tasty wine, that just so happened to provide me with a cork to build a hat…

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Combine that with some used staples:
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…add some Greenstuff…

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…and you’ve got the supporting frame for a wide brimmed hat:

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This part was pretty simple. The hat is meant to be sort of a patchwork leather, so this was just layering flattened greenstuff haphazardly over the frame, and adding more cork to support it. I did it in short sessions to allow each application to set, before moving on.

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I then added details, to make it look like it was stapled together:

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I also made a button to go on the hat by putting a ball of greenstuff on a strip of magic tape stuck to a bottlecap. The tape makes the process of taking it off later much easier:

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With that done, it was time to paint it.

I hate painting yellow. It shows.

That said, here it is:

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JAVA-CHUuuuuu…!

T’was a bodgin’

Bodge Mage

About Ben Hofer

Java-Fueled Artist, Mad Bodger, Play Structure.

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