Mad Bodgin’ Mage (Amiibo SMASH) Log: Luigi Death Stare

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Mad Bodgin’ Mage (Amiibo SMASH) Log: Luigi Death Stare

There’s Mario,
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Then there’s the lovable coward Luigi.
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When I was a kid, Yoshi was my favourite character in the Mario series (‘Cause yay! Dinosaurs!) but over the years Luigi’s come to take that spot.
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Whether it’s his antics in the games, or how he’s portrayed in fanworks like
“There Will Be Brawl”…
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…or
“It Sucks to be Weegie!”…
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http://www.interrobangstudios.com/comics-display.php?comic_id=11

It’s great whenever he gets a moment outside his brother’s shadow.

So when I went and picked up his Amiibo, it left me very underwhelmed:
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The vacant expression he’s got going on here kinda weirds me out a bit, and unless I was planning on giving him a cape or tail for flying, the pose wasn’t going to work for me.

 

I HAD to bodge it.

 

It makes me glad that these are (typically) cheaper than the models I normally work on.

At one point I briefly considered doing a body swap with his bro…
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…but alas, the difference in their girth and stature wouldn’t allow it.
But Mario’s pose DID get the cogs turning, and Starbomb’s music video “SMASH!” got them spinning.
This Meme sealed the deal:
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But first things first: Getting him off that base:
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That clear piece was REALLY on there. I spent far more time yanking that out of Luigi’s crotch than I would have liked.

That turned out to be the easy part. As you can see, his stock pose does not make it easy to make him stand, and not look strange. For this part, I only had my knife and a pot of boiling water (was visitin’ folks at the time)…
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…so initially I was trying to use careful, precise cuts and boiling water to soften him up to repose him…
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A cut a knotch here…
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..make a slice here…
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…then my knife slipped…
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…and I cut my thumb too. Though the water helped cup his hands slightly.

 

Anyway, at that point we sorta went with Fallout’s “grenade in the pants” route:
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Giblets.
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He even lost his eyebrows:
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Once we were back in that… thingy… where my tools and teevee are… we were wedging bits into other bits to try improve this guy’s posture:
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…adding Greystuff where needed:
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Getting the arms in position was a pain…
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…but it got easier once his head was back on:
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After slapping some paint on, it was time to fire him up, and by that I mean, “Try to shape hot glue around a green bit until it sorta resembles his green flames”:
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With that addition, he was finally worthy to stand by his Bro…
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…& SMASH!!!
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t’was a Bodgin’
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About Ben Hofer

Java-Fueled Artist, Mad Bodger, Play Structure.

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