Huck Gee has released images of a new custom he's done, entitled "The Jungle Poacher." Based largely on his previously made piece "The Rhino Poacher" for the Huck Gee Project, this revision seems every bit as impressive.
The rider will be familiar to Gee fans, the character known as Hicks who has gone through various incarnations over the years. Traditionally he's built off of a 7" Bub Munny figure and that certainly appears to be the case here. His accessories are stellar, from the spear he's holding and the wicker helmet on his head to his cloth suit and pelt cape. The rhino is an original sculpt by Gee, which is just as flawless as a production model.
The traditional bird that rides upon Hicks's head now resides ontop of the steed, a rhino that looks none-too-happy. Probably because his horn has been cut off by his rider, a true poacher that will do anything for a simple dollar. Some have remarked that this is the first piece of social commentary by Gee in his works and â while they might be right â it is still a brilliantly twisted concept that anyone can appreciated.
That's a bundle of rhino horns you can see strapped behind the saddle, as well as a banner flag and sword. My favorite element, though, are the knuckle tattoos which read "Horn Core." This roughly 20" tall custom was a commissioned one-off, so â alas â we will just have to make do with looking at the pictures.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 23:47If you missed out on FAKIR's homage to Clover Studio's awesome game, Okami, then you're in luck. The 5" resin piece is getting a limited colorway release on Monday, February 2.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 23:39That's, no Smorkin' Labbit; it's a Smokin' Bone Bunny! JPK pulls from way back for this one. Not only is this a forgotten gem of a custom from last year, but he also chose to use a toy from a decade ago as his canvas - practically an antique in this scene.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 22:51Need a palate cleanser after remembering that Ryan Reynolds is the big-screen portrayor of Marvel's self-aware superhero? Try JPK's latest custom, which makes the deranged character actually kind of cute.