Monday, September 24, 2012

Cobra Commander Vanity Statue

So one of the things I really enjoy doing is mashing together COBRA with real world images of power, like with my ARES Dictator and the COBRA Missile Silo. I love the idea of Cobra Commander having all this art made of him in various styles that he'd have shipped to whatever base he was working out of. Eventually I'd like this to be housed in a little museum diorama with all of his old costumes, cases with his original pistol and spoils of war, portraits on the wall... But here's the start, I'd imagine it would be titles something like "Cobra Commander Receives Divine Inspiration" or something nice and Renaissance-y like that. I just love the idea of Cobra using that period's imagery, and the elements it inherited from classical sculpture, to play up his own self importance. Originally I thought he'd be holding a globe, but once I realized the connection with the serpent imagery, I knew it had to be an apple. It's interesting trying to bridge the gap between the hobby and art worlds... often one group doesn't have the visual vocabulary of the other so there's a lot of issues with accessibility I'm encountering as I produce these and try to push them a little further into the realm of art. Ultimately though, it's about playing with the imagery and ideas of toys and just having fun with it... so I felt like it was at least successful on that account.

Parts Recipe:
Namor - Base Figure (with new hands joints filled to create a static pose)
Zartan - Base for sculpted hood
Wedding Cake Toppers - Pillars
Wooden Candle Stick Holder - Base

2 comments:

  1. that is AWESOME - you ever consider selling that - just let me know! Just add Voltar's vulture pooping on his head.

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  2. damn you cobra commander! cant unsee!

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