What character am I?
This is another one of those "What can I do that's different from
everyone else?" things. I haven't ever seen an Aardwolf (a type
of striped hyena), so, why the heck not?? His name is Joshua Michael
Benton, a Sergeant in the Army.
SGT BENTON VERSION 1
So, I had a bunch of plastic mesh and foam from previous projects, so
I took these out. I didnt know if I wanted toony or realistic. So, I
did the hard decision to go semi-realistic.
To do that, I wanted to get dog-looking teeth. I went to Lone
Star Taxidermy online and saw their teeth. They were pretty cheap,
so I got two X-large coyote jawsets. (I wish I had gotten wolf instead,
but ahh well).
You can see the step by step pictures in the photo
area of the website.
SGT BENTON VERSION 2
I commissioned the wonderful WHITEWOLF
to do the second head based on an Oakpaw
drawing of Sgt. Benton I have had for quite some time. It came out
wonderfully! Especially the ears!
The Camoflauge and pouches I got from a surplus store, and was actually
a last minute decision to use it. It fit the character very well. (There
is no body suit, but I meant the character's personality). So I grabbed
it and brought it with me to FC2002, the debute con for him.