I have wanted to add a Bard to my Mythic Legions collection for quite some time. Initially, I had planned to use the smaller bodies from the 2.0 set for my Bard, but inspiration struck early, so I put this together! I actually plan on making a whole series of players, kind of like the Edema Ruh from the "Kingkiller" series of books. This is the first of my troupe!
The custom uses parts from a variety of places. The torso is from a Knight Legion builder. It was repainted along with his skirt piece so they would match. That skirt, and his cape, are from a Lord of the Rings Gondorian Ranger. The belt at his waist is also from LOTR. It was a piece from an Uruk-hai. I use it to hide the waist connection since the skirt looks a little thin where it connected to the torso. The head on this figure is from a Dragonage Duncan figure. It was dremmled out and added to the body.
The arms and legs on this are from a Barbarian kit. The gauntlets are a Silverhorn Sentry and the hands are from a DC Aquaman. I knew my Bard needed bare hands to play his lute, so I used these. They pop in pretty well and all I had to do was repaint them. The boots are customs from Marcus Akin, cast by Dave Castle, and the feet are from a MOTU figure.
Finally, my bard's lute was something I found on eBay. I looked for a 1/12 scale lute for quite some time and this was the best I could find. At first I thought it may be too big, but looking at some paintings of men playing lutes, there are some really big instruments out there and this may actually be a pretty good scale.