Most of the time when I design my Mythic Legions customs, I create a single new figure/character. Recently, I decided to embark on a bigger project and create a little mini-wave of characters that I am calling my "Woodland Bandits". These are obviously inspired by Robin Hood and his Merry Men, but reimagined so they fit within the world of Mythoss. This figure is my version of Friar Tuck. When designing this character, I thought about the traits of the good Friar. He is loud and quick to anger, with a love of mead and ale and a large beard. With those traits in mind, it was pretty easy to envision the Friar as a dwarf!
The final picture below shows a group of these characters. Be sure to also see the individual pages for my versions of Robin, Little John, Will Scarlet, Azeem and the Sheriff of Nottingham. You can also read this character's story on my Instagram page.
This tribute to Friar Tuck uses a variety of parts. His head is a custom sculpt from Kevin Delies (JimPansen Creations). The body is a Mythic Legions Orn Steelhide, but the arms were replaced with a pair from a WWE Create a Superstar Rusev figure and his feet are from a WWE Sheamus. The arms plug right into the ML torso and retain all articulation. The feet had to be customized to pop onto the ML ankle pegs, but now that they are set, they work like normal production feet.
The key piece of this custom, other than the head, is the robe that the Friar wears. That was taken from a McFarlane Toys' Halo figure. I had to trim the back of the robe a bit so it would fit as needed, and the inner part of the robe (it is in 2 pieces actually) had to be sliced a bit to fit the body, but with those small alterations, it worked great for my dwarf custom.
The final piece of this custom is his staff and jug, both of which are from Articulated Icons figures.