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7" Tall Custom Abarai Renji from the Anime "Bleach"
This is my custom figure of Abarai Renji, a "Shinigami" from the hit anime TV series "Bleach".
The figure depicts Renji with his "released Zanpakuto", or spirit sword.
In the series, upon a Shinigami's releasing his full "Bankai" (spiritual power), his sword is transformed into a "spirit sword" that is an extension of its owners soul.
In Renji's case, this turns his large metal serrated sword into a writhing, gigantic snake-like creature, capable of spitting fire.
Despite its snake-like appearance, the sword is actually called the "Baboon King Zabimaru" - hence the Baboon fur covering Renji's shoulders and the gigantic mane around the sword's skeletal head.
For the customization, I took a Renji 5" Series 1 PVC figure and repositioned the right arm.
Next, I removed the head and replaced it with the head of Renji from the Series 6 PVC figure;
Third, I sculpted the Baboon fur around Renji's shoulders and right arm using Quickplastic putty, and painted it;
Lastly, I took the "Zabimaru" sword from a much smaller 3.5" Renji figure and attached it to this figure.
Renji is 5" tall; the top of the Sword's head is 7" high.
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