As I’ve mentioned before, I sure do love those Cosmic Enforcers! Zeta is inspired by some concept art of Zodac/Zodak that almost appeared in the 200X Masters of the universe cartoon by Mike Young Productions. I’ve always liked the idea of a more alien Cosmic Enforcer, and I finally got around to creating one.
The Lizard figure from The Amazing Spider-Man movie collection was larger than the standard Marvel 6” figure, making it perfectly in scale with the Masters of the Universe Classics collection. I removed the tail and patched up his butt. (There’s no shame in that.) I removed the Lizard head and replaced it with a Zodac head. I decided to forgo the boots, gloves and pants (no shame, I said!) but I wanted him to wear the traditional Cosmic Enforcer armor. As you can see, the elongated torso created a “big man/little suit” problem. I extended the length of the armor by sculpting a few more ribs. When I tried to attach it, the dry Milliput didn’t bend with the contours of his torso. I made a cast and made a new one out of resin, which was much more malleable. I cast a second one to extend the back as well, creating some lower back protection from the jetpack, and allowing the belt to connect from back to front.
I decided early on that I was going to paint this figure in black and white. I wanted him to appear cold, calculating, and devoid of emotion. A being of pure logic. I used a metallic white paint for his skin to give it a pearlescent finish. The helmet is flat white to give it a slight contrast from his skin. His armor is gray, and the only black on the figure is his eyes.