Customizer Wayne Faucher strikes again! Already widely renowned for his artistic achievements as an Inker for Marvel and DC Comics, Faucher’s fame as a creator of upper-echelon 1:6 scale custom action figures continues to grow as well (see our previous profile on Faucher HERE).
Faucher’s latest creation is truly a one-of-a-kind. Based on an obscure 1970s comic book hero known only as, “Hunter,” it features a fully custom helmet, uniform and fighting staff.
We’re sure most of you have never heard of, or ever even SEEN Hunter before. His odd, slightly comical combination of high-tech space gear and low-tech cave clothing makes him a unique-looking hero, to be sure. So where did he come from? Here are some Wikipedia details…
“Hunter appeared in Eerie Magazine, six parts in total, in issues 52-57. Set in a near-future world devastated by nuclear war, the story features Damien Hunter, a half-man, half-demon, who seeks to destroy all the demons on Earth, including his father.”
Okaaayyy… Wayne created (practically) everything for this custom figure from scratch, working with resins, latex, plastics, wood and even real rabbit fur. When asked about his newest masterpiece, Faucher replied…
“He’s a character from those great Eerie Magazines back in the 1970s. I always thought Hunter’s combination of spacesuit and caveman fur made for a really interesting visual. Paul Neary was the original artist on the series, so he gets all the credit for that!
As far as making the figure, the custom headgear started out as a 30th Anniversary GIjOE pilot’s helmet. The fur belt and boots are from a (now bald) rabbit. For the arm/leg striping, I made a mold, cast the material in latex and cut it into the appropriate sized strips.”
Outstanding work, Wayne. Thanks for sharing “Hunter” with all the readers of The Joe Report!