“Overachieving London officer Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is promoted to sergeant. The catch is that he’s being transferred to Agatha Christie country. His superiors (the comic trifecta of Martin Campbell, Steve Coogan, and Bill Nighy) explain that he’s making the rest of the force look bad. On the surface, Sandford is a sleepy little burg where the most egregious crimes, like loitering, are committed by hoody-sporting schoolboys.

In truth, it’s a hotbed of Willow Man-style evil. Upon his arrival, Chief Butterman (Jim Broadbent) partners Angel with his daft son, Danny (Nick Frost, Pegg’s Shaun co-star), who aspires to kick criminal “arse” like the slick duo in Bad Boys II. When random citizens start turning up dead, he gets his chance.

With the worshipful Danny at his side, Angel shows his cake-eating colleagues how things are done in the big city.”

– Amazon.com

For the latest installment of ToyFare’s WISH LIST action figure feature, I was asked to contribute a custom spotlighting Simon Pegg as Nicholas Angel in “HOT FUZZ.”

The Nicholas Angel / HOT FUZZ custom was made using a McFarlane Army Helicopter Crew Chief Military figure as a base. The arms are reworked from a McFarlane Redeployed Marine Recon Sniper (oddly enough, the same figure that donated his head for my Caddyshack project!) The head is obviously taken from the NECA Cult Classics “Shaun of the Dead” figure. Luckily, there wasn’t a lot of sculpting needed for this figure. I began by removing the original figures arms, and test-fitting the new arms. Shaun’s head needed only some minor reworking, although cobbling together the rifle was a bit difficult. The superglue just never likes to stick to that type of material. Anyway, the rest of the details were created using a variety of Magic Sculpt, Kneadatite, and random bits I found here and there.

Sure, the gun’s off-model, and he’s really more of a mini-statue at this point, but I still had a fun time with this project. “This sh!t just got real!”

Created Fall 2007. Featured in TOYFARE MAGAZINE, Issue #127, Mar. 2008.


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