|The Electric Light Delphi.|
One of the most fascinating Glyos designs are (is?) the Delphi. A race of cetacean-looking time travelers. The Delphi have only been released as hand-cast urethane resin, for the ultra-fast selling Glyos Custom Corps. They're very tough to get first hand, and ofter command triple digits on ebay. Last October though, awesome toy blogger, and Steve Jackson Games honcho Phil Reed, convinced Matt to let him do some pewter casts of Glyos heads, the Delphi included. These too sold fast, but I was able to nab one each of the Delphi designs available, and several others. What wasn't included, was the very nifty art-deco Delphi Helmet:
|Custom Corps Armored Delphi.|
BUT, another Glyos collector had one up for trade on the official Glyos Forum. I proposed a trade. I would do a custom Delphi of his choosing, complete with LEDs, and airbrushed with Monster Kolor. He went for it, and I set to work.
|Delphi with Phase arm removed.|
|Finished Build with light on, battery dying.|
Once the basic sculpt was finished, I worked up a cover for the exposed battery. The fist two I tried were way to bulky, so I ended up simply covering the battery with a disk of epoxy putty, with a few sculpted detail lines. The battery can still be swapped without to much difficulty, with the compromise that I didn't cover the pack completely. It's still a bit rough.
With a big pewter head, and lots of backpack, this guy was incredibly top-heavy. I whipped up a stand from a miniature base. No more toppling! The custom was finished by painting in the detail lines, wires, eyes, and base with Reaper MSP acrylic. The flat gray gives a nice contrast to the ultragloss. Finished pictures follow. Sorry for my crap photography.
Huge thanks to Matt Doughty, for continuing to make awesome toys, that are in turn, an awesome canvas Phil Reed for making so many hard-to-find Glyos heads available, and being a great Toy Blogger. Matt Walker for creating the best paint ever. Finally to a certain NY Glyos collector, who now has the brightest Delphi ever!