Well, my inspiration for making this guy was fairly simple really. He had long black hair and four arms...'nuff said. lol Seriously though, that was pretty much it. I wasn't familiar with him at all. I had never seen a whole lot of male GL's with long hair and I kinda' wanted to test my custom making skills on his four arms...could I do it and make it look good? I had faith, so I went for it.
Body (feet to first set of arms) - Superman/Batman (McGuiness) Hawkman
Body (second set of arms to head) - JLA (McGuiness) Martian Manhunter
Teeth - Toothpick tips
Rings - Misc. hose
Symbol - Cut out from the carboard backing of a tape dispenser
I had this recipe figured out as soon as I saw Garl on Comicvine. Sometimes it happens that way and then again...sometimes I fret for hours before I finally come up with the right pieces for a custom.
The first thing I did was cut the Hawkman just above the shoulders and the Martian Manhunter just below his chest muscles. I drilled some holes into the Hawkman and Manhunter to give the J.B.Weld something more to grab ahold of. Ended up having to Dremmel the thing apart and cut it down a bit more...there was just to much distance between the sets of arms.
Here, I've sanded down Hawkman's guantlets, boots and belts and brought out his chest a bit. Also, I removed all the veins that are synonimous with the McGuinness style.
At this point I've begun to fill in some of the muscle tone to, again, mask the McGuinness style. lol
Garl's nose is shorter by far than Manhunters so, I cut out the middle of it and then sliced off the nostrils so I could set it up closer to the eyes. Then I built up his maw (is that the right word?), added the toothpick tips for teeth and then sculpted on his lip. The rings were added at this point as well.
Now I've added all the elements that make a Green Lantern a Green Lantern...Glove edges, boot edges and mask. The hair isn't finished yet...just the base shape.
The back shot shows what was done to his...well...back. lol Here the hair is finished.
After adding the piece of thin cardboard for the symbol Garl was ready for paint!