It's an Ultramarine from the Warhammer 40K universe! Made as a commission for Mr. Bradley Hyden.
Ladies and Gentlemen! Let me present a new kind of doll: this is a ball-jointed amigurumi doll. Madness! He contains fifteen wooden beads which are attached to wire spindles from which each piece is crocheted. For pictures that might help you work out what the hell I am talking about, you can check the SadDays Crochet Facebook Fanpage ([link]
) where I just uploaded all the WIP pictures I took. (There are also about thirty additional shots of the finished doll!) He is completely pose-able, although the joints aren't as firm as I had hoped. I wanted him to stand alone, he doesn't, but he is great seated!
I've been kicking around the idea for a ball-jointed amigurumi doll in my head for a while, and when Brad commissioned a dude wearing power armor, I knew I had the perfect opportunity to try it out! He was a champion for letting me experiment on his commission, and even more of a champion to not mind that this guy took me a whole month to make! You're my hero Brad!
I did not time the making of this guy because I wanted to leave plenty of time to experiment and re-do parts without stressing myself out. It certainly took a long time though- I'd estimate at least 40 hours. He is 1 1/2 feet tall though, which is significantly bigger than my usual dolls and might account for part of it. If I make more I'll probably go smaller. I might create a new category of custom dolls like this guy with a different price bracket- contact me if you're interested!
I might edit to include more crochet geek-ery later if anyone asks for it!