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Warhammer 40K Ultramarine by SadDaysCrochet Warhammer 40K Ultramarine by SadDaysCrochet
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!
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Plucky-lass Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
That is wonderful! I am one of those few people on the intersection between fibre crafts and 40k, but I'm just a beginner at crochet and I could never make that. I am so jealous.  :(
Grimfist1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's flipping awesome!
realitycheck Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
This is pretty darn amazing!  <3
XeroNecross Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
InkyDinkyWho Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This kicks so many kinds of ass. I love it! Have to show my husband, we are both 40k-ers. :D
You made me want to make an ork. :giggle:
SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's awesome! I have been secretly hoping this doll would get all the 40k-ers into dolls. It would be amazing if there was so much demand that Games Workshop came out with licensed patterns. (Which they should hire me to make... :XD:)
InkyDinkyWho Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lol that would be awesome! And yes they should so pay you to make the pattern.
I'm not sure if every 40k guy would want one but I know a lot of them that would buy them for their kids in a instant.
Steelrata Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cool work would love one or the pattern .......great stuff
SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
If I end up making a pattern I'll let you know! I have decided not to make patterns for other people's creative property though, so if I make a pattern it would be for a jointed armored doll of my own design and not for an Ultramarine. (Unless Games Workshop gives me a call and commissions an official pattern...) =D
MirthaAmigurumis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!
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