The Minimate Multiverse forum hosted a "Battle Beast" custom contest, asking you to make a Minimate-style Battle Beast and compete for fame and prizes. Intrigued by the challenge, I decided to make a shark Battle Beast because it looked cool, and I knew I had the right pieces.
His name is Surfstorm Shark. Highly intelligent and refined, Surfstorm is active in several conservation groups, with a special interest in clean water and marine life. Because of his aquatic nature, he is a highly-sought public speaker. With his rich baritone voice and tales of life beneath the waves, Surfstorm can hold an audience's attention for hours, while gently educating them on the environment.
In his spare time, Surfstorm viciously hunts and kills other Battle Beasts, leaving their severed heads on pikes for their loved ones to find. He has been known to collect his foe's blood and entrails and take them with him in his ever-present chum bucket.
Shark Battle Beast is made from a repainted Minimate. His shark head was made with Sculpey. His battle armor was made from an Incredible Hulk chest piece, with armor details sculpted directly on it with Magic Sculpt. His shoulder pads are from the Lord of the Rings Elrond cape, and are glued directly to the chest piece. His gauntlets are from a Vault Guard Minimate, with the hands cut off and replaced with ones from the Creature from the Black Lagoon Minimate. Fins from the creature are glued to the sides of the gauntlet to promote swimming stability and because they look cool.
The Battle Beast sports the Hulk crotch cap with armor details added by Magic Sculpt. He's wearing boots from the Vault Guard, modified to have part of the feet from the Creature from the Black Lagoon Minimate sticking out. Additional armor details are added to the boot with Sculpey and Magic Sculpt. And for the additional cool factor, I glued more fin pieces to the boot.
The Battle Beast's weapon is made from the blade of the Elrond sword, and the polearm from the Firefighter Minimates with additional details added with Magic Sculpt. His chum bucket accessory is made from a Ma Hunkel helmet, with chum elements made from Sculpey.