This is a character concept I've been working on for a while now. I wanted to show a traditional old-timey one-man-band guy alongside a really amped-up metal guy version. In undergrad sculpture class, I wanted to make a real, functional one-man band suit. I guess this miniature version will have to do for now.
This is Version One of the metal guy. Unfortunately, too many of his limbs were cracking and he needed to be rebuilt.
Here's an idea of what the two musicians look like next to each other without all their gear.
Guy on the left gets a keyboard, a double-necked guitar, a snare drum, and multiple amps. Guy on right will make due with horn-and-cymbal-embellished pants, and accordian, a bass-drum backpack, and an accordian.
While on the topic of one-man-bands, here are some links to a few players. The first is probably the best well-known one-man-band, Dick Van Dyke's character, Bert in Disney's Mary Poppins. The second one is of a guy I saw perform a few months back, here in Chicago at Beauty Bar.
1. Dick Van Dyke hustlin' on the mean streets:
2. Jeremy Jacobsen aka The Lonesome Organist: