I fell in love with Agent Brand when she was introduced in Astonishing X-Men around the same time I got back into comic books a few years ago. I love the idea of SWORD, the organization that monitors aliens that visit Earth. Plus Agent Brand is the Beast's girlfriend, so you know she's up for anything.
Brand is made from:
Head: Matrix Trinity
body: Hope Summers
bangs: Guitar Hero Lars
pony tail: AoA Sabretooth
belt: Ann O'Brien
lower legs: X-Men classics Gambit
shoulder pads: Judge Dredd
bracelet: DC classic Cheetah
I wanted Agent Brand to retain her articulation without much paint rub, so I chose Hope as the base, rather than using the 2pack Elektra. I was happy to finally use the Trinity head. Brand rarely removes her glasses, so it was a good fit. I glued on the bangs and resculpted the hair. The ponytail was chopped down and resculpted as well. I added the piping to her outfit using fishing line. The shoulder pads are attached using pieces of a rubber band so that they can move up and down and don't restrict arm movement.
I painted everything green using multiple shades and paint brands. I wanted to match the original shininess of Hope, so the body was painted with Tamiya, while the rest is painted with a matte green and given a light green dry brush. The glasses look a little oddly painted in the photos, but that's just a weird reflection from the camera flash.
The idea for using Gambit's lower legs came from Argenta2008, who made the only other Agent Abigrail Brand custom I've ever seen.
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