Esbat's WIP Current: Spider-Girl/G1 Arcee REDHOOD PG2
Posted in Custom Workstation
Since I can't actually afford either a 300 Leonidas nor a DC Direct Power Girl (nor does a DCUC version exist), I'm making my own, both are gonna end up being the same height as a HML She-Hulk oddly enough.
First off my WIP shots of my Spartan, using a Baki The Grappler anime figure I picked up at a store downtown (he has roughly 20 POA plus interchangeable hands), he's pretty much naked and battle scarred and buffed the eff up so all I've done is give him a set of handmade removeable sandals (that was a pain and a half to put together), repainted his blue and green hair to a nice dark brown, and repainted his red shorts to a nice dark brown/red. I also dremeled a hole for his spear to fit into one of the closed fist hands. Here is my progress:
I currently have dremeled down the rough edges of the sandals, painted the glue that shows to a matching dark brown. I'm currently working on the Shield which I've had to make, just like the sandals, completely from scratch using plastic toy packaging, a rubber washer, the same brown foam used for the sandals, and aluminum tape. Simply needs a reference photo for the sheild handle/strap(s) for how the movie ones held theirs on their arms. Also working on both the spear and a sword, which are being hodge podged from my loose accessories box I recently found.
Also working on a helmet and poseable cape from scratch too.
Next up is the very early beginnings of my Power Girl. Christmas 2006 I found a really booty-riffic Sonya Blade figure for 2 bucks, apparently she was made by some defunct French toy company that tried to introduce this "high tech, revolutionary" body design where the articulation is half hidden/half realistic and that the figure will stand up in "any pose". That was a crock they used so much material and paint on the legs and feet that she was pretty much frozen in place til I took a dremel to her to give her feet and ankles some room to shift. Now she actually stands!
I think her boobs are pretty good to use for PG without any real augmentaiton, I had considered about a dozen different other female figures from various other anime and video game lines from downtown toyshops but I figure I could experiment on SB here without too much worry as she was just samollians. Plus I love her ba-donk-a-donk, Power Girl needs her some curves.
Anywho Sonya Blade had SUPER LONG hair that moulded to the shoulders and vastly reduced the ball joint movement, and as PG has short hair, I just dremeled it down. Now what sucks is Sonya Blade has a head band for some reason so I cut off the long bits that came out the back of the hair leaving only this nice big gash of space that "mimicked" where the headband wrapped around her head, so I'm slowly layering in some glue to smooth out that cavity in her head. Also on teh front she had some BIG bangs so I dremeled and x-acto knifed hat down to a short hair style.
All thats left is to polish up the hair and repaint it, but what pisses me off is that BIG BLACK MARK across her forehead mimicking the headband. IT SUCKS because I"m gonna have to repaint the face and I"m with fine detail painting, so I'm considering using some of that excess hair I loppeed off to give her some bangs to cover that up and kinda even out her haircut a bit.
Oh and I plan on smoothing out any rough stuff from the dremeling on the rest of her body, then priming it and painting on the costume. The cape and the bucanneer style boots and gloves will probably just be aluminum tape just applited to the figure itself, with maybe a couple of brass brads trimmed with some little gold chian for her cape.
More to come when I get some new batteries!
Posted by Esbat
on Thursday, January 17, 2008