Well first of all: I would have loved to throw this one in the "sidekicks 2 contest", but who would´ve believed that Joker is the sidekick of Harley Quinn?!? ;-)
Oh well then, I always loved the design of the Harley Quinn outfit and thought it might be cool to give her boss a slightly different look than usual. Just imagine Joker would have escaped from Arkham Asylum and as he arrives at the secret hideout Harley Quin "organised" some new clothes for her big love ... matchin in colours to her own outfit!
Don´t blame my for that background story ... Harley Quinn is the lovesick lunatic here :-D !
So I took a Sotas Remy body and gave him a black and red paintjob with shading all the red parts to not make them apear to bright. He has interchangeabel hands to make fighting fists or hold his gun, card deck or knive.
The tuxedo-west he is wearing is from ML Dracula, which fits perfect.
The head was a repainted creeper ... as he could be the twin brother of the Joker!
His bang - gun was actually a little more difficult to do as it looks like:
Took a gun from ... hmmm lets say Punisher, cut of the front and sulpted it new as I sculpted the handle. Cut the plastic part of a Q-Tip and fixed it to the front. Used a toothpick for the arrow and glued a slip of paper to it. Painted everything. The arrow is removable!
Give him a sulpted flower, and .... done!
Made fotos with Harley Quinn as reference for hight and colours ... and because they look fab togehter ;-) !
Some parts of the Sota figures are a pain in the #### to paint, thats why I had to do a washing with paintremover to the sleeves of the trousers for example, in order to make the paint hold to it afterwards. Learned a lot about the materials doing this one.
It´s a big learning process to do customs by try & error ... that´s what I realised now!
But anyhow it was a lot fun to do