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Laira of Sector 112 Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:4014  
Name:Laira of Sector 112
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:greymonk  
Date Added:September 11, 2007
Base Figure:She-Hulk
Height:7.00 inches
I really wanted to make Laira. Having read her plight I really thought she was cool and had rarely received the acclaim she deserved. Making small appearances in the Sinestro Corps Special and bit parts here and there, she rarely gets more mention of late, than that of a concubine for Ke'Hann. Laira is an expert in the martial arts of her Home Planet, and is a prime speciment of physical fitness and combat prowess. Having trianed under Ke'Hann, Laira received some of the toughest training a Green lantern could endure, and Ke'Hann showed her no mercy as a female. Born on the Planet Jayd, Laira had to add to her hardships by fighting one known at the time as "Golden Dragon" but in reality was her long believed dead, father Kentor Omoto. Laira is distrustful of the Guardians and especially the Terran Lanterns for she is also a veteran of the "Hal Jordan" incident where she and Ke'Hann were both stripped of thier rings and left for dead.

Mechanics of it:
I chose she-hulk for the sheer bristling muscular beauty of the figure. A little taller than Laira would be according to descriptions but the figure was perfect for her. Well muscled and beautiful with graceful lines uncommon in Marvel legends females.

Upon opening the figure, I realized quickly that the head would not readily interchange with previous legends. Plan B had to be enacted quickly. I removed the hair from she-hulk and forced myself to attempt the sculpting of Laira's hair. Not thrilled with it, it does seem to get the point across and it was my first attempt at sculpting female hair on a totally bald head.

I then sculpted the uniform bits and boot tops with greenstuff, and painted her up. I decided since I had received some requests from Lantern fans, that this time I would not use my favorite Metallic Green for her uniform, opting instead for a traditional green with drybrushed highlights. It seems to look ok that way so I will resist the urge to repaint it in the metallic green. The over-abundance of purple seems to give the Red a strange look. I used 3 shades of red for the hair and belts, my family tells me it looks very orange and I hope it doesn't have a clownish appearance to it. I sculpted the mask with greenstuff.

I hope I did this awesome Lantern and fierce warrior justice, and as always thanks for looking!


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User Comments
greymonk - Wednesday, September 12, 2007
He's saying the figure looks a lot like Blink from Marvel, but hopped up on serious steroids.
oh drat, so it wasn't a compliment then?
Punstarr - Wednesday, September 12, 2007
He's saying the figure looks a lot like Blink from Marvel, but hopped up on serious steroids.
Unknown User - Wednesday, September 12, 2007
roid rage - is getting unnecessarily psychotically angry on steroids ( I think)
either that or its looking angry purple and green with bad haemorroids
~_@
Dedi
Unknown User - Wednesday, September 12, 2007
ROFL - oh man I laughed so hard when I read that
Nah freddie shes definitely hardwood floor hahaha
been out with a few redheads to draw this conclusion
~_@
Dedi
greymonk - Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Fair enough LWes thanks for the kind words and the comments about the pictures, I love my new camera!!
LWes - Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I does look really good, but on a personal note, I'm not very fond of women with pink skin
Also, your pictures are great.
greymonk - Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Thanks Doc! Yes me too.
Freddie: um not sure what you oh...hehe duh, I'm gonna go with yup!
Bygtopp: I have no idea what you are talking about but if that was a compliment - thanks!
BYGTOPP - Wednesday, September 12, 2007
roid raged blink from exiles
fastfreddie - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
but does the carpet match the drapes?
Dr Nightmare - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
That is just fabulous GM, I agree that the metallic greens don't look so great on certain characters, glad you went with the old comic-accurate flat-green.
greymonk - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Thank you both very much. I have to admit I was starting to worry that no one would see her! Thanks again fellas. Oh and Dedi, it never dawned on me the whole time I was painting her that the "switcheroo" was going on...in retrospect: LMAO!!!
Unknown User - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
yup the hairs very well dsone also
Punstarr - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I love that hair! Your customs never cease to impress, Greymonk!
Unknown User - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Lol great work Monk - I like the switcheroo of colorschem from she hulks purple coistume to her skin tone and vice vers
Groovy custom my man
~_@
Dedi
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