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Batgirl (Cassandra Cain) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:42124  
Name:Batgirl (Cassandra Cain)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Batman
Creator:JeddTheJedi  
Date Added:August 24, 2012
Base Figure:Marvel Legends Scarlet Witch
Height:6.70 inches
Articulation:28 points
I needed a Cass Cain as Batgirl figure, simple as that. I own one DC Direct version, but it was a repainted Ed McGuinness style Elseworlds Batwoman and as such had huge thighs and cartoony proportions. When I found a Scarlet Witch figure in the bargain-ish bin (not cheap enough to be considered a true bargain but oh well) I decided I'd have stab at turning her into the Cassandra Cain version of Batgirl. For the head, I used a 5 inch The Dark Knight Batman head. It seemed like a silly idea to try and make that head feminine, but I figured I could make it work since all facial features are covered by her mask. I dremelled down the jaw and chin areas and smoothed away some of the cowl definition. Then I cut off the ears and made new ones cut from plastic blister packaging, fusing them to the cowl with sculpt. Sculpted over the eyes and mouth areas and added the "stitches", cut from card. The Bat-signal was printed out and painted over, the belt from a DCUC Kamandi (that is a very useful belt) and the Batarang from an older DCSH Batman. The fins/spikes on her gauntlets were also cut from plastic blister packaging, glued on and painted over. Painted everything several coats of semi-gloss and gloss black. The cape especially was a pain, I've heard many stories of capes being unpaintable and got to face that first hand. Even after washing, multiple coats, matte sealant, it's still coming off all the time. On the whole though I'm pretty proud of this one and thank you for having a look!

UPDATED with repainted eyes and mouth stitches, and general paint cleanup.


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User Comments
JayBlazeXGen - Saturday, August 25, 2012
Cool but maybe paint on the eyes. Wait or is it supposeed to be black? Anyways Great job I love your work
JeddTheJedi - Sunday, August 26, 2012
Thanks for the comment! Well, in the comics the entire face mask is usual completely black, with no colouration to the stitches or the eye lenses. I've gone and done a little touching up to bring it out a little more in figure form, pictures shall be added soon-ish.
Rogue - Friday, August 24, 2012
Very cool job but I can't make out the stitches from the pic maybe you could go over them with a metalic marker.. Otherwise the figure looks great!!
Rogue
JeddTheJedi - Saturday, August 25, 2012
Thank you for your comment Rogue; I'll get right to it! Yeah, I guess it is pretty hard to make out the details in the face and I also wanted to have the all-black look she is drawn as having, but I'll go and touch it up now. Cheers!
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