Velma Dinkley Custom Action Figure
|Custom #:||5984 |
|Custom Type:||Action Figure|
|Toy Series:||Scooby Doo|
|Date Added:||February 1, 2008|
|Base Figure:||DC Direct Smallville Lana Lang|
Velma Dinkley - well-versed in superstition, myths and legend, Velma generally has the mystery solved before any one else.
I decided to use a DC Direct Smallville Lana Lang figure because the size was perfect and I wanted to keep some group cohesion by using two figures from the same line for Freddie and Velma and for Daphne and Shaggy. First, I removed the long hair from the figure and sculpted her hair with sculpey. I removed her cheerleader skirt and replaced it with a DST Buffybot skirt as well as replacing her feet with Buffybot's feet. I then sculpted her sweater and socks. Her glasses were taken from a McFarlane Austin Powers figure.
One big lesson I learned with this figure is that while paint adheres to hard plastic pretty well it doesn't to pliable rubber (the skirt). I let the skirt dry after I painted it but it came off everytime I touched the figure. Several coats of Testors flat lacquer spray helped with that problem.
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