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GL Kitty Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:631  
Name:GL Kitty
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Green Lantern
Creator:Dr Nightmare  
Date Added:April 26, 2006
Base Figure:Mystique
Height:5.90 inches
Kitty here is my first Marvel Legends custom! Took me about 2 days to finish, and it should have only taken me about an hour, but I like to procrastinate ;)

Kitty is mostly a repaint of the ML Mystique figure with some tweaking done afterwards. I peeled off Mysty's skull-skirt, sanded, washed, and then painted a nice and simple Green Lantern pattern. I ripped off a sleeve from a black shirt and cut out her fancy skirt, then I glued it on. The white ridge along the skirt's waist is a glued-on white rubber-band I found. I also found some awesome dark chrome-green foil in the kitchen so I cut out 2 strips and glued them to the lips of her boots. I also cut out a tiny circle and glued it to her finger for a ring. I popped off Mystique's head and replaced it with a Wasp's head from the old Avengers Animated line. Her head is amazingly detailed, just like a Marvel Legend, but much much better! She is very pretty, she looks exactly like Shadowcat from the old X-Men Evolution cartoons so I call her Kitty :) I used some white sculpey to stick Wasp's head on so it looks like she has a white collar. I didn't harden the sculpey so her head can turn in any direction and she has a natural-looking neck! She kept all her articulation, but sadly, I still don't know how to keep the paint from peeling off at the joints. I think she turned out great. She's 5.9 inches of the most powerful force the universe.


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User Comments
Unknown User - Thursday, April 27, 2006
Great custom...Looks better
Captain Coder - Thursday, April 27, 2006
Definitely better.
Riverâ„¢ - Thursday, April 27, 2006
LOOKS BETTER!!
Dr Nightmare - Thursday, April 27, 2006
How does she look with a GL Symbol? Better or worse?
Dr Nightmare - Thursday, April 27, 2006
The water wasn't working before because I wasn't rubbing hard enough The water turns it into a kind of slippery liquid and if I rub it while it's wet I get a nice smooth finish. The fine sandpaper worked too but then I had to repaint any parts that were sanded too much
I bought a bunch of Liquitex because they were on sale for 75cents per 2FL.OZ. bottle! I know they work well because I've gotten perfect finishes before, I just don't know how to do it consistently I pretty much dry-brush everything now and it works fine most of the time. I lucked out on Kitty I went to a Michael's, Aarons Brothers, and The Art Shoppe, and they didn't have any Testors Maybe Walmart has them? Too bad there isn't a Walmart near here (or I would have bought some of the new ML figs already :P). I'm going to keep looking around for them...
Unknown User - Thursday, April 27, 2006
Doc, If you used testors paint you wouldn't have time to use water. It drys almost immediately. I think if you intend on doing some even more quality customs, you should pick some up. what paint do you use anyway?
Riverâ„¢ - Thursday, April 27, 2006
at last.. I've been waiting for a custom from the great dr nightmare..
LOOKS GREAT..
I thought u said brushing the figure w water doesn't work? I remeber u saying u could just sand it out with sand paper?
Dr Nightmare - Wednesday, April 26, 2006
I can get the paint very smooth now. I just have to brush over the paint with a little water before it dries and it levels out. And this was with junky paints, now what if I used high-quality brands?...:P
And yeah, everyone looks better as a Green Lantern
Captain Coder - Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Looks great Doc! I think she even looks better than the Legends Mystique. How did the painting go? Was it any smoother this time?
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