Green is the New Black

I make custom HeroClix (mostly of Green Lanterns and related characters) and take posed photos of my action figures. I tend to make customs in bursts, so this page may go un-updated for some time only to have a half dozen figures go up in one day.

Monday, June 13, 2005

HeroClix custom: Star Sapphire (modern costume)

Name: Star Sapphire (Carol Ferris, wearing the armored suit from the 1980s)
Made from: The head is a Rookie Superwoman, the body is a Rookie Maxima
Date: May 2005

I have a metric ton of Superwoman figures in my collection. At first, I was just going to lop the cape off a Superwoman figure and work from there, but then I noticed that Maxima's boots bear a striking similarity to Star Sapphire's.

So off came both their heads. Maxima's head is molded to the cape -- since it was made out of that same soft plastic, taking it off was a lot easier than Superwoman's. After sawing a bit with an Exacto knife (one thing about customizing HeroClix -- you will go through Exacto blades like nobody's business), the two pieces fit together surprisingly well. It helps that Sapphire has that collar thing around her neck, but the tilt of her head doesn't look freakishly unnatural or anything.

The headpiece, belt, earrings, gauntlet and right boot cuff are all molded with epoxy putty.

Not too happy with her face, though. She looks properly pissed off, but sexy she ain't.


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