Thundercats Cheetara Figure By Doubledealer
This week's TNI Cool Custom is of a 6" Thundercats Cheetara
figure by Doubledealer.
Here is how DD describes the making of the figure:
I think every boy growing up in the 80's had a crush on Cheetara. So in an attempt to capture that level of cartoon hotness I used my favorite female base figure, the Marvel Legends Black Widow. I did the usual dremeling of the waist and back as well as dremeling the hip joints to give them a more natural look. The thighs were resculpted, giving them a slight muscular definition. The arms were cut out and replaced with those of a ML Wasp. The left forearm was replaced back with Black Widow's just so she can hold her staff. Her left forearm still turns at her forearm thingy.
I was trying to figure out what female head sculpt would look good without any eyebrows so I opted to use Angelina Jolie's likeness from SOTA's Tomb Raider line of figures a few years back. The problem with the Tomb Raider head was that it's a 7 inch figure and any attempts to use it on a 6 inch figure would make the head look enormous. I've been guilty of doing that in the past. So I shrunk the head down to a smaller, more proportionate size and made a mold of it, just in case I need another one of these Tomb Raider heads at this size, and then casted it. The costume details were sculpted with Epoxy putty and the hair was sculpted with Apoxie sculpt. I zoomed through this one so I forgot to take a work in progress pic.
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