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Identity Crisis Wonder Woman Model Kit By off2uk
DC Comics: Jay Cochran - 2007.08.12
This week's TNI Cool Custom is of a DC Comics Identity Crisis Wonder Woman model kit by off2uk.

Here is how off2uk describes the making of it:

Wonder Woman "Ms M"
In the style of Michael Turner's Identity Crisis Cover Artwork
Sculptor/Studio: 2/B Continued Studios
Builder/Painter: AntonyC (me)
Scale: 1/6 (13" including base)
Material: Solid Resin

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to purchase the last casting of this kit directly from 2/B Continued Studios.

This model kit was based on - Identity Crisis #4 by Michael Turner.

The breastplate needed to be sculpted onto this piece (not included in the casting) and after it was complete, I decided the belt needed some beefing up as well. Also I used a 5/16" drill bit to drill through both fists so she will be able to hold her lasso. Not shown are 15 individual tendrils of hair that I sculpted using the original artwork as reference. They will be primed, painted and attached as one of the final steps in the project.

Notice the additional sculpting around the boots which I thought was necessary to balance their appearance with the sculpting on the upper half of the kit.

Many will notice that on my Wonder Woman models, I tend to mix what I consider the perfect flesh tone with the perfect sheen, but do not shadow or highlight the muscles. I prefer the muscle tone be appreciated by the way the piece was sculpted and how the light plays off of it rather than forcing the depth with intense shading and highlighting. I do, however add a little more red to the flesh topcoat and dry-brush this onto the elbows, knees, knuckles, etc - anywhere that the skin is naturally a bit more pink.

I enlarged the irises and used metallic blues to give them a reflective quality. I also enlarged the white dot to give them a bit more drama. A final clearcoat over the eyeballs and they look amazing!

The lips are a basecoat of a dark flat maroon, layered with lighter red and pink metallics, followed by a little blending of white in the center of the bottom lip and a coat of clear gloss over the lips and teeth.


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off2uk
2007-08-11
1:27 pm

Thank you so much everyone!! I am starting my next model kit today and will be sure to share photos soon in a new thread. AntonyC 
KyleRobinson
2007-08-11
12:24 pm

Thats Absolutly Awesome... You did a fantastic job painting her eyes.. they look beutiful and and very acurate to the ref art. 
Cloud
2007-08-11
2:10 am

She looks fabulous! Way better than the Michael Turner figure DCD gave us. 
Blackheart
2007-07-26
6:56 pm

Fantastic paint job. Gives alot of life to the already awesome sculpt.  
STC
2007-07-25
4:57 am

Wow, that is awesome. Good job man! 
off2uk
2007-07-23
4:40 pm

Thanks so much Nuff Said! I think the studio did an amazing job on the sculpt and I was really meticulous in additional sculpture and with the painting to ensure that it stayed very close to the cover artwork. Of course, like any good artist, I took a few liberties to suit my taste and make it m... read more 
Nuff Said
2007-07-23
4:10 pm

Wow that is asolutely amazing... I've never seen a better custom based on a comic book cover. Nuff Said 
off2uk
2007-07-23
3:29 pm

ADDED 07.19.07: Here is a detail of the face with the blush, eyeballs and teeth painted. You can also see the hair has been given it's first coat of black. [img] (link) And another detail showing one eye completed (see inset for closer view) and the other eye still in-progress: [img] (... read more 
off2uk
2007-07-23
3:29 pm

WORK IN PROGRESS AND TUTORIAL: This is the raw casting as it was received from the studio - in fact I thought to take this photo after I had already removed a lot of the extra resin which seeped out of the mold around the seams: [img] (link) The breastplate needed to be sculpted onto this ... read more 
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