by Davy Stone & Wayne Decker

I'm not sure why I felt the need to make this Moondragon custom.  It's not like I'm a huge Marvel fan.  I think I only own one book that features her -- some old edition of the New Defenders, I believe.  Yet something about her look really speaks to me.  Okay, perhaps it's the bald thing.  Bald women are hot.  Sinead, Sigorney, Ilia; I just have this thing for bald women, so Moondragon is an obvious choice for me to customize, especially since I was already looking to branch out and customize a few Marvel characters.

My first real roadblock came when I started looking for control art.  The comic I once had is probably long gone, so I set out to find an image on the internet.  I found two, but both featured a much more revealing costume than the one I remembered.  I just have a hard time customizing women in butt-floss.  So I asked a friend and Toybiz customizer (thanks Ken!) to see if he could round me up some better control art to use, and he was more than willing to help me make a move toward Marvel customs.

Moondragon started out as a Battle Blasters Jean Grey, one of the most useful bodies out there for 5" TJ or Toy Biz customizing.  I removed her hair with a screwdriver (which itself was a challenge) and used Milliput to both fill in the hole in the back of her head and to smooth out the few dings I made in removing the hair.  I also used Milliput to fill in the grooves on her legs and arms.  I took the cape and heated it in boiling water before reshaping it to better fit her body.  Then I used a little Kneadatite to fill in the hole in the back of the cape.

After that it was all paint.  This was my first custom in some time to not use a red/yellow color scheme, and it was wonderful to see the coverage other colors can give.  While painting my friend Wayne helped finalize her last coats of paint.


Parts Used:
Body: Battle Blasters Jean Grey
Cape: Backlash
Links in this table will connect you to customs made from other parts of same figure.

Moondragon and all related characters, names, and indicia are 2006, Marvel Comics,  and are used WITHOUT permission. All rights reserved.

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