If you follow this blog, you may know that I'm not always happy with the quality checking of DC Collectibles/DC Direct statues, especially considering the higher price point they usually charge. I always find reasons to give them another chance, especially when they release favourite characters of mine, like Death from The Sandman. Imagine my disappointment when the quality issues overshadowed the figue on this one.
There was a lot of figure buzz coming out of New York ComicCon reccently, but one of the things that excited me was this Death statue, due out in February 2013 from DC Collectibles. Jack Matthews has brought us another spot-on DC female sculpt it seems, and Sandman fans have something new to salivate over at long last!
Last time I showed you some detail progress on my little Sandman/Death homage, Gisele. Today I'm going to get a little more into her "Death" persona.
I loved this kit when I first spotted it mostly due to its tiny size and complexity. 60 parts and just over 10 cm? Intriguing, and I just love a challenge. After sorting through what seemed an endless amount of cuffs, wings and eye pieces, I decided to pattern her a bit after how I dressed in high school and also the comic book character Death from the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman.
This Gisele kit has a lot of alternate parts to choose from. I decided to use the wings on her backpack as the original ones that were to be attached to her shoes, so I had an extra set. That got me thinking how the Sandman series would always have these great little creatures in the land of dreams. I went out in search for a little animal figure I could add wings to and fell in love with this baby panda vinyl toy. His original factory paint job was a bit rough and we have a bit of work to do to make him fit in, so let's get to it!
My latest project is a long and involved one. Using a base of the Pinky Gisele kit, I'm creating a little homage to the Neil Gaiman Sandman comic book series with a little Death goth girl cosplayer with a special friend inspired by some of the fantastical creatures from the land of dreams. I thought it might be a nice chance to give a view of my process on a few key details.