Dana Barrett
Posted on June 3, 2018
Difficulty:

We are deep into the second line of movie-based Ghostbusters figures, and poor Dana never gets produced as a “regular” version, only as Zuul. I thought that was unfair and decided to remedy it.

The inspiration for the construction came from the Janine figure. I realized that without the giant sweater, the sculpt wasn’t too far removed from Dana’s early appearances in the first movie. I only had to modify the neckline and add the lapels.

For her head, I used used NECA’s 1979 Ellen Ripley, as I thought it was the best Sigourney Weaver sculpt in the 7″ scale so far. But the hair… vexed me. I knew I did not have the talent to sculpt that riotous mass of curls, and my research was not revealing any obvious substitutes. Finally,¬†phineas curmudgeon of Fwoosh came to rescue and donated some heavy-metal-rocker hair from old McFarlane lines to the cause. I blended the pieces until I had enough coverage and was satisfied with the result. It’s not perfect, but it will do in a pinch. Thanks, phineas!

I’d like to go back and add a soft goods coat later.

Created April 2018

 

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