It seems when I start to make one Harley, I can’t help but make more. Though in retrospect, I don’t recommend painting multiple variations of that costume at one time to anybody.
I am an unabashed fan of “Long Halloween” and “Dark Victory.” Jeph Loeb’s script and Tim Sale’s art are a great match. And the two waves of DC Direct figures based on Sale’s art are some of my favorites. Harley doesn’t really have a place in the world of those stories, but I wanted to see what she might look like as a Tim Sale inspired figure.
Obviously, the best place to start is with the only existing female figure in the Sale style, and that’s Catwoman. I swapped out the hands, feet, head and collar with those from a Mattel/Four Horseman Harley. (Yes, I chopped up two rare and costly figures to make one. Perhaps not the smartest thing I’ve done.)
While the end result is nice, the experiment does prove one thing: a Sale gal is defined by her face more than anything else. There’s nothing wrong with this Harley head, but it’s not in Sale’s style. I tried my best to find something that worked. I guess I’ll keep trying.
Created November 2010