I had just started making a Katma Tui figure based on her “Hearts and Minds” appearance, when I realized I ought to make her from “the Return” as well. Katma Tui was my first project to use the new “generic” female body by Mattel. Given its smaller stature, I felt it was appropriate for Katma, as she’s somewhat short. (She’s not an Amazon character!) Aside from the presence of heels, the base figure was just about perfect. (And for once, I let the heels detail slide.)
The other inspiration for this project was the Justice Lords Wonder Woman head used on this first release of the generic body style. Her hair was shaped very much like Katma’s in the back, and the facial structure was close enough to Katma’s to work, without having to remove any pesky headband details. I shaped Katma’s head for the first version, then made a casting and used it for this one.
The rest is paint and a laser-printed emblem created in Illustrator. See below to download an appropriately sized version for your own projects.
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Created Winter 2006