Slowly but surely, I’m making my way down the list of all the major players in the world of animated Gotham. Firefly’s been on the list for a really long time, but I never could get “fired” up about him. Oddly, once I started him, I really began to enjoy this project.
Let’s get the generalities out of the way first: The torso is a Hasbro new school Two-face, and the legs are Wildcard Joker. The details are Super Sculpey, Kneadatite and styrene, depending on the needed shape (and how much of a hurry I was in at the time). Initially I planned to halve the Two-Face and Joker bodies and attach the necessary parts at the waist, as I have with so many others. However, just before the bodies went under the scroll saw, I realized a simpler solution was at hand. I simply sliced Joker’s legs at the joint and created new pegs from styrene rods. Then I sliced off Two-Face’s legs at the joint, drilled some joint holes, and finally inserted the new legs. Simple, and very effective. (See the image below.)
The head is 100% Super Sculpey, with a metal dowel for the antenna. The jetpack was made from spare parts, styrene and Super Sculpey. The gun is made from a Mr. Freeze gun. (The designs are very similar…) I only needed to trim some parts and add the secondary barrel using a styrene rod.
I am extremely pleased with Firefly. For a fairly uninteresting character, the figure stands out great among my other new school figures.
Created Spring 2004