I had started an anti-Kryptonite Superman, and it only made sense to make Kara in a similar suit. For the base I chose the recent Mattel female body used for Batgirl and Catwoman. I’m not a big fan of this overly-small sculpt, but I wanted Supergirl to look significantly smaller than Superman, and the usual Hawkgirl or Wonder Woman base made her too tall.
Generally speaking, this was an easy project. Vinyl was used for the tops of the gloves and boots. I chose a Jack-in-the-Box Supergirl head, as it’s much better than the Hasbro version. I trimmed off most of her hair to accommodate the helmet.
I wanted to make a helmet using a similar method to Superman’s (see that recipe for the method), but this tiny body just did not have wide enough shoulders for that method to work. So I simply cut the helmet from very thin styrene, adding a breathing filter of Kneadatite.
The emblem was applied using decoupage. Once all was painted and sealed, I used hot got glue to affix the transparent blue acetate inside the helmet.
The helmet is removable, though it’s not really meant to be, as I didn’t finish out Supergirl’s hair.
She looks great on the shelf, especially next to anti-Kryptonite Superman.
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Created Winter 2005
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Is the Superman in the spacesuit available for purchase? My six year old son has been looking for a Superman in his grey spacesuit for a very long time. Please let us know.
I’m sorry, it’s not for sale. It’s a custom I made for myself many years ago. But I am always happy to answer questions if you or your son want to try building one yourself! Thanks.