I love the above art like it was made of candy. I found it here.

Anyway, Darkstar. No, no…not the Donna Troy character no one remembers, the blond Russian no one knows. I hadn’t planned on making her, but after finding a D&D miniature that would take exactly two seconds to mod into an Ursa Major–plus the fact that there was already a Crimson Dynamo ‘Clix–I thought eh, might as well flesh out the Soviet Super Soldier roster. The mod of her twin brother Vanguard was covered here, Darkstar info below…

Ingredients: Base body is Firestar (Mutant Mayhem). That’s such a great figure to use as a base mod since her body is so smooth. That sounds vaguely creepy. Moving along, Darkstar’s noggin came courtesy Wonder Woman (Icons)…

Chest emblem, headband and costume trimmings are all strips of index card held in place with a small smear of Elmer’s and hardened with Krazy Glue. Acrylic paint, some matte finish and that’s all she wrote. Custom Darkstar dial here.

She came out okay, but c’mon, it’s a black jogging suit. How hard can the mod be? Looking back at this custom (I built it years ago), I think it would have benefited from some translucent plastic “energy glow” effects around her hands. Those always add a some…I wanna use the word “pizazz,” but that’s the kind of thing that would get me beat up and stuffed in a locker. I’ll go with “neat.” Those clear plastic energy effects look neat.

Some Darkstar and Soviet Super Soldiers stuff from around the web:

Custom Marvel Legends-style Darkstar here, here and here.

Custom ML Vanguard here.


2 Responses

  1. It’s a good looking mod, easy or not.

    Thanks for the links. I got a kick out of those figures.

  2. Thanks man.

    I dig the Triple-S, mostly–I think–because I love the design of the Crimson Dynamo armor.

    Him being part of the group = I’m a fan of that group.

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