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In case anyone was concerned that Starfire's sister, Blackfire, aka Komand'r, would not be represented, be concerned no more.  Koriandr's vindictive, jealous, power-mad (and yet beloved by her people.  Go figure) sister started as a 21st Century Toys' "Matilda" figure.  Unlike my feeble attempt to replicate Alanis Morrissette's likeness with the same doll head, "Matilda's" features fit Blackfire's look much more readily.
The most challenging part for this figure was her torso armor.  In the comics, it's drawn as a single, seamless piece.  I knew I'd have to sculpt it, either from Super Sculpey (oven bake) or MagicSculp (air dry, but sticky).  "Matilda," like all of the 1/6 action figures I use, is made of plastic and vinyl - not happy campers in a hot oven.  Ultimately I bit the bullet and sculpted the whole thing in Super Sculpey directly over the figure, black jumpsuit and all.  Rather than bake the whole piece with the doll inside, I sliced the "armor" into two halves as carefully as possible, then baked the two halves, also being as careful as possible to retain their original shapes.

Komand'r's cape was fabric, albeit with teeny wires lining the borders to allow for dramatic poses in the wind.  Normally I shun A.C. Moore-type "doll hair" (specifically, the Mini Curls products made of acrylic or vinyl or whatever they are), but I made an exception for Blackfire.  The red Mini Curls (feel free to disagree) do a respectable job mimicking the comic book look.

Last would be Blackfire's headdress, which was a fairly simple matter.  First I cast the front half of "Matilda's" head in resin, which CAN be put into an oven.  I then sculpted the headdress directly onto the cast and baked it.  There was some minor sanding involved to get it to fit vinyl head (the resin may have shrunk slightly), but then it fit nice and snugly.

Her onyx slippers

Komand'r in her black unitard, courtesy of "Matilda."  MagicSculp armor is almost complete.  Gauntlets plus hand guards still to come.

For the most part I think that I succeeded. There was slight movement of the pieces, requiring some sanding and puttying after reassembling the "armor" over her body, but I do hope that any imperfections aren't terribly noticeable.  The armor for her arms was MagicSculpt this time, including the spikes sticking out the back.  Sculpting directly onto the arm allowed the articulation to be retained.

The comic book artists also give Blackfire seamless boots, simulated as best as I could here by sculpting MagicSculp (again!) directly onto the feet.  The doll's feet were flat, so I sliced the toes a bit to allow for wearing heels.  Barbie doll feet already have that permanent "high heel" bend to them, in case she ever thinks about escaping in flat boots.  Nice try, Barbie!

Following are some in-progress shots of Blackfire.  This was the first expression that I gave her:  one of her favorites, I'm guessing, based on how often she was in a rage about something.  This piece was for a client, though, who preferred the second expression.

In case anyone wonders what it's like for actors to get a bodycast.
Actually, this was all just to mask off all areas except the arms, for spraying on chrome paint.  The mask job to spraypaint the torso armor was even more elaborate!

Blackfire, Komand'r, Starfire, and Koriand'r are owned by DC Comics.  Or more likely, Time/Warner.

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