Since it was originally unveiled, the common knock against the Retaliation Lady Jaye figure was that her face sculpt looked 'mannish'. This got me wondering as to whether she might not have simply fallen victim to the same fate as the reviled Rise of Cobra Baroness figure. Some time ago, I stripped all of the factory paint from a RoC Baroness head and found a really nice sculpt underneath. When I compared Lady Jaye's head sculpt against photos of the actress, two things really stood out. The first was that the figure had very red lips, whereas the actress usually wore a lighter color of lipstick. I fixed that with a tiny bit of paint (Country Colors #2300 - Painted Desert). The other issue was that the actress always seemed to use a lot of eyeliner, yet the figure had a very thin line above each eye and none below. Again, a simple fix with a bit of paint (Country Colors #2477 - Real Black). As soon as I finished adding the eyeliner, not only did she look much more feminine, but I could see a very strong resemblance to the actress. I hope you dig it.
Accessories & Fodder: I do a lot of parts trading and my 'inventory' changes very, very frequently. I do my best to update the photos with every trade completed, so
please bear with me if I forget to add or subtract something in a timely
Another simple custom, my Toxo-Viper consists of a 30th Anniversary Techno-Viper that was re-equipped with Toxo-Viper gear I got from Raginspoon. There are other figures that might have matched the uniform a little more closely, but all of them would have required me to paint the purple uniform. Using the Techno-Viper, allowed me to just paint the accessories and not worry about the paint rubbing off at the joints. At the end of the day, I was more interested in the final product than how creative I needed to be to get there. All in all, I think he looks pretty good.