Saturday, February 13, 2021

Urban protector

Foxy Detective
28mm

There's no pretending it goes away
With every step that you take, you pay your dues
And I ain't lying
You got to struggle to see the light
Cause someone's looking to steal your right to choose


Maybe her little sister got hooked on drugs... or her friend got shot.  Maybe she found out her man double-crossed her and was mixed up in some corrupt business.   Or maybe she just got tired of the good people in her neighborhood living in fear of the pimps and pushers.  Whatever it is, she's going to teach criminals a lesson... any way it takes!

 

 

The figure is Reaper's "Ebony Foxx, Modern Heroine", a lovely Bob Ridolfi sculpted homage to the "blaxploitation" genre of 70's action films.  As lovely as it is, I think the part of this I'm happiest with is the fire hydrant, which I made from scratch after poring over photos of New York City fire hydrants.


Inspired by, of course, the incomparable
Pam Grier, star of "Foxy Brown" and "Coffy".


9 comments:

  1. Blaxploitation at it's best! She's gorgeous (your mini). When will you add Shaft?

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    1. Thanks!

      I don't know of a John Shaft figure out there, but Reaper does have a matching male figure with a very "disco" style:

      https://www.reapermini.com/search/disco/latest/50033

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    2. Perfect, add him! Painted result next week?

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    3. LOL, I actually have a hard time getting new Reaper figures, their shipping charges are rather high.

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  2. Excellent work! That pattern on her shirt is genius.

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  3. Fine, I'm tempted to copy the idea and paint scheme and include her as a new character for my g.i.joe games ;)

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  4. Very, very nicely done! Love the patterns on the shirt, skin tones as well as highlights on her clothing.

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