Posted April 8, 2012 at 1:17 am
I started putting together a Dr. Biggles-Jones nearly 5 years ago. I got a spare Lady Jaye and a spare Scarlett, and I was gonna frankenstein 'em together, hoping I'd find a good labcoat to add to her later. But that labcoat wouldn't come until the GIJOE movie line gave us a white-coated Cobra "Rex" Commander, and Lady Jaye's hands had gloves on them, so I ended up buying a movie Cover Girl to use for arms instead.
And then the thing just sat in pieces in a tub somewhere since then.
But I've been doing a lot of toy-painting recently and I'd picked up Volume 14 of IDW's remastered collections of the original Marvel run, and I was reminded of my forgotten project and how easy it would be to finish it.
So I did!
I spent way too much time trying to x-acto knife open Cover Girl's torso to get her arms out of there. Half an hour of sawing. Eventually I gave up, grabbed some damn pliers, and with some very manly force, I crushed the torso, sending both arms flying behind the couch. Those were retrieved and their sleeves were painted white. I got some super-glue, put the body back together, and did some paint touch-ups. I also took the knife to the labcoat, trimming the shoulders and opening up the front of the coat a bit so you could actually see her.
If I may get a little Fazzy with you, Dr. Biggles-Jones is the hottest lady. I think in 1993 she was my ideal woman. Incredibly smart, good with giant guns nearly her size, interested in by Transformers, and she wears a leotard and knee-high boots under a damn labcoat. If only she wore glasses. She's still pretty ideal. Not as ideal as, say, that wife I married, but pretty close! Hey, Maggie, if you're reading this, it's my birthday this week, just sayin'. Y'know, if you find a spare leotard and labcoat...