Black Scorpion Aftershock (Roger Webb)

“In the light of day Darcy Walker is a cop, but in the dark of night she becomes Black Scorpion, doing with a mask, what she can’t do with a badge!”

black scorpion 4OK first post of “Forgotten Heroes” month, and as stated in the rules I’m going to start by detailing who I’m going to (trying to) produce and what figures I’m going to be using as a base for my efforts. Well the heading above should be a bit of a giveaway as to the movie and TV series franchise I have taken inspiration from, but first a little background information about the film in question.

Roger Corman is the king of modern day bad (see cheap) movie production among his many classics are “Not of this earth (he actually produced three different versions of this movie)”, “Voyage to the prehistoric planet”, and the actually rather good “Battle beyond the stars”. But in 1995 he turned his attention to the superhero genre with what is a bit of a mishmash of Batman and Wonder Woman, the comic book caper that is “Black Scorpion”. This however was not “Rogers” first foray into the superhero genre as he was also the producer of the infamous never released “Fantastic Four” movie the year before (there is a fascinating story behind this debacle, that is well worth looking up on the net if you ever get bored enough). But back to Black Scorpion, Darcy Walker is a cop and as always seems to be the case, even though she is the only person in the force who is not a complete idiot she is looked down upon by her male co-officers. So at night she dresses in plastic bondage wear and dispensesblack scorpion 2 her own brand of justice (which appears to include killing police officers who chase her car!!), talking about her car in the day time she drives a Mk3 Corvette stingray but at the touch of a button this appears to transform into a lightly disguised and weaponized Porshe 911 (though how the engine transfers from the front to the back while she’s sitting in the cabin…), This amazing molecular transformation is the work of Argyle, a retired car thief (and apparently the world’s greatest scientific genius!) played by Garret Morris, better known as the chap behind the cash register in the café that the “Two Broke Girls” work at. Anyway add in a corrupt Mayor, a chauvinistic partner/love interest and some gratuitous and pointless nudity (not one for the kiddies this) and you pretty much get the idea.

Anyway though not a great movie by any standards it was good enough (apparently) to spawn a sequel two years later “Black Scorpion- Aftershock”, and a 22 episode series in 2001

You can watch a terrible copy of Aftershock (not suitable for work) here…

 

However it’s from this second film, and my personal favorite, “Aftershock” that I have decided to draw the three characters I plan to Aftershock (1)gangsta 1reproduce, The Gangster’ Prankster (a cut price Joker/Two face rip off), Aftershock (Think a female Avalanche from the X-men franchise), and of course the lady herself, Black Scorpion (A sexy female Batman in bondage gear), in 28mm and to do this of course I require three lucky (or perhaps not so lucky) volunteers, and here they are…

forgotten base figs

So we have a Heroklix “Riddler” who will (hopefully) become my Gangster’ Prankster. An old “I-core” figure by Kev White, which is covered with lovely detail on her costume and long luscious hair, all of which will sadly have to be filed away (not looking forward to that!!) who is of course going to become Darcy Walker’s dark alter ego herself and a Jean Grey figure by Heroklix again who will be transformed with more of the magic of “greenstuff” into Dr Ursula Undershaft or “Aftershock” as she is better known.

Hopefully by the weekend I’ll have something to show you (even if it’s just the numerous plasters I have acquired on my hands from all that sanding and filing!!).

So till then, the best of luck to all the other participants, and Excelsior!!

Cheers Roger.

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Forgotten heroes (the rules)

Whilst there are a vast array of official Marvel and DC superhero and supervillain figures, both in metal and plastic, available AND various unofficial miniatures of both the big two’s characters and other heroes/villains, there will always be that little hole in your collection for a particular favourite or obscure character that they just don’t make. And that’s what Forgotten Heroes is about.

During the month of June, Jez** and I are inviting you to join us in creating/converting an existing figure into a costumed superhero or villain of your choice, from any source (be that Comic’s, TV, Film, Adverts, Toy lines, Novels basically anywhere you can think of). The rules, such as they are, are quite simple.

  1. The character you create must not yet have had an official or unofficial miniature made for it*.
  2. The figure must be in 28mm scale.
  3. The figure must be completed during the month of June.
  4. In your first post, you should provide a bit of detail on the character you’ve chosen and why.

And that’s it basically. It can be as simple as repainting a DC Heroclix Blue Beetle as Marvel’s Goldbug, to as elaborate as converting a GW Imperial Guard Commissar into Marshal Law.

As there are a vast number of costumed heroes and villains out there (the Leopard of Lime Street, the Private Eye, the Savage Dragon, Megamind, Mr Incredible, Thermoman, Green Cross man, the list goes on and on), the only question you have to ask yourself is this – Who will be your Forgotten Hero?

You can of course post up your results onto your own blog, and links to all the participants blogs will be posted here of course, you posting can also be posted here as well, or if you currently do not have a blog of your own can be sent to me via E-mail and I will post them here for the world (well the rest of us participants and anyone else who’s interested ) to see. You will also be able to comment on yours of any of the other posts shown here as well as the other participants own blogs.

We’re announcing it now, to give you time to gather your thoughts and the necessary figure ripe for conversion. It’s open to all, just let me know if you want to join in and I’ll make sure links to your blogs are posted on here whilst it’s going on.

Cheers Roger.

*In a slight change to the original rules, you can create a character who has had an official or unofficial figure made for them, as long as you don’t use the original figure to make YOUR version. This was requested by someone who wants to make a ‘proper’ version of the character, as the official figure was not very good.

** Jez and my own blogs are linked below…

https://rantingsfromunderthewargamestable.wordpress.com/

https://carrioncrowsbuffet.wordpress.com/