Starfire is the latest in a long line of superheroes protecting the city. Starfire, aka Douglas Barrow, was a geeky research student working in the Metropolitan University, examining meteorites. When the university laboratory was destroyed by a freak lighting bolt, mutagenic compounds extracted from the space rock somehow infused Douglass Barrow,s weakling body, transforming him into a superhuman, with incredible strength, endurance and the ability to project photo-thermionic energy from his body.
Owing to being distracted by other projects I noticed that there was a distinct lack of four colour goodness in the blog this year, so I thought I would try to readdress it a little with this offering. This figure was a gift from my old pal Leon (AKA Pulp Citizen), a life long wargamer and comic book fan, who went to the rather extreme length of commissioning this figure to be sculpted and cast in resin. He only had a small number made, so I was honoured to get one. Obviously I wanted to pull all the stops out paining this one, and I am rather pleased with the results. I think it is the best one I have painted this year. The colour scheme was inspired by Booster Gold, one of my favourite heroes from the 1990's