Of the five Thunderbolts, Songbird was the most difficult. I searched for a long time for some type of plastic piece to use as her sonic carpace but never found anything that worked. So I had to make one of my few (failed) attempts at sculpting. She uses a Snowbird figure as her base with Gwen Stacy's hair and, of course her lumpy, poorly sculpted sonic carpace. I don't know how to smooth out the sculpting medium and my sculpting always looks like a first grader trying to make an ashtray for dad for Father's Day. Anyway, here's Songbird flaws & all.
A Custom A Day....
I began toy collecting as a hobby back in 1990 I have always had a
need for custom figures. Toy companies begin action figure lines, begin
to release individual characters to create teams and, more often than
not leave them incomplete. Many collectors find that custom figures
pollute their collection's authenticity by not being mass produced
creations from the toy companies that created the preexisting toy lines.
I disagree. I feel a quality custom action figure enhances a
collection and help create a complete picture.