The Safety Salamander comes from the Simpsons episode “See Homer Run”.
He is a mascot who is meant to warn children about electrical power lines.
In the past, I would’ve looked forward to buying an action figure of this character. But since Playmates discontinued their World of Springfield toy line, I guess it was up to me!
I started with a “Casual Homer” and added a piece of coat hanger wire to support the tail.
I added foil to flesh out the tail, covering it with Apoxie 2-part epoxy putty. I considered turning the tail down for stability but it just looked so much better up!
I used more epoxy putty to add details and flesh out the bulk of the suit. I was very careful to preserve the joints so the figure would remain posable.
The neck was sculpted to preserve the cowl lines and minimize the seam and the lips, eye sockets and finger webbing was added with Apoxie.
The finished sculpt coated with primer.
The belt was made from .03 styrene strips and the belt buckle and badge were carved from thicker styrene.
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