Tank Girl – Final Womens History Month Submission.

 

So technically it’s 1 hour and 29 minutes into April but hey I’m a rule breaker not a rule maker!

I was going to build/paint a Tank Girl mini for Alex’s FEMbruary challenge and I didn’t think I’d make it in time for Womens History Month but hey presto here we are.

I wasn’t a big fan of the Tank Girl movie and I have never read a Tank Girl Comic but the artwork and imagery for both is awesome.

Here are just some of the cool images from the movie and comic books.

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I love the mix of stereotypical girly girl mixed in with hard core badass and pop culture.

PLUS I had a bit of a thing for Gwen Steffani (Who reminds me of Tank Girl) when No Doubt first came out with “I’m just a girl”

I decided to go for a bit of a diorama for this one.

I call the piece “Up yours”

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It’s very small but can you see the pack of Molboros strapped to the helmet?

Shes far from perfect but I’m happy with her and her little setting.

Cheers

IRO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some little details to look out for:

  1. Two (red white blue) Roundels. One on the Duffle Bag and one on her top.
  2. Ann Arbor Argus written on her Duffle Bag. This is a shout out to those of you from Michigan.
  3. “No Sleep Til Brooklyn” Sign. Cool song and a call lyric so why not? Haha.
  4. She’s giving the bird.
  5. Dagger and arro in the back of her helmet. Just like from some of the Comic images.
  6. Pack of Malboro’s strapped to her helmet.
  7. Anarchy symbol on the crate.
  8. “Charlie Don’t Surf” written on the car door.
  9. Aboriginal flag on her Duffle Bag.
  10. Her makeup.

 

The whole diorama was fun and challenging to make and Tank Girl was particullarly tricky to paint.

 

I hope you like it.

Cheers

IRO

 

 

39 thoughts on “Tank Girl – Final Womens History Month Submission.”

  1. I love this! I actually quite enjoyed the film (never read the comics), I liked her friend with the glasses (she was more my speed!). I re-watched this a few months back and it stood up pretty well.

    P.S. I think we all fancied Gwen Steffani at some point.

    Cheers roger.

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      1. That’s her, so many Aussie hottie’s these days!

        Margot Robbie
        Delta Goodgrem
        Isla Fisher
        Natalie Imbruglia
        Olivia Newton John (showing my age now)
        The Minogues
        Madge Bishop
        Dame Edna (showing how low my standards are now!)

        As for Gwen, I think she gave up music to concentrate on her perfume carreer!! πŸ˜‰

        Cheers Roger.

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  2. You had me at “No Sleep till Brooklyn”! Great work getting this all together and adding all the those interesting tidbits. Lettering is a pain, I hope I can figure it out someday. The main thing seems to be, don’t treat the brush like a pen.

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