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In the early 1940s, Batman co-creator Bill Finger and Houman co-creator Irwin Hasen gave us one of the rough- and-tumble character Wildcat. Though mostly to the back pages of Sensation comics, he joined the JSA on a number of occaisions, and was a martial arts trainer to no less than ol' Bats himself. According to Don Markstein's Toonopedia:
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"Wildcat was Ted Grant, an up-and-coming young boxer, who unknowingly fell in with a pair of crooked promoters. They fixed a championship match by slipping a poisoned needle into Ted's glove. It was only intended to weaken Ted's opponent, but they misjudged the dosage and killed him. Ted was blamed; and what's more, the promoters tried to kill him to keep his side of the story from coming out."


Wildcat's 1st Appearance:
Sensation Comics #1
(Jan. 1942).
Art by Irwin Hasen.
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"It was then that Ted heard talk about Green Lantern and decided to create the Wildcat persona. After clearing his name, he kept his dual identity, adventuring as Wildcat in each monthly issue of Sensation for years to come."

"Wildcat was the creation of writer Bill Finger and artist Irwin Hasen. Finger (rhymes with "zinger", not "linger") probably had at least as much to do with the creation of Batman as creator-of-record Bob Kane."

From Wikipedia:
Ted Grant is a normal human who was, at some unspecified point, given a magical "nine lives," none of which he has left. He remains at the peak of human condition due to extensive, regular exercise. He is a world-class boxer who trained Batman in the art."

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The model I've designed is patterned directly from one of Wildcat's 1st appearances. The cowl is a bit tricky, so study the diagrams carefully and take your time.

Happy Modeling!!
The Professor.

***NOTE: This model includes 2 extra pages of blank pieces. These can be used to fill and reinforce the model. Roll the strips into tubes around toothpicks and insert them into limbs, leaving a channel to pass through wire or string, Use the other pieces to thicken the torso walls before filling with tissue paper. I am putting instructions together to explain this process. In the meantime, feel free to experiment with these pieces, or not :) The Prof.

 

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