Counselor Deanna Troi.

Much like Dr. Crusher, I didn't care much for Counselor Troi, played by Marina Sirtis. She was nice to look at, but let's face it, she contributed little to the Enterprise. She was a Betazoid with the powers of an empath which means that unlike the other crewmembers who worked their butts off at Starfleet Academy, she got a free pass to use her powers as a counselor. I don't know about you, but when I'm being attacked by a Romulan Bird of Prey, I don't need a Counselor telling me "I sense feelings of hostility on that ship!". I wont even mention what would have happend to Troi on Kirk's Enterprise...I'm sure you can figure that out. Again, I could go on and on, but let's move on to the custom...

Troi was difficult much like Crusher because of the long hair and I had my own problems casting it. This Playmates head had sculpted hair so at least we saved James some work there. Dave shrank it, I cast it. My biggest dislike of all was the likeness. To me, it's just not there and really doesn't look anything like Troi. Regardless, after casting the head I sent it to Dave who still did a good job painting it.

As with Dr. Crusher, I was faced with the problem of boots and again cast myself a pair of resin Uhura boots to trim down and paint black. Not only did this work very well, but it also gave me a better feeling of having done some work on this custom.

In the end, this custom wasn't nearly as difficult as the other female (Crusher), but it didn't turn out nearly as nice either. My biggest problem with the custom is the likenss of the head which is out of my control until a better head can be found/sculpted someday. Until that time, this will have to work. It's probably my least favorite TNG custom, but I couldn't very well omit Troi from the crew, now could I?

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