SUPERMAN: MAN of STEEL Henry Cavill (Superman) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:39964
Name:SUPERMAN: MAN of STEEL Henry Cavill
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Superman
Date Added:June 15, 2012
Base Figure:Marvel Icons Human Torch
Height:12.00 inches
Completion Time:200.00 hours
In December, a customer asked me to sculpt a 1/6 scale Henry Cavill MAN OF STEEL statue. This was right after I posted my first Henry Cavill Superman figure here and at SuperHeroHype. At the time, the only pics of the suit were the dark set pic at the bank vault and the spy pics from the set. I used a Marvel Icons Human Torch figure and literally sculpted over the entire surface after I immobilized the joints. The entire suit was textured after I sculpted it with a Super Sculpey and Apoxie Sculpt. I've done over 300 custom figures and this is by far the BEST one I've ever done...and the most challenging. The cape is sewn cloth.

Another requirement for the statue is that it would hover/float above the custom base I made. The base is a 3 inch tall wooden pentagon that is topped with a ceramic sculpted "S". The wooden pentagon is a rich blue and the "S" is burnished red and gold. As for the method for floating the statue, it's not something I am allowed to reveal out of respect for my buyer who is a working magician. I can say that there are no wires, no magnets. The statue actually hovers three inches above the base and the overall effect is beautiful. If you think you know the method, please don't post it here or speculate about it publicly. It's very gratifying to complete something after 6 months of work and to actually pull off the intended ideas.

I'll be starting on the bank vault scene statue within the next few weeks, also in 1/6 scale and with the recently released pics of the suit from the Licensing Expo, the next statue will be much more accurate. Thanks for looking guys, this was a labor of love and I'm very proud of how it turned out!

User Comments
Banner/HULK Inc. -
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
just saw this. AWESOME work!!!
NewEraSuperMan -
Sunday, October 28, 2012
this one is way cooler then the other one
matthancock -
Monday, October 15, 2012
Thanks for some of those recent comments! Sorry I haven't been posting for awhile. Got some more MAN OF STEEL figures on the way that should easily top this AND I'm beginning wotk ono another MOS statue same scale as this one! Thanks again!
Lucidaemon -
Friday, September 21, 2012
GeekSummit -
Thursday, July 5, 2012
WOW man, I've been waiting to see this guy come out. I think I was on the road when this was posted. VERY NICE!!!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Saturday, June 23, 2012
I was just blown away by your custom and the hovering effect. totally epic in all areas.
jigsaw78 -
Monday, June 18, 2012
fitzjedi -
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Matt!! My God this looks absolutely FANTASTIC! OUTSTANDING WORK!!
TheRealSupaMan -
Saturday, June 16, 2012
This is some sweet work! Really love it. Still not completely sold on this new outfit but none the less, your statue looks amazing!
wotan03 -
Saturday, June 16, 2012
wow this is amazing hope mattel hire you to make the exclusive
scarecrow studios -
Friday, June 15, 2012
holy smokes, thats awesome. absolutely masterful.
Ole Jade Jaw -
Friday, June 15, 2012
This is just tremendous man!!! A truly unbelievable piece of craftmanship.
NeCrollector -
Friday, June 15, 2012
I salute you for creating a MASTERPIECE!!! HOLY COW!
Rogue -
Friday, June 15, 2012
Amazing Superman!!!
The Watcher -
Friday, June 15, 2012
AMAZING! Fantastic..
matthancock -
Friday, June 15, 2012
Thanks a bunch - your encouragement means a lot!
fastfreddie -
Friday, June 15, 2012
I honestly didn't know if I would like the new suit, but the Kryptonian flare to it is very cool! I love your statue/model-like take on him! It is SUPER!! I can hardly wait for the movie
matthancock -
Friday, June 15, 2012
Thanks Freddie - always appreciate your comments and certainly appreciate your work as well.
yoyi_x -
Friday, June 15, 2012
Very cool Custom!! Love the suit detail. his left hand shorter than the right one??
matthancock -
Friday, June 15, 2012
Hey thanks for the kind words! The left hand is not shorter than the right. It's just that the left is a tightly closed fist while the right is fully open. It's just a perspective thing.
matthancock -
Friday, June 15, 2012
thanks guys!
Kryptonite-man -
Friday, June 15, 2012
Very nice awesome work!!!!!!!!!!
JeddTheJedi -
Friday, June 15, 2012
That's a spectacular piece of art. There's so much detail and the colours do look spot-on for the pictures released so far.
Friday, June 15, 2012
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