MAN of STEEL: Master Edition Custom Action Figure
Custom #:50735
Name:MAN of STEEL: Master Edition
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Movie Masters
Date Added:June 14, 2013
Base Figure:HML Constrictor, MM Cavill head
Height:6.25 inches
Completion Time:40.00 hours
Articulation:34 points
FINALLY!!! I finally feel like I've been able to make the ultimate Cavill MAN OF STEEL figure. The customer I made this for has been an absolute pleasure to work with and I look forward to doing many more customs for him. This uses my usual HML Constrictor base but has the MM Cavill head which is an amazing likeness once you get some better paint apps on it. The entire suit is sculpted with Aves Apoxie Sculpt and then painted with acrylics. Once I had the actual Movie Masters figure in hand, it was much easier to know all the details of the suit. That didn't make it any easier to sculpt, but it served as THE perfect guide.

To achieve the right colors to match the movie look, I first base coated the entire suit with a flat black and then drybrushed a slightly glossy dark aquamarine/teal which gave it just the right balance of navy and true blue. The silver and gold were lightly drybrushed to give it that burnished, brushed look. For the "S" I just painted the golds...well, gold :) but for the red, I painted that area maroon first and then drybrushed on a mix of metallic red and true red to give it just a little sheen like we see in the real suit. The boots are marron with a very light red drybrush.

As for the cape, we both wanted to give the figure the ability to really pose, so while the MM cape is amazing, we felt the cloth cape with sculpted shoulder folds would work best. I haven't tried to add wires to capes yet, so I didn't go that route this time, but I was able to blend the sculpt into the cape ALMOST seamlessly.

And that's about it. I felt it was appropriate to post this one today on MAN OF STEEL day! On Monday, I'll likely be posting TWO Christopher Reeve figures: One in the traditional suit and yes, one of Reeve in the Cavill suit! After that, I think I have a Godfall Superman coming up in a few weeks, but from there on, it's probably gonna be more BATMAN. Into the Court of Owls and Professor Pyg, as well as Batman Incorporated.

Thanks for looking! Look forward to reading any comments, crits, etc!

User Comments
imaactionfigureguy15 -
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
I would pay u to make me one if u would man great work its amazing I love it couldnt get any better man....
matthancock -
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Hey! Thanks. I'd be happy to work on one for you. Shoot me a message at matthewperryhancock "at" hotmail "dot" com
matthancock -
Monday, June 17, 2013
Thanks again're too kind!
rupertvalero -
Saturday, June 15, 2013
bravo! it is a masterpiece. wow.
King Louis -
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Your trailblazing sculpting skills proves that this level of craftmanship are possible. Inspiring!
matthancock -
Monday, June 17, 2013
Wow...Thank you so much for those kind words. Considering how low my skills were when I started customizing, it is proof that ANYONE can learn to do it right. I'm still trying to improve. I just takes time, patience, attention to detail, and most of all...practice!
NeCrollector -
Saturday, June 15, 2013
A Masterpiece, dude!
Kryptonite-man -
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Man thats amazing!!!
bulavonc666 -
Saturday, June 15, 2013
damn cool custom ! awesome details ! love it!
matthancock -
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Thanks for the kind words everyone!
JayBlazeXGen -
Friday, June 14, 2013
Great job man,looks 110% legit
PlanetStaten -
Friday, June 14, 2013
Can you make non comic book likenesses? I always wanted my very own custom gigure. Is it possible?
matthancock -
Saturday, June 15, 2013
It's certainly possible. You can email me at matthewperryhancock "at" hotmail "dot" com
JeddTheJedi -
Friday, June 14, 2013
Such fine, incredible sculpt and paint work!
Friday, June 14, 2013
matthancock -
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thanks so much! I tried to post more pics but the site was so slow. Will try again
ColetheCreator -
Friday, June 14, 2013
Amazing figure
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