6" Inch Christopher Reeve Superman W.I.P.
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6" Inch Christopher Reeve Superman W.I.P.

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When I heard Mattel was going to make a Superman Multiverse action figure based on Christopher Reeve, I got so excited, and couldn't wait for it to hit the shelves.

Unfortunately, the Multiverse Superman figure is not what it appears to be in the photos. Multiverse CR Superman is too small for me to even like it. This figure is also shorter than Batman, which makes no sense, because CR stood 6'4 ft tall in the movies.

I really wanted a Christopher Reeve Superman figure so bad since I was growing up. So, I had to look up online. The only closest one so far is the 12" inch Hot Toys CR Superman, but the figure doesn't really look like Reeve. Yes, the head sculpt is good, but it's CLOSE. It's not quite there. His eyes are too close to each other, and his scalp is shorter than he looked in the movies. The head is also a tad bit too big for Christopher Reeve's body stature. Usually, anyone over 6 ft tall would have a smaller head compared to his body. This figure makes him look 5'9 ft tall. Also his cape doesn't look as cool as in the movies. So, $300 to shell out for this figure is not worth it. Oh, yeah, and you would have to take EXTRA care of it, because of how fragile his uniform material is.

Looked everywhere, but none of them look anything like Christopher Reeve Superman. I was going to get the New Krypton Series 1 figure's head sculpt. but the face doesn't really look like him, he just has bright blue eyes, thin lips, and black hair, but it still doesn't look like him. The price for that figure is a bit high, too. None of these figures are worth it, because their faces don't look exactly like the famous Christopher Reeve Superman.

So, I decided to just work my butt off to make my own Christopher Reeve Superman using fodder, and just sculpt in my own version.

Here's the picture of his face so far. I'm currently working on his figure joints. I'm working really hard on it, because I want his joints to appear almost invisible, especially no visible seams to run across his thighs and biceps. I still want him to be quite poseable, so I'm working really hard on that.

Anyway, the base head is of Marvel Legends Archangel from 2004, but as soon as I pulled a carbon copy of the head out of the mold, it looked nothing like Reeve. At first, I thought the Archangel figure's face looked so much like Reeve, but I was wrong, I was way off. So, I just decided to sculpt over this base head with Aves Apoxy.

I'm still working on it, obviously.

What do you think?



Posted by STCreator
on Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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STCreator -
Tuesday, December 16, 2014






STCreator -
Monday, December 8, 2014
Okay. I don't like this head sculpt I did. It doesn't look like Christopher Reeve. AAAAHH!!!!

I gotta find some help to get this head done right! I know there are talented sculptors who know how to sculpt small heads.
STCreator -
Sunday, December 7, 2014




STCreator -
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Been working on the bust and a little bit of arms. I figured out the problem with the wrist joints, but I decided I should use Hasbro's Superior Spiderman's interchangeable hands instead of hand-made wrists.

The bust is tricky, because I need to make sure his bust has a smooth swivel articulation. It's easy to make, but it takes patience, plus it's a bit more complicated once it goes into the mold.



I know this picture quality is terrible. I couldn't find the charger for my stupid camcorder. EVERY TIME! Every time I look for a charger for my camcorder, I constantly had to look for it, because it kept changing places. My charger is probably on vacation in Hawaii right now, or something.
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