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Tri-Clops Custom Action Figure

Custom #:30647  
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Masters of the Universe
Date Added:June 30, 2011
Base Figure:DCUC Superman
Height:6.00 inches
Hey all, here's the latest one, he's actually a re-purpose of my He-man I did a while ago. I'm working on a He-man V2 and needed some parts off the original so I was left with a bare body and figured why not. Even though the figure was already painted I decided to repaint it so I could add some deeper shadows. This actually took me backwards as he was nearly done but there were rough spots (such as the visible blue between the upper leg cut joint) I just had to fix. I also had an issue with his right hand, I found it looked great for action poses but it just looked wierd in a neutral stance so I decided to go for some interchangeable hands. Anyhoo onto the recipe.

Base = DCUC Superman, all joints sanded down to protect against paint rub.

Head = 200x Tri-clops, the bottom of the head actually fit real easy no adjustments needed but then I had to figure out how to keep the articulation in the eye piece so, the top is held on by a screw straight through it into the superman neck peg.

Bracelets and hands = 200x Tri-clops, right hand pops off and is held in place with a screw.

Alternate right hand = DCUC Superman, pops right out and held on by a screw.

Armour and loincloth = 200x Tri-clops, foam sheet for the straps around the back.

Knees and lower leg = ML Falcon, ditched the double articulation on the knees to fit in better with the rest.

Kneepads = 200x Tri-clops

Boots and feet = Some Wolverine, I was going to just repaint the original shoes he-man had on but I decided i didn't really like the old t-shirt method I'd used on him. So, I was gonna sculpt some bandages but then after i'd attached them (by grinding them out and using hot glue to secure them, without using articulation) I decided I liked the look and besides he's an inventor so you'd think he'd have slightly more substantial footwear than bandages. So the feet stayed as they were with the 200x tri-clops shin pads and the fur sculpted on.

Weapon = 200x Tri-clops.

Painted with Games Workshop paints and sealed with Vallejo Satin

Big thanks to Bobtheodd here for a bargain tri-clops and to Shinobitron, I used his 200x repaint as a reference for my paint job, loved the gold look his had. Still plenty more on the way!!

User Comments
AREZ - Saturday, July 2, 2011

One of my FAVORITE MOTU characters.
BKZ718 - Friday, July 1, 2011
Doesn't look like you have a ceiling friend!
Hayes - Friday, July 1, 2011
firefly - Friday, July 1, 2011
I'm a great fan to details and yours is awesome. great work sir.!!!!
Darththomas - Friday, July 1, 2011
Thanks man, I agree, it's all in the detail!
getsa - Thursday, June 30, 2011
wow! nice skin tone! grrrrrrrrrrrreat paint apps!
Darththomas - Friday, July 1, 2011
Thanks matey, think I've finally pinned down my ideal skin tone on this one.
PANZERVARGAS - Thursday, June 30, 2011
...I love it!!!
Darththomas - Friday, July 1, 2011
Cool, glad you dig bud.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Thursday, June 30, 2011
Simply love the fig, everything about this screams excellence. I will always look forward to your stuff it is truly awe inspiring. I finally broke down and started working on my motu, told zombieforhire that I was going for more of the cartoon where you paint is realistic. You have some great skill and hope you enjoy mine coming soon. Keep up the great work.
Darththomas - Friday, July 1, 2011
Mate, been looking forwatd to yours for an eternity now , seriously though man, cheers and if you're after any pointers I'm happy to help.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Friday, July 1, 2011
means a lot darth, I am trying to finish up the projects I am working on to finish the legend line of MOTU, some are mish-mashed with a few dc parts. But I still want to do more of an accurate 200X Cartoon feel, after jin and many others including you started with the dc figs the parts interchange so much easier than having to sculpt every little detail. So I will have to start a second line, down the road. But keep your eyes out for he-man and skeletor and a few others coming soon.
fitzjedi - Thursday, June 30, 2011
Very nice!! Cool paints--lots of little details! -Fitz
Darththomas - Friday, July 1, 2011
Yep, the devil is in the detail , cheers mate.
lost cause - Thursday, June 30, 2011
perfect... I love it
Darththomas - Friday, July 1, 2011
Perfect??, wow, thanks man!!
doybandoy - Thursday, June 30, 2011
awesome paint!!!
Darththomas - Friday, July 1, 2011
Thanks buddy
pulpyfiction - Thursday, June 30, 2011
This is great! The part conversions are as good as the rest of your series, but the paints steal the show here! Nice work!
Darththomas - Friday, July 1, 2011
Thanks dude, told you I'd keep pushing them paints
3bcustoms - Thursday, June 30, 2011
Another great one from the DT Classics line, when will these be hitting stores ?
Darththomas - Friday, July 1, 2011
Haha, cheers bud, they'll be in stores some time never
suprasizeme - Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tri-clops looks incredible. Love the deep shading on the fleshtones. Another MOTU homerun!!!
Darththomas - Friday, July 1, 2011
Thanks man, yeah real happy with the skin tone and I'm super glad I decided to redo it.
Automatauntaun - Thursday, June 30, 2011
This is teh sweet! Another job well done
Darththomas - Friday, July 1, 2011
Why Thankyou, he-man next methinks
zombieforhire - Thursday, June 30, 2011
You are the MOTU King !!!!!
Darththomas - Friday, July 1, 2011
Haha, cheers dude, I have an opening for queen if you're interested that sounds all kinds of wrong , maybe prince instead
Finn Varra - Thursday, June 30, 2011
That is an amazing piece! Nice job!
Darththomas - Friday, July 1, 2011
Cheers buddy!!
bjpalm1994 - Thursday, June 30, 2011
WOW!!! That is a thing of BEAUTY! Your MOTU customs are always on point! The paintjob here is outstanding! Great job!
Darththomas - Friday, July 1, 2011
Thanks bud, hope I keep it up.
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