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Superman: the Movie | Fortress of Solitude Console Mini Display Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:31240  
Name:Superman: the Movie | Fortress of Solitude Console Mini Display
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Movie Masters
Creator:GeekSummit  
Date Added:July 21, 2011
Base Figure:DCUC Superman
Height:6.50 inches
Here I have my Christopher Reeve Superman Version I.5 of 2011. He was my first post using the New Krypton head but he never photographed this well... iphone… go figure.. HAR!! pun.
He's been repainted for a better match of skin tone from the hands and neck. Altogether he has improved 200%.

He's not the main focus here really as much as the figure base I built today using Styrofoam from Hobby Lobby and yes.. you guessed it… clear drinking straws. I had done a HUGE fortress display already but not one that was really an individual showcase. This base is about as big as a flat rate M box (*wink) and has an LED light that fits perfectly underneath the baseboard. It illuminates the base, backer, knowledge "straws" and figure all at once… I'm digging it. The light got lost in the complicated mess that was the huge display but this makes a nice individual piece like it was sliced and removed from the fortress itself.

I posted a video up that shows the entire thing in 360 and I got to say it looks pretty sharp. I really dig this one. it really makes the figure look nicer than it did before.


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User Comments
Genesis13 - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This is amazing! I was wondering if I could ask your advice - how did you get the symbol on Superman's chest so perfect? Did you print it out? What material is it on?

Thanks! The Fortress is so cool!
GeekSummit - Thursday, November 24, 2011
It's a cut vinyl decal. I set up my own vector file in adobe illustrator, took it to work one day like 6 years ago and cut like 20 of them. Really all that does is give you a line to paint by. The rest of that perfection o's obtained by patience.
TheGr8One - Saturday, July 23, 2011
Its amazing how someone can take something simple like straws & styrofoam & make something so cool. Bravo
dbocustoms - Friday, July 22, 2011
that is incredibly creative,not a fan of supes but I'm a fan of this,this is what I would want to display if I did have any superman figures,I saw this on the interweb and thought it was just freakin awesome,really really cool job all around
GeekSummit - Friday, July 22, 2011
Thanks a lot. I definitley dig feedback from non-superfans. I appreciate it!!
metalmike - Thursday, July 21, 2011
forgot to add,lets face it we are all obsessed with Chris Reeve's Superman so keep making some more ! - I also had the same idea for the fortress I might make something soon but maybe out of balsa wood ? cheers dude
GeekSummit - Thursday, July 21, 2011
Yes but the foam is cheap AND translucent when lit. Plus it cuts like butter... Or celery at the hardest. A little hot glue... A little dab'll do ya and you've got the ultimate Quasi- Kryptonian entertainment center. Complete with surround sound, google, and TiVo.
metalmike - Thursday, July 21, 2011
bloddy awsome ! this is really really nice work ! ps I think the tally is about 30-35 customs with the new krypton head
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Thursday, July 21, 2011
you kick sooooo much but, this is fan flippin tastic. keep up the great work you are truly inspirational.
darklord1967 - Thursday, July 21, 2011
VERY clever idea about the drinking straws! And an AWESOME way to display an already beautiful custom figure!
Champion City Toys - Thursday, July 21, 2011
Nice work.
Bob-A-Ferret - Thursday, July 21, 2011
but it is not mine how but I want one. Awesome and I agree genius
fitzjedi - Thursday, July 21, 2011
That display is GENIUS! Looks fantastic! -Fitz
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