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DC Universe... Red Skull Custom Action Figure

Custom #:38283  
Name:DC Universe... Red Skull
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:DC Universe
Date Added:April 11, 2012
Base Figure:New Krypton Superman/DCU Bizarro
Height:6.00 inches
Articulation:18 points
This was inspired by Shinobitron's New Krypton Superman to Red Skull conversion. Only I am a bit of an articulation nut, so I used a lower half of a Bizarro I had lying around to get the articulation I wanted. I sculpted the upper legs to get some fabric wrinkles and that 40's flared pants look. I also added boot cuffs.

For the head I wanted to have more of the movie look that Hugo Weaving sported, so I tried something new. I ended up re-working and re-sculpting a movie abomination figure's head. I had started to make the head into a movie style swamp thing, but I kept thinking how much he looked like the Red Skull. I extended the back of the head, removed the nose, made the nasal cavities, added to the cheek bones, and added to the scarring.

Then it was paints, I tried a two tone black motif for the suit using a flat black and a glossy. Then for the head its a red brown for the dark base coat, a crimson red for the mid tones and a cherry red for highlights. The head was topped with a glossy finish to give it that wet fleshy look.

The cigarette holder was a piece off of an old fodder weapon's barrel, and another piece was repainted into the cigarette and attached into a hole I dremiled for it. It attaches by a small pin that fits in between the Skull's teeth, on both sides of his mouth, and the hole are pretty unnoticeable.

The extra jacket is from an old ML series 6 Thomas Jane movie Punisher.

Thanks for the view!

User Comments
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Thursday, April 19, 2012
another awesome custom and you did perfectly with the parts and the face is sick, yet stunning. top notch as always.
pulpyfiction - Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Thanks C.F.C.! I appreciate the comment!
G_Rantula - Thursday, April 12, 2012
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks G-Rant! Being that you're a Cap fan, that means a lot!
fastfreddie - Thursday, April 12, 2012
He is truly sinister!! Would even scare Hitler! You come up with some of the most complex recipes I've ever saw! Amazing work!!!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
LOL! Thanks Freddie! That comment was mint! What stunningly painted piece of work are you shocking us with next?
fastfreddie - Friday, April 13, 2012
You're very welcome as always! I have 4 customs ready to post whenever I get a chance to upload them...LOKEN FROST, customer original character. A repainted Abomination from the pre-Marvel Legends era(5 points of artic). My custom original that CFC named SCORPRESS for me(cross betweeen a female cyborg and emperor scorpion- think scorpion centaur lady with knockers) and a custom painted Marvel Select Colossus made into the outback shirtless style.
pulpyfiction - Friday, April 13, 2012
Geeze Freddie, sounds like you've been keeping really busy! Can't wait to check these out for sure! I'm especially curious about that colossus, I love the marvel select version, and I really want to see what you did with it!
ringomendoza - Thursday, April 12, 2012
looks great. Extra points for completely transforming the base head and for the added articulation. The paints are mind-blowin´too!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks ringomendoza! I'm glad you like what I put into this, it totally was a labour of love! I'm totally looking forward to your x men origins figures man!!!
The Watcher - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Top Notch!! Amazing job!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks for the comment... but what's the devil emoticon for?
The Watcher - Friday, April 13, 2012
I usually do that if it's a "Dark" character.. Just somethin' I do. Mephisto, G. Rider etc.
pulpyfiction - Friday, April 13, 2012
LOL, okay I get it now. I'll keep my eye out for it!
suprasizeme - Thursday, April 12, 2012
This is the most sinister looking Red Skull I have ever seen. I love the choice of parts for the the body. He is imposing in size yet not too big. And The paints are really top notch, I can distinguish between the different blacks you used. But the head is the most AMAZING part of this custom. Abomination???? Really????!!! Not only is it unique but it looks WICKED!!! Really outstanding job!!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Dude, I can't thank you enough for taking the time to post this comment! I really appreciate this! I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for taking the time!
Bartowski - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Nice, cool recipe!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks! I can't take credit for the full recipe, but I do appreciate that you like it!
fitzjedi - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
That's cool!!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
thanks fitz! I'm curious to see what you've been up to at your workbench lately!
Stevid - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Wow that is so nice, love the use of parts and top it of with your awesome paint apps! top notch!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Always a pleasure sir, thanks for the kind words! I always have my eye out for what you're dropping next!
CAb00se - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Dude this is awesome! The parts were genius and the work on the head really seals the deal. Looks like he came from the Cap movie!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks for the comment CAb00se! The movie was a big inspiration for this, so I hope I did it justice!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Excellent custom of Red Skull!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks for the comment and claps! Those little guys hypnotize me!
JmTrtt - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
This is really great man, I love it!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks! I'm glad you like it, this is one I'm quite happy with!
Ole Jade Jaw - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Now this is one UGLY piece of work.... Fantastically done Pulpy!! Red skull head: the hard way!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks O.J.J.! I'm glad he disgusts you! Just what I was going for, gooey face goodness!
Whiskeytango - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
the abomination?! I never would have thought of that. Love this man.
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks! Like I said, this head was on a movie swamp thing, and it just kept screaming Red Skull to me.
I really dug your classic Skull too!
jmao - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
great job! looks sick!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks for stopping by!
TheRealSupaMan - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Pretty realistic looking Red Skull! Looks amazing!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks! The movie was a big inspiration for how I wanted it to look.
Comicustoms - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Love it!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks! looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve next!
lanshark1 - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Super cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wow thanks lanshark1! That's a lot of exclamation marks! Glad to see your recent submission!
AREZ - Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This has to be the BEST RED SKULL EVER. He looks so DAMN MENACING...
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks a lot AREZ! Means a lot coming from you! I really appreciate that!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Nice!!! Tha New Krypton base is perfect, great idea! And good alterations and additions to the suit.
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks Banner/HULK Inc.! I'm a huge hulk fan to! As for this custom, I have to give the new Krypton Supes base idea credit to Shinobitron. His custom totally got me started here! If you haven't seen it, I recommend you check it out! Here's a link: ... ?FID=30798
Banner/HULK Inc. - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Yeah, I'm a fan of your Hulk customs. By the way, I also made Red Skull but not as detailed as yours. I think the face you made is the best grotesque looking version ever made for this character.
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wow I really appreciate that! Thanks Banner/HULK Inc.!
Bushinryus40th - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
This is Hella sick my man, Awesome work!
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks for the comment!
bet1 - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
This is awesome!!! Great sculpting!!!! Extra articulation is always good
pulpyfiction - Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thanks bet1! I like me that articulation!
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