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Dark Knight Returns Batman Custom Action Figure

Custom #:40615  
Name:Dark Knight Returns Batman
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Batman
Date Added:July 6, 2012
Base Figure:NECA Guile
Height:6.50 inches
I've always wanted a DKR figure, like, forever (hate you Nolan for taking "DKR" for you!)
never got the DC Direct one, though XD (well, not really any problem with him)
I tried to do what a "NECA" version of him would be like, with the linework to evoke the comics look, just like the classic TMNT
and yeah, i'm a sucker for mixed media, so, pleather cape wired (with twisties) for him too

User Comments
Whiteaker15 - Tuesday, June 25, 2013
You truly nailed this custom. There is nothing you, or anyone could do to it to make it any better than it is.
grungethemovie - Tuesday, June 25, 2013
thank you very much, but I do believe there is still XD
phineas curmudgeon - Tuesday, April 9, 2013
I dig this thing. Not only do I usually approve of a lot of the overlay sculpt work that you do as far as musculature is concerned but I feel like here you definitely maintained an artistic style to the piece as well.
This is damned nice. I think its my favorite DK Bats that I've ever seen.
grungethemovie - Tuesday, June 25, 2013
thanks a lot!
to represent (and therefore it´s of uber importance to mantain) an artistic style is my main concern in sculpting a figure, well, at least I try XD
I'm very glad people apreciate it
jcvcsk8 - Sunday, February 10, 2013
wooooooooooooooooooooow is amazing!! just one question... how do you do the cape?? looks pretty cool
grungethemovie - Tuesday, June 25, 2013
thank you! I might have briefly explained on my Arkham Bats, but, in short, it is made of pleather with wire inside
jigsaw78 - Tuesday, December 25, 2012
grungethemovie - Tuesday, June 25, 2013
JayBlazeXGen - Sunday, October 7, 2012
I want to do this,Ok son, Show me. lol Great job, Im currently trying to find a good base for TDKR Batman that isnt taller than one of my hulks that is being turned into the Mutant Leader, Any ideas?
grungethemovie - Sunday, October 7, 2012
what hulk you using?
guile there is a very good base
but the new ml wrecking crew might be very good if you'd rather go ml
JayBlazeXGen - Monday, October 8, 2012
Im using a Series One Hulk (I believe) & I've found a good base with the right size (Of height) But Im sculpting over him to be larger like in The comics, Im using a WWE Deluxe Undertaker because of the height & articulation, I'll be sure to checkout The Wrecking Crew, Thanks for your help, any tips on sculpting it? Im going for the Arkham City look of TDK Returns because of its realistic touch, So far I've done his Torso , neck, & thighs, Any Good head for him?
JayBlazeXGen - Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Oh & how did you sculpt over the joints for the shoulders while maintaning the articulation?
grungethemovie - Tuesday, October 9, 2012
neca sf are fairly easy to pop out the shoulders, if you pay close attention, you'll see that I widened the shoulder distance also

if you're using a figure that doesn't allow that easily, if the hole does not have space for larger shoulders, you can re-do the socket, but only if you're an adventurous fellow, cause it goes against the rule "never compromise the joints"
the thing is, you gotta (retorical way of saying I do) study the buck you have to better accommodate the silhouette you're going for your character
on figures that the shoulder joint is structural, I usually choose them by the shoulder, that's why I suggested wrecking crew, they got huge balls (or savage dragon)
JayBlazeXGen - Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Thanks for the tips, lol when you said ML Wrecking crew had big balls (sorry I just had to say it, not thinking wrong) & I'll try to do what you suggested
fitzjedi - Wednesday, October 3, 2012
DUDE--I HAD to come back to this. I've shown this to EVERY SINGLE BATMAN fan I KNOW!! LOVE IT LOVE IT! I hope you don't mind, but I'm borrowing this recipe! BRAVO BRAVO!!
grungethemovie - Sunday, October 7, 2012
hehe, can't wait to see it
spideycustoms - Sunday, September 16, 2012
hey was wondering what you used to sculpt this awesome batman
grungethemovie - Sunday, October 7, 2012
but...but... it's...right..there!^^^^^^^
if you mean the putty it's epoxi XD
Dr. Snorable - Tuesday, August 7, 2012
This is your best work dude!
El Draxo - Tuesday, July 31, 2012
WTF! I don't even...! AMAZING!! My mind just blew up.
Dr. Snorable - Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Mine too!!!
symbiotelover777 - Monday, July 30, 2012
its a little fat
Dr. Snorable - Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Ya it's supposed to be fat
Dr. Snorable - Monday, July 30, 2012
Think this is so amazing that I might try making one myself...I bet it won't turn out as good....
RandyJordan - Sunday, July 29, 2012
lol at the last pic
Dr. Snorable - Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Wats funny about it?
RandyJordan - Thursday, August 9, 2012
Because it looks like he was giving the other dude a pound.
Dr. Snorable - Saturday, July 28, 2012
And tools?
Dr. Snorable - Saturday, July 28, 2012
What kind of sculpty do you use?
ddp1971 - Friday, July 27, 2012
can I BUY one?
Dr. Snorable - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Too bad
JMPesce - Monday, July 23, 2012
Aww dude this rocks! I love TDKR so this is one of my personal fave customs out there!
Dr. Snorable - Monday, July 30, 2012
Mine too
Dr. Snorable - Monday, July 23, 2012
Are u going to bid on this on ?
grungethemovie - Monday, July 23, 2012
I am sorry, but this one holds a very special place in my personal collection
Dr. Snorable - Thursday, July 19, 2012
This looks so much like NECA!!!!
Dr. Snorable - Tuesday, July 17, 2012
This custom is AWSOME!!
fastfreddie - Saturday, July 14, 2012
friggin' awesome bruddah! Miller would be proud!
jparadox - Thursday, July 12, 2012
flawless victory
StrangePlanet - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Swa this elsewhere but mus say again - one of the best Batman figures ever made.
Dr. Snorable - Monday, July 30, 2012
Very true!!!
G_Rantula - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
jessecuster - Tuesday, July 10, 2012
grungethemovie - Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Thanks you all people, a lotta love this one is getting thanks a lot!
Tesio - Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Seriously SERIOUSLY sick man! Great work! This thing is a piece of ART!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Tuesday, July 10, 2012
wow, that is just fantastic. great work.
Redmist - Monday, July 9, 2012
this has been knocked outta the park! Stellar!
Nuke - Monday, July 9, 2012
oh god.... I can't believe how awesome this looks, congratulations it's a wonderful custom, the only bad thing is that with the amount of work on the figure it would be impossible for me to try and make one for myself! I really love it, DKR is one of my favorite comics and my favorite batman for sure
spideycustoms - Sunday, July 8, 2012
this is awesome. I was wondering if you used paint or pens to do the line work
grungethemovie - Tuesday, July 10, 2012
thank you, I sculpted the creases and first tried to get them with a wash, didn't work, so I ended up just drawing the lines with a super thin brush
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