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Batman | Michael Keaton '89 Movie Masters III... Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:41448  
Name:Batman | Michael Keaton '89 Movie Masters III...
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Movie Masters
Creator:GeekSummit  
Date Added:August 3, 2012
Base Figure:Survival Suit Bruce Wayne
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:24.00 hours
Articulation:19 points
I just got commissioned to do one of these and I found this to be the perfect time to come up with a new way to go about this figure. I hate to sell my best work because from the start I do these for myself. So when I come about doing a new one Then I usually free up on the older beta test versions. But this time I found myself going through several processes that led me to be able to make an ARMY of these guys.

So... Like I had hinted to a week ago... I came up with a new process in producing my new Michael Keaton Batman figures. Before I would do a one-off sculpted neck base and blend it into the head I took from a figural gumball container. This time I still did that as a master copy but then I made a direct copy of that setup via silicone and resin. The head and neck are built, set and dried. Then a mold is made of that piece ON the figure. Then repeated with the belt. Once the mold is cured it's time to party.

I take a Survival Suit Bruce Wayne and remove all the belts and harnesses, squarely cut off the neck right down to the collar bone. I wrap the upper torso in saran wrap (one layer) I pour my resin with a release chamber at the bottom for those ears and then pop the figure into place snugly. The figures are identical so the remaining exposed body locks into place very easily leaving the casted resin with a fitting to the bottom of it that will hug the body when dried. You have to hold everything in place while it dries but this resin sets up in about 5 minutes (Alumalite does anyway).

The belt is also casted in the same manner. I made a small strip from that 2 part food safe yellow Mold Master goop. Wrapped it around the waist of a figure with the proper belt built on. made the mold let it cure in place and then poured resin to recreate that belt on the next figure. So now I'd never have to sculpt, cast, or rebuild any part of this unless I just wanted to. The abs and gauntlets/shinguards of course will need to be sculpted every time but that's just for now :).

HOORAY!!!

The cape is built as always into the body, BUT this process was actually developed so that I can simply place the neck and head ontop of the cape and lock it in place. That will be seen soon enough.

Thanks for looking!!!


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User Comments
pulpyfiction - Sunday, August 5, 2012
Great work on the suit! The chest, boots, and gloves especially look really good, and sell the realism here!
GeekSummit - Sunday, August 5, 2012
Thanks. You should see IV... Hell, sit tight I've got 3 more in the works... I've gotten myself into a groove here. Can't shake it.
massprime - Saturday, August 4, 2012
I must learn to do this! I plan to do commissions on figures that I've already posted on here. Great job man!
RandyJordan - Saturday, August 4, 2012
Very nice , remember watching this movie
NeCrollector - Friday, August 3, 2012
Awesome stuff! Love how the final product turned out!
GeekSummit - Friday, August 3, 2012
I appreciate it. Yeah I'm definitely not done. I've got 3 unfinished ones behind these 3. I figure #6 is a charm.
fastfreddie - Friday, August 3, 2012
Warner Bros. will be contacting you... GREAT JOB! Don't take it as a cease and desist, but as a job offer...haha!
GeekSummit - Friday, August 3, 2012
No comment...
pock63 - Friday, August 3, 2012
These are awesome and I love how you can make as many as you want now!!!
GeekSummit - Friday, August 3, 2012
Yeah, I'm excited about it. I'm thinking of getting a set of accessories cast as well. Batarang and grapple gun (grapnel?) That and a solid way to cast the belt along with the abs and I'd be set. I just don't want to loose the articulation of the torso... but This Batman has always been the stiffest.
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