"METALMAN! OF COURSE!" was the immediate thought I had when I first saw the Orange Lantern Lex Luthor DCUC. Then, as per my usual, I forgot all about it. Recently popped into Kmart to look for potential custom ideas and there it was again. Jumped right on it, and here he is in all his "modernized" glory! The blade on his helmet is removable thanks to a pair of magnets. The orb on his chest I am particularly proud of because it is actually clear with yellow paint on the back to give it that glowing look instead of just painting over the surface. The head was hollowed out and attached over the Luthor head to keep the ball joint in use.
Base: DCUC Orange Lantern Lex Luthor
Shoulder blades: cut rubber washers
Shoulder pads: Random Spider Man armor
Head: Mega Man NT Warrior with Lego "daggers" for the spikes and more Spider Man armor for the face plate.
Chest orb: Plastic craft jewel
The vents on his back are cut from a Halo 3 Spartan Chest Plate
One paint job later and we have a long overdue figure of Metalman!
Overall, this was actually quite fun!
Thanks for looking, and as always any suggestions welcome!