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Metalman Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:42381  
Name:Metalman
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Megaman
Creator:Glitch  
Date Added:September 2, 2012
Base Figure:Lex Luthor Orange Lantern
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:9.00 hours
Articulation:17 points
"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.

Recipe:

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!


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User Comments
Patraw - Monday, September 17, 2012
Unbelievably awesome Metal man, one of my favorites from Mega Man 2, stellar work!
Custom_Universe - Sunday, September 9, 2012
Yes you did do it justice, but justice is an understatement. I am a big Metalman fan, and I must say, this is spectacular! GREAT job!
StrangePlanet - Thursday, September 6, 2012
Very cool, and that does look like a ton of fun to make. Cool coolmashup of parts and really nice loking figure. Head sells it. Might like to see a bit of an orange wash in those yellow parts to let the details stand out more, but overall a very cool and inventive piece.
Glitch - Thursday, September 6, 2012
Man! You're so right about it needing a wash to make it pop. Thanks for the tip!
NeCrollector - Monday, September 3, 2012
Totally cool!! Love how the orb on his chest turned out! Great use of the Lex figure for a base.
toxinvenom - Sunday, September 2, 2012
You went out of your way and did him Justice here. Brilliant using the Lex body for Metal man! Came out AWESOME and I love the circular buzz saws.
This is some cool work. I look forward to more old school mega man villains from you...
Glitch - Sunday, September 2, 2012
Since you mentioned more MM characters, I guess this is a good enough time to say I have begun work on the next one... AIRMAN! More on home hopefully soon...
Automatauntaun - Sunday, September 2, 2012
"I'm metal man... no, I'm not a dentist."
Love metal man. Love this fig. Love your work. Good to see someone doing something new!
Keep it up.
Glitch - Sunday, September 2, 2012
Thanks! Hope I did him justice even with the liberties I took to modernize him.
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