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Snake Armor He-Man (Power of Grayskull Contest Prize) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:43237  
Name:Snake Armor He-Man (Power of Grayskull Contest Prize)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Masters of the Universe
Creator:suprasizeme  
Date Added:October 1, 2012
Base Figure:Snake Armor He-man/ DCU Parts
Height:6.00 inches
First of all I want to thank Shinobitron. My very first contest I entered here on the Realm he offered a prize for the Rock'em Sock'em Robot contest. I ended up winning and I received an awesome custom SteelJaw transformer. That experience left an indelible mark on me. I vowed to myself that if my skills ever got to the point that my customs were desirable (I don't know if I got there yet but I figure what the hey) I wanted to follow in his footsteps and give someone else the great experience I got. So in essence this is me paying it forward.

So with no further adieu, it is my pleasure to present Snake Armor He-man!!!!

I wanted this prize to be desirable, so I cheated and used a figure that is pretty rare (well it is here in the United States). That way I knew there was a good chance that the winner will be happy with the prize despite my skill limitation.

The first thing I did was give He-man some new legs so he can stand up straight. I used DCU Cyborg right leg and a DCU buck's left leg. After an extensive search I came up with ML WarMachine's boots, they looked the closest to the original boots that came with the figure that I can find. I was not happy with the snake grabber gimmick so I opened his armored arm and got rid of it and the button. I wanted a more mechanical looking snake grabber so I cobbled together a gundam piece and the claw part of ML Doc Ock's tentacles. I replaced the piece inside his arm with a rod now the snake grabber is removable. Finally I sculpted in the button and added a DCU fist.

I was tempted to change the arms with a more articulate one but in the end I used the original ones. This is the first He-man figure to come with single jointed elbows (to my knowledge) so I thought it would be cool to pay homage to the four horsemen by leaving it as is. The head that came with the figure was pretty cool but I really like the Ice Armor He-man head. He looks super duper pissed and it looked better to me. Added a ball joint in his neck to give it a little more articulation. I gave him a dirty metal paint job because I thought the original figure looked too clean. I got rid of most of the red in his costume except for all the emblems and replaced it with tin blitz bronze. I purposely made the green in his outfit brighter than the other colors because I thought it needed just a splash color to break up all the browns,bronzes and gold colors in his armor.I repainted his power sword to match his armor. Lastly I used Darthomas's flesh tone method to paint his skin. As you can see it looks nothing like his but hey I tried.


Well I think I blabbed on long enough. I just want to thank all who participated and to all the voters. Good luck guys and may the best MOTU custom win.

Recipe:
Ice Armor He-man head
DCU Cyborg and DCU buck legs
ML WarMachine Boots
Gundam and Doc Ock parts for the snake grabber
Snake Armor He-man base


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User Comments
The_Skycutter - Friday, December 6, 2013
Very Well Done!
suprasizeme - Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Thanks for all the support guys. I really hope that with my donation it made this contest just a little more memorable. There were A lot of great entries and I want to thank all who participated. Congratulations to Darththomas for winning and when you receive the prize I sincerely hope you like it. Also thanks to all who took the time to view and vote. Lastly special thanks to Green Skin, Pulpy, Banner/Hulk inc,Necrollector,Watcher,Mini me rules,Darththomas,Arez,Caboose, Windblock2007,Gr8one,Ole Jade Jaws,Captain Coder, and Shinobitron for all the awesome comments. I am humbled by your words and inspired from craft.
Shinobitron - Sunday, October 7, 2012
Excellent use of parts to make a truely badass looking He Man. The paints on this guy really pop bringing him to life.

On a personal note glad you enjoy Steeljaw. Glad that it gave you inspiration!
Captain Coder - Thursday, October 4, 2012
Besides being great work, this is an awesome gesture for the community. Thanks for doing this. It was an cool idea!
ole jade jaw - Tuesday, October 2, 2012
NAHICE buddy!! Great looking figure and a tremendously cool thing to do.
TheGr8One - Tuesday, October 2, 2012
WOW!
windblock2007 - Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Wow that's real nice,great work!
CAb00se - Tuesday, October 2, 2012
very cool man!
AREZ - Tuesday, October 2, 2012

That right there is a MASTER PIECE BRO and whoever wins will be so happy to own it.
Darththomas - Tuesday, October 2, 2012
This is indeed a very desirable prize!!, I love the use of different dcuc parts here, that leg is perfect for the job. Sadly that tutorial is out of date now thanks to gw changing their entire line, anyhoo.......... Spectacular!!
Mini-meRules - Tuesday, October 2, 2012
I would say this qualifies as a highly desirable prize! Great job!
The Watcher - Monday, October 1, 2012
First, VERY cool of you to do that, and second, someone indeed is going to be very happy to have such a great custom. Well done.
Banner/HULK Inc. - Monday, October 1, 2012
Best Snake armor He-man ever! All your Motu customs are among the greatest customs on the realm, so it's fitting that you made the ultimate prize for the Power of Grayskull contest.
NeCrollector - Monday, October 1, 2012
Perfection, suprasizeme!!! Whoever wins the Power of Grayskull contest will be one lucky dude/dudette!
You have certainly outdone yourself with this work-of-art, bro!
It's really a tremendously cool act of sportsmanship on your part to spend time and effort on creating this awesome piece to then give it away as a gift. I salute and respect you for that!
Realmers like you make this site worth visiting every day!
pulpyfiction - Monday, October 1, 2012
Dude this is freaking sweet!
I think your parts worked out very well, and the paints are some of your best work yet. The armour and sword particularly pop!
Whoever wins this should be super happy!
Green Skin - Monday, October 1, 2012
That is a fantastic piece!! Who ever wins that is very lucky!
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