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Dark Knight Returns Superman Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:43923  
Name:Dark Knight Returns Superman
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:fitzjedi  
Date Added:October 29, 2012
Base Figure:MOTUC Prince Adam
Height:7.00 inches
So while working on my DKR Batman, I got a bug--MAKE SUPERMAN. Superman is my all time favorite after all. I've see nlots of MOTUC body Supermen, but none trying to nail Frank Miller's specific look. If I missed one of you guys out there doing this--it's not on purpose!

So I scoured the dark side of the internet and landed a deal on a Prince Adam for under 20 bucks! Of course I realized this was meant to be as those figures are NEVER that cheap. I cut off Adam's bowl and sculpted Superman's messy, Elvis-like mop from the comic, using my Absolute Dark Knight Returns volume, with it's giant size layouts as the ultimate map for achieving a solid likeness.

This also became a new test of my sculpt skills as well: Sculpted the ENTIRE crotch area, front, back and belt. Once you cut off that rubberized loin cloth, there's a lot of space. So I built it up slowly, taking several days in order to frame it and then finish it, blending it so it would look factory made. That was an exercise in patience, trust me. next I sculpted that AWESOME 'S' chest emblem. I love Frank's take on it in the story: huge, iconic, and chunky like the rest of the art.

I sculpted his boots so he could retain the calf articulation. It doesn't spin all the way around, but neither does a real person's, so I'm okay with it.

Cape is my standard wired for poseabilty. Up for grabs soon!

I really want to know what you all think! Thanks for looking! Critique away!!

- Fitz


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Davey Blaze Customs - Tuesday, February 19, 2013
This is..AWESOME! Man, you nailed it!
Bad Mr. Frosty - Friday, November 2, 2012
effin sweet. The hair, the S - leave nothign to be desired. Miller would be proud!
StrangePlanet - Friday, November 2, 2012
Seeing it from the side really emphasizes how spot-on the hair is to that art. Nice joob. And the builds you made on the crotch, boots and symbol are all solid. Really cool-looking toy.
3bcustoms - Thursday, November 1, 2012
Looks "SUPER"
ManyMack Creationz - Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I like the face on this Superman and nice job with the S!
NeCrollector - Wednesday, October 31, 2012
WOOOOOOW!!!! How I would so love to add this bad boy to my MOTUC collection!!!
Another Fitz TOUCHDOWN!!!
Stevid - Tuesday, October 30, 2012
That is a kick @$$ Sups!
The Watcher - Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Super nice, dude. Awesome job.
Lucidaemon - Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Seriously impressive!!!
JayBlazeXGen - Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Nice & I agree he does look too young
bet1 - Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Great work!!!! The "S" looks sweet and he looks terrific with your Bats!!!!
AceTheBathound - Tuesday, October 30, 2012
This Superman ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shinigami - Tuesday, October 30, 2012
His face looks too young, but other than that it's a great representation.
fitzjedi - Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Yeah, I was going to age it with sculpt, but in the comic, he looks young, and Batman even makes a quip about not being sure that Superman has aged. Thanks for the feedback!
Rogue - Monday, October 29, 2012
You must really love these characters, because you do such a great job on them Fitz!
Rogue
scarecrow studios - Monday, October 29, 2012
nice, their physical builds are perfect for matching the comic art.
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