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Metallo Custom Action Figure

Custom #:45736  
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Superman
Date Added:January 2, 2013
Base Figure:WWE Kane / NECA T-800 Endoskeleton
Height:7.50 inches
I wanted to build a Legion of Doom but didn't want a cliched pick for Superman such as Luthor or Braniac (besides, I couldn't find any figures of either =P), so I decided to make my own Metallo. Inspiration came from the Metallo customs done by wyLun and 3bcustoms. I bought a NECA T-800 and a Kane figure because he happened to be the right size.

First step was to bisect both figures, which I did with JeddTheJedi's help. I followed the Figurerealm tutorial and disassembled Kane appropriately. Now, the T-800 had two different POA along the spine, so we cut it off at the base of the spine, and put the gap over the pin in Kane's lower legs, joining them with superglue. JeddTheJedi sculpted over the join with epoxy and metal wire. We only learned it tipped the CG too far forward, but careful posing avoids any falling over. Due to the two origin figures, this guy is HUGE, towering at least an inch over my Arkham Ra's al Ghul and Superman/Batman Superman figures.

Next JeddTheJedi dremelled a hole in the T-800's chest and I sacrificed a LEGO stud (with the logo dremelled off) to use as Metallo's Kryptonite "heart". After that was the painting. The motivators and the inside of Metallo's chest were painted light green to imply a Kryptonite "glow", and the epoxy was painted by silver by JeddTheJedi to blend better with the T-800. The pants were painted by yours truly with a green base and given a camouflage pattern later.

My single most extensive custom so far. I'm really quite proud of the end product, even if I do say so myself. Mad props to JeddTheJedi, as all the dremelling and sculpting was his work.

User Comments
Emmett - Thursday, January 3, 2013
Very awesome custom!
thompsoncolton - Thursday, January 3, 2013
Thank you!
NeCrollector - Thursday, January 3, 2013
I love the use of a T-800 for Metallo! That's awesome! The green accents for the Kryptonian glow is a really cool idea!
thompsoncolton - Thursday, January 3, 2013
Thanks for the praise! Yeah, the challenge was not only in using the T-800 but also making it look distinctly "Metallo". Good to see it paid off.
ProtocolTenCustoms - Thursday, January 3, 2013
AWSOME! , love the realalistic feel!
thompsoncolton - Thursday, January 3, 2013
Thank you!
3bcustoms - Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Awesome figure man, you and Jedd did an amazing job and really nice work on the pants
thompsoncolton - Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Thanks, and thanks for the inspiration your own figure provided!
JeddTheJedi - Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Hey Al, I think this turned out very impressively. I was kinda skeptical as to whether it would work when you mentioned the idea to me, but I think it came together really well and I'm glad I could help!
thompsoncolton - Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Good to see it worked out. Thanks once again for all the help on this one!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Wednesday, January 2, 2013
This is so cool, nice combination of figures and great work on the painting especially his camo pants.
thompsoncolton - Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Thanks! Practically everything on his upper body is JeddTheJedi's work.
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