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Superman Reeve Version 4 Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:46597  
Name:Superman Reeve Version 4
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:DC Universe
Creator:ringomendoza  
Date Added:January 28, 2013
Base Figure:DCUC blue lantern Flash, casted head, mattel Bat-superman 2 pack
Height:6.00 inches
Was never really happy with any of my previous versions, and the DCD New Krypton head was OK, because it was the closest we had to a Reeve likeness, but that is now an antique, a B.G. (Before Glassman) head,LOL
I saw the headcast Glassman did by shrinking the Hot toys version and decided I´d give Mr Reeve a fresh, renewed try, and put a lot of effort to it. Now I´m happy with it, cause the casted head is amazing, and needed a well crafted body to match. After many tryouts, I decided that the Mattel Superman from the Batman 2 pack had the perfect looking boots, just needed some sculpt. I used DCUC Blue lantern Flash body to minimize paint rub on the shoulder area and because of his slimer build. That body, with the 2 pack supes lower arms and legs gives the figure a slicker, taller look, very close to Mr Reeve´s body proportions. So, I used fixit sculpt to cover muscle definition on his ribs, biceps and thighs. Then I sculpted belt and upper section of the boots. I also did some sanding on his abs.
After that, came the paints. I did a lot of experiments with several tones of blues to get the right color. I think I got pretty close, after a series of airbrushed first coat, wahes and drybrushes. Used scartlet red for boots and underwear, gloss varnish for boots and belt and a vynil decal for the "S". I am sorry about the cape, it was kinda rushed, and needs some more work, but I was eager to finish him and share it with you. Cape is cloth with wires for poseability. I am still experimenting and cape will be improved on version 5 soon.
Hope you like him

*Update:Repainted eyes, gave him a bigger chest logo and another cape, which my sister sewn. Big thanks to her.


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User Comments
fitzjedi - Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Brilliant!! Nice work, and awesome head--didn't know you could shrink a Hot Toys sculpt!
Customcave - Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Ringo te quedo muy chida is amazing.
jmao - Tuesday, January 29, 2013
awesome job! looks a bit like Adam Scott!
ManyMack Creationz - Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Ringo I was looking at that close up pic and all I see is Brandon Routh and of-course Christopher Reeve. Why did they get Brandon to play the role, cause he favored Reeves. So it's no disrespect to your custom, he looks also like Christopher Reeve. Again, great work!
ringomendoza - Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Oh, I didn´t take the comment as a disrespect, bro, not at all. Of course, they chose Routh because of that. As a matter of fact, I consider him a good actor. Thing is, he portrayed Chris Reeve perfectly, better than he did Superman, in my opinion, with no disrespect to him as an actor. Just was a little intrigued by your comment, that´s all. And perhaps your right, from certain angles, the headsculpt might resemble Brandon. Thanks for your comments, Mack!
ManyMack Creationz - Tuesday, January 29, 2013
He looks more like Brandon Routh. Great job!
ringomendoza - Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Brandon routh??
Mike Customz - Tuesday, January 29, 2013
the real man of steel
grungethemovie - Tuesday, January 29, 2013
yey man! the body proportions do look more realistic, way to go!
Chester001 - Tuesday, January 29, 2013
firefly - Monday, January 28, 2013
SUPERCUSTOM!
infamous22 - Monday, January 28, 2013
Awesome paints dude!!
TheRealSupaMan - Monday, January 28, 2013
Damn you, just Damn you. All in a good way! Damn man this is just AWESOME! I wish so badly I had this in my Man room (Comic Room)and could see it every time I went in there! Man I love this 100%. You did Mr. Reeves Justice! RIP Chris!
GeekSummit - Monday, January 28, 2013
Mighty nice recipe if I do say so myself
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