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William Wright Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:47788  
Name:William Wright
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Superboy Classics
Creator:manomight1974  
Date Added:March 7, 2013
Base Figure:See Recipe
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:100.00 hours
Articulation:21 points
Okay, here comes yet another figure in my Silver and Bronze Age Superboy collection, William Wright!

William Wright was a short, meek and mild teacher with dreams of making it big until he stumbled upon a process that enabled him to use the combined psychic energies of a group of teenagers to make himself all powerful and able to battle Superboy in his appearances in New Adventures of Superboy #‘s 36-37 (Dec, 1982-Jan, 1983).

To do this figure, I took the Movie Masters Dark Knight Harvey Dent figure (since the Movie Masters figures are in fact shorter than the DC Universe classics figures, and are also the exact same height as the DC Direct Crisis on Infinite Earths Series 3 Earth-Prime Superboy figure, making it perfect for William Wright’s shorter stature), and removed the head, arms, hands, necktie, and jacket. With the figure now disassembled, I commenced a full repaint of the pants, shoulders, arms, and jacket in green, and his shirt in white. Once the green and white paints were dry, I gave it a coat of flat clear to bring out the look of clothing. With the flat clear now dry, I partially reassembled the figure, leaving the necktie and head off. Next, I took a Playmates Star Trek Harry Mudd head, and used my Dremel to excavate out a new hole in the head and also remove the small portion of neck from it so that the head and the Harvey Dent figure's neck could fit together. When the hole was open enough width and depth wise, I test fit the Harry Mudd head onto the Harvey Dent beck. Unfortunately, this proved to be a not-so-good fit, as it wasn't deep enough. Alternating between further test fittings and more Dremeling of the cavity, I was finally able to give it a perfect fit. Pulling the two parts back apart, I mixed up a small glob of Milliput and jammed it into the cavity. Next, I pushed the Harvey Dent neck back into the cavity (the force of reinserting the neck back into the cavity caused the Milliput to reform itself into a peg that could be inserted into the neck, and thus create a seamless connection). Pulling them back apart once again, I allowed the Milliput to dry, and began working on the hair. William Wright was balding with a slicked back comb over, so, after Dremeling off the strands of hair in the front of Harry Mudd’s head, I used Milliput to modify Harry Mudd’s balding hair style into William Wright’s. Once the Milliput was dry, I used my Dremel to shape the hair properly. Afterwards, I repainted the hair, eyebrows, and mustache in brown, and then gave the entire head a coat of flat clear to remove the sheen. Next, I repainted the neck in Caucasian flesh tone paint for the skin, and once the paint had dried, I gave it a coating of flat clear. As soon as the flat clear had dried, I glued the head in place atop the neck. Next, I took the bowtie from a DC Direct Silver Age Superman Series One Jimmy Olsen figure, and gave it a full repaint in dark red paint. As soon as the red paint had dried, I gave it a coat of flat clear. Once the flat clear had dried completely, I used Testors Modeling Cement to glue the bowtie in place in the front of the collar, and TA-DA...William Wright, enemy of Superboy!!!!

Please let me know what you guys think of him, and as always, comments are appreciated


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NeCrollector - Friday, March 8, 2013
Looks good!
manomight1974 - Friday, March 8, 2013
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. This was my first attempt at hair. I wasn't sure it came out all that good, but I guess I got the seal of approval.
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