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HE-MAN(Dolph Lundgren) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:48202  
Name:HE-MAN(Dolph Lundgren)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Masters of the Universe
Creator:matthancock  
Date Added:March 21, 2013
Base Figure:DCUC Samurai
Height:6.50 inches
Completion Time:80.00 hours
Articulation:26 points
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What can I say? I started this figure over a year ago and just got around to finishing it. Why so long? Well, a bit of engineering went into it. You see, I wanted this to be a fully articulated version of Dolph Lundgren, not just a stand-in-one-upright-position figure (statue). When DCUC came out with Samurai, I knew I had my base!

Getting high quality images of the costume details was difficult but I finally managed to do so. Sculpting these details in a way that didn't hinder the articulation was another task all in itself. I sculpted the shoulder pads in the following way:

- put tape onto the shoulder areas and sculpted the pads with Apoxie Sculpt
- removed them once they cured and then painted them

Once that was done, I had to figure out a way to attach them to the upper BACK of the figure so when the arms are raised, they raise up too. So they are totally separate from the shoulders. This method helped me figure out how to make the shoulder pauldrons for my upcoming MAN OF STEEL Jor-el figure.

As for the boots, shin guards, chest emblem and loin coth details, it's all sculpted rather than just doing leather soft goods. My desire was for this to look as factory as possible.

Also had to sculpt the sword from scratch and then made a two part sheeth for it which I also had to anchor to the back, underneath the cape.He also has a sculpted knife sheeth on his right leg with a scratch made knife (not painted yet). Was gonna try to do the gun and holster, but got burned out trying and didn't have holster or gun fodder.

As for the head, it's Samurai, just modified the jawline, the forehead, and sculpted the hair. It's not perfect, but it's recognizable as Dolph.

All in all I'd say it's a big win.
Thanks for looking. He'll be on eBay shortly with swords, shields, and axes from the 200x He-Man, MOTUC He-Man, and an axe from the LCBH Conan


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User Comments
Topherpop - Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Dude! This is so cool. How did you get the gold detail on the cape? The whole thing just works great and the armor detail is very impressive! Gotta love the MOTU movie designs. Keep 'em coming.
matthancock - Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Hey - the gold details on the cape were just painted on
StrangePlanet - Tuesday, March 26, 2013
That is awesome. It really gets Dolph across. You can totally tell it's him. Nice job!
matthancock - Sunday, March 24, 2013
Thanks GS! Really appreciate it. Surprised this one hasnt had more comments simply for the fact that Dolph Lundgren He-Man figures don't pop up every day. Oh well
GeekSummit - Friday, March 22, 2013
Dude... When you kill... You murder... That's awesome.
matthancock - Friday, March 22, 2013
Thanks guys - wish I could show more pics of all the little details. So glad to be finished with this one.

NEXT UP: Condorman (from theearly 80s Disney movie). In his prototype suit from the beginning of the movie
TicaL - Friday, March 22, 2013
Very nice! Kudos
fitzjedi - Thursday, March 21, 2013
HAHAHAHA YES!!! AMAZING!
matthancock - Friday, March 22, 2013
Thanks bud!
AREZ - Thursday, March 21, 2013
AWESOME HE-MAN BRO!!!
NeCrollector - Thursday, March 21, 2013
AWESOME! The cape is royally beautiful!!!
You did an INCREDIBLE job with the sculpted details!!!
JJ32 - Thursday, March 21, 2013
Great Job!! Dolph would be proud!!
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