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Superpowers Gold Collection SUPERMAN Custom Figure Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:49401  
Name:Superpowers Gold Collection SUPERMAN Custom Figure
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:D.C. Universe
Creator:Knightime  
Date Added:May 2, 2013
Base Figure:DCUC Ultra Man
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:15.00 hours
Articulation:24 points
Superman, the grand daddy of them all! And we're talking pure, classic Sups here, not some revamp New52 or movie reboot...thingy. In fact, this particular custom was inspired by the original Superpowers collection Superman figure which I coveted as a child. I never did get one! I'm not bitter about it at all though.

Body?

DCUC Ultra Man body (perfect shade of Superman blue!) stripped down with head and cape removed. The 'S' symbol, belt and boot tops were all sculpted with Milliput.

Head?

The head is an original sculpt by myself. Influenced by pictures of the original SP Sups figure and John Byrne's Man of Steel artwork of the character.

Cape?

The cloth cape has craft wire sewn along the edges for posability I also prefer Sups to have a yellow 'S' on the back of his cape so I painted the shield with Acrylics and then went over it with a water proof Fine Liner pen for the details...and...er...that's about it!

Things learned?

Sculpting my own action figure heads is the only way to match the figure in my mind to the one I'm working on. Deep, right? No? OK.

Pics were udated to include my logo.


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User Comments
1987olds442 - Saturday, December 7, 2013
That is one of the best Classic Supes that I've ever seen. I love the sculpted "S" emblem on his chest I really wish Mattel would have done that with their figures more. Great Work
ringomendoza - Tuesday, September 24, 2013
how did I miss this? best classic superman ever. Man that headsculpt is exquisite. You should cast it, it´s perfect. I´d buy a few for sure. Great job overall,man.
Knightime - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Wow! Thank you very much! I was about to put him up for sale but I'll give the casting a go first. Thanks again!
Knightime - Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Thanks for all the kind comments guys!
Voting ends for the DC Nation Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Thursday, May 23, 2013
daredeviant - Friday, May 17, 2013
The face sculpt is very good. It evokes Christopher Reeves.
StrangePlanet - Friday, May 17, 2013

Wow.
fitzjedi - Friday, May 17, 2013
Great sculpt--the OVERALL look is CLASSIC!
massprime - Thursday, May 16, 2013
That is a SUPER sculpt!
braleefun - Thursday, May 16, 2013
WOW, I love how he turned out. awsome job
JeddTheJedi - Thursday, May 16, 2013
The sculpting on the S-symbol is pretty much perfect.
Voting begins for the DC Nation Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Thursday, May 16, 2013
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