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Man of Steel | Superman with Fabric Cape Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:49500  
Name:Man of Steel | Superman with Fabric Cape
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Movie Masters
Creator:GeekSummit  
Date Added:May 6, 2013
Base Figure:Man of Steel | Superman
Height:5.88 inches
Completion Time:1.00 hours
Articulation:18 points
I've done the cloth cape a couple times now and I've got it figured out for this new figure. I had to be much more precise with the holes for the cape to be pulled through. If your off it will show pretty badly. The entire figure is given a black wash to deepen the texture details in the costume and muscles. The silver banding also gets a detailing individually. Joints in the knees and elbows have been deepened for added articulation. The neck and hips and ankles have also been altered for better flight posing. I removed the lowest banding connected to the t-crotch to allow the legs to go further back and forward for added standing and flying poses.

That's really it.

Oh and the bank vault is made of foam sheeting and styrofoam.... And glue sticks... And a car part.


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X-menunited7 - Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Hey Awesome figure , what was the red cloth did u buy for supes? I thought to buy a Velvet red or microsuede...
NeCrollector - Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Wow, dude! You really know how to add the 'SUPER' into these new Superman figs!
GeekSummit - Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Ha! I just try to find the best and cut out the rest. More to come!!!
matthancock - Monday, May 6, 2013
Definitely interested to see how/if you can pull off incorporating an ab crunch on one of these.
I kinda thought they left it out for two reasons: (1) To not disrupt the torso design and the ribbing (although NECA proved it can be done) and (2) to cut down on the cost. Not sure the runner cape cancelled it out because the Batman/Dark Knight MM figures had rubber capes (granted, not as large as this cape). I like cloth capes too, but I think I like sculpting the folds over the shoulders to get that to look just right and, in this case, not bulky. Super jazzed about the movie though and I'm sure you are too!
GeekSummit - Monday, May 6, 2013
Jazzed ain't even the word. Superman Returns left a huge cigarette burn in my fanboy fabric. This should make everything alright.

I've come to experiment quite a bit with the capes here lately to address the bulk and presentation over the shoulders. There are definitely a few ways to go. I was a big fan of sculpting the tops and then fitting the cape afterward but I really just love a good well done fabric cape. You can imagine I'm pretty partial to the process by now. Its basically one aspect that got me in to customizing in the first place. I know that Mattel doesn't want ANY part of that in a production setting but I sure wish they'd try though.
matthancock - Monday, May 6, 2013
Looking good - I just got mine in the mail the other day and was pleasantly surprised at just how good the figure is! I had thought I'd do some repainting but the one I got was so...nearly perfect that I couldn't bring myself to change a thing. I like what you did in improving the articulation. That (and the slightly long forearms) were my only nits with the figure. Did you not like the rubber/plastic cape or do you just prefer the cloth one? Either way it looks great. I'm making two Jor-els, a Zod, and a Faora now and I just got commissioned to do another Cavill with the same ML Constrictor base I've been using.
GeekSummit - Monday, May 6, 2013
That's awesome. Ant wait to see all if it.

Yeah I do hold a special contempt for the rubber capes. I really think if this figure had come with a fabric cape we may have also gotten our ab-crunch joint. I think the rubber cape canceled that out. I'm currently working on a set up to correct BOTH of those issues. Stay tuned!!!
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