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Man of Steel | Superman with Ab Crunch Articulation Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:49622  
Name:Man of Steel | Superman with Ab Crunch Articulation
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Movie Masters
Creator:GeekSummit  
Date Added:May 10, 2013
Base Figure:Man of Steel | Superman
Height:5.88 inches
Completion Time:4.00 hours
Articulation:21 points
Well I finally did it. This was originally Phase I of what I had intended for my ultimate Man of Steel Superman figure. At first I thought this would take 2 figures to make one complete figure but with careful cutting I was able to make it happen with ONLY one figure. The torso is scored using an xacto to define the new joint then the body is pulled apart into top and lower half. A 3/8 ball bearing becomes the pivot with a 1/4" button magnet on either side then the buttons are reinforced with 1/8" slices of hot glue added to their outsides. The inside of the body is then dotted with hot glue to create a connection point keeping all articulation internal with no external evidence of tampering.

The lower end of the upper torso is then dragged over 2 diverse grits of sand paper to round off the front and back to allow for smooth movement. Once complete I added the fabric cape as well as my normal adjustments.

Ahhhhhhh.... Time for a beer.


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User Comments
lordseshomaru86 - Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Damn! I wish I had the resources and skills to transform figures like you and so many others do Mine are quite meager by comparison; I hope I can be as good as you someday
GeekSummit - Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I can only say it takes a lot of practice and occasionally a couple fingers.
Thanks!
NeCrollector - Sunday, May 12, 2013
Perfection, brother! You definitely earned that beer!
matthancock - Saturday, May 11, 2013
Wow! Dude that's the most impressive customizing thing you've done to date. Honestly wasn't sure if you could pull it off this cleanly but YOU DID IT!!!
GeekSummit - Saturday, May 11, 2013
Thanks man! This is version 2. Version 1 turned on me and I had to leave it bleeding. I'm much happier with this one... On to 3!!!
GeekSummit - Saturday, May 11, 2013
Thanks man! This is version 2. Version 1 turned on me and I had to leave it bleeding. I'm much happier with this one... On to 3!!!
ringomendoza - Saturday, May 11, 2013
Now it looks like a factory made articulation point. Well done!!
Chester001 - Saturday, May 11, 2013
yes,yes,yes,yes... this is awesome.. very great... so awesome.. well done
lazyman - Saturday, May 11, 2013
Great! the ab cruch really leaves the sculpt of the figure intact. I thought about a way to do what you did but I haven't tested it yet. Maybe you should do a tutorial about this just like you did with the fabric cape.
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