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Superman in Kryptonian Armor Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:50763  
Name:Superman in Kryptonian Armor
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Movie Masters
Creator:Kimota! Customs  
Date Added:June 15, 2013
Base Figure:Armored General Zod
Height:6.00 inches
Completion Time:40.00 hours
Base- Armored Zod from the Movie Masters line
Head- Movie Masters Superman
Alot of painting, slight neck head joint resculpting, etc.


With the new Man of Steel movie in theaters, everyone is trying to find the armored General Zod figure in stores. I decided to level the playing field and give Superman his own set of Kryptonian armor as well. The armor was refurbished and tailored to Kal-El and was painted in his colors to represent everything that Superman stands for. The battle armor would allow him added protection against other Kryptonians or even a Doomsday type enemy in his future adventures. It’s the perfect suit to store away inside the Fortress of Solitude for emergency occasions where Superman needs the extra padding.

After watching the movie, I thought it’d be cool if Superman would take General Zod’s armor after he defeats him and repurposes it himself. Superman knows that there are threats out there bigger than he is and he may need a suit to help out. After a few modifications, the suit acts as a channel for the sun and amplifies Superman’s abilities tenfold. The suit is itself a solar panel battery for the man inside.

Superman stands at about 6 inches tall and is highly articulated. His head is attached to allow for good range of motion. He can be posed flying, looking up or down, and side to side at most angles.

He sports a hand painted paint job. The figure was painted using only the best Citadel primer, and was hand painted using Citadel, Model Masters, Formula P3 and other high quality paints.

Some areas are glossy, some flat and some are metallic. The colors are different shades of blues, reds, maroons, gunmetal, silver, clear colors, flesh tones, etc.

He was given a heavy black wash and small amounts of metallic dry brushing to make the armor look more lived in and not pristine. We always believed in a lived in universe and not one where things look like they came off the assembly line. This armor looks like it’s been through some battles.

He was then sealed so there would not be any paint rub issues.

There is a ton of detail to the sculpt so repainting, dry brushing, washes, and advanced paint techniques were done to make the line work pop.

Not much else too it. Just a new idea and a little more than your run of the mill head swap and paint.

Thanks for looking guys!

Kimota! Customs


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JayBlazeXGen - Thursday, May 8, 2014
Amazing job
Kimota! Customs - Thursday, May 8, 2014
Thanks
evrybdyluvsjosh - Friday, June 21, 2013
really novel idea! And the colors are very iron man-y
Kimota! Customs - Saturday, June 22, 2013
Really? I was trying to stay away from iron man customs for a while
fastfreddie - Sunday, June 16, 2013
Awesome the way it is!
Kimota! Customs - Sunday, June 16, 2013
Thanks! I think so too. If you see the movie, the suit wasn't the same one Zod wore in the beginning. It was found on one of the colonies, and just worn over his regular black suit.
I don't know why Superman would put his House of El "hope" crest on it. Its just a battle suit.
Chester001 - Sunday, June 16, 2013
I was waiting for this to happen
looks great
Kimota! Customs - Sunday, June 16, 2013
Thank you!
JeddTheJedi - Sunday, June 16, 2013
Really cool concept! Yeah, it might look a little better with the "S" crest sculpted on top, but it's a good idea to put him in the armour as is!
Kimota! Customs - Sunday, June 16, 2013
Thanks. Yeah, I just get tired of seeing the crest. It's not like Zod wore his on his armor. It's just armor.
Jmanjot Customs - Saturday, June 15, 2013
Looks beyond cool! Although I would suggest adding the House of El logo on him.
Kimota! Customs - Saturday, June 15, 2013
Thanks
I thought about doing that but didn't want to junk it up. I like that its just a spare suit over his normal costume.
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