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General Zod Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:56238  
Name:General Zod
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:DC Universe
Creator:Xysma Warhorse  
Date Added:December 7, 2013
Base Figure:Dr Midnight
Height:6.00 inches
This was my entry for the Secret Santa this year, this was for FitzJedi, and I hope he enjoys it. I always wanted to do a 70's Zod, and I LOVED Terence Stamp as Zod, but I always felt his physical presence was lacking, he's not a physically threatening dude. I tinkered around with trying to make him more like Terence Stamp, was originally going to use the new '66 Riddler body, but it just looked ridiculous up next to a DCUC Superman, so I tried to make the costume as accurate as possible, but make the figure more threatening. I used a Dr. Midnight base, Alan Scott Arms, Hawk lower legs, and a Punisher head. I sculpted the boot tops and modified the shirt, then cut strips of whoopie cushion to glue on for the leathery looking spots on Zod's outfit. I modified the Punisher hair to give him a receding hairline and sculpted the beard, then painted. Zod's design is kind of plain, so I didn't realize he would be as much work as he was, but I ended up with a figure I really love, and I hope Fitz loves him too!


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pulpyfiction - Sunday, December 22, 2013
Awesome take, it a great combination of movie and comics!
Chester001 - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
G Brand - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Great looking piece. Thanks for participating this year man.
Xysma Warhorse - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
You too brotha!
fitzjedi - Monday, December 9, 2013
This BAD-BOY is sitting PROUDLY in the glass case with my Hot Toys Christopher Reeve Superman, and Hot Toys Brando Jor EL!! Thanks so much for this awesome take on an ICONIC character, my friend. I love the creative license you took to make a WARHORSE version, and the whoopee cushion usage may put this guy in a category unto himself! I'm TRULY happy to have him in my personal collection!!
Xysma Warhorse - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Thanks brother! I am so pleased you like him. Of course now that everyone has mentioned it, he does look like Non .
suprasizeme - Monday, December 9, 2013
I love this custom…he retains his look from the movie yet he gains that imposing frame he lacked. Amazing job!
Xysma Warhorse - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
That is EXACTLY what I was trying to do. I love Terence Stamp, but he is not in any way imposing, I wanted him to have the costume of Stamp's Zod, but the presence of Man of Steel Zod. Of course, as others have mentioned he ended up looking like Non, granted non has a bushier beard and more hair, but the resemblance is obvious, I'm surprised I didn't see it before.
JeddTheJedi - Sunday, December 8, 2013
An imposing-looking Zod; very cerative parts usage! I mean, a whoopie cushion! That's inspired.
Xysma Warhorse - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Thanks Jedd, and I swear by whoopie cushions, they are cheap, strong, thin, and they are super easy to work with, superglue dries really fast on them, they are a great solution for things like this.
Ole Jade Jaw - Sunday, December 8, 2013
"where is this Sooper-Maan? He will kneel before ZOD!!"
Xysma Warhorse - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Thanks for handling the Secret Santa so perfectly OJJ, you really made it fun. You rock brother! Merry Christmas!
phineas curmudgeon - Sunday, December 8, 2013
Even though you used Dr Midnite and he's a slender body, I too thought that you captured the look of the much larger Non and thought that's who it was meant to be. Either way, its awesome looking.
~phin
Xysma Warhorse - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Now I want to make Non using the Bizarro or Demon body. That would be awesome.
panchopantera - Saturday, December 7, 2013
Whoopie cushions, man you guys never cease to amaze with your ideas. It does look more like Non, but nonetheless a great figure. This Zod came out nice. Great work.
Xysma Warhorse - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Seriously bro, try the whoopie cushion, it's awesome. And Thanks.
panchopantera - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Man, I learn something new almost every time I look at these works of art.
unknownsoldier13 - Saturday, December 7, 2013
Like Templur Punk I'm seeing Jack O'Halloran's Non with the face sculpt. But it still looks Incredible. In fact more so.
Xysma Warhorse - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Thanks unknownsoldier13!
NeCrollector - Saturday, December 7, 2013
PERFECTION! The use of woopie cushion for the leathery parts is brilliant!!!
Xysma Warhorse - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Thanks NeCro! Wait, I've seen the figure you got, but have I seen the one you made?
NeCrollector - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
He'll be popping up soon, brother.
Banner/HULK Inc. - Saturday, December 7, 2013
Looks fantastic! Great idea to beef him up and make him look stronger.
Xysma Warhorse - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Thank you my friend! I thought it would be cool, glad you like it. I wish I had used a different head now, but I still stand behind him, he's a quality figure, just looks like the wrong dude!!!!
Templar Punk - Saturday, December 7, 2013
Dude that is an awesome figure man, but I also thought this was Non not Zod. Regardless, super kool!
Xysma Warhorse - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Thanks Templar! All the work in the world and it still comes back to part selection, I was looking for a head that looked tough and had an already receding hairline I could modify. It didn't click with me that the broken nose and downturned mouth would make him look like Non, but you are right, it definitely does look like Non. Maybe Fitz can use him as Non and make himself a Zod!
HisDivineShadow - Saturday, December 7, 2013
That is so awesome! Really digging this one, man! I must say though, he looks like Zod and Non(from the films) had a baby, definitely more intimidating, physically I love how clean he came out, and the base was a fine choice. Really nice work!
Xysma Warhorse - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Thanks HisDivineShadow!
Fett77 - Saturday, December 7, 2013
This kicks ass , really think that head is better for the big guy, I think the is nobb. because zod has some grey hair , and some deeper hair line, still looks like one of the two love it
Xysma Warhorse - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Now that you mention it, the resemblance to Non is uncanny, that Punisher head has a boxer look, and O'Halloran was a boxer, so it makes sense.
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