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Superman - Kingdom Come Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:5843  
Name:Superman - Kingdom Come
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:DC Superheroes
Creator:GeekSummit  
Date Added:January 23, 2008
Base Figure:DCSH Superman
Height:6.00 inches
Here I have a nice custom Kingdom Come Superman. He has my standard pull through cape with a custom emblem. The hair has been trimmed back from the standard issue and then grayed on the sides. Also as I do with most of my DCSH customs, I have altered the joints to increase articulation for flying poses and tighter closing of the elbows groin and knees.

What I mean by the joint alterations is I actually cut away parts of the body near the joints so that the "Rings" that hold say a knee to a thigh has just a slightly deeper "ditch"? to sit in. This makes the knees close tighter more closely to the depth of a Marvel Legends figure. As for the hips, I take my dremel and deepen the joint that sets into the groin so that the legs close closer together. Its a more natural stance and gives the figure more range and less quarter back like. I also deepen the joint on the back so that he torso can stretch to have legs straight back and his face straight forward. Its a much nicer flying stance as you can see in this custom Christopher Reeve figure I did when I first started really getting into making figures... But I'll post another paragraph of that later.


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User Comments
Collector1 - Thursday, January 24, 2008
That is excellent! How did you modifiy the leg joints?
JunkPunk - Thursday, January 24, 2008
This is my favorite version of all the superman series.
Dr Nightmare - Thursday, January 24, 2008
Cool, and sometimes you can tighten elbow/knee joints the same way with the blow-dryer and cold water. Heat the loose joint till it's flexible then squeeze it hard from the sides and hold it under the cold water until you're sure it's been cooled-off completely.
Unknown User - Thursday, January 24, 2008
hey nightmare.. but did you do the blow dryer? I've used tat technique for my dcsh figures and the soften them up so much that the just bend anyway eventually and the cold water just holds it together.. oh I lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveddd your tutorial on peg fixing and tightening joints w/ super glue.. WORKED LIKE A CHARM!
Dr Nightmare - Thursday, January 24, 2008
I'm thinking theres some shaving going on, I've tried the hot/cold water but eventually they go back to being wide apart, these guys just can't keep their legs closed!
Unknown User - Thursday, January 24, 2008
they all look great man, ya.. those legs are very close together than usual, lol, wat do you do? do you heat them up w/ a dry cleaner to make it soft and just squeeze them together like crazy under cold water? tats wat I would do.. let us kno!
Dr Nightmare - Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Hey man, do you have a tutorial on how to make the legs close all the way? Is it easy to do? The cape looks great too!
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