Welcome back everybody. I've been hard at work over the last few hours pulling my latest version of the soon to be seen star of the screen; Nolan/Snyder's Man of Steel played by Henry Cavill. This is version IV of this figure. I made a couple tweaks from version III that made it easier to capture some of the new detail of this incarntion as well as attempted to pull together a tighter likeness overall.
This recipe calls for nearly the same cobination of parts. I opted for the solid torso this time as opposed to the ab-crunch articulated model. So basically you get all WWE Elite limbs on a standard upper torso. The details from the boots were completely dremelled off leaving only a smooth booted look. Boot tops were sculpted on above the cut joint. The head comes from a Texas Tornado figure with the hair completely resculpted.
The cape starts off as a bright red piece of polyester but I gave it a quick overspray with black spraypaint. Kinda like you would put on cologne if you got any class. I spray in an arc OVER the cape not directly onto it.
The wrist cuffs, body webbing, top of cape, belt buckle, and "S" sheild are all sculpted using Apoxie Sculpt. I work in thin layers pressed into place and then I sculpt with the exacto to make super clean lines. I also do my detailing with the Exacto and sometimes the dental pick.
The "S" shield is sculpted in 2 layers. First the base is pressed into place and smoothed and trimmed. Then the detail layer is pressed and cut out using an exacto in place. Once sculpted I took a small piece of fabric and pressed it over the "S" to give it that hyper detailed look the rest of the costume has in reference.
The model primed in flat gray Rustoleum
Yellow with a little white mixed in for belt and "S" details
FleshTone with a little white to fair up skin.
Pure white for eyeballs.
Red with a little black for cape top, boots and "S"
Blue Mixed with a little black and yellow. Webbing detail is painted over using spray chrome. I spray it into a stack of 3.oz mouthwash cups… (use only one and you'll see why). I use the chrome to drybrush the webbing in chrome. honestly this time I just went full on paint with it but went back over with the Blue/black/yellow mixture to mute it.
A nice proportional stature.
Details honored to the best of my ability.
The final shot… no bank vault…