Monday, August 25, 2014

Batman! 1939 "First Appearance" Custom "Mego" Action Figure! DC Comics!

Another Mego-style custom action figure? Yes! This is my latest, sort of a "first appearance" Batman, similar to how he was depicted during his debut, in that famed 1939 issue of DETECTIVE COMICS! Click below to enlarge each image!

Above: Select panels from the first appearance of the Caped Crusader,
from 1939's DETECTIVE COMICS #27! This primal version of the
crime-busting character was my inspiration for the figure pictured below!

Above three pics: This custom figure started with this nice "early Batman" head
sculpt, bought from a talented sculptor/customizer..The head on the right was
prepped at the same time, to be used with my "Golden Age Batman"
custom figure...

Above: The complete figure! Along with the custom head, I used a "Doc Mego" gray
bodysuit, along with a gold-painted Mego "Iron Man" belt...

Above: I customized some standard Mego boots to create the
sharply-pointed black footwear from the early days of the character!

Above: I hand-crafted the cape, using some stiff paper material...

Above: I added layers of the thick paper material to the
shoulders, to create a folded, "clasped at the neck" look..

Above: The chest insignia is hand-drawn on sticky-backed
paper, then carefully cut out, then applied to the chest...

Above: My latest Batman custom figure joins the
"Golden Age" Batman, next to a custom Mego Batcycle!

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