Custom BvS: Dawn of Justice Electro-Armor Batman 12in. Figure

What actually set me off on considering customizing any sort of figure in any magnitude was this thing right here. I was given this figure by my ex-boss and good friend Tony. It surprised me that someone would give me a kid's toy out of nowhere but the more surprising thing is that it was based off Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a movie he really disliked. Turns out a niece or nephew gave him the toy and suffice it to say, it is a very crappy and basic looking toy that was obviously meant to cater to little kids.


So for its time and price tag ($20 approx.) it's got a pretty basic but decent look and feel to it, it's obviously not proportionate to the size of the suit, it's got semi-transparent eyes and chest emblem that light up blue when the ACTION WINGS are expanded and its very clean-looking (sunny-bright yellow) belt is very out of place.

By the way, that whole "Deploy Action Wings!" thing is sadly also present for the Superman figure and it looks even worse. That being said, I knew I had to remove those wings and it was pretty straightforward. Fortunately for me, I did not have to make a perfect cut of fabric for the cape as it just drapes down and it's supposed to look a bit roughed up.

Next I repainted the entire figure with a metallic acrylic grey I had laying around, weathered the belt, tried to darken up the areas between the actual armor, as well as get rid of the semi-transparent sections.

Disclaimer: My camera is still shit so please bear with me.