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Custom DC Universe Clayface figure by Jin-Saotome Custom DC Universe Clayface figure by Jin-Saotome
When it comes to Batman villains one stands out as my favorite and that's the shape-shifting Clayface. I've always thought he'd make a great build-a-figure and that's the look I was aiming for here. Clayface was made using a Green lantern Movie Masters Kilowog for the base body and a Spawn Desiccator for the head. Clayface's surface was almost completely sculpted over using Aves studio's Apoxie Sculpt (yes it comes in brown!) as were the hands and head. To get good clay folds start at the bottom and work up adding rings of sculpt around the body/limbs and smoothing them upwards. His clay mallet hand came from an Imaginext Clayface toy and his clay mace hand was made from a clear acrylic Christmas star ornament with sculpt around it.

Clayface's head is double ball jointed so he can look around in any position and his jaw opens thanks to the Desiccator head. This gives him a wide range of looks when attacking or just standing around looking menacing. To reduce paint rub I dabbed superglue on to the edge of a plastic baggie (it won't stick to ziplock baggie plastic) and wiped the raised surfaces down after painting then went back over with a base coat. Standing over nine inches tall Batman has a mighty foe to deal with, the villainous Clayface!
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c8guyj Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
The best ever Clayface figure!
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Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Davidbatmanfan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best clayface figure yet!:woohoo:
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Ebonyleopard Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Where did you get that Batman? I've been waiting for that to hit the stores forever.
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ebay, some Chinese sellers have him loose. I've yet to see him on the shelf because they cancelled the line before him and Kid Flash hit retail.
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Ebonyleopard Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the advice. A pair of my own are on their way.
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Chainsaw-Munkey Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is an amazing rendition. great additions to the figure, and just a freaking awesome sculpt job
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Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you
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Chainsaw-Munkey Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
do you take custom orders or sell the ones you've made?
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just make one of a kind customs and put them up on Ebay each week.
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CanadianTimber Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
This is mind-blowing. As with all your customs, the only way to tell that they are not wide release toys is that they are BETTER than what is released at retail!

Can I ask a question? Could you explain more of the super-glue tip? I have started playing with customs, and find that the rub points on a couple seem to ruin the figure for me. Could you let me know more about this trick? THANKS!
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Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's all in my Guides and Tutorials section of my site along with the other paint-rub tips: [link]
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CanadianTimber Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
AWESOME TUTORIAL! This is fantastic. I am just getting back into customizing - primarily vintage GI Joe - the waist section rubs like no other!

THANKS!
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MuttTheCartoonist Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
great work. I love how you always give us a behind the scenes commentary.
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SoylentRobot Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
so cool! clayface is my favourite superpowered bat-villain
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jcastick Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very interesting take on Clayface and great scale too....as he should be!
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saber4734 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
NICE Clayface!
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:iconjin-saotome:
Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Gillbob316 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've said it before and I'll say it again, sometimes I look at your customs and think to myself, "If I were rich I'd so be hiring Jin on to make me a small army of about 50+ custom X-Men" lol...

This thing is awesome. If I didn't already know it was a custom I would think it was an official toy, as is often the case with your customs, heh.
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Jin-Saotome Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw wow, thank you.
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felixneko7 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
What an ugly mutherfucker...I LOVE IT!!!
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Nuke-Mayhem Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Clayface is my favorite Batman villain too, and you have made him look BAD-ASS with this action figure you made of him! Wonderful work! :thumbsup: :D
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dopepope Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
awesome work!
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SVC-TalismanN7 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
He is one ugly mama-jamma. Can't say this enough, but great work Jin.
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justjakk Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Hey bro, how about you make a figure of Annie from the episode Growing Pains. That would be an awesome figure.
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mdgskgdjfdg Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
clayface deserve to be in a life action movie
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