Mike Hill’s Man Of Wax…

Both a labour of love and and a product of great expense and obsession, SuperFan Chris King has been responsible for commissioning and fabricating some of the greatest high-end Superman collectables ever made. His dedication to the pursuit of the perfect Superman costume lead to several differing versions before submitting definitive amendments to costumiers Action Costumes which are still in use by them today. The ambitious project shown above was a combination of said costume, (including belt made by me!) mannequin and a headsculpt (featuring glass eyes and punched hair) by UK sculptor/artist Mike Hill. If you notice more than a passing resemblance in conception to the recently offered Cinemaquette 1/4 scale statue it is no coincidence as that was crafted by Mike also. Ever the perfectionist, Chris would do further revisions of the costume and eventually sold this piece to fund those and other projects…
Photographs by me.