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CUSTOMS GENERAL Anonymous 08/10/14(Sun)07:40 UTC+1 No.4347055 Report

Did'n't see one, been a while since I posted. Here's a really shitty picture of a Terminator I'm finishing up. Post your stuff, tutorials, etc.
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Anonymous 08/10/14(Sun)07:42 UTC+1 No.4347057 Report

>>4347055
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Anonymous 08/10/14(Sun)07:43 UTC+1 No.4347060 Report

>>4347057
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Anonymous 08/10/14(Sun)07:47 UTC+1 No.4347064 Report

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Anonymous 08/10/14(Sun)07:49 UTC+1 No.4347067 Report

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Anonymous 08/10/14(Sun)08:26 UTC+1 No.4347112 Report

>>4347064
What did you use for the ammo drums?
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Anonymous 08/10/14(Sun)08:50 UTC+1 No.4347149 Report

>>4347064
>aweapontosurpassmetalgear.jpg
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Anonymous 08/10/14(Sun)11:18 UTC+1 No.4347281 Report

>>4347064
FOR THE GLORY OF MEGATRON!
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Anonymous 08/10/14(Sun)16:23 UTC+1 No.4347619 Report

>>4347112
Those came with the kotobukiya free style gun MSG. I think they still make it.
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Anonymous 08/11/14(Mon)05:51 UTC+1 No.4349250 Report

>>4347619
Awesome, I shall have to look them up.
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Anonymous 08/12/14(Tue)00:13 UTC+1 No.4350903 Report

>>4347055
Does anyone take commissions to paint figures or heads? I suck at small details and eyes.
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Anonymous 08/12/14(Tue)01:32 UTC+1 No.4351068 Report

>>4350903
You could try hitting up FigureRealm, those guys are totally friendly and there are a lot of Not-Jin kind of dudes that are good at fine details.

I'd offer, but I'm not gonna bullshit that I'm good at paints.
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Anonymous 08/12/14(Tue)01:39 UTC+1 No.4351078 Report

did that one anon ever finish his duffman custom?

if he did,
can you post it man
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Anonymous 08/13/14(Wed)01:19 UTC+1 No.4353251 Report

So I finally found a ML Rocket Raccoon today, only to discover that one of his shoulder joints was hanging by a sliver of plastic. I know it's going to break the second I move it, but what would the best way to go about fixing it be? It looks like a pretty ordinary hinge/peg affair, just really tiny.
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Anonymous 08/13/14(Wed)16:41 UTC+1 No.4354466 Report

I finished my Player 2 character for my Contra themed series. I need to touch her skin up some, the sealant made it look splotchy.
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Anonymous 08/13/14(Wed)16:45 UTC+1 No.4354474 Report

>>4354466
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Anonymous 08/13/14(Wed)16:47 UTC+1 No.4354478 Report

>>4354474
Need to do some last touches and take better pictures and she's complete.

As for Duffman, yeah, I still have him on my work board, just need to actually finish his cape.
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)00:14 UTC+1 No.4355249 Report

>>4354478
Was this a Sheva fig?
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)00:21 UTC+1 No.4355271 Report

>>4354478
I hope you're using Jin's guides. I'd hate for your Duff Man to come out looking like Dumb Crap.
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)00:43 UTC+1 No.4355302 Report

Sculpted the bottom half of the solar dancing Groot, but I'll wait until I finish the top half before fully painting it.
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)02:39 UTC+1 No.4355502 Report

Making another scrap plastic bottle bot. Finished painting the rusty metal layer, now inviting suggestions for the final paint scheme theme.
This one has a pet nuke and a cleaver because I'm just ripping off 3A now.
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)02:45 UTC+1 No.4355517 Report

>>4351078
Haha, I came to this thread to ask that very thing.
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)02:47 UTC+1 No.4355523 Report

>>4355502
Yessssss.
Love these trash robots.
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)03:03 UTC+1 No.4355550 Report

>>4355523
Thanks!
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)03:43 UTC+1 No.4355637 Report

>Finally bought a pin vise
Goddamn, this thing's so good.
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)06:58 UTC+1 No.4355984 Report

>>4355249
It was a Chell figure, just redid her hair and painted her to be a black lady.

>>4355271
Its not my best work, but its also a really terrible as fuck picture of her.
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Croix 08/14/14(Thu)08:38 UTC+1 No.4356105 Report

Here's a lamia body I'm working on to complement the centaur I started way back. I actually tried making a custom lamia body from scratch, but my prototypes were awkward and complicated. So plan B was to take a snake toy, cut its head off, and attach a figma. Luckily, I found one just the right size that was also posable, so hooray for plan B. Just got to paint it red now.
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)08:41 UTC+1 No.4356109 Report

>>4356105
The top part of the snake is too narrow and makes the rest of the body look dissproportionate.
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)09:09 UTC+1 No.4356132 Report

>>4356109
That's an easy enough fix too since it's flexible. Sticking something inside the core should stretch it out a little.
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)10:04 UTC+1 No.4356168 Report

So I found this guy in storage, unfortunately I was a careless kid and didn't care to keep all the pieces together.

I was planning on making casts of Metabee's parts and sculpting from those as a base, rather than damaging the existing parts. I kind of want to make Peppercat, but anyway that's irrelevant. I need some tips/ suggestions from y'all. I was wondering if fimo would be any good for making the molds then using this epoxy putty to cast/ sculpt the parts from. WOuld these materials work out for what I have planned?
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)10:16 UTC+1 No.4356175 Report

>>4355984
I think it's a troll post, and why would you use Captain McAmateur's methods when you can do far better?
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The Jackass 08/14/14(Thu)10:34 UTC+1 No.4356195 Report

>>4356168
Easy-Mold is working fine for my custom Xenomorph project. You simply mix equal portions together in your hands like epoxy and then once blended evenly you just wrap it around whatever you're gonna make casts of. It cures with a half hour and depending on the thickness of the mold walls it's firm but still flexible to get Sculpy in and out with relative ease (depending on the impressions in the mold). The stuff is like $20 or so for the whole package, just use punts of it in minimum amounts to make sure you don't use it all too soon. Had to figure that out the hard way since I'm new to this myself. Pic related.
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The Jackass 08/14/14(Thu)11:05 UTC+1 No.4356203 Report

>>4356195
Fuck you, autocorrect. "Parts", not "punts". Also a pic of my WIP Custom Xenomorph I posted to the Selfie thread a little while ago.
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)11:08 UTC+1 No.4356206 Report

In before the usual thread derailment into Jin Shitfest.
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Anonymous 08/14/14(Thu)11:09 UTC+1 No.4356208 Report

>>4356195
>>4356203
Thanks man. Any tips for what to use to cast the parts? Will the Epoxy multi-putty I posted be fine?

also Thant's nice, WHat are you taking casts of and got any better pictures?
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Anonymous 08/15/14(Fri)04:35 UTC+1 No.4357867 Report

So many attempts to derail with mentions of Jin. Is he that threatening of a customizer to you all? Does he lord power over your work?
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Anonymous 08/15/14(Fri)04:51 UTC+1 No.4357891 Report

Has anyone ever painted a diy ceasar or dropcloth? I'm wondering how to deal with the Arm and leg joints.
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Anonymous 08/15/14(Fri)05:27 UTC+1 No.4357995 Report

>>4357867
>implying it isn't Jin himself doing the trolling

MUH ADVICE
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Anonymous 08/15/14(Fri)05:34 UTC+1 No.4358006 Report

>>4356195
I need to get some of this stuff. I think ive seen it at hobby lobby before.
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Anonymous 08/15/14(Fri)08:16 UTC+1 No.4358233 Report

>>4357891
Get like an ULTRA SUPER ULTRA fine grit sand paper and don't really sand, but lightly go over them after popping them out.

To pop out heat them gently with a hair dyer. Paint them up, seal them very thoroughly with an acrylic sealant, let sit and dry for about 48 hours to really cure. That's for the ball joints though.

As for the hinge joints... Uhh... Really thin layers is probably the best method. Sorry, that's terrible advice.
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The Jackass 08/16/14(Sat)02:55 UTC+1 No.4359609 Report

>>4356208

I've never used the epoxy-putty you mentioned, but I've used FastSteel epoxy and a similar product called SteelStik or something like that. I've also used a wood-epoxy (the clay-like stuff, not the liquid type) called KwikWood to make a skin-tone casting once (mind you I had to sand and file it to make it have a uniform texture from a badly made mold). I've also used Sculpy by getting it soft and smooshed first when I cast it in the silicone mold and then let it set a bit before carefully removing it. From there I just smooth out any seams or impurities that formed in the mold before heat-curing it with my mini butane torch,

Be advised that when you make molds of things that you're gonna use thick casting material like FastSteel epoxy to have the walls of your mold be thick enough to keep the overall mold in its normal shape, or else the epoxy cast might come out warped from when you push the stuff into the mold and the mold doesn't conform back it its proper shape before the epoxy solidifies. Also, make sure that if you plan on making a mold that goes around most of the object's surface you make sure the mold (once it cures) has no tears in its walls from when you get the original piece out. Otherwise you'll get extrusions in your cast where the tears were.
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The Jackass 08/16/14(Sat)03:00 UTC+1 No.4359624 Report

>>4356208

And thanks, Anon! For my custom Xeno, it's made of singed Sculpy that I'm just doing a quick surface-burn with a mini butane torch since I'll be painting it later. I've never tried boiling Sculpy but have heard it can be done. For my Xeno I made molds of a Kenner '92 Scorpion Alien's head and chest. The head mold only went up to behind the jaws and so I'm sculpting the 'face' portion from a round blob in the front that HOPEFULLY I can make an articulated lower jaw for (inner jaw might come later if this all works). The chest mold I made with somewhat thin walls so I could warp the Sculpy cast to be more narrow since I always felt the Scorpion Alien had too broad of a chest compared to the Kenner Warrior Alien. Once he's all put together I'll dremel the biomechanical details into his parts before sealing each part with a layer of super glue (it actually reinforces the Sculpy pretty well) and then paint all of the parts. The ball-joints are 6mm airsoft BB's with pilot nails superglued between the cores for support. Hackneyed, but it's cheaper and more readily avalable than ordering Revoltech or Figma joints.
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Anonymous 08/16/14(Sat)07:19 UTC+1 No.4359983 Report

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Anonymous 08/17/14(Sun)18:58 UTC+1 No.4362599 Report

>>4358006
Plenty of arts & crafts stores should carry it. If you have a Michaels nearby, you can use the 40% coupon in the newspaper to get a package for like $6.
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Anonymous 08/17/14(Sun)19:56 UTC+1 No.4362705 Report

>>4359624
Please, you need to stop using Sculpy and buy either apoxie sculpt or milliput. Stop destroying figures with bad techniques.
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Anonymous 08/17/14(Sun)19:59 UTC+1 No.4362710 Report

>>4359624

You should check out Jin's scorpion alien.

http://jin-saotome.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Kenner-style-Scorpion-Alien-figure-406004540
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Anonymous 08/17/14(Sun)19:59 UTC+1 No.4362711 Report

>>4362705
whats wrong with sculpey?
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Anonymous 08/17/14(Sun)20:29 UTC+1 No.4362755 Report

>>4362711
not that guy, but both miliput and epoxy putty are far superior in terms of durability.

Sculpy cracks and crumbles very easily.
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Anonymous 08/18/14(Mon)07:22 UTC+1 No.4363886 Report

>>4362710

Stop bringing up Jizz Saotome
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Anonymous 08/18/14(Mon)16:54 UTC+1 No.4364386 Report

>>4363886
You mean Jazz Satsuma, right?
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Anonymous 08/18/14(Mon)17:29 UTC+1 No.4364415 Report

>>4364386
Jane Sanduski
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Anonymous 08/18/14(Mon)17:34 UTC+1 No.4364423 Report

Made some ponytails for Homu.
Head pieces were re-casted using milliput.
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Anonymous 08/18/14(Mon)17:36 UTC+1 No.4364424 Report

>>4364423
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Anonymous 08/18/14(Mon)21:48 UTC+1 No.4364832 Report

>>4364424
Das pretty neat, they look like they look spot on with the rest of the sculpt.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)13:29 UTC+1 No.4366227 Report

>>4364832
t-thanks
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)13:45 UTC+1 No.4366233 Report

>>4364423
>>4364424
It does look quite good, but my issue is that it leaves the back of the neck joint exposed, which doesn't look good.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)14:01 UTC+1 No.4366243 Report

So, does anyone have any advice on where and how to get started selling/making customs?

Like, I don't really intend to get rich or even live off of it, I just want to turn a profit of pocket change to support my art and toy habits.

I've customized a few MLP toys (modifying the design of and sculpting automail onto a 4" pony remains one of my high points) and make my own sculptures and stuff for my own amusement, but I'd like to have a small income and I like working on projects for other people.

I just don't want to go so far as to make it a full time business, or throw my hard work away for nothing.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)15:36 UTC+1 No.4366323 Report

>>4366243
>MLP
Well, you picked a good market. Bronies will pay a shitton to have their OCs and fetish stuff brought to life. But your best bet for selling is probably Etsy - it's a popular site, so a lot of people will see it, and the fees are pretty small. As for promoting, Tumblr is probably your best bet, between artsy shit and franchise stuff like the ponies.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)15:44 UTC+1 No.4366330 Report

>>4366323
Yeah, but I want to get into figures. Ponies are easy, too easy. I want a little more of a challenge and a little bit more of a cerebral custom job than a paint swap.

Don't get me wrong, I'm going to take pony customs still, and I'm pretty confident in what I'm going to do with them, just need to finish the handful of personal projects I'm working on before I relaunch with an updated portfolio.

My biggest strength and failing as an artist is that I don't like to specialize and stick to one thing, I want to dabble in as many different things as possible and see how they all compare before I stick with one thing for awhile.

But yeah, I want to do like super heroes and stuff, as well as a few more out there things. I personally really like superheroes and may end up doing some customs, but I'm pretty sure my faves aren't so completely obscure I wouldn't' be able to find anything suitable as-is.

Amusingly enough, I'm not really interested in fashion dolls at all. I'd really like to be as they're pretty lucrative and close to ponies, but they just don't appeal to me. (I want the damn expensive BJD dolls instead)
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:06 UTC+1 No.4366346 Report

>>4366330
Honestly, my advice would be to keep the ponies going in the background as a constant stream of funding for the more experimental stuff. Hell, if you're not squeamish, you could even make a second account and do the weird fetish-y stuff - it's not very dignified, but it can yield a lot of money for what is essentially sculpting a dick or boobs onto a plastic horse. As for superhero stuff, I've found that eBay tends to be more popular for that than Etsy, but that's a double-edged sword - not only is there more competition there, but the fees are higher. Tumblr is still great for promotion, though, and you might want to look into setting up accounts on other toy forums for the sake of promotion.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:15 UTC+1 No.4366351 Report

>>4366233
>back of the neck joint exposed
Goddammit, I didn't notice it. Fucking angles

I'll redo this. Ponytail placement ok? Not riding too high, right?
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)16:23 UTC+1 No.4366362 Report

>>4366346
I'm not squeamish, but it's the same problem of boring. Also, it's not actually as prevalent as reputation suggests. People who want porn/fap stuff usually are content with what they can get for free.

>did fursuit work for awhile, only had one person approach me for a yiffsuit, but they were so dodgy about what they wanted, constantly changing the nature of the commission drastically and kept going off on ridiculous tangents that I turned the job down.

Definitely thinking toy forums is a good place for me to start, do you have any in particular that you'd recommend?

Also, thanks a ton for being so chill and helpful. You never know on 4chan if asking for advice is going to backfire.

I'm mostly looking into this because someone made a "Toys that will never be made" thread awhile back and at least half of them I looked at and thought "I could make that." and the idea of making something unique for someone really makes me happy.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)17:01 UTC+1 No.4366427 Report

>>4366362
>People who want porn/fap stuff usually are content with what they can get for free.
You'd be more accurate in saying that people who want porn will typically only pay for artwork. The market for porn based statues/figures is pretty tiny.
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Anonymous 08/19/14(Tue)17:03 UTC+1 No.4366434 Report

>>4366362
No worries. I find that most of the people on 4chan who make shit in some way or form tend to be pretty chill, because they actually have a goal to their conversations rather than just killing time debating console wars or figure lines or what anime girls smell like or whatever. As for figure forums, honestly, most of the custom/sculpture stuff I do doesn't really fall under the sorts of categories that most action figure fans would be fans of, so I don't really bother with many places other than /toy/. I'd just look around at some of the places that get namedropped on /toy/, like the Fwoosh and shit. Incidentally, on the topic of "boring stuff that provides a decent stream of income," Doctor Who stuff and customs of those POP vinyls are a great thing to pitch to the Tumblr crowd. They're both pretty easy and cheap to make, and there are pretty rabid fandoms for both (especially if you combine the POPs with other Tumblr fads). The key to making enough to make the hobby self-funding is to have a 50/50 ratio between experimental projects and boring money-makers.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)01:36 UTC+1 No.4367459 Report

I made a simple repaint based on The Meta two years ago.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)08:47 UTC+1 No.4368332 Report

I have a question. I just recently got the new ML Hawkeye and wanted to make some arrows for him and I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to make them from scratch? I can't find a tutorial or anything showing how to make them. I'd appreciate any help.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)10:38 UTC+1 No.4368440 Report

>>4366351
Ponytail itself looks fine to me.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)21:02 UTC+1 No.4369274 Report

>>4368332
Fiddly. Maybe try Q-tip / cotton bud sticks for the shafts, cut up a store card/credit card for the flights and heads using a new nailclipper. Or use cardboard if you want less rigidity.
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)21:06 UTC+1 No.4369279 Report

>>4347055
Total newbie here, what would be a good figure to start with so i can get my nameless one figure going?
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Anonymous 08/20/14(Wed)21:22 UTC+1 No.4369307 Report

>>4369279
Any he-man.
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Anonymous 08/21/14(Thu)18:10 UTC+1 No.4371665 Report

>>4369279
I guess you could also use one of those cheap wrestling figures to practice on.
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Anonymous 08/22/14(Fri)02:01 UTC+1 No.4372705 Report

>>4367459
Ya got a Brute Shot for him?
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Anonymous 08/22/14(Fri)03:58 UTC+1 No.4372921 Report

>>4364423
Are those hair pieces bendable? If yes, what material did you use?
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Anonymous 08/22/14(Fri)04:00 UTC+1 No.4372928 Report

First ever custom. Currently working on a Wii Fit Trainer. Got the basic parts down, next step is to smooth and clean it up.
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Anonymous 08/22/14(Fri)04:02 UTC+1 No.4372932 Report

>>4372928
Dunno why the picture rotated. I am on mobile.
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Anonymous 08/22/14(Fri)04:03 UTC+1 No.4372941 Report

>>4372932
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Anonymous 08/22/14(Fri)04:16 UTC+1 No.4372978 Report

>>4372921
Nope. Not bendable.
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Anonymous 08/24/14(Sun)05:55 UTC+1 No.4377155 Report

>>4372928
What scale?
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Deadanon 08/24/14(Sun)15:51 UTC+1 No.4377618 Report

First time attempting to custom. Working on a proof of concept for a Rucka Punisher I want to make. Using ML Phantomex as a testbed. Figured I'd start with something as simple as simple as the eyepatch because fuck trying to make an entire new head right now.
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Anonymous 08/24/14(Sun)16:38 UTC+1 No.4377693 Report

What the hell am I doing?
Plaster of Paris has this liquidness and I can't into the solid forms like the pail's cover.
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Anonymous 08/24/14(Sun)19:06 UTC+1 No.4377909 Report

>>4377155
I'm using a marvel legends figure. So that's 1:12 right?
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Anonymous 08/24/14(Sun)23:20 UTC+1 No.4378265 Report

>>4377693
Well, I let it harden in the bucket, whittled some vague, sloppy holes and ridges, and dumped on a clusterfuck of brown paints. I am officially retarded.
Might work as a really small mountain at least.
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Deadanon 08/24/14(Sun)23:22 UTC+1 No.4378269 Report

>>4377618
Welp after letting it harden and sanding it down I realized I want to make it more flush against the face like in the picture. I'll practice this and beard-making on some wrestling figures or something.
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Anonymous 08/24/14(Sun)23:26 UTC+1 No.4378280 Report

Godzilla was too fat to wear this shirt but wear it he shall for all eternity.
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Anonymous 08/24/14(Sun)23:30 UTC+1 No.4378289 Report

Custom Wolverine guy, you out there? Show us your progress.
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Anonymous 08/24/14(Sun)23:33 UTC+1 No.4378291 Report

>>4378280
I love this.
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Anonymous 08/24/14(Sun)23:34 UTC+1 No.4378294 Report

>>4378280
GodzillAsh? Is that you?
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Anonymous 08/24/14(Sun)23:34 UTC+1 No.4378295 Report

How do I give gill grunt joints?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)01:03 UTC+1 No.4378478 Report

>>4378294
You know it.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)04:08 UTC+1 No.4378881 Report

>>4378295
Cut his arms off, drill in universal joints, and profit.
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)08:28 UTC+1 No.4379237 Report

>>4378881
I see this suggested now and then for an unarticulated figure. "Cut off the parts you want to be articulated and add joints" yet I've never personally seen any customs with this done.

Can you really do something like that? What exactly are universal joints? Any pics of some examples where this was done?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)08:40 UTC+1 No.4379244 Report

>>4378295
Buy the Mega Bloks one.
Or
>Cut off arms and legs at the elbow and knees
>Drill in small hole on each end of arm/leg
>Squeeze in Figma/Revoltech joints
>????
>Profit
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)08:55 UTC+1 No.4379252 Report

>>4379237
these
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)08:57 UTC+1 No.4379254 Report

>>4379252
How would you go about installing these into a figure to get the full range of movements? Is there a tutorial?
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Anonymous 08/25/14(Mon)10:35 UTC+1 No.4379325 Report

>>4379252
Where do you buy these? What sizes do they come in?
>>4379244
That's what I did for Sunburn, but the joints are kind of loose and the next smallest drill bit was too tight. Skylander limbs are kinda tiny so I don't know if something like those universal joints would work well for them.
With that Gill Grunt being a McDonalds toy, it's hollow so he'd have to fill it with something first.
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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)04:20 UTC+1 No.4380550 Report

He needs a hat.
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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)04:30 UTC+1 No.4380564 Report

>>4380550
Looks like shit. You will never sell this for a thousand dollars the way Jin's superior pieces do. Start over and use Jin's guides, for fuck's sake.
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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)05:42 UTC+1 No.4380674 Report

>>4379325
skylanders should have swivels to keep the sculpt in tack, or larger joints
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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)07:21 UTC+1 No.4380852 Report

>>4378269
>>4377618
Shoulda just started with a head that had a face.
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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)07:25 UTC+1 No.4380862 Report

>>4379252
This is a trollpost. That's the real actual kind of Universal Joints, what we refer to as universal joints are really just swivel-hinge-swivel joints of various designs. The pictured joint is for use in connecting objects together flexibly, like train cars.

As for actual practice, I've never seen someone actually add universal/figma/revoltech joints to a statue to make it a figure. I've seen people use cuts and posts to add swivel joints to things, but this is a lot more ambitious.
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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)07:32 UTC+1 No.4380868 Report

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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)07:34 UTC+1 No.4380870 Report

>>4380862
>As for actual practice, I've never seen someone actually add universal/figma/revoltech joints to a statue to make it a figure.
I have, search for MGS4 Raiden revoltech. If you find a picture of the PVC figure form MGS4 and it's from toyark, click on it.

Guy cut it apart and added a few revoltech joints. It's easy if you have a drill, the right circular bits, and bits big enough to drill a post for a revoltech joint.
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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)08:01 UTC+1 No.4380900 Report

>>4380550
Looking good.

How'd you sculpt dem shirt creases tho
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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)10:50 UTC+1 No.4381009 Report

>>4380550
Is that...Duffman?
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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)18:56 UTC+1 No.4381524 Report

>>4380870
I can't find it, can you post it?
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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)19:26 UTC+1 No.4381559 Report

>>4381524
Sure, let me dig it up. Guy in an earlier collection thread actually postsed the raiden he modded.

Here we go.
http://www.toyark.com/metal-gear-solid-4-raiden-6-poseable-custom-9791/

No one else really does it, I'd do it myself if I had a proper drill. My dad took mine, and he swears I still have it. Reality is neither of us have it, and I need a fucking drill.
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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)21:06 UTC+1 No.4381671 Report

Please Halp!!
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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)21:55 UTC+1 No.4381724 Report

>>4356168

I know the feeling
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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)21:59 UTC+1 No.4381733 Report

>>4381671

I'm sorry...I'm so sorry.
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Anonymous 08/26/14(Tue)22:00 UTC+1 No.4381735 Report

What would be the best way to make from scratch an articulated tail like pic related, but from a helicopter's tail?
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Anonymous 08/27/14(Wed)02:36 UTC+1 No.4382303 Report

Hey guys, figured this would be the place to ask:

I need to take apart my 12 Doctor sonic screwdriver to paint it a bit, and the silver emitter bit is attached with 4 of these "Tamper-proof" screws, see pic related.

Any way that I can get these off without destroying the whole damn thing?
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Anonymous 08/27/14(Wed)02:57 UTC+1 No.4382343 Report

>>4382303
If you're lucky you have a small flathead screwdriver on hand that will fit in there. It won't be perfect but should grip enough to turn them.

Failing that, a tiny drillbit to drill into the heads. use pliers to turn the threaded shafts out and replace with regular screws.

Or order a bit.
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Anonymous 08/27/14(Wed)03:12 UTC+1 No.4382360 Report

>>4382303
you can get that bit really cheap
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Anonymous 08/27/14(Wed)03:23 UTC+1 No.4382383 Report

>>4382303

i just typed "triangle bit" into google
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Anonymous 08/27/14(Wed)03:23 UTC+1 No.4382384 Report

>>4382343
>>4382360
Link to said bit?
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Anonymous 08/27/14(Wed)06:26 UTC+1 No.4382729 Report

>>4382384
http://www.amazon.com/Silverhill-Tools-ATKTR4-Triangle-Screwdriver/dp/B004IUEHYS
First result for "Triangle head screwdriver".
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Anonymous 08/27/14(Wed)06:35 UTC+1 No.4382738 Report

I'm very limited on materials so I'm considering on using cold porcelain clay to make pressure molds for epoxy putty.
Anyone tried this before?
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Anonymous 08/27/14(Wed)12:52 UTC+1 No.4383021 Report

>>4382738
idk, it sounds like you're pretty likely to end up with everything fusing together though, or breakage.

I'd suggest to do a small test piece first and see how it holds up.
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Anonymous 08/27/14(Wed)21:11 UTC+1 No.4383763 Report

>>4372705
Sorry for the late response, but, unfortunately, no. Unless you want to see him holding a Mega Bloks brute shot.

Also, the right hand doesn't rotate at all. Manufacturing error. I've seen a lot of manufacturing errors with Halo stuff, from poorly-applied paint jobs to no finish on a leg.
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Anonymous 08/27/14(Wed)23:17 UTC+1 No.4384055 Report

>>4382738

Any reason you can't use your epoxy putty to make the press mold? If you've got some Vaseline / petroleum jelly, it's a workable mold release.

I usually use Instant Mold and putty. Some craft places and wargames stores carry it, (or Oyumaru which is the same thing) and it lasts and is reusable.
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Anonymous 08/28/14(Thu)01:02 UTC+1 No.4384237 Report

I'm losing my mind trying to get this to work. How the FUCK do these guys minimize paint rub on the joints so well? I dremeled and sanded down the joints, but paint is still constantly flaking off. I'm especially having a lot of trouble with the deltoid joints. Not necessarily the joint disc, but the shoulder itself. It's like rubbing with the socket in the body. How can I deal with this?
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Anonymous 08/28/14(Thu)01:05 UTC+1 No.4384241 Report

>>4384237
They do it very minimally so that it only flakes when the person who buys it goes a little too far with movement. At that point, they can only chalk it up to user error and not the customizer never really being able to remove paint rub.
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Anonymous 08/28/14(Thu)01:06 UTC+1 No.4384242 Report

>>4384237
>no toilet paintwash
>not mega popular character

Looks like shit, should've used Jin's methods.
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Anonymous 08/28/14(Thu)01:10 UTC+1 No.4384248 Report

>>4384241
Well I'm kinda doing this just for myself, so I'd really like to know what to do.

I don't understand. How did this guy get such a smooth paint job? Especially on the shoulder area, with that amount of detail, and not just hae that shit constantly flaking off?
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Anonymous 08/28/14(Thu)01:14 UTC+1 No.4384257 Report

>>4384237
>>4384241
>>4384248
My guess is that they prepare the surface extensively, finely sanded, and probably cleaned thoroughly, then very thin layers built up over time, possibly with airbrushing, and then you gotta seal the fuck out of it.

And then just put it on display to never move again.
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Anonymous 08/28/14(Thu)01:37 UTC+1 No.4384290 Report

>>4384248
>smooth
>shit looks thick and full of brush streaks
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Anonymous 08/28/14(Thu)07:22 UTC+1 No.4384988 Report

>>4383021
I used to do this long ago but to make clay duplicates of pic related and they came out fine, although I figure out that epoxy might behave differently when drying.

>>4384055
>Any reason you can't use your epoxy putty to make the press mold?
It's kinda expensive over here.

Also, what is Instant Mold made of?
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Anonymous 08/28/14(Thu)07:27 UTC+1 No.4384993 Report

>>4384988
forgot pic
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Anonymous 08/28/14(Thu)07:35 UTC+1 No.4385002 Report

>>4384290
it actually looks really nice for the scale they're working at. don't be a fag about it
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Anonymous 08/28/14(Thu)08:09 UTC+1 No.4385045 Report

>>4384988

It's a heat-sensitive silicone. You drop a piece of it in boiling water, dry it off, and press it to your workpiece and let it cool.

Once it hardens, you can use it with clay or putty (no resin, the exothermic reaction deforms the silicone.)

Here's a video of someone making a two-piece mold with it:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1Z1xwjTo-M
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Anonymous 08/28/14(Thu)09:43 UTC+1 No.4385123 Report

Can transparent plastic be repainted in a way that will retain its transparency?

>>4385045
I have to search for this thing.
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Anonymous 08/28/14(Thu)18:42 UTC+1 No.4385634 Report

>>4385123
In theory, f you water down and use thin enough layers of the paint.
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Anonymous 08/29/14(Fri)06:55 UTC+1 No.4386786 Report

>>4385634
Wouldn't that just tint the color already on the trasparent plastic?
I really want to custom this into a Banzaitron but it doesn't sit well with me the idea of a stealth master looking so obviously evil, with a grey body and red windows.
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Anonymous 08/29/14(Fri)07:15 UTC+1 No.4386808 Report

>>4386786
the problem is that the plastec is cast in red, you would have to make your own transparent parts in the color you want to get around that
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Anonymous 08/29/14(Fri)20:39 UTC+1 No.4387483 Report

>>4386808
Yeah.
I thought of painting with nail paint and then put a sealer or something, but that red is too strong for that.
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Anonymous 08/29/14(Fri)21:35 UTC+1 No.4387563 Report

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I need to try anyway.

What do I need to apply black paint to a very small area? I need to fix something on one of my figures.
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Anonymous 08/30/14(Sat)08:27 UTC+1 No.4388421 Report

>>4385123

You could try Tamiya transparent colors.

They're best over clear plastic, (or a silver undercoat if you're looking for metallic effects) but you're somewhat limited with it starting in red. Purple (blue overcoat) maybe?
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Anonymous 08/31/14(Sun)17:25 UTC+1 No.4390736 Report

2chan was talking about these
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Anonymous 08/31/14(Sun)18:55 UTC+1 No.4390887 Report

>>4390736
Are these flexible tubing? How thikc is it and where can I get some?
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Anonymous 09/01/14(Mon)18:04 UTC+1 No.4392658 Report

>>4390887
Here's a comparison to a common figure, as for where you can get them, mostlikely a Daiso store in America.
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Anonymous 09/01/14(Mon)22:14 UTC+1 No.4393069 Report

It's getting there. Paint rub makes me want to kill myself.

I ended up just dremeling and sanding down the deltoid and widening the sockets as much as possible, so that no matter how it rotates it won't rub. I did it kind of late, so the paint and texture around that area ain't too smooth. Will do this before hand while prepping it next time.
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Anonymous 09/01/14(Mon)22:36 UTC+1 No.4393106 Report

>>4388421
Maybe deep orange. Purple is still too suspicious.
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Anonymous 09/01/14(Mon)22:39 UTC+1 No.4393109 Report

>>4393069
This better have a nice ass.
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Anonymous 09/02/14(Tue)04:48 UTC+1 No.4393649 Report

>>4393109
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Anonymous 09/02/14(Tue)05:13 UTC+1 No.4393678 Report

I know /toy/ hate TF customs but here's one I did a while ago, Cybertron Doubledealer. The paint is a bit sloppy, but still... I had fun making it. Have a link because I'm lazy and I'm about to go to bed anyway.

http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/viewtopic.php?f=143&t=100208
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Anonymous 09/02/14(Tue)05:27 UTC+1 No.4393697 Report

>>4393678
>WHO IS MOTHER?
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Anonymous 09/02/14(Tue)05:31 UTC+1 No.4393710 Report

>>4393069

What's the base bod>?
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Anonymous 09/02/14(Tue)05:42 UTC+1 No.4393732 Report

Working on a Doom Marine.
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Anonymous 09/02/14(Tue)05:47 UTC+1 No.4393741 Report

>>4393710
Marvel Legends Skrull Elektra
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Anonymous 09/02/14(Tue)10:40 UTC+1 No.4394081 Report

>>4393697

Click to find out, motherfucker.
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Anonymous 09/02/14(Tue)22:53 UTC+1 No.4394985 Report

>>4393732
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Anonymous 09/03/14(Wed)13:19 UTC+1 No.4396144 Report

>>4347055
Working on a G2 Masterpiece Grimlock since friggin HasTak seem to refuse to release a repaint that would be so fucking beautiful. Very happy with it so far. My shitty phone pics don't do it justice. I'm going for a clean "factory" paint application. Smooth and glossy. I have most of it done, but still needs another coat. The head is basically finished, just need to clean up a couple of minor spots on it.

I've seen other G2 blue custom repaints, but other ppl seem to always add weathering, or a matte finish, which I'm not a big fan of. I think this is going to look amazing next to MP08X King Grimlock when I receive him. Only thing I don't love is that I'm using the latest toys r us release of grimlock, which has the greenish transparent parts. I might try a transparent paint to change the hue on those parts.
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Anonymous 09/03/14(Wed)13:24 UTC+1 No.4396146 Report

>>4396144
>I'm going for a clean "factory" paint application. Smooth and glossy
good choice. That metallic blue you chose looks pretty amazing
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Anonymous 09/03/14(Wed)16:56 UTC+1 No.4396345 Report

>>4396146
thanks, mang – and yup, it's a metallic. Vurry nice in person.
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Anonymous 09/03/14(Wed)17:26 UTC+1 No.4396386 Report

>>4393069
I know her outfit isn't much, but goddamn its looking nice.
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Anonymous 09/03/14(Wed)19:52 UTC+1 No.4396590 Report

>>4394985
What body did you use as a base? the Neca arnold bodies aren't that articulated
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Anonymous 09/03/14(Wed)20:14 UTC+1 No.4396606 Report

>>4394985
putting the iconic green helmet on it would do wonders for making it look like Doom Guy, at the moment it just looks like a weirdly proportioned NECA Arnie, but take this comment with a grain of salt since I know it's a work in progress.

DOOM rules, so do a good job with it ;)
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Anonymous 09/03/14(Wed)20:38 UTC+1 No.4396635 Report

>>4396345
Is it the same paint jin used on his megaman plamo?
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Anonymous 09/03/14(Wed)20:40 UTC+1 No.4396640 Report

>>4384237
Jin has a guide on joint rub on his site. Google is your friend.
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Anonymous 09/03/14(Wed)20:43 UTC+1 No.4396646 Report

>>4381671
Jin has a repair guide for this exact this in his site. Google it and stop wasting our time
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Maloknazh 09/03/14(Wed)21:39 UTC+1 No.4396717 Report

So, I know ive posted before (okay, months and months ago) asking for help for a custom, but that never worked out so im actually working on something else, so I figured I would come to you guys.

What would be a good base for a custom figure of Korra, from the Legend of Korra/Avatar series? I don't know what I want to use, either a Figma, or a DCUC figure, or even a Marvel Legends. Im just completely confused about what to use as a base.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)01:37 UTC+1 No.4397276 Report

>>4396717
Figma something or other.
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Jack Burton 09/04/14(Thu)01:45 UTC+1 No.4397294 Report

>>4396717
Anything you'd think is appropriate. I'd opt for a figma, or at least something that you could easily replace and hide joints with.
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Maloknazh 09/04/14(Thu)02:39 UTC+1 No.4397417 Report

>>4397294
>>4397276
I was thinking a figma, but I don't know what to use. Alot of them don't seem to work, unless I am not seeing the ones that could work.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)03:09 UTC+1 No.4397471 Report

On the newer wolverines, X-Force and jubilee wave, how do the arms pop off? Can I pop off the arms at the shoulders without cracking torso open?
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Jack Burton 09/04/14(Thu)03:10 UTC+1 No.4397472 Report

I recently fell out of sorts with my WWR sand devil. The colors are wrong, or something, but rather than sell him, I'm planning a soldier/gundam mash up.

So I snagged an old SD gundam kit of blue destiny, and I plan to make it work as a 1/6 helmet. Going to be dying some more clothes as well.

My biggest hurdle at the moment is designing his chest armor. I want to keep it recognizable as the blue destiny's chest, but make it work more as an armor piece rather than a slapped on gundam piece. Figure the rest is just an easy sculpt, paint, glue, and run abelt through, not sure where I can get more 1/6th clips though.

I've got a quick sketch, any suggestions?
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)05:04 UTC+1 No.4397635 Report

Tiny tiny tiny letters. Fuck 'em.

INB4 Sloppy shitty paintjob
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)05:30 UTC+1 No.4397669 Report

>>4397635
>INB4 Sloppy shitty paintjob
That is beyond sloppy or shitty.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)05:34 UTC+1 No.4397673 Report

>>4397635
More like sloppy shitty everything.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)05:35 UTC+1 No.4397676 Report

>>4380868

is.... is that a fucking Zbot?
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)06:23 UTC+1 No.4397773 Report

>>4397417

I think Karen Araragi would work great for a Korra base.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)06:53 UTC+1 No.4397842 Report

>>4397673
Yeah I agree. It's my first custom. I had done research beforehand, but you don't really get a good grasps on the problems that may occur until you actually do it. It's a learning experience. I'll keep this mistakes in mind as I do later stuff.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)07:37 UTC+1 No.4397915 Report

>>4396590
Dutch Head, Duke Nukem Torso, and Bionic Commando Legs.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)08:08 UTC+1 No.4397991 Report

>>4394985
Holy shit, for a simple custom, this is looking incredible!
I'd make one myself but I don't have a Duke to butcher and I figure he's probably hard to get secondary.

What're you going to use for the helmet?
But seriously, great work, gonna keep checking on this.
Gonna get him a chainsaw?
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)11:56 UTC+1 No.4398200 Report

>>4397915
Shouldn't it be a muscular Marvel Legend for the toros, so it's not as bad as the Duke's?

>>4397635
Shoulda made a stencil, or maybe a transfer.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)14:50 UTC+1 No.4398310 Report

>>4388421
Someone should try this on the Tamashii flames make some purple ones.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)14:57 UTC+1 No.4398322 Report

New scrap plastic bot WIP.
Mostly kinder egg toys and a broken Sideswipe figure on a paracetamol bottle this time.
I am stumped for color scheme though, suggestions welcome.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)14:59 UTC+1 No.4398328 Report

Here's the rear view.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)16:51 UTC+1 No.4398469 Report

>>4396606
Trying to figure out a good way to make the helmet, I want it to be removable just because I like having little accessories with figures I make.

>>4397991
Having a hard time finding a 1/12 scale chainsaw :(

>>4398200
It seemed like an appropriately beefy torso, plus Duke upper and Bionic Commando lower boiled and popped together with zero modification, they had the exact same waste peg size.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)16:54 UTC+1 No.4398473 Report

>>4398469
I'd suggest making an extra helmeted head to swap on and off, unless you can make a recast. In which case you could just sculpt it and recast it in rubber.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)16:56 UTC+1 No.4398474 Report

>>4398473
interchangeable heads would really be easiest, I'm gonna dig through my part box some more.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)16:59 UTC+1 No.4398477 Report

>>4398474
Anything will work because of how much you're sculpting on, you could make a tiny head into a huge one. And remember, if the hole's too big fill it with hotglue.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)17:14 UTC+1 No.4398496 Report

>>4398474
I think you'll need to do 2 heads. Making a removable helmet would likely end up looking too large and have more of a "bobblehead" effect.
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Anonymous 09/04/14(Thu)18:47 UTC+1 No.4398697 Report

>>4398310
Some guy over on Futaba did exactly that, and it looked great. I don't have the picture on my phone, but it should be in the Figuarts Ryugen thread on /y/ (their /y/, not ours).
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Anonymous 09/05/14(Fri)19:33 UTC+1 No.4400746 Report

Hey people,

I got one of those Funko Legacy Jon Snow figures. All of his joints are in great shape and there's nothing about to break. However, the sockets on his hip joints are really wide, so the only thing keeping his legs on the clear plastic hip pegs is his skirt. Once I move the legs, they fall right off. It looks like they were just poorly molded.

Any ideas on how to fix that?
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Anonymous 09/06/14(Sat)03:12 UTC+1 No.4401500 Report

>>4398322

Just wanna say that if you're the anon that made the other junk bots, I absolutely love your work. Do you have any pics/link to albums of your past work? I'd love to take a look for inspiration
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Anonymous 09/06/14(Sat)21:34 UTC+1 No.4402859 Report

>>4401500
Thanks! I'll upload a bunch of pictures asap
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Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)01:02 UTC+1 No.4403194 Report

>>4401500
Three vitamin bottle bots
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Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)01:09 UTC+1 No.4403210 Report

Some Portal-inspired bots, early experiments. Apologies for shitty lighting.
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Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)01:10 UTC+1 No.4403216 Report

The big guy
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Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)03:28 UTC+1 No.4403408 Report

>>4397842
nah you're doing great for your first custom, I've been doing research too, if u have problems w/ the joints (looks like the paint is caked on) figurerealms has some tutorials. to stop paint chipping you have to file down the joint and apply some super glue after u repaint it.
I'm looking forward to the head model, how are you gonna do it? mold from scratch or mold hair onto an existing head and paint it white?
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Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)04:47 UTC+1 No.4403486 Report

Finally finished. First custom finally done. Pretty alright. Got a lot to learn though. It's very rough in some places. But it's a learning experience. I fucked up a lot as I was doing it. Need to keep a couple things in mind for the next time. Specifically paint rub control, better, thinner, and cleaner painting, and a more thorough prepping of the figure before I actually start.

Turns out, something as simple as a (mostly) simple paint job is actually not so simple at all.
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Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)04:48 UTC+1 No.4403489 Report

>>4403486
Pro tip for me in the future: DO NOT fuck with the face sculpts. Find a different head if the one you're using isn't quite right. Don't try to resculpt that shit yourself. It's REALLY hard, especially at that tiny tiny scale.
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Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)04:51 UTC+1 No.4403491 Report

>>4403489
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Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)04:51 UTC+1 No.4403492 Report

>>4403486
I think the face is the part that needs the most work.
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Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)04:53 UTC+1 No.4403497 Report

>>4403491
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Anonymous 09/07/14(Sun)04:57 UTC+1 No.4403503 Report

>>4403492
I absolutely agree with you. As I said, next time, just don't fuck with the face.
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Anonymous 09/08/14(Mon)14:11 UTC+1 No.4405950 Report

>>4347055
progress!
Actually it's pretty close to done. I have few things to do before I call it finished, but these pics give you the general idea of what I wanted this repaint to me. I'm pretty pleased with it so far. Gonna try to even out the gloss finish some more and a few other things.
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Anonymous 09/08/14(Mon)14:12 UTC+1 No.4405952 Report

>>4347055
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Anonymous 09/08/14(Mon)14:20 UTC+1 No.4405954 Report

>>4347055
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Anonymous 09/08/14(Mon)14:26 UTC+1 No.4405956 Report

>>4347055
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Anonymous 09/08/14(Mon)14:31 UTC+1 No.4405961 Report

>>4347055
done spamming pics...
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Anonymous 09/08/14(Mon)14:32 UTC+1 No.4405964 Report

>>4405950
I love it; you wouldn't happen to have MP G2 Sideswipe/Lambor with you to put the two together, would you?
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Anonymous 09/08/14(Mon)14:36 UTC+1 No.4405967 Report

>>4405964
Sadly, I've got every version of MP sideswipe EXCEPT for that one. Glad you like it!
I still hope an official G2 grimmy is released someday...
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Anonymous 09/09/14(Tue)22:05 UTC+1 No.4408870 Report

I hope this thread isn't dead

How would I go about adding joints to this figure? Is it do-able? Is that a tutorial somewhere? I know this was sorta talked about earlier in this thread but still, what do I do?
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Anonymous 09/09/14(Tue)22:09 UTC+1 No.4408881 Report

>>4405956
>>4405961
That's some clean ass paint. What'd you use?
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Anonymous 09/09/14(Tue)22:23 UTC+1 No.4408905 Report

>>4405954
How? That paint job rivals some super autist japanese gunpla builders.
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Anonymous 09/09/14(Tue)22:41 UTC+1 No.4408933 Report

>>4405950
>not using the red visor
What the fuck is wrong with you

Seriously, looks awesome, how'd you make it look so good
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Anonymous 09/09/14(Tue)22:46 UTC+1 No.4408939 Report

>>4405950
Visor needs to be red, and it needs the hazard stickers on the arms, maybe less red in the biker shorts.

Other than that, looks ace man. Really nice paint job, are you the anon who customized the other tfs with car paint and finish? Or the guy who made the red jazz?
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Anonymous 09/09/14(Tue)22:47 UTC+1 No.4408941 Report

>>4408870
>http://biomediaproject.com/
I hate to say it but Revoltech is the best bet for you. You basically cut every joint as flat as possible, get some greenstuff to stuff each hole up and then insert a revojoint inthere to make the impression and allow it to cure

I have zero experience with any other joint system, but this sounds pretty dooable IMHO
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Anonymous 09/09/14(Tue)22:49 UTC+1 No.4408945 Report

>>4408941
>get some greenstuff to stuff each hole up
Isn't that less durable than two part epoxie putty?
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)00:08 UTC+1 No.4409067 Report

>>4408941
>I hate to say it but Revoltech is the best bet for you.
Ah dang. I'm not a fan of revoltech joints. Are those the only do-able ones?
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)05:53 UTC+1 No.4409746 Report

>>4405961
Fantastic work on that paint job. Can you tell us how you did it?
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)05:56 UTC+1 No.4409752 Report

>>4409746
The blood of innocents.
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)06:06 UTC+1 No.4409766 Report

>>4408945
Oh yeah my bad, that would be a lot better - especially for revo joints

I just woke up so greenstuff was the word I grasped at for this solution
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)06:20 UTC+1 No.4409806 Report

>>4385123
You can mix the red and blue for purple. I did it for my airachnid's eyes, but then change my mind and made her eyes red.

You can't dilute these with future btw.
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Tassadar 09/10/14(Wed)06:31 UTC+1 No.4409822 Report

>>4396144
oh god name of the blue paint you used? so much want. looks close to testors true blue pearl which i used for my friends g2 grimlock
just WOW. amazing job man.

this is my tfp airachnid. cuz man that default figure is ass.
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)06:31 UTC+1 No.4409825 Report

>>4381735
bumping this
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)06:35 UTC+1 No.4409831 Report

>>4381671
find dowel that fits in the hole and is same size as that peg
cut that stump off
drill hole in leg for dowel
put dowel in, adjust the length so it fits into the crotch properly
glue

OR

take a small pin
drill hole into stump and into the crotch so the pin works as a connector.
glue the pin into the leg
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)06:36 UTC+1 No.4409835 Report

>>4381735
3d print it or get a ton of those generic ball joints. you'd need to make each segment though.
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)06:38 UTC+1 No.4409840 Report

Question, is milliput better, or green stuff? Can't afford aves fixit at the moment and only need a little bit.

Like to put in revoltech joints, and keep them articulated. which one bonds better and becomes more solid?
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)07:09 UTC+1 No.4409885 Report

>>4403216
I've never seen these trashbots before and honestly mistaken them for those 3A toy bots.
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)14:25 UTC+1 No.4410151 Report

>>4396635
>Is it the same paint Jin used on his megaman plamo?
I'm not sure, I didn't see/follow that project.
>>4408933
>>not using the red visor
>What the fuck is wrong with you
>Seriously, looks awesome, how'd you make it look so good
>>4408881
>That's some clean ass paint. What'd you use?
>>4408905
>How? That paint job rivals some super autist japanese gunpla builders.
>>4408939
>Visor needs to be red, and it needs the hazard stickers on the arms, maybe less red in the biker shorts.
>Other than that, looks ace man. Really nice paint job, are you the anon who customized the other tfs with car paint and finish? Or the guy who made the red jazz?
This is my first custom of any toy, period, and while I do love the red eyes in Dino mode, the chrome red visor pops a lot less than the straight bright red paint of the dino head eyes. The blue visor actually looks kinda better in person, but red is still nice.
Okay for the paint...here's what I did:
1.) disassemble *everything* and separate parts into groups/baggies so you don't lose shit
2.) Wash all parts to be painted with Dawn liquid dishsoap to make sure there was no grease or release agent on the parts. This is advice I got from paint guides and I'm not sure if it's 100% necessary since this is my first and only custom, just FYI. It worked well but was a big hassle to be honest.
3.) Mask off stuff that is too difficult to disassemble, I used a lot of clear tape because it clings more closely to the surface than some masking tapes (helps against overspray/bleeding edges) and for example the tampograph autubot symbol on his dino chest; it needed to be masked very precisely...I used an xacto blade to very gently cut edges around the tape once it had been applied over the symbol (clear tape was a good choice for that).
4.) I did NOT use a primer of any kind, except for on his black knees, and I may or may not have even needed it there.
5.) I sprayed multiple coats of model lacquer paint in metallic blue...
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)14:35 UTC+1 No.4410160 Report

>>4409746
>Fantastic work on that paint job. Can you tell us how you did it?
...following from post above:
the lacquer was tricky, if you spray too much it can go on dull, or too little and it can also go dull. I found a good first coat followed by a heavier wet coat the next day would give me a pretty good glossy finish with solid colour coverage. It took a lot of paint, as I'm a beginner and I had to re-coat pieces quite a few times to get it the way I wanted it. I'm not going to lie, it was a pain in the ass and I probably won't be doing another custom for quite a while. If I had to prime it, I'd probably just not bother, but the grey plastic of grimlock was a light enough tone that multiple coats of lacquer did a good job of covering it and looking solid/consistent.
All that said, since the parts were all painted in groups and had to be re-assembled after drying, some of the parts are a little glossier than others. I'm going to work on evening it out, but it's certainly not bad, and I'm probably just being a perfectionist about it, when it's not really necessary.
I also painted his red crotch parts because all grimlock releases have plastic and diecast parts in the crotch assembly. The diecast is painted and the plastic parts are just molded red (on retail releases, I mean). This always bugged me so I painted all mine to even out the colour.

It was fun, but also a shitload of work...I'm really lucky I didn't get any cat hair in the paint, we've got 2 maine coons and they shed like you wouldn't believe.
Anyway, I have a few issues to fix on it yet, I don't know when it'll be "done", but I'll try to post pics again on here if it happens soon.
Lemme know if you have any other questions for me. All of the painting was done with spraying, absolutely no brushes were used at any point, cuz I hate brush marks.
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)14:40 UTC+1 No.4410163 Report

>>4410160
Oh, and thanks a lot for the compliments... much appreciated after all the effort.
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)14:47 UTC+1 No.4410168 Report

>>4409822
Did you do a MP g2 Grimlock? Have you posted it before, I'd love to see it.
I kiiiiinda want to tell ppl precisely what type of paint I used, but part of me wants mine to stay unique, and it's not a super "creative" re-paint, so I don't want another person to duplicate it too easily. There are many metallic blues in the world, and they are all pretty ;)
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)15:05 UTC+1 No.4410179 Report

What do you guys think is a good paint for a beginners custom?
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)15:12 UTC+1 No.4410183 Report

>>4410179
What are you trying to do? Give ppl an detailed over view of what you're trying to achieve and then maybe you'll get some help.
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)17:10 UTC+1 No.4410279 Report

>>4410183
An old tmnt fig
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)17:12 UTC+1 No.4410280 Report

>>4410183
Like i wanna paint in unpainted details
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)18:07 UTC+1 No.4410342 Report

>>4409835
>generic ball joints
Are there any of those that can be locked in place by pushing them?
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)18:38 UTC+1 No.4410389 Report

I want to make a Mass Produced Eva Custom and use Revoltech because of their part-swap.
Mostly want to use the EVO eva body (upper), as it got far better articulation than the #118(middle left), for some relativly easy repaint. The stomach of unit 02, 03, 04 and 06 works, but not their back, that I need from the Revoltech #118 or the earlier Kaiyodos (middle right and down).

I haven't made any customs before, so how do I go about this?
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)18:45 UTC+1 No.4410396 Report

>>4410389
Also, the evas themselves
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)21:37 UTC+1 No.4410625 Report

>>4410396
>>4410389
Pics of the bottom one
https://www.flickr.com/photos/moonypics/2223415387/in/photostream/
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)21:51 UTC+1 No.4410650 Report

Hey is that guy who modded star-lords crotch still around? Still have pics and a how-to? The archive is down
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)22:33 UTC+1 No.4410700 Report

>>4410168
nah i did a g2 foc grim with the addon kits. could you email me the name? i would use it for a foc grimlock, and not MP
lightbringer.paladin@gmail.com
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)22:35 UTC+1 No.4410703 Report

>>4410279
>>4410280
go with acrylics, testors model masters [or standard] mixed with future is good, tamiya is good, as is citadel.
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)22:37 UTC+1 No.4410706 Report

>>4410342
to be honest im not sure, i just kill legends/cyberverse/minicon figures for ball joints.
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Anonymous 09/10/14(Wed)23:58 UTC+1 No.4410805 Report

>>4409885
Fuck me, that's an awesome thing to read. Made my day, thanks!
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Anonymous 09/12/14(Fri)21:05 UTC+1 No.4413642 Report

I know the mobips are completely horrible and worthless but, would they make good bases for customs?
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)00:51 UTC+1 No.4413845 Report

Revoltech Velociraptor finished and photoshoot
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)00:53 UTC+1 No.4413848 Report

>>4413845
I'll start off by showing his bad side
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)00:54 UTC+1 No.4413849 Report

>>4413848
neck is another eyesore, but he gets a nice range of motion
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)00:55 UTC+1 No.4413850 Report

>>4413848
>>4413845
Would partswap

What was the process of making it?
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)00:55 UTC+1 No.4413851 Report

>>4413849
and down.....
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)00:56 UTC+1 No.4413852 Report

>>4413851
crouching
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)00:58 UTC+1 No.4413854 Report

>>4413852
and standing...ok fuck this boring shit
time for some fun
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)00:59 UTC+1 No.4413856 Report

>>4413854
Raptor Goldstein, attorney at law
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)01:00 UTC+1 No.4413857 Report

>>4413856
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)01:02 UTC+1 No.4413859 Report

>>4413857
"Better run fleshy, delicious human!"
"Nuuu my college entrance exams are tomorrow!"
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)01:03 UTC+1 No.4413863 Report

>>4413859
"got one"
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)01:04 UTC+1 No.4413865 Report

>>4413863
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)01:05 UTC+1 No.4413870 Report

>>4413865
2lewd

/raptor spam
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)01:13 UTC+1 No.4413884 Report

>>4413850
I probably should've taken some WIP pics to show how. a lot of it is just carving out bits of plastic with printmaking carving tools. drilling the holes and trying to get the right tightness for the revo joints was a pain.

good points are that the plastic on the Papo velociraptor is pretty soft so it's easy to cut and carve. and the base plastic color is a gray that doesn't really need to be painted.
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)01:32 UTC+1 No.4413914 Report

This is a relatively minor one, but something I'm still proud of: A Mega Bloks mini-fig scaled Dragon's Tooth, from Radical Larry's Skeletal Bonfire Text Adventure.
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)01:36 UTC+1 No.4413922 Report

>>4413914
All it took was a plastic "Bear Claw" that you could probably find at Michael's, a half-inch of 3mm rod, a bit of cutting, and some very strong glue.
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)01:37 UTC+1 No.4413924 Report

>>4413922
"Let your figures recreate all of your favourite GIT GUD GG NO RE moments!"
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)02:18 UTC+1 No.4413972 Report

>>4397635
Unless you're the same guy who posted this http://imgur.com/a/HtDzS on reddit then I don't think that's yours.
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Tassadar 09/13/14(Sat)03:01 UTC+1 No.4414020 Report

Crosshairs with the shapeways guns
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)08:03 UTC+1 No.4414383 Report

>>4397472
3a spartan
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)12:12 UTC+1 No.4414522 Report

>>4413924
I can hear it.
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)15:49 UTC+1 No.4414718 Report

>>4414522
Can ya smell what Havel is cookin'?
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)16:01 UTC+1 No.4414739 Report

>>4414020
>sandpaper textures
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Anonymous 09/13/14(Sat)16:53 UTC+1 No.4414832 Report

>>4414020
dat dry bush horror
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Anonymous 09/15/14(Mon)08:34 UTC+1 No.4417864 Report

>>4413642
iirc the joints were fine, it's just the sculpts that were the problem. If you can find them for cheap, they might make for a good starting point.
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Anonymous 09/15/14(Mon)20:30 UTC+1 No.4418663 Report

>>4347055
I'd like to see somebody turn an Agent J figure into Will Smith from FPoBA.
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Anonymous 09/16/14(Tue)23:30 UTC+1 No.4420740 Report

>>4418663
It would be great if someone used that head and sculpted some larger, removable sunglasses over them.
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Anonymous 09/17/14(Wed)00:11 UTC+1 No.4420822 Report

>>4418663
>Two left hands
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Anonymous 09/17/14(Wed)11:44 UTC+1 No.4421729 Report

I bought this blank Portal turret today so I decided to turn it to stone
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Anonymous 09/18/14(Thu)03:11 UTC+1 No.4423341 Report

Finished painting this guy. Singer Sewing Machine Ninja?
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Anonymous 09/18/14(Thu)05:50 UTC+1 No.4423663 Report

>>4380564
That Duffman is going great, so go fuck yourself.
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Anonymous 09/18/14(Thu)06:14 UTC+1 No.4423709 Report

>>4421729
i love that.
It's an ancient guardian for a forgotten "temple" that is about to pounce on its first trespassers in 1000 years.
PAINT THAT FUCKING EYE SO IT LOOKS LIKE ITS ABOUT TO TURN ON!!
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Anonymous 09/18/14(Thu)06:16 UTC+1 No.4423711 Report

Any figures I could use as the base for these guys?
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Anonymous 09/18/14(Thu)07:58 UTC+1 No.4423911 Report

>>4421729
That looks awesome man!

I painted up this halo dude earlier this week.
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Anonymous 09/18/14(Thu)08:10 UTC+1 No.4423926 Report

>>4423911
>>4423709
Thanks guys, I'm really proud of it.
I considered putting a red light in it before painting it, so it would shine through, but I'm not that crafty.
Basically all this took was a (shoddy) even coat of charcoal textured spraypaint, strategic super glue placement and throwing fake moss at it.
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Anonymous 09/18/14(Thu)08:15 UTC+1 No.4423933 Report

>>4423926
>strategic super glue placement
>not using semen.

I am disappoint.
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Anonymous 09/18/14(Thu)08:17 UTC+1 No.4423938 Report

>>4423933
I can't perform that well.
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Anonymous 09/20/14(Sat)05:36 UTC+1 No.4427902 Report

>>4423341
I love these junkbots. I gotta try doing this sometime.
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Anonymous 09/20/14(Sat)23:58 UTC+1 No.4429062 Report

>>4423911
How do you get the metal so shiny?
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Anonymous 09/21/14(Sun)14:51 UTC+1 No.4429975 Report

>>4429062
Not him, but I would guess alternating layers of gloss and color.
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Anonymous 09/23/14(Tue)07:27 UTC+1 No.4433957 Report

>>4421729
That looks cool! The moss is a nice touch.
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Anonymous 09/23/14(Tue)07:29 UTC+1 No.4433959 Report

>>4423711
bumping this
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Anonymous 09/23/14(Tue)11:21 UTC+1 No.4434111 Report

>>4433957
Thanks, man
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Anonymous 09/24/14(Wed)08:22 UTC+1 No.4435828 Report

>>4433959
Given how simple they are, couldn't you just build them from scratch?
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Anonymous 09/24/14(Wed)10:34 UTC+1 No.4435931 Report

>>4435828
I was hoping there were enough suited or trenchcoated figures to serve as a base.
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