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Post your custom projects here! Mods & fixes, scratchbuilds, kitbashes, repaints, 3D printed stuff - whatever's on your worktable.

Offer tips and advice, ask for help, post tutorials/guides, and have fun!
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Here's some tips from the previous threads:

Beginners: practice on cheap figures first.

For sculpting on figures: use 2-part epoxy putty like Aves apoxie or fixit.

For tools: try a basic carving/sculpting set like the kind arts & crafts stores have, and calipers for symmetry.
Dental tools have also been said to work well.
Also, using a Dremel is recommended. Minimites (the small $20-25 ones) are fine for starting out, but the battery life is poor. Upgrade to a corded one only if you want to get deeper into customizing. They are useful for stuff outside of the hobby though, so it's a good investment regardless. A flex shaft attachment on a Dremel is a godsend and relatively inexpensive. The grinding shield is also pretty useful, but you can improvise one using a cut open soda bottle. Wear a dust mask and dremel in a well ventilated area.

For paints: use acrylics. Paint in multiple, thin coats. Brands like Vallejo/P3/Citadel are recommended, because of pigment quality. Shake/stir the bottles/pots before using to ensure uniform pigment in the paint.

Use a sealer when finished to protect your work. There are matte varieties and sealers that give a glossy look. As with painting, use multiple thin coats.
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Previous thread >>7173326
Also, there is a guide in the works, by mellow

http://pastebin.com/yiZV3s0R

Give feedback/critiques to help improve it
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I was looking through my old computer and found many past works from previous Custom General threads. I'll compile them over the next few days and post some here.
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>>7232500
http://www.modernsynthesist.com/2012/04/how-to-sculpt-tools-of-trade.html
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>>7232497
oh my god somebody made an MC Ride custom? I'm listening to Beware right now
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https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3166640

Most of my stuff is SLA-only but this one can be FDM printed. Make your own DTAs
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>>7232759
It’s the base I used for Ninja and I have more in the works.
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>>7232760
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Hi guys. I'm currently redoing some of my old customs with the new body types I've been making. Here's a new version of my Iris Heart, now with more voluptuous proportions.
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>>7232835
Here's another pose. I' m still tweaking her range of motion so that she can cross her legs, but I might just make a solid crossed-legs piece like the upcoming Warspite figma has instead.
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Are there 3D models of the Revoltech joints or the Hobby Base joints that I could use to test how they would fit on a printed model?
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I bought a cloak for my 6 inch action figure. Now I would like it to look war torn... what's a good effective way to get that look?
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>>7233384
Rough it up with sandpaper, especially around the edges. Stain it with various reds and browns to simulate blood and dirt stains.
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>>7232497
Man, that OP takes me back. I remember it being used 4 or 5 times.
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>>7232840
ass tech is outta this world
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>>7233372
Thingiverse has some figma joints.
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>>7232497
Oh shit, what the hell is that I'm the top left? I want that body
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>>7234353
Sorry, I realized right after posting that's the Markov Evolve body, my bad.
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OK, I remember a while ago somebody mentioned how to cut a shield out of an acrylic sheet, but how do you make something with a slight curve to it? I'm pretty sure I can just sculpt the details on the front with milliput, but it'd suck if the whole thing were flat.
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>>7234552
Find a glass bottle, use putty to bend over the curve, and sculpt basic shield and then break it. Or use silicon release.
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>>7234562
So make the entire thing out of putty? It'd probably be 4-5" tall and weight might start being an issue at that point, I was hoping to use plastic because it'd be lighter.
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>>7234587
Perhaps heat up the plastic around some type of bottle?
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>>7234594
Hm. I was thinking of using harder plastic, but yeah something softer would probably be better all around.
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>>7234552
Just use HIPS sheets aka plateplate. Thinner sheets are already flexible on their own and you can stack them using plastic/model cement. You just need a straight piece to reinforce and hold the shape because it is flexible. Ask gunpla guys for more info
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I'm planning on buying and customizing this guy but i'm not sure on what to do. I'm thinking on giving him a really dark blue wash on the body to darker the plastic and then drybrushing a lighter blue. I will cut the belt and glue it higher on the torso and put a really light orange wash in the yellow parts. Will it look good? I'm not sure how drybruhing and wash look when put together in this way
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>>7234552
Just about any plastic can be bent with heat. You could also use metal, like a tin cookie sheet.
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>>7234633
>thigh swivels 1/4 inch above the belts on his thighs
but why?
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>>7235576
Think you meant to reply to
>>7234739

And also, what the FUCK, you're right! Who would do that? There is an obvious place to hide the swivel RIGHT THERE. How do you screw that up?
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>>7235576
>>7235819
It's because they use the same generic base for multiple figures.
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>>7235576
>>7235819
>>7235859
The straps are floating. You can glue them to line up with the thigh swivel.
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>>7235819
whoops you're right

>>7235863
oh thats good
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I need some paint advice. Got this figure today and when I moved the visor it got stuck and chipped off a bit of the copper paint (the two white marks).
I'm not quite sure what colour to use to fix it now.
Should I try to match the copper tone, which I think is gonna be pretty hard and look weird when not done well, or just use a dark grey to match the weathering on the helmet?
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>>7236294
Yeah, make it look like battle damage.
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Turning K2SO into a necron baddie
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>>7236674
oooh, that seems like it would work pretty dang well
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>>7236674
Oh my God please do!
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>>7236674
That's a really cool idea!
Might actually steal that...
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Which balljoints do you guys think are the best both in quality and availability?
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Head sculpt coming along still need to sand it so it’s abit rough right now
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X-23 kitbash I put together out of Pepper Potts and X-23. For the collar I used the classic Deadpool's choker and cut it up. Wish worked out well. As for the medallion I cut out a piece from the vintage wave Black Widow and for the belt I used another Black Widow Belt and removed the decal with acetone. The arms might get swapped out in the future with Ms Marvel/Carl Danvers from the target three pack. But As for now it's done.
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>>7240367
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>>7240260
What kind of putty are you using?
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>>7240468
Some really old aves apoxie sculpt that’s why I think it’s so rough to work with and it takes forever to cure. I’ve had luck sanding it to shape though.
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>>7236674
>>7240260
It's funny that you're doing this, I was going to make a Necron a year or so ago and I was going through some redesigns and literally everything I came up with looked so much like K2SO that I got mad and quit because I thought people would think I just kitbashed him. I really dig the lanky Necrons from the art, it's a shame the minis look like such ass. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
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>>7232835
Croix, this might be a dream out of reach, but is there a chance you might be willing to sell/make customs for an ordinary person?
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Are Phicen and Hottoys neck pegs different? I bought an alternate head for my HotToys Black Widow off eBay but the head won't fit, anybody got a quick fix?
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How does talc and superglue compare to an actual modelling putty for filling bubble holes in resin casts?

I've got some generic blue/yellow putty, and some of GW's liquid greenstuff, but never been able to get a result I'm satisfied with while using it.

I head the talc+superglue method was actually really good, and since what I'm filling is going to be painted white after I'd rather stay light than risk dark patches showing through the paint.
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Redid the face, like it a lot more now
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>>7240786
Yeah the models are squatty and hideous. Probably why I don’t own any
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>>7242751
Don't quit your day job man.
Keep refining that, looks like you're half assing it.
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>>7242794
Eh, it all looks really rough cause I haven’t gone in to sand anything
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Guys, does anyone here have that image explaining how to change the shoulder joint for the Guts black swordsman figma? If I'm not mistaken the new joint was the new system, in the place of the old one.
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Anyone know how I can make a custom Headmaster unit for a Power of the Primes legends class figure like Tailgate? I know the Prime master figures can ride inside him, but I think they'd be to big for his body if I just added a connection hole.
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Doing a custom with Figure Rise Standard Frieza.
Paint doesn't stick very well. Any advice?
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>>7247153
what paint are you using?
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>>7245373
I'm sorry, my man, but this is the kind of idea you are not ready to make if you are asking on a way to make it.
Do you have a plan to do it? Have you considered using a dianaut for the body?
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>>7247153
Just in case, you did sand/prime the surface right?
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>>7247161
Testors acrylic
>>7247207
That's what I was wondering if I should sand the whole thing because the surface is so smooth.
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>>7232497
Repaint of the Black Series Gamorrean Guard
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>>7247220
yeah you should lightly sand it so the paint can grip on the sculpt better
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What dremel should I buy? All I want to do is some hip mods on marvel legends.
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>>7247403
https://www.amazon.com/Tacklife-PCG01B-3-7V-Cordless-Rotary/dp/B075N68KRZ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1542430097&sr=8-4&keywords=cordless+rotary+tool
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>>7247403
>>7247403
I use this one personally. Works great!
https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-7300-N-MiniMite-4-8-Volt-Two-Speed/dp/B003TU0XFU
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new to this, is there a gallery anywhere of all the cool shit people here have made?
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Been working on this one for a while...
1/12 silicone body. Kind of like a Realdoll
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>>7248751
Here's a backside shot
Forgot to mention that I had just taken it out of the mold when I took these.
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>>7248754
The butt is squishable
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>>7248751
Bruh, you have some real unlucky timing >>7249205
Also it looks like the feet are backwards
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>>7248751
Out of curiosity, how much in materials did this cost you to make?

Also, either your feet are on the wrong legs or the toes did not completely fill the molds. What sort of mold did you use for the silicone?
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Hey,

I am desperately looking for a few pieces I saw on someone's custom. They made this Doctor Doom and I need to know what body they used.

I would be so fucking grateful if someone could clue me in on this body because I know the head is the run of the mill Doctor Doom Marvel Legends.
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>>7249622
2
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>>7249622
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>>7249622
DC collectibles Batman v Superman Armored Batman
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>>7249622
>>7249629
Okay so! Just realized while posting this that the body is one of the Armored Batman figures from Batman Vs. Superman.

Just need to know specifically which one it is now.
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>>7249639
>>7249629
>>7249622
Here's the included accessories just in case it helps
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>>7248755
heh nice
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>>7249639
>>7249659
Bitch I already told you
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>>7249667
Oh shit thanks man. You just made my year.
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>>7249679
Glad I could help
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>>7249622
>>7249689
>>7249667
AAAA
And it turns out I already own the figure that the head comes from!!

Everything is coming up anon.
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>>7249606
It didn't really cost anything at all, as this was just a test casting using stuff that was lying around. I used a mold made of unused corn starch that I had in a cupboard and some leftover platinum silicone from a friend who had used a silicone that was too soft. I also used armature wire that was pretty much free as well.
And yes, the feet were installed backwards. this particular casting was a bit of an impulse cast to see if such a figure was possible, and I had mixed the silicone before noticing that they were on backwards.

>>7249501
Yee, I had this particular project planned for like 3 years and never got to it until like 2 days ago. Spent a day scuplting the body then casting it. Bit of a shame, but I had pretty niche ideas planned (such as elf girls), so I'm still going to pursue this project.
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>>7232835
Here's and update on the Iris Heart I'm working on. I've blocked in some of the colors I'll be using, and also made her a dominatrix style cap.
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>>7249851
...and here's some of the work I just put in today. Still need to complete the black parts, and I've got some material that might work as flexible garter straps.

>>7240922
I still need to improve my castings to the point where I could feel comfortable selling them. As is, they're filled with holes and surface dimpling that require lots of post-cast clean up. One of these days I'll look into getting a pressure pot or vacuum degasser.
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Anyone recommend where I can buy green grass mats for dioramas?
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>>7249859
Hobby Lobby sells them in rolls I think. Another option is to get some faux fur and dye it green if you want taller grasses.
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I would like to make a sculpt for my mom of her as a clown, but I don't know where to start. Should I just repaint a funko pop and kill myself or are there better ideas?
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>>7249859
Maybe not exactly what you are looking for, but i wanted to share it in this thread anyway. Saw this being used live this weekend and the results are really impressive

https://youtu.be/KGfc5evxb5Q
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>>7250035
Maybe try thatsmyface to get her head and use a clown figure as he body?
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>>7250051
>thatsmyface
i like this but it would mean a lot more to me and as a gift if I did it myself
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>>7250053
>clown figure of mother
Okay, so anon’s into that-
>gift to mother
...U wot?

In all seriousness, the question is whether you KNOW you can make the figure of her head already. If you aren’t 100% sure, do thatsmyface to get a better-looking figure. You don’t want to make something that looks like crap.
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>>7234353
Markov from Evolve, tried to make him into an Enclave soldier and gave him a Ron Perlman head.
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>>7249738
tell us more about your niche ideas anon

>>7249877
you can't really synthetic faux fur without melting the fibers though. that looks like a cool idea tho
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>>7248751
NEAT! how is it articulated?
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>>7250116
Had ideas such as a body with tanlines, freckles, etc., A possible Na'vi body, and other different colored variants (red, green, blue, ect) for bodies.

I had also designed this sort of quintiplegic girl mech (which I think I showed here), and was hoping to expand on the idea.
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>>7249857
Another update here, got most of the black parts painted. Next step is to add some details to her outfit.
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>>7252711
Also, I got some new waterslide decals from HLJ. I'm working on some more expressions for Iris after some experimenting with a tattoo set on one of my old customs.
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>>7252711
>>7252717
God bless you, you absolute madman, this looks incredible.
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>>7250116
Even if you don't use dye, you can color the fur using acrylic paint. Just apply it with a brush, then work it in using a comb. It's a technique that model railroad guys use, but it should scale up if you need it to.
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Made Phascomon's claws last night. They need some touchups and sanding. This hand is just a pattern test, I'm waiting on some supplies to come in the mail before I can make the real ones.

>>7252711
>>7252717
Looks like she could use a bit more sanding, but overall its damn impressive.

>>7254703
Shit you're right. I was thinking "Acrylic paint makes fur all stiff and coarse", but that's totally irrelevant for dioramas
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>>7249622
this was up on Ebay, It would me lice to have own
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So I want to run some wire through some hinge joints.
I want to keep as much range of motion as possible, and maximize repetition of motion without the wire snapping inside and breaking the connection.
I have seen conductive thread at my local electronics shop. Obviously the stuff they carry there is probably cheap shit, but I was wondering if a stronger version of that would be more durable than using a high gauges multi-stranded wire? I know a big issue with stranded wire is the copper will eventually snap overtime, thus breaking the connection. I figure conductive thread could get past this issue, but I imagine the coating may wear off?
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>>7255087
Maybe bead stringing wire like Beadalon?
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https://twitter.com/FandaiCustoms

Wow, shitty work
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>>7255099
Not a bad idea actually. Those are made of steel wire, which will hold up to the abuse.
Only question is soldering to it to tiny LED pads.
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>>7255087
Regular copper wire shouldn't suffer from fatigue if it's like just 90 to 135 degree bends


I wonder if you can use a pair of washers as slip rings at the joint.
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>>7255087
If you want absolutely indestructible wire then go to a phone repair shop and look for "diamond wire" for slicing phone screens free from the glue on the motherboard. It's impossible to cut with scissors, you'll need dukes. Also don't wrap it around your finger because you can cut all the way to (through) the bone if you jerk it. It can be tied around things, looped like fishing line, etc. Imagine the thickness of a human hair but the strength of a steel rod.
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>>7255343
Here's a pic of the stuff. You can also kill someone with it, nearly decapitating someone by just making a simple loop. Cuts right through all muscle, tendons, larnyx, arteries, right down to the spinal column.
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>>7255340
Steel is tougher than copper but it is far weaker in fatigue strength(repetitive loading). The inbetween is aluminum wire , something they do use in the electronics.
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What would be a good base to make a teen titans Robin custom? Has to be short an skinny and not very expensive.
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What would be a good method to give an Iron Man figure a blue glowing effect? All the figurarts come with stark white eyes, and only plain clear plastic covering silver arc reactors. Has anyone here tried giving one a proper blue look on those parts? Is there some sort of clear blue, plastic friendly paint?
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>>7255983
That would be tamiya clear blue acrylic paint.
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>>7255983
clear nail polish and blue food dye
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>>7256168
amnd how woudl that be applied? would it like noramlal coating or perhaps as such the image
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>>7255855
You could use a spectacular spiderman figure as a base. All you'd have to do is take the head off a ttg robin, shave down the mouth and nose, and resculpt the features onto the head in more accurate positions.
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>>7252711
Goddamnit Croix, why do you have to be so good at this?
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>>7250657
>quintuple amputee

How exactly does that work in your mythos? Is her consciousness uploaded to a computer system or is an artificial brain running the biological systems of breathing, heartbeat, metabolism, etc without a personality, like a cybernetic drone?
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>>7256228
It's a two-step process that requires and airbrush. First paint the light port solid bright white. Then use an airbrush to lightly highlight around that with bright white. Airbrush Tamiya clear blue over those areas next
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What materials to use to make fake action figures?

Are there any tutorials how to make whole own action figures?
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>>7247260
Great job

What were they thinking making this
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>>7256880
Great thanks. The body shape is perfect for it
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Apparently the new Huawei Mate Pro phone has build in 3D capture system that you can import into your favorite 3D sculpting program and 3D print into reality. Think of it as like a reverse 3D printer that takes physical object and turn it into 3D model

The resolution is not quite there yet for us to be able to take 3D picture of a figure we like, resize appropriately and then 3D print the parts for custom, but hopefully it would develop in the next 2-3 years to become feasible.
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>>7257226
The app ‘Qlone’ does it too for an iPhone, but requires printing out a proprietary checkered sheet to rotate your camera around. The trick is to have the sheet glued to cardboard or foamboard on a rotating platform. I rigged mine using a fidget spinner and some silicone rubber to grip the board.
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>>7252711
can I get a peek at the joints in the hips?
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>>7257089
typically resin, just go on youtube and look up how to make and cast resin figures.
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>>7257056
Well I don't have an airbrush. I'll figure something else out.
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>>7257897
Sure, when I get home tonight I'll post a pic. It's just two modified figma hip joints that are spaced apart though. So instead of 1 y-shaped joint there are 2 j-shaped joints.
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In the last year my son has gotten super into pic related but it seems the line kinda died off a while ago. I'm thinking about spending the money to get a few of the more unique minifig pieces so I can start molding some of the current and iconic wrestlers. Anyways I was wondering how I should go about making faces for them. I do have an airbrush but I feel like trying to stencil faces that small would be a pain. I was also looking at: https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/91225-how-to-diy-decals/
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Starting small with a little statuettes first then scale it up and start making them really fetishy

>hey kid wanna buy a cumflation desk figure?


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>>7257897
>>7258348
Okay here's what it looks like. Different figure but the joint system is the same. This setup lends itself to a lot more flexibility so you'd probably want to add a thigh swivel as well.
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>>7258831
Reminds me of Shinki hips. Good to know!
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>>7258831
I'm surprised Max Factory or Bandai has never tried a system like that themselves. Closest I can think of is some of the MonsterArts, but that doesn't really count. Does it work for more slender bodies, or do you need the wide hips to accommodate the joints?
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>>7257277
Can you get a detailed headsculpt of 1/6th character and scale it down to 1/12th with the app? I'm really curious
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>>7258844
>Shinki hips
That was my inspiration to begin with lol. I was initially trying to adapt their full range of motion to a figma body, but it interfered with the butt shape so this was the compromise.

>>7258846
It could work with a more slender build, but you'd have to place the joints closer together, which would make the hips area more fragile. I'm sure it's feasible with the right sculpt.
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My 3rd ever mod, nearly done.
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>>7259570

PS: What's the best way to clean this? It was a seam line gap that filled up with dirt until I got it right.
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>>7258569
>Anyways I was wondering how I should go about making faces for them. I do have an airbrush but I feel like trying....

Maybe printable water slide decals?
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>>7260015
Oh fuck you're making Meruem nice
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Yikes I hope it isn't out of place asking this here, but would this be a good place to talk about commissioning custom action figures?
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>>7260156
yeah, shame a figure of him doesn't exist so I had to!
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Anyone know a good paint color I can use to cover up this purple dot on my menace figure?
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>>7260391
nice titty birthmark
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>>7260391
never mind I just use polish remover
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Got Moonracer and ended up modifying her a bit to better suit my tastes.
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>>7232555
IT GOES
IT GOES
IT GOES

YUH
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>>7260015
Nice. Are you going to give him overly-detailed junk like the manga version?

>>7260164
You'd hardly be the first. Give us an idea of what you want and your budget.
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>>7259570
What kind of mod am I supposed to see here?

>>7259573
Carve it out, seam weld runner bits into it
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I ordered an azusa figma recently ,but when it arrived it was busted in numerous ways, including the hand being broken off inside the arm hole. Since I dont think I'm getting a refund , I wanna turn it into venom snake azusa. I'm new to customs what materials should I use for it if I want a similar visual consistancy and is making jointed arms possible/easy
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>>7260818
Well my budget is around $250-300 (if that's not enough I can go higher) and all I'd want is a custom Shigeo Kageyama from Mob Psycho 100.
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>>7260818
no because in the later drawings he doesn't have it. But I will make the shoulder design based on the manga with the extra circle
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>>7260947
Just get a bootleg saitama off ebay for the head, and stick it on figma ichiro.
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Figuarts White Dragon Ranger... / Lord Drakkon and the Wip of my Ranger Slayer.
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>>7261097
Well that body's too tall and the Satamia figma head looks awful and not much like Mob.
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>>7261152
>>7261158
oh god....
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>>7261158
yikes
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>>7247153
>>7260015
I knew that "cap" on Frieza's head and the choice of barefeet were too specific to be a coincidence. Awesome to see someone make a custom Meruem.
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What do you guys do when you need only one piece for a custom but don't want to buy the figure that has that figure?
I only need the heads of CW Wheeljack and TR Sentinel but don't feel like buying and reselling them after finishing.
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>>7257089
Jincustom.com has you covered. Choose "guides and tutorials" on the left menu
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>>7261847
look for the cheapest despite long delivery time or bid on ebay. If only one piece of the figure is used, leave it for another custom
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>>7261921
Ive been out of the loop for a while, does everyone still hate you?
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>>7262560
Fuck off, Milo-anon.
You don't even have the skills to make a small mod.
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>>7259693
Thanks! That seems like the best way to go about it
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>>7262560
you know anon, Jin's work may be mediocre, but at some point I wonder what the purpose of your comment even is.
low hanging fruit isn't all that sweet
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Not sure if this board fits with my issue but I'll try it.
Somehow lost it's arm for some reason.
Is there any way I could replace it with Gunpla arms?
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>>7265581
The hell is this?
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>>7265581
Could you back up a little? I can't tell what that is. As to your question, you should be able to install a gunpla arm if the joint has something to plug into, and the arm itself has good clearance.
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Asking for someone with experience modding balljoints before I fuck this up.
I want to relocate the slot through which the male balljoint goes out but I want to make sure the balljoint is not left unusable afterwards. I thought of using some polystyrene to patch it afterwards but since there's not space to carve out some extra support I'm wary about it just falling off.
What do?
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>>7269371
>>7269381
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>>7270838
That thing looks pretty cool - something out of Five Star Stories, I assume? If all that is missing is the right hand, then you could probably replace it with a gundam hand (they sell the hands by themselves) but I would try looking for the lost hand first and attempt a repair of that.
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>>7262870
wtf is this? is that a gold card from bm64?
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>>7270887
It's gone from the box
The peg on it can't even fit with a gunpla hand (I checked it)
Are there companies who sell female connector mecha hands in 1 100 scale?
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>>7270960
I would take one of the gunpla hands, cut off the peg, and drill a hole into it instead. You might also need some epoxy putty to reinforce the hole's perimeter. I think kotobukiya makes 1/100 scale hands with their MSG line.
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>>7271249
I don't know why nobody does reviews of these hands kits without measuring their length with a ruler, like an actual physical ruler with centimeters and millimeters.
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After taking a break to work on my novel, I'm going back to a project of creating an ogre. Here you see three different attempts of hair, with style, color, and scultping medium.
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So I'm planning on starting a "poster version" Rodan soon, using the Marvel legends Sauron as the base. My big problem is that his legs are way too long. Anyone have any suggestions on what figures might have some reptilian, and preferably articulated, legs to use as a replacement?
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>>7270929
it is
good eye
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i cant believe it worked lmao
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>>7271649
But you can't see his legs in the poster. :-P

The only shorter legs I can think of would be from 1:18 Lizard figures. But considering Rodan is a guy in a costume in the movie, I would build up the torso and bring down the crotch a little.

Otherwise, you can cut material from the center of the leg and glue it back together.
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So I have 2 questions:

1.)What's an effective way to make action figure skin look more realistic, kind of like pic related? Im casting parts with epoxy resin and I'd like to add some realism like the sort of visible 'capillaries' on this Hot Toys figure. I tried adding dried ground up pinkish paint flakes to my flesh colored epoxy during castings to see if I could get a similar look, but it didn't work out well. Anybody got any ideas for how this realism can be achieved?

2.) How durable is a printed ABS joint? I'm thinking of printing a few figma joints that are up on Thingiverse, but pla is too brittle. Has anyone tried printing a joint in ABS, and are they functionable/durable?
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>>7272353
Why not buy Hobby Base joints instead?
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>>7272353
For that kind of effect, I'd get a very thin red, a toothbrush, and do the brush flick thing gently
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>>7272515
I have a printer, and I don't want to wait a month for only a few joints to be delivered.
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>>7272772
then fucking print some joints and see if they work or not, goddamn it why do people always come here and ask fucking simple ass questions when they could just trial and error shit like the rest of us?
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>>7272797
Because the point of these threads is to be able to share knowledge and give advice, along with showing off what you're working on. Sure, I can understand there being frustration around having to say the same thing every thread (personally I'm kind of fed up with people repeatedly asking how to fix warped figure), but who are you to take the process of inquiry from a thread that is practically oriented around it? Especially when my particular question has not been covered in this thread, or other archived threads that I've been looking in?
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>>7272831
>some guy on thingiverse made these and they work for him
>hey guys do you think these would work?

why not just use hobby base joints?

>because I have the capability of making these things that are already confirmed to work by the guy who made them

so just do that?

>THE POINT OF THESE THREADS IS TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE AND GIVE ADVICE !!!
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>>7271656
thanks, im a big fan and always wanted to make the cast as simple figures, but im not sure if they would translate into 3d or not. where did you find some an obscure gif?
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>>7272843
So smebody shit in your orange juice. Good to know, cunt.
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customized this bike for Batman. it was fun
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Found a bootleg bodykun for a few dollars. Whats a cool idea to turn him into?
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>>7273726
I wanted to make a mazoku yusuke out of those, never got around to it
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>>7273726
Skin tone? Black? Gray? Also, is it the older version or the deluxe one with sculpted toes and comes with swords and a shield? Depending on which one you got there are tons of possibilities, but ask yourself: what have YOU always wanted that could be done using a Body-kun?
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>>7272898
I found the gif on a random /v/ thread
and I think the cast would translate pretty well into 3d
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I have always wanted to get into kitbashing, and I found this vile toy on clearance (the toy has a better looking face than she did in the game, how did they get it so wrong?), and decided that it was too cheap to pass on and not a toy I would want to keep original. so, this is my foot in the door kitbashing project. any tips or tricks for the biggest noob around? I'm thinking cyborging her out. give her a robot eye, limbs, ect,ect.
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>>7271649
>>7271983
What this guy said, Rodan's torso should be really long and his crotch should be lower. It varies between appearances but he sometimes has wing tissue connecting to his legs from his wings. If you shrink his legs instead of changing his torso its gonna look weird.
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>>7273860
>>7274100
Gave him a sword. Honestly nothing feels loose, might try to make some clothes for him
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Where do I find 1/12 swords?
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>>7252711
>>7252717
More progress on this, I added some garter straps and dyed her hair again. I was going for a gradient from purple to light blue, but I ended up using too much purple I think. It looked a lot better right after I dyed it, but I guess the color seeped downward as it dried.
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>>7275615
You can see the gradient better from these shots. I also started working on her chain-sword weapon.
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>>7275491
HLJ and amiami sell 1/12 scale katana sets. As for broadswords/cutlasses/etc, you usually just get them from other figures. What kind of sword were you looking for?
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>>7258831
how do you keep the joints from precessing around?
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>>7275685
The friction of the joint connection will prevent movement, and the shape of the thigh piece limits the range. But the whole point of the setup is to fudge the rotational axes a little anyway, so that I can cheat a little with the posing angles.
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>>7275637
Don't exactly know what kind just so long as it's not a katana. Was looking for something with a gold color scheme
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>>7275768
Kotobukiya has, I think, two MSG kits with swords.
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>trying to make a two parts mold with blue stuff
>it's never soft enough to properly push a piece into it
STANDING
ON THE EEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDGGGGGEEEEE
OF
THE CRATER
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>>7277262
Honestly, I gave up with the oyumaru stuff and just went on to silicon moulds, I have had far better results from it.
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>>7277282
What sort of silicon?
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>>7277287
I bought some 2 part stuff for mould-making. I forget the specs as I bought it a while ago, but I got a big tub of it and a bottle of the curing agent and I'm nowhere near finished with it yet.

As long as you prep your pieces properly it's really easy to use.
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>>7254956
Alternative to grass
Use the same method as doll hair
Tie pieces of yarn to a mesh, and use a cat brush to fray it
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>>7232497
Hi ?cg/, the barbie thread directed me to you fine people. If you wanted to create or have created for you Adepta Sororitas armour for your barbie doll, how would you go about it? Any FAQs, tips or anything to get a guy started?
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>>7277547
Aren't there barbie dolls with armor already? Maybe you could mod one of those to work. Is 3D printing an option for you? That might be a good route if available.
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>>7277564
>Is 3D printing an option for you?
Hell yes. I'd much rather do that then mod. Any recommendations?
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>>7277614
I can't help you myself, but there are some 3D modelers here. If you are new to these threads, be aware that they move slowly and that it may take a few days to get a response from a knowledgeable person.

Anyways, good luck and post progress on your project when you can.
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What's the best type of material to go about for customizing a figma like pic related?
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Are lego MOC allowed?
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>>7278024
Go to Lego thread
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>>7277614
You might be better off going to /3/ for modelling advice, given that's what they're for. Otherwise you may end up waiting a bit for advice.
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What should I use as a base to start making these two?
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Working on doing a Hiryu from Might Gaine.

Gonna be fun to figure out how to get those feet to work and still keep with the look. There's a GK that treats the feet themselves as a separate piece which I might just end up doing.
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>>7278862
What scale do you want?
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>>7274280
Make sure to wash her thoroughly before you work on her. Fresh from the factory figures typically have a light layer of grease and shit on them out of the gate which makes it difficult to paint or customize them. That aside however, the hot water should make her flexible and pliable which will allow you to work on her easier. If you're trying to swap limbs and what not be sure to heat up the joint before attempting anything with brute force. As for the torso, make sure she's held down to something static so you can pry her open with a flat head screwdriver and a mallet, pointing the flat head at the seam joining the two halves of the torso together.
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>>7273726
Seems like a prime base for pepsiman
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>>7277907
AVES Apoxie Sculpt
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I think the joints in this Sozai Chan look pretty neat. Anyone know what brand they might be?
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>>7280765
Hobby Base. Same company that makes Sozai-Chan.
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>>7280784
Thanks anon. I searched for these bluish coloured joints from HB, but couldn't find them. Not sure if they're available?
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Is it possible to make his legs straight? Would hot water do anything?
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>>7280821
Hobby Base DID produce limited-edition blue and red versions of their spherical ball joints, but the blue plastic they used was a darker shade than that. That might be a prototype shot using off-color joints for showcasing the points of articulation on Sozai-Chan.

Or it could be a shop, maybe.
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>>7280826
Heck no. The heat treatment won't work on such a thick piece unless you used so much heat you'd likely be damaging or melting it. To make it straight I'd cut at the knee, pin it straight, resculpt the missing material with epoxy putty, sand, then paint.

Why do you wanna make em straight anyway? That slightly bent-legged stance was like a signature of the TMNT line, they all did it.
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>>7280826
For thick plastic you’ll need sub-boiling hot water (boiling will work but is not necessary usually) and rubber gloves that will insulate your hands from the heat but be water-proof too. You need to be able to straighten the leg when it gets flimsy and run it under a faucet of cold water for about a minute. Depending on the sculpt of the limb you will have limitations on how straight you can make it.
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How do you 3D model a BJD's joints? Just stick in a sphere and boolean it?
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>>7279721
Any, preferring either 1/6 or 1/12, since there's already a 1/6 Rebecca
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>>7279721
>>7281004
The only issue there is is trying to find a good head or even making one for Billy. I'm shit at sculpting
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>>7280956
>>7280957
hmm....now that i look at it it will fuck it up. Even cutting the knee won't fix that wide spread he has on the thighs. guess ill keep him as is when he's shipped
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>>7280951
Thanks again! Yeah I reckon you're right, it looks like those joints are specially made to draw attention to the those areas in the promos. Pity about that.
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>>7240367
>>7240369
The figure is almost perfect but I'm not convinced of the face, X-23 needs something more similar to his identity
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>>7281004
>Any, preferring either 1/6 or 1/12
For the guy, X-Men Origins Wolverine might be your best bet. he's available in 1:6, 1:12 and 1:18.

Rebecca could be harder. For 1:18, there's the Marauders Valkyries figures, some have similar hair and outfits. I think the Retaliation Lady Jaye figure has similar chest body armor.

For 1:12.... that's hard, maybe Neca Aliens Vasquez???
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Posted this over in /a/ and was directed here. I've got a new 3D printer and another one on the way so I want to do some tuning. To that end, I'm happy to do some free 3D printing for people over the Christmas/New Year period.

Pic related is a Unit 01 print I ran off the other day and a planned Tachikoma kit but I'm happy to try just about any models people can find (my main personal modelling focus is engineering so I won't be able to help with creating a model).

Send an email if you're interested or have any questions. I'm even happy to pay for international postage but would appreciate it being covered if you can afford it.
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>>7285941
What models will you be printing?
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>>7286148
Entirely up to you if you have something in mind.
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>>7286213
Damn, I don't have any model to print at hand atm.
Would you take requests in the future?
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Getting there. Need to make some proportional adjustments but I think I'll do the head first.
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Just got my Mezco Batman Beyond, and like all the rest of them, the feet are hot garbage. What replacement feet/lower legs would be the most compatible to replace them with? I'm about to go buy a ML toybiz punisher and see if his feet work, but I thought I'd ask if anyone else had a better suggestion.
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>>7286226
Send me an email when you do have a model, I might well be doing some tuning work or testing a new material.
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The police cant stop me if they cant catch me
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>>7288050
bury this in a box so some dumbass in 100 years will dig it up
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>>7288050
Your mom is going to find this and stop you.
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I thought this might be a better place to ask, but I'm going out on a limb here. I'm looking for a sword piece that is big enough for a warhammer dreadnought and unfortunately nobody makes anything specifically for 40k. Anyone have any idea where I can find a 54mm or 72mm crusader style sword? I'm having some tough luck finding anything.
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>>7288477
You might be able to carve one from plasticard
>https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/636522.page
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Hey I was hoping someone could help me out on how to fix a couple issues I'm having. I've started collecting a few figures (cheap versions from china, I'm not an avid collector so Im not about to drop hundreds on one figure), and one of my recent purchases has an issue with the stand not fitting properly and causing the figure to always fall at the slightest movement. Its caused some paint scuffs (which I was also hoping someone could help me out on how to go about fixing it). Have 2 pics I'm going to post! Hope someone can helppp.
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>>7288561
Second pic
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>>7288561
>cheap versions from china
Not to be a cunt but, that's why you're having those issues.
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>>7288685
Yeah, I mean, I know that. But its more of.. If I can buy the figure for $15, and take care of the small issues. Thats a win in my book.
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>>7288561
If the stand isn't fitting properly, you'll need to adjust it to hold the figure better. If you have a dremel or something you could probably fix that easily. Just sand down the contact areas little by little until the figure rests on it properly.
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>>7288950
Alternatively, you could get some cheap molding putty and make an entirely new stand. Just make a small cube, a bit larger than the stand you have, then press the figure into it.
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>>7288950
>>7288957
Appreciate it! Ill probably just use a dremel. outline where it needs to be to properly fit, and go from there!
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>>7259570
I like the cat.
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>>7288528
Nice guide, I'll keep it in mind.
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>>7288050
Nice dick bro!



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