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Lord of the Rings Toybiz Action Figures in Action Figure Chatter by Battle Hardened   
Updated Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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Anybody wish to discuss or share anything about this awesome line of figures made by Toybiz between 2001 to 2005. They made many different packs plus other variations in packaging and the figures. Would be very interested to
hear your collecting stories or great finds etc....Hope to hear from you soon....[See More]
Battle Hardened -
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Hi.Has anybody got Strider, Council Legolas, Hama (Royal Guard of Rohan ) or Boromir ( Super Poseable ) in Blue Trilogy Blister packaging. These packs are most likely to be in English/French..Cheers
Battle Hardened -
Monday, July 2, 2018
Can anybody tell me. Do all the Ringwraith horse and rider sets have the Ringwraith figure with the annoying rubber legs. Just like the legs of Sharku.
Battle Hardened -
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Can anybody provide info about how to repair various broken joints on the NECA BALROG.
Edgy 3 -
Thursday, October 12, 2017
maybe magnets ? Or replace the joint with thick armature wire.
Spider-Ma'am in Custom Workstation by TomatoisJP   
Updated Monday, April 8, 2019
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So I apologise in advance that I'm posting this from work and I don't have direct references for what I'm talking about, but I wanted to get this posted as early as possible.

I'm currently planning out a custom for Spider-Ma'am that I've wanted to do for a long time, but was reinforced with her recent appearance in the Spider-Geddon event. The head I've long since solved, and I think the upcoming Peggy Carter figure solves my skirt issue, but the last big hurdle is her blasted Shoulders.

For those who haven't seen it, May's costume has giant poofy shoulders on it, the kind you see on some fancy dresses. I'm trying to think of how to do that, while maintaining the articulation.

My rough plan right now, depending on how Peggy is put togeth...[See More]
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Check SOTA Chun Li for an example of how to do it. It's basically a rubbery sleeve that covers the shoulders.

Cover the shoulders in a little plastic wrap.
Sculpt the puffy covers with ProCreate (stays flexible when cured), but leave an opening along the bottom so you can pop it off.
Pop the shoulders off and do any clean up work you need to, like maybe hollowing them out more so the arms can still raise outward.
Priming soft plastics (Toybiz, Mattel, Hasbro capes etc) in Custom Workstation by DerRabbi   
Updated Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Anyone have advice priming soft plastic capes and overlays from ML or DCUC figures? Tamiya primer seems to cover most everything fine except soft goods. Even after a good scrubbing with a degreaser. Seems like the older primers used to work better on these surfaces....[See More]
antithetical -
Thursday, March 21, 2019
You're talking about the more flexible, rubbery plastics, best suggestion for those that I know of is the Angelus paint for leather, it remains flexible after drying so won't crack or flake, adheres well after washing and a light sanding. For capes and the like I find it best to just use the brush attached to the cap, no need to water it down, just brush it on evenly and cover all the area you intend to paint. You can paint half a cape, let it dry, then paint the other half without any problems, I've done it with pretty much all the capes I've painted and it looks fine after drying. One thing I will mention, after drying it does have a glossy finish and has an ever so slight stickiness to it, it won't come off handling it or anything, but I have found tiny specks of the paint stuck to the ...
TomatoisJP -
Monday, April 8, 2019
Wanted to say thank you for this, came here to post something else and this response solved a problem for a custom I'm planning out that I was gonna worry about later.
DerRabbi -
Thursday, March 21, 2019
So Truwe, you are saying prime with The Duplicolor vinyl spray and then paint with Vallejo?
Truwe 316 -
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Exactly. As antithetical said, you can use the spray as your normal color, but I usually just use it as a primer and then paint with the game air. Game air is great since it is already thinned down and if you let it cure for two days, its one of the most durable out there.
DerRabbi -
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Thanks so much both of you. Looking forward to experimenting and hopefully solving this problem. Just realized I’ve used the Angelus leather paints before on Halloween costumes and I enjoyed using it then.
antithetical -
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Glad to be of help, and often times that's what this hobby is about, experimentation and trying different things in order to improve upon our figures and realize the ideas we have on our heads.
Repairing a Dragon's Lair 3D figure in Action Figure Chatter by WarpWarp   
Updated Sunday, March 31, 2019
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Hello,

I have a Mordroc figure from the 2001 line of Dragon's Lair 3D figures who's left arm has snapped clean off at the wrist.

It won't snap back into place, because a section of the peg on his arm has broken off inside the hole in his wrist.

I want to glue it in place, but I have two glues.

A plastic model cement that is specifically for joining polystyrene, and a super glue that can't be used with polystyrene.

As I don't know how to identify which plastic his wrist is made from, and I don't want to damage the figure further, can anybody offer suggestions?

Thanks,

WarpWarp...[See More]
WarpWarp -
Monday, April 8, 2019
Hadn't considered drilling it. Never done that before and would be concerned about causing more damage to the figure. I have some pics.
MrMonocle -
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Do you have pics? And have you thought about drilling what's left of the peg out of the wrist and replacing it?
Awesome dio set for 1:18 / 1:12 in Action Figure Chatter by Stimulant   
Saturday, April 6, 2019
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Absolutely perfect for your 1:18 & 1:12 scale figures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EMRQjJVSZA...[See More]
Matching marvel skintone? in Custom Workstation by Spartan-023   
Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Typical white character skintone.

Usually avoid painting heads,
Easy to paint over eyes/brows.

Any tricks where I dont have to repaint the eyes?
Or close paint...[See More]
Edgy 3 -
Friday, April 5, 2019
block them out with a piece of clay ( I use kids "silly putty " it dosent get stuck )
Looking for special commision winged figure in Custom Workstation by Angelg   
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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Hi all,

I'm looking for someone who is able to craft an Angel X men customized figure in any of his feathered versions. The challenge though, is that I want it to have a wing gimmick, so that when you press a button on his body or squeeze the legs his wings will unfold / spread out.

I know this is totally out of the norm, and that it is much more on the toy side than on the figure one, but still, I have always wanted to have a good looking angel figure with this feature.

That said, I know it is very difficult to implement this kind of spring loaded mechanism out of the blue, that's why I think the best way to go ahead would be to use the chest of a figure that already has this gimmick set up. In this context, I have list of a lot of figu...[See More]
Marvel Legends - create custom parts in ZBrush? in Custom Workstation by jjwil76   
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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Hello all! Has anyone heard of or seen a workflow for creating custom parts in ZBrush for 3D printing? I was thinking I could measure out my base figure's major proportions (chest, waist, arm width, etc.) with digital calipers, take reference photos and do an approximate sculpt in ZBrush using those then fit the parts I'd like to make to that and print them.
Am I making this more difficult than it needs to be? I wish there was a buck body 3D model out there for this stuff. If I come up with a good one that's useful I'll make it available....[See More]
Can anyone think of a practical application for sanded epoxy putty powder? in Custom Workstation by timone317   
Saturday, March 30, 2019
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I managed to gain a small collection of epoxy putty fragments from various projects over the years and have had no way of disposing of them (I have concerns about simply tossing them in the trash). It finally reached a point where the "collection" became an unmanageable mess, so I decided to take some time to sand each fragment down into powder, and now I have a 12 oz cup of the powder. The problem is, now I have the cup of powder just sitting there, and I can't help but wonder if something can be done with it. I thought it would be worth trying to blend portions of the powder with some fresh putty (hoping to increase the mass of the putty), but this was hardly worthwhile as it made the putty become less tacky. SO, now I've come here in the...[See More]
Edgy 3 -
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Mix it in paint and use it for textured surfaces in your display dioramas ( like streets or concrete walls )
Missing Street Fighter figure brands on this site in Figure Realm Comments and Questions by Fight-the-Streets   
Thursday, March 28, 2019
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I'm brand new to this awesome site. I'm a huge Street Fighter fan and have many figures from early 90' up to today. Why are the figure lines from STORM Collectibles, S.H.Figuarts, Kotobukiya, Pop Culture Shock Collectibles, Tsume-Art, BigBoysToys, Takara Tomy, Ace Novelty, Funko Pop! and Capcom itself not listed?...[See More]
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