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Custom NBA figures in Custom Workstation by Chris Figureland   
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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Hello everyone! I am new to this forum, my name is Chris and I am from Hong Kong.

Have been collecting some mini soccer figures (About 7cm, made by Corinthian and Soccerstarz) for more than 10 years, am also a repainter and sculptor of these figures. These are the types that I like most for a figure, big and detailed head/face, a little cartoon body shape.

I am also keen on collecting NBA figures, however there is not much choice other than McFarlane and Enterbay, and frankly these are not my favorite type of figures. Been searching around and couldn't find similar size figures (there are some from China, but quality is not good), so I decided to make my own figure.

Just to share with you guys, attached photo is a Scottie Pippen figur...[See More]
Scanning heads for customs - How badly do you want it? in Custom Workstation by Henchmen4Hire   
Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Hey peeps, in all honesty, would you buy high quality 3D printed heads?

I've been chatting with someone who sells 3D printed items, they can use a resin printer to print excellent heads at about $5 to $10 a pop.

However, to take it a step further, we're talking about buying a 3D scanner, to scan ANYTHING to rescale it to ANY size

The advantages of this?:

-All those small GI Joe and Star Wars heads can finally be easily upscaled. All those Hot Toys heads can be downscaled. The amount of unique heads we would have to work with goes up exponentially.

-Accessories can be created from anything! He could scan a TV or a bottle or a backpack or shoes, and make them accessories for any figure.

-If you have custom sculpts you want to duplicate,...[See More]
Red Wolf -
Thursday, August 2, 2018
More often than not like most, we don't have the parts that is needed from our bone yard of figures for a custom build; or a site that does casting molds doesn't have the right size head or accessory we need. $5 to $10 for a print is a very reasonable price; we've bought 3D figure parts from shapeways that went anywhere from $8 to $30.

We got a small not expensive 3D Printer a couple months ago to mess around with and it does alright on some things we print from the site thingiverse. The potential could be great for someone with a quality 3D printer and Scanner. My Brother and I would definitely be customers.
Ivory Towers -
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Yes I want! Will throw money at this idea!
jumpinjeff -
Thursday, August 2, 2018
absolutely, I would pay for a service like that and would be a regular customer, for sure. I would love to see this idea take off! Best of luck,
How to put hands in arm Peg holes at are too big? in Custom Workstation by Thunderstrike14   
Saturday, July 28, 2018
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I'm working on a figure and I want to be able to use multiple hands but the arm holes are to big for the hand pegs. I was thinking of using hot glue any suggestions or ideas would be great....[See More]
antithetical -
Monday, July 30, 2018
Well, still, super glue and not hot glue, regardless of how you do it.
Good headsculpt for 3.75 inch figure? in Custom Workstation by Onlystargirl4   
Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Namely my brother is wanting to find a good headsculpt to resemble Paul Rudd to remake that funny scene from Ant Man and the Wasp. Any ideas? ...[See More]
Taking apart Lanard The Corps figures in Custom Workstation by ZeusEQ   
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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Hi,

As the title says, I'd like to take apart some figures from Lanard The Corps, initially to combine defective multiples of the same figures into one intact version, and maybe later for customization as well.

The problem is, where GI Joe figures use nice screws that are easy to remove, these Lanard figures use some sort of small pop nails or rivets that don't seem to have a screw head (sorry if I descfribe this incorrectly, I'm not a native speaker :-) ).

Does anyone here know what I'm talking about, and have some advice about how I can disassemble these figures?

Thanks, Zeus...[See More]
Looking for (5) belts.. for my custom figures... in Custom Workstation by jumpinjeff   
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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Hey folks! The action figures I am working with are 5 1/2 height. I have a little bit of an idea of what I am maybe after but I have no clue as to what kind of figure/figures I could steal from lol... Probably the longer the belts the better. The material could be rubber or plastic... Also looking for something thin...so I could glue accessories on. Looking to glue the belts on the waist of each fig too. If that helps dunno... Anyways I am open to hear any suggestions/ideas Thanks!...[See More]
Edgy 3 -
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
I am a huge fan of twisty ties ( the wires that come in a box of sandwich bags usually has a wide flat waxy covering that could be painted ) and pouches could be made out of clay or sheets of craft foam.
hope this helps !!!!
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Try electrical tape. Fold the strip in thirds so there aren't any sticky edges exposed.
antithetical -
Thursday, August 2, 2018
You could also use flat faux leather cord, you can find it at craft stores and is usually available in a variety of widths.
How to put hands in arm Peg holes at are too big? in Custom Workstation by Thunderstrike14   
Saturday, July 28, 2018
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I'm working on a figure and I want to be able to use multiple hands but the arm holes are to big for the hand pegs. I was thinking of using hot glue any suggestions or ideas would be great....[See More]
antithetical -
Sunday, July 29, 2018
I've used super glue with the brush applicator to build up the thickness of the peg. You don't want to just glop on a bunch all at once, brush the glue on in layers, allowing at least a couple hours for each layer to dry. It's a time consuming process, but would probably work better that trying to get hot glue into the relatively small arm holes (depending upon the figure).
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, July 30, 2018
To contradict what anti said lol-

Put a bead of superglue on the hand's peg or shaft, let it harden completely. Test the fit, add another bead if needed, repeat until happy with the fit. Usually only takes a few minutes for the superglue to harden, but you can speed it up with accelerant.

I don't like hot glue, but it works as long as you use a little vaseline to reduce friction/stickiness once it's cool.
Looking for a good face in Custom Workstation by TomatoisJP   
Friday, July 27, 2018
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So I'm looking to make my own design for version of Ox from the spectacular Spider-Man cartoon ( http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Ox ) to go with my ml collection. I'm using the Iron Monger BAF as a base, but I plan to remove the faceplate so the face can show through and showcase the character's iconic handlebar mustache.

What I need is a decent face to work with. I can sculpt the mustache just fine, but my sculpting skills are not up to sculpting his whole face. Unfortunately the best bet for something big enough to reasonably fit inside Iron Mongers head is probably a wrestling figure and that's an area I have no understanding of. I was wondering if someone knew a good head that'd fit the character....[See More]
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, July 27, 2018
Radioactive Man could work, though it's a larger figure so the head is bigger than a 6 inch fig's http://that-figures.blogspot.com/2015/0 ... e-man.html
jumpinjeff -
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Try looking up on ebay: Jakks deluxe Iron Sheik Or Jakks Iron Sheik... you wouldn't even need to sculpt a mustache...Or you could even try mean gene okerlund jakks and see what pops up. Or if you need a smaller scale try wwe mattel figures..Best of luck!
First time work/Maggie Weston WIP in Custom Workstation by TheRubicon   
Thursday, July 26, 2018
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First, a little story:
When I was a child, we were poor... very poor. So, I didn't have a whole lot of toys. What I did have was usually broken and incomplete from a donation bin, bulk leggo blocks, and the occasional GI Joes in need of new rubber O-rings. So I would make my own characters from what I had by way of cut, glue, swap, etc. But the toy series I really lusted after was Exosquad; we could never afford any. once, just once, I had a JT Marsh Arial attack E-frame; it was missing the figure, missing a wing, none of the accessories were there and the joints were loose, but damnit it was mine. so I mixed and matched GI parts until I had a reasonable facsimile of JT Marsh and I played with it to death! Now as an adult, I wanted to fill ...[See More]
TheRubicon -
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Also, if anyone wants to walk this humble knucklehead through posting pics that show in the body, that'd be great
jumpinjeff -
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
I will attempt to help you out on the pics, not sure if it will work...I think your on the right track let me give it a shot:
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TheRubicon -
Sunday, August 12, 2018
@jumpinjeff, thanks for doing hat. What did you do? What format? I'm getting ready to post the finished pictures and I'd like to do it right the first time, lol!
Looking for Asian heads in Custom Workstation by Simon Williams   
Saturday, July 21, 2018
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I want to make a New Super-Man (Kong Kenan) figure, and I think a Nightwing body would probably work great with a repaint, but Asian heads are... Well I'm not thinking of any. I know there was a Ricky the Dragon Steamboat WWE/F figure, but his face wouldn't be right. Does anyone have suggestion for where to look?...[See More]
Simon Williams -
Saturday, July 21, 2018
I've been looking at Street Fighter's Ryu and Star Trek's Sulu. Both characters are very expensive to just pop the head off. Ryu tends to have flying streamers tied around his head, and Sulu is too obviously George Takei. I'm not finding a 6-inch figure with John Cho's face. Is there an Amadeus Cho figure?
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