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Cape Swap and Glue in Custom Workstation by brewcrewfan77   
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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I'm sorta new to the world of customization. Have done a few transformer repaints and minor mods but right now I'm trying to do a Superman kit bash with a Rebirth head/cape and a Superfriends BUC. My problem is no matter what type of glue I try I cannot for the life of me get it to adhere to the figure. I've tried Superglue, Liquid Nail, and Model Cement. It just does not adhere to the figure? Do I need to prep the figure but sanding down the areas where I plan to put the cape? Or am I using the wrong adherence substance? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!...[See More]
LuvNidleness -
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Try using (Cyanoacrylate) Superglue and Baking Soda.
riseROBOTrise -
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
I've seen that trick used on windshields. Is that better than using just the glue along with a kicker, which just speeds up the process but doesn't do much to add extra strength, which I'm assuming the baking powder does? Probably also acts as a filler...
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Baking Soda causes the glue to solidify instantly, and the material can be sanded, painted, etc. It's a good gap filler.

You can speed up the glue cure time by spraying a mist of water too, no baking soda needed, Gorilla Glue has some glues that even require a water spray.

Some plastics refuse to bond with superglue, for example, the bottle that contains the glue itself. If youre trying to glue platic of that kind, youre gonna have problems. ...
Is anyone willing to share some knowledge about fabrics to a newb? in Custom Workstation by jondubont   
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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I want to make a trenchcoat for ml punisher (urban legends) since I lost it. Does anyone have a simple fabric recommendation for something like that? I've also read that you should buy fabrics in person, but is there a fabric I can get online that is suitable for making this trench coat that will look natural?...[See More]
Emmett -
Saturday, November 17, 2018
When I do clothing, I stopped using fabric some time ago now. What I use instead is the rubber from one of those $2 kids play ball of a heavy duty balloon. This looks more like the clothing that comes on action figure now. The only downside is that I have not been able to figure out how to make removable clothing.
Gluing cloth in Custom Workstation by bjpalm1994   
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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Hey guys, question. I am trying to attach a cloth tunic to a figure but when I use super glue the fabric just soaks it up. What is the best way to attach fabric to a figure? I haven't tried hot glue yet but looking for some help. Thanks in advance! ...[See More]
bjpalm1994 -
Friday, October 5, 2018
Thanks for the response! I'll check out your Troopers again too
Is anyone willing to share some knowledge about fabrics to a newb? in Custom Workstation by jondubont   
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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I want to make a trenchcoat for ml punisher (urban legends) since I lost it. Does anyone have a simple fabric recommendation for something like that? I've also read that you should buy fabrics in person, but is there a fabric I can get online that is suitable for making this trench coat that will look natural?...[See More]
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, November 17, 2018
You need fabric with threads that are the right size for whatever scale you're working with, that's why it's better to check fabric in person and take the figure with you.

For example, you wouldn't use a wool sweater or yarn to make a shirt for a 4 inch figure, it's way too thick. Something fine, like a pillowcase, would work better.

Find out what thread count or weight (4oz fabric, 6oz fabric, etc.) your t-shirt is. Now put that on the figure and decide if it's too thick, or too thin. Now you have a baseline, now you know whether you need a high/lower thread count than the tshirt, and you can continue the search from there. ...
How To Cast Rubber Coats and Capes in Custom Workstation by Trustfulguy9100   
Monday, November 5, 2018
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I'm looking for a SAVIOR here! Can anyone find a picture tutorial, video or anything that can help me cast a coat or cape for figures. I'm looking to cast rubber coats/capes. I have what I need to cast molds. But what is a good material to actual cast with? I thought about using the rubber mold material itself, but its not paintable. I thought about silicon, but its not paintable. I thought about filling with glue and letting it dry out, or even hot glue, but I've heard that those materials shrink as moisture dries out of it. So any ideas of how i can duplicate capes and coats in a paintable rubber?

similar to marvel universe or legends coats and capes?

For example: Marvel Universe Gambit or Nick Fury coat, or Marvel Universe Dr. Doom cap...[See More]
John Paul -
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
I hope this all makes sense...

You can use EcoFlex 00-50. It's a cast you can pour into a silicone mold, like OOMOO 30.

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Trustfulguy9100 -
Wednesday, November 7, 2018


WOW! Thank you so much for that information! I will likely be placing an order for something tonight! So the EcoFlex and Dragon Skin are all paintable? I know pigments can be used, but I like to airbrush shading in my paint jobs. If these are paintable, I'd love to get some and try it out.

Not sure if you know, but is there a short shelf life for these once opened. I've heard that some Smooth-On products, once opened, have limited shelf life. is that true in your experience? ...
Custom Wolf O Donnell figure in Custom Workstation by Rooman   
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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Is there anybody out there that can make me a custom Wolf O Donnell action figure with the World of Nintendo Foxx McCloud figure as the base figure for commission? [Picture]...[See More]
Custom Shunsui Kyoraku figure from Bleach anime in Custom Workstation by Rooman   
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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Hey I was just checking to see if anybody would be able to make me an custom Shunsui action figure from the Bleach anime for commission?
If you think you know somebody that would be to make it let me know as well!

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Thanks,

Rooman...[See More]
LuvNidleness -
Thursday, November 1, 2018
That's a cool character. I'll do it, send me a message.
VHT paint sticky on figure in Custom Workstation by Thunderstrike14   
Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Some people on here suggested that I should use VHT flat white when painting a figure flat white to prevent the paint from showing brush Strokes but when I tried it on my Dc Universe Manhunter some of the parts came out sticky or tacky so I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I'm doing wrong....[See More]
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Some plastics react badly to the chemicals in spray paint, usually softer plastics.

VHT makes different types of spray paint, they also make spray dye (that's what I use), so you'll have to do some trial and error to see what the problem is.
Fodder for 1/18 figures in Custom Workstation by TheRubicon   
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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Hello People of the Realm!
So, after seeing all the amazing work being done on 1/18 blanks and MU figs, I decided to look into the scale a little deeper and discovered that I can actually afford this hobby if I work at that scale! what a concept! that said, I got some incredible advice from Dravenheart and great direction to a couple resources, such as Boss Fight Studios, Marauders Inc, Raging Spoon, and Avacs. I'm looking for more resources that you all have personal experience with. Specifically, i'm looking for armor bits, hair pieces, random MU fodder parts, vehicles, mechs, and playset/diorama pieces. load me with links, folks!

thanks as always!

Rubicon....[See More]
marz -
Thursday, October 11, 2018
hey there!
I know it was about fodder parts in general,but if you want a good adress for cheap bases at that scale you can may check this here too: http://gonativetoys.com/store_figure.html
I got some of them,but I'm still a little scared of sculpting such tiny stuff^^ what I can say is that these figs are pretty cool and really 'superarticulated'.each one comes with three pairs of hands and two heads,so a little fodder is included but unfortunately they also need some paintrub-prevention on the joints.best greetings and wishes again!
marz -
Thursday, October 11, 2018
pretty crazy what the people here have already done wit these :
http://www.figurerealm.com/customfigure ... base=blanx
TheRubicon -
Friday, October 12, 2018
I know!! Great stuff. Thanks for the links and the well wishes. We're down at the Mayo for her third chemo treatment, and while that's not exactly a b12 shot, she's getting a little better everyday!
Removing Testors Acrylic from figures. in Custom Workstation by RadicalJesterXL   
Thursday, October 4, 2018
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Hello all, I've looked through the tutorials ( I'm new at this ) and haven't found anything on what to do when you mess up. I've been doing eyes on a figure and I'm a perfectionist and I haven't been fully happy with the applications. I was using acetone to remove and start over but on the 3rd time it actually seemed to eat away at the plastic and left craters on the face. Is there anything to use that will remove the Acrylic paints, but not compromise the integrity of the figure? Thanks in advance....[See More]
decadentdave -
Sunday, October 7, 2018
You can soak it in Simple Green and/or wipe off with 90% isopropyl. NEVER use acetone on plastic.
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