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In need of head/head cast in Custom Workstation by apocalypse4   
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Anyone have a Dr. Doom head/head cast....[See More]
Need help finding a head! in Custom Workstation by EggForBrains   
Sunday, April 14, 2019
I am making some Insane Clown Posse customs and I have no idea what I am going to do for the heads because my face sculpting skills are abysmal.
Does anybody know any 1:12 scale figures with heads that look like this?
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MrMonocle -
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Do you have access to a 3d printer?
EggForBrains -
Sunday, April 14, 2019
My school has one I could theoretically use. Why?
MrMonocle -
Monday, April 15, 2019
There's a program called Zephyr that makes 3d models from photos. You might try that out. ... om-photos/
Spider-Ma'am in Custom Workstation by TomatoisJP   
Monday, April 8, 2019
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.
Matching marvel skintone? in Custom Workstation by Spartan-023   
Thursday, April 4, 2019
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 )
DIY LJN WWF-style figures? in Custom Workstation by Thuvasa3   
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Hello! I was wondering if anyone had tried to make their own LJN WWF-style figure, and if so, what materials did you use for the figure and for the molds?

Thanks for any help,

Thuvasa3...[See More]
Molding Casting duplicating in Custom Workstation by Wookiefan19XX2old   
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Does anyone mold and cast figures and parts? I have got mold making pretty good and can do accessories, weapons, scenery now I want to attempt molding and casting articulated figures. I feel good about disassembling a figure and trying to figure out what type of resin or other agent would be good to use limbs and things. I do some stuff with apoxie sculp but feel i need something more pliable any tips or suggestions?...[See More]
Looking for special commision winged figure in Custom Workstation by Angelg   
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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
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
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 )
Priming soft plastics (Toybiz, Mattel, Hasbro capes etc) in Custom Workstation by DerRabbi   
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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 ...
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