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Has anyone ever tried to work with Crayola Model Magic?

Postby Crom » Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:59 pm

Hello, I'm new here but I have tinkered around with customizing figures every since I was young. I guess we all have to some degree if nothing more than to try and tear old He-Men figures apart to see what held them together. Anyways, after trying to find a good Conan, Action Figure, not a McFlarane Statue, I found out just how popular customizing is and how it's at least a pretty steady business on Ebay and individual websites.

Now, I'm not a very good artist, and sculpting is definitly not my thing but I have bulked up many of my figures with different materials. After reading all of you great people's suggestions, on here and other forums I have found that most use plumber's epoxy such as "green stuff", super sculpy, and various other popular sculpting materials. Anyways I haven't found "green stuff" readily available in my area but I did find something at Wal-Mart in the craft section called Crayola Model Magic. I have no idea if this stuff is any good or not but I bought a bag and I'm going to experiment with it tommorrow by trying to customize an old WCW Bill Goldberg figure into the famous Cimmerian, Conan. This stuff is cheap and coming from Crayola I have to wonder how sturdy it will be. I guess I'm just wondering if anyone has ever used it and what they thought about it.

Once again, I'm new here and just thought I'd give a little background to go with my topic, thanks for any advice.
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Postby Captain Coder » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:15 pm

Hey Crom... welcome aboard!

I did some searching on the Crayola Model Magic and found a handful of customizers who mentioned using it. Almost all of the used it for accessories such as cloaks, capes, or even skirts because they said it was flexible. However, I couldn't find any comments or complaints as to why they didn't use it for the rest of the figure. Maybe your results will shed a little light on it.

Good luck on the sculpting!
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Postby Crom » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:42 pm

Captain Coder wrote:Hey Crom... welcome aboard!

I did some searching on the Crayola Model Magic and found a handful of customizers who mentioned using it. Almost all of the used it for accessories such as cloaks, capes, or even skirts because they said it was flexible. However, I couldn't find any comments or complaints as to why they didn't use it for the rest of the figure. Maybe your results will shed a little light on it.

Good luck on the sculpting!


Thanks Captain, and I'll try and see tommorrow what I can do with this stuff. I know on the package it says it will not crumble or flake and that it can be painted and sanded, I doubt if it's a hard compound that could be drilled or anything though. I'm going to try and buff up this Goldberg, his arms, a little on his thighs and calves, then a little on his lats. I think I'll try and make him some leather/fur boots with it and probably his hair since Goldberg doesn't have any hair. :D I thought about using some paint bristles or something for Conan's hair but I made some hair with some permoplast just to see how it would look and that was the one thing I was actually satisfied with. I don't know why the heck I tried to take a movie Hulk figure and make a Conan, he was just too darn muscular. I think I'll try and turn that figure into a custom Random (from X Factor) figure. I always thought he was a cool looking Marvel character. I also like Strong Guy, wonder if Marvel Legends will ever get around to making more obscure figures, so far they've done a great job in my opinion. The only guy I haven't liked, and I only dislike his scale, was the Cable figure, he's way too small, but he looks great.
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Postby Shocker Toys » Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:13 pm

http://www.figurerealm.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=346

Some of the figures you see in this topic used model magic. Thee is a topic or two at our forums about it. One guy made a bunch of interchangable heads out of it.
http://www.shockertoys.com/forums
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Postby Crom » Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:48 am

Wow, that was pretty kick bum. I'm glad that people have actually used this stuff , it gives me a little more confidence. Even if it didn't work I only paid about $3 for a bag of it. I still didn't get to use it though, had to actually work a bit today.
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