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First custom: Gargoyle & I hav a few ?s

Postby malindigo » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:42 pm

Hello =]

I realize some of these questions may be common knowledge to customizers. I'm not even new here =p I just have difficult time reading & retaining info. I have to put extreme limits on my searching & reading or I get bad headaches; if not I'd search for all the answers myself. I'm one of those people who usually refuse to ask for help, but I know I wouldn't be doing everything I can in order to make my figure the best it can be if I don't ask for help.

I've been planning this figure for like 6 years & I can't wait any longer! Demona demands a better likeness than that sad sad one Kenner made; she's a dynamic character deserving articulation.

Does ML Blackheart torso need to be cracked to remove shoulder & thigh joints?

What dremel attachment do I use to cut away the dark areas marked on my jointed wings? (this is the first I've used a dremel)

After shaving down the limbs (with dremel barrel shaped sander) they are rough in texture. Will hand sanding with a finer grit paper make it smooth again? What grit # should I buy?

The torso I'm using is solid hard rubber & I don't yet know how I'm going to attach arms & legs & BH tail. Any suggestions?

I seem to hav misplaced her tail...
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Re: First custom: Gargoyle & I hav a few ?s

Postby Pock63 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:15 pm

Does ML Blackheart torso need to be cracked to remove shoulder & thigh joints?

Yes it does need to be cracked,
What dremel attachment do I use to cut away the dark areas marked on my jointed wings? (this is the first I've used a dremel)

I would suggest one of the barrel shaped sanding wheels then a little hand sanding to smooth it out,
After shaving down the limbs (with dremel barrel shaped sander) they are rough in texture. Will hand sanding with a finer grit paper make it smooth again? What grit # should I buy?

Yes hand sanding will smooth that out, I suggest you buy with a variety of grits and start out with a low grit and work your way up to the finest to get a good finish,
The torso I'm using is solid hard rubber & I don't yet know how I'm going to attach arms & legs & BH tail. Any suggestions?
does the torso become pliable when heated? If so you might be able to dremel new sockets for the new shoulders and hips and heat pop them in,
You'll be lucky if you're one of the few to find someone who can tolerate you.
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Re: First custom: Gargoyle & I hav a few ?s

Postby malindigo » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:06 pm

ẈĀŦƧĦĪƧ₣Ā₵Ė - Thanx =] After all the sanding my limbs are nice and smoooooth. Finished w/a 220 Aluminum Oxide Cloth found in the house & it worked great.

The torso does become pliable when heated. This is where I'd drill a hole then use the kinda round cutting attachment to make a hollow cave beyond the channel made withthe drill-bit, right. If I can get BH's tail attachment off his torso then I can sink that too!

Sanding barrel to shape wings; got it. Maybe I could heat an xacto to rough cut well away from my finish line, so it's not such a lengthy process. Hmm, but having an already rounded area to sand down seems like a boon.

I may use neoD magnet to attach wings since they aren't set very deep in the figure as is & fall off too easy.

I don't need to salvage BH torso, but cracking it without breaking it will be good practice for me. Esp if I resort to using my ML she hulk for this...
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