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About to tackle first custom: Superboy

Postby grantacular » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:03 am

Hey everybody. I just started reading comics, and after a couple months of it I am really getting into DC. So I started randomly buying some figures (amazon suggested a batman toy and it spiraled from there), but they never have some of my favorites, so I have decided to attempt to try and make some, just for fun.
I want to make a Connor Kent, but I don't want it to look like Young Justice. I want him to look more like he does in the Teen Titans comic written by Geoff Johns.
I've got aves apoxie sculpt and some palmers paint and some Kraft sealant (I don't have an awesome hobby shop in my town).
I'm thinking about getting a marvel legends Drax figure, putting a superboy prime head on it, and then just painting on the shirt. However, I don't know if that's all I can do, or should do. I've been reading over the forums, but I'm really not sure how to dive into this and make it look awesome. Any tips, tricks, and especially ideas are welcome.
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Re: About to tackle first custom: Superboy

Postby ole jade jaw » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:08 pm

Filling in peg holes is a good practice to get into. It'll help you learn to work with the sculpt a bit also. Other than that, I say dive right in, learn, trial and error is really the only way to build skills. Generally, the more you customize a figure to make it your own, the more fun and rewarding it is. Spoiler alert! The first one is probably not going to be your crowning achievement, but if you are into it and keep at it, you will be surprised how fast you learn and get better. Have at em!
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Re: About to tackle first custom: Superboy

Postby Darththomas » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:16 pm

What OJJ said is solid advice, if I may add to that, you may struggle using Drax as he is green and you'd have to try to avoid paint rub in order to make him flesh toned. Some pros still struggle with that so i'd suggest you go with a base body that is already flesh coloured, oh and be sure to check out the tutorials on the main site too

http://www.figurerealm.com/viewcustomtutorial.php
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Re: About to tackle first custom: Superboy

Postby ole jade jaw » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:18 pm

Good point D.T. Even I don't think about that stuff as much as I should. I really enjoy extremely frustrating paint coverage and rubbing issues! ](*,)
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Re: About to tackle first custom: Superboy

Postby grantacular » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:23 am

Well, I sort of already ordered the drax figure... LOL
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