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New WIP''s Topic - Added by TheRubicon   
Monday, February 18, 2019

Working on some 4" Exosquad variations. It's nice that i can just work on these when the mood strikes me. it's been helping a little dealing with the most profound loss i ever imagined i might suffer.

https://www.imgur.com/r0MK1xR

https://www.imgur.com/PbDrWhs

https://www.imgur.com/WHDV4IX

https://www.imgur.com/Fq1uyt5

https://www.imgur.com/MYzrB1g

https://www.imgur.com/KdpBlNF

https://www.imgur.com/rnZOoyz

https://www.imgur.com/VXn2A1N

https://www.imgur.com/QrTpqVC

https://www.imgur.com/yMaJzFQ

https://www.imgur.com/mY432Uu

And once again, i can't get it to just show the picture instead of the stupid link, what am i doing wrong???...[See More]
Edgy 3 -
Monday, February 18, 2019
upload them to imagur. click on the picture and a box on the side pops up with a bunch of opptions, then post the direct link from there.
TheRubicon -
Monday, February 18, 2019
That's what I did, and what you see above is what it gave me, used the URL option per the FR instructions.
Painting hair of female Marvel Legends figures Topic - Added by isdbear   
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Hello,

I wanted to check with those who have experience painting the hair of female marvel legends figures. I am working on a custom with hair that has a few strands which hang down in the front (formerly a Dagger figure). I was planning to cut the hair back a bit and adjust the style so that the paint will not crack if the head is turned to the sides. Then I decided to consult the forum to see if anyone has experience with painting hair like this. Will the paint crack if the hair is not adjusted so as to avoid the shoulders?...[See More]
Araichnid Public Profile - Updated by Araichnid   
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Collection Size: About 30 figures
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3.75 Sized Accessories Topic - Added by TeaCrumpets   
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Picked up a large bag of accessories and I've identified most of them as GI Joe but these are the ones I just cannot find. Lot also had a few Playmates TMNT and Dick Tracy items as well as Rambo. Thank you!

Gold:
https://www.imgur.com/mqZBWVU

Silver:
https://www.imgur.com/jceeUn4

Army Green:
https://www.imgur.com/mLkuSyW

Navy Blue:
https://www.imgur.com/jkLWFYB

Black:
https://www.imgur.com/beu2LbX

Box filled with gold accessories:
https://www.imgur.com/8qsYBrn...[See More]
Hopperfan1 Public Profile - Updated by Hopperfan1   
Saturday, February 16, 2019

eBay User Name: rooterboy
Favorite Figure: Man-E-Faces vintage
Favorite Series: MOTU Super 7 Reaction
First Figure: R2-D2 (1977)
Collection Size: one full size room
Currently Collecting: MOTU, Funko Pops, Imaginext super heroes
Want List: Classics-older figures. (Fisto, Man-E-Faces, Shadow Weaver)
...[See More]
Boil and Pop Help Topic - Added by isdbear   
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Hello,

I am fairly new to customizing figures, so I thought I would consult the experts. I am working on a custom Marvel Legends figure that involves using the boil and pop method to combine parts from two different figures as well as painting and sculpting parts with Aves apoxie. I am using Tamiya paints. Can I paint the pieces, do the sculpting work, and seal the pieces with Modpodge before using the boil and pop method to combine them with the Torso? Or will that mess up the paint (and potentially the apoxie)? I had hoped to do painting and sculpting first before combining the pieces because I thought it would make the painting part easier. I have also noticed joints get looser when I did boil and pop before, is this common, and is there a fix for it? I had considered putting a little Modpodge on the connectors to make them tighter.

I was also curious if anyone had experience with painting and then applying Aves apoxie over paint? I was looking at painting flesh tones on the figure, applying apoxie next, then sanding and painting the apoxie. But in the customs I have made before, I did the apoxie before painting, so I wanted to be sure it should hold to the paint alright. Worst case, I paint everything but the upper torso and then attach the other parts and paint and sculpt the upper torso.

Any help you can offer would be appreciated.

Thanks....[See More]
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, February 16, 2019
•I don't recommend Tamiya for beginners. It's an alcohol based acrylic so it dries fast, making it tough to handpaint and get coverage unless you thin it just right. It's better for airbrushing. I recommend Formula P3 or Testors instead (water based acrylics).

•Why can't you just sand or scrape away old paint before sculpting on an area?

•I usually sculpt, then paint, then assemble a figure, but there are always exceptions, this isn't an exact science. Boil water and use a pipette to flood holes with hot water to soften up the plastic. Drain the water and pop the arm/leg/head/whatever back on as usual. The more you do this stuff the more techniques you come up with, how to hold things so they don't get damaged, keep your hands clean, keep dust out of your paint, etc. ...
Quay Tolsite Character Profile - Updated by Captain Coder   
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Spinnerella Character Profile - Updated by Captain Coder   
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Scorpion Character Profile - Updated by Captain Coder   
Saturday, February 16, 2019

EuphoricLenny76 Public Profile - Updated by EuphoricLenny76   
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Collection Size: Over 100 figures
Want List: Marvel Legends Icons Venom
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Boil and Pop Help Topic - Added by isdbear   
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Hello,

I am fairly new to customizing figures, so I thought I would consult the experts. I am working on a custom Marvel Legends figure that involves using the boil and pop method to combine parts from two different figures as well as painting and sculpting parts with Aves apoxie. I am using Tamiya paints. Can I paint the pieces, do the sculpting work, and seal the pieces with Modpodge before using the boil and pop method to combine them with the Torso? Or will that mess up the paint (and potentially the apoxie)? I had hoped to do painting and sculpting first before combining the pieces because I thought it would make the painting part easier. I have also noticed joints get looser when I did boil and pop before, is this common, and is there a fix for it? I had considered putting a little Modpodge on the connectors to make them tighter.

I was also curious if anyone had experience with painting and then applying Aves apoxie over paint? I was looking at painting flesh tones on the figure, applying apoxie next, then sanding and painting the apoxie. But in the customs I have made before, I did the apoxie before painting, so I wanted to be sure it should hold to the paint alright. Worst case, I paint everything but the upper torso and then attach the other parts and paint and sculpt the upper torso.

Any help you can offer would be appreciated.

Thanks....[See More]
isdbear -
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Thanks for the suggestions. I had the feeling that was the case with boiling prepainted/sculpted pieces.
antithetical -
Monday, February 18, 2019
Another alternative to boiling water is using a hair dryer to heat up the pieces. I use an OLD, compact hair dryer which I've rigged up on its side, usually haven't had any problems with it messing up the paint. though when I have it's usually been because I was rushing to get a figure assembled and the paint didn't have adequate time to dry. Now, I'll basically give, at minimum, 30 minutes between coats, but at least 24 hours for the paint to properly dry once I've finished. I don't do much sculpting, and haven't run into any issues with the little I've done. Regardless, I always try to be careful assembling (and sometimes disassembling) painted parts to avoid accidentally damaging my work.
Where can I find thses little guys? Topic - Added by annafela   
Thursday, February 14, 2019

I would like to buy the "TRCIKYMAN" from FIGUREBASE.Do you guys know them?...[See More]
marz -
Thursday, February 14, 2019
lots of them are sold on ebay from your country,try https://m.ebay.com/sch/I.html?_from=R40 ... tricky+man
may some of them are bootlegs,I don't know.but these guys remind me hardly of the nendoroid solid snake figure...
annafela -
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Thanks very much. Actually some of my oversea friends want to buy these little guys from their countries directly.They don't want to buy on ebay maybe.
annafela -
Thursday, February 14, 2019
This item is so nice.
Is that any distributors in Brazil or Europe?
http://www.fbfigure.com/product_65_MARS ... UMPER.html
packerbacker180 Public Profile - Updated by packerbacker180   
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Current Projects: Almost certainly a pre-New52 DC character, though dabbling into 3.75 GI Joe customs, too
Currently Collecting: Marvel Legends. DC Multiverse, Star Wars Black Series, GI Joe Modern
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Commission Requests Topic - Added by Julius169   
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Is there a place here where I can request a fellow customizer for a commission work? How do I request someone to make a custom figure? I was looking to engage with some customizer(s) to see how much they would charge for a custom made figure....[See More]
antithetical -
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Best way is to send the customizers' work you like a personal message to see if they would be interested in doing a commission. To do that, open the page for one of their submitted customs, then click on the small icon at the end of their name, from there you will have access to a link allowing you to contact the customizer.
Julius169 -
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Thank you very much.
Jenny Martin Public Profile - Updated by Jenny Martin   
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Current Projects: https://www.customboxeszone.com
Comments: Get Inspired by the custom boxes & packaging of your product.
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Hasbro Europe Captain America shield Topic - Added by ActionChic   
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hi there!
I need a little help. I'm having trouble identifying which action figure this Captain America shield belongs with and what year it was made. It is marked Hasbro SA, represented by: Hasbro Europe Stockley Park. UB 11 AZ UK. It measures 3 1/2" in diameter. Thank you for your help.
Link to pic : https://bnc.lt/a/key_live_eifqPbvhIRnKE ... 9124203%2F...[See More]