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Friday, January 11, 2019
Finest grit sandpaper I've used is 220, but then I don't normally do a lot of apoxie work. I have noticed some small scratch marks left when I have sculpted pieces, but, usually, after a few coats of paint they aren't THAT noticeable imo, unless you're looking VERY closely. I decided to look up sandpaper grit on Google and this is probably what you're looking for...
"For heavy sanding and stripping, you need coarse sandpaper measuring 40- to 60-grit; for smoothing surfaces and removing small imperfections, choose 80- to 120-grit sandpaper. For finishing surfaces smoothly, use a super fine sandpaper with 360- to 600-grit."
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Checked out your reassembly pics, nice work on the repair.
Monday, December 24, 2018
That's been my experience as well, heads from DC figures have smaller holes which won't fit the ML necks without modification. As for hands, it's probably hit or miss as far as a straight swap, you'd probably have to either file down or build up the peg on the DC hands to fit the particular Legends arms you're using if it doesn't work.
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Definite improvement over the original figure.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
I'm guessing this is kinda the same stuff that was being advertised as a miracle super adhesive a couple of years ago. I was thinking then that it might be useful for customizing in some manner.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Nothing I've read about specifically. I've seen some people mention using vinyl inks on their customs but nothing specific about whether those are more durable or bond better with the plastic. I've kind of experimented with the Angelus paints for leather, which were suggested as a solution for painting rubbery capes and other pieces since it remains flexible after drying.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
You should check out the tutorial section if you haven't already. Anyway, the usual answer would be good prep work and quality materials, though there's still no absolute guarantee the paint won't chip or flake, as there are any number of other factors that can come into play. I have some figures I've done which I can handle all day, toss around, and nothing happens, then I have others using the same materials and techniques and paint will flake if you look at it the wrong way. I normally just use the Testors Dullcote spray lacquer, but keep in mind all that does is add a protective layer on top off the paint, if the figure wasn't prepared well (washed and parts sanded) or you use cheap paints, the paint and sealant will still tend to flake. There's another user who swears by Modge Podge, ...
Monday, October 8, 2018
Not familiar with these, but a quick search turned up this forum and topic http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=650.0
maybe there's some info there that can help. Anyway, most of the time, battery operated toys tend to use fragile components, VERY thin wire with bad/weak solder joints, cheap plastic gears in motors and other moving parts which can still deteriorate over time despite how well they're stored. In general, the first thing I'd try is cleaning the battery contacts since oxidation of the metal can still occur. If that doesn't work, check to see if there are any loose or disconnected wires. Those are probably the two most common and easy to address issues, so I'd start there.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Nice work, and a great use for the Beetle base.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Guess they were all like "'Shocker' is too similar to Electro, movie audiences will be confused".
Sunday, September 16, 2018
That's unfortunate, as you do really good work, but I can definitely understand and relate. I haven't done anything figure-related since about the end of July, since, to cut down on utility costs during the summer, I only run a small window a/c unit in the bedroom, which means my kitchen work space, and the rest of the house, is unbearably hot.
Sunday, September 2, 2018
I'm not religious in any sense, but wishing you and your wife all the best with her fight and for a positive outcome.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Excellent combination of parts, love how it turned out!
Sunday, August 26, 2018
You're welcome, glad I could be of assistance and it worked out. I have disassembled both figures, but never combined any of their parts.
Friday, August 24, 2018
Both Mockingbird and Beetle have soft plastic upper torsos, so it's just a matter of heat and pop, either dunk them in boiling water or heat them up with a hair dryer and pull them apart. If you've never done this before, just remember it will take a few minutes of heating to get the plastic soft enough to pop off of the larger torso peg, if it doesn't come off with a moderate amount of force keep heating it until it does. The arms, which have smaller pegs will pop off before the torso will, but the same applies, if they aren't coming out relatively easily, continue heating, otherwise you can rip the upper arms off the shoulder pegs if you use too much force. Anyway, I've found that sometimes there are subtle differences between parts on the Marvel Legends figures, especially with upper t ...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Your combination of parts turned out really nice, definitely one of the better Viper/Madame Hydra figures I've seen. You should add a couple of pics of just her.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
I agree that the basic WW figure is pretty good, and actually beats the Multiverse figure on proportions and head sculpt (the Multiverse WW has unsightly short, scrawny legs and don't work well with the rest of the body, which seems scaled to about 6.5 to 7". I need to repaint mine now, because yours looks great! A breakdown of the added articulation would be appreciated.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
That sounds ideal, Hench. Much better than the wait times I have now.
Friday, August 3, 2018
You're right about that, I was only thinking about the items I've been waiting to have duplicated, but there are also some heads I would LOVE to have resized either up or down.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
You could also use flat faux leather cord, you can find it at craft stores and is usually available in a variety of widths.
I have someone who does casts for me, BUT quite often it takes a long time to get things done and I might not hear anything for a few months. It can be frustrating when I need something cast to finish a figure and end up not being able to finish for several months. I'd definitely be interested, have some small things now I've been wanting to have duplicated. I'm not demanding on turnaround, if it takes 2, 3 weeks or a month, no big deal.
Monday, July 30, 2018
Well, still, super glue and not hot glue, regardless of how you do it.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
I've used super glue with the brush applicator to build up the thickness of the peg. You don't want to just glop on a bunch all at once, brush the glue on in layers, allowing at least a couple hours for each layer to dry. It's a time consuming process, but would probably work better that trying to get hot glue into the relatively small arm holes (depending upon the figure).
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Great job on your first time hair sculpt, she looks much more like the MJ I remember from the comics.
That hair turned out really nice!
Fantastic work as always.
Monday, July 23, 2018
VERY nice work!
Great job on all the heads, love the Cerebro helmet, and melding the Jean upper to the Hellcat lower (which I may have to try since I used my old RR Jean Grey's lower legs on another figure).
Redmist, those wraps look more like tape to me, at least the ones on the arms (can't really tell with the legs), but still looks good.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Your X-23 looks great, and the Songbird head is perfect, much better with dark hair. Hope to see more pics when you have her jacket.
I was going to suggest a female ML figure which already had a jacket, Rogue is another option, though I have no idea if you can still grab her for as cheap as last year (got a Juggernaut series Rogue and Phoenix along with a BvS Wonder Woman in a lot for what amounted to $8 each last summer). You may also be able to get the jacket accessory separate, but for the price you'd likely pay you could get an entire figure for just a little more, not have to sculpt the arm detail AND have more fodder for customs.
Fantastic work, great job on the sculpt and paints!
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Amazing work, even with the full sized pics it's hard to tell she's a 4" figure. That head looks great, and whatever blue you used for her outfit really pops!
Totally bad@$$ Surtur! Absolutely LOVE everything you've done, sculpt, paints, and accessories are perfect!
I was thinking it's a letter opener, I've seen different ones made to look like swords on Ebay a few times. I'm guessing they're available in a variety of sizes, as one this big would seem to be more a novelty item rather than serve its intended purpose.
Friday, July 13, 2018
Fantastic work! I recently ran across this character perusing lists on Comicvine and you certainly did her justice.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
If you can't simply swap out the lower leg from the WWE figure to the Legends (you would sacrifice the double hinged knee joint) then you could always try slicing the peg off and using screws of the right length to replace them. There are a couple posts in the tutorial section which cover this as a repair, but it can be adapted for your purpose as well.http://www.figurerealm.com/customtutori ... view&id=72
Oh wow, crazy!
Monday, July 9, 2018
I'll second what the venerable Henchmen said, just go ahead and display and pose your figures and enjoy them, why have them otherwise? 99% of the time if I get a packaged figure the box ends up opened and then goes in the trash.
Cool concept, great job bringing it to life.
Great work, love the extra heads too!
Sweet looking Skull!
Phenomenal work on that head, the paints and choice of hair are perfect!
Are you using boiling water or a hair dryer to heat up the part? I use a hair dryer and I've usually been able to break stuff loose even after super-gluing it together, it just takes applying enough heat and working the part loose, which sometimes requires I repeat the heating process a few times. I'm not familiar with the TMNT figures, is the helmet actually a separate piece?
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Great looking Dazzler!
Not a big DC fan, but can't deny the solid work you've put in on your Black Canary.
Nice work, good selection of parts and clean paints. I know what you mean about the articulation on the DCUC figures, the hips are especially weird and cumbersome.
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