antithetical

Member since July 28, 2015
Last active on Monday, March 18, 2019
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Monday, March 18, 2019
Customs: Red Sonja by AlecGwyn -
Monday, March 18, 2019
Rooted hair on a 1/12 scale figure, that's insane! You obviously put a lot of work into her, and it definitely shows! Fantastic Sonja!
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Customs: Gwen Stacy by panchopantera -
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Nice looking "classic" Gwen Stacy, the Wonder Girl head works really well. If there's anything I'd change, it would be the arms, personally I would go with thinner upper arms, like off Polaris or any of the other ML figures using that base.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Customs: Tigra by OldDog -
Friday, March 1, 2019
Excellent work on your Tigra, the choice of the Angela hair works really well for her character. And the Puma necklace is just what I was looking for to complete the custom I've been working on.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Customs: Marvel Legends Tigra by Bartman3 -
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Nice work. Anyway, the Savage She-Hulk figure from the Fin Fang Foom BAF series uses basically the same body, just a different head sculpt, also there was the recent Pepper Potts movie figure with bare feet, but the rest of the body would be no good for rendering a classic Tigra. I think the movie Mystique had bare feet, and of course there was the Onslaught series Tigra ML figure.
Monday, February 18, 2019
Topics: Boil and Pop Help by isdbear -
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.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Topics: Commission Requests by Julius169 -
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.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Customs: Classic Starfire by Mutation92 -
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Very nice work. I know the classic outfit had more detail, but I'm really digging the streamlined approach, minimalist, but it still nails the major design features.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Topics: Sanding Apoxie Sculpt by Picchio -
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
Topics: Broken Action Figure - Cremator by johntsau -
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Checked out your reassembly pics, nice work on the repair.
Monday, December 24, 2018
Most of the time the heads need to bored out a bit with a drill or a dremel. Or the marvel neck " ball " piece needs to be cut down to fit inside the smaller. ( if that makes sense )
 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
Customs: Meg Mucklebones by Mattttt -
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Definite improvement over the original figure.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Topics: Fodder for 1/18 figures by TheRubicon -
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Also, If anyone has any tips on a sealant or technique that makes the figure durable enough for light play, please toss that in here too! Thanks all!
 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
Topics: Fodder for 1/18 figures by TheRubicon -
Monday, October 15, 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, which you can find at craft stores.
 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
Topics: Fodder for 1/18 figures by TheRubicon -
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
Topics: How to repair a battery operated DINORIDER? by JudiBee -
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
Customs: Psylocke (classic) by Face -
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Excellent work!
Customs: Psylocke (outback) by newcollector -
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Nice work, and a great use for the Beetle base.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Customs: Shocker by Jin Saotome -
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Guess they were all like "'Shocker' is too similar to Electro, movie audiences will be confused".
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Topics: Mystery WIPs by Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, September 16, 2018
August is nearly done... what's going on on my fave thread?
 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
Topics: First time work/Maggie Weston WIP by TheRubicon -
Sunday, September 2, 2018
cool work here! think im partially with you and this story...when I was a kid my mom also hadn't the money to buy the figures I liked to have...ok,I had few,but mostly I cutted a pic out of magazines I found somewhere and glued them on cardboard to get my "figures".while that I've always dreamed of something like I'm able to do today.so I enjoyed your story,although it's a little sad...and I really wish all the best to you and your wife,keep it up!
 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
Customs: Emma Frost by DarkX0rn -
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Excellent combination of parts, love how it turned out!
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Topics: Dissembling Female Marvel Legends by Thigrslayer -
Sunday, August 26, 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 torsos on the female figures, so your swap might be straight forward, or it could be a bit of a pain, won't know until you try it. Hope this helps.
 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
Topics: Dissembling Female Marvel Legends by Thigrslayer -
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
Customs: Madame Hydra Viper by Bartman3 -
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
Customs: Wonder woman by Dr. House -
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
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.
 That sounds ideal, Hench. Much better than the wait times I have now.
Friday, August 3, 2018
I think plenty of people will be willing 2 throw money on this service as Ivory Towers said! Duplicating has its appeal but re- sizing is even more appealing still IMO.
 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
Topics: Looking for (5) belts.. for my custom figures... by jumpinjeff -
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
To contradict what anti said lol-

Put a bead of superglue on the hand's peg or shaft, let it harden completely. Test the fit, add another bead if needed, repeat until happy with the fit. Usually only takes a few minutes for the superglue to harden, but you can speed it up with accelerant.

I don't like hot glue, but it works as long as you use a little vaseline to reduce friction/stickiness once it's cool.
 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
Customs: Mary Jane Watson by peanutsinspace -
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Great job on your first time hair sculpt, she looks much more like the MJ I remember from the comics.
Customs: Red Sonja by Greydrow -
Thursday, July 26, 2018
That hair turned out really nice!
Customs: Jean Grey by christinacxxx -
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Fantastic work as always.
Monday, July 23, 2018
Customs: Beta Ray Bill v3 by L&A's Customs -
Monday, July 23, 2018
VERY nice work!
Customs: Jean Grey by peanutsinspace -
Monday, July 23, 2018
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).
Topics: Mystery WIPs by Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, July 23, 2018
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 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
Customs: X-23 by BlackVortex75 -
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.
Customs: X-23 by BlackVortex75 -
Monday, July 16, 2018
Looks nice! I actually prefer her to be on an adult buck instead of the teen buck they’ve been using for her. Too small in my opinion. Instead of making a leather jacket might I suggest the Netflix Jessica Jones figure? You should be able to do a simple arm swap with the heat and pop method.
 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.
Customs: Ultimate Thor by panji88 -
Monday, July 16, 2018
Fantastic work, great job on the sculpt and paints!
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Customs: Dazzler by bearako -
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!
Customs: Surtur The Fire Demon by CRobTheCreator -
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Totally bad@$$ Surtur! Absolutely LOVE everything you've done, sculpt, paints, and accessories are perfect!
Customs: Surtur The Fire Demon by CRobTheCreator -
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Amazing! Where did you get that sword?!
 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
Customs: Delphyne Gorgon by panchopantera -
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
Topics: WWE boots by bjpalm1994 -
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
Customs: Groundskeeper Willie "grease me up woman" edition by Darththomas -
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Oh wow, crazy!
Topics: Worst Deadpool custom EVER? by antithetical -
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Deadpool AND John Cena!? Two of the most over-hyped characters ever, mashed together into one super-hype, er, I mean, superhero!? Amazing!

I feel like my early customs could rival that atrocity, but I like that that PoolCena even manages to look sticky through the grainy pics lol
 
Monday, July 9, 2018
Topics: ML value question by TheRubicon -
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.
Customs: Stature-Esque (MOTUC Original) by ACCustomFigures -
Monday, July 9, 2018
Cool concept, great job bringing it to life.
Customs: Michael Myers by Baliscon -
Monday, July 9, 2018
Great work, love the extra heads too!
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