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Sunday, February 3, 2019
Thanks for the honest review of my products. To be honest - the P2 Clonetrooper helmets shouldn't have had any of those defects... they might have been from an older mold that was past it's useful life. I don't think I've made any in a while but I'll take a better look at the mold, it might be time to replace it.
As for the size issue - while I can understand your request for including a picture of what types of figures it might fit on.... in my experience that's a bad idea. Here's why: 99.9% of eBay buyers have a combined IQ of 8 and see a picture of a figure and a head cast or a painted head cast and think that's what they are getting. No matter how many times I post in the listing description - even going so far as to put text ON THE PICTURES - it doesn't matter. Buyer sees a painted ...
Friday, August 10, 2018
Yeah, I don't take commissions for it, but I do pieces I think will sell well enough to justify the cost and time that it takes. Because depending on the method, it can take weeks for an item to shrink. And depending on what size it starts/ends at, you need to make multiple molds as it shrinks a bit at a time.
You can upscale/downsize existing figures thru "traditional" casting and molding techniques as well. Just saying. I've done it for a bunch of items in my eBay store. Upscaling 3.75" heads to work with Marvel Legends and SW Black Series, as well as downsizing Hot Toys heads to work with the 6" scale figures. It can be an expensive and time consuming process, sure, but it's totally doable. I hope to get a bunch more stuff done.... someday.... lol
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Thanks! I actually looked at that figure - and the 4" counterpart - but didn't think they would work. I ended up using claws from the Spider-Man Stretch Strike Venom figure.
Thanks! I hope my buyer says the same thing lol
Thank you sir!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The only other thing I can see maybe working for the boots would be to get this Duke figure and just sculpt the pants around the top of the boots, because these boots are fairly thin and go up his calves a bit:
Or one of these Vipers, and do the same: ...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
My Gears of War guy and the SDCC Shockwave figures are done now, in case anyone wants to check them out:
Gears of War Cog Soldier
SDCC HISSTank driver Shockwave ...
How close to the reference are you going to get? Because from the looks of it... you need to do a LOT of sculpting to get those parts to look like that pic
For the hood, try and find a Resolute Zartan:
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
It is hand sculpted, but I can not take credit for the original sculpt. However, I will have copies of this as well as several other GoW torsos in 1:18 scale / 3.75" in my store shortly. The head is already available for sale in my eCrater shop.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Here's another project that I'm working on... consoles as seen in the Death Star in Star Wars...
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Thanks! For the head, I have the original Hulk from the Avengers box set which I'll be modifying to get that demonic look. As for the body - I used some thin strips of LEGO canvas and glued them in place and painted them. I have a little more progress done on his body, I added some 'studs' to the cloth strips to get the look I was after for the belts and wrist gauntlets. Just need to finish the head now and he'll be complete.
For me, the key to clean paint apps is to thin your paint every time. Sure, instead of doing one coat, I have to multiple coats, but I feel like I get much better, smoother finishes this way. ...
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Here's another WIP that I'm working on right now...
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Current WIP - Marvel Universe scale Gargoyle... still lots of work to do on this one.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
OK, I finally got some REAL progress done on Acroyear - still need to finish off the scratch-built sword, and the belt that I added... but he's getting there.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Sorry the Onslaught parts are actually gone.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Thanks everyone! Here's a pic of my STILL WIP Acroyear...
Still some work to do... have to sand down his chest more where I resculpted... need to sand his head down some more... hopefully finished soon... hopefully...
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
I started making some videos for casting your own products. First one is the DIY Pressure Pot tutorial. Here I show you what you need to make your own pressure pot.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHkoAUWy ... 3BBlq9s_UQ
Next up, I'll be doing a video on prepping your pieces for molding, building the mold box, etc. and of course the actual casting of the parts. ...
Friday, September 14, 2012
Thanks! The base was from the Spider-Man from the same series that I repainted, and just a print out of a skyline that I found on google.
She was in a series of small Marvel figures that included Wolvering, Psylocke, Elektra, Blade and Spider-Man.
Yeah it was a fairly simple looking figure but the painting took way longer than I expected it would, lol!
Thank you sir!
Thanks! The smallest white dots were done by putting some white paint on a toothbrush and then running my finger across the bristles so that the paint 'spit' out in a thin spray.
Thanks man! I strive for perfection (lol) and I'm sure that my buyers are looking to put them with their existing MU collections, so I guess that means I'm hitting my mark
Actually, now that I look at the pics again, it's not styrene at all
It's actually some small pieces of flex-rex that I cut for the boots. Sorry about that. But they were attached with regular super glue. To attach styrene I usually use super glue as well. If you're putting styrene over a curved part of your figure, just heat it up for a second with a hair dryer so it's flexible and glue it in place. When it cools - and the glue dries - it will have the shape of the area you're putting it with.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Hey, thanks man! I hope to start getting some ML/DCUC stuff molded and cast for the store soon... right now, I have mostly 1:18 stuff for sale.
If I'm reading your post correctly, you're talking about taking a head and putting it in a cup to make a mold... one thing you can do if you want to keep that peg hole, is once you remove the mold from the cup, you can remove the clay that acts like the 'stand' and cover the inside with some petroleum jelly and then put more rubber into the plug hole. To make the casts, you fill the mold with plastic and then push the plug into the opening. Some of the plastic will probably spill out, but when the plastic cures you can pull the top piece of the mold off, and remove the head with the hole cast in already.
Next: HALO Marines...
Next up... 2 Predators:
Next up: Spawn
Next up: Azrael
OK so I figured I would post some WIP images of some of the figures that I've uploaded to the Realm's figure showcase... up first: Red Tornado
Thanks! PM sent.
No problem. I think I have several other types of paint not covered as well... I'll have to double check the list, and double check my stash (lol - I have a LOT of paint) and I'll add more if I can. In the meantime, here's a great chart that shows some different types of brushes and what they can be used for. This website also has some good prices and they constantly have sales, too. http://www.dickblick.com/productinfo/learn/brushes/
They made a figure of that Darth Maul as an SDCC exclusive a few years back. There's also a new battle pack that has this version in it.
I have a custom Spawn in the showcase area. He's not available for sale as he was a commission but LMK if that might be something you would be interested in.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Here's a few more paints that can be added:
Reaper Master Series - these can be purchased at most hobby shops or wargaming stores, and come in small dropper bottles. This is great (IMO) because you can control how much paint you use at a time. They are great for painting custom figures since they are very durable, although you might still want to use some sealer over the top. Over 250 colors to choose from.
Badger Freak Flex - these are mostly used by airbrushing but can also be brushed with some good results. They have about 80 colors to choose from with cool names like "Autopsy Orange" and "Creature from the Black Lagoon Green". Since they are for airbrush they are very thin, but I like this because they can be used effectively as glazes and topcoats.
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