Ryu's Krew Customs WIP
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Ryu's Krew Customs WIP

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Hey there Figurerealm! In the past I've posted topics about me being concerned about getting into customizing, as it's very different than drawing comics, but with some advice from all of you here, and looking up a few tutorials, they're getting done and actually not looking too bad.
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This was one of the first pictures taken, being a few days ago when Archound (the one laying on it's side w/out arms or legs) was being decided if I wanted different legs, or what exactly I was going to do.


This was actually before the first pic, but I thought it should be interesting to note that I have tried sculpting two different swords for Ryu (the hat one) already, both turning out to be failures. Still working on trying to get it down. But I'll have to try again after I finish sculpting all the chars.


Here's Archound, now fixed and with broader shoulders (as before the original shoulder joints were incredibly small.) I used two wrestler arms (I believe it was an older Matt Hardy fig).


And here's a few of them posing. They still aren't complete (quite obviously) but I think they're off to a pretty great start, as a first time sculpter.









About 3 months ago or so, I realized my Dremel (it wasn't actually a Dremel, it was a Craftsman sort of tool that was a lot like a Dremel, and it was kinda old) wasn't working. My dad took it apart, and lo and behold, one of the chain/rubber parts inside snapped. So I'm basically without a dremel. But surprisingly, doing all that sort of work with an exact knife isn't that bad. I've been making do with what I have. So that's why they're all kinda dirty/not that great looking. Plus I'm still working out their proportions and such.

Posted by ryuskrew
on Wednesday, April 13, 2011
User Comments
ryuskrew -
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Thank you! I'm hoping to soon have all the sculpting related stuff done so I can get to work on the painting, I'm anticipating these figures sooo much. I'm creating an epic 12-book long graphic novel series, so having these sitting on my desk will definitely be some great motivation! I figure I just have to clean a few things up here and there, make their weapons fit perfectly in their hands, and I will be set!
Automatauntaun -
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Glad to see you here!
ryuskrew -
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Just took a ton of update pictures, worked a TON on sanding and nearly complete with sculpting. Just need to do a bit more detail work, and I should be pretty close to painting (even for weapons). And just so you know, I did these all without a dremel/rotary tool, so all the sanding and stuff had to be done by hand. Hopefully you can all appreciate it a bit more.
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Automatauntaun -
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Well said ,and if you have any other questions please feel free to ask! I am always looking to see what new people are doing!
invis -
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
PLEASE don't forget to keep posting pictures of these as you work on them more! They're really interesting looking.
ryuskrew -
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Oh wow. That's actually a really good idea! I'm not too used to sculpting or any sort of customizing, so I'm all really new to this. Thank you for the idea!
Automatauntaun -
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I would recommend using foamy ( foam sheet from your craft store) or cardbord as a base for your sword. Then after you
Have cut the foam or cardboard into the shape you like you can just sculpt over it making shaping the item much easier.
Keep it up and hope your dreme gets fixed soon!
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