Help for a first custom
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Help for a first custom

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I have a spiderman and a hairdryer and some bostik all purpose glue. I am going to gt some airfix paints and need an idea for an easy first custom or good combinations of figures.

Posted by modern_messiah
on Friday, October 27, 2006
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modern_messiah -
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
I just realised I have a hardly- poseavble venom I will customise into a random symbiote and probably oni I will design.
modern_messiah -
Monday, October 30, 2006
I have some old figures to customise and stuff but I have to wait untill I get my galactus parts swapped and get paints and sculpey (which I'll buy online) or ill get some other stuff...


No, I havent but im waiting till I get stuff to customise it with...
thank's for the custom! ill hope to see it soon! (can I have the custom then?)

I have some old figures to customise and stuff but I have to wait untill I get my galactus parts swapped and get paints and sculpey (which I'll buy online) or ill get some other stuff...
Riverâ„¢ -
Monday, October 30, 2006
have u started with ur deadpool???

the new custom I made is for modernmessiah... It's an example of a custom figure from an ML Spidey...

But I think it's not gonna be posted until tmrw...
Shinobitron -
Monday, October 30, 2006
If are going to practice the customizing might I suggest shopping in second hand stores or garage/ sales. For the most part you should be able to come up with some cheap toy fodder. Also before you do the whole permanent sculpting thing start out with playdoh. Its agreat way to get the feel for using small pieces of clay.
modern_messiah -
Monday, October 30, 2006
Thanks dude
customizer -
Sunday, October 29, 2006
welcome aboard modernmessiah I actually only started customizing about 4 months ago I have a few tips of advice for ya that I had to learn the hard way

1) customizing costs a arm and a leg literally

2) I would not bother buying a dremel ok sure it makes the job slightly easier but it costs a bomb and you can get by with out one

3) seeing as you are in the uk [ like me] get citadel paints they are the only one's we can get anyway get them from games workshop

4) as for sculpting putty either get milliput or green stuff as that is all we can get in the uk unless you have it shpped over

there are a few tips for ya seeing as you are only 12 I would not consider starting yet as it costs so much money you need a job to fund it
Mr-X -
Friday, October 27, 2006
If you get a dremel...practice with it. I discovered one hidden in my house a few days ago, went out and bought some new heads and practiced a bit with it. Finally, I can take off excess material without attacking the figure with knife...
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, October 27, 2006
Wait, you're only 12? Yeah, I don't recommend a dremel for ya... I think you should stick to basic re-painting. Turn that Black Spiderman into a Deadpool for now. Get good at painting first, then start sculpting. You could make the greatest sculpt in the world, but if you can't paint, then it just looks like a pile of ugly plastic!
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, October 27, 2006
Oh, get acrylic paint because enamel tends to give you problems. For some reason it gets sticky!? I don't know why...just get acrylic. Tamiya, Citadel, Testors, all good choices...
modern_messiah -
Friday, October 27, 2006
thanks dudes ur all really helpful. im gonna tr7y and get some sculpy and I think I have some human toys for a head.... I live in england so ML are a rarity to me and I only use old SM figures because I hate dc dudes. I gotta go bed now but please keep add replys and I think I could use a black widow knife and Punisher guns for deadpool items. ill get sculpy ASAP. Don't forget this stuff is easy come easy go for me, im english with little MLs!

I HAVE NO IDEA what types of paints. ill get some plastic paints or airfix paints.

plus, could anyone start making the FULL marvel nemesis line. that would be cool.
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, October 27, 2006
Lol...it usually takes a while to make those animated pictures, and you need a special program to make them.

Sculpy would be good. After you get good at sculpting buy some Aves Fix-It Sculpt material, it dries by itself and is usually stronger than Sculpey.

Oh, also, what kind of paints are those that you're buying? Are they acrylic paint or enamel?
modern_messiah -
Friday, October 27, 2006
how do I add the animation to my pc? are there more like thta? plus, imn english and I am going to get some sculpey and I may make a deadpool with air fix paints.

how do remove excess plasic without a dremel and plus im only 12 so I can't do dangerous things.
Riverâ„¢ -
Friday, October 27, 2006
I usually browse through the web or some comics and look for characters that I can try to make...

It's just that there a lot of diff' things u can do with spidey...
Gee_jays_Customs -
Friday, October 27, 2006
Well I was thinking, since you have a black costume, you can just get a spare human head (Heman) and use the sculpey to sculpt the symbiote going over his head, it's good practice and also, you can't really go wrong, you could make it look crazy or subtle, up to u....and you can get super sculpey at most art stores, about $3 per small packs, or around $10 for 1lb....its good practice since it doesn't get hard, so take you time! If you need any help when your doing any of your customs, just let us know, we're ALL here to help!

~Gj
VariablePenguin -
Friday, October 27, 2006
You might try a simple Deadpool with your black costume. You could try to make a Spider-Man 3 Black costume out of the regular Spidey.

Oh, and you can see the address for the image if you right-click it and choose properties

modern_messiah -
Friday, October 27, 2006
don't have any sclupy or ANYTHING... its a first and im a noob. I have a grooved spideman with widespread magnetic hands and feet and a black costume spiderman that is smooth and very articulate. I wish I had some paints but I don't. Where do you get sculpey and stuff I need a dremel and I live in england so marvel figures are always a specialty and rarity.... lucky americans......

dude pls can I have the adress for that groovy colossus/ peter rasputin thingy!
Gee_jays_Customs -
Friday, October 27, 2006
cool, which spiderman do you have? the ones with the "spider webbs grooved in" or the smooth version? Do you have any sculpting compound (super sculpey, or apixie sculpt?) recommend super sculpey for now since it doesn't dry untill you heat it up so you can take your time as much as you want....^_^ let us know!

~Gj
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