Hair Tutorial?
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Hair Tutorial?

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I was curious if one of the veterans here was up to making one of these. As a new cusomizer, the hair, which makes or breaks the custom, has been one of the harder things to add to a figure and still turn out looking good. Do most of you sculpt the hair or use other methods?

Posted by Mr-X
on Saturday, December 16, 2006
User Comments
Mr-X -
Friday, January 5, 2007
Thanks for all the help guys, sat down today and tried my first shot at making hair. All and all im pleased with the way it looks, expect a few of my customs up in the next few days
Kyle Robinson -
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
I have the same tool GJ is talking about. I used it on Forge and spirals boots.
Gee_jays_Customs -
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
I have this tools with like multiple "scraper" and its metal. I used that for pitt's hair and thats with one stroke too...and just smooth it out with water....

~Gj
Mr-X -
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Like in the Winter Soldier custom, you can see the specific locks of hair instead of it being a flat lump of sculpt painted to look like hair.
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
What do you mean by "texture" though? Like make the strands of hair stand out? Maybe you could use a Barbie comb and lightly drag it across the sculpey to make little ridges to look like strands of hair.
Mr-X -
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
This is gonna sound REALLY pathetic but...whats a good way to texture the hair?

Normally id use a toothpick or the end of my fingernail for the textures but I wondered if there was a better, more efficient way. The toothpick or sculpting tool might do the trick though...

I also learned that Apoxie doesn't do to well in hot water...
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Yikes, try using the "MACRO" settign on your camera for taking up-close pictures, that way they won't come out so blurry.
hellz-yeah -
Sunday, December 17, 2006
I suck at sculpting right now and I need new paints but heres my only hair mod I have it's gambit with x-23 hair atatchments






Mr-X -
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Actually, Winter Soldiers hair is almost the exact style I need to make for the figure im making.



Im making the guy on the left
Kyle Robinson -
Sunday, December 17, 2006
I love hair sculpting! its one of my favorite parts of customizing. I will make you a tutorial about sculpting hair from scratch when I get some free time (im sort stuck with like 17 more commisions I need to finnish so I can buy a new mac book pro before school starts again.)

here is some of my work in hair sculpting. PM with any questions in the mean time (before tut..)





VariablePenguin -
Sunday, December 17, 2006
The only hair I've scuplted has been on: Alternate Spartan head, Marlowe, Zealot and Mr. T.
Mr. T was my best job because his hair and beard were fairly simple.
If the hair lies flat, you can just put some scuplting stuff on it and make some lines on it to look like hair.



Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Whenever possible, I steal the hair from other figures, but sometimes the hair you want just isn't availiable. In those cases you have to get hair that looks similar and then re-sculpt it a little. It's a lot easier than starting from scratch.

What I'd like to know is how to sculpt the hair and actually make it look like hair
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