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I'm new to doing custom figures and would like to do a custom set of figures based on characters my friends created back in the 80s during our role playing days. One of the characters was a martial artist with the flowing pants kind of like Master of Kung Fu (old marvel character from 70s) used to wear. Any suggestions on how to do long flowing, Karate-gi like pants???

See image for rendoring I'm trying to create. I'm using the head from Iron Fist and Moon Knight has Nun chuks that look good. Swords are fairly easy to come accross, it's the darn flowing pyjamas that are frustrating me.




Posted by Fist
on Sunday, February 4, 2007
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Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, February 9, 2007
Damn, Walmart wins again!
Buzzy Fret -
Friday, February 9, 2007
Thanx Jin!

Dang, another trip to Wal-Mart.
Jin Saotome -
Friday, February 9, 2007
I just snagged some for my latest ToyFare custom last week. Go to Wal Mart and hit their Fabric dept. Go to the back and look for a rack that has clear vinyl under paper that shows it covering couches, tabletops, and that sorta thing. There's three different thickness and I picked the middle one for what I had to do. It superglues, sculpts to, and paints just like part of a figure. And it's only $1.97 a yard!
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Nah, it's all the same from what I've seen. I don't know about the thickness though, the place that sells it around here is pretty thin, great for almost anyhting that needs to be flexible (like Wolverine's black boot-wings). You can get it at textile stores, here it's sold by the yard which can get expensive if you just want a little slice

There are different textures so look around before you buy anything...
Buzzy Fret -
Sunday, February 4, 2007
I was wondering about vinyl - where would you get it at? Is there a specific kind or brand to ask for?
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, February 4, 2007
To make the pants use some vinyl. Make the cone-shaped pant-legs and then use some Sculpey to smooth the seams from the vinyl to the figure's leg.
ToymakerB -
Sunday, February 4, 2007






Captain Coder -
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Yea... Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Art Asylum made action figures for that movie. Here's the checklist, but I don't have any pictures.
ToymakerB -
Sunday, February 4, 2007
I meant Crouching tiger something something....action figures
Buzzy Fret -
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Am there such things?
ToymakerB -
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Flying Tiger -Hidden dragon figures
Fist -
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Thanks for the info/advice. I will admit to considering re-designing the costume to make it easier...
Buzzy Fret -
Sunday, February 4, 2007
Welcome to the Realm - good to see another FL resident!

I have been pondering this very thing as well as I'm planning a Shang Chi custom. If you can't find arms and legs that already have the look you're going for you're either going to have to sculpt the details, use some Darice foam and sculpt or try try using bits off another figure's cape like Moon Knight or Dr Strange.

If you haven't done it yet spend some time browsing the Custom Showcase and check out some of the WIP threads under Custom Help & Questions.
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