Tutorials and Requests
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Tutorials and Requests

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Nightmare's Note: All our current Tutorials can be found here! --> Figure Realm Custom Tutorials

I know FR has a large selection of Tutorials to help new customizers(thanks to Doc, Kyle and the others who make them). One thing that I thought might be useful to the community though, is a thread where other people from the forum can request a certain tutorial be made and a willing person can tackle it if they happen to be making a figure involving the requested tut. One such example would be Kyles Tentacle guide, it doesn't fit with all custom figures but its a really useful guide that can help people who want to learn how to make them. Anyhow, I figure if you want to see how a certain thing is made, ask for it here and maybe someone will make a guide for it.

Id like to see:

A general Hair Sculpting tutorial

An Anime Style Face tutorial(like eyes)

Airbrushing

Posted by Mr-X
on Monday, February 26, 2007
User Comments
Tom-Tom -
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Can we have a tutorial on how to upgrade Nerf Guns to fire farther?
SCORPION11.0 -
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
okay, what, you gave me an idea,connect the blades and needles together, then sink the needle piont into the hand, I don't have a soddering iron, thanks just really seeing if anyone hasdone it before
somebody1 -
Monday, September 7, 2009
ah. I thought you wanted to know how to make the blades. I'd say use the smalled drillbit you can and drill slots and clean them up with a utility knife then glue the blades in.
SCORPION11.0 -
Monday, September 7, 2009
use a needle for what?
I've got the blades made up, just need a safe way to put them in
somebody1 -
Monday, September 7, 2009
That could be really rough. You'd have to use a needle or something.
SCORPION11.0 -
Monday, September 7, 2009
could someone do steel claws for gi joe sized figs?
Mr.Melter -
Monday, May 25, 2009
I want to issue a challenge. We need to revamp blackstar like they did with he-man. Anyone interested?
SCORPION11.0 -
Sunday, April 5, 2009
aby body know how to sculpt weapons?
50percentJoe -
Monday, March 9, 2009
Is there an easy guide on resizing joints to fit each other? I'm talking like the knee joints on ML toys.
wylunCustoms -
Monday, March 2, 2009
OKKKKKKK.. I'll just send my pictures to mailto:captaincoder@figurerealm.com
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, March 2, 2009
Just send him the links to the pictures @_@
wylunCustoms -
Monday, March 2, 2009
lol nice video, I love how the upper body just punches the lower legs out at the end randomly lol.

ANYWAY.. guys. im still having trouble on how to post up a tutorial!!!! DR> Nightmare said to use the contacts to get it to Cap.Coder.. but I don't kno how to give HIM. the jpgs... any help?
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, March 1, 2009
New Video Tutorial on how to fix those annoying stuck hips on DCUC figures:

http://www.freewebs.com/drnightmare/ind ... id=4473666
Jin Saotome -
Saturday, February 28, 2009
For those of you who picked up the ML Nemesis series you may of noticed he's no longer clear, instead having an icky matte yellow paint app. There is a way to return him to his normal clear orange/yellow goodness but it'll take some work.

First take him apart. Snag some Bounty or WalMart brand Oasis towels as these don't leave particles behind like Brawny or some of the cheaper ones. Make sure you're out doors because Dampen the towel with Walmart or Ace's brand of Acetone (I use Kleen-strip) and begin to wipe off the nasty yellow paint on his arms and legs. You don't have to be super careful on these parts because the Acetone won't eat away at that plastic very quickly like it will hard plastics parts. Use Q-tips if you have trouble getting any of the red bubble apps out of crevices.

You're going to go through a lot of paper towels and Acetone with this guy, probably needing to go over him twice. The shoulderpads are very Acetone resistant and easy to clean off. But the chest/waist IS NOT! You have to be very careful about how much acetone you put on the paper towel because too much and it'll begin to melt the plastic, the paper towel sticking. Fortunately you can go back over any 'oops' spots with more acetone and remove that. Avoid hitting the already clear dome if you can.

Now use Tamiya clear red to line-in all his armor panels, muscle sections, anywhere there's an indention. Get underneath his chest piece as well. Paint the little red bubbles however you wish. I only paint them on the front and back of the figure and towards the center of each part like in this image here: Holocaust/Nemesis After that dries paint the entire figure with a coat of Tamiya clear yellow and you will see him start to instantly turn clear as you do! Make sure to get underneath his shoulderpads to make them clear as well. If you want brighter eyes on the skeleton, paint them silver and when the dome is closed they'll be a much brighter yellow, almost glowing looking.

Now you have a Nemesis that resembles the older 5" 'Dark Nemesis' made by Toybiz that was all clear looking. I'll probably go back over the bubbles to darken some up for variety but he's basically done. Now, are we clear on how to do that? Good!





Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, January 4, 2009
This tutorial on duplicating things is the easiest I've seen: http://www.thefwoosh.com/forum/viewtopi ... 93&t=55741
darkling84 -
Sunday, November 23, 2008
If someone know or wanna make a cloning body parts tutorial will be grate, that will be safe a lot of money
HeartBreakKid -
Friday, November 7, 2008
Does any one have tutorials on face rescupting
somebody1 -
Friday, October 17, 2008
cool. I'll send him an email and ask. thanks.
Lord_Khan -
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Well Black Arachnis made one on molding and one on casting, but his site isn't up right now. But I'm sure if you emailed him, he could send you them. His address: mailto:black_arachnis@mts.net
somebody1 -
Thursday, October 16, 2008
how about a tutorial on resin casting? I can't find anything good and free tutorial wise. a tutorial for those with cameras that don't have macro would be great too. I'm not sure if its me or the camera but one of us isn't quite right.
ejcustoms -
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Can someone please please,make one on how to sculpt ripped clthoing because I am trying to make a superman that got the craped beat out of him by doomsday
-ejcustoms
Mr-X -
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Might I remind(or bring to the attention) of all members(new and old) that all the tutorials and tips for customizing here at FR can be found here:

http://www.figurerealm.com/customtutorial.php

Have a nice day
Mighty Tom -
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I am terrible at painting so I would like to see tutorials for certain paints and techniques for using that paint.

I'd also like to see a tutorial that covers sculpting different types of hair.
Mint Condition Customs -
Friday, April 11, 2008
There should be another tutorial for sculpting clothes. Kyle's is great, but I'm thinking of sculpting entire pants or shirt sleeves.


Also, there should be a tutorial on how to remove parts of a figure to paint the joints, then reassemble them safely.
Alex76blah -
Sunday, March 16, 2008
I wanna see a hat making tutorial.
IC Customs International -
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Did anyone have a tutorial on how to make those cool "Flight Stands" for the figures? Thank you
Wyldside2304 -
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Yeah, thats one of the ideas I had myself. I think I'm going to use tiflon tape since this will be on a female figure.
LWes -
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I know a way you could make removable armor, at least for the torso.
What you do is take a piece of plastic, like from a plastic bag, and wrap it tightly around the piece. Use tape or something to keep it in place so it won't budge. Then you take your Apoxie or whatever you're using, and sculpt on top of the plastic. When you're done, let it cure, and the next day you can remove it. Peel away the plastic and you'll have a piece of solid Apoxie sculpt that fits perfectly on the body, since it's shaped exactly like it.
You could first do the front, then after taking it off, you do the back. I think that would be easier than doing both at the same time.
I've never done an armor like this, but I used the same method for a cap I made for this custom. Check it out to see what I mean. I was able to make the cap really thin so it won't look bulky at all, which is usually the case with such items, right?

You can probably use the method for making armor for the arms and legs too, But that's probably a hard one, needing many pieces that would probably fall off easily.

Let me know what you think, I'd be interested to see if it works for armors.
Wyldside2304 -
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Well, I have a few ideas to try. It will just be a process of elimination, and the ideas are not so far apart that it will cost me the peice if it doesn't work. I'm not sure about using magnets just yet for this project but Monks idea of using metal powber may come in handy.
Kern -
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I'ld still like a multiple arm tutorial.
Lord_Khan -
Monday, October 29, 2007
The sculpting of said armor would be entirely based on what you want it to look like.

Your best bet with the removable part would be involving magnetics, so here is a thread Greymonk made a couple months ago about magnetics.
Punstarr -
Monday, October 29, 2007
My god that sounds difficult.
Wyldside2304 -
Monday, October 29, 2007
How about a tut on sculpting removable armor. My next project is going to be dealing with this.
Punstarr -
Friday, October 19, 2007
PMed him. Thanks Doc!
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, October 19, 2007
Send it straight to Cap and be sure to tell him what it's for.
Punstarr -
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I have a small hair sculpting tutorial... but it doesn't have action figures explaining things with speech bubbles and the like. It's just informative with a few basic pictures. How do I submit it?
LWes -
Monday, August 20, 2007
LONG hair is something I'd like to see a tutorial on. Short hair is simple to do a decent job of, but long hair?
Kyle Robinson -
Thursday, August 9, 2007
I hair tut for men is At the top of my to do list (as far as tuts go) im just waiting to do one with a less detailed hair peice... cause one that more detailed would be to hard to really make and if I did it might be too much for someone who just wants to learn a basic technique. I'll get on it though ASAP.
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Crap, I should have done it with my GL custom but I was still learning when I did it xP
Mr-X -
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Would anyone be willing to do a Hair Tutorial?

I know a good number of people have been asking for one recently, seems like its in high demand.

From what I've seen Doc, Kyle, GJ and Shins seem to be the best at it. Would it be possible for one of you guys to snap a few pics as you work? I don't think we need anything extremely fancy, you don't need to dedicate an entire figure to the tutorial, just a few pics as you work, or something like that.

Hell, we could even make "Female Hair" and "Male Hair" two seperate tuts just to lessen the workload.

Anyhow, if someone could take a go at it, im sure allot of guys/girls here would appreciate it.
DTM -
Thursday, July 26, 2007
yuppers. me know a long time ago. That's why me join this site. the tutorials help me with my customizing
Henchmen4Hire -
Thursday, July 26, 2007
...you know we have like 40 tutorials on this site?

http://www.figurerealm.com/customtutorial.php
Punstarr -
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Ah alright... then that's what I propose the next tutorial should be!

Thank ya.
Mr-X -
Thursday, July 26, 2007
So um, is that a no?

Not yet, hopefully someone will get to it one day.

In the meantime, just find one of the guys here, they should be able to give you help. GJ and Kyle both do some nice hair sculpting
Mr-X -
Thursday, July 26, 2007
So um, is that a no?

Not yet, hopefully someone will get to it one day.
DTM -
Thursday, July 26, 2007
nope there is no hair sculpting tutorial
Punstarr -
Thursday, July 26, 2007
So um, is that a no?
marvelp14 -
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Less talk more Tutorials !
Punstarr -
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Is there already a tutorial for sculpting hair? If so, can someone post a link, please? Thank you kindly in advance.
Gee_jays_Customs -
Thursday, July 19, 2007
lol I have the VHS...haha

~Gj
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