Looking for a figure to repaint into this character
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Looking for a figure to repaint into this character

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This is the character - http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/56143085/
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/25650556/

Dress colour doesn't matter too much, it's kind of purple-ish.

It needs to have arms that go forwards and to the side, and legs that can kick to the side, but super super posable isn't necessary. I can't really sculpt so I'll need a hairstyle that's bunched up at either side - the dreadlocks hanging down aren't necessary as long as it has the effect of two big bits up either side of her head.

A hairstyle similiar to the Poison Ivy "The Batman" figure would be great.

The recent pics I've drawn of her have hair a bit more like that, with a few
strands falling down to evoke her other hairstyle.

I would rather it be as short as possible really, but not Microman sized, I need to be between 4.5 and 5.5 inches tall, roughly but I'll probably have to cut my losses here. I would say slightly chubby build but I know that's asking for too much in the word of comic book paraphernalia, athletic is fine.

Anyone know of any figures that could work for this? Any 5" posable females with bunched up hair, preferably... I'd probably be going into the realm of anime figures, maybe>?

Posted by Kittie Rose
on Tuesday, July 3, 2007
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Kittie Rose -
Monday, July 30, 2007


This is the latest version of the character.

I decided to use a SOTA Sakura as the base, anyway. Looks chunky enough for now. Just need to sculpt new hair and repaint it.
Kittie Rose -
Friday, July 20, 2007
Can anyone give me an exact height for the fig? Or photo it next to a psylocke or other fig I'd know...
greymonk -
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
The write up says that the shirt was added seperately out of soft plastic I am venturing a guess that you can probably cut the shirt off.

And yes, Electrical tape is the Handyman's OTHER secret weapon. (the first being Duct Tape of course!) I suspect a little creative electrical taping would yield some pretty cool boots.
DTM -
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
that's a Street Fighter Sakura. hmm, I think you can sand it down and then sculpt. I never had a street fighter figure
Kittie Rose -
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
http://www.comicbookbin.com/sakura001.html

This looks like my figure.

Can you remove the top of her uniform though I wonder? Without leaving scarring behind. If so it'd be a straight repaint and new headsculpt. Maybe some Electrical tape on the shoes to to make them into boots? Would that work?
greymonk -
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
well here's some 3 1/2" rag dolls on eBay:

item # 180022943024

or you can try these, just insert wire in them to make them posable:

http://www.oneandonlycreations.com/onli ... oll_Bodies

or these are in 1/6 scale:

http://www.firebirdarts.com/guydolls/7c ... html#mark8

or these in 1/12 scale - might be a bit pricey but definitely in your neck of the woods geographically...

http://www.heidiott.co.uk/acatalog/Heid ... Dolls.html

that autta get you going for the moment.
Kittie Rose -
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Bah, google is not helping me find a doll collector forum.
Kittie Rose -
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Hey, that sounds like a great idea!

I think what I need is a DOLL BODY -

http://www.hlj.com/product/VOL32567

That kind of thing would look perfect, especially since the character is meant to be a doll to begin with(though a rag-doll; those things never balance).

But finding one in 5" is very hard. Having dolls that small would be weird - but, I'm willing to bet there are some that are that height with chibi-ish proportions, which would work quite well for representing a chubby character.
greymonk -
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
here's a link to DDA's figure using the Tape for the skirt. (I think it's the link)

http://www.figurerealm.com/phpBB2/viewt ... ight=skirt

worth a look at any rate this might help you out.
greymonk -
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Actually someone made a cool skirt on a figure here not too long ago. They used Electrical tape to create it. It allowed the figure to move, and looked like vinyl. Trying to remember the custom it was...like a rogue or something, it was a nice fig and the skirt idea was brilliant.

oh and try to give folks a chance, there's a lot to read on these boards and in all honesty this is the first time I dove into this thread myself.
Kittie Rose -
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I had an MGS Meryl ordered once with a Snake but it never came Still want one but have a perfectly rational fear of ordering MGS figs.

That's a load to pay for a figure I'm going to butchet anyway. I think anime figs in general might be a good bet, despite their rarity the few times you do get a posable one chances are it's going to be close to what I want.
princebrent -
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Yeah, her name was Meryl. I think the last name they gave her was Silverburgh or something like that. But her figure wouldn't have enough POA for Kittie's quest I'm afraid. McFarlane "action" figures *phffft*
DTM -
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
hm wasn't Meryl Strife part of Solid Snake twin bothers? Or was her name just Meryl....
princebrent -
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
What about a Meryl Strife figure from the Vash the Stampede line?

This is a link to a picture of her. She's an anime style figure and doesn't have the exact hairstyle you're after, but is very poseable and definitely shorter than 6". I have one myself and plan to make some sort of custom out of her, possibly a Domino. Take a look.

http://www.hlj.com/product/KYD51114
Kittie Rose -
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Seems like they've lost interest, unfortunately.

Nobody's even told me how I'd make a skirt :/
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Very true

It bugs me when people can't find the right figure, with millions of different figures, there just has to be one that fits the bill...hope one of these folks can find something for ya...
Kittie Rose -
Monday, July 16, 2007
The problem is ML isn't a good line for females. For instance, if you want to do a short Male character, you can use a Wolverine. For a short female, you're a bit stuck, as most are 6 foot, the "short" ones are about 5'8.

I'm not sure how big Rachel is meant to be, but I can't really afford to use any Hasbro figs, they're pricey not just because of the extra 3-5 euros but because of terrible distribution bumping eBay prices up.
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, July 16, 2007
Well, try a board that has a wider variety of collectors for more suggestions. MLs can be turned into almost anything, I haven't heard of anyone saying they can't make a ML-style this-or-that because of whatever reason. LOTR figures are all either armored or heavily clothed, they won't work easily for what you're looking for. It's possible but you'll have to do more work that if you use a generic ML body.
Kittie Rose -
Monday, July 16, 2007
I'm surprised that there haven't been any suggestions outside of ML, really, as I know there's little in there. What about other lines, like Lord of the Rings, that had a lot of posability? If only they had more girls in that book!
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, July 13, 2007
Don't sculpt over it, just slice it off with a knife or grind it away with a dremel.
Kittie Rose -
Friday, July 13, 2007
No comments on Sue? Would it be hard to remove/sculpt over the 4? Any ideas at all?
Kittie Rose -
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Hey, I've given this some more thought - and the 5" Invisible woman looks surprisingly good - she's actually a little chubby(as opposed to the real Alba), due to the fact that you can't do skinny arms in that scale for fear of breaking.

I received a nice offer for a Psylocke custom, but if anyone has an Invis woman already and willing to do a custom for $30 or so, I might consider it. Or if they have a loose Sue going for cheap(that sounds so wrong).

The only moulding that needs to be done though is the hairstyle and a little extra on the cheeks(I'm doing this for my ML Emma, I actually like the figure apart from the face, it's a lot meatier than Kitty Pryde anyway) so I'd possibly rather just get a loose Sue. What would I use for the skirt then, though? Needs to be very soft plastic to allow for posability.

The only problem with this is the "4" moulded on her chest... don't suppose Hasbro will be releasing a variant that doesn't have it? I guess I could sculpt over...
Kern -
Sunday, July 8, 2007
I'm still looking for a decent base for a Bettie Page figure.
deadeye -
Sunday, July 8, 2007
I like "slightly Chubby", slightly articulate women -
I've called her my wife for 20 years LMAO
deadeye -
Sunday, July 8, 2007
I only charge cost of raw material and parts, labour, and if more than 20 miles away shipping

If a figure costs $10-$20 to make - I charge about $40-$60 about 3x or 4x my parts cost

I don't take time into consideration - if you don't

You get good quality for your buck with me

I'll do it for you Kittie Rose if no one else will

~_@
Dedi
Kittie Rose -
Sunday, July 8, 2007
I'm doing either an updo or dreads, though. I think for an updo I would just mould the shape and go over it in a toothpick. That'd give it a nice texture.
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Depending on the style you want to sculpt, pretty damn hard. Anime hair is easy, it's all slick with very little detail, but realistic hair is a pain.
DTM -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
well for what I do, I just roll out the sculpty you are using into those snake like strands. and I lay it down from the inside out. My stuff that I use (porcelain) doesn't stick jack, so I super glue it in some places.
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
How hard is it to sculpt hair anyway?
Mr-X -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Nice character designs

Youd probably end up having to switch body parts from a bunch of different figures to get what your looking for. As for which, id have to give it some thought...
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Just for fun, any ideas on these characters?




http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/56145755/


http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/56145514/

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/56144633/

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/56146383/


Some of them are pretty badly drawn, sorry. I'm not really much of an artist, just a character sketcher, and some of these are completely out of left field so I have no point of reference for them. A lot of them are influenced by Fairy Tales and Alice In Wonderland(The Caterpillar especially, as well as the A.L.I.C.E. robot and Thread herself).

There's also this other guy I want done, he's got a kind of blues-brother-ish hat, a cape, and a rapier. He has dark skin and short messy black hair. I'll post pics later if anyone's interested in playing the "Guess what figure this looks like" game.
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Hah, that MJ is pretty perfect. Knowing Hasbro it will be about half an inch smaller than it "should" be, too. Has Micro-man like joints (I have no idea why I like these, but the character is a doll and that articulaton is very doll like). Almost exactly right face shape(chin should be a little more seperated from the otherwise very roundy face) and the 60s-esque dress cut. However, if I had someone play her, one of my first choices would be Bryce Dallas Howard(plus 30+ pounds of pie, same for any Hollywood actress) - her face isn't as wide but her features would really work. If her toy has a more roundy head, it'd be great.

If that board has a nail in it, I'm sold.
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
It's Revy from Revoltech's Black Lagoon anime figure series, apparently it's about 5-inches tall.
Kern -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Yea, because that figure makes me think she's a supermodel. Could they possibly have chosen an uglier dress?

And who is that model in the upper picture?
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Aw, I was hoping it was 6-inches :[ Sorry, no Microman, maybe Shinobitron might have some?

Here's MJ from the upcoming Marvel Legends line:
http://cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Ha ... 107198.asp
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Actually does anyone collect Microman? Are there any above average height females? I just realised that my Chun-lI is chinese so she's probably smaller than some...
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Not bad, but it's one of the more expensive Revoltechs to get a hold of. Maybe a future project.

Revoltechs arer around the size of 1/144 Gundams and other robo kits. I have a Megatron and he's around 5 inches, a tad shorter maybe. That fig is probably just under 5, it could be less though since it's a girl, I'd rather not go 4.5", nearly may as well go with Microman(4" as they're cheaper.
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Well, this figure looks "slightly chubby", and it's slightly articulate, but it's 6-inches (maybe a bit shorter) and 20 dollars You'd have to modify the hair and probably sand down or carve-away the fringes on the shorts.

EDIT: now I'm not so sure about the size. Some sites say 6 inches, some say 5. Either way, looks good, heh.



(I'm getting this fig ASAP :P )
Kittie Rose -
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Any other ideas? There were a few Marvel 5.5" figure towards the end of the 90s that were somewhat decent, like the vault...
Kittie Rose -
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Hmm, I don't like MJ's articulation at all and her face looks too much like Kirsten Dunst. It would creep me out.

Actually, come to think of it, Revoltech would probably be around the right size. Any female Revoltechs? They're pricey though.
Kittie Rose -
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Thanks for all the friendliness, makes a big change from the viciousness and authoritarianism of the Transformers boards I've been on recently.

I'm thinking movie MJ is a good idea. I'll take a look

Hair shouldn't be that hard to sculpt. I'm just quite bad at painting, to be honest, I always make a mess. Any good tutorials for that?
Mr-X -
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Like they all said, welcome to the Realm.

As for a body, the best one that pops in my mind is a "Spiderman Movie MJ figure", the one with the breakaway balcony and all. You might have a tough time finding her but it would probably be well worth it in the end. LD could work too, I think she has a good build for this, Wasp and Psy seem a bit too skinny.

From this site for commissions Id have to say GeeJay_Customs, Kyle Robinson, VariablePenguin or ToyMakerB, all do some pretty great work and I don't think they would over charge ya.
Kittie Rose -
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Hmm may be worth getting one made then.

Kitty Pryde is too scrawny. I'd rather use a Psylocke type body alright. Lady Deathstrike actually has a very good body if you strip off all the other bits, most people just look at the face.

Also, it being small is probably more important than posability...

Can you recommend any good peoples?
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
^Yup, what he said. Depends on the person you hire, some people only charge you for labor while others charge you for every little thing, like paint, time, parts, shipping, gas, light-bills :P For the most part, getting a figure made for 20-40 bucks is pretty good considering the materials needed to make it cost around that much anyway.

Also, the complexity of the figure factors in too, yours looks like a quick fun project so don't pay anything over $40-$50
DTM -
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
for the figure to e made for you it depends on who you hire. Sometimes they charge hours and supply money. Well it all depends
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Sue could work (or a Marvel Legends Kitty Pryde, same figure with a different head) if the gloves and boots aren't a problem (you could switch them out with Psylocke's hands/feet).

I haven't seen Microman figures much but I'm sure one of these guys is a Microman expert :P

Bunches of spare parts? Ebay is good, but you have to look around quite a bit. Also try flea markets and thrift stores for super cheap figures
Kittie Rose -
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
How much would it cost to get the figure made for me? Is there anywhere I can buy bunches of random spare parts?
Kittie Rose -
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Hmm, I heard Apoxe was very messy to use.



The DBZ kits are weird - at least if it's JUST Robots, it kind of makes sense since with robots, you don't have the horrible unnatural joints you do with superposable action figures, joints are natural. But Robots AND DBZ is kind of odd.

Then again, they do have Microman. But that's about it. The Japanese are excellent at making figures when they want to.

I have a Psylocke but I'm not so sure. I may as well use a FF42 Sue Storm if I'm going that generic.

Any Microman figures maybe?
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Ack, no idea, my Japanese friends have no interest in my action figures but they have rooms full of Gundam and DBZ kits, makes no sense...

And I'd suggest getting someone to make the figure for you or practice a little sculpting (it's not hard really). Y'have to consider, the odds of finding a figure that looks exactly the way you want it to be right out of the box are pretty slim. Luckily your character design is pretty simple so a figure with a basic body-type would work well. There's Cammy from Sota's Street Fighter line, you could slip a dress on her, change the boots and hands to more generic ones, sculpt the hair, and you're done! We've got a ton of tutorials on this site to help you out ( http://www.figurerealm.com/customtutorial.php ), or ask anyone around the forum.

Edit: Oh yeah, Psylocke and Wasp too, they have the basic body-type so all you have to do is put on the dress, sculpt the boots, and find a way to make the hair. (These figures are only 4.99 on sale at most KB Toy Stores)
DTM -
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
first of all welcome to Figure Realm.

hmm, a figure with bunched up hair... I mean you could cut some hair off other figures and glue them on then sculpt so it looks connected. I was thinking a Psylocke body. It has desent posability. Plus you would need to make a dress so it is flexible. Sew a dress up I guess. Well just my structure of this custom. By the way did you draw that? Looks cool
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