Need a Hair Piece
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Need a Hair Piece

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I bought a hair piece from Black Arachnis last month for my Sentry I'm working on and last week as I was just about finished, I realized it wasn't the best piece,a dn when I tried to remove it, it broke into about a million little pieces through no one's fault but my own. Apparently, Black Arachnis is closed, and I've got a bald Sentry with his head dremmeled down to hell and back and an empty spot on my toy shelf crying out in pain.

SO! Does anyone know of any other avenue I could explore to get a hair piece?

Posted by Lee
on Monday, November 5, 2007
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Kern -
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Y'know, when I first saw the title of this thread was 'I need a hairpiece', it wasn't a figure I thought you needed one for...
Lee -
Thursday, November 8, 2007
I looked into SS when I bought the Das, but the heating bit sort of turned me off from it.

That being said, Das works pretty great. It's a one-piece air-drying compund and takes about 15 minutes or so before you can really get in there and start sculpting, but I really liked it. Of course it was my first time sculpting, so I may have a greatly inferior product, but it works for me, and I suppose that's what really counts. I'm thinking of giving it another go now that I know I can work with and see if I can REALLY make a nice hairpiece.

I got it in the same aisle that the SS is in at Michael's in case you're interested.
TPCustomStudio -
Thursday, November 8, 2007
I have been using a lot of super sculpey as of late due to the large amount of sculpting I am doing on figures. Fixit sculpt and aves products are too expensive to work with with that large amount that I would need. I also have had great success with a heat gun to cure it. Maybe that's the route to go. Plus SS is pretty easy to sculpt with.
Lee -
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
I've just always been of thye mindset that evry project is 1 part patience, 1 part ambiton, and 1 part knowing your limitations. I was in no hurry to further buther my lone Sentry figure.

I'm pretty pleased with the results, though. I might eventualy try a new hair piece and get some more detail in it and just generally work on the hairline. That's the only part I don't like.
Punstarr -
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Henchmen4Hire -
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Don't fret Lee, no one gets better by never trying
Lee -
Monday, November 5, 2007
Well... I bit the bullet and sculpted the piece just now. I think it might actually turn out okay, which is really a hocker for me. I'll have to wait until it's painted to give a final verdict, but so far, so good.
Punstarr -
Monday, November 5, 2007
I'm sorry, man. All I can say is that I used to be no good at hair sculpt, but I kept at it and now it seems fairly easy. I can't help you with a hair piece, but I did a tutorial on hair sculpt that you may or may not find useful. Here it is: http://www.figurerealm.com/customtutori ... view&id=46

If that doesn't work for you, I wish you luck in finding what you're looking for.
Lee -
Monday, November 5, 2007
HA!

no.

I have a degree in art and design. I went to art school. I had to BEG for my friggin B in my sculpting class. It's just not a strong suit of mine. I'm nervouos enough about trying to sculpt some armor for a Wasp I'm doing. I just think that hair might be a little above my paygrade, so to speak. Also, since I don't do a LOT of customizing to this degree, I don't have aves sculpt. I'm working with a 1-part air drying compound called Das, mainly because it was cheap and should serve my limited purposes well.

Maybe I'll do some experimenting and see what happens. I just think it would come out looking a little crappy, and the whole point behind the excercise is to come away with a piece superior to the original for display.

I don't know... Maybe I'll give it a shot.
Punstarr -
Monday, November 5, 2007
Have you tried sculpting it?
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