Skirts *sigh*
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Skirts *sigh*

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Psylocke is being made into a civilian. Paint job was crappy and lacking so I decided to give her a maker-over. Now I want to make her into a flirtatious yet feirce "I'll kick yer sorry butt" schoolgirl. So basically this lol:
(But she can kick your but and she is not a good little pop princess, the outfit Ms. Spears is wearing is just a rough sketchy concept) So what to use for a skirt? It doesn't realy half to be schoolgirl pleated! I did a search before posting and came up with electrical tape and fabric. I'd rather not buy yet another figure(unless I come accrost one a goodwill)and I'll try anything once! (that sounded better in my head.....) by the way the hair is shoulder length and wind blown slightly more to one side than the other, I might post a pick soon.

Posted by Wonder***Woman
on Monday, February 4, 2008
User Comments
Jin Saotome -
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Haha duh! stupid me lol, why didn't I think of that before I used foam. That's more durable and I had some laying around. I feel dumb =P. Thanks Jin. I'm also going to try a little expirament. Stop me now if you tried this already but... I was going to cut out a pattern for a cape out of several sheets of aluminum and somehow dip it in the rubber dipping stuff you can get at hardware stores. My thought is that since the aluminum in the cape will let you mold the cape into any shape you want. Basically giving you an articulate cape so to speak.

Hmmm! That sounds promising, except when dry the plasti-dip is fairly stiff so I don't think just aluminum foil will make it bend. Try taking bendy wire and lining the sides of the foil (or just use some fabric) so they make the plasti-dip hold it's position.
Wonder***Woman -
Friday, February 8, 2008
Ballons...interesting I might give that a whirl.....I have a huge shoe box that my boots came in, for some odd reason I saved it but know I'm glad I did!
carlos1 -
Friday, February 8, 2008
My figures are a little bigger than most of the one's posted on this site so this may not help. I have been experimenting with baloons yes sounds silly but maybe it can work. Take a large baloon stick the figure down the hole up to the waist and then carefully cut the bottom half in a pattern that suits your taste then cut the top which usually is curl up and there you go the skirt is in place and there are no seams. Try different tickness in the baloon to get the desired texture. I saw a 1:6 scale Elektra figure using this technique that looks awsome. Hope this helps.
cowboyink -
Thursday, February 7, 2008
for support glue those foam things to a hollowed out cardboard box
Wonder***Woman -
Thursday, February 7, 2008
thanks! I guess I'll look for these the next time I go to a craft store or wally world. thanks again!
Kern -
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Medium-thick foam sheets. Score a series of parellel lines one way, turn it 90 degrees and then score every other line for bricks.
Wonder***Woman -
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I'll most likely go with the electric tape because I'm on such a low budget. Mom said dad might have some(I need 2 find out).Otherwise I'll definetly use the clear vinyl used for making couch-covers. I was jut wondering (for my miniture for school) what would be cheap and easy to get to use as walls. I was wondering, would those foam sheets be good to make action figure scale walls?
EDIT: Heres a pic of the crime.
somakun -
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Right on! I'll try to look for that.

Thanks!
Henchmen4Hire -
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Like, aluminum foil? Sounds interesting! There's a spray-on plasti-dip to make your job a little easier.

(great site by the way Somakun!)
somakun -
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Haha duh! stupid me lol, why didn't I think of that before I used foam. That's more durable and I had some laying around. I feel dumb =P. Thanks Jin. I'm also going to try a little expirament. Stop me now if you tried this already but... I was going to cut out a pattern for a cape out of several sheets of aluminum and somehow dip it in the rubber dipping stuff you can get at hardware stores. My thought is that since the aluminum in the cape will let you mold the cape into any shape you want. Basically giving you an articulate cape so to speak.
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Or, you can save yourself the trip to the store and just cut a hole in your sofa, there's lots of this stuff in there :P
Jin Saotome -
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
My choice would be clear vinyl used for making couch-covers. It comes in different thicknesses so depending on how much articulation you want, get thinner/thicker. Wal mart use to have it on huge spools back in the fabrics dept but since switching to Super Wal mart, they ditched their fabrics! Now I have to find it at Joanns. Best thing tho it's superglueable, durable, and can be painted with Testors acrylics, without it flaking off. I've used it for Black Bolt's underwings and if you get the thinnest kind you can fold it and make pleats, gluing the pleats in place if you choose. Makes great capes too.
Wonder***Woman -
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I'll keep that in mind! A funny thing, I'll be using this figure for school (maybe). We have to do a research report thingy and I'm going to do mine on the zodiac killer. I figured I'd create a miniture of one of hisher murder's. I thin I've narrowed it to a shooting back in 66(I think) of a young couple at a lovers lane. Which works perfectly with the hole schoolgirl theme. I don't plan on painting the blood on the customs, just making some blood pools.... Anywho thanks for your replies
cowboyink -
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
you can pic em up at walmart for like 1 buck a sheet
Esbat -
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Foamy sheets, I used those to make sandals on my spartan figure. They're pretty flexible and easy to work with, and cut awesomely with a xacto knife.
somakun -
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
you can get them at any craft store like Michael's. They're basically sheets of flexible foam and you just cut out the pattern you need and glue it. I used super glue. This is my first time using this material like this. There are other ways I want to try but I need to get the material first.
Wonder***Woman -
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
I looked and read but saw no talk of it could you explain the foamy sheets? I saw the video game girl and her skirt so I guess that was it? Yeah I guess I'm just a newb so what are they?
somakun -
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
on a custom I'm currently working on, I used foamy sheets. It's in my WIP thread
Wonder***Woman -
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
liquid laytex paint.good idea!But wouldcould that fall apart after awhile? And I'm wondering whats the easiest way to create a skirt aside from real fabric?
cowboyink -
Monday, February 4, 2008
okay I thought about this for another custom I had going it might work for you.
Liquid Latex Paint applied in a thin sheet on a piece of wax paper cut to length and glue and bam skirt, for more detail bend the paper as its drying
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