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I bought a wwe deluxe aggression figure to use for a base but it looks a bit to tall, so I'm just wondering is it possible to make it shorter without having to damage it to much.

Posted by Mighty Tom
on Wednesday, October 1, 2008
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Mighty Tom -
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I finally overcome that wristband problem buy making them out of apoxie and making the hands removable but I've come across another problem.

I'm trying to make it look like stiching on the outer part of the leg but I'm not sure how I go about doing it, so any ideas or suggestions just to set me in the right direction would be helpful.



also if your wondering why I'm having so many problems its because I'm customizing nearly every part of the figure.
Mighty Tom -
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I forgot to mention that the wristbands don't need to go all the way around the wrist but just enough so it can be stitched together like in the picture.


Dead Man -
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Heatshrink tubing. You'll still need to remove the hands to get them off, though.
MrBlu -
Sunday, November 30, 2008
you could use little rubberbands.
Mighty Tom -
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I thought I'd post this here because it does involve the same custom.

I'm trying to make removable wristbands for my custom but I'm having a few problems with it

I've tried making them out of apoxie but the only way to take them off would be to remove the hand and they also break to easy anyway.

I have thought about making them out of rubber or even using something from a figure but I don't know what figure I would even need.

so if anyone has an idea/suggestion or has had this problem themselves it would be much appreciated.
Mighty Tom -
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I guess its just one of them things where you got to pray to the customizing gods that it works.
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, November 17, 2008
Generally, I do all the joint-work first, before I do any sculpting just so apoxie doesn't crack somewhere like you said

Yarrr, I suggest sculpting after you get all your body-parts in place.
Mighty Tom -
Monday, November 17, 2008
I've come across another little problem, the legs I was using looked like trousers but they need to look like they are tucked into boots, so I shaved the leg down a bit and then sculpted the boots on, after it dried I started to re-attach the foot but the apoxie cracked and came off.

I have considered re-sculpting the boots with the feet attached but I was just wondering if there are any other methods as I didn't want to try anything yet in case I mess it up.
somebody1 -
Thursday, October 16, 2008
probably just as well, its kinda tedious. I tried it with a spare leg from a superman on the bandsaw and it took a lot of practice and I ended up more or less shaving the leg down a bit at a time.
Mighty Tom -
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I sorta tried it but then I ended up finding a pair of legs that are shorter and and have the look I originally wanted, so I guess it worked out in the end.
somebody1 -
Saturday, October 4, 2008
you may want to practice on a scrap leg first though now that I think about it. Let me know how it works.
Mighty Tom -
Thursday, October 2, 2008
thanks for the idea, I'll give it a try.
somebody1 -
Thursday, October 2, 2008
you could try taking very small slices out of the legs in different spots, just enough to shorten it but not enough to alter the shape of the leg/ankle and such. This way the changes you do make are very subtle and hard to notice.
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