Need help from anyone who can make head casts...
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Need help from anyone who can make head casts...

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Ok, so for a while now I've been wanting to make a movie-style Elektra figure. And of course the first figure I though of using was an Alias figure...I mean the likeness is good enough. The only problem is that they're HUGE!!! Well, about 7 inches.

Which is too big to be on scale with the rest of my Marvel Legends, especially considering she's a female character. But I digress.

I've heard it's possible for regular customizers to actually make resin head casts, and not only that but be able to enlarge or shrink the molds for said head casts.

I already have the head I need from an Alias figure, I was just wondering if anyone who can do this can tell me how much it would cost for me to get them to take the head, make a mold of it, shrink it to about a 6-inch scale (Marvel Legends) and make a head cast from that.

Because...needless to say, that would be about the coolest thing ever.

So anyone who can help, get back to me. Thanks in advance.

Posted by Mint Condition Customs
on Thursday, October 23, 2008
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blaynescott -
Monday, November 24, 2008
The headcast made of Hydroshrink would change shape in water, not your original plastic head. Sorry to disapoint.

I've been looking around for someone to do the same thing for 12" scale heads (to reduce them to 6" scale heads) - but no one provides such a service. Alas, it's a cost-thing.

-Blayne
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, October 24, 2008
That's what Hydroshrink is designed to do, or was that Hydrospan? (makes things bigger instead) I forget... xD
Mint Condition Customs -
Friday, October 24, 2008
Well that's why I was asking someone else to do it...someone who already has the materials and is skilled at it and makes money on it a lot. :P

But your idea intrigues me...put the head in water? Hot water, cold water? For a few days? That will actually make it smaller?
Henchmen4Hire -
Thursday, October 23, 2008
You'd need Hydroshrink, and it would be waaay expensive to make just one head, not worth the materials. Also, the stuff isn't measureable in how much you want it to shrink, it shrinks something to 51% the original size, so a 7-inch head would go down to about a 3.5-inch scale. You just put the head in water and leave it alone for a few days, like I say, not a very accurate measurement, but maybe you can take it out when it looks about the right size and make a mold of it real quick?
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