Base bodies :)
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Hello, I'm looking to try another version of that female ragdoll figure I did last year. The body I ended up using, Street Fighter Sakura was kind of right but a little too big. Also I've made a bit of a mess of the figure with the amount of times I've painted over it, it'd be nice to start from scratch(unless there's an easy way to strip all the layers of paint off this one). There was a roll of clothing that was a little off and now with all the paint, I can't move it back into place, it's rock solid somehow.

I'd rather a figure with a short skirt as I'm not sure I could effectively do one myself, I'm unsure what I'd use for the soft plastic, TGS is not as flexible as I thought it would be.

A figma-like body would be great but Figmas are too expensive to be ripping apart. I guess a Junker Figma would be okay.

Sculpting isn't a big issue for me as such, it's the painting I find that really tough, even when I get it right and seal it the paint comes off quickly. I also find it hard to get a good finish. As you can tell, the finish of that figure is not so great. When I spray the sealant I have on it, it looks too shiny and plasticy.

A 5 inch figure would probably work best, but it can't be too skinny.

Posted by Kittie Rose
on Monday, December 8, 2008
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Kittie Rose -
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, December 8, 2008
Water down your paint, that's all you have to do. Mash your brush into some water then wipe it on a paper towel. Then work a little paint into it and paint the figure, once that runs out, grab a little more paint or dip it back in the water if it's too dry and repeat the process.

Yeah, I don't like sealant, sometimes even the matte sealer is shiny >_<

And remember that customs aren't designed to be played with or handled roughly. If some sharp object happens to strike your custom, no amount of sealer is going to prevent it, at least not with the paint the average consumer is allowed to buy.
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