Sigma 6 Customizing
Sigma 6 Customizing
Posted in Custom Workstation
Hey Everyone! I am brand new to custom action figure making and I definately want and need any advice you guys are willing to give me! I went out and bought some Sigma 6 figures to start with because I really like the size and base figures that they have. Well, here are some of the questions I have...
1. Disassembly - When it comes to disassembling the figure, is there a tutorial on this? I've scoured the internet looking for tutorials but can only find ones for taking apart Marvel legends and DC Universe figures... I would really like to see how the joints and connector pieces are when it comes to the Sigma 6 figures. (I tried the heat and pop method on my snake eyes to try and remove his head, but the plastic connector stretched and snapped, I was able to fix it tho...)
2. Painting - What paint is best to use on these figures? Right now all the paint I have is Testors Enamel paints. I really can't afford to go out and buy a bunch of Acrylics to have on hand as of yet, but I was wondering if the enamels will be sufficient on this type of plastic? I also have Mod Podge that I can seal the finish with when I am done with painting and such.
3. Sculpting - I have a 1 lb. size of Apoxie Fixit Sculpt that I picked up because everywhere I read it appears to be the best stuff availible. I am wondering to what extent can you use the sculpt on the figure. I have never used the sculpt before so that all new to me as well. But I am wondering if when you shape the sculpt on the figure and it cures, will it be permanently adhered to the figure or is there a chance it could fall off, and if so how do you sculpt the proper way on these figures?
4. Tricks of the Trade - Are there any tricks or secrets that are involved when working with these figures? Does any one thing work better than another on these figures? Is there anything that I wouldn't even think of using that could help me customize these figures?
Thats pretty much what I would really like to know before I just dive into these projects, lol! But I would definately appreciate and advice given and answers to these questions!!! Sorry this post is so long!!! I am just so excited to get started and I know if I just rush into this I will mess everything up without having some advice from the masters first!!! Thanks Guys!!!
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