New to customizing, any help for a newbie?
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New to customizing, any help for a newbie?

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Hello all. I am new to the board and new to customizing. I have been collecting figures for years. I was wondering if anyone had any tips and tricks for me. What are the best tools to get/use, best paint, etc...

Id like to make several figures. A lot of Power Ranger characters, Avatar: The Last Airbender figures, a hole line of Tigersharks figures, and figures from the Australian show Spellbinder (it aired on the Disney Channel in America some years ago) All are some of my favorite shows. Any help would be appreciated. You can post here, e-mail me, or IM me. This is something I am really wanting to learn to do. I know it will take time and practice, but I am always wanting to make characters not produced, or correct figures that I don't feel live up to what they should. There are a lot of figures I would really love to do over time, so some help and guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

GR1

Posted by GreenRanger1
on Thursday, July 30, 2009
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SCORPION11.0 -
Thursday, August 6, 2009
laughs maniaclly for great period of time
GreenRanger1 -
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I found a box of random figures I've gotten in ebay lots some time ago, so I think Im going to start by trying to clean and restore some of them. Then maybe try to customize a few. I found the little rita replusa I made along time ago out of a happy meal toy. It isnt very good, but I needed an empress of evil.

Here I took a pic of her for you all, feel free to laugh.

necornaut -
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
yeah thats the best way to start is with repaints and some mods, and don't worry if your first isn't that great, none of us start out with customs looking like kyle's or jin's
DTM -
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
You could always start with repaint or minor sculpting, those are always easy to do, then work your way up to harder stuff.
GreenRanger1 -
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I read through all the tutorials, and learned a lot. I'm going to have to save up and get a dermal and supplies. Wonder what figure I should try to make first? Should probably start off with something simple.
SCORPION11.0 -
Friday, July 31, 2009
center of the chest
Goldenwolf -
Friday, July 31, 2009
If you Ever Go To Hawaii I Know 3 There That could Hook You Up!
GreenRanger1 -
Friday, July 31, 2009
Forehead...um not in this life time. I've thought about the bicept with some sort of band around the rest of my arm. I need a good tattoo artist.
Goldenwolf -
Friday, July 31, 2009
Upper Biceps Is A Prime Spot Plus You Leave Room For More Tats Like The Dragon Zord or whatever .
HeartBreakKid -
Friday, July 31, 2009
forehead lol
GreenRanger1 -
Friday, July 31, 2009
I've actually thought about that, Im just not sure where to get it tatted at.
Goldenwolf -
Friday, July 31, 2009
you should Get That Tattooed that would Be Killer !
GreenRanger1 -
Friday, July 31, 2009
I did, I made my mom only buy me green shirts. I also wear this all the time still.

necornaut -
Thursday, July 30, 2009
nice yeah I never understood why they didn't make his morpher... he's the one kids always played as.... heck they even made the blue ranger... nobody wanted to be billy... man I miss that show it was great, funny though if you think about it that nobody ever noticed when they left right at danger or that they basically wore one color outfits all the time...
GreenRanger1 -
Thursday, July 30, 2009


I have two Dragonzords one is still in his box, other one is here. I customized the morpher too since they never made Tommy's.
necornaut -
Thursday, July 30, 2009
post it man... I still kick myself for never getting the dragon zord... I have all of them except that one! even the play weapons and the figures but not the zord...
GreenRanger1 -
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Thanks man I've got some reading material tonight

The Green Ranger rocks I have his helmet if anyone wants to see Ill post a pic.
necornaut -
Thursday, July 30, 2009
hey we have a tutorial page on the site

here - http://www.figurerealm.com/customtutorial.php
video ones
here - http://www.figurerealm.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=22249

hope this helps and welcome to the realm, plus good choice on name, everybody liked the green ranger... even when he was evil....
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