Have you ever,,wrecked a figure???
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Have you ever,,wrecked a figure???

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Have you ever customized a figure and then realised you really shouldn`t hae , like pulling apart a ml juggs or making your ml deadpool in to snake eyes ?
I`m currently using nailpolish remover to restore my xmc iceman .

my question is ..how go we salvage them ?
is there a topic on here with the factory paint type used ?
like what colour of brown is ml wolvie brown or which red did they use for deadpool ?
what blue is angels ml outfit ?

any help is appreciated ,

Zombieforhire

Posted by zombieforhire
on Wednesday, August 25, 2010
User Comments
somebody1 -
Saturday, September 11, 2010
lol. everything I tossed was stuff nobody wanted even dirt cheap on the trade list.
bobtheodd -
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Hell, I would have taken those witchblade/fathom bodies rather then have you throw them away.
DiceMan -
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I suck as a customizer so I wreck them all lol
no but yeah I have wrecked a few and im kinda scared to use some of my good ones untill I get better
somebody1 -
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
yep. 2 joker thug bodies, a few witchblade/fathom bodies from the 90s. mostly stuff I couldn't sell.
bobtheodd -
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
You threw stuff away???
somebody1 -
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I just tossed out 10 half finished figures and 3 lbs of parts and other stuff just to clean out all the clutter.
zombieforhire -
Friday, September 3, 2010
wrecked vega...............I`m gonna cry
somebody1 -
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
My fodder box got cleaned out. I had half an arm here and a leg there that I cut pieces off of. I have about 2 lbs of guns for some reason lol.
MenByMckenn -
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Yep, been there-done that. Right now in my fodder box is a ripped apart ML Juggs, XMC Rogue, and a BAF Pitt. Just to name a few.
UGGHHHH!!!!!
somebody1 -
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
In the end it is usually. If you guys could see the money I've wasted since 2007 when I started customizing. Figures that I tore apart for parts that didn't work out, some simply broke, others had accidents while working on them. I bet I've gone through a few grand. Sadly I still have it happen now and then and now that I customize expensive anime figures it makes you cry cause 1) you're out of the money 2) the base figures are usually really nice 3) your idea doesn't turn out.
joey1212 -
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
when there is a will, there is a way,, I once restored a dcsh s3 batman, removing all previous paint work on it,
the way I restored the paint work was first of all dissasemble the figure a place the parts to soak in a combination of kitchen cleaning products and naill polish remover, I leave it in there for a couple of days, then use the ruff side of a sponge to scrub off the paint which would come off easy if you've soaked it long enough,you'll be left with the base colur on the figure eg if you used this on the deadpool the only colour on deadpool would be red, (thats if the deadpools parts were casted in red that is), the next would be to paint in the other colours - I think the closest colour to the brown on ml6 wolverine is the citidal beastal brown with some blood red, remmember to paint in thin slightly watered down layers in order to make it look professional

hope this helps
Mr.Melter -
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I believe the forum for restoring figures is called ebay. Its easier to buy a new one, or just cry, one or the other. I usually cry, its cheaper.
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