Need some assistance on a figure
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Need some assistance on a figure

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Okay, I'm trying to do a Lana Lang as Insect Queen figure for my Superboy set and I have run into a slight snag...the mask. I tried taking one from the first DC Direct Star Sapphire figure ever produced and just trimming it down with my Dremel...that didn't work. If anyone has anyideas as to what I should do here to create the mask, it would be most appreciated. The head I am using for her is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Welcome to the Hellmouth Darla (non vampire version).



You can find an image of Lana as Insect Queen at the above link. Check it out and let me know how I should proceed.

Posted by manomight1974
on Thursday, April 28, 2011
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manomight1974 -
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Just wanted to let everyone who commented know that she's done and posted on the Realm. Please check her out and post comments.

Thanks.

Chris
manomight1974 -
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Just an Idea maybe sculpt a flat mask against a flat surface(maybe dust on some cooking flour on the flat rea just to make sure the sculpt doesn't stick to it ) press her face gently on it while its on the flat surface take her off let it harden sand it the superglue it on .

Thanks. I'll try that next time. A bit too late now though lol.

Chris
~♥XxGeekyGabixX♥~ -
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Just an Idea maybe sculpt a flat mask against a flat surface(maybe dust on some cooking flour on the flat rea just to make sure the sculpt doesn't stick to it ) press her face gently on it while its on the flat surface take her off let it harden sand it the superglue it on .
manomight1974 -
Saturday, April 30, 2011
That is exactly what I ended up doing...using Milliput and sanding it. The mask came out okay. It wraps around her face a little, as opposed to being flat, but it still looks good. I'm in the process right now of finishing off the paint apps on the mask, hair, wings, hands, and her bio-ring...I think she should be finished and posted sometime by the end of the week (I hope). I hope that once she is finally finished and posted, everyone who gave me pointers and tips and assistance on this figure (leafman343, mega_star_andro, and DC-COLLECTOR) will take the time to check her out and comment. I want to thank you guys for your help...it was most appreciated and needed as I've been working on her for six months (yikes!!!!!!)...it usually only takes me a max of a few weeks to finish a figure.

Chris
DC-Collector -
Saturday, April 30, 2011
I would use 2part plumbing epoxy or milliput.. then sand it a bit.
mega_star_andro -
Friday, April 29, 2011
Making something that small and then making it rigid it always a hard task, walmart sell "plastic cutting boards" like to be used for cutting veggies and such, they are thin and rigid, not sure on price tho, but I'd cut it out of that then paint it, prob have to use a primer on the plastic but it might work, just an idea
manomight1974 -
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Hmmmm. I was thinking of using a Mattel DC Infinite Heroes Superman cape for it. I think if I used the vinyl from a three ring binder, I'd still have to use milliput to give it slightly more depth.
leafman343 -
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Honestly, I don't know where other people buy it, but I just take it off of 3 ring binders. It is a bit flimsy, however, once it is cut to size it should be rigid enough to stand on its own
manomight1974 -
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Where would I find the vinyl? I tried at two arts and crafts stores today after work and all I could find was foam board, which looks to be a tad too flimsy.
leafman343 -
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Cut it from a piece of yellow vinyl or white vinyl painted yellow? It would be easier than sculpting, idk how well it would look though.
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