Advice For Custom Idea
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Advice For Custom Idea

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I am trying to create a 6 inch sasuke with many points of articulation. Right now, I only have the figure which is a mattel sasuke head on a nude 80's bandai action figure body. What I need help with is where/how I can get the figure the proper attire. I know what il looks like, but I don't know if it is best to use cloth or sculpt.

Thank you for reading and here is a picture which is a reference for my figure base:

Any tips, ideas, and advice are appreciated...

Posted by agentxy9
on Saturday, April 30, 2011
User Comments
Automatauntaun -
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A: above statement is soooo true. Not to diswade you. Just do this one and then move forward. If after a while you feel you could have done better just revisit it with another try. I already have two fives I am making again. I find it to be the fun ofthis hobby?
B:go here,
http://www.google.com/search?q=assemble ... ent=safari
I would recommend highly revoltech joints. I know, you would think I
own stock in the company? I don't...I wish I did thought...
They are amazing and add MASSIVE articulation.
Also by using these you can buy the gashpon/and or other toynami toys and swap parts since these
Joints are in different sizes and some fit those toys ( toynami and gashpon) quit well. Also allowing
For easy full scratch parts.
Hope it helps! Best of luck!
Mr-X -
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Gotta echo what everyone else said. First customs are always choppy-you learn from experiencing. Even the big boys didn't pop out amazing pieces at first go. Plan it out, take it slow, take your time and don't judge yourself to hard. Customs can always be made again later or taken apart and redone.

Personally, with that type of body I'd do a little bit of both sculpting and real cloth. ML's are easier because of their unique body, and allot of people love them because of their articulation, but bodies like the one you posted have a TON of articulation. Honestly it looks like a 12'' body shrunk down. Sculpting it completely would look nice, but it would have to have allot of time put into it so the sculpting doesn't hinder any articulation or get rubbed off. Id say sculpt the little things, like boots, gloves, hair, yadda yadda and use real cloth for the clothes. You don't need to find any fancy fabric, just chop up and old tshirt and keep sizing it till you get what you like. If your making clothes for a 6 inch figure, a tshirt is gonna give you quite a bit of extra fabric to play trial and error with.
Darththomas -
Friday, May 6, 2011
Like the others said man, don't give up, most peoples first few customs tend to be a bit ropey, keep practising and you will get to where you wanna be
mpelichoff -
Thursday, May 5, 2011
I agree with Mighty Tom. Practice on something that is not so important to you. Try fabric, try sculpting. Nothing bad can come out of practicing! Then after your comfortable with whichever you choose, come back to this project.
Mighty Tom -
Thursday, May 5, 2011
don't give up yet, if not move on to another project and come back to it when your skills improve and you feel a bit more confident
agentxy9 -
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Oh well, it's not like I had a chance anyways...
Darththomas -
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Sculpting over the fabric would help save articulation. Cut the fabric to the desired length then sculpt over it leaving a small piece of fabric exposed. Attach the exposed piece of fabric near the articulation and there you have it?????
agentxy9 -
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
but its pricey today...
Cherry Bomb -
Monday, May 2, 2011
Maybe buy this you get a chidori effect and a demon wind shuriken
mpelichoff -
Sunday, May 1, 2011
In order to keep all of those points of articulation, I would try cloth first. If you don't like the look of it, you could always remove it and try sculpt. If you try sculpt and it doesn't work out you'll have a heck of a time getting it back to something close to the base figure.
Lots of places sell fabric, wal-mart could even have what your looking for and it would be cheap so if it doesn't work out it's not a big loss.
A combination of the two might work out best - sculpt for the big collar thing and the bits on his forearms and cloth for the rest... guess it depends on which outfit too...
agentxy9 -
Sunday, May 1, 2011
yeah, im not advanced yet so I wouldn't know a lot about using it. thanks and hopefully other people give more ideas. I just found a fireball jutsu effect to use! now I just need a definite chidori effect...
~♥XxGeekyGabixX♥~ -
Sunday, May 1, 2011
yeah I don't think the type of figure plastic matters scult usually fries like rock hard so its already a different density .
agentxy9 -
Sunday, May 1, 2011
yes I am trying sasuke uchiha. also, I understand the sculpt lools good, but will it work out with this base? I am mostly worried because the base is made entirely out of hard plastic where MLs are a bit flexible...
~♥XxGeekyGabixX♥~ -
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I think sculpint it will look far nicer

Here is somethin that may help
http://www.figurerealm.com/viewcustomtu ... view&id=38
mpelichoff -
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Are you making the Naruto character?
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