Hello. Two advices are needed
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Hello. Two advices are needed

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Hello. I decided to, well, provide an update for my old "Marvel Legends" and "Spider-Man Classics" action figures. Some are really old and a bit damaged.
So, I'd like to ask the following questions:
1). What kind of paint should I use to repaint action figures?
2). Example: I have a Wolverine action figure ("Astonishing X-Men" costume from "Marvel Legends" Series 12, masked variant) that has no right arm, only a fully movable shoulder. The joint that connected the arm with his shoulder is broken and the arm is, well, long time gone. What can be made to immitate the arm or what can I made a replica from?


Posted by Geoff Thisthat
on Friday, January 27, 2012
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Dr.Zom -
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Again, you want acrylic paints, such as Citadel or Tamiya--I'm in the minority on the craft store stuff. If you have some painting experience you can mix it up with some of the DecoArt Americana (read: not the cheapest brand they carry) craft store paints. Use your Citadel or Tamiya foundations and stack on top of them. NEVER EVER use those Folkart craft paints you can find at Walmart. Paint markers such as Sharpie and Gundam markers (water based) are good for detailing. Seal with Plaid brand Mod Podge clear acrylic sealer matte for flat tones, gloss for well... shiny! Crazy glue and Loctite can also be good, just don't overdue it and avoid the joints (unless doing joint protection as instructed below). Also PRE-WASH PRE-WASH PRE-WASH before you put that first drop on; paints seem to bind better to some areas than others. I've scrubbed like crazy only to find myself hitting the acetone a day later to strip after not being happy with the results.

All you need to know to get started:
Pre-washing by Dr. Nightmare
http://www.figurerealm.com/viewcustomtu ... view&id=21

On general paint and sculpt by Jin Saotome
http://www.figurerealm.com/viewcustomtu ... view&id=28

Painting and techniques again by Jin
http://www.figurerealm.com/viewcustomtu ... view&id=33

Advanced dry brushing by Dr. Nightmare
http://www.figurerealm.com/viewcustomtu ... view&id=14
Chonosmoon -
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Use acrylics

For Action figure joints, can't help you there, I only customize transformers
Ole Jade Jaw -
Monday, February 6, 2012
Check out the tutorials. There are some great ones here, Jin Saotome's site and Anthony's Customs site as well as many others. They are a great starting point with tons of info and tricks. The ones here can be found at the upper left corner of the main customs page. Googling custom action figure tutorials will work also. Have at it!
shapp -
Monday, February 6, 2012
I almost never come to this thread lol. I use citadel paints for my customs, never ever ever use paint from a craft store as everyone I've ever seen if awful for this medium. Hit up a hobby shop that deals with warhammer of you can find one. Gabi had a great idea with the screw. As for the arm make a trade thread or post what your looking for in the choice cuts section of the trade thread
~♥XxGeekyGabixX♥~ -
Monday, February 6, 2012
Wow! It's kinda crazy nobody has decided to help you ,Well I say
1)Use Acrylic paints! NOT enamels That stuff is icky on figures.but the better brand in acrylic paints will likely have better results like Model Mater paints
2) find someone to trade or buy the arm from and use a screw drilled into the shoulder ball to replicate the peg and heat the replacement arm and it will pop right on if you used the right size screw!
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