Need help finding Weapons & Accessories for Customs
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Need help finding Weapons & Accessories for Customs

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Greetings All!

I have been so HAPPY finding this website and the growing number of websites like this one and The Facebook pages hosting similar material! I have been a collecting for such a VERY long time and in the last year I have been collecting Aves Apoxie Sculpt, over 400 vials of Testors, Citadel, Tamiya and other acrylic paints! I've still been collecting during this time and in the last year I've added 2,000 figures to my already 8,000 MS, ML, MU, DCUC and added WWE Elite, UFC, MMA, TNA WCW for the purpose of customizing. I've been perfecting my techniques between 60 hour work weeks, 12 hours of graduate classes and the most understanding and supportive partner/husband the world has ever known! I wish I'd have done a B.A. In Arts to make my hobby a living but my younger days reading Marvel/DC in the 80's and early 90's lead me down a career path of 7 science degrees and trying to better humanity through science!

My infuriating frustration in the world of customizing is finding weapons and accessories for the 6in figures found for ML and DCUC. I have searched the 1/9th scales, the 1/10th scale, and 1/12th scale figure sites, ebay, amazon, even what other artists have created on the Shopways store for 3D printing and still I have no luck! I have found and used some of the Gears of War weapons which have have been great! The most furious is that 12 in figures like the 1/6th scale G.I. Joe characters or the Sideshow Collectibles 12 in figures have numerous options available to them. Hell, as a collector of the 1/18th scale (3.75in) G.I.Joe figures as a little boy and even now they have a variety and numerous range of weapons to them. I have been collecting and kit bashing 1/6th scale ninja and samurai since high school and even they have uniforms and HIGHLY DETAILED weapons, accessories and armor and yet the MS, ML and DCUC figures are still limited almost 20 years behind what their current sized cousins have readily available to them!

With my current rant over and I stepping down from my soap box...I was DESPERATELY hoping other customizers might have hidden in their toolbox a site, retailer or even artist that can take rough sketches I have and put them in 3D software and print them on their 3D printer? I know it's an expensive route, but I really do want to find some genuinely awesome weapons for my customized figures!

Thanks in Advance for helping this custom newbie!

Posted by UFGatorAlumni
on Saturday, September 27, 2014
User Comments
UFGatorAlumni -
Monday, February 2, 2015
Danyx Eleven,

Thanks so much for the advice! I am trying this method to create the lightsaber for the Sith Inquistor from Star Wars Rebels...double bladed, half-circle and spins. Using your technique and using three different dremels, the stylus one works best for these small projects! Thanks for paper clip info! It's F'ing awesome!

Danyx Eleven -
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Also try yard sales, flea markets, and/or Dollar stores. You can often find both figures and weapons/accessories. Sometimes they'll be too small but you can use them as a base to sculpt over. Also, sculpting from scratch isn't too hard. What I did recently was took a piece of plastic just a bit too thin for the figure to hold, sculpted a bit over that, then unbent a paperclip halfway and super glued it to the handle, then used the clip as a guide to sculpt a greatsword, which got some details touched up with a dremel. It took a few layers of sculpt but it was a lot easier than trying to make something from just sculpt. Might be harder to make a gun, but maybe just sculpt in tiny pieces and dremel details as you go.
UFGatorAlumni -
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thanks! Strangefate is an INCREDIBLY gifted designer & artist...used his work a lot!
Darththomas -
Monday, September 29, 2014
Strangefate on here does some cracking work on shapeways, he's designed and printed his own figures including articulation so I'm sure he could probably throw some stuff together, can't speak for his workload or anything but it might be worth giving him a shout.

You could also look into Hydroshrinking, not sure how it works but it's basically taking a mould and cast of a larger item then it shrinks it down to a smaller size. Again, not sure where or who does it but it's an idea
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