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GJLCreative - Saturday, April 19, 2014
"Do you know if it's possible to make a clear yellow if you add some yellow acryl to clear acryl? Testors doesn't make it and I wanted to know."

No that won't work
-- in reference to Metallic Color 101 by Kyle Robinson in Custom Tutorials
Gonard - Saturday, April 19, 2014
Hi mono, I tried to do this but when I did it and rinsed it once in a while like you said the color would wash off. Did you have this problem too? And can I ask what temperature you used?
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
GJLCreative - Friday, April 18, 2014
how about some pictures?
-- in reference to On Pouches/Holsters by superarticulated in Custom Tutorials
pock63 - Friday, April 11, 2014
 Glad it helped
-- in reference to Making a Hot Glue Joint Tutorial by pock63 in Custom Tutorials
Kevlar Palsh - Friday, April 11, 2014
That is a GREAT idea. I just always use aves but it takes forever. Gonna try this the next time this issue pops up. thanks!
-- in reference to Making a Hot Glue Joint Tutorial by pock63 in Custom Tutorials
x-force wolverine - Tuesday, March 25, 2014
hey dude in case I want o mix a color for making gold what color should I use in mixing because our shop here ran out of gold acrylic what color should I mix thanks dude
-- in reference to Paint and Tools by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
pock63 - Wednesday, March 19, 2014
 You're very welcome
-- in reference to Making a Hot Glue Joint Tutorial by pock63 in Custom Tutorials
MikeMarvel - Wednesday, March 19, 2014
This is awesome Which I had known about this sooner! Thanks!
-- in reference to Making a Hot Glue Joint Tutorial by pock63 in Custom Tutorials
x-force wolverine - Saturday, March 15, 2014
I need help when I was trying to remove the head of my dc batman arkham city the peg broke or joint what should I do?
-- in reference to Neck Peg Fix by Gee_jays_Customs in Custom Tutorials
mordachi - Thursday, March 13, 2014
I always use this method when customizing, but the other day something happened that I haven't had happen b4. I was heating up a Movie Masters figure head and the head popped off but the ball joint is stuck in the head. I can't get it out, I've tried putting it back on and redoing it but the same thing keeps happening. Any advice on how to get the ball joint out?
-- in reference to Heat 'N Pop by Dr Nightmare in Custom Tutorials
Game Frame - Tuesday, March 11, 2014
wow! this really helped! thanks a lot!!!
-- in reference to Joint Protection by Dr Nightmare in Custom Tutorials
Mr.? - Monday, March 10, 2014
 yeah, that's what I meant I'll give it a try with the powder then, thanks!
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
monoloco"el cuztoymizer" - Friday, March 7, 2014
 Hello! I don't think it matters if it's powder or liquid form and your second question I don't understand exactly , but if I think what you're asking me is what is the color dye for? Is for coloring clothes, fabrics and I used it for the seat belts on my 1970 Chevy Malibu cuz they were all faded and it work good..let me know if this answer your question bye!
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
shane3387 - Friday, March 7, 2014
can you get this from a regular craft store or do you need to order it on-line?
-- in reference to Apoxie Sculpt Guide by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
x-force wolverine - Friday, March 7, 2014
I need help what should I do because my amazing spider-man super posable double jointed elbow suddenly got off and the wrist I just put it back to its proper place then its okay but it keep on getting off what should I do?
-- in reference to Joint Types by Dr Nightmare in Custom Tutorials
Mr.? - Thursday, March 6, 2014
hey monoloco, I want to give this a try but in my country I have only found aniline powder dye, do you think that could work?. What is the original use for the dye that you show on this tutorial? maybe that way I could find something similar in here
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
DrChops - Tuesday, March 4, 2014
This technique works great, and it is also easy. Although Bionicle is not as common in stores right now, they are really cheap used in bulk on ebay. The current toy lines in main-line stores is Hero Factory or Chima by lego. Mega-blocks also makes pop-fit ball joints, larger ones than lego style with a four-sided socket instead of two. This technique can also be used to add, for instance, a tail onto Scorpion or studs for extra, robotic type arms or interchangeable arms if you sculpt over the Lego arm or leg sections. The plastic resists the heat of a sculpey bake, or just use Apoxie.
-- in reference to On Plastic Wings by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
DrChops - Tuesday, March 4, 2014
 Re-open the figure and add apoxie sculpt or try shims (like thin plastic, glued to one surface, leave hanging out, then trim off). If it is only a little bit loose, try superglue method.
-- in reference to Body Swaps by wyLun in Custom Tutorials
DrChops - Tuesday, March 4, 2014
 If the figure is solid plastic, you can use a larger screw to make the waist rotate. If you are working with hollow pieces, I would recommend a collar-bead type assembly. Drill a small hole in one piece, sized to a paneling nail. Slide two round beads onto the nail, then super-glue the nail into the small hole, with the two beads projecting out, held in place by the nail head. Be careful not to attach the nail onto the beads with the glue, they need to spin freely. Drill a hole in the opposing piece that is a little bit bigger than the beads. Hot glue the beads in place. The beads will act as a collar, holding the figure tight together, and the nail and opposing piece will spin freely. Vaseline or chapstick can be used as a "resist" on the nail, stopping the glue from grabbing, but normally you can just spin things a bit after initial set-up, the beads will stay in place, the nail will spin, creating a very strong roto-joint.
-- in reference to Adding Swivel Joints by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
DrChops - Tuesday, March 4, 2014
 At 1/12th scale many fabrics will not look right or drape right, they are too heavy. Very light fabric such as a hankercheif cloth or thin t-shirt material can work. However, fabric or real hair/fur fibers are not much in style for smaller figures. It would also be quite difficult to sew and dress 1/12th scale or smaller. With careful work, fabric or leather can be glued to a figure. way better to get some apoxie and learn to sculpt
-- in reference to Fabric Costumes by Vlad Basarab in Custom Tutorials
pock63 - Tuesday, March 4, 2014
 My hot glue gun only has one setting which is hot,
-- in reference to Making a Hot Glue Joint Tutorial by pock63 in Custom Tutorials
kodykoala - Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Hot or Cold setting on the glue gun?
-- in reference to Making a Hot Glue Joint Tutorial by pock63 in Custom Tutorials
monoloco"el cuztoymizer" - Friday, February 28, 2014
 Hello!no, you can leave it on the whole process it works better like that just turn in down a little if it starts like foaming or rising and continue dipping till its all painted black.remember this works better with the softer plastic on your figure the harder plastic takes a little longer for the dye to cover just don't let in the boiling dye for long periods of times take it out once in a while and cool with tap water bend the joints and dip again.thank for looking and let me know if you have any questions.
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
aioria 2 - Friday, February 28, 2014
do you reheat the water every time you dip the figure?
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
Figur3 fr3nzy - Monday, February 17, 2014
Hey realmers I'm new to this custom site but I've been an avid fan for a while now I love everything you guys do ! And my question is does this format work on smaller scale figures many thanks figur3 fr3nzy
-- in reference to Fabric Costumes by Vlad Basarab in Custom Tutorials
DrChops - Saturday, February 15, 2014
Lego hero factory and chima type toys are a current product on the market that have barbell type joints, many other types made, you can buy huge bags of parts on ebay for pretty cheap.
-- in reference to Torso Articulation by Holy_Ghostbuster in Custom Tutorials
monoloco"el cuztoymizer" - Saturday, February 8, 2014
 Hello, I don't think it matters which brand it is, They sell it in powder form too . Hope this help you,this works great .soon I will post my US Agent on this tutorial so you can see the results "no paint rub" let me know if you have more questions hope this helps
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
GoatNinja - Saturday, February 8, 2014
 So I didn't have a dremmel or screws but decided to start doing what I could (hoping it would make feel better about twisting of my mcfarlane's leg off)... I decided to try boiling the leg and prying the peg out with a little screwdriver ... popped out without a hitch and when I looked at it I came up with the idea I would try something else... I found a small metal rod and heated up a pin to make a hole on the both the peg and the thigh to push the metal rod through... worked great! Coated with crazy glue, pushed the peg onto the rod (which is now in the thigh)and waited a few minutes, reboiled the foot piece... popped it back in and that's it... This is my first repair ever ... hopefully it will stick!
-- in reference to Repairing Broken Pegs with Screws by Mint Condition Customs in Custom Tutorials
GoatNinja - Saturday, February 8, 2014
JUST broke the exact same joint, same leg, same figure (except mine has the other head sculpt) .... so glad I found this!
-- in reference to Repairing Broken Pegs with Screws by Mint Condition Customs in Custom Tutorials
Light_kon - Saturday, February 8, 2014
Hey just wondering there is any other brand of dye I can use? Since I can't seem to get rit dye here in the uk.
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
monoloco"el cuztoymizer" - Wednesday, February 5, 2014
 No never have just black , I don't think they make pink dye, but who knows.
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
monoloco"el cuztoymizer" - Wednesday, February 5, 2014
 Don't know ,I think it will work if its a really light blue to a red color, but its kind of hard to tell what kind on red tone that will give you , but if you try it let me know what happens..
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
monoloco"el cuztoymizer" - Wednesday, February 5, 2014
 Yes, I added some water I think I used 1/4 of the bottle for that size pot, 1 bottle = 1 gallon of water it depends on your size of pot you don't really need a whole gallon as long as it covers your figure and you don't burn out your dye. and I also added a 1/2 tsp of salt. let it till it starts boiling and start dipping your figure.remenber to bend the joints once in a while to get the dye in there really good .. thanks for looking if you have more questions just let me know hope it helps you.
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
Delta T - Monday, February 3, 2014
Do you dilute the dye at all? If so, what ratio? What Temperature should you boil it at?
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
WayneTech Customs - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Awesome tutorial. I'll Certainly be using these techniques
-- in reference to Reaslistic Skin Tones by Darththomas in Custom Tutorials
WayneTech Customs - Tuesday, December 24, 2013
If you like Apoxie Sculpt, try the Fixit; hardens faster and more durable. Love the Sculpt but I now mainly use the Fixit.
-- in reference to Apoxie Sculpt Guide by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
-=G H O S T=- - Sunday, October 20, 2013
Yes, Sculpy is a heat oven/boiling hardening clay and apoxie, like Aves Apoxie Sculpt or Milliput, are air dry sculpting materials. These are better than Sculpey
-- in reference to Boiling Sculpey by Gee_jays_Customs in Custom Tutorials
panchopantera - Tuesday, October 8, 2013
This was very educational. Man I've going about it all wrong. But now I know....and knowing is half the battle!
boozer111 - Sunday, October 6, 2013
Hey, I'm new to looking in to custom making some figures for my collection and had a question. Is this different sculpt material then apoxie? and if so which do you prefer?
-- in reference to Boiling Sculpey by Gee_jays_Customs in Custom Tutorials
sonicustoms - Monday, September 16, 2013
To whoever doesn't work with Apoxie Sculpt, DO IT! I love the stuff and can't believe I managed to even customize without it! The stuff works like a dream. It seriously is the best.
-- in reference to Apoxie Sculpt Guide by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
NickyHavok1 - Wednesday, July 31, 2013
I did too.
-- in reference to Apoxie Sculpt Guide by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
mandalorian3sora - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
I did not know if you were joking or not but after I bought the apoxie I litterally said "Jin satom sent me"
-- in reference to Apoxie Sculpt Guide by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
NickyHavok1 - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
I would try not to sever the waist artic though.
-- in reference to Cracking Open a Figure by Mint Condition Customs in Custom Tutorials
Mint Condition Customs - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
You might have to get two of the same figure, so you can use the lower torso from one and the upper torso from another.
-- in reference to Cracking Open a Figure by Mint Condition Customs in Custom Tutorials
NickyHavok1 - Tuesday, July 30, 2013
this isn't directly related to this tutorial but it could be it's second cousin. has anyone attempted to add an ab crunch to a figure that doesn't have one? A dc direct figure for example? I'd think it just require drilling a hole horizontally thru the abs and then cutting a |-| shape thru the upper torso after separating the two halves of the figure,then using a rod of some sort (piece of a metal hanger comes to mind) to give it the pivot it'd need.
-- in reference to Cracking Open a Figure by Mint Condition Customs in Custom Tutorials
Shinigami - Friday, July 26, 2013
 None, really. I pretty much always start with the base color I need to have, in this case black. A standard black paint, not some special type. But if you're looking for primers, Citadel has a good line of those, I believe it's called Foundation.
-- in reference to Painting a Trenchcoat by Shinigami in Custom Tutorials
shaka - Friday, July 26, 2013
Love the Tutorial, but I have one question:
What type of primer do you normally use?
Thanks
-- in reference to Painting a Trenchcoat by Shinigami in Custom Tutorials
lkm2000.gl - Thursday, July 25, 2013
damn lex luthor broke poor namors wrist the other day
-- in reference to Removing Body Parts by Dr Nightmare in Custom Tutorials
SaiyanAssassin - Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Can this work with red on a blue figure?
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
ACON - Wednesday, July 10, 2013
on a DCUC figure... Is there any way you can just swap the legs from the knee down without having to cracking the figure open?
-- in reference to Dismemberment & Prep by Buzzy_Fret in Custom Tutorials
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