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Chronomancer - Thursday, March 26, 2015
 in one of his guides he mentions base coating the figure silver, then using CLEAR yellow over the silver one the silver dries, that combi usually makes a good GOLD shine,
-- in reference to Paint and Tools by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
Rudotrese - Wednesday, March 11, 2015
 What do u mean about twisting a string around a screw driver? I want to pull out a shoulder w/o ruining a balrog.
-- in reference to Dismemberment & Prep by Buzzy_Fret in Custom Tutorials
CylonCindy - Saturday, February 28, 2015
Hi, I need help!!! Can't anyone tell me with what can I prime a soft plastic jacket so that I can paint without the paint flaking after its dried ? I read about the Krylon and Plastikote but they are sprays, is there a brush on plastic primer that will work and not make the pant flake or be tacky after painting is dry????
-- in reference to Sealing Customs 101 by Kyle Robinson in Custom Tutorials
Rider - Sunday, February 22, 2015
 You could use plastic film around the head of the figure to protect it, and then sculpt the helmet around it. Once it dries, you can remove it and it will have the right shape.
-- in reference to Apoxie Sculpt Guide by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
Phreakotic - Monday, February 16, 2015
Do you have a way to make removable helmets?
-- in reference to Apoxie Sculpt Guide by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
Finis - Monday, February 9, 2015
I tried the super glue protection twice on the same figure. As soon as I moved the joints, all the paint just peeled off. Any advice?
-- in reference to Joint Protection by Dr Nightmare in Custom Tutorials
ROBOBUB1801 - Saturday, January 24, 2015
Who is the female figure?
-- in reference to Heat 'N Pop by Dr Nightmare in Custom Tutorials
Toycooker - Thursday, January 22, 2015
 Use that gloss seal on metal details bud. Or pretty much anything metallic. Keep in mind it takes longer to wet too than matte finish.
-- in reference to Sealing Customs 101 by Kyle Robinson in Custom Tutorials
Toycooker - Thursday, January 22, 2015
For those of you asking about jackets or your figure becoming tacky after applying paint. the best solution is actually a "prelution". The tackiness occurs when the figure, cape, or what have you wasn't primed properly. The primer and fresh coat of paint will not end up tacky. Also, a light coat of Testors Dullcote will help in this as well, but let it set a day before handling. Dullcote will also cut that glossy sheen, shiny is not good unless we are talking metallic or leather details.
-- in reference to Sealing Customs 101 by Kyle Robinson in Custom Tutorials
Blacktiger303 - Wednesday, January 21, 2015
How do I get rid of the stickiness after spraying my figure?
-- in reference to Sealing Customs 101 by Kyle Robinson in Custom Tutorials
Jesus_96 - Monday, December 8, 2014
I need help,I want to make a scarlet spider but I want to have the hood over his head.
Any tips on how to do this.
-- in reference to Sculpting Clothing by Kyle Robinson in Custom Tutorials
onewingedcrow - Thursday, November 13, 2014
 I don't know about Apoxie Clay, but I know that Craig Warrack has his own technique for speeding up curing times for epoxy plasticine. He uses Milliput and will dip his figures in hot water. He never said 'boiling' just 'hot' and he seems to have found success doing it. Maybe that would be a better alternative for you?
-- in reference to Boiling Sculpey by Gee_jays_Customs in Custom Tutorials
Spensieri - Tuesday, November 11, 2014
 I would advise against boiling a 2 part compound like Apoxy Sculpt. I've done that before and it always ends up with a very rough texture. When I submerge it in the boiling water there are a lot of bubbles fizzing out of the epoxy that contribute to the rough, ugly texture.
-- in reference to Boiling Sculpey by Gee_jays_Customs in Custom Tutorials
Spensieri - Tuesday, November 11, 2014
This is really creative! Sweet!
-- in reference to Gun Holsters by Skydive in Custom Tutorials
stitch0077 - Thursday, October 2, 2014
What about long hair beards
-- in reference to Hair Sculpting by Punstarr in Custom Tutorials
deominic - Saturday, August 30, 2014
Can anybody put up a tutorial on how to paint makeup for female figures? Say lipsticks and eyeshadows?
-- in reference to Painting Eyes by rateeg in Custom Tutorials
-=G H O S T=- - Monday, August 18, 2014
 No. Sculpy has to be boiled or baked in order to harden. Apoxies such as Miliput and Aves products are two part, self-hardening apoxies; so, these do don't need to me boiled or baked. Hope that helps man
-- in reference to Boiling Sculpey by Gee_jays_Customs in Custom Tutorials
schnibble - Wednesday, August 6, 2014
 Once it dries, you can sand it down.
-- in reference to Apoxie Sculpt Guide by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
kalel045 - Wednesday, August 6, 2014
In my case I wait until one part dries, then continue.
-- in reference to Apoxie Sculpt Guide by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
schnibble - Friday, August 1, 2014
So does this work with all apoxie clay?
-- in reference to Boiling Sculpey by Gee_jays_Customs in Custom Tutorials
-=G H O S T=- - Monday, July 21, 2014
 You don't need worry about the Dremel tool. If your using the whole figure base and limbs you don't have to disassembe everything; you can use the sand paper and prep the surface with different grits (lower grits to higher grits) with the figure together. If you want to disassemble and sand each part, that's great; however, once you finish, put the pieces back together and then paint. You don't want to disassemble, sand, paint, reassemble after boiling because it will ruin your paint work. A standard hair drier for a few minutes will also do the job to disassemble and reassemble parts while reducing the risks of the plastic melting. Always save the painting and final touches for last so that you can make sure everything else is to your liking. Hope that helps man!
-- in reference to Prepping Your Figure by Mint Condition Customs in Custom Tutorials
juju822 - Monday, July 21, 2014
Thanks u really helped and nice humor
-- in reference to Basic Joint Disassembly by Dr Nightmare in Custom Tutorials
GreyngarrTheMighty - Tuesday, July 15, 2014
I am thinking about customizing a Mattel WWE Elite Collection Figure so I'm wondering... I don't have enough money for a Dremel, can I sand and paint each part individually? And how well does sandpaper work since its more readily available? Also, if I deconstruct the figure, paint it, and then soften the joints with hot water to reconstruct them, will the paint come off of the figure?
-- in reference to Prepping Your Figure by Mint Condition Customs in Custom Tutorials
Cian21 - Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Any effective tips on how to reduce finger prints showing?
-- in reference to Apoxie Sculpt Guide by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
batman887 - Tuesday, July 8, 2014
does this work with the biceps on figures
-- in reference to Repairing Broken Pegs with Screws by Mint Condition Customs in Custom Tutorials
Frenchtouch - Thursday, July 3, 2014
I love Finish !!
-- in reference to Optic Blasts by Kyle Robinson in Custom Tutorials
-=G H O S T=- - Wednesday, July 2, 2014
 Hey, fabric clothes for the 6 inch scale do work great; Ill be posting a Snake Eyes soon and you'll see. I used a fabric that I picked out and some Liquid Stick Original fabric glue on two sides of the pants and stuck them together. Once dried I just turned them inside out.
-- in reference to Fabric Costumes by Vlad Basarab in Custom Tutorials
MAHUSAY - Sunday, June 29, 2014
I would like to repaint parts of Iron Monger BAF. What would be the best process for this? Would the steps posted be applicable? Iron Man figs have different material compared to ordinary ML figures. Thanks.
-- in reference to Metallic Color 101 by Kyle Robinson in Custom Tutorials
goldenagefan - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
she's pretty......what was she saying????.....ha ha.
no really , huge thanks for ALL info, big help.
-- in reference to Pre-Paint Wash by Dr Nightmare in Custom Tutorials
Sjefke - Saturday, May 17, 2014
Duh! I didn't know to set the DPIs!
Thanks

Have you tried this with decal paper available at some hobby stores?
I have the paper, but haven't tried it yet because a) The paper costs $10 for five 5 x 8 sheets and I don't want to waste it. I'm trying to fill the sheet with as many declas as possible and b) I didn't know to set the DPIs to 600. When I shrink the images, they look like Minecraft animals.

In stead of covering the decals in packing tape, could you just place a drop of superglue on top of it?
-- in reference to Custom Decals / Insignias by Mint Condition Customs in Custom Tutorials
thecablespot - Saturday, May 3, 2014
would it work on 6 inch scale?
-- in reference to Fabric Costumes by Vlad Basarab in Custom Tutorials
Skydive - Friday, May 2, 2014
No, but I think to remember to have seen a tutorial (how to create a gun/ custom weapon) some time ago, may be on Joecustom....
-- in reference to Gun Holsters by Skydive in Custom Tutorials
MAHUSAY - Thursday, May 1, 2014
Great idea...Thanks for sharing.I might try other creative stuff to make a holster....I also like figs that carry guns(Punisher, Deadpool etc). Would you have any idea how to make a custom pistol or gun? Thanks so much!
-- in reference to Gun Holsters by Skydive in Custom Tutorials
MAHUSAY - Thursday, May 1, 2014
Great idea...Thanks for sharing.I might try other creative stuff to make a holster....I also like figs that carry guns(Punisher, Deadpool etc). Would you have any idea how to make a custom pistol or gun? Thanks so much!
-- in reference to Gun Holsters by Skydive in Custom Tutorials
dbzismylife - Saturday, April 26, 2014
 sculpt around the joints.and try to paint around the joints as well but go close to the joints hope this maybe helpped
-- in reference to Sculpting Clothing by Kyle Robinson in Custom Tutorials
Skydive - Thursday, April 24, 2014
 I use a simply X-acto blade to cut the plastic
-- in reference to Gun Holsters by Skydive in Custom Tutorials
x-force wolverine - Thursday, April 24, 2014
dude how did u cut it what did u use thanks
-- in reference to Gun Holsters by Skydive in Custom Tutorials
monoloco"el cuztoymizer" - Wednesday, April 23, 2014
 Mats you are not supposed to wash the figure every time you take it out. That's just to cool it down so can bend the joints and not get burn , you wash it with soap and a tooth brush when you are done
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
monoloco"el cuztoymizer" - Wednesday, April 23, 2014
 Thanks for trying this. I don't own that figure but is the red dress painted?or the green parts painted ? If it is the dye won't grab to the plastic,and the hard plastic takes longer to grab. Keep the water boiling.
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
Gonard - Tuesday, April 22, 2014
 I used a two pack Skrull Electra, and when I did it the solid joints (the ones in the elbows, ankles, and shoulders) died black. But for the rest of the figure just got a magenta like tint.
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
mast3rSword - Tuesday, April 22, 2014
 Im having the same issue clearly something is not right. I spend about an hour doing this thing dipping in and out ... every time I would take it out and wash it all the black would go away…some of the joints still looks almost like nothing happened to it.
-- in reference to Color Dye Your Action Figures by monoloco"el cuztoymizer" in Custom Tutorials
x-force wolverine - Tuesday, April 22, 2014
THANKS BRO UR THE BEST!
-- in reference to Gun Holsters by Skydive in Custom Tutorials
Skydive - Monday, April 21, 2014
 Don' t worry, bro !
Yes, You can do it using whatever you can find as well, the only important thing is that material could be glued to your action figures!!!!
-- in reference to Gun Holsters by Skydive in Custom Tutorials
x-force wolverine - Monday, April 21, 2014
hey dude I need help if I use the Gillette razor cap for the holster is it okay pls help how coz urs is different mine is different pls dude I need help how do I do this the clearer cover I only have
-- in reference to Gun Holsters by Skydive in Custom Tutorials
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 - Monday, April 21, 2014
I already bought a spray sealant but it's gloss an I can't change it , on what kind of paint or customs can I still use it , so it doesn't end up as a waste , (I will definitively get matte next time) , and will seal affect in any way the articulation?
-- in reference to Sealing Customs 101 by Kyle Robinson in Custom Tutorials
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 - Monday, April 21, 2014
Thanks bro , I finally got know how to protect my joints using super glue , I should read these tutorials more often , you got a great way to understands techniques!!!
-- in reference to Painting Effectively by Jin Saotome in Custom Tutorials
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 - Monday, April 21, 2014
Thanks man , that a great idea , simple and effective , love it!!!
-- in reference to Hot Glue Joint by pock63 in Custom Tutorials
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
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