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Powergirl Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:51240  
Name:Powergirl
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:DC Direct
Creator:Strangefate  
Date Added:June 28, 2013
Base Figure:My own 3D printed base figure.
Height:6.50 inches
My second custom(!), using the base figure I had made for Songbird.

I still had some joints to tweak on my base figure after songbird was done, so when I saw Powergirl's new look she seemed like someone who would be quick and simple to do... good for testing and trying out capes, too.

I also took the time to tweak the face a bit, looks a bit more natural than songbird's... not that you can actually see much of a difference in the prints. Also made an african american face for future use.

The paint is cheap acrylics with Krylon coating on top. I noticed from songbird that the paint becomes unscratchable after a few weeks (not sure it actually does take that long).
The 3D printed plastic is not watertight until coated so it absorbs the paint and coats, after a while of sitting there the paint becomes the plastic pretty much, which is a great side effect. Additionally, the absorbing nature of the material does wonders for paint coverage and won't leave any paint strokes behind (it's not me being good at painting sadly).

On to the next figure...


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User Comments
Comicustoms - Sunday, November 10, 2013
just when I thought I'd seen everything. Many possibilities! Keep it up!
Thanos the Mad 1 - Sunday, November 10, 2013
Outta space my man! Love her! Your next generation skill level!
Strangefate - Sunday, November 10, 2013
Awh, thanks a lot Thanos!
EmeraldArcher - Saturday, August 3, 2013
I really want one of these unpainted/unassembled.
Strangefate - Sunday, August 4, 2013
Working on that EmeraldArcher
I just moved to a new house so I had to take a break of things. Currently working on the next custom and trying to figure out how to offer the figures without stepping on copyrighted toes.
I do somewhat have a solution and I hope I'll have something people can have by the time I finish the next custom.
Whiteaker15 - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Thanks man you helped a lot. Can't wait to see your next custom. Take it easy.
Whiteaker15 - Tuesday, July 2, 2013
I tried that link you sent me and for some reason I can't log in. So could you tell me which app on that website you use to create your figures? Thanks.
Strangefate - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
There's no app there to create figures, they only 3d print what you give them. If you want to create your figures you'll have to use 3d max, modo, maya, blender or any other 3d app out there.
NeCrollector - Sunday, June 30, 2013
That's amazing! She looks gorgeous!
Strangefate - Monday, July 1, 2013
Thanks Necro
Jaida - Saturday, June 29, 2013
This is a very well done piece. I think its actually to your advantage that the figure soaks up the paint, sound like it will avoid chipping. I am a big fan of this costume, I was irritated to see it replaced with the classic suit in the recent new 52s.
Strangefate - Sunday, June 30, 2013
Thank. And yes, the absorbing of the paint is great
pulpyfiction - Saturday, June 29, 2013
Wow! This so amazing to see, people like you and those using 3d printers for this stuff are taking customizing to a whole new dimension! Keep blazing new trails and I hope to bug you with lots of questions in the future!
JonMichael - Friday, June 28, 2013
I love your figures soooo much. This single female body would be so versatile for so many figures. Making a different torso with a half-unzipped top would allow you to make even more characters with still using the arms and legs. I think scaling it down by about 80% would be perfect for the DCUC and Marvel Legends scales, since these are made using the scale from DC Direct and Marvel Select figures.

Keep up the good work!
Strangefate - Saturday, June 29, 2013
I'm doing 1 more figure and then I'll be focusing a bit into making different heads, torsos, legs, gloves and separate belts and capes etc with the idea of offering these on shapeways so people can mix and match their own figures as they please. Kinda like putting a hero together in the City of heroes or DC online MMOs... just starting with a rather small selection first and growing it over time.

I usually export the figures in a 6.5 and 6.2 inches scale. The smaller one goes well with DCUC and Marvel legends. While I usually order both sizes for testing, I only bother painting the 6.5 inches, I prefer that size better myself
JeddTheJedi - Friday, June 28, 2013
Very nice work, I'm sure a lot of work goes into designing and engineering that figure to make it all fit together and it has paid off!
Strangefate - Saturday, June 29, 2013
Thanks jedd, it was quite a pain at times yes : )
Whiteaker15 - Friday, June 28, 2013
I love your 3D printed figures. I've checked out the website you have used. But I don't know how to create my designs. Could you help me out?
Strangefate - Friday, June 28, 2013
Hey DarkHulk, you should probably check out the WIP forum thread, there's all the help I can give there:
http://www.figurerealm.com/forums/viewt ... 25&t=42467
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