Color Dye Your Action Figures
This tutorial shows you how to color dye your action figure mainly when its an all black color character,or you just want some part of your figure painted black. Like all tutorials in this site you should be careful when handling sharp objects,tools or hot water which is what you would need. This is the second time I used this trick on a action figure,the first time I did DARKHAWK custom and it came out ok. The first time I used color dye was to color the faded seat belts on my car and it worked fine.
Materials needed,news paper because it gets kind of messy,some black color dye(liquid dye),empty glass jar to save what's left of your dye because you can use it again,an old pot,some wire to tie your figure or parts so you can dip it in the boiling dye.I did this trick because when your customizing an all black color character its very hard to prevent paint rub especially in the joints.
Prepare your color dye like it says on the label,bring to a boil then dip your figure or parts for a minute or two, your action figure must be free of previous paint. the soft plastic on your figure absorbs the color dye faster than the hard plastic so keep diping your figure till it gets to the color tone you like, take your figure out once in a while,cool it with tap water then bend all the joints so the color dye gets in there good,dip again and repeat until all the joints are colored black. When your satisfied with the color tone on your figure wash it really good with dish washing soap and an old tooth brush and there you have it. I guess this tecnique can work with other color of dye as long as you go from a light color plastic to a darker color dye. I havent tried it with other color but if someone does it let me know how it work for you,hope this helps thanks and God bless. THE CUSTOM on this toturial is a US AGENT.
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