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Re: Custom Action Figures Thread

Postby xolta » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:12 pm

Its amazing what some paint detailing can do.

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Postby ApexOversteer » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:58 pm

Looking for a way to stiffen the very soft wings on the McFarlane Viserion figure. They made them translucent and thin, but they're also large and pretty soft. They're super nice, they just bow and sag when posed in the wings-out pose that I would like to have the figure displayed in.

When the figure came out of the box, the wings were pretty straight, as seen here.

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... but they've begun to sag pretty quickly, creating a very noticeable curvature...


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With a little hair dryer action, they can be straightened right back up, but of course that is a very temporary fix.

Any ideas on a more permanent fix for this issue? I thought about cutting a groove along the main wing bones and adding a wire/spar, but I'd really like to try and find something I can do without cutting the figure. Anyone have experience with such things?
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Re: Custom Action Figures Thread

Postby _JNavs_ » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:38 am

This is a Custom 2017 Skull Island Kong figure I did about a year ago (first time using Apoxie Sculpt). I feel like he scales pretty well with Godzilla, I still need to resculpt some fur on him at some point though

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Postby GoWhaleTours » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:24 pm

godzilla1541 wrote:Repainted my Jakks Rodan and Mothra ImageImage ImageImage

What kind of paints do you use
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Re: Custom Action Figures Thread

Postby godzilla1541 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:39 pm

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godzilla1541 wrote:Repainted my Jakks Rodan and Mothra ImageImage ImageImage

What kind of paints do you use
acrylic paints. A brand called Apple barrel

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Postby GoWhaleTours » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:39 pm

godzilla1541 wrote:
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godzilla1541 wrote:Repainted my Jakks Rodan and Mothra ImageImage ImageImage

What kind of paints do you use
acrylic paints. A brand called Apple barrel

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Apple barrel is what I’ve used too, but the paint always rubs off super easy. Any ideas?
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Postby godzilla1541 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:43 am

GoWhaleTours wrote:
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GoWhaleTours wrote:What kind of paints do you use
acrylic paints. A brand called Apple barrel

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Apple barrel is what I’ve used too, but the paint always rubs off super easy. Any ideas?

Use multiple coats. Will help with durability. Or you could mix a small amount of Elmer’s Glue In with the paint. That will make it a little more Durable as well.

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godzilla1541 wrote:
GoWhaleTours wrote:
godzilla1541 wrote: acrylic paints. A brand called Apple barrel

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Apple barrel is what I’ve used too, but the paint always rubs off super easy. Any ideas?

Use multiple coats. Will help with durability. Or you could mix a small amount of Elmer’s Glue In with the paint. That will make it a little more Durable as well.

Thanks!
anyway, yeah, macaroni.

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Re: Custom Action Figures Thread

Postby _JNavs_ » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:45 am

GoWhaleTours wrote:
godzilla1541 wrote:
GoWhaleTours wrote:
Apple barrel is what I’ve used too, but the paint always rubs off super easy. Any ideas?

Use multiple coats. Will help with durability. Or you could mix a small amount of Elmer’s Glue In with the paint. That will make it a little more Durable as well.

Thanks!

And if you really want solid results, use a sealant.
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Postby GoWhaleTours » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:29 pm

Custom 12 inch Jakks.

Filled holes and joints, primed, repainted, washed, dry brushed, painted spines, added glow.

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Postby Monster Zero » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:08 pm

Wow! Do you have more pictures of the Mothra? It looks awesome!
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Postby godzilla98rules » Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:42 am

I painted this guy a couple of days ago using acrylics. I gave him his film-accurate color palette......

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Postby Ben Shapiro » Thu May 16, 2019 9:21 pm

Didn’t do much, just separated the other necks

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Re: Custom Action Figures Thread

Postby _JNavs_ » Thu May 16, 2019 10:15 pm

Since I posted the Spino here, I figured I'd keep track of my customs on here. I much prefer the dusty tan color over the blackish grey of G14, but both fit their respective designs perfectly.

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Re: Custom Action Figures Thread

Postby Your Boy Leroy » Mon May 27, 2019 9:48 am

Any tips from you experts about applying washes? I’ve been fiddling around with repainting the Neca G’19. I got the eyes just how I want them and repainted the gums, but I screwed up on the gums and had to repaint the entire face. I’m looking to get it back to the original look, minus the Dollar Store eyes and Deliverance teeth.

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Postby _JNavs_ » Mon May 27, 2019 10:14 am

Your Boy Leroy wrote:Any tips from you experts about applying washes? I’ve been fiddling around with repainting the Neca G’19. I got the eyes just how I want them and repainted the gums, but I screwed up on the gums and had to repaint the entire face. I’m looking to get it back to the original look, minus the Dollar Store eyes and Deliverance teeth.

You'd have to blend the body color with the head and neck. so I'd do a base coat of whatever color you like best, then applying a watery wash of a darker color such as black to get all in between the crevices. Afterwards you could hit it with a dry brushing, to really solidify the finished product.
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Re: Custom Action Figures Thread

Postby GigaBowserG » Mon May 27, 2019 10:37 am

Anyone here happen to have experience with resin kits? I got one recently and managed to chip away at some of the excess with some nippers, but there are still some parts that could use some shaving. I've heard sandpaper's one way of shaving off the resin, but I'm not 100% on that.
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Re: Custom Action Figures Thread

Postby Your Boy Leroy » Mon May 27, 2019 11:35 am

_JNavs_ wrote:
Your Boy Leroy wrote:Any tips from you experts about applying washes? I’ve been fiddling around with repainting the Neca G’19. I got the eyes just how I want them and repainted the gums, but I screwed up on the gums and had to repaint the entire face. I’m looking to get it back to the original look, minus the Dollar Store eyes and Deliverance teeth.

You'd have to blend the body color with the head and neck. so I'd do a base coat of whatever color you like best, then applying a watery wash of a darker color such as black to get all in between the crevices. Afterwards you could hit it with a dry brushing, to really solidify the finished product.


Thanks! I’ll give it another go.


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