By Hillary. Action Figures. Published at Wednesday, May 02nd, 2018 - 06:36:52 AM.
While today`s action figure toys are generally manufactured in large assembly lines it is possible to create one`s own action figure toy by hand. This article describes the materials tools and steps to take to customize your own action figures. Draw and design your action figure character or model your action figure after a character or person that closely resembles your action figure concept. Finalize the concept of your action figure and create illustrations of it from several different angles and perspectives. If you have your concept firmly captured you will be less likely to stray and suffer rework because of changes in design on the fly.
Take equal amounts of Part A and Part B: just enough for the feature or accessory that you are making. Part A comes in many different colors but for customizing white natural or black are recommended if you plan to paint the compound. If you choose to use a Part A that is white or natural you can add dye or powdered coloring to make your own hues of the clay. Mix Part A and Part B kneading until the two parts are homogeneous and with the consistency of clay. Before working with it let it harden a bit for about 30 minutes. Note that the compound can sit for up to 3 hours before it is no longer malleable.
If the head starts to harden run hot water over the head once again until it is malleable. Continue running hot water over the head between pulling shaping and cutting until the head is properly prepared for your customizations. If there is excess paint to remove you might try rubbing it off with a cloth saturated with nail polish remover. Be careful to not remove the paint for the eyes as the eyes are the most difficult facial features to paint with precision.
How to Create Your Own Custom Action Figures. Action figures pique human imagination and offer a vehicle to escape into the unknown recesses of the mind enabling the creation of a world that at times defies reason and the physical limitations of everyday living. From superheroes to super-villains from knights in armor to dungeons and dragons from galactic space cadets to alien troops from warrior soldiers to ninjas from a dizzying array of characters anyone can identify with an alter-ego in a face-off with their supreme nemesis. By extension almost every person might find themselves creating action figures fashioned if not with their own hands with their minds. After all what could be more enjoyable than playing with one`s own uniquely created action figure toy through which one could experience adventure and the imagined without bodily risk?
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