By Hillary. Action Figures. Published at Thursday, May 03rd, 2018 - 05:18:52 AM.
As you shape each piece work quickly as the compound may harden or be difficult to remove if it stays on your hands a long time. You may wish to use gloves because of the stickiness of the compound or wash and dry your hands frequently. Also be careful about marring or staining the surface on which you are working. Cover it before you start. The Apoxie®Sculpt can be used to adorn or change the shape of your action figure. It can be used for mustaches beards hair belts accessories face masks helmets crowns patterns designs grafting and removable weapons and accessories like capes and swords. The Apoxie®Sculpt can also be used to build up body parts like necks chests and arms. Apoxie®Sculpt can also be used to fill in undesirable holes.
After washing prepare the base body removing unwanted accessories and features with pliers wire cutters an X-acto knife and a Dremel power tool with attachments as appropriate. You may need to soften areas of the body to ease this step. Run hot water over the body for 30 to 60 seconds to help make it softer and more pliable. You may repeat the hot water treatment as often as needed while you modify the base body. A nail buffer or very fine sand paper can be used to smooth and finish the body.
Hunt for the Figures - Searching for the action figures is a long process for the collectors. You can start with the local department stores trying new figures. You can also find older figures that have been thrown into the trash. Flea markets are a great place to hunt for older figures. Also you can find the old toys in the yard sale for cheap prices. But the carded figures can be rarely found in yard sales.
The next step is to prepare the head of your action figure. You may possibly use the head from another action figure that more closely resembles your conceptualized drawing. Simply pop off the old head and replace it with the new head. Naturally you will want to thoroughly clean the new head so that it will be ready to accept add-ons and paint as well. Run hot water over the head for 30 to 60 seconds as you did with the base body to help make it softer and more pliable. Remove unwanted hair or other adornments so that you have a stripped-down base head with which to work. Have your tools of choice handy: pliers wire cutters an X-acto knife and a Dremel power tool. Be extra careful to not cut or harm yourself as you modify the body with the tools.
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