By Hillary. Action Figures. Published at Wednesday, May 02nd, 2018 - 06:35:16 AM.
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.
For best results let the Apoxie®Sculpt harden for at least 24 hours before painting. Prior to painting rough-buff the body and head first and then polish-buff for a smooth satiny finish. You are finally ready to paint your action figure. Study your concept pictures and drawings. Dark base paints are effective in enhancing the appearance of vibrant colors. Light base paints are best as undercoating for lighter colors.
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.
And on the con side when you buy it from a collector it means that you have already spent what you can get out of it. Also whether that figure is new or vintage it will take long time to realize the monetary value and there is no guarantee for the increase in the value. Items of different kinds become rare just when there are available in small quantity. And when all owns the same item it becomes common and then the value is not that good. Decide for yourself. It is your choice.
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