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Steve Lyons
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Posted: July 20 2008 at 9:49am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

John:  Yeah, I made a non-articulated combination Cap/Private Rogers figure, then encased him in polyester resin.  Here's how I did it:

1) Pour some Plaster of Paris into a disposable plastic cup (30 ounce works really well), sculpting the outer shape of the iceberg.  Don't worry if it's not perfect.  You can change it later.

2)  Pour about 1/2" of catalyzed clear polyester resin in the cup.  As it starts to gel, put the Cap figure in head first.  You may want to stabilize him by tying his feet to a craft stick.

3)  Pour successive layers of resin in.  I found that if I put too much resin in at once the heat of the curing resin warped the cup, so only put an inch or so of resin in at a time.

4)  Let cure for a couple days.  When everything's set up good and hard, flip the cup over and tap the sides and top to release the iceberg.

5)  If you've got too much plaster, or don't like the shaping, the resin iceberg can be dremeled into any shape you wish.

For what it's worth, I've discovered that the figure inside is more visible if the iceberg is wet.  But since he was supposed to be barely visible, I decided not to add any kind of acrylic clear coating.

edited 10:39 AM 7-21-08 to correct cup size



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Posted: July 20 2008 at 9:51am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Thanks, Al.  I now have to build a suitable Namor to pick it up and throw it!
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The Main Man. Lotta work went into this one.
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Roxy Rocket
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Bane!
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Posted: July 20 2008 at 11:08am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Nice Bane! And Lobo!

What did you make them from?
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Nightwing . Repose and repaint, the bike is simply a repaint.

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Steve, how did you make that Christopher Reeve Superman? It looks great!
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Lars Sandmark
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Posted: July 20 2008 at 11:12am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Hey Anthony, thanks.
I made Lobo from a Street Fighter Zangief fig, lots of sculpy and bits and pieces of plastic for the straps.
Bane is a Bane, but with Sculpy arms.
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From the episode 'Torch Song'.

I started a Firefly custom, but haven't completed it.
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The following is my attempt at a chess set about 10 or 12 years ago. I can't remember what game the figures came from but I had to buy two.

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Be Kind....
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I also did a Chess board made from some old Marvel Cards....I'll try to get a good picture of that soon.
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That's a cool set William. My favourites are these two fellas...
Well done.
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Posted: July 20 2008 at 7:58pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Great idea William! What pieces do the Xaviers represent?
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Man you guys are doing some really great stuff, I am so enjoying this new thread. I love the tips, that is such a great help. I knew about 5 people that did custom Star War figures and we would get together to help each other out, it was really nice, this thread is so much like that.

 

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Anthony: What pieces do the Xaviers represent?

The King.

Glad you guys liked it.

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Steve, how did you make that Christopher Reeve Superman? It looks great!

The head is a highly modified resin copy of a Mego Superman from the Comic Action Heroes line.  The arms are from a Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter figure.  The chest is a custom sculpt, cast in resin.  The hips are a modified resin copy from a G.I. Joe.  The thighs are modifed resin Mortal Kombat and the lower legs are modified resin Mego Buck Rogers.

The cape is vacuumformed and is actually quite flexible.  The chest and cape emblems are decals.  The cape emblem actually was a screen grab from the movie, scaled to the proper size and printed out.

I'm a little disappointed in the likeness, though.  It looked much better before I painted it.

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