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Kevin Corcoran
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Posted: May 10 2014 at 9:06pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I used Testor's model paint, Jeff - wishing you a fun time customizing / modifying yours. I have gotten much use out of mine and the paint is holding up fine.
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William Roberge
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Done for me by Mr. Steven Myers!
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Ed Love
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Regarding 3D printers, check around at your local University Libraries or for "Maker Space" facilities in your area for places that allow public use and provide support for learning how to use them. There might be some closer to you than you think.

A company in Spain is trying to get one on the market for consumers for printing food and to make it as ubiquitous as the microwave.
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Bill Cole
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Who came up with the term "3D printer"? I would think something like "replicator" ala Star Trek would be a better description of it's function.
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William Roberge
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My wife just sewed these pillow cases for me....

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William Roberge
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Brad Brickley
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Those are cool, Bill. 
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David Darling
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My latest custom Eaglemoss figurine...

Doctor Octopus



I used Mole Man as the base, but used the tentacles from the original eaglemoss Doctor Octopus figure.
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David Darling
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I did this custom of DC's Fire awhile ago, but only just figured out a neat way to photograph her.



Basically, I made a mold of the Starfire figure, then filled it with a translucent jade resin. When you shine a light from behind, you get the "green fire" effect.
But the jade resin was very messy to work with, and it took a few days to cure in the mold, instead of the normal couple of minutes for normal resin.
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Sean Guo Hua
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Dr Doom...

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Diego Muñoz
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Mr. Sandmark, could you please tell me how did you re-posed Batman's limbs? I have an extra detective Batman and i think it would look so much better (and accurate) with his arms and legs more closer.
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Lars Sandmark
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Hello Diego! (from Canada to Chile!)

I used a razor and an exacto knife to cut off the arms and legs and then I carefully sliced away the plastic at the joints a fraction at a time to get the correct angle. Peeling away slices. When the arms and legs looked right I simply glued them into position.


It's been a long time since I posted the pictures of my customs and a much longer time since I actually customized them. I love the animated series and the action figures that came out back then.
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Lars Sandmark
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Superman needed some extra clay to fill in the joints at his armpits and crotch, with paint to cover that up.
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Lars Sandmark
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I did the same for a few other figures. Just cut the joints and shave off at an angle and re-glue.







Thanks for asking Diego. I'm rather proud of these figures and they were fun to do.
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Diego Muñoz
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Thank you so much for responding! you have truly inspired me to customize some of my Timmverse figures, and i think Batman it's a good start. (By the way that nightwing cycle blew me away! awesome customs, you are very talented ;))
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Lars Sandmark
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Thanks for the compliment, it's very kind of you and I'm glad you like them!

Your enthusiasm makes me happy and I hope you post some pictures of your figures here when you complete your work.
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Sean Guo Hua
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Posted: June 22 2016 at 12:02pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Progress on my Dr Doom head after John Byrne. Sculpted in Zbrush and Fusion 360...



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