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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Sat May 19, 2018 8:32 am

thanks clint :-)
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Tue May 22, 2018 11:07 am

clint can you paint craft foam would it stay on? mmmm
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by Commander Clint on Tue May 22, 2018 1:53 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:clint can you paint craft foam would it stay on? mmmm

It works.  Use a scrap piece and test your paint out on it first.  Maybe give it a coat of primer first?
I've used it on the SandTrooper's shoulder pieces.

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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Tue May 22, 2018 2:36 pm

awesome. cheers :-)
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:21 pm

how would one get a polished/fine edge on plastic that i have trimmed. sand paper just roughs it up more. mmm maybe a micro fibre cloth.
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by Commander Clint on Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:45 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:how would one get a polished/fine edge on plastic that i have trimmed. sand paper just roughs it up more. mmm maybe a micro fibre cloth.

Some of the super fine 400 - 600 grit sandpapers might work. Not sure what else might work?
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by Nico on Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:41 pm

Can't you use 'wet & dry', are you going to paint it afterwards ?
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:44 pm

how many times do you apply primer boys? once or twice three times?
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by Commander Clint on Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:47 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:how many times do you apply primer boys? once or twice three times?

I only apply primer once.
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by ourchickenshack on Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:04 pm

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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:39 pm

ive applied some skin tone paint to some matt primer and its not sticking it looks like water????whats that about? has the guy at the model shop sols me the wrong paint he said it drys matt....
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:32 pm

seems to be sticking after a few coats now :-)
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by chris.75 on Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:16 pm

I've used an Acrylic primer, In the past. I find the spray can ones are good because you don't loose any sculpt detailing. Then I've used Humbrol acrylic paints (not enamel), I found they apply pretty well.

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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:02 pm

cheers chris i have used spray primer with great success :-)
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:05 pm

is there site where there are scans of capes. like full size images i can trace over the screen on to some paper. its for a custom cape. i dont fancy taking a cape of my figure to just draw round you never know what will happen to those armholes! cheers boys :-)

thanks for your help as always tantivexi creative
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:37 am

how would i de widen a tie fight pilot stance so hes more stormtrooper in stance. nip a bit of plastic from the bottom torso area at an angle?
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by chris.75 on Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:12 am

You could try dipping his legs in boiling water, until they soften.then pinch them together and plunge into cold water until they harden again.
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by Commander Clint on Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:57 pm

Like Chris said. Use boiling water to soften them a bit and put a wedge of something between them till they harden up again.
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:23 pm

was gonna make the leg join slimmer but il boil and push together sounds much easier! cheers lads
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:40 pm

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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:21 pm

anyone sprayed laquer onto a finished painted custom figure? or does lacquer just work on moulded plastic.
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by Commander Clint on Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:01 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:anyone sprayed laquer onto a finished painted custom figure?   or does lacquer just work on moulded plastic.

I use a couple of different clear coats over the acrylic paints to keep them from getting scratched.  I try and use a "flat clear".  The Model Master paintable one works great as well.

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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:15 pm

thanks clint..just having a bash at a slave leia :-)
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by Commander Clint on Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:55 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:thanks clint..just having a bash at a slave leia :-)

Good luck. I think that's one of the harder ones to make.
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Re: Opening a torso and other newbie questions

Post by poncho on Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:17 pm

i agree ive done so much modifying!
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