|02-01-2008, 07:57 PM||#1|
Banned, haha just kidding
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: I don't like duke.
I am wondering how to customize 25th G.I. Joes. Also... how can I put heads on them from the ARAH line and other stuff including taking them apart. Please help.
|02-01-2008, 08:19 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: blasdell, ny near buffalo
well for the heads you need a dremal . the rest not sure as i dont customize the 25th stuff. but there are a few ppl on here that do.
|02-01-2008, 08:36 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2007
There is a faq somewhere on how to do heads. I use a jewelers saw, drill, hot glue gun, and vaseline. some heads work great, others are a pain.
There is another faq for taking them apart. The forearms, hands and feet can all be taken apart with either a hair dryer or boiling water. Essentially you warm the joints and pop them out.
If you have more than one donor for the legs, you may need to take and replace the knee. The heating method works to loosen the pegs that hold the knee to the lower leg.
Thighs are self explanatory.
Torsos use a woodblock method. It takes practice but you put a corner of a wood block into the crevice of the torso under an armpit. you take a wooden mallet and smack the opposite shoulder.
I don't have a woodblock or wooden mallet so I do the same thing only I put a figure in a sock and use the corner of my workbench with a medium sized hammer.
|02-01-2008, 08:53 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Houston, TX
Slightly off topic...
What is the website that has the custom/unique weapons?
|02-02-2008, 12:59 PM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Ok, deep breath, here I go....
25th Customizing Guide:
Here's some tips on taking apart the torso, including a video (I prefer an exacto blade myself):
Here's a valuable guide for customs in general from http://www.joecustoms.com/:
How to convert heads for 25th figures with pics from http://www.goodtogocustoms.com/forum/:
Marauder Gun Runners- the best in the biz:
Good To Go Customs- cool and unique items:
Alyosh'a Corner- more cool stuff:
Both Good To Go and Alyoshas are currently down but check them out when they're up again. I've just started customizing with the release ot the 25th and both Joe Customs and Good To Go are great resources for customizers. Whew!
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