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Old 03-19-2010, 08:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Custom Tutorial Index and Open For Discussion

Welcome to the Custom Tutorial Index !

If you have a question, you may start a thread here in our new Customs General Discussion forum.
If you want to ask it here that's fine as well.

Got Questions about customizing ??????...Ask away !!!

General Discussion is fair game here too !

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GI Joe Torso Splitting Guide (easiest method)

Jin's Basic Custom Figure Painting Guide

Reducing Joint Rub and Paint Wear

Custom Action Figure Guides and Tutorials by Jin Saotome!

How to Take Great Custom Pictures

Liquidisk's face-painting technique

Paints & Supplies, recommendations on what materials to use for customs!

Styrene: Scratchbuilding basics and beyond

Cords On A Japanese Sword's Scabbards Tutorial Series One, Part 1-4

How to Fix broken 25th Figure Hand

arm "fix" tutorial with pictures

Duke Arm transplant mod

Falcon arm mod w/ tutorial

Tutorial: Swapping Shoulder Swivels on 25th Joes & Modern Star Wars

Modern Figure Knee and Lower Leg Swap Tutorial

Guide: Combining GI Joe and Indiana Jones bodies

How to Disassmble the Main Parts of a Rattler

CobraCrimson's disassembly guide with pics thread

TTT's Spray Paint Basics Tutorial

"How-To" for Painting Camo...

Combine GI Joe upper body with Wolvie Universe lower body

realistic WATER for your dioramas and FLAGG...

Creating a realistic dirt base

EUREKA! Tighten up those loose joints!

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...tutorial-miked

Custom Dio Tutorial (pic heavy)

Envelop Molding Tutorial

Modern Figure Knee and Lower Leg Swap Tutorial

http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...een-stuff.html

Modern Figure Knee and Lower Leg Swap Tutorial

OPERATION WING SWEEP - Disconnecting the wing sweep mechanism from the landing gear

Figure Stand Labels

Digital Camo "Skin" Transfer Tutorial

Custom Weapons Room Tutorial by willworkfortoys

Fast and dirty molding of the Joe's weapons by HUNMARINE

3D printing basics tutorial
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did anyone ever get around to making a tutorial on introducing oneself to creating custom transformers?

I'd love to make some transforming vehicles for my Joes and Cobras.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had a question posted in the last Custom Tutorial thread.

I was asking if there was a way to tighten the torso joint on figures that have had their torso split to swap arms, etc. The ones I've done are really loose now. I'm refering the joint between the upper and lower torso.

I havent actually glued them back together yet but even when I'm pressing them together tightly, they are really loose. Is there something I should before I glue them back together or would the simple act of glueing them together actually tighten that joint?
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are the upper and lower from the same torso?
sometimes when i crack a torso I loose the little cap from the lower parts peg and have to either find another or sculpt it on to tighten it up. BTW your parts are on the way.
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The torsos are from the same figures and I made sure I kept the little caps when I cracked them open. I was wondering if its due to the heat from the boiling procedure I used to crack them open.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The torsos are from the same figures and I made sure I kept the little caps when I cracked them open. I was wondering if its due to the heat from the boiling procedure I user to crack them open.

probably from the heat then, only other thing I can think of is if your using different upper arms they might be a tad too big for the torso and not allowing the bottom of the torso to completely close. either way I'd just slap some greenstuff or apoxie in their to tighten it up.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'll have to check out the arms, it seems to be a tight fit on the torsos but maybe it's not entirely. If not the arms, I'll add some epoxy inside to try to tighten up that joint. Thanks for the info!
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Can someone help me with water slide labels? I purchases both white and clear ones from amazon. I've printed the clear ones on a label printer and they work out fine. Then I realized that you can't print white or whitish labels on clear. That's why I bought the white sheets. I made a RESCUE sticker on white, surrounded by red with the white from the paper itself. Now here is the problem....the labels dissolve in my hands when peel from the backing. The ink itself runs. I'v applied the Drying Solution before peeling with the same result. I've never had this problem with the clear ones. Can anyone enlighten me on how to finally get this done?
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need a lil help with something

Im trying to make a custom figure (dont want to spoil it) but i used charbroils legs and shins, and put desert assault duke's feet into the shins, but they wobble and are loose. any ideas on how to tighten them up?? thanks
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i would say crazy glue...but dont give it time to set up. Use a few drops wait a couple of seconds and then slowly keep the joint in motion until the glue dries, i havent done this with ankles but it has worked for me for elbows and necks
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