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Easy/Simple custom recipes

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:39 pm
by Gek2Win
It occurred to me that with the B&M repaints thread there's some untapped potential in regard to simple custom recipes. So, what ideas do you have for customs? It's like the repaints thread, but with more freedom. I'll start with a couple of obvious ones;

Jacobi Master - Yana w/beard, repaint/put on a suited body.

Regenerated 7th - 7th doctor head, repainted 6th doctor body.

What else can you think of? Or, in fact, have made?

Re: Easy/Simple custom recipes

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:49 pm
by DalekCheese
Gek2Win wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:39 pm
It occurred to me that with the B&M repaints thread there's some untapped potential in regard to simple custom recipes. So, what ideas do you have for customs? It's like the repaints thread, but with more freedom. I'll start with a couple of obvious ones;

Jacobi Master - Yana w/beard, repaint/put on a suited body.

Regenerated 7th - 7th doctor head, repainted 6th doctor body.

What else can you think of? Or, in fact, have made?
Weathered/asylum classic daleks

Just new paint/ minor tweaks

Re: Easy/Simple custom recipes

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:00 pm
by CharlieTheWhovian
I've done a Bill from Knock Knock and a 12 from The Lie of the Land which were straightforward repaints.

You could sculpt on his waistcoat but I just painted it on and it's sufficient enough for me.

I'll get round to posting pics at some point! :)

Re: Easy/Simple custom recipes

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:12 pm
by DalekCheese
UNIT officer- auton head, paint on human features, headswap brig.

Normal guy- as above, but no headswap

Re: Easy/Simple custom recipes

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:58 pm
by skifflebits
Gek2Win wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:39 pm
Jacobi Master - Yana w/beard, repaint/put on a suited body.
Is there a Yana figure with a beard?

Re: Easy/Simple custom recipes

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:00 pm
by Gek2Win
skifflebits wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:58 pm
Gek2Win wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:39 pm
Jacobi Master - Yana w/beard, repaint/put on a suited body.
Is there a Yana figure with a beard?
I meant add the beard.

Re: Easy/Simple custom recipes

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:07 pm
by skifflebits
DalekCheese wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:12 pm
UNIT officer- auton head, paint on human features, headswap brig.
Paint on human features?? I thought this thread said "easy/simple!!"

:)

Re: Easy/Simple custom recipes

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:11 pm
by DalekCheese
skifflebits wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:07 pm
DalekCheese wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:12 pm
UNIT officer- auton head, paint on human features, headswap brig.
Paint on human features?? I thought this thread said "easy/simple!!"

:)
:lol: well, hair, couple of dots in the eyes (this is nuwho auton btw). Probably easy for us used to Warhammer scale painting :lol:

Re: Easy/Simple custom recipes

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:14 pm
by skifflebits
Ha! :D

But seriously, have you ever actually tried painting eyes onto a 5" scale figure?

My experience was that it requires a level of detail and precision that could be fudgable on a metal gaming miniature, but not on that larger scale.

My results were... unsettling. :)

Re: Easy/Simple custom recipes

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:17 pm
by DalekCheese
skifflebits wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:14 pm
Ha! :D

But seriously, have you ever actually tried painting eyes onto a 5" scale figure?

My experience was that it requires a level of detail and precision that could be fudgable on a metal gaming miniature, but not on that larger scale.

My results were... unsettling. :)
I’ve got it right *once* and it looked good. But that was probably more luck than judgement! :lol: I don’t have that any more, sadly, but hey ho. You’re right though, it is tricky.