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Easy Customs for Beginners?

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:52 pm
by CharlieTheWhovian
I'm looking for any suggestions for some fairly basic customs - ideally with as little work as possible! :lol:

I'd love to have some brand new characters over outfit variations if anyone's got any ideas! :)

Re: Easy Customs for Beginners?

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:03 pm
by Whovastron
CharlieTheWhovian wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:52 pm
I'm looking for any suggestions for some fairly basic customs - ideally with as little work as possible! :lol:

I'd love to have some brand new characters over outfit variations if anyone's got any ideas! :)
Tenth doctor in ghost gear with 3D glasses - just boil and pop the heads!

9th Doctor in any jumper - just paint the jumper!

Any Cyberleader - just paint the handlebars!

TW.

Re: Easy Customs for Beginners?

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:20 pm
by Merlin
Jacketless 10 from runaway bride, remove the jacket, paint white shirt.

Re: Easy Customs for Beginners?

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:53 pm
by CharlieTheWhovian
Whovastron wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:03 pm
CharlieTheWhovian wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:52 pm
I'm looking for any suggestions for some fairly basic customs - ideally with as little work as possible! :lol:

I'd love to have some brand new characters over outfit variations if anyone's got any ideas! :)
Tenth doctor in ghost gear with 3D glasses - just boil and pop the heads!

9th Doctor in any jumper - just paint the jumper!

Any Cyberleader - just paint the handlebars!

TW.
Thanks! I have got a spare 9 actually... How many different colours has he worn?
Merlin wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:20 pm
Jacketless 10 from runaway bride, remove the jacket, paint white shirt.
That's an interesting one, I'd never thought about it before. Maybe using the raggedy 11 might be easier as a base idk?

Re: Easy Customs for Beginners?

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:04 pm
by skifflebits
I believe if you just remove the jacket you'll end up with protruding shoulders?

Re: Easy Customs for Beginners?

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:42 am
by idontremembermylogin
Time Crash/Library 10 - Paint the shirt and tie of a blue suit 10 to a purple/burgundy and you're done. I've always wanted to do that.

Re: Easy Customs for Beginners?

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:49 am
by 3DPrintingDoctorWho
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An injured Two Doctors Sontaran would be super easy to do. Just get one of those green glue sticks and go to town.

Additionally, if you ever come across a super cheap 1st Doctor figure, cut off the right hand at the wrist, and you've got an instant Celestial Toymaker variant figure.
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Re: Easy Customs for Beginners?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:13 am
by 3DPrintingDoctorWho
I forgot the easiest one of all. Turlough.

Literally just a James Lester Primeval figure that's been given a slight trim and a ginger makeover, plus an extra red stripe added to his tie.

Here's one that Avon made a while back next to the original figure:

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It's actually such an easy and obvious custom to make, I'm honestly baffled as to why CO have never released an official one themselves.

Re: Easy Customs for Beginners?

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:34 pm
by skifflebits
The likeness is remarkably similar.

I think CO hasn't done it because it would still require a new headsculpt. Legally, I don't know if they can use one actor's likeness to represent another's. I mean, if they straight-up used a James Lester head, which actor would get the royalties on that?

But I could be wrong. Whatever the truth is, it is an easy custom. Not sure why I haven't done it, myself.

Re: Easy Customs for Beginners?

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:59 am
by EmeraldThorn
Well cut the wrist post off, don't want to cut the arm. Also given the Harry figure and new classic Sontaran figure they may well make a new headsculpt for Turlough if enough interest is shown even if the Lester figure's suit is inaccurate.