Beginners Guide : Tips & Tricks, Ask A Question

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Question for you more experienced customizers.

I was planning on doing an arm swap with a Professor Yana figure and a Robin Hood Little John figure (long story), when I discovered they have two different kinds of arm joints. John has a ball and socket affair, while Yana has the traditional CO straight forward-and-backward joint.

Does this make the arm swap impossible? For all practical purposes, I mean. I mean, I know anything's possible if I'm willing to sculpt enough.
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skifflebits wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Question for you more experienced customizers.

I was planning on doing an arm swap with a Professor Yana figure and a Robin Hood Little John figure (long story), when I discovered they have two different kinds of arm joints. John has a ball and socket affair, while Yana has the traditional CO straight forward-and-backward joint.

Does this make the arm swap impossible? For all practical purposes, I mean. I mean, I know anything's possible if I'm willing to sculpt enough.
Fill in socket with green stuff or similar

Cut off arm peg

Get a bit of wire or something and use copious amounts of glue.

There is sculpting, but it’s extremely simple.
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I'll admit that still sounds pretty complicated, but I may just give it a go and see what happens.
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Any idea how easy it is to get rid of the headband on the B&M Peri?
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I don't think it would be too hard, as it's only paint, but at the same time I don't know if it's flaky or solid.
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CharlieTheWhovian wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Any idea how easy it is to get rid of the headband on the B&M Peri?
Not sure that it would be possible without some damage to the skin as well.

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Doctor What wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:26 pm
CharlieTheWhovian wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Any idea how easy it is to get rid of the headband on the B&M Peri?
Not sure that it would be possible without some damage to the skin as well.
I was worried that might be the case...
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Is there an easier way to achieve an even paint job without watering it down and adding multiple coats?
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CharlieTheWhovian wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:49 pm
Is there an easier way to achieve an even paint job without watering it down and adding multiple coats?
Depends on colour. What is you’re trying to paint? If it’s CO then however you paint it you should probably go over the factory paint with a very high grit sandpaper. Not much, just to get a bit of texture on there.
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CharlieTheWhovian wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:49 pm
Is there an easier way to achieve an even paint job without watering it down and adding multiple coats?
Depends on what you're painting, and what you're painting with. Are you using acrylic or enamel?
Either way, an airbrush will always get you the cleanest most uniform coat possible, but unless you're a pro, that's more useful for a first pass undercoat or color gradient/shading than it is for detail work.

You'll always get a smoother coat if your dilute with water for acrylic or thinner for enamel. If you're trying to hide brush strokes, you can try using small foam brushes. I've found the ones used for nail art are especially good for doing fine detail work.

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