Author: Luke Porter

Advanced Minimate Template

New Minimate Decal Templates!

Our vinyl laser sticker paper has the ability to curve and bend around surfaces without cracking or fading the graphics where it bends. I have been using this new template for the past few months with great results. If you want to hide the edges of your stickers, this template is definitely the way to go, because it wraps around most of the Minimate body parts, giving it a factory-made look.

Inspiration: Tough Customs

I have posted several Tough Customs on this site over the years, and I thought I would consolidate the posts here for your inspiration: Tough Customs: The Diva Tough Customs: Galactus Tough Customs: Alpha...

AoA Colossus

On the Workbench: AoA Colossus

I haven’t had a lot of time for customizing lately, but one of the figures on my workbench is an Age of Apocalypse Colossus. I have wanted to have this Minimate for a long time, and luckily someone commissioned one from me, so I can make a duplicate for myself!

Vallejo Paints for Minimates

Review: Vallejo Paints

I have been using Citadel paints regularly for the last 4 years or so. A few months ago I had a friend recommend Vallejo paints to me. I hadn’t heard of this brand before, so I checked into it, and … I picked up a starter set of 12 colors, and I have been using them on all of my recent Minimate customs. The Vallejo paints are a different experience than Citadel, and both paints have their pros and cons.

Solomon Grundy Work in Progress

On the Workbench: Solomon Grundy

For some reason I have always been reluctant to post work-in-progress photos. I like waiting until the final product is finished – when everything looks as good as I can make it look. But I realized that I enjoy seeing other people’s work-in-progress pics, and it makes seeing their final product even more fun, so why not do it with mine? I think I am going to make this a regular feature here at the Factory. First up is Solomon Grundy!