This first entry in the Tools of the Trade series will discuss brushes, toothpicks, sharpies, and hobby knives. Click the title to read all about it.
When I first started making customs I used the cheap Testor’s Enamel paint that you could buy just about anywhere. Unfortunately it doesn’t bond well to certain types of plastic, and I ended up with several customs that had a permanent sticky texture. I graduated to Model Masters Acryl, the higher end brand from Testor’s, and I have been using that exclusively for the last six years.
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The Tough Customs series will show a step-by-step process on how to make some of the more unusual minimate customs. One of my first customs was The Blob. I sanded down a Kingpin body, painted it, threw on a hairpiece, and called it good. That custom has slowly been pushed back to the rear of my display in favor of more visually appealing minimates. A few weeks ago I decided to make a new Blob minimate to replace my old one. I knew I wanted to give him more girth everywhere, including the arms and legs. I decided to take a 2.5” minimate and shorten it to a 2” size.
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I thought I would start things off with a subject that comes up frequently: Which sculpting clay should I use? I have three different kinds at my work table, and they each have their own pros and cons. This post contains the breakdown of each one, along with my recommended uses.
This site is a resource for fans of Art Asylum’s Minimate block figures who would like to add something to their collection through the work of their own two hands. This could be as...