Have you ever been working on a Minimate custom that required you to move a Minimate head or shoulder joint someplace else? This has happened to me a few times, and I wanted to share a tip with you on how to make the relocated joint stronger.
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Ever since I started making 12″ custom figures, I have been doing more work with fabric. Once I got more comfortable with the materials, I started thinking about using fabric with Minimates to see...
The third part of our Creating a Minimate Comic series focuses on bringing the characters to life through their facial expressions and movements.
Some celebrity faces are hard for toy makers and customizers to portray accurately. For example, try to find a good Harrison Ford likeness among the dozens of Han Solo and Indiana Jones figures out there. For every good one there are at least ten bad ones! Whenever I come across a celebrity face that is difficult to nail in the Minimate style, I use the following “trace and stretch” method.
In this second part of our Creating a Minimate Comic series, we will be building the interior of a Minimate-sized space ship! If you have read the first issue of ProtoPlanet, you will remember the crew’s ship, which is called the Lamprey. In the second issue, part of the story takes place inside the ship’s corridors. In order to create this environment, I had to make a trip to the hardware store.