Like most minimate fans, after I saw pictures of the Minimates Max Sentinel statue, I wanted a fully articulated version. About a year ago I decided to pony up the money and give it a shot. It couldn’t be that hard, right? Click the title to read all about this epic failure.
Author: Luke Porter
Marvel Minimates Waves 21-23 feature some great new parts. I let my mind wander for a bit and came up with some customs that would make good use of these parts. 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.