I have always wanted to try putting LEDs in minimates, so having this website is a perfect excuse to do it! Prior to this weekend, I hadn’t touched a soldering iron in over eight years. I decided my first project would be to light up the Human Torch from the Invaders set. It was definitely a learning experience, and there are some things I would do differently the second time around.
I created a short video on how to apply those tricky face decals. I noticed later that my decal ended up a little too high on the face, but it gets the point across. 🙂
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.
Click the title to read the full step-by-step guide.