Tiepilot, this looks fantastic. I love the creative elements with the head. Was it hard to mod? He has a great Star Wars feel to him, but would easily be part of The Curse as well. I like the workable holster and the soft goods really add so much to the character. I hope you continue to post more customs. Well done!
I love the creative elements with the head. Was it hard to mod?
Not at all, I just needed a sharp x-acto knife. I took the heads from Boulder and Gills, sliced them in half.. then took the top part of Boulder's head and glued it to the bottom part of Gills' head. The look turned out better than I expected.
First you have to get some water slide decal paper, it comes in both white and transparent. You design your decals using a program like Photoshop and print them to the decal paper. Then just apply them as you would any water slide decal.
Small decals can add amazing detail to custom figures.
There are plenty of tutorials online on how do this, like this one on YouTube.
I made a couple tweaks to this figure, I didn't like the fact that he didn't have some kind of head gear so I dremeled out a Buckshot helmet and painted it black. It fit perfectly, then I added some goggles and a satchel.
I also decided to swap the arms for some Ogre arms that I modified to have swivel wrists. This way he could hold his weapon properly.
AWCramer, If you do a lot of customizing, you definitely need a some kind of rotary tool. I remember before I bought my Gyros PowerPro I used to use all kinds of things to hollow out helmets, holsters, etc. I even used my dad's big power drill (talk about awkward!). Then when I got my rotary tool, working with plastic became SO much easier! Things like hollowing out helmets was a breeze!
Like this Condor figure, I hated the fact that the helmet wasn't removable. But after a couple minutes with my rotary tool and after adding a new head, the helmet is now removable and looks way better!