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Old 02-06-2009, 12:58 PM   #21
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Any of you guys that have done customs I have a few questions if ya don't mind.

I found a real cheap Jake Plummer figure on ebay with the same armbands, etc... as Big Ben. Do you think this would make a decent figure for Ben?

Also, does anybody have the decals for the throwback unis? I have most of them, but I don't think I have the right sleeves for the throwback. Thanks!
The Plummer figure is pigeon toed and looks like he's trying to pass something larger than the portal.

I did a Ben throwback (my 1st ever) from a Peyton bottom and an Eli top. See 1st attached pic... http://forums.steelersfever.com/show...01&postcount=1 Interestingly, the bottom is the same cast they use for the newer Ben factory figure.

Another subject that would make a passable Ben is Farve. They have them at Walmart.

I have bought subjects off EBay. This is a great store... http://stores.ebay.com/EVERYTHING-MCFARLANE . Another good source of reasonably priced figures is http://www.mcfigures.com/ .

The throwback sleeves are easy. Paint the yellow field and put thin black stripe decals where appropriate.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:03 PM   #22
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Thanks a lot Vincent. By the way, nice job on your customs! If mine turn out half as good as that I'll be thrilled!
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To tell you the truth to do it right custom pose some of the oline instead of them being all the same you would be looking at probably $100 per team member but it would be alot of work.
Shoot. This is when I wish I was working 2 jobs.
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Shoot. This is when I wish I was working 2 jobs.

Yeah it would be pricey but When I think about the work involved that wouldnt honestly even touch the time it would take to do it and do it right.
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Default Re: Anybody do Custom Mcfarlanes?

Hey do you guys know where the best place to buy the Micro set/sol and primer is? I found most of the paint and stuff at wal-mart, but wasn't sure where I could get the other stuff (other than maybe the internet)

Also, is there any kind of decal paper that is recommended over others? And do I need any special kind of ink in my printer?

lol sorry for all the questions, but thanks guys I really appreciate it!
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Hey do you guys know where the best place to buy the Micro set/sol and primer is? I found most of the paint and stuff at wal-mart, but wasn't sure where I could get the other stuff (other than maybe the internet)

Also, is there any kind of decal paper that is recommended over others? And do I need any special kind of ink in my printer?

lol sorry for all the questions, but thanks guys I really appreciate it!
I bought Microsol from Microsol. Minimum order is $25. I got a variety but only really use the "Set" product.

I don't use primer. I strip the subject parts then mask and spray the on the uniform colors. Then hand paint other details with acrylic.

So far I haven't had to use special ink for decals. I do most in B&W in the laser and the ones that have color on the inkjet. I immediately put several coats of Testor's 9200 decal stabilizer on the fresh decal sheets. I use Testor's decal paper.

Important: Coat all decals with clear acrylic after affixing. Otherwise the solvent in the clear spray will shrivel up the decals.

Now this is just the way I do things and I'm a rank amateur with a shaky hand and old eyes. I would dearly love a tutorial from the pros before I go any further.
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lol thanks again Vincent, the info was very helpful. I just picked up my paint, brushes, and figure the other day, but I wanted to talk to somebody about all the other stuff before I actually bought it. Hopefully I will have all my things gathered up and ready to go so I can try out my first one over Spring Break (1st week of March). I'm pretty excited to get goin, just gotta finish rounding up the supplies! thanks again!
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Vincent- what do you use to strip the parts?
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This does look very rewarding and awesome to do. I just dont have the patience or skills for it. Anyone wanna make a Woodley and Faneca in the throwbacks for me lol
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Hopefully I will have all my things gathered up and ready to go so I can try out my first one over Spring Break (1st week of March). I'm pretty excited to get goin,
Aren't you supposed to be oblivion drinking and chasing trashy girls over Spring Break?

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Acetone. Use stripping gloves and do it outside. Acetone is highly carcinogenic, ridiculously explosive, and adds a kick to Spring Break punch

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I just dont have the patience or skills for it.
I don't either, but it keeps me out of trouble.
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