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  1. XMO Sabretooth with interchangeable heads:

     

    As you all know, Hasbro gave us two versions of Sabretooth. In my opinion, neither looked good enough. So I basically took the things I liked from both and combined them. I hated the white mane on the Blob 2-pack version but liked the head and costume color. I also liked the head on the Wolverine 2-pack version but hated the shiny brown and hair color. So, using the heat and pop technique and my teeth to pry, I switched the manes and repainted the Short haired version to match. So now I have a long and short haired version that I think looks better. Here is the result. If anyone wants to try this and needs to know the color combination I used to match the brown, send me a PM.

     

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  2. ya, i wished they had used a different one for magneto. i always felt he should be a little taller and leaner.

    but im really happy they made him nonetheless. he is great character to have.

     

    good job by the way on forge, he is a another character i wish they made.

    Try this. I used a Sunfire Torso repainted.

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  3. That Pheonix looks awesome. I just can't figure out where the body, and hands are from. The hair is obviously sculpted as is the fire behind her. Though you usually need a sturdy existing body to hold the parts together. It might be a trigate customs body. The feet look like they're from Barroness.

    It's not Trigate. It looks to be sculpt added to a Ms Marvel body or some other female. As you can see there is no mid-torso articulation. Possibly even a Star Wars torso. Look at the crotch area and you can see the sculpt work.

  4. Thanks. I'm still working on the glasses.

     

    You could possible use the glasses that Henry Jones SR comes with.

    I never thought of those, as I don't have him nor did I know they were removable. However, a friend already has a pair in the mail to me.

  5. Another couple tools you really might want to get is a good cordless drill, and a Dremel. Believe me it will very very quickly become your favorite tool espeacially if you have the EZ Lock mandrel. Break, or use up a cutting disc, and just pop it off, and pop a new one on. I usually just use the Folk Art Acrylics from Walmart for painting, and as for brushes the softer the better. I have 25 pc Loew Cornell Brush Value Pack from Walmart. Allot about customizing is trial and error so don't get discouraged, and accept that we criticize to help you get better. I learned allot from tip more experienced customizers told me back in '04 when I first started customizing Transformers.

    Good call Rod!

  6. Wow lots of choices. Lets say I wanted some basic colors (or a paint set very MU appropriate) which would you suggest? There aren't any pictures so that adds to my uncertainty.

     

    I see the second set has putty...I guess if I wanted to mold Scarlet Witch's Tiara thingy, I would use this? What is that Aluminum paint thing? And probably a dumb question, but these are paintable right?

     

    Thanks man, I really appreciate the help. I'd like to make a Scarlet With down the line, but I'd probably start with someone less difficult like Firelord.

     

    Here is the paint colors.

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    I suggest getting a box set or two with the colors you need in it. I don't know about an Aluminum paint thing. Yes they are paintable but wash them first with a detergent to remove mold release left by companies.

     

    Everything I sent you, you would use. The green stuff for sculpting and the paint for....painting. i would not have posted it if you could not use it.

     

  7. BANNER-

     

    I started on this last night and finished tonight. Altogether around 6 hours labor. Here is my parts list.

     

    Head- ROC Impact Duke (glasses and hair sculpted)

     

    Torso- 25th Mutt (tie sculpted)

     

    Legs- ROC Cobra Commander

     

    Arms - ROC Paris Pursuit Snakeyes

     

    Hands- ROC Hawk

     

    Coat- ROC Dr. Rex

     

     

     

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  8. Here is some more and perhaps better images.

     

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    That's sweet, Man! I did something similar, but not as good as you.

     

     

    All I did was using the upper and lower torso of Kang from the Secret Wars, and adding the arms, legs, head and cape of Magneto. No paint needed, since it's the same color.

     

    Here is another picture:

     

     

    I admit it does not look as 'buffed' as yours (since I still don't have Sunfire), but I like it better than with it's original body.

     

    Hasbro should stop using that body.

    Yours looks good also. Guardian and Namor use the same body as Sunfire. The hardest part for me was matching the original purple. After two hours trying, I couldn't do it so had to repaint all of the purple. I pleased with the outcome. It does not have as much sheen and looks more realistic.

  9. Hey I had this really good idea for a nick fury custom, I am using a shield agent and mace windu's head which is Sam Jackson. It should look pretty cool when I am done. My question is. When u fill the ball joint, what do you fill it with & do I simply put the substance in the head & put the ball neck joint into the filled head... I dunno.. So a little help would be cool

    There's lots of ways to do this. You can put Vaseline on the ball and fill the neck socket with hot glue, then trim the excess after it hardens. Vaseline is kinda messy though as well as hot glue. What I usually do is take a little ball of green stuff or whatever sculpt material I am using. I place the ball f sculpt in the socket then I wet the neck ball with either water or brush a little Pam cooking spray on it. Then I mash it into the socket while twisting slightly. Then I just leave it to cure. Much easier, less time consuming, and less messy than the hot glue technique. I also find it makes a more snug fit.

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