Customs: How to make a custom head ?

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  1. gen1fan

    gen1fan G1 PRIME FROM VA TFW2005 Supporter

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    planning on doing a custom entry for botcon. I need to make a face for the entry How can i go about doing this? help would be greatfully
     
  2. mr_boogalooba

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    Usually I use milliput putty to add and/or details and shape sections...I suggest you to try, the practice will be a value ;) 
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    . . . and don't forget that Hasbro (and other toy companies) has done a lot of work for you in the past with heads. I often times look for junkers and other robots and end up kitbashing heads. I'm not sure if you were looking for that answer, but that's one of my processes :thumb 
     
  4. Chaos Muffin

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    I also want to start practicing this. May use some old stikfa head.

    My first steps is going to be the easy stuff, like making face plates etc
     
  5. mx-01 archon

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    I don't know if you want to give sculpting a shot, but in case you do, here's a link to some stuff you might want to try:

    http://www.avesstudio.com/Products/Apoxie_Sculpt/apoxie_sculpt.html
    And for more fine detail work:
    http://www.avesstudio.com/html/fixit_sculpt.html

    Much, much, much cheaper than Milliput or Kneadatite, and better in virtually every way. You can only really order the stuff online from their site, though. But the stuff is awesome for custom sculpt work. Bonds well to plastic, and is really durable.
     
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    Cobra_Commander Master of tactics TFW2005 Supporter

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    :lol  i wanna see these poor stikfa figures, lets be fair the first few wont look amazing.
    But you need alot of skill to pull off a good molded head in my opinion
     
  7. SMOG

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    For the standard humanoid faces, I just discovered a good trick...

    Jumpstarters!

    They're cheap second hand, they're everywhere, and TwinTwist has a really good basic face (and head for that matter). What makes it even better is that if you disassemble a Jumpstarter head, the face part comes right out... just the face!

    That way you can apply a face to just about whatever head you build, so long as the scale is alright.

    zmog
     

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