Customs: Making decals and boxes

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  1. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I'm going all out on a custom (read some of my posts in the Toyark and it will make perfect sense) and I was wondering what I would have to do to make decals. I have label paper on hand, but I don't know how well that will work. I'm assuming as long as I seal it it will be fine, right?

    I'm also trying my hand at making a box for it. I have some thin cardboard and assuming I can get it box-shaped, what will I need to do to make it figure-specific?
    Pictures are a must, but I'm holding off until the figure is finished. I plan on using the packaging from the original figure for the bubble and the window.

    Thanks,
    SB
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Decals are done! They amazingly didn't turn out half bad.
     
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    agesthreeandup Energon Supplier

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    For sure seal the decals if they are the waterslide versions. Over time they will go very yellow if you do not seal them.

    Spencer.
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Thanks for the tip. I'm going to seal them again just to be safe.
     
  5. Bobby Lemain

    Bobby Lemain Cassette Man

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    ooo what kind of decal paper are you using?
    And good luck on that box! If you succeed that might lead me to making a custom box for my... custom lol
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I'm improvising... I used Avery 18260 labels (for addresses). I had some left over from work... And I decided it was worth a shot. They ended up turning out nicely.

    As for the box... I'll see what tomorrow and Monday bring. I'm starting with a Chex mix display box (I can't really explain it any further... I bought a box of mini Chex mix bags at Costco, they came in that. Its the same stuff as boxed TFs come in), an empty paper towel roll (I had it... and I might need it for something), and the original packaging the figure came in (for the bubble, inner for tray, outer for window)
     
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    Bobby Lemain Cassette Man

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    awsome improvising ideas! I was gonna use bumper sticker paper as decals but seeing as my last project that required decals had succession with my "packaging tape+paper+double sided tape" decals worked.

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    That pic is from the totally awsomely awsome scratch built "SteelSkin" by John Spangler
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Your improvision is funnier than mine, though. Mine was made on paper that's already meant to stick to stuff...

    That pic makes me wonder how much fun I'm gonna have tomorrow...
     
  9. Bobby Lemain

    Bobby Lemain Cassette Man

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    so you're using a cereal box as your...box?
    btw nice sig lol
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Its more of a display box, made of the same stuff as TF boxes (Think voyagers and up)... I'm probably going to end up glueing paper to it because I have no other ideas (Seriously... Can I print on directly on cardboard with a HP 7110?)

    Thanks :) 
     
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    hmmm so one side of the cardboard is shiny and the other is cardboard looking? (cuz if you were to glue paper onto it, it would get very messy...)
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Yes. Worst comes to worst I end up scrapping the box project...
     
  13. Bobby Lemain

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    you could try getting spray on adhesive which I've heard works wonders for custom boxes, but its a one shot deal because if you try to remove the paper it will rip to shreds
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I'll look in to that... Thanks for the tip.
     
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    or check around online and see what kinda paperstock your printer can take
     

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