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02-14-2005, 04:19
Well I finally did one! This was a bit rushed so I ad mor to it later.

Step 1: Grab a blade and cut off the top of your figs head following the hair line.

02-14-2005, 04:35
You will end up with this...

02-14-2005, 04:37
Now cut away all the moulded hair...

02-14-2005, 04:39
You should end up with this flesh coloured pro-tec. Don't worry about the rough surface...

02-14-2005, 04:42
Now CAREFULLY trim the edge of the head on an angle so it will form a depression when it is joined back to the head.

02-14-2005, 04:44
now do the same with the lower part....

02-14-2005, 04:46
Now it should look a bit like this..

02-14-2005, 04:49
Now grab some mink and some scissors and we shall begin!

02-14-2005, 04:51
Cut a strip of mink and attach it with super glue to the center of the head (mohawk style). Make sure that a small amount hangs over the front and back of the head, this will be folded under and glued in place.

02-14-2005, 04:56
Now cut some patches for the side and glue them in place. Again make sure to leave some haning over to fold inside.
Once that is done replace the top of the head onto your fig and check fit. Some trimming may be necessary.

02-14-2005, 04:59
Now get the "Queer Eye" boys over and make him look Fabulous!

Or you can just trim his hair a little and style it however you like.

I have opted for the wet, greasy, dirty and tired look.

02-14-2005, 05:01

Solid Snake
02-14-2005, 05:10
Did you just use regular hairspray or Gel to style his hair? And this gives me NOTHING but ideas... DAMN YOU!

02-14-2005, 06:51

Thanks for the tutorial, Arch!!! This is gonna help a lot of us out!

02-14-2005, 07:55
Wow, this is just too cool.......I've always wondered how this was exactly done.

Now to find some mink.....

Could Rabbit fur be possibly used as a substitution? :confused:

02-14-2005, 08:04
:wideyes :wideyes :wideyes

too cool for school, thank you arch. admins archive this please.
:thumb :thumb

02-14-2005, 08:27
cool! thanks for the tutorial!!!

02-14-2005, 09:04
I heard about a similar technique from Calvin who has in turn learnt this from a HK 1/6 shop owner. We got hold of some fur raw material. Thanks for doing this illustrated tutorial so I know where to start.

02-14-2005, 11:06
Fantastic Tutorial Arch .
Brilliant method .
After seeing how you go about attaching hair , I actually felt kind of silly .
Thank you !

Gung Ho... I'm pretty sure any fluffy rodent pelt should work fine . I use rabbit .

02-14-2005, 11:21
and all the furry little creatures in the world said a collective, "CRAP!"

wow, and i always thought it was like rooting hair like for dolls. thank you sir for sharing your work and ideas.

02-14-2005, 11:28
Very cool tutorial!

02-14-2005, 12:08
Thanks for tutorials, Arch!!

02-14-2005, 12:55
Wow that's gives me some more work...

Is there any room left for time?
This hobby is turning into something insane :)

02-14-2005, 13:02
You should open a "little" salon! Thanks for the tutorial.

02-14-2005, 13:06

02-17-2005, 16:48
Thats awesome! i might try that!

02-25-2005, 19:51
Way too cool - I've got to give it a go!

03-01-2005, 11:35
I've got a quick question concerning this technique......how does one go about reattaching the upper headsculpt and hair piece back to the lower portion???

03-08-2005, 01:48
Also im having trouble finding a suitable material to use as hair ... any suggestions and where i could look for ?

05-28-2005, 08:24
awesome thanks! now to cut up some heads!

06-12-2005, 23:03
That's. Just. Amazing.

08-04-2005, 16:13
I have a question. What kind of glue do you use to attach the hair to the head and then do use the same kind to reattach the two parts of the head?


08-30-2005, 22:41
what if its not a hollow head?

01-29-2006, 21:09
ANYONE FIND OUT ABOUT THE question these guys had????
they neevr seemed to have been answered...hm..

06-07-2006, 19:41
To the top...I'd like to know how to reattach the top of the head to the neck/facial part too...

06-22-2006, 23:43
I'm terrified to hack the top of my figures heads off though.

06-28-2006, 22:36
I tried this technique and it worked well - had to use Plastic Welder to reattach the skulltop/hair back to the head sculpt...

Thanks for the tutorial...

I'll have pics of the head up when I post my SCI FI GROUP BASH final fig on August 1...

HL2 Master
07-01-2006, 12:22

HL2 Master:hat

08-30-2006, 16:19
Also im having trouble finding a suitable material to use as hair ... any suggestions and where i could look for ?

go to fly fishing store. They sell furs of many differet kinds for make flies. So, you can check it out.

09-10-2006, 23:38

For the pro-tec piece you could use doll hair from a craft store or artificial fur from a fabric shop. This can be attached using archery glue: NPV, HMG, Duco, Goat tuff and other brands that are used to glue the vanes, feathers, or nocks to the shaft. Of course you could use epoxy or even a hot melt glue but the archery glue can be applied in a thin bead and avoid the lumps that a glue gun causes and the hair clumping that epoxy glues tend to cause.

To attach the pro-tec piece back to the head, you can use a good epoxy-type cement or Goop.


04-29-2008, 02:03
This is a great little toot here. I see loads of mohawks in the near future.

04-29-2008, 15:58
Yeah, I'm encouraged to experiment with real hair projects now with this technique vs. rooting. I don't really like punching since I'm more of a slasher :chainsaw

Hammer's Africaners
05-03-2008, 22:29
An interesting project will have to try it, thanks for sharing...............Hammer

05-04-2008, 03:31
This tutorial makes me want to try harder on the customs, and unfortuantely it raises the debate of real hair vs sculpted. Has anyone tried to actually make the hair rooted as opposed to using pelt, and how does that turn out in comparison?