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xkage824
11-03-2010, 12:46
hi everyone
i am currently working on a custom 1/6 project and i have realized that i need to add bulk to a body a fill in the definition of the body (so they are not as "ripped") does anybody have any suggestions?
i have never sculpted before so any links to guides would also be great.
thanks in advance.

mcorrigan
11-03-2010, 14:54
I cannot remember who it was, but someone here had used hot glue to bulk a figure for a Snake Eyes custom, worked really well, from the pics...

xkage824
11-03-2010, 16:04
I cannot remember who it was, but someone here had used hot glue to bulk a figure for a Snake Eyes custom, worked really well, from the pics...

hmm how would i find that?

nikespikey
11-03-2010, 17:05
i think it was this thread:

https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-discussion/278721-muscle-body-custom-cheap-snake-eyes-pic-heavy.html

xkage824
11-03-2010, 20:13
great i will keep that option in mind
any other suggestions?

nikespikey
11-03-2010, 22:15
great i will keep that option in mind
any other suggestions?

what type of body are you using? any pics?

Big_Dave
11-03-2010, 23:06
I have just started experimenting with adding muscles to my Dwarves. I am using aves sculpt. It has about a 3 hour dry time. I used a Dragon body and cut it down and then beefed up the thighs, fore arms and biceps and triceps.
https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/500/d111.JPG
Hope this helps.

xkage824
11-04-2010, 00:59
i will be using a true type body for this.

spyder
11-04-2010, 03:55
I did the same thing that Big Dave did for one of my figures with the Aves Apoxy. If you mix it exactly equal parts and knead it really good, there's nothing better to use than Aves. You don't have to be a sculpting expert either and the hardening time is a few hours so you can experiment with it, and not have to wait too long before it's done. You can also use milliput for this, and it's available at Hobby Lobby. Once it's hard, you can sand down any imperfections.

xkage824
11-04-2010, 09:46
so what sort of tools would i need for sculpting as i may want to add width to the neck of a body also?

rokmunky
04-30-2012, 15:20
I find that Boat Epoxy is nice and simple to work with. It dries very quickly though. Make sure to use small amounts. Useful tools for any build up material... exacto knives, dental tools, files, toothpicks, sandpaper, etc... You'll also find that your hands are very useful. :) Go into an art supply store and pick up a bag of sculpting tools.