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Hi everyone, just wanted to check how everyone gets skin tight clothing on their figures. I bought some 3rd party black widow clothes and spent hours slowly putting them on the body but all the pulling ripped off the faux leather and ruined the outfit. Happened twice to me :doh
Any tips appreciated thank you!
 

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Hi everyone, just wanted to check how everyone gets skin tight clothing on their figures. I bought some 3rd party black widow clothes and spent hours slowly putting them on the body but all the pulling ripped off the faux leather and ruined the outfit. Happened twice to me :doh
Any tips appreciated thank you!
Use lots of talcum powder on the body or wrap a layer of plastic wrap around, or a combo of both. But of course, if the outfit is too small for the body, you can't ignore the laws of physics if you are bound within space-time.
 

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You can try spraying some water on the fabric to relax the fabric a bit. But this comes with it's own hazards of dye getting released (and staining the body), and not being friendly to faux leather material, causing a breakdown of material.

Maybe try and see what the ideal body of the outfit is made for. Some manufacturers use a specific type of body to fit the outfit to (ZC, Zy, Phichen...). Try and source that kind of body to use if at all possible. That will mean less damage to the outfit.
 

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I have used corn starch on all my figures to get tight clothes on Phicen body. Here's a few I did. Still will take some time and effort but the corn starch helps a lot.
DSC08428 by A.F.M. Productions, on Flickr

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DSC06579 by A.F.M. Productions, on Flickr
Hey... wait a sec....
That Batman.... is it modded??

That head is from that huge Batman HT released a while ago, from that videogame, right? Body is from Bataffleck, isn't it? Head and body seem to fit each other perfectly, but could you show us some more pics of that kitbash? It rocks mate!

Thanks,
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ANOTHER LESSON LEARNED THE HARD (AND COSTLY) WAY . . . I truly enjoy reading these. Such instances could have been avoided/prevented, but . . . nothing like experiencing and learning it the hard way . . . repeatedly.

BEFORE you or any other member (still choosing to remain here for whatever Godforsaken reasons) attempt anything 1:6 wise you don't know, never tried before, unsure of . . . then . . .

1. GET OVER THE REALITY it'll come off embarrassing. It's not like that. Think of it like the first time you got naked in front of your significant other and your significant did the same and both of you had to get accustomed to one another with all the imperfections and oddities.

2. Always . . . always . . . always . . . use talcum powder by applying it using a make up brush onto the seamless or non-seamless body and then carefully/gently put the outfit on the body. If you got too big man-ish hands or just plain fumble thumbs, have someone else you know help you. There is no shame or stigma in asking for help. You know. Like going to the doctor's office and asking for Viagra.

3. HAVE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS . . . don't be a block head and try to squeeze on an outfit that just not will fit onto a body that clearly will not fit it. If you don't comprehend or accept the preceding, then you're in the wrong hobby.
 

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Hey... wait a sec....
That Batman.... is it modded??

That head is from that huge Batman HT released a while ago, from that videogame, right? Body is from Bataffleck, isn't it? Head and body seem to fit each other perfectly, but could you show us some more pics of that kitbash? It rocks mate!

Thanks,
m.
Glad you like 'em. I used the head and neck cover from the Arkham Asylum Batman.Tthe body is Bataffleck, The gauntlets and boots are from the Arkham Knight Batman. The cape is a Tony Mei. I was never a fan of the Bataffleck head. It look too big and had limited articulation. Very happy now.

Thanks again
AFM

DSC07084 by A.F.M. Productions, on Flickr

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Glad you like 'em. I used the head and neck cover from the Arkham Asylum Batman.Tthe body is Bataffleck, The gauntlets and boots are from the Arkham Knight Batman. The cape is a Tony Mei. I was never a fan of the Bataffleck head. It look too big and had limited articulation. Very happy now.

Thanks again
AFM

DSC07084 by A.F.M. Productions, on Flickr

DSC07086 by A.F.M. Productions, on Flickr

DSC07087 by A.F.M. Productions, on Flickr
That custom is the best I've seen in ages. Just how did you figure it out? You had both figures, put them together, and all of a sudden the lightbulb went on?

It is just amazing how well that head fits the body. I always suspected the Arkhan fig to be unhumanely and unrealistically big, and so would be the head. Seeing it matching Bataffleck so elegantly is a joy!

Please provide more details, because I want to buy a Bataffleck, and would certainly consider trying to get hold of that Arkhan Bats head (I know: mission impossible...). I considered buying the whole fig back in the day because of that lovely comic-ish head, but ultimately didn't pull the trigger because of the rest of the design, and because HT's implementation having some issues. So, a few more questions:

1) Did you use only the head of the Arkham Batman, or also the "neck" that sits on top of the cape?

2) Do you mean that the Arkham head has better articulation than Bataffleck's?

3) Did you source the Arkham head loose? If affirmative, how did you manage?? ;-)

4) Cape looks good. That Tony Mei, is he still active somewhere?

Thanks a lot for your help and this great kitbash idea, buddy!
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m.
 

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1) Did you use only the head of the Arkham Batman, or also the "neck" that sits on top of the cape?
I did use both head and neck parts.

2) Do you mean that the Arkham head has better articulation than Bataffleck's?
The Bataffleck head in connected to the neck and that limits articulation as the Arkham Bats head and neck are two parts and has way more articulation.

3) Did you source the Arkham head loose? If affirmative, how did you manage?? ;-) NoI own the Arkham Batman but I did purchase the neck piece again from a site that parted them out.

4) Cape looks good. That Tony Mei, is he still active somewhere?
Yes from is FB page: Page Not Found | Facebook
hes been doing more 1/12 figures as of late so you would have to see if he has any capes left. They are great but not cheap.


Thanks my friend. Here are some pictures of my Arkham Asylum Batman.

DSC07088 by A.F.M. Productions, on Flickr

DSC07089 by A.F.M. Productions, on Flickr

DSC07090 by A.F.M. Productions, on Flickr

DSC07091 by A.F.M. Productions, on Flickr

He's wearing a Sideshow Batman cape along with the same boots ans gauntlets my other Bat's is wearing. The belt is from DC Direct Deluxe Batman. The head is Tony Mei. I did mod this Batman so he would have full arm articulation.
 

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1) Did you use only the head of the Arkham Batman, or also the "neck" that sits on top of the cape?
I did use both head and neck parts.

2) Do you mean that the Arkham head has better articulation than Bataffleck's?
The Bataffleck head in connected to the neck and that limits articulation as the Arkham Bats head and neck are two parts and has way more articulation.

3) Did you source the Arkham head loose? If affirmative, how did you manage?? ;-) NoI own the Arkham Batman but I did purchase the neck piece again from a site that parted them out.

4) Cape looks good. That Tony Mei, is he still active somewhere?
Yes from is FB page: Page Not Found | Facebook
hes been doing more 1/12 figures as of late so you would have to see if he has any capes left. They are great but not cheap.


Thanks my friend. Here are some pictures of my Arkham Asylum Batman.

DSC07088 by A.F.M. Productions, on Flickr

DSC07089 by A.F.M. Productions, on Flickr

DSC07090 by A.F.M. Productions, on Flickr

DSC07091 by A.F.M. Productions, on Flickr

He's wearing a Sideshow Batman cape along with the same boots ans gauntlets my other Bat's is wearing. The belt is from DC Direct Deluxe Batman. The head is Tony Mei. I did mod this Batman so he would have full arm articulation.
That's another great Batman representation right there! I am amazed just how well those different parts blend in!

Still concerning the Bataffleck-based one:

1) How about colour matching? The lighting on your pics might still leave some room for doubt so I must ask: once the Arkham head and neck transplanted onto the Bataffleck, are colours compatible enough so that differences are not too obvious and the fig is not constantly recalling you "I am a kitbash, I am a kitbash"?

2) Once put on top of the Bataffleck, does the Arkham neck actually sit as flat as it seems on your pics? No noticeable seams because of sculpt diverging too much from that of the body? It is difficult to believe such different figs can have so interchangeable parts...

3) BTW is that a BvS Bataffleck, or the JL one? Judging by the cape, it should be BvS.

4) Last but not least, that thing about the Bataffleck head being one single piece(?) with its head. Have I actually understood correctly? Is it one single piece?? Should my understanding be correct, then neck articulation wouldn't be hindered, but rather non-existent, right?

Geee... I'll never find the neck+head+faceplates of the Arkham bats.... Too old a fig to be parted out on ebay... But I have to have this kitbaaaaaaash! :)

Thanks again for your time, your pics and your kindness.
Best,
m.
 

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How about colour matching? The lighting on your pics might still leave some room for doubt so I must ask: once the Arkham head and neck transplanted onto the Bataffleck, are colours compatible enough so that differences are not too obvious and the fig is not constantly recalling you "I am a kitbash, I am a kitbash"?
Seriously. all I did was slap the head and neck piece on. No painting at all. All the parts came just as you see them now.

2) Once put on top of the Bataffleck, does the Arkham neck actually sit as flat as it seems on your pics? No noticeable seams because of sculpt diverging too much from that of the body? It is difficult to believe such different figs can have so interchangeable parts...
Yes they came together very easily. Zero Modding.I think it is also because of the Tony Mei cape. It is really thin material but still strong at the same time

3) BTW is that a BvS Bataffleck, or the JL one? Judging by the cape, it should be BvS.
It is the BvS Bataffleck

4) Last but not least, that thing about the Bataffleck head being one single piece(?) with its head. Have I actually understood correctly? Is it one single piece?? Should my understanding be correct, then neck articulation wouldn't be hindered, but rather non-existent, right?
Yes, There is very little side to side, or up and down movement especially when compared to the separate head and neck piece that he now has.

Geee... I'll never find the neck+head+faceplates of the Arkham bats.... Too old a fig to be parted out on ebay... But I have to have this kitbaaaaaaash! :)
It does pop up on Toy Anxiety now and then, but not lately.

Thanks again for your time, your pics and your kindness.
Best,
m.
My pleasure my friend. Always happy to help a fellow collector.
 

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How about colour matching? The lighting on your pics might still leave some room for doubt so I must ask: once the Arkham head and neck transplanted onto the Bataffleck, are colours compatible enough so that differences are not too obvious and the fig is not constantly recalling you "I am a kitbash, I am a kitbash"?
Seriously. all I did was slap the head and neck piece on. No painting at all. All the parts came just as you see them now.

2) Once put on top of the Bataffleck, does the Arkham neck actually sit as flat as it seems on your pics? No noticeable seams because of sculpt diverging too much from that of the body? It is difficult to believe such different figs can have so interchangeable parts...
Yes they came together very easily. Zero Modding.I think it is also because of the Tony Mei cape. It is really thin material but still strong at the same time

3) BTW is that a BvS Bataffleck, or the JL one? Judging by the cape, it should be BvS.
It is the BvS Bataffleck

4) Last but not least, that thing about the Bataffleck head being one single piece(?) with its head. Have I actually understood correctly? Is it one single piece?? Should my understanding be correct, then neck articulation wouldn't be hindered, but rather non-existent, right?
Yes, There is very little side to side, or up and down movement especially when compared to the separate head and neck piece that he now has.

Geee... I'll never find the neck+head+faceplates of the Arkham bats.... Too old a fig to be parted out on ebay... But I have to have this kitbaaaaaaash! :)
It does pop up on Toy Anxiety now and then, but not lately.

Thanks again for your time, your pics and your kindness.
Best,
m.
My pleasure my friend. Always happy to help a fellow collector.
OK thanks again for your answers. A few more questions to go! :)

1) In person, how do you rate colour matching betweeen the BvS body+TM cape set against the Arkhan head+neck set? Is it as nailed as it looks on pictures? Any divergence?

2) No empty spaces AT ALL between the BvS body+cap and the Arkham neck?? Really??

3) It is a bit difficult to believe that the Arkham head-neck set is actually better articulated than the newer BvS unit. Particularly, you talk of the Arkham set as being "separate", just as if the BvS set was not separate too. If the Bvs one moves, even a very little, it has to be separate too. Do you mean that both are separate, but the Arkhan one is somehow much better designed and as a result it can further articulate?

4) OK I'll keep tabs on TA but I won't hold my breath...

Thanks again and sorry for being such a detail bastard!
Best,
m.
 

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1) In person, how do you rate colour matching betweeen the BvS body+TM cape set against the Arkhan head+neck set? Is it as nailed as it looks on pictures? Any divergence?
Looks as perfect to me as it does to you my friend.

2) No empty spaces AT ALL between the BvS body+cap and the Arkham neck?? Really??
Yes, really. A picture is worth a thousand words.

3) It is a bit difficult to believe that the Arkham head-neck set is actually better articulated than the newer BvS unit. Particularly, you talk of the Arkham set as being "separate", just as if the BvS set was not separate too. If the Bvs one moves, even a very little, it has to be separate too. Do you mean that both are separate, but the Arkhan one is somehow much better designed and as a result it can further articulate?
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Okie dokie buddy.

It is better than I could even imagine: no neck-head articulation on BvS, but there is indeed n-h articulation on Arkham. GREAT!!!!!

This kitbash Bats is, to my knowledge, the best Batman available in 1/6 scale, besides the last DX Nolan one. It is also a chance to take only what I like from the current designs for these boring DC flicks, and detach myself from them by removing the central element that is the head. I always loved the Arkham one, but couldn't afford its price nor its shortcomings. So, this kitbash is just perfect for me!!!

I will get the Arkham parts no matter what! ;-)

Now there is only the final problem: the dullness of the gauntlets and greaves, as you noticed yourself. I see you kitbashed them. What figure do they come from? Have you tried any other alternative? (none of the armored versions, nor the knightmare have any parts to solve this problem)

Thanks again buddy!
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You are correct my friend. I was not a fan of the gauntlets and boots. At least not for Batman. (I've use those parts for other bashes) So I went with the Arkham Knight Batman gauntlets and boots. If you look closely, both my Bats have them, and those did come up on Toy Anxiety a last week. I passed but was seriously thinking at the time I should get them. Thankfully someone beat me to it. Ebay is also a good place for parts but will probably cost you considerably more.

Good luck on your hunt buddy. I hope you find all that you seek.

AFM
 
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