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Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: Casting Pigments
« on: June 13, 2006, 05:29 PM »
actually, I think I may have solved my problem with the RIT dyes.  I went to their site and they say in the faq section that their dyes DO dye plastics and vinyls.  Here:
Instructions:

Make a concentrated dye solution in a stainless steel or glass container. Dissolve 1 package Rit powder dye in 1 pint (2 cups) hot water (or use 1/2 cup Rit liquid dye) and then mix with 1 quart hot water (140 F). Stir well. Be sure to use enough water so item will be covered and can be moved around without crowding.
 
Gently stir item continuously while it is in the dye solution, using metal spoon or wooden stick to lift and turn it in the dyebath, until desired color is developed. Use low heat (do not simmer) to warm the dye solution; higher temperatures may damage or melt the item.
 
When item reaches the desired color, rinse well in warm running water until water appears clear. Let dry on paper towels. (If color is not dark enough, simply add more dye to the solution, thoroughly dissolving powder dye first, and continue tinting the item in the hot dye solution for a longer period of time.)

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Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: Casting Pigments
« on: June 13, 2006, 05:11 PM »
What about RIT dye you can buy from walmart? 

While researching this, I found a site that sells the molding and casting material I use for cheaper (smoothon).  Its at misterart.com
http://www.misterart.com/store/browse/001/cat_id/5841/Art-Supplies-Sculpting-Mold-Making--Casting-Materials--Smooth-On.htm

Its about 5 bucks cheaper there if anyone is thinking of getting this.

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Customizing Tips and Tricks / Casting Pigments
« on: June 13, 2006, 04:45 PM »
OK, I've gotten all my supplies for molding and casting except the casting pigments to change the resin to a different color.  Its pretty expensive after looking through the different sites!  The cheapest I found was castin craft pigment at micromark for $33, plus like $9 for shipping.
http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares.asp?MerchantID=RET01229&Action=Catalog&Type=Product&ID=83094

So, is there any other way to change the color of your cast besides using these things?  I know it may be a long shot, but what about food coloring?
Also, glassman I believe stated earlier that he found some kind of pigment that worked at Lowes.  Can you tell me more about this like what it was called?  Thanks!  :)

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Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: Adding Articulation?
« on: June 13, 2006, 11:06 AM »
Yeah, I tried going through FFURG's, but I gotta say, without the pics, I just cant really 'get' what they are saying here.  Pics make it SOOO much better.

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Customizing Tips and Tricks / Adding Articulation?
« on: June 12, 2006, 12:24 PM »
Does anyone have a good turtorial about making elbow and/or knee articulation to figures that don't currently have articulation there? I want to actually MAKE the articulation, not just cut off a knee cap of another figure and put it on mine, or something like that.

Thanks!

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thank you very much!  Where does one get vinyl pieces anyways?  Thanks!

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outrider, I dont know if anyone has ever asked, but how do you do your holsters?  It looks like fabric or some material.

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just WIP it!  Wip it good! 

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C) Ancient Jedi/Sith

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why dont you all just do a poll that ends at a certain date?

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Or just about anybody from that period I guess, but yes, tales of the jedi era.  They had really primitive lightsabers that were attached to cords and power packs too in some cases.  I'd be up for that one if I could find the time!  I still have an unfinished 'Gladiator' from 2 months ago I got to work on

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Jedi and Sith from 1000's of years ago  :)


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you gotta watch what you feed your kids Glassman! :)

And as far as "getting" neutered?  Nope, already been there, done that.  Not NEARLY as bad people make it out to be.

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I didn't realize the Phruby's were expecting also. Congrats to you too! Thankfully, we are out of the baby making business. I love my children dearly but the infant stage is so draining!
man!  You said a mouth-full there!  Thats why nobody has seen any customs from me for a very long time.  It just takes so much of your time when you have a baby around, plus other children too.  I have 3, and the baby is 7 months now.  So, I'm finally getting a LITTLE more time to work, but I dont think I'll be up to chewie's average turnout anytime soon!  :)
Dont have to worry no more though, 3 is it for me!  Snippity, clippity!

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hey chewie, if you are making those kashyyyk troops for your PN, why not just make one then use the photo program to duplicate them?  It would seem easier to me to do it this way.  Maybe just me.  :)

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