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Title: Padme custom restoration
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 3, 2012, 10:31 PM
I recently got around to unpacking my custom figures for a new shelf in the office. One of the figures I did was Battle Arena Padme. I made her from a Microlady and used latex for her clothes. She originally looked like this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/Padme2.jpg)

Now she looks like this:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/002-2.jpg)

All of the latex is desolving into one gooie mess. It's like her clothes are melting off.

My plan is to restore her. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Padme custom restoration
Post by: CHEWIE on February 3, 2012, 11:04 PM
That's a shame... I remember when you first made that figure and being blown away by the latex/balloon method.

I'd say maybe try and remove all the "melted" aspects and use the same method...?  But, the Evolutions Padme is also a  great figure (http://www.yakfaceforums.com/TGuide2004/ActionFigures/TLC/evolutions/evo_padme/lf24.html) just in case you can't restore this.
Title: Re: Padme custom restoration
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 4, 2012, 01:30 PM
That one took the most damage. The other two are falling apart also.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/003-2.jpg)

I'm thinking about combining parts from a white micro sister to give the look of the white outfit. I'm not sure I'm going to like the look. Maybe I'll just reapply the latex again. I got it mostly off.
Title: Re: Padme custom restoration
Post by: IncomT65 on February 9, 2012, 05:49 PM
That's a shame man, hope you can restore her to her former glory. The method you used was and is quite sensational.