Customizing Links and Resources
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Action Figure Sites/Forums
Action Figure Blues
Action Figure Insider
DASH! Collector Action Figures
4chan's /toy/ (caution, unmoderated strong language/possible sexual content)
Green Lantern Corps
OAFE Toy Reviews
One Sixth Warrior Forums
Points of Articulation
Raving Toy Maniac
The Toy Ark
ToyCutter, custom figure blog
Toy News International
Transformers Figure Forums
Transformer World 2005
Tfans.com (part of the ENI network)
GI Joe Figure Forums
The Fighting 1:18th
Broken Arrow Toys
The Terror Drome
Buy Marvel, Transformers, and other action figures online Action Figure Express
Big Bad Toy Store
The Collectorate. By collectors, for collectors
Forbidden Planet NYC
GoHastings cheap action figures
Hasbro Toy Shop.com
Mattel Online Store
Onell Design (Glyos System Figures)
Past Generation Toys
SmallJoes.com, your 1:18 scale stop
Spy Monkey MoTU and DCU custom weapons
The 4 Horsemen Store
Things from Another World
Customizing/Kitbuilding Articles Make your own sculpting tools
Cody's Coop, mecha/figural kit tips
Smellybug's Sculpting Tutorial (Super Sculpy)
TutorialFichenFoo, painting/modeling tutorials
Step-by-Step Gundam Modeling
Heavy Armour Studios, Gundam and kitbuilding tips
Hobby Fanatics, Figure and Kitbuilding Tutorials
Headcasts and Weapon Castings Broken Arrow Toys, 1:18 scale but now has Marvel Legends scale swords, guns, and TOP HATS!
The Casting Cave, 4", 6", 7" scale
CamcoKids headcasts. DC, Marvel, and more
DMC Direct. 6" Marvel Legends headcasts.
Freeman's Mind Masters of the Universe Shapeways store
Glassman's Marvel Legends headcasts
HunterArtworks, 1:18 Joe scaled casts and sculpts
Karak Nul's custom casts
Raginspoon's 1:18 scale GI Joe custom casts
Shapeways 3D printed Transformers parts
Shapeways 3D printed Calloway Custom Shop
Spy Monkey MotU and DCU custom weapons
ThatsMyFace.com, custom headsculpts of YOU for your figures!
Marauder Gun Runners, GI Joe scale cast weapons
Broken Arrow Toys. GI Joe cast heads and more.
Buy a 3D printer and print your own figure parts!
Buy Customizing supplies & More
Paints and brushes I currently use:
Formula P3 paints
Testors Acrylic Paint Series Paints
Tamiya Clear acrylic brush on colors
Tamiya spray Lacquer for all plastics, just don't use on soft rubber
Liquid Latex, mix a little with acrylic paints to paint flexible parts
Monster Kolor, paint for Vinyl Rotocast Figures
Dynasty brush set
Buy Reaper Kolinsky fine detail brushes
Tools and stuff:
Tamiya Plastic Scriber tools, make panel lines in plastic!
Firm Clay Shapers sculpting tools
Pro-Create Professional Sculptor's putty. Flexible for sculpting hair
Quality 1/6th scale steel swords and weapons by Mononofu
Buy Dremel rotary tools and bits
Yellowed plastic? Restore it with Retrobrite!
Buy Mechanical Chain Bases, the modular sci-fi hangar backgrouds.
Making labels/stickers? Use high quality Papilio inkjet vinyl sheets
Mini scaled props, cans, bottles, etc. (refine in search)
Blanx 1:18 (Gi Joe/Marvel Universe style) scale bodies for customizing!
Aves Studios Products. Apoxie Sculpt, Fixit Sculpt, and more.
3mm LED assorted colors
GARR TOOLS 234M 1/8" Straight 4-flute bit #82070! THIS IS THE DREMEL BIT YOU WANT FOR CUSTOMIZING. LASTS A LIFETIME
Micro-Mark, customizing tools and supplies
Guassboys Super Magnets. Easily buy rare earth magnets of all shapes and sizes.
Option kits for customs, from panels to rivets at HLJ.com
HobbyBase/yellowsub ball-joints, the best ones at HLJ.com
Hobby Engineering. From LEDs to Resins, this place has it all.
ReproLabels.com's Ebay Store! Or check their site here.
StickerFixers, symbols from toy lines! (Battle Beasts, Ghostbusters, etc)
Dry Transfer lettering, numbers
Azbro Sculpting wax and heat pens for casting
The Complete Sculptor for wax/clay/molds
Buy a Light Tent for better pictures of your customs!
Cold Heat soldering tool for LED work and removing metal pins.
Smooth-On mold making and casting materials
Deal Extreme Toys, all sorts of anime/video game figs
Friends & Other Nifty Stuff
Collector Action figures (giant figure archive)
Michael Crawford's Toy Reviews
The Adventures of Doctor NcNinja!
Toys R Evil Blog, for the newest import figure news and urban vinyl
The Fighter's Generation (Video Fighting game archive)
WOOT! .com (buy one thing a day for cheap!)
RTM's "How Action Figures are Made"
Looking for custom action figures?
Need some loose figures for customizing? Check out the action figure lots on Ebay and snag a bunch of loose figures for a great price. Below is set up for for Marvel Legends but if you're looking for a different series just type in what lot you are looking for in the search bar, like 'Star Wars Action Figure Lot'.
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