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Converting a 130mm resin female figure into a TOS Star Fleet officer.

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  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 12:41 PM


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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, August 4, 2022 11:10 AM


...She is soaking in some turpentine now...

No worries about starting over, I've stripped a figure when I wasn't happy with the way it was coming along.

I've forgotten, though, if this is styrene or resin.  If it's styrene, I wouldn't use turpentine, for fear it'd attack the plastic.

A post-script...

I went back to the beginning and was reminded that it's resin, and putty.  Turpentine is probably OK.  I use SuperClean to strip paint, myself.

Rereading the thread, I'm reminded, too, what an outstanding job you're doing of converting the figure from the original "mannequin".  Really great!

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.



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    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, August 4, 2022 12:50 PM



But back to painting square one.




I was a bit worried about the turpentine, but it seems all is well.


I rinsed her off and I'll let her outgas for the next 4 or 5 days.

Then prime her and This time I think I'll use my airbrush, flats like you suggested.

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, August 4, 2022 5:13 PM


 What I have used on some of my Female figures  is Thinned Artists Ink. Or Draftsmans ink. It will give the tights the Blackish tint and let the Blue be subtley seen. I thin it with alcohol almost by 90%.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:13 PM

That looks good. I was worried the turpentine would take the putty off. 

Looking forward to round two! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen



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