Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Adding Parts to Custom Minis

Wizards has just put up part 8 of their series on customizing Star Wars miniatures. The focus of this latest article is how to make additions to custom minis.

Check out the uncommonly cool cape on this common mini!

In case this is the first you've heard of this series about customizing miniatures (and I have to admit it escaped my notice until just now), here's an index of all the columns to date:

1: Tools and Precautions
2: Color and Paint
3: Basic Painting Techniques
4: Simple Repositioning Techniques
5: Moderate Repositioning Techniques
6: Advanced Repositioning Techniques I
7: Advanced Repositioning Techniques II
8: Additions to Customs

That Jack Irons really knows how to work a miniature! My favorite tip is in part 4, where he shows how to get a bent mini back into its proper shape. (Like, when they get all bent up in shipping. Grr!)

But I have to wonder...does he perform such surgery on rares as well? I mean, as much as I'd love to see my rare Mace Windu fig with a Pulp Fiction-style afro, I'd be afraid to ruin his near-mint status!

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