|trekking95 Wrote:No need to be sorry about taking awhile, we all can be busy.
Its not your fault about the Henry Jones Sr. figure, I have one and I even didn't see it right away!
So what would be a good replacement for the suit from that one? And could the arms from that Indy with the gun work?
Well, if you asking me if the Bruce Wayne figure could be use with the Indy arms, I honestly cannot say because the only real way to know is to see the figure in person, see if the arms are capable. Not to mention, I just realized that the Bruce Wayne figure doesn't appear to have a ball-joint neck. But I can say the Indiana Jones body (primarily the torso and legs) is a good base for a figure with a business suit. If you could sculpt the jacket and find arms that do not have the heavy jacket sleeve appearance and you'll have your body made.
|Another thing I have wondered about is how to paint and sculpt some of those figures.
Since they are more rubber than plastic it makes it hard for sculpting since its cheap rubber that just breaks sometimes and hard to paint since the paint wont always stick and its hard to prime stuff that small.
And when you paint the parts with joints like the arms when the paint dries it locks up the joint or flakes off when you bend them. Is there a way around any of those?
Well the painting of the joints is one thing I can help you out with. There is a three part tutorial online by a user called TheCookiinCompany that shows how she customize a figure. Granted, it's done by a girl and its for the 6-inch figure, but she shows how she paints a figure in the third part of the tutorial. But, long story short, when it comes to the joints, you'd have to paint them carefully and do it in small amounts (the only other option is to disassemble the joints themselves, but I certainly wouldn't recommend it).
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es86s1MDvtc
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4rX-VmIGuw
Part 2.5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJpE-Bifh4w
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4C-_7l_kAk
Now, I know it doesn't address the issue of rubber, I can't say for certain how sculpty would react to it. You may want to sign up with the Figure realm forums and ask the question about it.