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 Post subject: Looking for bodies for 7" scale figures
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:20 am 
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Guys,

I am looking to make 7" scale figures of the following:

1. Wesley Snipes Blade
2. Christian Bale Bruce Wayne
3. Tom Hardy Bane
4. Arnold Schwarzenegger Conan (I suppose I can take a NECA head and modify)
5. Movie version of Deadpool (I suppose I can take NECA version head)
6. Chris Evans Steve Rogers
7. Indiana Jones

Any input as to where I might find such head sculpts?

Source for headsculpts found. Now need help with best base bodies for the above.

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for custom heads for 7" scale figures
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:11 pm 
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For #5 I would suggest the Marvel Select Deadpool head and modify it to be more movie like unless you're looking for a Ryan Reynolds head. For #7 Disney had a 7" theme park only Indy figure at one time. For everything else (would work for #5 and #7, too) probably getting the 12" Hot Toys-like heads and having someone cast them with a shrinking resin until the scale is right is probably your best bet.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for custom heads for 7" scale figures
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:01 pm 
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Hi Jim,

I have seen the Disney Indy figure, but it lacks the articulation I have been looking for so it needs a new body. The head sculpt is not bad, but wanted something a bit better.

I would not even know where to look for someone who has experience with shrinking resin that would bring all dimensions down proportionately from 1/6 to 7" scale.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for custom heads for 7" scale figures
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:11 pm 
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Talk to Glassman. He is adept at shrinking heads between scales.

http://glassmancustoms.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for custom heads for 7" scale figures
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:32 am 
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Great resource, thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for custom heads for 7" scale figures
PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:37 pm 
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Since I am new to customization, I'd love to get help on suggested 7" scale bodies for the figures listed in my original post.

In other words, existing figure bodies with good articulation that would be easiest to modify into the bodies/outfits I am looking to create.

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for custom heads for 7" scale figures
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:02 am 
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I assumed people on this board would be more engaging and enthusiastic, and have a lot of experience in this hobby.

Was I wrong? Or, do I ask particularly difficult questions?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for custom heads for 7" scale figures
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:35 pm 
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Most of the customizers here work with Justice League Unlimited or Imaginext figures that's a big part of why you aren't getting a lot of response. It might help if you changed the title of the thread (just use the edit button on your original post and you can change the title to something new) since people may have checked the thread when it was about 7" scale heads and don't think that they have any reason to check back.

As for bodies, that's going to depend on what you're looking for... Marvel Select, Diamond Select, Masters of the Universe Classics, Mattel WWE, Jakks Pacific WWF/WWE and TNA, most NECA, DC Direct/Collectibles (and I'm sure I'm leaving out some) are all 7" scale or close to it. It all really boils down to what *YOU* want in the way of aesthetics and articulation as to which base figures you're going to want to use. He-Man would probably work well for Conan or Bane but not so much for Batman or Indiana Jones.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for bodies for 7" scale figures
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:41 pm 
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Point well taken. Thank you, Jim.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for bodies for 7" scale figures
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:12 pm 
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Well, I emailed Glassmancustoms on March 8th, but no response. Anyone know if he is still in business?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for bodies for 7" scale figures
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I guess this thread does not interest anyone. I will be primarily using WWE Elite figures for some of my base bodies, and a couple of NECAs too.


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