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  1. #41

    Re: Guide to \"futzing\" link

    Quote Originally Posted by theadeptjedi
    Since this is an often researched topic, for ease- will a mod consider making a "futz" sticky on the board? It seems like a relevant and wide ranging enough topic to stay up top.
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  2. #42

    Re: Guide to \"futzing\" link

    Quote Originally Posted by Akiata
    I have a futzing question:
    Is there a safe way to remove the paint off of the SS 1/6th head sculpts?

    I think I need to teach myself casting otherwise...


    Anyone? Anyone??

  3. #43

    Re: Guide to \"futzing\" link

    any chance of a Vader futzing guide??
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  4. #44

    Re: Guide to \"futzing\" link

    Most of Vader futzing guides are in Sideshow Freaks forum.
    http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums

    But here's what I have on the helmet mod.

    you need to take the helmet off the face mask, then cut the inside of the helmet.



    cut the middle part (red circle) first a little bit, then try it on back to the face mask and see if it goes low enough.
    do it again as necessary.
    once cutting the middle part is not making the helmet goes lower, cut/shave the sides part marked in yellow circles.
    note that shaving the sides part will also adjust the helmet to the left/right and front/back position.
    so after each attempts, you'd better try the helmet back onto the face mask and check it it's low enough.

    to flare the helmet, people say it works by putting it into boiled water for a minute. but i find it not working, so i put mine into boiling water (still on the stove) for about a minute.
    use something like a pinset to hold it as it gets pretty hot - and do not let the helmet touch the pan as it might get too hot and melt.
    then you can try to flare it out gently. once you think it's got enough flare, just put it in cold water so it sets.

    WARNING: the flaring might damage the paint/color of the helmet. if this happen you will need to polish and repaint it.

  5. #45

    Re: Guide to \"futzing\" link

    Quote Originally Posted by cruxz
    Most of Vader futzing guides are in Sideshow Freaks forum.
    http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums

    But here's what I have on the helmet mod.

    you need to take the helmet off the face mask, then cut the inside of the helmet.



    cut the middle part (red circle) first a little bit, then try it on back to the face mask and see if it goes low enough.
    do it again as necessary.
    once cutting the middle part is not making the helmet goes lower, cut/shave the sides part marked in yellow circles.
    note that shaving the sides part will also adjust the helmet to the left/right and front/back position.
    so after each attempts, you'd better try the helmet back onto the face mask and check it it's low enough.

    to flare the helmet, people say it works by putting it into boiled water for a minute. but i find it not working, so i put mine into boiling water (still on the stove) for about a minute.
    use something like a pinset to hold it as it gets pretty hot - and do not let the helmet touch the pan as it might get too hot and melt.
    then you can try to flare it out gently. once you think it's got enough flare, just put it in cold water so it sets.

    WARNING: the flaring might damage the paint/color of the helmet. if this happen you will need to polish and repaint it.
    Thanks for the info! Is the cutting a hard job? Is there solid plastic and is it easy to cut since it is a round helmet?
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  6. #46

    Re: Guide to \"futzing\" link

    Also what did you use to cut it? Then superglue back on? Im thinking of trying this

  7. #47

    Re: Guide to \"futzing\" link

    I used a pen-type cutter for cutting/shaving.
    The middle part is actually 'cuttable' - not that hard.
    The sides you'll need to 'shave' it by bits.

    You can use powerglue to glue it back on.

  8. #48

    Re: Guide to \"futzing\" link

    Thanks buddy

  9. #49

    Re: Guide to \"futzing\" link

    Is there a risk the clothes/softgoods might shrink after water treatment?

  10. #50

    Re: Guide to \"futzing\" link

    Quote Originally Posted by Herb
    Is there a risk the clothes/softgoods might shrink after water treatment?
    That has never happened to me.

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