How did you do that?
It is awesome!
How did you do that?
It is awesome!
That is bloody brilliant! Please share exactly how it's done. Diamond select should take note. That's the Vala I wanted.
Agreed! You have the skills! Something tells me you've done this before. I too would love to know what methods were used to achieve this thing of beauty.
WOAH! We totally need one of those to be official. You should send pics to DST and tell them that THAT's what we want. XD
Can anyone help me? I was going to use my broken Mitchell's head to make a custom Black Ops Mitchell (head swapping with another Black Ops O'Neill that I might buy), but when I went to take his head off, it snapped, and now the black join is stuck inside it.
Any hints on taking it out?
Last edited by nekoi; April 29th, 2007 at 11:14 PM.
Thanks for all the compliments.
The head is from Avalon Vala. I removed her ponytail and filled in the hole left behind.
The pigtails are from a Buffy the Vampire Slayer figure, cut to size and glued to the side of Vala's head.
The hair behind her ears is sculpted, and I painted her blond streaks black to reflect the look she had in the latter part of season 10.
Her body is Carter's, painted black.
I'll try to post pics tomorrow of the pigtail Vala head on a green uniform body if anyone wants
roll my blues – WOW. Excellent Job!! It’s hard to believe that you haven’t done any custom work before. And thank you very much for the info on the paints.
I have Daniel & Jack Boiled/Popped & Primed ready to be painted. I agree that your paint scheme works better than DST.
On your boots? Try “dry brushing” a slightly darker color on the laces & soles. Or another option would be to take some ground up charcoal (a very small amount) and rub it in for a dirty look. It will get in the smaller places and bring out the surface features.
replicator79 – That Pigtail Vala is PERFECT! I was looking at that same Buffy fig, thinking it might work. Can’t tell at all where you did the sculpting. GREAT WORK!
Guys I am beside myself! That is amazing work, especially your Black Ops Vala Repicator 79. I have topped up your reputation as a result.
I am having to budget at present, so I am being very stringent and only plan to make two customs myself. Nevertheless, if and when I get them done I will post pics.
Converting a human body into energy and sending it millions of light years through a wormhole. Bloody insanity!
Come on, how often do you get the chance to go to an alien planet?
I was a'ready on an alien planet!
- Poisoning the Well, Atlantis Season 1.
I had the exact same problem with my Mitchell figure ,in fact mine arrived decapitated LOL anyhow I have found that the best way of getting the ball joints out of the head if it's broke is to use the good old fashioned boil the figures head method,
If you put some boiling water in a mug and throw the head in and leave it about 3-4 mins the head should be soft enough to get the joint out with pliers,you can also "dig" carefully round it depending on how bad the thing is in there to "pop" it out,
To take the figures heads of normally I usually just stick the whole figure in hot water ad wait until the neck socket goes soft then take the head off the ball joint should still be intact and attached to the head ready to pop into another heated body
Hope this helps
Last edited by TYS; April 30th, 2007 at 02:25 PM.
Jack: Teal'c, what's with the hair?
Jack: Thor. You got aspirin?
Thor: You should feel better momentarily, and your memory should return.
Jack: [Pause] Teal'c, what's with the hair?
A couple of shots of my Vala conversion. Sorry they're not very clear, my camera isn't too good. You get the idea though...
OK- Since DST has announced that they will be bringing out the Desert BDU’s later this year (yea!), that leaves me with a couple of figures pulled apart and primered up.
So what’s a fella to do?
I started doing some research into camouflage patterns:
But my question for y’all is what pattern? What episodes should I research?
(This is the one I wore when I was active duty)
To anyone who has made black ops carter or vala. how many coats of paint did you apply? i've jus done my first and it looks good enough.
Best episodes for the woodland camo are "The Fifth Man" and "Rules of Engagement".
Ok I didn't have the luxury of a buffy the vampire figure to make the pigtails so i had to make do with what I had... off world vala's hair. I cut the hair into 2 pieces to try and resemble pigtails. so here it is.
What do you think?
Looks great to me, SG1-fan. Man, everyone's coming up with such good ideas for upgrading Vala.