I need a hand: Ideas and Sources for Custom Hands
One issue I have been trying to address with little luck is the quality and posability of mego hands. Obviously hands can add a great deal to the realism when posing a figure, check out type3's stuff, for one example. Or think of Wolverines fist with the knives out, Spiderman about to launch a web, or Green Lantern working the Ring.
The standard mego hands just don't always cut it for me. Having a fist hand on one hand or the ability to effectively hold a gun/weapon or whatever can really improve the quality of the custom. I am really excited about Cast-Aways new products, but gloves aren't always the best solution depending on the character.
It sucks when I put all that time into an otherwise decent custom just to be disappointed with the limited option of standard hand positions.
I know some of you make your own from scratch and some modify existing ones, and some are fine with stock mego, but...
Are you modifying hands from another figure to fit mego, if so what figures?
Who has different hands for sale now that Russ is down???
What other figure hands work well with mego style??
Can you heat and reshape stock mego hands???
I have found that they don't take paint very well, and many of the golves don't allow for much in the way of a pose.
Please share some tips, tricks, sources, materials or some helpful suggestions. I don't even know what materials people are using for sculpting. I am not asking anyone to divulge their ancient secret wu-tang style, just thow us bone. Thank you for your input.
Last edited by SUP-Ronin; Apr 3, '08 at 1:35 PM.
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