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Custom stands for Inuyasha figuresCustom stands for Inuyasha figuresTutorial

FridaSanFridaSan5 years ago
Welcome everyone!
Guess which figures will I be representing today?
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Inuyasha and Kouga, for your service!



For my first blog entry, I'll display a tutorial about my first cumtom bases for my Inuyasha figurines. Their stands were already missing, but I didn't want them to just lay on the shelf, so I got all my courage together, and started a nearly two months-project in the summer of 2015.

At first, the usual problem appeared: what should I use for a base? I knew it needed to be something heavier than the common plastic stand, because they are figures that jump in the air, so their movement is quite dynamic. Then I found my answer soon enough: I bought two (a bigger and a smaller) wooden stands, which were originally used for small-sized dioramas. (As a result, I'm really satisfied with them.)


Inuyasha


Making his base was a whole new experience for me. I like to make DIY products, so I enjoyed every bit of the making part.

First, the beginning:
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I found a little, black fixer (I'm not sure what it is), deep in my drawer, so I used it as a holder for the wooden rod in Inuyasha's leg. I fixed it to the wood with screws. Before I stabilized the rod on the base, I needed to drill the leg a bit, so the rod could fit in.

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Then, I carved back the black thing and shaped it, so It seemed more "natural" thank the way it was before. I painted it with black and silver acrylic paint.

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I let the paint dry, and then I glued rocks to the black base. I used Nail glue, because it's so strong that it dries after 10-15 seconds, and it fixed things really well. It was funny though, because I could put them as I wanted and where it seemed fine. I painted it again, and it became to look like a small cliff.
As for the stabilization, I made an other rod with a plastic clamp on the edge of it (it holds his leg, so he can't fall off the base).

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I painted the pedestal with green acrylic paint, to make a good copy of grass (I carved it before, so it has dimples all around the pedestal).
Lastly, I added more details (made from plasticine), like some leaf, tendrils and a Shippo's tail and ears.

Well, the result:
Before:
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After:
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Kouga


His base was nearly a replica of Inuyasha's. The differences are that it's smaller (as a normal cube), and I didn't paint the rocks in the background, just glued them to the green-painted wood. I thought their colours were good enough for the character, so I let them be without any paint on them.

The beginning:
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The details:
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The result:
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I enjoyed making these bases a lot! And well, they look amazing with their new appearance, especially next to each other on the shelf. I hope you liked my first tutorial, and feel free to ask. I welcome any critics!

See you soon in my next entry!


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Moro5 years ago#6850519Much better than the bases they originally come with (and of course vastly better than no base at all!) Nice work!

Thank you very much! ^^
5 years ago
Much better than the bases they originally come with (and of course vastly better than no base at all!) Nice work!
5 years ago
redumbrella5 years ago#6850241Very nice! :-)
I wish GSC would make nendoroids of the Inuyasha characters. Inuyasha and Shippo would look especially cute!


What a good idea! *.* They would be extremely cute! (I imagine Inuyasha would have a face which makes an evil grin while bashing Shippo's head, or an upset face while Shippo plays tricks on him. :D )
5 years ago
Very nice! :-)
I wish GSC would make nendoroids of the Inuyasha characters. Inuyasha and Shippo would look especially cute!
5 years ago
chiisai-hime5 years ago#6826451Oh, those look awesome! I especially love how you did the grass!

I'm happy if you like it! I enjoyed to paint it, too! ^^
5 years ago
Oh, those look awesome! I especially love how you did the grass!
5 years ago
Lyncfs5 years ago#6826276These look awesome! I'm sure they're much more precious to you now that you made a custom base for them.

Thanks! ^.^ Yes, I love them more and more. It's so good that they have a worthy place now where they can show their true "power". :)
5 years ago
These look awesome! I'm sure they're much more precious to you now that you made a custom base for them.
5 years ago
adrikyn5 years ago#6826211Oh, these are awesome! The stands for these figures break almost as soon as you put them on them too. I've been using a figma stand with a claw for my Inuyasha, but this looks so much cooler.

Thank you! ^^ Yes, I got my Inuyasha with a broken peg in his leg, that's why I needed to drill it a bit. Plus, I wanted to make bases which gives "natural" feelings, considering where they live. (While I was customizing them, I realised that basically everything can be useful, starting from rocks, trough plastic or paper to wooden props. :) )
5 years ago
Oh, these are awesome! The stands for these figures break almost as soon as you put them on them too. I've been using a figma stand with a claw for my Inuyasha, but this looks so much cooler.
5 years ago
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