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* [[Lower Arm Swapping|Swapping lower arms]]
 
* [[Lower Arm Swapping|Swapping lower arms]]
 
* [[Adding Elbow Articulation]] by drbindy
 
* [[Adding Elbow Articulation]] by drbindy
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* [[Adding Range Of Motion For Better Articulation]] by pluv
 
* [[Making an o-ring style figure from non o-ring parts]] - by Lance Sputnik
 
* [[Making an o-ring style figure from non o-ring parts]] - by Lance Sputnik
 
* [[Swappable_Heads|Creating a quick change head mount]]
 
* [[Swappable_Heads|Creating a quick change head mount]]
 
* [[Swapping Shoulder Swivels on 25th Joes]] by meandnooneelse
 
* [[Swapping Shoulder Swivels on 25th Joes]] by meandnooneelse
 
* [[Using Nonstandard Parts]] by Doc Rob
 
* [[Using Nonstandard Parts]] by Doc Rob
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* [[Heat shrink tubing|Heat shrink tubing for neckballs and wrists]] 2DARK2C shows how to use electronics heat shrink tubing to get a tighter fit for neckballs and wrist posts.
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* [http://wiki.joecustoms.com/wiki/Basic_Training#Using_Hot_Glue_to_make_heads_fit_better| Using hot glue to make heads fit better] by pluv
  
 
===Painting===
 
===Painting===
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* [[Salt for weathering and rust]] - Using table salt to create the chipped and weathered look of rust with your paint.
 
* [[Salt for weathering and rust]] - Using table salt to create the chipped and weathered look of rust with your paint.
 
* [[Spray Painting]] - A quick tutorial on spray painting basics.
 
* [[Spray Painting]] - A quick tutorial on spray painting basics.
* [[RIT dye tutorial]] - Viperlord shows us how he dyes plastic parts.
 
 
* [[Python Patrol Vehicle Painting How-To]] - Python Viper's guide to getting that Python-fresh finish.
 
* [[Python Patrol Vehicle Painting How-To]] - Python Viper's guide to getting that Python-fresh finish.
 
* [[Thinning Paint]] - using rubbing alcohol to thin your paint.
 
* [[Thinning Paint]] - using rubbing alcohol to thin your paint.
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBXaW_cK0EM A-Team/ROC Joes Parts swaping] evopete's tutorial for using A-Team movie figure legs with 25th/ROC Joe torsos.
 
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBXaW_cK0EM A-Team/ROC Joes Parts swaping] evopete's tutorial for using A-Team movie figure legs with 25th/ROC Joe torsos.
 
* [[Making wood pallets]] Keenan explains how to make cool wooden pallets for your dio shots.
 
* [[Making wood pallets]] Keenan explains how to make cool wooden pallets for your dio shots.
 
===JoeCustoms Customizing Field Manuals===
 
* [[Customizing Field Manual]] - printable tutorials given out at shows to build your own resource manual
 
  
 
===Other===
 
===Other===
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* [[Storyboarding]] How storyboarding can help you improve your custom or diostory photoshoots
 
* [[Storyboarding]] How storyboarding can help you improve your custom or diostory photoshoots
 
* [[Tech Detail: Deconstruction|Tech Details]] - joemichaels breaks down parts for building other kibble
 
* [[Tech Detail: Deconstruction|Tech Details]] - joemichaels breaks down parts for building other kibble
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==JoeCustoms Customizing Field Manuals==
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* [[Customizing Field Manual]] - printable tutorials given out at shows to build your own resource manual
  
 
==Dioramas and Dio-stories==
 
==Dioramas and Dio-stories==
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* [[Creating the Diorama]] - Cap's multi-part guide to building a diorama.
 
* [[Creating the Diorama]] - Cap's multi-part guide to building a diorama.
 
* [[Cutting foam|Cutting foam for diorama props]] - Cap walks us through cutting and carving foam for diorama props
 
* [[Cutting foam|Cutting foam for diorama props]] - Cap walks us through cutting and carving foam for diorama props
* [[Destro basement]]- Using foam insulation to create a diorama (it's easier than you think)
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* [[Destro basement| Tutorial and video for creating a dungeon]]- Using foam insulation to create a diorama (it's easier than you think)
 
* [[My First Dio-Story]] - Spin Doctor helps the newbie in putting together a dio-story.
 
* [[My First Dio-Story]] - Spin Doctor helps the newbie in putting together a dio-story.
 
* [[Diorama_doodads|Tutorials on making diorama props]] - Still a work in progress.
 
* [[Diorama_doodads|Tutorials on making diorama props]] - Still a work in progress.
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* [http://downloads.outpost10f.com/font.html Outpost 10f] has some cool Star Trek, Star Wars, and other Sci Fi fonts as free downloads
 
* [http://downloads.outpost10f.com/font.html Outpost 10f] has some cool Star Trek, Star Wars, and other Sci Fi fonts as free downloads
 
* [[Steel Brigade Filecard information]]
 
* [[Steel Brigade Filecard information]]
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* [[Squint_For_Details]] Artistic advice for adjusting your perspective
 
* [[Weapon References|Weapon Reference Sites]]
 
* [[Weapon References|Weapon Reference Sites]]
  
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* [[Museum GI Joe Exhibit]] - Soulgem gives us a tour of the exhibit he helped create.
 
* [[Museum GI Joe Exhibit]] - Soulgem gives us a tour of the exhibit he helped create.
 
* [[Real Military Patches Used on GI Joe Figures]] - A list of the line's real world military patches and what they correspond with.
 
* [[Real Military Patches Used on GI Joe Figures]] - A list of the line's real world military patches and what they correspond with.
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* [[Watching Paint Dry]] - the customs we make while waiting to customize
  
 
==Other Guides==
 
==Other Guides==
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* Bill Merklein Sculpting the Human Head parts [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NLBd3RtvZ0 1], [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyWGC4xZbJI 2], [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaYDvLqJyWA 3], and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cpu7pm0uYQ 4]
 
* [http://www.evilface.com/crashcourse.htm Evilface's Custom Crash Course]
 
* [http://www.evilface.com/crashcourse.htm Evilface's Custom Crash Course]
 
* [http://filebox.vt.edu/users/jhadder/ClutchGuide.html How to Make a Custom Clutch Figure]
 
* [http://filebox.vt.edu/users/jhadder/ClutchGuide.html How to Make a Custom Clutch Figure]

Latest revision as of 09:30, 12 May 2020

Welcome to the Customizing Guide. Look at this as your manual to the hobby. Whether you're just starting off or you're trying to add new skills, you can come here to find tutorials from your fellow customizers.

Contents

The Basics

Advanced Techniques

Modding

Painting

Problem Areas

Sculpting/Casting

Custom Figure/Vehicle/Accessory/Playset Tutorials

Other

JoeCustoms Customizing Field Manuals

Dioramas and Dio-stories

The Basics

Resources

Other Stuff

Other Guides

Personal tools