Customizing Guide

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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]]
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* [[Using Nonstandard Parts]] by Doc Rob
 
* [[Using Nonstandard Parts]] by Doc Rob
 
* [[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.
 
* [[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.
* [[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
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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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* [[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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* [[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==

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