FTC Penguin height corrected customized

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TBolt
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FTC Penguin height corrected customized

Post by TBolt » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:21 pm

the too tall FTC Penguin bugged me, along with the off model vest so I fixed those two errors by transplanting the head and most of the clothes to a shorter teen body padded out to make him look like a shorter adult.
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also my Catwoman transplanted to a better body and redid the belt to sit lower on her hips.
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Re: FTC Penguin height corrected customized

Post by Meule » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:43 am

Way to go Joe, that looks a lot better
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Re: FTC Penguin height corrected customized

Post by Mike Mulitsch » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:45 pm

what body did you use for Catwoman?

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Re: FTC Penguin height corrected customized

Post by TBolt » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:03 am

Mattel 8 inch Cheetah. Much better than FTC's junk female body.
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Re: FTC Penguin height corrected customized

Post by wally wingert » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:54 pm

Nice! Now it's time to fix the color of that Joker costume.

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Re: FTC Penguin height corrected customized

Post by Ben Bentley » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:20 am

Your Penguin upgrades look so much better, especially in the context of the other villains.

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Re: FTC Penguin height corrected customized

Post by TBolt » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:14 pm

wally wingert wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:54 pm
Nice! Now it's time to fix the color of that Joker costume.
yeah, that's on my list, too. I was thinking of buying a spare suit and using some dye remover and then redying with Rit Fuscia
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Re: FTC Penguin height corrected customized

Post by Therin of Andor » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:40 am

Arrrgh! I couldn't stand it! I just shortened my Penguin's legs.

A few months ago, shortening some Laurel and Hardy legs, to make other customs, was very hard, because their legs were solid. Penguin's legs are hollow (just like real birds!), so I simply cut a chunk from each calf with a bread knife, rejoined the pieces with quickset putty, and shortened the hems on the black trousers. Done!

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Shorter Penguin with Octopus by Ian McLean, on Flickr

Thanks for the inspiration, TBolt!
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Re: FTC Penguin height corrected customized

Post by TBolt » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:31 am

next time you order from FTC get a teen body, it works well, I used the forearms from the original Penguin so the jacket and shirt arms don't need altering. I did have to take up the pants, I may replace them as they are inaccurate, too. Wrong color, should be a very dark grey.
Therin of Andor wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:40 am
Arrrgh! I couldn't stand it! I just shortened my Penguin's legs.

A few months ago, shortening some Laurel and Hardy legs, to make other customs, was very hard, because their legs were solid. Penguin's legs are hollow (just like real birds!), so I simply cut a chunk from each calf with a bread knife, rejoined the pieces with quickset putty, and shortened the hems on the black trousers. Done!

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Shorter Penguin with Octopus by Ian McLean, on Flickr

Thanks for the inspiration, TBolt!
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