WWE wrestlers change their looks, outfits and sometimes even personas in the world of professional wrestling. You can make the same changes to your WWE action figures to create customised wrestlers for play and display. You can even make entirely new figures using parts from your old WWE figures. To customise your figures you will add and remove parts while building onto the figure's frame with modelling clay to add depth and form to your creation.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
Things you need
- Reference photos
- WWE action figures
- Blow dryer
- Utility knife
- Super glue
- Baking soda
- Sand paper
- Acrylic paint, flesh tone
- Acrylic pain, assorted colours
- Sculpting putty
Print out images of the wrestler you want to create with your figures or the updated costume you want to add onto your figure. For example you may want to give Jeff Hardy a new costume or turn Randy Orton into Edge.
Spread your existing WWE figures in front of you. Pick the figures that most closely resemble the figure you want to create. Mix and match figures for their limbs such as the head of Goldberg and the body of John Cena.
Turn a blow dryer on the hottest setting and apply it to the part of the action figure you want to remove, if you are creating a figure out of multiple pieces. Keep the dryer on for at least one minute. Remove the dryer and bend the part back and forth to remove it from the socket.
Heat the parts with the dryer again and then slide them into place onto the torso you have chosen. If the pieces are too big cut off the joint with a utility knife and glue them into place with super glue. Wait for the connected parts to cool.
Fill in any gaps in the figure with super glue and then sprinkle baking soda onto the wet glue and wait 30 seconds. Sand down the substance with sandpaper to create a smooth work surface on your figure.
Paint the entire figure with a flesh-coloured acrylic paint and allow it to dry.
Outline the costume and details of the figure using a thin brush and your acrylic paint. Work your way from the legs to the head.
Fill in the outline with the corresponding paint colour for your figure's costume, tattoos, and facial details and hair. Allow the paint to dry.
Apply sculpting putty to any parts of the figure you want to add clothing or hair onto. Add more than enough putty to each area.
Sculpt the putty down using a utility knife and toothpick. Use the knife to cut out large portions of the putty and the toothpick to add details such as waves in the figure's hair. Allow the putty to dry overnight.
Sand down any rough edges of the dried putty. Paint the putty with the acrylic paint of your choice to complete your figure.
Tips and warnings
- When choosing figures for your transformation, pick figures with less detail in the plastic. It is easier to add clothing and hair than to remove it.
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