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Martian Manhunter (with Colored Phicen Body)

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Hey Guys,
Super excited to join you guys! I wanted to share my recent Martian Manhunter. I have been trying for some time to dye / color a body, and another member of the site (ReverendSpooky) pointed out the oil Pastel method. So I jumped in to see if it would work and I am very happy with the results! Let me know what you think! I used an M34 and the gear and head from a DC Direct Deluxe figure.

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Very nicely done! A successful application of the technique, and the results works quite seamlessly next to high end products. Also, we're glad you have joined up.


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That's awesome! Very cool. Glad to see that it actually worked.

Any issues with it rubbing off? Or staining clothes?


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Hot damn... Mighty fine work.

Great work with the body color and the costume is spot on, as well.

Did you do the muscle shading?

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Brilliant look and colouring! But he doesn't scare me! I have a sofa to hide behind. Smile

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Thanks Guys! I did do the shading in the muscles. I used 3 different shades of green and built from Light to dark. For the Muscles, I would spread the muscle a bit and then rub the pastel in. I have had no rubbing from the pastel on my hands or the cloths, even when dragging the trunks over the legs, nothing. The only way I can get the pastel off is by washing with soap and water.

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By the way, what kind of oil pastels did you use? I picked up and experimented with Staedtler ones, but since then I came across a different kind that supposedly works with water, for blending colors. I was wondering if that would be impermanent, and since you mentioned washing it off with soap and water, I wondered if perhaps this is what you got.


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very nice

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Very Cool and Welcome Aboard!


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I used Pentel Arts oil pastels.  I did not use water to blend the different tones (and more or less used my fingers to spread to silicon and smudge it.   I was not gentle, but I could see water helping as long as you did not use too much.  That might get muddy and messy... but I wouldn't mind experimenting to see.

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Toymungus wrote:I used Pentel Arts oil pastels.  I did not use water to blend the different tones (and more or less used my fingers to spread to silicon and smudge it.   I was not gentle, but I could see water helping as long as you did not use too much.  That might get muddy and messy... but I wouldn't mind experimenting to see.

Thanks for the advice. Don't experiment unless you have a messed-up body for that already (I do). Besides, mine (the ones I was talking about, I have normal oil pastels too) are supposedly designed for working with water, so that might be a different story altogether. I've already misplaced them, but will report on my findings.

Update 1: found them... they are Portfolio Water-Soluble Pastels, 24-pack.
https://www.amazon.com/Crayola-52-3624-Portfolio-Soluble-Pastels/dp/B00006IFAG

Update 2: as expected, the water-soluble oil pastels are not a good idea -- unless perhaps you want something very impermanent. My little experiment wasn't in ideal conditions, as the body for the experiment was already painted over with non-water-soluble oil pastels to begin with. Anyway, something washed off (I presume mostly or only the water-soluble part), the rest remained pretty much as stained as before (but perhaps a little bit less). When I dried it, it still didn't bleed color, but it was tacky, so I had to apply protective powder.


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Toymungus!!! Seriously glad you decided to join us here at OSF! Your stuff is always fantastic, and deserves to be seen. I know I've told you in person, but I still can't believe how freakin good this came out.

I've been friends with Toymungus for years, and his work is consistently awesome (not to mention him being a hell of a good guy). I know there's a mountain of incredible figures that he's done, and I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing them getting posted here.

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J'onn looks amazing! He looks like he's glowing! Heck you can bash a Radioactive Man with that! (Marvel villain, not Simpsons...)

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Fantastic work on the body colour !
Now you could even do a custom Lou F Incredible hulk figure !


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