1/6th Scale Figure Posing Page
Gordon's Body Mods
My Use Of The Method
This is not my work, I have included it on
my pages to help my fellow modellers.
Gordon's Body Mods
I found this information about setting the
pose on a figure, as I needed to find a method of somehow strengthening the legs on my
Carrying Casualty figure
as shown on the right. Because the legs on the figure have gradually over time
since I made the kitbash become weakened, so that the standing
figure of the pair will no longer stand up, due to the knees sagging under the
weight of the second figure A, plus the ankles
also let the figure fall off to one side B.
I have already tried to re-tape the joints tighter
again, but since the joints have now become loose.
I have found that the tape does not get into the
joints fully, so over time it allows the joints to fail again. So I will have to
try to see if this method will work for my kitbash.
After reading the topic on the
OneSixth UK forum, I contacted
Gordon about how he adapted his figures. And
he has very kindly allowed me to make this page, as I feel this will help us all to
make better models. The text in italics below are the instructions from
Gordon's Figure Welding
I have been asked about how I get my running poses
on my bashes, so have tried to explain same with this little tutorial. Bearing
in mind this is my chosen method. PLEASE, do not try this if you wish your
figure to remain fully poseable. Once set, within a few seconds, it is set for
OK WE WILL START
1. Using an old sideshow body, brogans and
socks. 2. The materials I use. (A -
soda, B - cyanoacrylate glue, C - glue activator and D -
3. & 4.
Play around with the pose you wish the figure to have.
5. I cut the feet of the socks and slip them up
the leg, put some glue in the boots and attach them to the feet.
6. I next
carefully dribble more glue down into the boot and dust on with the spoon some
baking soda, I use the same idea around the ankle joint above the boot. Tip off
excess soda and clean it up with a cotton bud, so now I have one solid boot and foot ankle joint.
Now for the socks, I need the cotton bud and white wood glue.
With the cotton bud apply some glue around the leg above the boot.
Now move the socks back down onto the boot top and
carefully prod into place with cocktail stick or similar. 10.
Now it looks like both boots and socks are being worn.
This completes this bit.....
Upwards we go onto the knee, try not to move
out off desired position apply glue and soda to the joint.
A little squirt of the activator will set this of
in seconds and clean off soda dust.
Up onto the hip and pelvic joints I build up this
with layers off glue and soda, all set of with the activator. That basically
completes the standing support leg.
I do tend to weld the waist and chest joints on my
figure attached to a temporary base
with a screw up into the boot and heel of figure.15 & 16.
as you have seen it works, I leave the trailing leg joints unwelded, as it helps to
get the trousers on and you can do a little change of pose.
Well that's how I come up with my poses, all my bashes get this done whether
standing or running ,the only ones I leave fully poseable are my mounted
fellows. I do not have action figures, mine are more action statues.
Hope this has been of some help, its not for
everyone this method but does allow some dynamic poses, if you are willing to
give it a bash.
Many thanks to
Gordon for the idea and
kind permission to use