Making Your Own Replacement Parts?Making Your Own Replacement Parts?Ask MFC

Amy27Amy2715 dagar sedan
So at least a year ago I bought ITEM #144330 from a seller on eBay. The box was missing and the cable that plugged into the TV was broken plus some paint scuffing. I ended up getting it for $90 so I figured I could just fix it. I had been looking for this figure for a long time for a good price and I had finally found one! When it arrived I found that it had just been thrown in a box with some packing peanuts, all the small parts just loose in the box. As I'm taking the parts out I find that the controller that Nanami is supposed to be holding is missing. I also noticed that there are small gaps in the shipping box that are big enough for it to have fallen out of while it was being shipped. I contacted the seller and they couldn't find the missing piece so they gave me a $15 partial refund. I was fine with that but I didn't know what to do about the missing piece at first. I decided to make my own replacement piece. I made a mold of the controller that Monomi holds and used polymer clay to make a new controller.


After I took it out of the mold I shaped the sides so they were more rounded then it went into the oven to bake. I then painted it with acrylic paint. I didn't know that the paint should have been thinned at the time so it doesn't look the best. I used black wire to make the cable.



I feel like after doing this I love the figure even more that I put some work into it. It may not look the best but it makes me happy to look at it and know that I made the controller she's holding!

Has anyone else ever made a replacement piece for a figure they have? If so, I would love to hear about it! Feel free to add pictures of your work!
476 visningar • 4 favoriter4 kommentarer


I've made replacement parts a few times by making silicon molds and casting resin into them.
an examplehide
Made copies of a part from ITEM #206457 for an MFC user who had lost his

This yields the best results but I wouldn't recommend it for a single repair because of the cost of the materials. I only did it because I happened to have leftovers from a bigger project.
14 dagar sedan
plasticizer14 dagar sedan#81156790Huh, I suddenly have an urge to buy a crappy figure and mod her up.
Maybe I'll start a series and call it Pimp My Waifu.

That would be interesting to see!
14 dagar sedan
plasticizer very mild
Huh, I suddenly have an urge to buy a crappy figure and mod her up.

Maybe I'll start a series and call it Pimp My Waifu.
14 dagar sedan
I haven't made replacement parts for figures this way (I made whole figures of my own design), but you can apply molten wax with a brush to a base and then carve it with a scalpel.
The base can be a carved a piece of styrofoam or you can use a paper stencil as 2D base and build on top of that. This method works well if you suck at sculpting because you only work on one small area at a time.

For making the mold, 2 component silicone is great and will reproduce every last detail. However, its probably too expensive if you're only going to cast one single replacement piece, lol.
14 dagar sedan
Importing games,toys, and more from Japan since 2002!

About this blog

More by Amy27+

Relaterade Artiklar


Relaterade Klubbar1