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noob that needs some teaching!

Post by k-moak » Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:35 am

okay so i stumbled upon these things today and absolutely feel in [shadow=red]LOVE[/shadow].
i ordered some already dun up dunnys to see what its all about, did do a little research and to me it looks like you have to get the dunny mold and make the toy yourself. witch sound pretty kick @ss to me. just need to know the basics.
starting art school in the next month for graphic design and interactive media and i like to play around and draw weird abstract things.
just need a basic low down how expensive is it.
what do i need to get started.
is it clay or vinyl ??

how does it all work basically.
thanks alot in advanced
oh i bought a dunny series 4 blind pack so ill see what i get as well as a little black one
pretty cool


Art is supposed to be imaginative.. but when you start to think about others work are you looking for inspiration or looking to copy something thats already been done... its been said and said time and time again think outside the box. but i say stay in the box and you will be able to be more creative then outside it !

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Post by das mo » Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:50 am

Before putting tihs questions you should study the FAQ, which will answer you and 098735093280 more questions.
There might be different views on that, but in case I got you right: Duplicating Dunnys or any other toy at home sucks! There is a copy right on eahc design that you should respect. Especially if you plan to give away and sell your customs, you should base them on originals.

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Post by k-moak » Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:47 pm

okay so ive done alot or reading and one question comes to mind when geting a blank. when adding shapes to it with whatever clay whatever do you leave it on the munny and bake it to it adding the shapes? will it damage the munny? and the the munny is just a base to build off on?
thanks
Art is supposed to be imaginative.. but when you start to think about others work are you looking for inspiration or looking to copy something thats already been done... its been said and said time and time again think outside the box. but i say stay in the box and you will be able to be more creative then outside it !

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Post by das mo » Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:00 pm

There is plenty of ways to do it. What I use to do is: sand of the toy a bit and wash it properly with soap afterwards. The I use Milliput to model additional parts on it. Milliput dries within hours at room temperature and can then be sanded properly.
Lot of people use clays that need to be cured in the oven. Never tried that, but it seems that vinyl toys survive that. You should find information on max temperature and things in the FAQs.

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Post by k-moak » Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:56 pm

yeah i would prefer something that dries at room temperature. that sounds good is it expensive. im thinking of going out and buying a blank as well today. were could i possibly pick one up at?
Art is supposed to be imaginative.. but when you start to think about others work are you looking for inspiration or looking to copy something thats already been done... its been said and said time and time again think outside the box. but i say stay in the box and you will be able to be more creative then outside it !

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Post by das mo » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:28 pm

The Milliput should not be that expensive in case you have a good supply store around. I use to order it from the UK though as they have really good prices:

link

But have some colleagues traveling from the UK to Germany weekly, so that I do not have to pay for international shipping! :D

For the toys I have to recommend to you my hand casted Mates off course that you can order from liftdetroit.com! ;P

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my artwork: http://www.roook.org
my collection: http://www.rotocasted.com/das_mo/collec ... nufacturer
ltb: http://www.rotocasted.com/das_mo/wishlist/manufacturer

Good deals with: delloy, mixone, Fliptrickz916, low_pro, Nicocato, zukaty, redcumgum, J_Walrus, viniloeater.

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Post by k-moak » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:56 pm

okay so i called some local shops around my area and found only one store with them but they weren't blank. still was curious so i went out and bought to french's. got an afro guy and another white one pretty cool little things i have to say but they are really small so i think im gunna order some bigger ones to paint and mold of the website.

[ Added: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:11 am ]
got 2 munnys this weekend for 40 bucks with some markers
now of to get some supplies ill shall post pics soon
Art is supposed to be imaginative.. but when you start to think about others work are you looking for inspiration or looking to copy something thats already been done... its been said and said time and time again think outside the box. but i say stay in the box and you will be able to be more creative then outside it !

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