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Some custom microfigures

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As part of one of my exhibits at AFOLcon/The LEGO Show, as well as my recent CUUSOO project (please support!), I had a go at making decals for Game microfigures. Actually the hardest part was removing the existing prints from the figures; I used a combination of Brasso (not recommended), eucalyptus oil and "magic eraser".

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I used waterslide paper in this case because of the light colours required. My only excuse for the colour darkness was printing the decals from Illustrator, which uses CMYK values.

I haven't seen this being done before, although I'm sure someone popping up from out of nowhere will be ready with examples.

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The figs came out great, but why would you not recommend Brasso? It's the highly recommended stuff for removing print without melting Lego. :P

-Omi

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Really cool work. I only wish the gorilla faces were easier to see.

I've been thinking of customizing the micro figs since I took the print off my first one in 2010 (?) but never did get around to it.

Do you have waterslide decals with a white background? Are you using inkjet or lazer printer?

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The figs came out great, but why would you not recommend Brasso? It's the highly recommended stuff for removing print without melting Lego. :P

Mostly because it's left a residue whenever I've used it, and then I've had to use a toothpick to remove it from the edges.

Do you have waterslide decals with a white background? Are you using inkjet or lazer printer?

The paper has a white background, but with an alcohol-based varnish turns transparent. I'm using an inkjet printer.

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Mostly because it's left a residue whenever I've used it, and then I've had to use a toothpick to remove it from the edges.

Always wash with hot water after every use. Rids the build up. :)

-Omi

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These little guys look great! Nice job! There should really be more custom microfigs.

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