how to seal action figures

How do you preserve action figures?

Your figures should always be stored in a room temperature, dry space that is out of direct sunlight, and they should be dusted and cleaned regularly. For added protection, you can even purchase special action figure storage solutions.


How do you keep action figures from falling over?

Tiny magnets and washers make great, subtle stands.


How do you seal paint on figures?

To protect your miniatures, apply a thin coat of sealer. The sealer I recommend is Testors Dull Cote. It is available at most of the better craft stores. If you don’t find it there, check to see if you can find a hobby store specializing in model trains.


Can you spray paint action figures?

Only safe to use on the hard plastic torsos of action figures and hard plastic Transformers. Testors, Krylon, and Rustoleum spray paints take 7 days to fully cure and will pick up a lot of dust/lint during that time because they remain tacky to the touch. Important Painting Tips!


Do action figures last forever?

The materials that action figures are made from are far from indestructible, and can, over time, show signs of aging.

Paint can chip or rub off; the plastic can become discolored, or dirt, grime, and dust can build up.


How do you display action figures?

To get around this tedious task, encase your entire collection in these action figure cases and display them on a dresser, or put them up on wall-mounted shelves.

Photo by midnightglory Glass shelves are your friend.

Especially if you can find ones that have lighting.

Glass doors on cabinets are also your friend.


How do I get my figures to stand up?

First, get some poster tack like this, tear off a little bit, press it onto the feet of the figure, and then press his feet down onto the surface you want him to stand on.

Now, I personally have used that tack so I can vouch for it, but you can use other tacks as well.


What paint do you use on action figures?

Acrylic paint

Acrylic paint is a MUST for action figures.

Whatever you do, do not use enamal as it will never dry.


Is acrylic paint good for action figures?

The Best Paint for Action Figures and Custom Toys.

There are a huge variety of high-quality acrylic paints on the market that can be used on your next custom toy or miniature project.

We’ve done some research and have found some of the most popular paint brands and paint sets on the market for beginners and pros.


Should you clear coat miniatures?

Definitely protect with a clear coat.

I usually spray with a matt or anti-shine varnish of some type.

2 or 3 coats.

Some will give their minis a coat of a gloss varnish like Citadels ‘Ardcoat before spraying matt over the top as the gloss gives a stronger protection.


How do you make an action figure shine?

Spray a little on a nice micro fiber rag and work it on the panel area you are trying to shine.

This is not as shiny as the Future floor wax method, but it does get rid of the dullness of the unpainted plastic panels.

I have used this method on a lot of my figures to get that factory muck off of them.


What should I do with my old action figures?

Here are the places you could sell your collectible action figures and what you should consider for each:

Local Collectibles Store.

If you’re lucky enough to have a local collectibles store close by, they may be willing to take those action figures off your hands immediately.


Garage Sale.

Neatstuff Collectibles.


Is cold bad for action figures?

If you don’t intend on displaying your figures you will need to decided where will be the best place to store them away from the sun that isn’t too dark, isn’t too dry, or too damp and isn’t too hot or cold. No, again too cold and damp.


Should I collect action figures?

Collecting action figures can be an incredibly fun and rewarding hobby.

It can make you feel like a kid again.

And, if you buy carefully, it can become a great financial investment, as many figures reach values of hundreds of dollars on the collectible market.


How do you display action figures in packaging?

For action figures that are not in their original packaging, floating shelves may be a great option.

Just mount the floating shelves on your walls and then stand your figures on the shelves.

Floating shelves don’t only work for opened action figures though.


How do you display collectibles?

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Place mundane objects in a stage-type setting.

Don’t let the backdrop interfere with your display.

Add focus with lighting.

If you have more stuff than space, display one great object in place of two more modest pieces.

Display valuable items behind glass doors for protection.


Do NECA stands work for Marvel Legends?

I got them for my Marvel Legends figures. I was able to get the stand to work, but it takes a little work. The peg on the stand is both too high and too narrow for the Legends figures. I filed down the peg a little, wrapped a bit of tape around it and it worked just fine.


Does acrylic paint stay on plastic?

Will Acrylic Paint Stick to Plastic


Should I seal my miniatures?

The answer is yes always seal them.

That being said, on my warmachine minis i will paint them after using black primer, then I will play a couple games with them before sealing them.

It gives a nice natural worn look.


Should you varnish your minis?

It’s not that you should varnish to protect minis from storage/movement, you varnish to protect from handling.

Finger oils and friction will rub away paint.

So unless you (and everyone else who plays) will only handle minis by touching the bases, I’d suggest you varnish.


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