At first you schould konw the differents beweent the plastics – ABS, PVC,Vinyl, Resin. For making a perfect action figures or vinyl figures we choose the suitable material to finish a custom figure.
Let's talk about Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) at first. Custom PVC Action Figure
PVC is a softer plastic, that is typically tinted before being put into the mold. It’s easily paintable and acrylic paint just typically sticks to it without much of a hitch. PVC is also easily repairable and very durable.
So what is Vinyl again? Custom Vinyl Figure
Vinyl actually isn’t a plastic… or anything at all really. Most of these Vinyl figures are hollow inside, meaning that the figure is constructed out of various hollow tubes put together.
What is Resin Figure? Custom Resin Figure
Interestingly enough, resin isn’t really a plastic a all from the technical sense. It’s compound consists of mostly organic ingredients found in plants and trees. What we commonly see in figurines is actually a synthetic resin.
A finished resin cast has the same smoothness as PVC, but has trouble sticking paint. The advantage of resin kits is that it’s soft and easy to sand and cut, while sturdy enough to hold up weight.
What is ABS Figure Custom ABS Figure
ABS is much harder, and is typically smooth. It’s impossible for paint to stick, so it almost always has to be primed first. Also, because of it’s hard nature, it’s impossible to get details that are more than 90 degrees angle, because otherwise the piece will be caught in the mold.
ABS is made from a combination of monomers made from propylene, ammonia, butane, and coal. The advantage is that it combines the strength and rigid properties, as well as the rubbery toughness (ABS can bend without snapping). ABS is by far the strongest plastic used for making figurines.
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