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I decided that for Christmas last year I was going to make my family something special. I settled on the idea for homemade action figures for my brothers and close friends. However that would not do for my Mom. I decided to make her a statue of Dr. Mario, based on her favorite video game (Dr. Mario for the NES).
Here is a list of the supplies I used:
-Wax + Melting pot
-(Optional) Hot plate/Individual burner
-Paint (I used Testors model kit paint)
-Paint brushes (Should be obvious)
-Sharp knife of some kind
-Urethane plastic mix
-Silicone rubber mix
-Sculpting tool set
-Slight sculpting skill
-Creative use of materials
-TIME (Possibly the most important thing)
If done right on the first try, this should cost you about $30-$45.
(By the way, if you ever plan to make homemade gifts, be sure to start before November. Learn from my mistake.)