Make a Kung-fu NES Action Figure!




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This instructable will show you how to turn a generic action figure from a dollar store into the main guy in the Nintendo classic, Kung-Fu.

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Step 1: The Things You Will Need.

1. A generic kung-fu type action figure from the dollar store ( got 3 for $5)!
2. White craft paint.
3. Black craft paint.
4. Felt in both previously mentioned colors.
5. Hot glue gun & a few spare sicks of glue.
6.(Optional) Useless retro gaming knowledge.

Step 2: Get an Action Figure!

First, get yourself a generic action figure from the dollar store, preferably something like mine that resembles Bruce Lee. I found mine (in a 3.pack no less), at my local Dollar store for $5. Your results may vary; you might get one that DOESN'T look like Bruce Lee, or might be proportioned oddly. If that's the case, "edit" your target figure with an Exacto knife and/or apoxie sculpt/putty.

Step 3: Paint!

For my figure, all I really had to do was make a black undershirt, white karate shirt, black belt, and paint his pants white. Depending on your target figure, you might have to do extra stuff, like make the pants out of the white felt. Just experiment & try stuff!

Step 4: Finished!

Depending on the size of your target figure, cut a rectangle slightly longer than you think you need (I.e. double the length of the torso, then a little longer than that for better coverage.

Do the black undershirt first.

After cutting out the rectangle, cut a hole out the middle for the head. Fit the felt around the torso, and hot glue in place.

Repeat with the white felt, only slightly narrower to show the black undershirt.

Step 5: Finished!

Now we're done with the project.

I'm sure there is plenty of room for improvement, so feel free to speak up!



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    5 years ago

    Heh...Thanks! NECA I'm not, though...