Tennis Flocked Munny
Toy | Kidrobot Munny | Flocking
If I receive a blank vinyl figure, I'll most likely make something to give back to you at some point... especially if your birthday is coming up.
First, ears were cut off the Munny figure and sealed with clay and sanded to a smooth finish for a rounded head.
Drew out the white line outlines of the tennis ball and painted with a yellow acrylic paint around the white.
This was my first time flocking, and it was much easier than anticipated. Messy process and took long to cure (12+ hours), but was easy and coated evenly. After sitting to cure, shake out excess flocking. Always use flocking over a sheet of paper or plastic to collect fallen flocking material to reuse. White paint was added to cover up any stray guides drawn earlier.
**I did initially try to do a two-tone flocking with yellow and white, but after applying the white, it bled into the yellow and lost the crisp lines. I redid the head with paint on the white**
And black flocking on the base of the feet.
The tennis racquet was modelled after his real tennis racquet. I downloaded a free tennis racquet 3D model on Thingverse and scaled the size to match my figure. A friend with a 3D printer printed a few racquets for me and the frames were hand-painted with acrylic and "hand-strung" with PS fiber optic cable (harvested from some cheap toy I had lying around for parts) and Bondic, a UV-curing adhesive/"plastic welder". The finishing touch was a strip of silicone tape around the handlebar to give the feel of a real racquet.
Materials and Tools
Kidrobot Mini Munny
[[ Kidrobot ]] [[ Lootcrate ]]
Was part of a Lootcrate and given to me.
Super Sculpey Clay
[[ Amazon ]]
Polymer-based oven-bake clay. Used to fill in ear holes. Sandpaper to smooth finish. 1lbs box lasts me forever with these little toys.
[[ Craft Flocking ]]
First time flocking and it worked well. Bigger size available for larger projects.
[[ Craft Flocking ]]
Not as many retailers as I expected there to be for flocking powder. Couldn't find any locally to purchase.
PS Fiber Optic Cable
Taken from some light-up toy that I had lying around. Always sourcing cheap LEDs and parts from toys on sale - comes in handy randomly! But anything from fishing-line or a clear plastic jewelry cord would work to emulate the strings on the racquet. Stings were glued with Bondic, because that's what I had. In retrospect, KrazyGlue would've probably been easier.