how the action figures
are made




action figures

The protagonists of my compositions are modified commercially produced action figures whose faces, for the most part have been altered by way of heating and wax treatment.

Eyes are hand painted, many times over for change of expressions. I have found the eyes to be the most challenging.

Facial expressions are altered by a screw tightening or loosening mechanism installed inside their heads. A similar mechanism, using rubber bands under garments, is used to give body more flexibility. Hair is mostly real, courtesy of my barber.

In short, my aim is to make the figures believable. Just as in real life, they must perform, look their part, do their part and above all be able to follow orders. Those that don't are discarded. I may use their bodies but not their heads.

I am the producer, director and editor of the stories.

- Stefan Krikl