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What Are Resin Figurines?
by Jim Davis in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Resin figurines are small statuettes made from a synthetic resin used in home decor. They are often made to represent different types of animals and Eastern deities. A synthetic resin is used to quickly harden the resin in a cast, allowing the figurines to be quickly produced. Resin figurines come in many shapes and sizes, and displaying them in your home varies on the type of figurine you have.

The Best Way to Store Figurines
by MisterLilBig in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Many people enjoy brightening up their homes or purchasing mementos of special occasions. While figurines are typically made of glazed ceramic and come in boxes of their own, most people like to display them so that others can view the figurines. With a few preparations, you can display or store your figurines in order to keep them in their best possible shape.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things

How to Tell the Age of Beswick Figurines
by br4dz in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Family-owned Beswick Pottery was established in 1894 by James Beswick at Loughton, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Through three generations, the company gained popularity with its collections of ceramic animal figurines. Most famously, Beswick produced the beloved characters from the books of Beatrix Potter, including Peter Rabbit. Due to their popularity and interest to collectors, there are a few good

What Are Fairylite Figurines?
by xes in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Fairylite is a manufacturer that made vintage figurines in the early 20th century. The figurines were manufactured in the Orient and distributed around the world. The artists who painted the figurines were hired as vendors, as the figurines were shipped out to be hand painted. The figurines' hand painted charm was one of the more distinguishable and desired characteristic of the Fairylite products

How to Make Pewter Figurines
by Pottuvoi in Arts & Entertainment
Making pewter figurines can be an enjoyable creative project for both adults and children, although children must be under careful supervision and the casting process may not be suitable for children younger than 12. Three-dimensional pewter sculptures, such as figurines, require detailed preparation and finishing techniques to turn out correctly, so don't be discouraged if your first few tries do

How to Collect Hummel Figurines
by CRaul87 in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Hummels are charming figurines, usually of children, originally designed by Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, a Bavarian nun. She was discovered by the W. Goebel Company in the 1930s, and they began producing the figurines. Although Sister Hummel died in 1947, Goebel still produces the pieces. All new prototypes have been approved by the Convent of Siessen, and Goebel exercises strict quality contro

How to Make Claymation Figurines
by sordumsoruyu in Arts & Entertainment
Whether you are an aspiring film maker who needs claymation figurines to complete an animated film or you are a claymation enthusiast who wants some unique decorations, you can create quality figurines for a reasonable price. Once you decide what figurines you would like to create, the rest requires time and patience.Difficulty:Moderately ChallengingInstructions Things You'll Need
Pencil and

How to Make Metal Figurines
by pttr in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Metal figurines may be anything from specialized chess pieces to simple decorations. They can be tin soldiers for children or custom-made monsters and fantasy creatures for gamers. You can paint them, inlay them or leave them plain for a simplistic look. The only downside to metal figurines is their price. Of course, if you make the figurines yourself, you can save money and have an endless supply

Problems With Fondant Figurines
by Magic Carpet in Food & Drink
While fondant can be a flexible pastry decoration, there are limits to its adaptability. This sugar-based dough makes an ideal medium to create figurines, small sculptures and even sheeting to smoothly cover cakes and other confections. However, a number of issues can crop up when molding and shaping this dough into figurines. Dough ConsistencyYou could be in big trouble if you do not have the

How to Clean Porcelain Figurines
by jmccliment in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Porcelain figurines are a collector's item for many, but it takes regular cleaning to keep them looking their best. If possible, display figurines in a protective case or curio cabinet, which will protect porcelain from damage and dust build-up while minimizing the time you need to spend cleaning your porcelain. If dust and dirt become problems with your figurines, mild soap and a delicate hand ca

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