It's a Munny old World

We get lots of people in the shop asking about customising Munny's, what they can/can't use, what gives the best finish etc. The simple answer is that anything goes! The first port of call should be the Kidrobot forums, a friendly and helpful bunch who should be able to help you with pretty much any query you have, they are also happy to give feedback (mostly positive) if you post pics of your own custom munnys.

For inspiration, you can check google images, or trawl through the Kidrobot Flickr pool and be awestruck with the awesomeness of the work! The Galleries on the forum are not bad too, best thing to do is check out people's websites (links can be found at the bottom of their forum posts), here you will find that one hundred hours of work is not uncommon for a top notch custom job.

Here's a few of my favourites...

For a clean finish, spray paint is good, but takes the patience of a saint not to touch it before it's completely dry, sand (using fine wet/dry paper) in between coats and don't forget to give it a coat of lacquer if you think it will be handled a lot!

Posca pens are good for detail work.

Sharpies are okay, but they do have a tendency to bleed if you go straight onto the vinyl.

The best way to find out what works for you is to give it a go and see what happens - you can always sand it down, strip off any paint with acetone (nail varnish remover) or just keep it, get another one and keep a record of how your work progresses.

As always, we love to see what customers get up to with our products, so send us over some pics and we'll get them on the blog!


Liam Boyle said…
You could also use templates - - to set out your designs on Photoshop.
A great tip there Liam, thanks! Have you got any customs? If so, we'd love to see them.

If anyone else has tips for customizing munnys, dunnys, sneakers or anything for that matter, let us know and we'll get it on the blog.
Liam Boyle said…
I am still working on my artistic abilities so to speak, but in the meantime, I'm making a Sponge Bob Fat Cap on Photoshop, using one of the templates I posted above. I'll get it uploaded online and post a link once I've finished.
Liam Boyle said… - Here is my finished product. Can not see me being able to do that on an actual fat cap anytime soon though haha

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