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Modelling => Ideas & Inspiration => Other => : GTX_Admin March 26, 2012, 03:26:50 AM

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: GTX_Admin March 26, 2012, 03:26:50 AM
Hi folks,

A thread for your figurine (or similar) ideas and inspiration.

To start with, I was just wondering about an the following idea.  What if one took a scene/kit like this:

(http://www.shot-in.com/html/img/T301294.jpg)

But re-did it to show Wehrmacht or Waffen SS troops climbing atop the Kremlin to raise the NAZI flag?

Would certainly get some comments at model shows. >:D

Regards,

Greg
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: Weaver March 26, 2012, 07:57:54 PM
I have a 1/16th Mini-Art Roman Legionary and Musketeer on stock, with the intention of doing a modernised Legionary at some point. The original intention was to do him 1960s (just using the Musketeer for trousered legs and convertible boots) and give him a radio, SMG etc... However 1/16th accesories are either hard to come by or expensive (I have picked up a few), an alternative would be to use ALL the Musketeer's gear to make him a 17th century Legionary....

I also have a couple of 28mm "Getchen the Sniper" figures plus another different one (can't recall the manufacturer) as a "boot donor", which should allow me to make a fairly decent Tank Girl at some point. However Getchen has a full head of hair, so to achieve this I'll have to become the first person to ever give Tank Girl a haircut with a Dremel, and if that doesn't scare you, then you really, really DON'T know Tank Girl...... :o ;)
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: GTX_Admin March 27, 2012, 02:56:21 AM
Good luck!
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: Silver Fox March 27, 2012, 05:12:16 AM
The descendant of the Roman Legionnaire is a modern riot-police squad member....

So, why not dress a Legionairre as a riot cop?

Black armour with POLICE markings, window in the shield, sidearm, quick cuffs and gas mask. Keep as many distinctive Roman elements as possible... including the short sword.
"You have been ordered to disperse! This can be carried out on a collective or individual basis. The Legion will advance!"  :)
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: Logan Hartke March 27, 2012, 05:36:50 AM
The descendant of the Roman Legionnaire is a modern riot-police squad member....

So, why not dress a Legionairre as a riot cop?

Black armour with POLICE markings, window in the shield, sidearm, quick cuffs and gas mask. Keep as many distinctive Roman elements as possible... including the short sword.
"You have been ordered to disperse! This can be carried out on a collective or individual basis. The Legion will advance!"  :)

Been playing Civ 5?   ;)

Cheers,

Logan
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: Jeffry Fontaine April 01, 2012, 12:58:47 AM
Keiichi Aoki built and painted this MasterBox "Check Point" figure set (http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/thread/1332982570/MB+%26quot%3BChekpoint%26quot%3B+completed) and did such remarkable work on the faces and hair that you would think this was an actual photograph and not a 1/35th scale model figure set.  Even the dog looks convincing. 

Click on image or html to view the article

(http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w410/aokikeiichi/RIMG0043.jpg) (http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/thread/1332982570/MB+%26quot%3BChekpoint%26quot%3B+completed)
(Image source: Keiichi Aoki via Missing Lynx Forums (http://www.missing-lynx.com/))
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: GTX_Admin April 01, 2012, 03:50:37 AM
Wow!!! :o
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: ChernayaAkula April 01, 2012, 06:46:27 AM
Damn, that's awesome! :) Fantastic attention to detail, down to the wet nose of the dog!  :icon_surprised:
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: Jeffry Fontaine December 26, 2012, 05:11:18 AM
Something different that might be modeled on your next figure project perhaps?  Apparently developed with the intent of taking costume-play to the next level the inventors have come up with Digilegs, the Original Reverse Leg Stilts (http://area51.co//Digilegs/Welcome-to-Digilegs-the-Original-Reverse-Leg-Stilts.html) to help fulfill the concept of your nest constume-play project or your secret desire to be a pony. 

The video has two blokes prancing around the back yard on their stilt-legs and they make it look easy enough.  Video ends with what I assume to be the same two gents rocking a pair of Alienz franchize costumes and looking quite menacing. 

The inventory has a second video showing her "suiting up" in a set of these legs that helps better understand the design at this YouTube link:

http://youtu.be/CcggRwfuGmg (http://youtu.be/CcggRwfuGmg)
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: Vuk December 26, 2012, 06:32:57 PM
Well, those aren't figures and also aren't Germans on Kremlin, but...  >:D