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Old 08-02-2018, 06:51 PM   #1851
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Now *this* is archaeology!

Hard to believe that I took my first foray into action figure customising at the height of the Indy line a decade ago.

While I've still been cranking out figures from different franchises in the intervening years, it's been an age since I've revisited Dr Jones.

Was never happy with the pre-posed legs and inaccurate fedora bash. So, one pair of "Hannibal Smith" lower extremities and a custom head later...





And for those who are curious, my first Indy custom from back in 2008..."Raven Bar Indy"...


Damn he looks awesome inky.

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Old 08-13-2018, 08:05 PM   #1852
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Looks awesome Inky! Where did you get the custom head?
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Old 08-14-2018, 02:03 PM   #1853
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Looks awesome Inky! Where did you get the custom head?

Thanks Billy Ray ! I believe it was this one...

https://m.ebay.com/itm/MH258-Custom-...AOSweIlbEiI H

Although I have no idea what the original source of the cast is. Don't recognise it from any existing release...
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:56 PM   #1854
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This is a work in progress, but I wanted to show what I’ve done so far with repurposing an older Playmobil temple playset. This set has been re-released several times in different configurations, but only the first version comes with the base/stairs. I’ve repainted it and added a mess of accessories/trees/plants and have some more stuff on the way to add/swap out.

I’m probably going to paint the trees and plants to make them look less plastic-y.
















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Old 09-06-2018, 10:10 PM   #1855
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This is a work in progress, but I wanted to show what Iíve done so far with repurposing an older Playmobil temple playset. This set has been re-released several times in different configurations, but only the first version comes with the base/stairs. Iíve repainted it and added a mess of accessories/trees/plants and have some more stuff on the way to add/swap out.

Iím probably going to paint the trees and plants to make them look less plastic-y.

Looks great!!
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Old Yesterday, 03:21 PM   #1856
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This is a work in progress, but I wanted to show what I’ve done so far with repurposing an older Playmobil temple playset. This set has been re-released several times in different configurations, but only the first version comes with the base/stairs. I’ve repainted it and added a mess of accessories/trees/plants and have some more stuff on the way to add/swap out.

I’m probably going to paint the trees and plants to make them look less plastic-y.

Holy smokes, this is absolutely phenomenal and the first thing I went to do was search for this playset online. Alas, couldn't find one with the stairs, as you pointed out.

But, after seeing pictures of the original toy, your spectacular paint job as transformed this item from a simple child's toy into a nearly photo-realistic diorama. It's just fantastic! Bravo!!! I wish I had your skills (and a playset with the stairs) to attempt something similar, it would be the crown jewel and centerpiece of any Indy collection.

Bravo!!!!!

edited to add: And your atmosphere photography here adds so much! This is just terrific all around!
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