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Old 11-20-2014, 01:54 PM   #1826
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My Club Obi-Wan Willie...
Palaceslave, that looks phenomenal and quite likely the BEST I've seen yet. Way to go and great job on the dress & her hair!
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(though I'm wondering what that is she's wearing on her head...?)
It's her butterfly-filled fascinator.
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:39 PM   #1827
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It's her butterfly-filled fascinator[/url].

Okay, thanks. Was she still wearing that with the tux? I guess that's why I was confused.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:46 AM   #1828
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Thanks so much for all of the amazing the praise on my Willie attempts to everyone who commented . Considering the product I have seen each of you turn out , it means a great deal to me. That Club Willie has become the bane if my existence ( or at least of my personal time after work when I can actually work on her). My daughter is two and -a-half, loves both Temple And especially Willie... So it's a struggle keeping her tiny grasping mitts off. :-) the hair and dress have been worked and reworked.. Since I use an increasingly dull kitchen knife , a random box of paints, and hot water for joint - popping, I simply scrape off what I don't like and try again. The style and height of her Club 'do seems to fluctuate from film stills, to Blu-Ray screen caps... And matching the scale with a tiny, bald head has been fun.


@ Lance- the fascinator is hand-sculpted ( pic coming) and remains on Tux Willie because both elements were retained in the film until the put-upon trio was nearly killed by careening down a mountainside in the raft . I hadn't seen any other Willie customs in Indy 's Club Duds that had those things included, ( most are more " Pankot Trek" Willie, minus the jacket altogether ). The legs, however, spread nicely at the hinges, making a head swap easy for adding her to an elephant scene. I now display her in a mini raft with Indy and Shorty hanging on for dear life.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:57 AM   #1829
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The Mara Jade head was chosen reluctantly because the face bears little resemblance to Kate Capshaw ( unlike the stellar Hasbro portrait)... However, the hairstyle is much closer to that smooth, straighter coif which Ms . Scott sported until her Thuggee friends helpfully fashioned some Farrah Fawcett wings for her before offering her a relaxing lava bath . If I could transfer that hair , I would add it to the authentic Willie head for sure.

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Old 11-21-2014, 09:19 PM   #1830
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More Club Willie Close-ups:















Indy, Shorty and Tux Willie's wild ride:



Bridge/ Finale Willie I'm working on:






There will likely be no Pankot Dinner Guest Willie, as I'm usually not interested in creating characters in costumes that saw no action in the film, (unless you count passing out at the table).

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Old 12-09-2014, 04:27 AM   #1831
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Wow! You really did a great job with all the Willies! The "Anything Goes" one has to be my favorite (and it makes me a bit jealous ). I'm happy to see that other customizers are still at it (I'm a bit stuck right now)...

Keep up the good work!

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Old 12-29-2014, 06:44 AM   #1832
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Palaceslave_82 - all awesome looking figures indeed my hat is off to you .

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Old 04-30-2015, 10:54 PM   #1833
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The new Doctor Who mummy fig is pretty great.

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Old 05-01-2015, 10:23 AM   #1834
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The new Doctor Who mummy fig is pretty great.


Oh yeah! And a lil MacFarlane Monsters love!
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:44 PM   #1835
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The new Doctor Who mummy fig is pretty great.


Hilarious!!! I have the same set-up on my shelf - the Doctor Who mummy coming out of the McFarlane sarcophagus!

That mummy figure (the Foretold) is just fantastic, all the more amusing if you know the character wasn't actually a mummy on the show.



(this post would probably go better in the "figures compatible with Indy" thread, but I think that one is long, long dead. )
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Old 05-03-2015, 01:20 PM   #1836
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The Mummy Returns !

The "Foretold" mummy looks great alongside the modern figures - how about Universal's "Karloff" Mummy (from the Funko ReAction line) facing off against the vintage Kenner Indy ?

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Old 05-10-2015, 04:15 AM   #1837
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Yeah, this thread seemed to have the most action.

My other favorite skeletons/mummy-like creatures were from the Palisades Army of Darkness line. Some good stuff there as well.
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:36 PM   #1838
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Head Sculpt

The problem with Indy figures is the head sculpt. The articulation was good, the bodies were decent and the accessories were cool but Indy's face always looked like a cross-eyed homeless person. You'd think they'd make a 4 inch Indy figure that looks SOMETHING like Harrison Ford considering they have some decent looking Han Solo figures in that format. I'm not good at painting or sculpting or anything like that but I wanted a good Indy to put on my shelf so I got a KOTCS Indy with the removable hat and a Vintage Collection Han Solo in Endor garb. The neck on the Indy figures is a bit smaller (was Hasbro TRYING to prevent us from making figures that didn't stink? ) so you'll need to line the inside of the head sculpt with something to make it fit. Once you're done, you can use the KOTCS hat on the Han Solo hat to make Indy! Here's how it turned out.



The hat's a bit big but you can tilt it back



Swap out the head for a Henry Sr. body for a Professor Jones variant



And of course, gotta see Indy in action



Well whattaya think?
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:18 AM   #1839
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Hmm.

I always appreciate seeing Indy figures well posed, but I'm not sure I buy the headswap.

There were so many Indy heads released in the line. Sure, some were problematic (and those early paint apps issues were unforgivable.)

And this Han does have a decent sculpt. But, to me, the hair is all wrong and just doesn't look like Indy to me. And the lack of facial scruff in the leather jacket outfit also spoils it.

But your pictures are fun!
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:31 PM   #1840
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Hmm.

I always appreciate seeing Indy figures well posed, but I'm not sure I buy the headswap.

There were so many Indy heads released in the line. Sure, some were problematic (and those early paint apps issues were unforgivable.)

And this Han does have a decent sculpt. But, to me, the hair is all wrong and just doesn't look like Indy to me. And the lack of facial scruff in the leather jacket outfit also spoils it.

But your pictures are fun!

Agreed. Although, lack of 5 'o clock shadow not withstanding, that head sculpt does remind me of a certain influential character in Jones' life during the Young Indy sequence of LC.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:06 PM   #1841
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I always thought that the SDCC exclusive "ultimate" Indy figure had the best sculpt:



The jury is still out on whether or not it's the same as the ToD sculpt...Hasbro claimed it was a "new sculpt" at the time but if so, they are pretty darned close:



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Old 06-30-2015, 11:21 PM   #1842
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I always thought that the SDCC exclusive "ultimate" Indy figure had the best sculpt:

Billy Ray!!! Alright!!!

Yeah, I always liked that sculpt. It looks great. The ToD figure, too. But it was never quite my favorite since it doesn't quite have the personality that feels Indy to me.

I think I like the Crystal Skull Indy best, even though he's got no hat and has the aged hairstyle (and is from friggin' Crystal Skull!)
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Old 07-01-2015, 03:09 PM   #1843
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I do think the SDCC and TOD sculpts are the same, just slight paint differences. The Crystal Skull sculpt was the closest to Ford, if you paint the hair brown, slice off the top of the head, and glue a non-removable hat on top, it looks pretty good. But the best "no customization required" head has to be the one from the temple pitfall set (assuming a good paint job).

I sure do miss walking into stores and seeing these on the shelves. It was a great line, and a blast to collect, I can't believe it's been seven years already! Glad to see folks are still having fun customizing them.
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:53 PM   #1844
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Yeah, I got a temple pitfall Indy with and awesome paint job. I put it on a KOTCS Indy body and it is probably my favorite of all my Indys:

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Old 07-05-2015, 02:06 AM   #1845
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I sure do miss walking into stores and seeing these on the shelves. It was a great line, and a blast to collect, I can't believe it's been seven years already! Glad to see folks are still having fun customizing them.

Yeah, me too. Every time I walk into my local toy store (which isn't very often these days), I pass by where the Indy toys used to be and give those shelves a wistful glance.

Wish the line had lasted at least another year.



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Yeah, I got a temple pitfall Indy with and awesome paint job. I put it on a KOTCS Indy body and it is probably my favorite of all my Indys:


I deeply regret never having bought a Temple Pitfall. That and Temple Trap were the only toys in the line I never bought, even though I knew the Pitfall had a great looking Indy sculpt. (And, come on, they may be silly but they look super fun.)

Now I'm too afraid to buy it on ebay since it's impossible to tell from the pics if the figure has decent paint apps or one of those slop jobs from early in the line's release.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:01 PM   #1846
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I know what you mean, those paint jobs were pretty hit or miss. I actually had already bought the Temple Pitfall set but when I saw the paint job on the one I posted I had to buy it. I actually bought seconds of a few figures just because I found some with way better paint apps. The Indy that came with the Akator playset I got was worlds better than the initial carded Indy I got and I am pretty sure I picked up a Marion that was a lot better too.
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:31 PM   #1847
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Stumbled upon something which you customizers might appreciate. I think it looks great.

From a Malaysian guy named, Tommy Lin.
https://tommylinspace.wordpress.com/...indiana-jones/

Old Indy Recipe:
Head – Palpatine (“Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”)
Torso, legs – Henry Jones (“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”)
Arms, jacket – Monkey Man (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Hands – German Soldier (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Hat – Indiana Jones (“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”)




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Old 04-22-2016, 02:19 PM   #1848
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Secured for the new traveling indy, yes?
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Old 04-22-2016, 02:20 PM   #1849
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Tommy Lin has been making outstanding Indy figures for years and years now. Haven't seen this new Old Indy yet, but it's another masterpiece. (The Palpatine head works perfectly!)

Definitely check out his site, everyone, and click through pages and pages of extraordinary customs!
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