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Old 05-16-2008, 11:39 AM   #51
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Just had an idea. You could also print out the crate on paper and glue it onto some balsa wood.

I did this very thing yesterday and it came out great! Much nicer looking than the cardboard, version 1.0 crate.

It was still drying last night, held together with rubber bands, so I didn't get a chance to take pics...will post some when I get home today.

Thanks for the inspiration!
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:01 PM   #52
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As promised, pics of the new Ark crate (and one w/my custom Raiders Indy with updated head):











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Old 05-16-2008, 06:03 PM   #53
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Anyone have any tips for painting stubble im kinda new to customizing figures i have only done 2. im aiming for this

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Old 05-16-2008, 07:19 PM   #54
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As promised, pics of the new Ark crate (and one w/my custom Raiders Indy with updated head):




That head is fantastic! Which one was it before the repaint?
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:22 PM   #55
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That Ark crate RULES!!! Outstanding!!!
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:22 PM   #56
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That head is fantastic! Which one was it before the repaint?

It is the deluxe Pitfall Indy head...and it's not a repaint! I already had one, but I saw this one on the pegs today and had to buy it! I live the look of grim determination he has.

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Old 05-16-2008, 10:26 PM   #57
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That Ark crate RULES!!! Outstanding!!!

Well, I have you to thank for the idea of using balsa wood
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:29 PM   #58
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Nice job on the Ark crate. I might have to try something like that for myself. Do you have the dimensions for it?

By the way, I love the look your Indy figure has there. Looks like you found one with a good likeness and a little personality to boot.
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:29 PM   #59
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Did you cut the printouts into strips and glue them onto each strip of balsa wood or are the sides a solid piece of wood that you glued the paper onto?
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:54 PM   #60
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Did you cut the printouts into strips and glue them onto each strip of balsa wood or are the sides a solid piece of wood that you glued the paper onto?

The sides are just solid with the images from soloboy5 glued to them. I used thinner strips pieces of balsa for the support frame pieces around the edges.

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Nice job on the Ark crate. I might have to try something like that for myself. Do you have the dimensions for it?

By the way, I love the look your Indy figure has there. Looks like you found one with a good likeness and a little personality to boot.

I just cut the wood to the same dimensions as the images. The dimensions are given on soloboy5's instruction page.

BTW, he also has posted instructions for making a really cool Staff of Ra!

Yeah, it's the best Raiders era Indy likeness I have seen, I couldn't pass it up! The "Cairo Indy" standing behind him has the head first Pitfall Indy I bought.
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Old 05-17-2008, 05:07 AM   #61
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If anyone was thinking of painting a good sculpt of old Indy into a young Indy, save your time and money. KOTCS Indy head is to fat looking wile most Raiders heads iv seen are too skinny. it was just a test but it looks like Old Indy just got a dye job
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:54 AM   #62
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i just tried with a different figure painting the hair works great with RPG Indy's head, the hair mold on KOTCS with CS doesnt look right brown but RPG's is just right.
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:54 AM   #63
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Really? I haven't really scrutinized them side by side, but I assumed they were the same head sculpt on both figures.
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:53 PM   #64
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I take it some vehicle and aircraft models in the 1:18 scale would also work for the line? 21st Century Extreme action figures look quite good for Nazi troop building. Only saw some Afrika Korps. None Berlin area i.e. Last Crusade. Thinking of buying some Nazi Soldiers and doing minor repaints on the arms, legs and such to make it look more like cloth instead of plastic. Of course my custom painting skills are absolutely sh!te but what can you do?
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Old 05-18-2008, 02:20 AM   #65
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Billy yea RPG Indy's is kinda messy the others are combd and parted
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Old 05-18-2008, 05:16 AM   #66
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I'm considering getting another Cargo Truck and customizing it to look like its real version sitting outside of the Temple of the Forbidden Eye in Disneyland, so it looks like this:
http://www.theraider.net/information...e/photo_22.jpg

A different decal on the doors, a cloth canopy, a wooden ladder, and some weathering. Could be a good project.
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:02 AM   #67
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Just remember that "Lost Delta" decal wasn't on the truck when it was in Raiders...
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:13 PM   #68
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I really like the Ford likeness on the Pitfall figure. Will the head of that figure easily transfer to the body of the Indy that comes with the horse?
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:57 AM   #69
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Hey everyone. I know the new 12" figures haven't been well received, but with a little work you can really do them some justice.

This is a combination of both the Talking and Whipping Hasbro Indys. Nothing has been added except some paint.





If anyone's interested. I can post a tutorial over in the fanwork forum.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:21 AM   #70
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Once I get two more relic Sankara Stones, I'm thinking of making a display for the three of them with rice lights or LEDs to make them glow.
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:35 AM   #71
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Just a tip to anyone trying to make a perfect young Indy with no hat be sure to use RPG Indy's head repaint the hair dark,dark brown=Raiders Brown=TOD lighterBrown=LC then repaint the stubble based per movie
mine looks soo much better now ill post pics when i get a chance.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:44 PM   #72
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My super kitbashed Indy and Tanis Indy... It cost me almost $30 to put the kitbash Indy together... but I love him.





My super kitbashed Indy and modded Tanis Indy... It cost me almost $30 to put the kitbash Indy together, (Crystal body for the small sculpted holster and proper sized neck, Raiders head for the best likeness of Indy with sculpted hat (had to dremel out his head a bit to fit on the new peg), Horse whip for the best size/color coiled whip)... but since I was getting those anyway it wasn't a big deal for me, and I love him. I also modded the Tanis Indy to remove some of the turban wrap from under his chin so it hangs a bit like in the movie and made his diary, still need to drybrush some decent stubble on him tho.

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Old 05-20-2008, 07:13 AM   #73
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Hey everyone. I know the new 12" figures haven't been well received, but with a little work you can really do them some justice.

This is a combination of both the Talking and Whipping Hasbro Indys. Nothing has been added except some paint.





If anyone's interested. I can post a tutorial over in the fanwork forum.

Awesome work! Really appreciate the tutorial too.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:32 PM   #74
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I like the mod to the Map Room Indy. I was thinking about taking the head from KOTCS Indy and wrapping it with some small strips of white fabric to create a real soft-goods turbin.
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:41 PM   #75
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I have been thinking about doing two versions of TOD Indy. But I don't have the right supplies yet. But the first one I thought about doing was a black sleep Indy, I figured I'd take off the Cemetary warriors shirt, and pop the torso off the legs and put it on Indy legs, then I'm still thinking about the arms, I may buy the jacketless Mutt and use his arms, I know what to do about his short sleeves. Then I thought about a TOD bridge finale Indy, I planed on once more using cemetary warriors torso, but sculpting the shirt over it, becasue his left arm will be good for Indys ripped up sleeve, and then replaceing the other arm with Mutt's one again.
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