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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Another Quick Figure... a seated passenger   Another Quick Figure... a seated passenger EmptyFri Jan 28, 2011 12:24 am

Hello again all

Well at the risk of driving everyone mad with yet-yet-yet-etc-etc-another figure, I seem to have settled on doing these as a means to pass the seemingly interminable winter we are enjoying.

For a bit of background I do have some pre-painted Preiser figures, as well as several corpses and limbs from various unpainted sets. I was looking at one of the pre-painted figures recently, the seated passenger with two holdalls:

Another Quick Figure... a seated passenger Punter_with_holdall_orig

All very nice, if a bit plain - to my eyes anyway; but, for the price I paid it would have been sacrilege to embark on disfiguring it in any way. It occured to me, however, that in my box of bodies I had the exact equivalent in the unpaited version of the seated passenger set. So to cut a long (and by now, I am sure, predictable) story short, I rearranged the pose a little:

Another Quick Figure... a seated passenger Punter_with_holdall_1

Nothing much done to this: just moved the large holdall so he is resting it on his lap; further protection is afforded by his other hand, which is now adorned with a wrist watch. I decided that two holdalls was something of an extravagance!

In painting it, I found that the facial features and general physique suggested a kind of 'Mr Cool' character, so some dark glasses and a gold neck chain were called for:

Another Quick Figure... a seated passenger Punter_with_holdall_2

The neck chain is a single strand of cross-stitch thread, painted gold. The glasses are fashioned from a single strand of thin copper wire, wound around a thin drill bit to form the lens frames - then dipped in black paint and cut to fit the face. In doing so, I then decided that in order to be ultra-cool, he needed to balance those shades on the top of his head! This led me to thinking that because his pose suggested he was looking up at something, I needed to give him eyes to see with to accentuate the 'looking up' pose:

Another Quick Figure... a seated passenger Punter_with_holdall_3

Roll on Spring!



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Clive

Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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KleineDicke

KleineDicke

Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

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PostSubject: Re: Another Quick Figure... a seated passenger   Another Quick Figure... a seated passenger EmptyFri Jan 28, 2011 1:52 am

Were you perhaps a plastic surgeon in a previous life?

Another fine job. Another Quick Figure... a seated passenger 890686

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Paulus

Paulus

Location : The Netherlands

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PostSubject: Re: Another Quick Figure... a seated passenger   Another Quick Figure... a seated passenger EmptyFri Jan 28, 2011 7:41 am

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Well at the risk of driving everyone mad with yet-yet-yet-etc-etc-another figure

NEVER! Let them come!
Great looking figure with again a character of its own.
Thanks for sharing Clive.

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Paul pirat
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: Another Quick Figure... a seated passenger   Another Quick Figure... a seated passenger EmptyFri Jan 28, 2011 8:42 am

Another good figure for the collection Clive! Those eyes are 'spot on'!

mikey
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