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Fang
01-06-2013, 10:44 PM
When Hot Toys first released their Pirates of the Caribbean line, I bought all of them (except Sao Feng) because the sculpts and character likenesses were incredible.

In the Pirates films, Will Turner was a little taller than Jack Sparrow. And Davy Jones towered over all of them. But what I didn't like is that each of the Hot Toys male figures were the same height.

So a few years ago I bought a HT Predator body from eBay and used that to add some height to my Davy Jones.

I didn't document the process at the time, but now that I'm a part of this amazing Forum, I would like to share what I did.

Here's a comparison pic of DX06 Jack, with the modified Davy Jones

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y466/bobafehtt/CEFA070A-A2C2-4D4C-9D5A-47985FB9130C-1763-0000021E0DB457D0_zpsfc776c26.jpg

Fang
01-06-2013, 10:54 PM
Davy Jones' head sits atop an extra long neck post. I don't remember if this was part of the original figure, but it does add a little to his height

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y466/bobafehtt/17BC7B75-CDA2-4955-8D19-51507FF4AD5D-1763-0000021E5BBE2CE8_zps2558b605.jpg


The sleeve comes off easily after popping off his octopus hand

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y466/bobafehtt/D623F269-145B-4637-8882-041C997E4291-1763-0000021E4A22CE6B_zps8c744878.jpg

The belt is buttoned on, so remove the belt and then remove the underlying sash

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y466/bobafehtt/A7E07A86-CEBF-4A6B-B8EB-E1B49B645F06-1763-0000021E565943A1_zps3ee82e40.jpg

Fang
01-06-2013, 11:00 PM
This is the part I forgot about. The lower half of his body is a Hot Toys Predator. I was thinking the entire body was the Predator sculpt. Maybe I had trouble adding his Crab Claw left arm to the Predator torso. Or maybe I didn't think Davy Jones should be some 7 foot tall giant. Probably both. But it's fine. I still like the end result :)

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y466/bobafehtt/A1D94067-44B2-4207-A11F-68AC76E4CF74-1763-0000021E3E1FB66B_zpsf8613b8b.jpg

The upper half is held on with a balljoint.

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y466/bobafehtt/DA8F3D03-B384-4AA2-80D1-CFA073190F8E-1763-0000021E37D30EAC_zps8fe6b3d6.jpg

Fang
01-06-2013, 11:02 PM
The only difficult part of this modification was the leg. I ended up using a Dremel tool to cut down his crab leg so it would fit on the new Predator thigh.

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y466/bobafehtt/568527EE-CF1A-4C8A-853F-02A5BBCDBA35-1763-0000021E32194A30_zpsa0fbdc00.jpg

Fang
01-06-2013, 11:03 PM
Reassembly

Boot on the legs...
http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y466/bobafehtt/EC037332-C823-45CA-9138-CD1327D37F4E-1763-0000021E2D7B4148_zps70078650.jpg

Torso on legs...
http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y466/bobafehtt/8B83261F-AE00-4CE2-952F-2DF4517B4F8B-1763-0000021E274271FB_zpsea61fa8b.jpg

Sash then belt...
http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y466/bobafehtt/C3B77655-E686-4CCB-A535-37A2C87728D8-1763-0000021E21AB64A8_zps72f46ca1.jpg

Coat, then Sleeve, then Hand...
http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y466/bobafehtt/E7B3E393-2684-440C-B044-298F8AE7E1E8-1763-0000021E1A503FC1_zps1e0c5d9a.jpg

Fang
01-06-2013, 11:04 PM
Davy Jones head and Sword...
http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y466/bobafehtt/BE140E40-16C3-4047-9D85-25D07845B38A-1763-0000021E154DB2B4_zps1cefdb23.jpg

nameplate, and accessories...
http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y466/bobafehtt/BE14049D-7BED-46F6-A678-9AF2FB157D35-1763-0000021E0523B257_zps735f33ce.jpg

Frank
01-06-2013, 11:08 PM
Wow, that really adds to his presence! I wonder if there's anyway to cover up the exposed knee joint. Otherwise, flawless victory!

Welcome to the boards!

Fang
01-06-2013, 11:10 PM
I've had all my pirates displayed for years, and I'm still really proud of the work I did on this figure. He's not going into a storage box anytime soon, so until Hot Toys does a Davy Jones 2.0, I will be happy with my Davy Jones 1.0

Thanks for reading. Drive safe.

Fang
01-06-2013, 11:11 PM
Thanks Frank. The exposed knee is something I wish I could've done better, but honestly, I don't notice it much.

Thanks for the posting and compliment! :)

Gipetto0812
01-06-2013, 11:12 PM
very nice job indeed!!!

Fang
01-06-2013, 11:17 PM
Thank you Gipetto!

Kumkani
04-02-2013, 10:29 AM
that looks fantastic. I'm heart broken I didn't buy Davy when I had the chance, now I am searching like a mad man!!

Jacky boy is lonely!! lol

but this is GREAT work (I stumbled on it searching for a Davy Jones to buy! :lol: )

Fang
04-02-2013, 09:34 PM
Hey thanks kumkani, I'm glad you liked my customization.
A few months ago I added some black cloth over that exposed knee joint. It's kinda cheesy, but it serves its purpose.

Good luck in your search for Davy Jones

jedijim3002
05-04-2013, 05:41 AM
I want one of these so bad. Nice job bro. I'm a stickler for height too. Bill Nighy is 6ft 1in or 2 according to celebrityheights.com and Depp is only what 5ft 8 or 9 at most? Excellent job brother. Well done.

Biojex
05-05-2013, 01:29 PM
Still one of my favorite figures. Well done on the mod.

SpawnOfKong
05-29-2013, 01:36 PM
I'm heart broken I didn't buy Davy when I had the chance,

You and me both. Although Davy was actually one of the figures that first alerted me to the existence of Hot Toys back in the day.

RaBu
10-13-2014, 01:52 AM
is there somebody who is selling his sword and holder maybe?

RaBu
10-17-2014, 08:18 AM
nobody i think :(

RaBu
10-25-2014, 02:54 PM
i found one and i have display him ... so beautiful :)