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Customikey
05-19-2007, 07:46 AM
Hey guys. I've never been much into the Military lines but Capt. Miller is a character I always wanted to do. Tom Hanks is one of my favorite actors, and this is a fantastic chance to put him on my shelf at last. With the new sculpt coming out, I'm eager to get the pieces I'd need to complete the figure. I know I'm not alone in this.

So.

Does anyone know where to get ACCURATE pieces for Miller's costume? I heard there was a mass market version a while back, but is the costume really up to par? Suggestions and links would be very helpful!!

Thanks.

DarkArtist81
05-19-2007, 10:18 AM
Same here!! I have a GI Joe version, but it's pretty off scale wise. I'd love to know if there is something else I can do??

chamildav
05-19-2007, 11:02 AM
Everything has been made by a major manufacturer for bashing up the uniform and equipment. The wools and 1943 HBT uniform as well as the leggings were done nicely by Dragon and you won't have too much trouble finding them. I'd recomend the DiD Thompson mag bag, 1911 magazine pouch, F/A kit, and pistol belt as well the M1 helmet which also shouldn't be too tough to get from a parts dealer like www.monkeydepot.com or www.thebattlerhino.co or www.war-toys.com to name a few favorites. I'd suggest Battlegear toys for the 1911 pistol holster and low boots. All that stuff should mostly be fairly easy to find. Harder to find will be a bbi canteen with cup and cover, a bbi (or Dragon if you can't find a bbi) assault jacket, and a set of photoetched US insignia made by Lions Roar. You'll also need patches and decals and I'd recomend Monkey Depot for them. But everything should be gettable with some effort. If you need any additional information or help post here or PM me and I'll see what I can do.

IrishJedi
05-19-2007, 03:00 PM
After Josh sends me my Miller head and I complete my custom I will share my secrets with you all. ;)

DarkArtist81
05-19-2007, 03:52 PM
After Josh sends me my Miller head and I complete my custom I will share my secrets with you all. ;)

:rock

SOON!!! :duff

Incidentally... There are only 3 heads to go! And this weekend... all I have is time. It will be done! :rock

IrishJedi
05-19-2007, 04:42 PM
Actually, it's cool. I leave Monday for So-Cal (Celebration IV and more) and won't be back until the following Tuesday (5/29) so no need to rush. ;)

DouglasMcc
05-28-2007, 12:27 PM
The Dragon Captain Miller was very well done. I picked up a loose one off Ebay last year with full intention of adding a custom Hanks head when I have the time and spare money:

http://www.btinternet.com/~d.dashwood/david.affs/images/ranger-miller_3a.jpg http://www.btinternet.com/~d.dashwood/david.affs/images/ranger-miller_5a.jpg

small_studios
05-28-2007, 12:57 PM
Here is the one i have in my collection. It might help you with ideas.

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/513/tom_0011.JPG

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/513/tom_0066.JPG

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/513/tom_0022.JPG

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/513/tom_0055.JPG

small_studios
05-28-2007, 01:15 PM
Of course once the new Tom Hanks head comes out that will replace the one that is on it currently.

hairlesswookiee
05-28-2007, 05:41 PM
parts list for the above kitbash please!!!

DarkArtist81
05-28-2007, 08:30 PM
parts list for the above kitbash please!!!

Ditto that! Inquiring minds want to know! :lol

Great work though...btw. :D

Customikey
05-29-2007, 06:23 AM
That's beautiful! I can't wait for the head to get here, so I can get started.

hairlesswookiee
05-29-2007, 12:14 PM
sooo.... who here is getting one so mikey and josh can paint it??? i am, but the rest of the stuff is gonna get expensive.

Customikey
05-29-2007, 02:14 PM
I'm getting the new head, and I'm looking forward to weathering the hell out of the clothing as well!!

small_studios
05-29-2007, 03:04 PM
Most fo the gear i used was produced by Dragon. The helmet, shirts, pants, jacket, and shovel were all Dragon products. The assault vest and leggings were ordered from over seas and are very expensve. The set cost me about $160.00 But they are the best you can get. The Dragon vest is nice but it is slightly bigger and not the right color. The boots came from Newline. If you know where to get the right gear you can have a great looking Miller. Im in line to get that new Hanks sculpt and cant wait to see it. Hope this helps you guys wanting to put together your own.

hairlesswookiee
05-29-2007, 04:28 PM
Most fo the gear i used was produced by Dragon. The helmet, shirts, pants, jacket, and shovel were all Dragon products. The assault vest and leggings were ordered from over seas and are very expensve. The set cost me about $160.00 But they are the best you can get. The Dragon vest is nice but it is slightly bigger and not the right color. The boots came from Newline. If you know where to get the right gear you can have a great looking Miller. Im in line to get that new Hanks sculpt and cant wait to see it. Hope this helps you guys wanting to put together your own.
thanks man...i've seen most of this stuff before, but most of them are getting hard to find without paying a premium price.

Doomhammer
06-03-2007, 01:42 PM
I'm going for DiD parts mostly for this figure. Taking George Puller and Charles Winstone, you'll have pretty much all the stuff you'll need. Then it's just a matter of watching the DVD with a lot of slowmotioning.

The assault vest is crucial but the bbi version can be found pretty cheap on ebay.

hairlesswookiee
06-03-2007, 02:07 PM
i think for the weapons im gonna go with the ricky foster armament.

DarkArtist81
06-09-2007, 10:03 AM
I'm going to use a Dragon Miller but alter it here and there... new boots and Gaiters.....weathering... the whole nine.

:rock

Customikey
06-10-2007, 06:35 AM
I grabbed this off of ebay as a "starter" to get the work going. What do you think?

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/1930/17bc3cm5.jpg

Doomhammer
06-25-2007, 11:05 AM
Gentlemen, perhaps this new release will be a good choice to start your Miller project off:

http://www.onlinedid.com/products/wwii_us/80046/

http://www.onlinedid.com/products/wwii_us/80046/80046-28.jpg

hairlesswookiee
06-25-2007, 11:42 AM
yeah i just read the post on OSW i plan on getting this figure to use about 90% of it for the Miller bash.

DarkArtist81
06-25-2007, 07:23 PM
Thanks for the info!! Going to preorder this and use most of the gear for Miller. Really good timing DID! :rock

DouglasMcc
07-02-2007, 09:32 PM
I just saw this figure on another site and my first though was - CAPT. MILLER. I will also be picking one up after I get paid at the end of the month. It' looks like a great figure all around.

The ill Jedi
07-02-2007, 09:37 PM
I just saw this figure on another site and my first though was - CAPT. MILLER. I will also be picking one up after I get paid at the end of the month. It' looks like a great figure all around.
I just sent payment for my Miller head and I'm pre-ordering the above figure, that'll be a hell of a start! :rock

Mookeylama
07-03-2007, 01:38 PM
i just hope that Ranger helmet isn't as huge as it looks in some of those DID pics. i'm hearing that the Miller/Hanks sculpt is a bit on the small side so if that helmet is big on the normal DID head, it may be gigantic on the Longbow/Miller sculpt.

hairlesswookiee
07-03-2007, 02:42 PM
i just hope that Ranger helmet isn't as huge as it looks in some of those DID pics. i'm hearing that the Miller/Hanks sculpt is a bit on the small side so if that helmet is big on the normal DID head, it may be gigantic on the Longbow/Miller sculpt.
i agree the helmet looks huge. i've already got a different helmet ready to rock though. the only things i need are the vest, jacket, pants, and shirts. everything else is going to be discharged.

Skwerl
07-03-2007, 07:23 PM
Actually, DiD's helmet do fit on Miller's sculpt fairly well when the liner is removed (liner always do funny stuff to 1/6 headsculpt, so I have the habit of removing them prior to photoshoot) Anyway, without babbling on, here's a photo
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8159/img0070uc1.jpg

hairlesswookiee
07-03-2007, 09:44 PM
thanks for the clarification!! and welcome to the board!!!:chew

hairlesswookiee
07-12-2007, 11:26 AM
ok i finally got my miller sculpt and my Neo3 body in the mail last week. how do i put the sculpt on the neck post???

Great Ape
07-12-2007, 01:41 PM
Will glue work?

Skwerl
07-12-2007, 11:31 PM
ok i finally got my miller sculpt and my Neo3 body in the mail last week. how do i put the sculpt on the neck post???

I would try to sand down the neo3's neck post a bit with a file or dremel, and then attach miller sculpt with a glue gun.

hairlesswookiee
07-13-2007, 01:54 PM
I would try to sand down the neo3's neck post a bit with a file or dremel, and then attach miller sculpt with a glue gun.

ok cool. i wasn't sure if glue would work on these or not. i will try it next week when i get some free time.

Mookeylama
02-28-2008, 10:37 PM
sorry to bump an old thread but i'm ready to tackle my Miller. got the Longbow sculpt and was thinking of getting this DID David Merrill. is this the best gear out there for Miller? because the DID is missing some stuff i think. heard there was a DRagon Miller out there that had just about everything needed. is it as good as the DID?
and if the DID gear is better than what extra stuff will be needed to make Miller accurate?
looks like maybe some leggings. a knife? any advice would be appreciated.

Dante
02-29-2008, 02:40 AM
Hi,
Try this link it has to be one fo the best i've seen.http://pagesperso-orange.fr/figurine/crbst_3.html

Mookeylama
02-29-2008, 01:22 PM
oooh! that's awesome but i was kinda lookin for a recipe and i don't think that includes one

Rugby1970
03-02-2008, 01:01 PM
I've been working on a Captain Miller Myself... I found this to be a very useful thread over at one sixth warriors:

Capt. Miller Thread (http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56171&highlight=captain+miller)

Obviously, it's an older headsculpt but the outfit seems pretty great.

I bought a decent Miller custom on-line that had a nice paint job on the Longbow Sculpt. The Merrill is a nice beginning and then it just depends on how accurate and detailed you want to get. The most critical piece you'll want to get outside of what is included in the box is the M41 Jacket. You can pick one of those up pretty easily on Ebay or on-line at places like Monkey Depot (http://monkeydepot.com), Echo Base Toys (http://echobasetoys.com/), or Toy Soldier Brigade (http://www.toysoldierbrigade.com/).

I've never done a kit bash before but this has been really fun hunting down little pieces to make him more and more accurate and/or detailed. I'll post pictures of mine soon.

Rugby1970
03-02-2008, 01:54 PM
Okay, so here is the work in progress Miller. I adjusted the color of the photos to match the look of the movie as best as I could.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i46/rugby1970/IMG_1607_2.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i46/rugby1970/IMG_1600_3.jpg

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i46/rugby1970/IMG_1598_3.jpg

Again, ,most of it is from the Merrill figure. Included a great pair of pants, shirt, weapons, etc. The helmet is also very good and made of metal.

I like the vest but I'm looking for a better one. It's sitting next to Miller in the pictures. I'm also still working on the jacket, I added the pins on the collar of the shirt, and you'll also have to add leggings and maybe change boots.

The other nice thing about the Merrill figure is it comes with a loose 'rangers' arm patch. You can stick it on any jacket you like :)

Good luck.

Mookeylama
03-02-2008, 05:17 PM
thanks so much Rugby! i actually found that OSW thread recently and posted in it yesterday asking for help lol. unfortunately 99% of the stuff the topic creator used is now either sky high or impossible to find.

urs looks great. did u use anything off the Dragon Miller fig? i'd heard those collar pins only came w/ that fig. and what's wrong w/ Merrils' vest? too big?

man i wish that sculpt was just a bit bigger! i wonder if using the "water treatment" on the clothes might make them shrink some.

Rugby1970
03-02-2008, 06:33 PM
I actually used a Lions Roar Detail set for the collar pins. I picked it up from Toy Soldier Brigade. It was funny buying it since I only used the two little parts but it comes with like 76 parts. It had some extra collar pins so if you'd like to send me a PM I'll send you a set of the extras. They are TINY.

Yeah, the problem with the vest is that it is a little too big, especially in the back where it falls over the Canteen and belt. In the movie the vest is high enough so that you can still see the belt, etc. It's still a nice piece though but I'm going to try one by BBI. We'll see.

The head might be a touch small but you really don't notice it in person as much. Actually, in the movie his head looks a little small when he is all geared up:)

hmsresolute
08-24-2008, 06:57 PM
I totally wanna get a Capt. Miller, I am making one myself soon!

amarcord
12-13-2008, 10:45 AM
Not meant as necro posting, but if anyone is still building a Miller, I am selling a set right now:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46217

yodasan
12-13-2008, 10:44 PM
Is there a place to get a good head sculpt?

Doomhammer
12-14-2008, 02:26 AM
Is there a place to get a good head sculpt?

You can get the Longbow sculpt by mailing ccliu87 (at) gmail.com, which is the best Miller arround imo.