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superado
09-20-2005, 10:14 AM
While enjoying a fog-free and relaxing Sunday afternoon at home, I decided to hunker down and take some pics with natural light. Here's my Bond figure collection (sorry for the shoddy digital camera work!):

My only peeve in this shot are the shawl lapels on Connery's dinner jacket (taken from Ken), which should be peaked. I will have this fixed eventually. Oddjob received a new body from Sideshow's Hunchback of Notre Dame figure, which is shorter than the average SS body. The golfbag can be found in craftstores for around $10.
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/501/b2.JPG

Here's a full-length shot of Bond's Bentley Continental "Locomotive" as described in Thunderball and On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The bodywork was radically converted from the standard, highly coveted continental body to resemble a Thunderbird, and sporting a non-gloss battleship gray finish. Being a bigger fan of the Bond novels than the movies, I'm more jazzed up about the "Locomotive" Bentley than my DB5 model.

Above the Bentley is a metal replica PPK in an excellent replica Goldfinger shoulder holster produced by a fellow Bond memorabilia collector.
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/501/b3.JPG

In this shot, there's Thunderball Bond with GI Joe Hall of Fame legs that have no visible joints; Also, Jaws has scratch-built suspenders.
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/501/b4.JPG

Blofeld's chair and ottoman set is by Vitra Design Museum, also in 1:6 scale. Note the life-size SPECTRE ring next to the Persian cat.
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/501/b5.JPG

Note the missing door handle from the Bentley, which broke off and needs repair. That's Sideshow Toy's Ash figure wearing Bond's black and white dogtooth suit (also from Ken), which Bond wore a few times in the novels. This figure will soon be replaced by a modified SS French Foreign Legion "Gary Cooper" figure. IMO it looks very close to Hoagy Carmichael, the famous composer/musician who wrote "Stardust," and who Bond resembles as stated in Casino Royale.
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/501/b6.JPG

A view of the "blunt, knife-edged, rather ugly boot." Note LALD Roger, who is sitting on a Triumph Bonneville. I planned to convert this bike to the BSAM Bond used in the short story, From a View to a Kill, disguised as a despatch rider, but will instead keep it as a Triumph, modified as a WWII despatch version with rider.
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/501/b7.JPG

There goes Sideshow's 1:4 scale Connery, and my Golden Gun replica by SD Studios, which I got for a steal locally (no shipping costs!)
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/501/b8.JPG

The top shelf have my other movie figures, the rare Toys McCoy Indy and Arabian from "Raiders," Michael Caine as Harry Palmer (my custom), Literary Sherlock Holmes (recognize parts from SS's "Phantom" and "Werewolf of London?"), also a custom, and Roy Batty from Blade Runner (Deckard was being, er, played with at the time of shooting). I also have a 1:6 scale Spinner that I'm about to commision.
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/501/b10.JPG

On the far right is Brosnan outfitted in non-descript black battlegear. I plan to extensively customize the figure and outfit for the Goldeneye pre-title sequence. Behind Q is my Jonathan Cape 1st Edition collection.

The seated figure is James Bond as described in the secret Russian dossier photographs in From Russia With Love, wearing his standard dark blue suit (from a Mattel Frank Sinatra doll). I scratch-built the table, but the chair is also from Vitra Design Museum. I converted the figure from Dragon's Glenn "Wolfman" Powers pilot figure, which had Hoagy Carmichael's basic facial structure, and added the scar, lock of hair ("black comma"), etc. I also had the soda water siphon custom made by two dollhouse miniature artisans based on my specs (apologies again, since it is not clear in the pic). You really have to read that passage to fully appreciate this mini-diorama. The white base is cobblestone textured, and has been waiting for me to give it a paintjob.

Lastly, there's Bond's black Ronson (real one), sitting on a long Sterling cigarette case awaiting a new gunmetal finish, as described in the books. Oh, and yes, that's Sideshow's Dr. No Connery figure, wearing Frank Sinatra's hat, and an outfit in herringbone wool custom made years ago by Civies.
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/501/b11.JPG

A wider shot. I didn't want Dr. No to go unnoticed!
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/501/b12.JPG

stickman
09-20-2005, 01:29 PM
Great pics. Thanks for showing them!

oxbeard
09-20-2005, 02:03 PM
Looks great!!

Buttmunch
09-20-2005, 02:07 PM
Very, very nice collection and customs. Are the cars customs, I didn't see them mentioned in the text. I LOVE your Jaws with suspenders. That is the only thing Sideshow forgot (although it is scene acurate). The first so many orders should have received a suspenders version. Oh, well.

PS Your pics are fine, not bad at all.

denger4000
09-20-2005, 02:27 PM
Awesome! Wish sideshow would make more Bond stuff....

mlarsen
09-20-2005, 03:25 PM
Very nice collection. I really like it!

superado
09-20-2005, 03:37 PM
Very, very nice collection and customs. Are the cars customs, I didn't see them mentioned in the text. I LOVE your Jaws with suspenders. That is the only thing Sideshow forgot (although it is scene acurate). The first so many orders should have received a suspenders version. Oh, well.

PS Your pics are fine, not bad at all.

Yup, the cars are custom made, primarily from wood with some metal, leather and plastic parts. I have a friend who oversees each project in the Philippines on my behalf, and a project can take some time to finish. I come up with reference photos of the 1:1 vehicle and whatever scale model is available (1:35th scale military kit, 1:18 diecast car model, etc.) for the craftsman to reverse engineer and convert to 1:6 scale. The craftsman who makes these used to work for the shop that made Major Midnite's vehicles. The suspenders on Jaws, the cafe table, and the leg transplant on Thunderball Bond are things I can actually do myself :banana
The suspenders were made from brass shapes trimmed to what I needed, and fabric straps from the craft store; the suspenders are unceremoniously safety pinned at the back. The cafe table is basically a marble coaster and the bottom of a candle stick.

Promising Galahad
09-20-2005, 04:55 PM
Great collection you have there!

Thanks for the tip about the Ken black and white dogtooth suit. I was wondering if this was something that I'd have to make. I actually never read through one of the Fleming Bond novels but figured I should make a Bond figure based on the books. My sister let me borrow a suspence compilation book which has a shortened version of "Casino Royale" and "Live and Let Die" that I intend to read for inspiration and out of curiousity. I actually decided upon using Sideshow's Lewis Gunner figure's head myself for Bond but haven't gone through the process of shaving down the eyebrows and giving him longer hair with curl.

Did you also beef up Jaws? He looks stockier. Also, I believe Jaws wore a V-neck white undershirt and was wondering if your figure has one, and if so, wear did you find one his size? :banana

Darklord Dave
09-20-2005, 05:29 PM
You could probably make a little money mass producing the DB5, I know I'd pay a tidy sum for one in 1:6!

creecher
09-20-2005, 10:40 PM
Great work Superado. Would I be right in saying Roger Moore is riding a triumph? Bit hard to tell. I am surprised you haven't got the 'New Ray' BMW R1200C, as an accessory for Pierce Brosnan. They are relatively cheap, and you can get it in cream if you hunt around. Here's the link to a review on Michael Crawfords site.
http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_021502.htm
You probably know all about it already, but ya never know.

superado
09-21-2005, 08:13 AM
Great work Superado. Would I be right in saying Roger Moore is riding a triumph? Bit hard to tell. I am surprised you haven't got the 'New Ray' BMW R1200C, as an accessory for Pierce Brosnan. They are relatively cheap, and you can get it in cream if you hunt around. Here's the link to a review on Michael Crawfords site.
http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_021502.htm
You probably know all about it already, but ya never know.

Thanks Creecher. Yep, I did get the BMW bike for old Pierce, but ran out of shelf space. I had plans of recreating the Tomorrow Never Dies scene with Bond and Wail Lin handcuffed together, but was not pleased with the WL figure when it came out.

Doomhammer
09-21-2005, 08:56 AM
To be honest I never quite saw the charme of the Bond 12" inch line, but seeing your pics I must say they can make up for one hell of a collection. Really marvelous. I adore the crouching/ shooting Connery.

Gruff Old Bear
09-21-2005, 04:58 PM
Thanks very much for a glimpse into an amazing imagination...yours.

But did you have to tip me off to Vitra Design Museum, which I'd never heard of? There's the Shaker rocker for my Abe Lincoln, only anachronistic by about 16 or 17 years, and only...$292 US??!?

Oh, my bleeding wallet... :google

kierbaudy
10-29-2005, 05:48 PM
I enjoy seeing these pics so much, I wanted to bump the thread. Great scenes and customs.

Shai
10-29-2005, 06:14 PM
Wow...thats great stuff...cool collection and very nice customs.THE JAWS FIGURES LOOKS PERFECT..I might do the same with mine.

Darth_Thorpe
10-30-2005, 05:50 AM
cool nice collection there thanks for the pics

does anyone know whats happed to the SS 1/4 brosnan?

Darklord Dave
10-30-2005, 04:12 PM
PF Brosnan is shipping now or will be in the next week or so.

CONNERYSEANCONNERY
10-31-2005, 12:07 PM
As I said on AJB, Great stuff brother! Love the 1/6 Aston Martin. Still waiting on that Sideshow "Thunderball Rocketbelt Connery Bond", Oh and the" From Russia with Love" Connery....and the "You Only Live Twice" Connery...And Largo, Goldfinger,................Regards, Mark