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hairlesswookiee
02-22-2009, 06:59 PM
does anyone here have this one yet?? i just ordered mine from Monkeydepot and it should arrive on tues. looks pretty darn impressive to me.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/hairlesswookiee/Nerdroom/attachment.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/hairlesswookiee/Nerdroom/attachment-2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/hairlesswookiee/Nerdroom/attachment-1.jpg

My Lord
02-22-2009, 07:41 PM
I received mine recently from Vikingplayground. Have'nt put him together, but he looks to be another hit from SS.

My favorite piece is the M1911 .45 pistol.

thenammagazine
02-22-2009, 08:02 PM
Is it just me or does this dude look like the WWE's John Cena? :huh :lol


http://www.vikingplayground.com/img/figures/ss-020/ss-020-5-lg.jpg
http://www.vikingplayground.com/img/figures/ss-020/ss-020-5-lg.jpg

http://www.johncena4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/john-cena-wallpapers-111.jpg
http://www.johncena4u.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/john-cena-wallpapers-111.jpg

hairlesswookiee
02-22-2009, 08:28 PM
^^^it does,but i also think it looks a little like david boreanz from Angel.

thenammagazine
02-22-2009, 10:50 PM
^^^it does,but i also think it looks a little like david boreanz from Angel.

That's what I thought initially, but it's just the hair and brow that look close. You lose him from the eyes down. David's jaw is nowhere near as square as this Headsculpt's. Hence why I thought it was Cena.

Blu Falcon
02-23-2009, 11:15 AM
Yeah, that's definitely Cena. I'm in the process of putting my SFOD-D together right now. Last night I managed to get at least 1/4 of the way finished. This is really a great looking figure.

thenammagazine
02-23-2009, 11:49 AM
Yeah, that's definitely Cena. I'm in the process of putting my SFOD-D together right now. Last night I managed to get at least 1/4 of the way finished. This is really a great looking figure.

I couldn't imagine being in nowadays with all the gear and crap (I don't envy you guys in the least :lol). It looks cool and all, but it's a LOT of crap! Assembling these badboys makes me long for the days of the "H" and "Y" harnesses over a flack vest or the simple Omega vests overtop the armor.

hairlesswookiee
02-23-2009, 02:07 PM
I couldn't imagine being in nowadays with all the gear and crap (I don't envy you guys in the least :lol). It looks cool and all, but it's a LOT of crap! Assembling these badboys makes me long for the days of the "H" and "Y" harnesses over a flack vest or the simple Omega vests overtop the armor.
lol... this is true. it almost takes me longer to assemble one of these guys than it does to assemble a HT Predator. I'm almost second guessing ordering this guy because i just realized the upcoming pre-orders i have. :( i hate to say it but this guy might get put in the FS section when i get him.

Blu Falcon
02-23-2009, 05:18 PM
I couldn't imagine being in nowadays with all the gear and crap (I don't envy you guys in the least :lol). It looks cool and all, but it's a LOT of crap! Assembling these badboys makes me long for the days of the "H" and "Y" harnesses over a flack vest or the simple Omega vests overtop the armor.

Yeah, the first time I had to put MOLLE gear together I was like WTF? Life was definetly much simpler (and lighter) when we just had the Y harness and flak vest. I still have fond memories of the old RBAs and LBVs as well.

thenammagazine
02-23-2009, 05:47 PM
Yeah, the first time I had to put MOLLE gear together I was like WTF? Life was definetly much simpler (and lighter) when we just had the Y harness and flak vest. I still have fond memories of the old RBAs and LBVs as well.

I don't get the new mindset either. The armor under the harness or Omega was hands down more efficient. If you needed to ditch your gear, you still had your armor. If you needed to ditch your armor, you still had your gear. The way it is now, if you have to ditch it, you lose everything AND, you rightly can't reassemble it if you use the emergency release. :huh Not to mention the wonderful feeling your fingers/thumbs have after a night spent lacing pouches. Talk about Nintendo Thumb from hell! :lol

My Lord
02-23-2009, 06:23 PM
I remember my days in the Corps (Mid to late 90's) it was my brain bucket, woodland PASGT flak jacket, Y-harness LC-1/LC-2 gear, and A2 that's it.

Now it's designer brands Oakley, BOLLE, Danner, body armor systems, ceramic strike plates, ballastic eye protection, M4's, ACOG's.:horror That stuff was usually only reserved for Special Ops guys. That's some progress.


lol... this is true. it almost takes me longer to assemble one of these guys than it does to assemble a HT Predator. I'm almost second guessing ordering this guy because i just realized the upcoming pre-orders i have. :( i hate to say it but this guy might get put in the FS section when i get him.


Sorry to hear you might not be able to keep him. If you have no luck selling, I have some stuff for trade if anything catches your fancy here:

http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31217

hairlesswookiee
02-26-2009, 10:36 AM
hmm.. so this guy just arrived and so far i'm rather confused. this guy is a pain to assemble...and no pics/ instructions on how to do it. i know its pretty common sense, but most of my military figures at least had pics on the outer box so i could look at what its supposed to look like.
~~oh, and i can't get the head onto the neck post...i pulled it out of the tray and the head just fell off and i cant get to pop back onto the post. anybody else have this problem???

mx22
02-26-2009, 12:42 PM
I've seen the head problem on some of the S2 nudes. What you need to do is first remove the pin that holds the head on the body, put it back on the body and then put a head on it. Use hair fan or hot water to pull the pin out - don't just yank it out of the head or you will either break the pin or damage the head. I usually use the hot water trick, much faster and safer IMO.

As for the pic reference, use Soldier Story promotion pics to get an idea of where the pouches should go. That is if you want to assemble the figure like on pictures, but you can also rearrange the pouches any way you see them fit... You'll need tweezers to weave the pouch straps on the vest - that and a few hours and some patience. I usually spend around 3-4 hours to properly fit everything on a figure. Start with attaching pouches to the vest (don't put it on a figure) and remove everything from inside of the pouch as you attach it. I know it's a pain, but it's half the fun:) I heard some people simply attach the pouches to vest with glue - but of course, I doubt you will be able to repose/reuse pouches later on and will probably have a hard time selling the figure down the road if you decide to...

Alexei

hairlesswookiee
02-26-2009, 02:28 PM
I've seen the head problem on some of the S2 nudes. What you need to do is first remove the pin that holds the head on the body, put it back on the body and then put a head on it. Use hair fan or hot water to pull the pin out - don't just yank it out of the head or you will either break the pin or damage the head. I usually use the hot water trick, much faster and safer IMO.

As for the pic reference, use Soldier Story promotion pics to get an idea of where the pouches should go. That is if you want to assemble the figure like on pictures, but you can also rearrange the pouches any way you see them fit... You'll need tweezers to weave the pouch straps on the vest - that and a few hours and some patience. I usually spend around 3-4 hours to properly fit everything on a figure. Start with attaching pouches to the vest (don't put it on a figure) and remove everything from inside of the pouch as you attach it. I know it's a pain, but it's half the fun:) I heard some people simply attach the pouches to vest with glue - but of course, I doubt you will be able to repose/reuse pouches later on and will probably have a hard time selling the figure down the road if you decide to...

Alexei
cool thanks for the pointers!!! i was thinking about trying the warm water trick...i'm used to this from the hot toys figures.

Blu Falcon
02-26-2009, 02:31 PM
Alexei is right. You need to exercise tactical patience when putting these complex modern military figures together. Personally, I love it. Model building on a different level. :)

hairlesswookiee
02-26-2009, 03:39 PM
hmm.....now i'm starting to get ticked. i've tried the hot water trick, but still can't get the peg out of the head. i've tried pliers and tweezers and neither have worked and i don't want to break it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/hairlesswookiee/IMG_0049.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/hairlesswookiee/IMG_0050.jpg

thenammagazine
02-26-2009, 05:50 PM
Heat it up and while still pliable, try a BBQ fork. Sounds crazy but the gap between the tongs should be wide enough to set the ball between and give you leverage enough to pop it out.

My Lord
02-26-2009, 06:52 PM
Here's a inspirational video to watch as you put your fig together:

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SweeneyTodd
02-26-2009, 09:03 PM
Can you post more photos of your
Delta figure when you get him fixed?
I would love to see them! :)

thenammagazine
02-26-2009, 09:05 PM
Here's a inspirational video to watch as you put your fig together:

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uhh...:lol I wonder if any of the operators in that vid should've had their faces pixelated. :huh

mx22
02-26-2009, 09:54 PM
Pull the pin out with pliers. Don't be afraid to apply some pressure - as long as you heat the head up good (i boil water and then dump head into it for 30sec-1min) and do not apply excessive force, you should be good (just make sure to pull it out at the right angle, if you try to pull it out to the side, you can bend the pin).

Alexei

the angry orc
02-27-2009, 12:07 PM
this guy looks awesome. soldier story is one of those companies where i'd like to have pretty much everything they do. i think they all look great for the most part.

thenammagazine
03-01-2009, 11:56 AM
I'm not too fond of the gloves or boots though. Dunno why, I just prefer the sculpted looks more as while these look passable, neither the gloves nor boots look as clean as they should. That and the fact that I don't have to go insane feeding the hands into the gloves, nor blind tying the boots. :lol

Blu Falcon
03-08-2009, 10:09 PM
Added my own personal touches...

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2959/sfodd01.jpg

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/6765/sfodd02.jpg

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/5476/sfodd03.jpg

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6664/sfodd04.jpg

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4513/sfodd05.jpg

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6906/sfodd06.jpg

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/9540/sfodd07.jpg

thenammagazine
03-09-2009, 12:06 AM
That 3-point looks like a tangled disaster. Personally, I'd cut it down into a drop-sling. Not only is it a bit more accurate, but if your poor delta had to drop and return fire..... :horror :lol

Blu Falcon
03-09-2009, 07:07 AM
That 3-point looks like a tangled disaster. Personally, I'd cut it down into a drop-sling. Not only is it a bit more accurate, but if your poor delta had to drop and return fire..... :horror :lol

Though it appears that way, it's actually not tangled at all. I suppose it looks like a goat fvck because I manipulated the sling to show off the flashbangs for the shots. That and probably just the angle of the shot itself. If he were to drop it he could still effectively unholster his sidearm and charlie mike without the primary weapon getting in the way. Good suggestion about the drop sling though. I might just adopt it. :)

Here is a good friend of mine assigned to 3rd SFG. We wore our flashbangs the same way during MOUT ops in Iraq...

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/5382/chuckf.jpg

hairlesswookiee
03-10-2009, 10:44 AM
^^^awesome pics man. too bad i have decided to get rid of mine. i really wanted to get into the military 1/6, but don't have the money to do it so i'll be putting this one up in the classifieds if anyone is interested.

Blu Falcon
03-13-2009, 09:36 AM
Revisited with stronger contrast...

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/6055/sfodd08.jpg

mx22
03-13-2009, 09:00 PM
^^^awesome pics man. too bad i have decided to get rid of mine. i really wanted to get into the military 1/6, but don't have the money to do it so i'll be putting this one up in the classifieds if anyone is interested.

Too bad you decided to quit. Send the figure to me, I'll assemble it and send it back, take the hassle out of it for you:)

Alexei

Blu Falcon
03-13-2009, 10:15 PM
Too bad you decided to quit. Send the figure to me, I'll assemble it and send it back, take the hassle out of it for you:)

Alexei

Yep. All the joy is in putting these guys together.

mx22
03-14-2009, 06:14 PM
Actually I've seen some people who do not like to put them together. I guess it's different for everyone. For me putting it together is fun because this is pretty much the only time I get to "play" with the figure; once its assembled and posed, it goes on a shelve/display cabinet and stays there. McFarlane military "figures" (statues) cannot be posed, yet they have a large following...

Alexei

Blu Falcon
03-14-2009, 07:57 PM
Actually I've seen some people who do not like to put them together. I guess it's different for everyone. For me putting it together is fun because this is pretty much the only time I get to "play" with the figure; once its assembled and posed, it goes on a shelve/display cabinet and stays there. McFarlane military "figures" (statues) cannot be posed, yet they have a large following...

Alexei

I collect the McFarlane Military line as well. All I need is but two figures to complete the collection. I guess you could say those whetted my appetite for the 1/6 military figures. If they made 1/4 scale premium formats, I'd probably collect those too. But you're right. Some folks just want to have something cool to look at without putting in the work. But I get a sense of accomplishment after spending some time putting together a complex boxed figure set, or finally completing a bash I've spent time researching and gathering parts for. That makes this hobby truly worthwhile for me. :)

Centrocal
03-14-2009, 10:03 PM
I only have one Military figure in my collection. The Soldiers Story EOD. Its an excellent figure but it was so difficult strapping the pockets to the vest. The end of the straps are glued to give you a point but they split apart when i was threading them so i had to tape the ends with scotch tape, and then some of the loops on the vest were to small fit through. I dont know how i finally did it. You really have to be an expert to put it together.

Also the vest itself needs to be adjusted ( there are no instructions) Inside the shoulder strap of the vest there is a metal wire, which goes thru the fabric to the back of the vest. You need to open the velcrow in the back and pull the bendy wire( which was tide in a knot ) out of a strap inside and move it to a lower notch to give more slack to the shoulder straps so you can pull them forward to let the front of the vest to hang down lower so it fits. ( If any of that makes sense :sick )

And finally the gloves were a pain in the ass to get on:duh Because the opening for the glove is actually smaller than the bendy hands. ( why isn't the opening made out of elastic :confused::lol ) For a while I had him set up with the plastic hands on my shelf but then i was like "No DaMmit! he's supposed to be wearing those GLOVES!!! :mad:" I had to use tweasers and a tooth pick. It took 3 days but i got both hands into the gloves and I only tore one of them a little.

Anyway once its finished it looks great.

For the price you pay ( usually under $100 ) Soldier Story makes a really quality product and you get so much equipment- its a steal!

The Body is excellent. Very tall with great articulation

The clothing is very well made and detailed.

Head sculpt not bad. nice paint apps.

And there's plenty of velcro Badges to swap on the uniform to customize it

I would like to see what Soldier Story could do with an actual license

Blu Falcon
03-15-2009, 09:26 AM
3 days on the gloves?? :rotfl

Sorry, man. I'm not laughing at you, but with you. It might take me 3 days or more to complete a figure once I get started, unless I just have the entire place to myself and the wife and kid are gone. But seldom do I get to work through a figure in one sitting, so I feel your pain. A technique that helped me get gloves on the bendy hands is to wet the gloves first. It's a trick I learned from being in the army. Whenever we had trouble putting on tight fitting items (i.e. the old Kevlar helmet covers), we'd wet it first and they'd slip on with relative ease due to the fact that the fabric loosens and stretches a bit. Same principle applies to the fabric gloves for bending hands. You'll still need to exercise some patience, but it does make it a bit easier to slip the gloves on. I'll admit that once I tried putting on a pair of the Toy Soldier nomex gloves onto a set of BBI bendy hands, and that required several hours of labor. It was a painful experience having bruised, bleeding and sore fingers, but it paid off in the end. As far as weaving the pouches, that is where I log in the most man hours putting these figures together. I use needle nose tweezers to push the straps into the weave and then pull it through when it emerges on the other side. If the straps become a bit frayed in the process I just put a lighter to it and burn the ends a little. While still heated, I might pull at the end of the strap to shape it into a fine point. I does help if you have a general working knowledge of the equipment you're assembling. Even though I know how most of this stuff works based on my own real life 1:1 experience, it's fun to research things I'm not 100% familiar with, which makes it quite the learning experience at the same time. Truly rewarding when all said and done. :)