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    Default 1/4th quarter scale Indiana Jones figure - wip Diamond Select mod

    been ages since i've had anything to show

    really wanted a 1/4th indy in my collection. unfortunately there isn't much being offer aside from the Diamond Select version. For years i've seen the stock images of it and it just looked awful. luckily however i decided i could make it look a little better, so after paying 30 bucks for a brand new figure I went to work.

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    What I did:
    Padded the torso
    added sideshow bag
    weather the shirt
    re-molded the terrible plastic hat
    added sideshow belt & holster
    added 1/4 light up torch.

    What i'd like to do
    re-weather shirt, pants, and jacket
    replace jacket with better one. leather?
    shorten body or replace with enterbay body
    buy better pistol - the included one is terrible!
    re shape lasso whip
    re paint idol in metallic paint
    create custom base
    re-paint face and body.

    what do all think? I almost gave up on this fig early this week but I'm quit happy with it now. not perfect but what a difference some little things did to it.

    question
    Where can I get a replacement jacket done for this figure and body?

  2. #2
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    Nice work, definately an improvement. You are making great progress.

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    Dammit man, I thought from the thread title that Enterbay or Hot Toys had just added to their 1/4 line!


    Nice custom though, shaping up nicely!

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    lol I wish enterbay had an Indy for us. sadly this is the art asylum fig im working on. lol if we cross out fingers for long enough Enterbay will come through!

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    Well you can't polish a diamond out of a turd.
    Quote Originally Posted by kl241 View Post
    $DCC: Taking the fun out of collecting since 2005.

  6. #6
    Looks better for sure! I'd get rid of the silver snaps on the shirt and let it hang open naturally. Do a tea bath on the shirt and scuff up the jacket & boots with light sandpaper or an acrylic wash. Use two-sided tape or toupee tape from the beauty supply to fix the collar on the jacket. Hitch up the pants a little or perhaps take the midsection of the body out. He's way too long and lanky.

    Obviously these are just suggestions. He's off to a great start! Glad I had the bag and belt for you to help get started!

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    You're doing an awesome job!

    Back in the day - it seems like a lifetime ago - I was an Art Asylum/DST apologist. They had SO many issues with their non-legends figures, mainly because they kept cutting corners. The Trek line started SO Great when Art Asylum handled it - and by the time DST took over, it was a steaming pile. Bad sculpts, scale issues all over the place, obvious cost-cutting in paint and materials. Announcing products and then cancelling them. By the end it was just...ugh.

    Anyway, on to the topic at hand, the body on this one is just hideous. It was originally sculpted/designed for a 1/4 scale Bruce Lee by Art Asylum, and DST decided to just reuse it for a few different figures. The lankiness WORKED on Lee, and for the time it was released it wasn't bad at that price point. But fast forward a few years and throw in characters with MUCH different body types and...eewww.

    You're doing great things with it, though! Good luck, I can't wait to see how it ends up.

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    thanks a lot for the feedback all!


    bmarz1000, thanks a lot for the bag it really helped! and I hadn't thought about doing all of those mods you mentioned either so I am going to get started on those this weekend. I am planning on cutting the torso for sure just gotta sit myself down and really plan it out



    Quote Originally Posted by bmarz1000 View Post
    Looks better for sure! I'd get rid of the silver snaps on the shirt and let it hang open naturally. Do a tea bath on the shirt and scuff up the jacket & boots with light sandpaper or an acrylic wash. Use two-sided tape or toupee tape from the beauty supply to fix the collar on the jacket. Hitch up the pants a little or perhaps take the midsection of the body out. He's way too long and lanky.

    Obviously these are just suggestions. He's off to a great start! Glad I had the bag and belt for you to help get started!

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    Cool! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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    I have this but have never taken it out of it's gigantic shipping box. The likeness is there in the sculpt, it is everything else that throws it off.

    Did you use a blowdryer on the hat? That is at least the one thing I have to do to it if it ever sees the light of day.

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