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 Post subject: Popeye
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:37 am 
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Lately my toy heavy FB newsfeed has been filled with amazing pictures of the new 1:12 scale Popeye. It’s truly an amazing figure, and I thought long and hard about plopping down $100 for it even though I don’t collect in that scale.

Then inspiration struck. I realized I could accomplish the different outfits and looks with hacks based articulation, so I pieced some parts together. Found the right mash up of hacks and zombie lab; pulled from a decade’s worth of fodder hording, and lucked into a head that I had multiples of that I could adapt to my needs without having to hunt down a cartoonish sculpt.

Then it was down to details and fun. And a set. And pics. And a challenge from pluv to add a “squirting spinach” feature. I think I’m done with Popeye now but I feel I’m just getting started in his verse.


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 Post subject: Re: Popeye
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:15 am 
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Okay, now this is just fun. He looks fantastic! Any plans to do more of his pals?


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 Post subject: Re: Popeye
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:50 pm 
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reminds me a lot of one by sgcaper? maybe?? I know there was a bad ars popeye on here a few years ago.

only crit would be hands. I know you want realism but some bigger blockier hands would really look good.maybe from thewwe rumbler line or even 6" fodder.

I will gladly pay you on Tuesday....ug ug ug.

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 Post subject: Re: Popeye
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:33 pm 
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yeah, I'll get to more of his mates in time.

2D - yeah, I check out SG's prior work, and JM70's as well. The more direct inspiration with the swappable parts was to mimic the new 1:12 figure that is out.

And you nailed it. For me, the plausible proportions work better than cartoonish. Otherwise (for me) why even bother using the action figure format?

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 Post subject: Re: Popeye
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:40 am 
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Because of this custom, we watched the Robin Williams Popeye last night. Still cheesey. Still charming. Nowhere near as badass as this custom.

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 Post subject: Re: Popeye
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:01 pm 
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That is absolutely delightful and pretty ingenious.

Now I need to go find where I can stream that movie for the kids,


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 Post subject: Re: Popeye
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:18 pm 
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Thanks fellas. Means a lot. Between the swappable parts, the smaller accessories, and then the set to show him in, this is one of the efforts I'm most proud of.

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 Post subject: Re: Popeye
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:33 am 

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Your backgrounds steal the show! Great figure!!


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 Post subject: Re: Popeye
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:17 pm 
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bump for best figure 2019 :)

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 Post subject: Re: Popeye
PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:29 pm 
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Aw. Nice.

And reading back through here - Spin Doctor, I recently saw the movie is on Netflix

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