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Inspector 71-Harry Callahan Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:10885  
Name:Inspector 71-Harry Callahan
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Creator:Fant0mas  
Date Added:November 11, 2008
Base Figure:Wesley from Angel
Height:7.00 inches
Inspector 71 or as we also know him Harry Callahan-or Dirty Harry!

I cannot believe that no toy company such as McFarlane or NECA has picked up doing at least one Dirty Harry figure-I mean what an iconic film!!! I'm a fan of Clint anyway but I can think of several characters Clint has played over the years to warrant his own series of figures!! Spaghetti Westerns,Dirty Harry,Unforgiven,Josie Whales,the list goes on-so c'mon NECA/McFarlane get your finger out and start sculpting!!!!!!!


Dirty Harry remains today as one of my all time favourites!! I watched it again the other day and it inspired me to do this custom.

I didn't want to use a LCBH,DCU or ML figure -they have fantastic articulation but are too muscle bound for Dirty Harry-plus I didn't feel that this figure requires super articulation.

I stumbled on a range of figures from the TV series Angel in a discount shop and picked up a Wesley figure as this had a jacket and trousers ready sculpted-so saves me a lot of work! Plus as a bonus I also got a pair of spectacles which I used as the base to turn into Harry's sunglasses-

The face sculpt wasn't TOO bad-sure it's not an exact likeness of Clint-but then it isn't supposed to be him-but with the right hair style and a bit of creative painting I think he now passes as a reasonable likeness to Dirty Harry-even without the .44 Magnum I think most people would guess who this is based on the hair style alone!!!

So no chopping of different figures here I trimmed the hair down sculpted a "Dirty Harry" style hair-do on the figure with Milliput,used a bit of plasticard to cover the glasses as they were not the correct shape for Harry's and the Magnum is from my spares box-can't remember where this was from-probably a cheap knock off figure in some distant past!
I added the collar to his tank top and gave it a few crease lines for a bit of interest and one paint job later I present Dirty Harry.

Hope you like him-any comments,etc always welcomed


cheers


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deadeye - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
If liking you and your work before wasn't enough - you had to go and do this - This is inspired mate

you even got his facial growth/scar 0n the side of his mouth - friggin awesome

This has made my day
Fant0mas - Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Hey Lonewolf-the glasses do come off-it havent painted the eyes yet-but I am planning on doing so-I may re-post with the glasses removed-and if I pick up anothef Wesley I may re-do Dirty Harry with no glasses and a different outfit colour-regarding other Clint customs-I would LOVE to do a cowboy Clint from the Spaghetti Westerns or any of his other movies-I'll keep it in mind-if I come across any figures in the future-who knows!
thanks for the comments
cheers
lonewolf - Tuesday, November 11, 2008
man, this is awsome! dirty harry is the best bad a$$ cop there is! you should do a variant without the glasses, and fix the eyes to the famous clint eastwood squint. what about the good the bad and the ugly? any plans for that?
Fant0mas - Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Hey LC thanks for the feedback chap-appreciate it-I couldn't believe that there hasn't been a Dirty Harry done before my one either. Mind you it has taken me several previous attempts and failures over the last few years- but hopefully this one has nailed it!
thanks again
cheers
loosecollector - Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Feeling lucky punk?...
At last, a Dirty Harry custom! I loved this character and a figure of him is a welcome treat!
Very nice work capturing his gritty aura. Cheers Fantomas!
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