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Thunderbirds Virgil Tracy Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:21274  
Name:Thunderbirds Virgil Tracy
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:"V"
Creator:Hemble  
Date Added:April 25, 2010
Base Figure:Takara's Microman
Height:4.00 inches
Hi All

I started watching the Thnuderbirds on DVD again and thought that it would be a cool idea to make some dio's, so I looked around the net and found these cool Thunderbird Microman Figures from TAKARA.

I ordered a few and started work straight away once I got them, with the first dio I just wanted something nice and simple to show of the figure and hoverbike.

Once I got the look and feel of the dio I painted and weathered everything using Vallejo, GW and pastels.

When I was working on this dio I wanted the original feel of TB's in the way the scenery looked realistic and the characters acted real but had that puppet feel to them.

RECIPE

Virgil and Hoverbike - Are from TAKARA's Microman series the only thing I changed was the hands as I think they were to small.
I swapped the hands for some 6" hands from the Angel action figures. I also repainted the head, boots and sash re- adjusted the sash to fit better.

The only thing that I didn't like about this figure was the sash as I couldn't remove the International Rescue logo as it is to low but other then that it's a great figure. The hoverbike came with the figure and I just removed the wheels that make it roll.

I decided to keep the figure articulated so I could put him in different poses when I get bored with the sitting pose his in now.

Base - I picked up the base from the craft section at my local hardware shop, I used putty for the actual ground build up and then used Woodland Scenics railway grass and shrubs.

The International Rescue logo came with the figure I removed it from the packaging cut it out then glued it in place.

To simulate the hoverbike hovering I used the metal rods that held the plastic wheels inplace. I drilled holes in the base and hoverbike and then attached them to the base with superglue and then attached the bike.


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Darththomas - Monday, April 26, 2010
Cool, I like this a lot!!!!!
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