Next up for my Raiders Collection is the iconic German Mechanic. Alot of cutsomizers have done this guy either in 3-3/4" or 12" scale I even did him in 7" scale years ago and with all the customs of him everyone even myself have done him without his shirt on as that is the way we all remember him.
I decided to go for a different approach and do him with his shirt and cap on as his coming out of the hut and he see's Indy near the flying wing. As with all my figure and dios once I got the look and feel I wanted I used Vallejo and GW paints to paint him and Vallejp and pastels for the weathering.
1: German Mechanic - The top half of the body is a 12" Aggression Wrestling figure which has had it's forearms, chest and upper neck heavily sanded to get the shirt to fit. I used GW greenstuff to add some thickness to the neck to get the head to sit correctly.
The chest and stomach has had greenstuff added also to get rid off any extra creases which happened after the sanding. The head is from a 12" Jesse Ventura figure which has had the paint stripped off and then repainted. The lower body is from a Dragon figure as the wrestling legs were just way to huge to put ons and also I needed to give him some height which the wrestling legs didn't have.
The pants are from the Sideshow German Indy, the boots/garters, belt and shirt are from Dragon and the cap is from Soldier Story.
2: Generic Base - This base is what I'll be using for all my Indy figures that need a desert base until I get all my figures done then I'll be making bases for them.