Indy Mannequin

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by ReelManiac, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. ReelManiac

    ReelManiac New Member

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    After about a year I finally got my Indiana Jones mannequin near completion. The bust is of course the one by Howard S. and was painted by Jon Fuller.

    Mannequin is fully posable, but I just have him in a temp pose until I can get my hands on a decent gold idol. There's still a few little things I need to fix like getting rid of the creases in his pants, etc, but overall he's just about done. Most of the pieces are "close enough's" with the exception of the Wested jacket and Adventurebilt hat. I just couldn't get myself to fork out $250 for some Alden's. Let me know what you think, and if you feel anything should be fixed since I want him to be as nice as possible (within monetary reason of course).

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    More pics here-

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  2. Hedjii72

    Hedjii72 Sr Member

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    Very nice. Looks like Harrison Ford is hanging out in your backyard. :thumbsup Can you elaborate on how you mounted the Head/Bust onto the mannequin? Can you show a photo of how this was done?
     
  3. Nexus6

    Nexus6 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The paintjob on your Indy bust is one of the best I've seen. The skin tone is EXTREMELY realistic. And it almost looks like he's been sweating. :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  4. ReelManiac

    ReelManiac New Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Hedjii72 @ Apr 26 2006, 12:45 AM) [snapback]1233066[/snapback]</div>
    The mannequin I have has a screw off head. I had to heat the bust up with a blowdryer to reshape the chest area to fit over the mannequin body, then it sat on top pretty nicely.
     
  5. rmschneider104

    rmschneider104 Sr Member

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    I'd love to hear more about the poseable mannequin. Is it one of the flexible/foam ones? Any pics of it going together?
     
  6. agent5

    agent5 Sr Member

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    WOW. Looks fantastic. Your AdventureBilt is also a 'close enough', but a nice one it is. All the stuff looks great. I need to get a poseable mannequin badly. Is there any way to stand him up without the stand?
     
  7. PHArchivist

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    Looks great. In that first shot, my thoght is maybe a tad bit of chest hair, and can the strap for the bag be weathered a bit?
     
  8. ReelManiac

    ReelManiac New Member

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    The posable mannequin I bought here-

    http://www.buy-mannequins.com/

    They need the base to stand, but you can adjust the height in case you want to pose him crouching or whatever. It's not all that heavy so I would think if you have him leaning against something or kneeling he could probably go without the base. The feet are strong enough to support the mannequin without the base, but it's a question of posing it to balance properly- sort of like an action figure. I wouldn't want to risk the chance of it falling over and breaking the bust.

    The strap I just got recently so I didn't get around to doing any weathering yet. I weathered most everything (hat, jacket, clothes) with a sand colored powder makeup- the powdered stuff that women put on their face. The kind I use is called "Sunlit Bronzer" by Mary Kate & Ashley :lol. It works really well.
     
  9. GundamZeppelin

    GundamZeppelin Sr Member

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    that is really cool
     
  10. CTF

    CTF Sr Member

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    That is so cool. You've done a great job. :D

    I'm just in the progress of starting one of these... But with a 'lil bit of a twist. ;)

    I shot you a PM, Reel Maniac.
     
  11. agent5

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    Just a thought. You may want to invest in some real Fullers Earth instead of using real make-up. It may stain and natural Fullers Earth will not. If interested, just do a search for Fullers Earth and I'm sure you'll find it in some fx shop in Hollywood for a decent price.
     

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