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Dearth/Alex's Customs and Dioramas v2

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Dearth, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

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    I dunno... I still say it would look better if I re-took the picture with everyone there at the same time. wink
    Alex
  2. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    Some more older pics...

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    (Piggy is real, Kermit is a custom)

    Alex
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  3. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Yikes! Dearth, i DEARLY love your work - but this thread's a perfect example of why just because a whole mess o' pics and vids can be posted altogether in the same place doesn't always mean they should...this page (that is, Page 1) takes FOREVER to load and messes up the rest of the computer.

    Barring any kind of limits on photo/video space, a thread like this might be better done by spreading the various pics/videos among various pages. (And doing so would "encourage" people to comment to be "rewarded" with a new page of great stuff!)
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  4. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    Well, the old thread is still there, if that's the style anyone prefers. But I like seeing pictures instead of links. And I often see messages on other forums with the sentiment: "This thread is useless without pics", so I don't think I'm alone in that preference.

    I just presumed most people would rather not sift through 23 pages clicking links when they can see all the pics at a glance.

    Even if the page is slow to load, in the end balance, they're still saving considerable time this way... especially if they're trying to locate one particular thing they saw in the past and pull it back up.

    Alex
  5. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Active Member

    Funny...My computer didn't mess up when he uploaded the pictures. Clearly, Dearth is trying to kill your computer.
  6. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    Hey guys! Our improv comedy troupe welcomed a new member this past Friday night, and my friend Adam's wife thought it would be a good idea to take some headshots and group shots for our Facebook page.

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    Here's me... looking a bit different than the last time you saw me in a video, because a couple of months ago I shaved my head to play the Genie in a production of Disney's Aladdin Jr.

    What relevance does this have to a Muppet collecting website?

    Well, let's pull back to see the rest of the shirt I happened to wear that night, unaware there would be photos...

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    Left to right: Anna Grott (our newest member), Michael Hill, Alex Newborn, Wes Thompson, Adam Neal (kneeling) and Steifon Passmore.

    We have a couple of other troupe members, but one was in the process of moving and couldn't make it, and the other was on a Caribbean cruise that she got when she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show back around Thanksgiving.

    If you'd like to see more pics, be sure to check out http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sticky-Wicket-Improv-Troupe/144823956952

    Alex
  7. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    Okay, so you've heard me mention playing the Genie in Aladdin. My friend and fellow Sticky Wicket Michael Hill (see above, second from left) was also in Aladdin as Jafar, and he had the best costume in the entire show.

    Not surprising, since our seamstress for the entire production was his mother Diane Hall. (Yes, she's a Hall, but he's a Hill. I haven't asked.)

    Well, I contacted Diane a while back about making me little tiny costumes for some Muppet action figures. Even though she is currently making costumes for a production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, she found time to bang out these little gems for me...

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    I couldn't believe how great they looked! I just picked them up a few minutes ago and had to share them. Even without the hats (which I will sculpt and paint) and the set (which I still need to construct), they look amazing. I plan to trim the ribbon that's on their little masks, but aside from that I am not messing with what Diane has so masterfully created. I didn't even retouch this photo before posting it, they look so good as is!

    Alex
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  8. Muppetaz

    Muppetaz Member

    They look Great!
  9. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Active Member

    Now ya gotta make hats!
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Muppetaz, that is a fantastic custom frackle in your profile! Do you have a full image of it?
  11. Muppetaz

    Muppetaz Member

  12. galagr

    galagr Well-Known Member

    Hey Dearth, have you ever considered making a Johnny Fiama into a Guy Smiley? Or maybe a Bert?:zany:
  13. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    Not Guy Smiley, but I did have a thought of turning Johnny into the Announcer for Vet's Hospital and Pigs in Space. As for Bert, I have the Knickerbocker 'Play With Me' Bert and Ernie, which are poseable and a very close scale with Palisades, but Bert is missing his clothes.

    Alex
  14. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    AWESOME OVERLOAD!!!
  15. LamangoNumber2

    LamangoNumber2 Active Member

    Nakkie Bert!
  16. j3h

    j3h Active Member

    love the vet's hospital figures! those came out great....now for the "playset", right? :D
  17. Muppetaz

    Muppetaz Member

    Dearth, do you have patterns for the vets hospital costumes? I know someone who might be able to make some for me.
  18. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    Hey, J3h! Where you been, buddy?

    Yeah, I definitely want to complete the Vet's Hospital environment but first I'll have to unearth the vinyl tile pieces that I bought long ago.

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    Alas, in the midst of some minor home improvements this summer, they're all but inaccessible at the moment.

    Of course, I could always just print this framegrab...

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    I don't, but Diane might.

    Bear in mind, though, she made her measurements from hybrid and/or customized figures. It's a First Mate Piggy head on a Series One Piggy body (seen above) and a tux Rowlf head and arms on a Swedish Chef torso and legs (below).

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    Also notice that Janice's bent right arm has been modified so it straightens out.

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    This was done by making a pivot at the elbow, slicing through it on the diagonal and inserting a tiny nail, then cutting off the head and point of the nail.

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    I mainly wanted the arm straight because the pics I'd found of the unreleased prototype Nurse Janice had straight arms...

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    So I honestly don't know if Diane's specific scrub patterns would work on stock figures.

    By the way, she's working on costumes for a production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the moment, and I asked her the other day if tiny action figure costumes are easier than full-size ones. She said they're actually harder, because she can't always get them in the sewing machine.

    Alex
  19. Muppetaz

    Muppetaz Member

    thanks, I was planing on having them removeable so I could take them on and off of my already owned figures ( I don't have Rowlf yet) for filming. also I just discovered a new line of cool figures similar to the muppets. toy story 6" figures, poseable, and well detailed. they have accesories and removeable hats to. I just got my first, Jessie.

    here is a photo of her in front of a backdrop I made.
    http://threads.rebelscum.com/imagep...p?file=208811&imagewidth=1024&imageheight=768

    http://threads.rebelscum.com/imagep...p?file=208812&imagewidth=1024&imageheight=768
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  20. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member



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