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dylan the rabbit

Action Man Knights Templar

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Here's the latest buy.. A rather nice beardy chap, who arrived in the post today.

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Unfortunately, his clothes haven't arrived from Singapore yet, but when should that ever stop a young chap?

Something for the weekend my liege?

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:o

More to follow.

Cheers,

Nick

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Looks interesting!

Cheers,

Håkan

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I used to have that exact action man..

Where did you get the helmet and sword??

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I used to have that exact action man..

Where did you get the helmet and sword??

From a company called CBToy collectibles, and the gear is made by Ignite, who do a whole range of really nice medieval outfits.

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Here's the link Paul.. Linky

So, after a while, all the bits and bobs arrived by mail.

I bought some 2nd hand Ignite "Walter von Geroldseck (The Bishop of Strasbourg)" clothes and after airing them for a few days and then fumigating them with burning frankincense (they smelt damp, and why not add to the realism?), they were ready to go on. A tight fit, and I had to remove the chaps head and hands to get them on.

The hands are from my old DID Private Williams figure, and are much better at holding the sword.

The sword and belt are from Ignite, the shield is Dragon, and the helmet is another Ignite Geroldseck offering, with the plastic top taken off it.. There is a hole in the top of the helmet to fill in as a result of this, which shouldn't be a big deal, and I think I'll respray it..

I think he looks cracking, and I'm debating as to whether to leave him as is, or continue with converting him to the Templar knight (which will involve re-tailoring the Ignite surcoat, making a cloak and respraying the shield).

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Thanks for looking .

Cheers,

Nick

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Great job Nick.

Loved your WWI Tommy Atkins too...brilliant work

Andy

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Looks great Nick! Nice outfit!

Cheers,

Håkan

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Thanks everyone.

The latest update...

I tried bleaching the green out of the Ignite von Geroldseck surcoat, but no joy.

So, I bought some nice cotton material to make a cloak and surcoat, thinking I could make it myself, but then gave in and took the cloth to an Indian tailor to knock up.

I'll start work on the respray of the shield and helmet later this week.

That's all for the mo.

Nick

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Looks great!!!! :clap2:

Thanks for the link :thumbsup2: I´m suprised that it´s all not as expensive as I thought it would be.

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So, here's what the tailor knocked up, and I'm really, really happy with it.

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A full, tailored surcoat and cloak, made from stretchy 100% cotton. Doesn't crease, and looks right in scale. A little difficult to work with he said, but looks the business.

He even included a cord drawstring in the cloak neck, which I replaced with string (as in real life it would have been the same thickness as a rope).

A little expensive, but worth it.

Next step will be adding the crucifix and crosses, for which I'll use iron on transfers.

Happy Christmas everyone, and see you soon.

Nick

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Looks like the tailor did a great job!

Cheers,

Håkan

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On the final straight now.. The hole in the helmet was plugged, and now needs respraying, as does the shield.

Crosses on the cloak and surcoat were pulled off the net and ironed on with heat transfers.

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Cheers,

Nick

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Really looks the buisness...a far cry from what I remember the Action man clobber was like way back.

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Looks neat, how I would have liked stuff like that when I was young.

When I was a kid, my Dad made me an action man suit of armour out of tin cans, all lovingly beaten into jointed armour for the arms and legs. A clam-shell like body and helmet with visor. My mom knitted a tight fitting silverish woollen 'one piece' for the chainmail. Not perfect, but it was the closest you seemed to be able to get to an action man suit of armour in about 1980, I loved it.

ian

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