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HDFL ( Hyper Detail Figure Lab ). This is a follow up to my HDGL ( Hyper Detail Gun Lab ).

Picture late 1950's - early 1960's white/blue collar science and engineering guys out in the high desert working on secret squirrel stuff. Wearing lab coats, slacks, and buddy Holly glasses. Maybe the occasional bottle of pop, and or smoking pipe sitting on a console. That was the aesthetic theme I was going for in the naming of these two projects.

Conceptually, the idea was to either scratch build or heavily modify each and every single part that goes into a custom figure. In some cases that may have only meant a repaint, or a weathering job, but the idea was to touch and tinker with every little piece - make it unique and personal in same way. Kind of the whole thing that got me into 1/6 scale in the first place.
As figures have become more and more detailed, and as the number of parts have increased in availability, it has become more and more difficult to be original. But I wanted to try anyway.

There are a total of 5 HDFL figures I have worked on thus far. I will roll them out roughly one per moth - although that could change. When you look at these figures, I hope that you will get the same sense of enjoyment and interest that I did when I was making them.

The folks who go in for accuracy only may not get much out of these figures, as much of the gear and weaponry is fictional. I just like to work that way - call it near future "what if" pseudo-science fiction. It is what fuels me - what takes me back to the bashing of 1/35 scale kits after I saw the first Star Wars movie. Thinking of an idea and making it happen with off the shelf stuff. Necessity is the mother of invention.

Months of tinkering, building, painting - 2 days of picture taking and processing - an hour loading the pics to the OSW gallery. Assembling the thread. All worth it.

Funny thing is - I was not sure how to categorize this one for the thread building process - I ended up choosing the Modern War (1990's to Present) option, although the Science Fiction Option may have been a better choice :)

Thanks for taking time to look at my thread. Any and all comments and questions are welcome and appreciated.
Best regards, Mike























 

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WHOA!

1. Absolutely awesome!

2. How does he go to the bathroom with all that gear on?

3. How does he choose to kill/neutralize/take down/terminate someone with all that variety/versatility?

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Oops - was leaving a message and new ones came in - next post...
 

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WHOA!

1. Absolutely awesome!

2. How does he go to the bathroom with all that gear on?

3. How does he choose to kill/neutralize/take down/terminate someone with all that variety/versatility?

;)
Thank you very much :)

He goes out the side of the boat.

He uses his rifle - then his Walther P99, then the knife, and the whole time he is looking through his extra pair of eyes - the ReconRobotics Throwbot ( Maritime Version )

Totally all that AND a bag of chips!
Thank you very much :)

Excellent Figure! Nice job! :thumb
Thank you very much :)

Awesome !!!!!
Thank you very much :)

Thank you very much :)
 

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Re: Presenting HDFL 1 - SBS Special Boat Service Hyper Detail Figure

Now where is my jaw?? Absolutely fantastic operator, Mike. He's packed with gizmo man. Those printed view screens are brilliant touch. Love how they turn out. Can't wait to see the next operator. :D :D :D
 

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Re: Presenting HDFL 1 - SBS Special Boat Service Hyper Detail Figure

#@#^&#^&@ AWESOME!!!!!!:thumb Amazing details, blown away by the little stuff that goes into this gem...really very one of the best !!!!
Love the handsculpt and the eye goggles...the comm set...everything else
 

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Re: Presenting HDFL 1 - SBS Special Boat Service Hyper Detail Figure

:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes

OH MY GOD ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes

absolutly fantastic job, very well done
you are my hero Sir

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Damnnnnn!! What a spectacular figure! ! It looks like a figure Hot Toys would make! Fantastic work sir!
 

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Now where is my jaw?? Absolutely fantastic operator, Mike. He's packed with gizmo man. Those printed view screens are brilliant touch. Love how they turn out. Can't wait to see the next operator. :D :D :D
Thank you very much my friend :)

I really like that Cobra Firefly redux you did - that was keen :)

#@#^&#^&@ AWESOME!!!!!!:thumb Amazing details, blown away by the little stuff that goes into this gem...really very one of the best !!!!
Love the handsculpt and the eye goggles...the comm set...everything else
Thank you very much :)

:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes

OH MY GOD ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes:wideyes

absolutly fantastic job, very well done
you are my hero Sir

:thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb
Thanks much my friend :)

Very nice... I like the robo toss.
Thank you very much :)

I got the idea from here ( skip ahead to 10:22 ):

it is cool!
Thank you very much :)

Damnnnnn!! What a spectacular figure! ! It looks like a figure Hot Toys would make! Fantastic work sir!
Thank you very much :)

I think if Hot Toys made this - I would definitely pick one up - as an extra :)
 

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Re: Presenting HDFL 1 - SBS Special Boat Service Hyper Detail Figure

Does that stuff exist in real life,or is it from your fervent imagination?
 

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Does that stuff exist in real life,or is it from your fervent imagination?
Both :) The ReconRobotics Throwbot for example - that is real ( see attached video - skip to 10:22 ). A lot of the rest is just stuff that I thought made sense - even if it doesn't exist - it just sort of felt right.

This is my HDFL mission statement ( I think that would be what it would be called anyway :lol ):

HDFL ( Hyper Detail Figure Lab ). This is a follow up to my HDGL ( Hyper Detail Gun Lab ).

Picture late 1950's - early 1960's white/blue collar science and engineering guys out in the high desert working on secret squirrel stuff. Wearing lab coats, slacks, and buddy Holly glasses. Maybe the occasional bottle of pop, and or smoking pipe sitting on a console. That was the aesthetic theme I was going for in the naming of these two projects.

Conceptually, the idea was to either scratch build or heavily modify each and every single part that goes into a custom figure. In some cases that may have only meant a repaint, or a weathering job, but the idea was to touch and tinker with every little piece - make it unique and personal in same way. Kind of the whole thing that got me into 1/6 scale in the first place.
As figures have become more and more detailed, and as the number of parts have increased in availability, it has become more and more difficult to be original. But I wanted to try anyway.

There are a total of 5 HDFL figures I have worked on thus far. I will roll them out roughly one per moth - although that could change. When you look at these figures, I hope that you will get the same sense of enjoyment and interest that I did when I was making them.

The folks who go in for accuracy only may not get much out of these figures, as much of the gear and weaponry is fictional. I just like to work that way - call it near future "what if" pseudo-science fiction. It is what fuels me - what takes me back to the bashing of 1/35 scale kits after I saw the first Star Wars movie. Thinking of an idea and making it happen with off the shelf stuff. Necessity is the mother of invention.
 
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