"Their mission is a Toy"
I bought this Sheriff Woody toy a couple of months ago thinking that I would do a realistic Sheriff Woody (Tom Hanks head and 1/6 body with Sheriff Woody clothes). But strangely enough, it worked out the other way...
I stuffed his pants and shoulders with soft material to give him more leg and upper body strength and dimension. Sheriff Woody's notorious for not being able to stand up but Captain Woody's almost able to stand up on his own - almost.
His hands don't shake but they are bendy, so he can grab both the Thompson Submachine gun and the canteen.
Most of the equipment is actually 1/6th scale - the shirt, the jacket, the patch, the vest, etc. Interestingly, this project helped me find use for those oversize/out-of-scale GI Joe type equipment - the large gaiters and boots, the large M1911 pistol and holster. I'm thinking I could probably find a use for all those things that I can't use with my regular 1/6th figs if I do more figures like this.
OneSixthScaleKing provided the 1/6th scale Ranger patch. Some of the equipment is 1/6th aftermarket, some is scratchbuilt.
I'm still trying to figure out what to do about the helmet. A 1/6th scale helmet clearly won't fit Woody... but it can't be a kid's toy helmet either, as those would be too big...
Eventually I'll be able to show off the Omaha beach version of Captain Woody Miller... stay tuned!
"Earn this... Buzz.... Earn it!"