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Music City Bacon
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So my time to pursue personal projects comes at a premium... When I do have time to play in my workshops (woodworking or figures) I am usually filling orders for Indy gear - thus my long hiatus from gear in the last year... But.. over the last year or so I have taken just a little time here and there to work on what I consider my favorite Indy theme... Cairo... My overarching plan is a three figure project all with the same laser engraved plates on a custom base. One is this Cairo Indy, one is the swordsman, and the last being Belloq... The photos are not the best, but I picked up the engraved plates today and mounted the first one to this custom Indy base... I was able to combine my love of tinkering in my woodshop with figures by building this base out of old Tennessee barn wood and ceramic tile. There are rare earth magnets embedded into the tile and the mate embedded into Indy's boots so he will not tip over.

This is the "Treasure hunter" head with an old resin fedora from hero heads. That is the only 1/6 fedora that accurately captured the tall stovepipe shape of the Raiders fedora. I carved off the ribbon detail with a dremel and fashioned a real cloth ribbon and bow from actual cloth. I also sculpted over the joints with two part epoxy to smooth those areas out and repainted the skin with acrylic base and oil details... unfortunately the lighting makes the glossy sweat effect appear much more shiny than it actually is.. I hope to take much better photos later.. The pants are custom made from a tailor out of HK.. the shirt is the HT one, I believe, which was generously soaked in hairspray and shaped until dry and stiff... I then weathered the shirt to give it a dirty / sweaty appearance. The web belt had a real metal tab added and of course I know a guy who makes belts and holsters.. :) Also I made one of my whips with the wire core so it could be shaped. The bag is the DiD Coleman bag with one of my straps added, then it was filled with fishing weights so it would hang well. Again, better photos coming.. and maybe in the next five years I will finish the swordsman and Belloq !









And a last edited photo for the heck of it..

 

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Beautiful work. The detail is outstanding. That set of 3 will be centerpieces for sure when they're done!

And you're right, that hat is the best looking one that I've seen so far.
 

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Absolutely magnificent work!
I've been wondering what you've been up to way to quiet!
That sweaty look is not easy to get to show well in pictures. I'd try taking some pictures with just natural light no extra lighting it may give you the look you're after (I did this with the German sub commander I did about 2 years ago and managed to get the wet look in the photos)

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Damn... That's mighty fine work.
 

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The “Relic Hunter” head ?
Am I thinking of the same thing ?
Wasn’t that a cheap unlicensed ripoff from about 15 years ago ?
I don’t remember that sculpt looking anything like Harrison Ford.
This looks remarkable.
 
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