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I finally have some pics of my self-portrait figure. First, here's one of the pics I used as reference:





Here's the unpainted figure:





And here's a front view of the painted figure. I'm not sure why, but it looks better in person than it does in the photos:



I think the hair on top of the head probably should have been a little taller.


Side view:



And here's an example of how it will look on the layout:





Eventually I plan to build a model of my Trooper, complete with miniature versions of my aerial photography rockets, and set up the figure to look like he's about to launch one of the rockets.
 

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Fantastic! If I hadn't seen the previous pictures to know it was a little figure in that last picture, I'd swear it was a real person standing there! Great work!

Keith
 

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Excellent Ray, Looks great and real. Now just stick a remote control in his hand for running the trains.
 

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Posted By Rod Fearnley on 12/03/2008 1:29 PM
That look so good Ray. Are you going to take commissions?

Rod




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That looks great!
 

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Ray that is so good! What about making some RR figures?
 

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Great job Ray! You really captured your character. Where did you get that aloha shirt? ;)
 

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Great job, might consider having yourself CLONED a few thousand times, and letting the rest of the modlers have you on our layouts
Dennis
 

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Super lifelike...If you're looking for some ideas for new figures, how about old movie stars?.... James Dean (as in Rebel Without a Cause), Humphrey Bogart (Casablanca or the African Queen)and Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany's)... I'll bet you could sell one of Bing Crosby (Maybe as the priest in Bells of St Mary's?)too.

I don't know if you'd incur lscensing fees as long as you don't actually actually IDENTIFY them as such.

I'd love a Don Knotts as Barney Fife as well, hehehe
 

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"it looks better in person than it does in the photos".....

I don't think that's possible, great job Ray....
 
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