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PostSubject: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Wed May 28, 2014 2:57 am

This fellow just arrived in the mail today!  Very exciting and another step closer to getting a Joe from every different country and manufacturer.  I am thinking his head needs a slight restore (the hair is mostly purple.. I can't tell if this is bad paint or child with marker) definitely some eybrows would be a big improvement! He is in great shape, excellent tight joints and body is USA TM variety.  I was quite dissapointed for a moment thinking it wasn't legitimate...then my research showed that early PH Ledy figures had US bodies.  The head sculpt is quite different when put next to an original Joe and of course, no scar.  I would appreciate some feedback from those who think I should leave him alone and those who think he should be touched up.  



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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Wed May 28, 2014 9:12 am

A fab addition mate, well done  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Wed May 28, 2014 11:07 am

he looks great see what he looks like dressed with a hat on

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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Wed May 28, 2014 2:57 pm

Very Cool... Looks Nice but he does need some eye brows lol..


Cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Wed May 28, 2014 2:59 pm

Bond007ca wrote:
Very Cool... Looks Nice but he does need some eye brows lol..


Cheers

possibly an initiation into the ranks by the other vam ?  lol!  lol! 

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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Wed May 28, 2014 3:31 pm

actionman2272 wrote:
Bond007ca wrote:
Very Cool... Looks Nice but he does need some eye brows lol..


Cheers

possibly an initiation into the ranks by the other vam ?  lol!  lol! 

Ha ha.....I hadn't thought of that!  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Wed May 28, 2014 3:50 pm

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Thu May 29, 2014 6:12 am

Looks like the magic marker was added to cover up some hair rubs. I'd leave it for now. Sooner or later somebody's going to come up with a paint process for hair. Unless you have an extremely proficient technique -- and steady hand -- the hair paint won't look as good as it should.

Burnt Umber for the eyebrows. Practice on cheap 2nd hand MAM first.
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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Thu May 29, 2014 1:40 pm

I had good luck repainting the eyebrows on my Geyperman (he is not done yet.....will post pics soon) I think I used Testor's acrylic paint, rust colour with a fine (number 1?) brush. Is Burnt Umber a standard colour or unique to one manufacturer?

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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Thu May 29, 2014 7:51 pm

A great figure!

So the bodies came from the US while the scarless heads were made under license in Mexico? Looking at how ugly Ledy Joes became a bit later I think maybe they should have stuck with this headsculpt! lol! 


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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Thu May 29, 2014 8:01 pm

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A great figure!

So the bodies came from the US while the scarless heads were made under license in Mexico? Looking at how ugly Ledy Joes became a bit later I think maybe they should have stuck with this headsculpt! lol! 


That's my understanding; All the PH Lilli Ledy's I have seen all seem to have the US bodies...I think Ledy went into full independent production in the AT era. Probably similar to what happened with VAM, some of the really early ones being repackaged US or Canadian ones. Maybe they were surplus? There is not a huge amount of documentation on them. The flocked ones were strange beasts, different head sculpt and talker body...without any talking! Do I want one? Of course I do....ha ha.
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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Fri May 30, 2014 2:22 am

Nice Joe!

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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:29 pm

ActionJon wrote:
I had good luck repainting the eyebrows on my Geyperman (he is not done yet.....will post pics soon) I think I used Testor's acrylic paint, rust colour with a fine (number 1?) brush.  Is Burnt Umber a standard colour or unique to one manufacturer?

Thanks,

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Burnt Umber is a standard colour. Testors 4605.

A lot of people prefer to use Liquitex for GI Joe touch ups, but Testors acrylic will work too.
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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:12 am

Thanks Joe90!
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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:05 pm

Didn't even know these existed , was hoping to have a look at them but no photos..?
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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:41 pm

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Didn't even know these existed , was hoping to have a look at them but no photos..?

It seems photobucket has struck again Sad .

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PostSubject: Re: Action Juan's new GI Jose...   Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:03 pm

Oh ok , thanks , I forgot about photobuket..
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