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PostSubject: Action Man in Arabia   Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:46 pm

Afternoon chaps. Long time no see.. Won't bore you with the details, but I though't I'd drop in again.

I've been working on this one for a while. I originally put a bearded head on the figure, but never really liked it, so he's now a vintage blonde.

All original, apart from the hands, which are DiD I think.

The Martini Henry is from the DID Rorkes Drift figure.. Can't think why it wasn't shipped back to the UK with the original owner. The bulletbelt was made by a chap called Murray at Corrigan Holsters in Canada, and the rounds from Battlegear Toys.

The dishdash was made locally by a tailor, the guttrah is cut up from a scarf, and the rope round his bonce is elastic.

Rubbish pictures.. Shot in the phone. Have a plan to take him around Dubai and photograph him properly in various locations for a laugh.





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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:48 pm

fantastic looking arab ! bash

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:57 pm

Looks great mate!!
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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:06 pm

Terrific bash Nick!, looking forward to the photos cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:20 pm

I'm completely loving the Arabia complete outfit a lot.

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:25 pm

Good bash m8
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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:08 pm

He looks awesome well done Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:56 pm

Fantastic job.

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:59 pm

great bash

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:05 pm

Great stuff Nick bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:08 pm

Love it Mate, fantastic bash!! This is one outfit I wish Palitoy had produced to go with the FFL.

Great upload, hope you post the pics of Dubai when they're done.

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:26 pm

That's in great nick!

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:37 pm

Great figure , nicely done.
Just needs some sandals or something to finish him off.
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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:39 pm

Jet- wrote:
Great figure , nicely done.
Just needs some sandals or something to finish him off.

I am sure someone cut up some zargon boots for sandals, they looked great painted

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:17 pm

Brilliant mate , good to see your work again
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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:46 pm

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Brilliant mate , good to see your work again

Many thanks Tally! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:16 pm

Very unique!  Cool

That type of outfit is something we don't see a lot of. I remember amanfromcoalville (Jim) did a similar one in the past, it's somewhere on this forum.

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:11 pm

So, I had a work shoot down in Al Ain today, so took the old boy with me, and photographed him outside the Al Jahili Fort.

This bash was part inspired by the English explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger, who travelled round these parts in the 30's and 40's dressed as a local, and who stayed at the fort on his travels.

Oh.. I changed the rifle over. This Martini Henry is a little more accurate, and made by the very talented 1/6th model maker Tony Barton from York.





More to follow.

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:21 pm

really cool with the rifle!

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:08 pm

Great photos!!!! cheers cheers cheers

That looks like early morning when things are cooler?

A photographer told me the best time to take photos is, an hour before sunset (Golden Hour) or in the first hour of light after sunrise Wink

I'm looking forward to seeing some more great shots like these! bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:52 pm

I'm really really liking the two photographs of your Arabia outside the Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain.

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:41 pm

Excellent and very atmospheric bash

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:47 am

Thanks guys.

Did this around 5.30 yesterday evening when the weather was cooler.

Will do a desert shoot after the summer when the heat is a little less ferocious..

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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:04 am

splendid!!!!! bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Action Man in Arabia   Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:09 am

Nick, that's about as good as a kitbash and backdrop gets - fantastic. Thank you!

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