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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeThu May 14, 2020 7:54 pm

Nice day today so I got my recently rebuilt 2nd issue Aussie out for few photos.

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Rebuild being the operative word.
This fellow was a collection of body parts and a wrecked heavily worn head that I stripped, cleaned and re-flocked.

The eyebrows were more or less worn flat so very hard to get a reasonable effect, might actually redo these though as I am not too happy with how they look.

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Uniform is a set of second issue vintage fatigues, original knuckle knife, machete and sheath, vintage sterling with replacement sling and clip.

The bush hat, flame thrower and grenades are from a couple of Timeless reissues that i had acquired loose some time ago and were lying around in my spares box.

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Bit of builder's bum syndrome that I didn't notice as I took this shot...

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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeThu May 14, 2020 8:03 pm

Outstanding adventurer figure! Very cool to learn that this is a "complete restoration," brought back from the dead for many more years of exciting adventures!

Impressive flock work; very thick and full and even.

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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeThu May 14, 2020 11:06 pm

EXCELLENT re-build Kev!
Eyebrows apart, I wouldn't worry too much about him having "builder's bum".
It's considered a natural feature here, although we call it "plumber's crack"! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri May 15, 2020 8:03 am

Fantastic looking figure Kev!

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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeFri May 15, 2020 7:07 pm

Fantastic outdoor pics Kev!

Great work on the rebuild, looks fantastic mate cheers cheers

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Really like the shots of him with his leg up on the rock, ....on top of your wheelie-bin no less!  cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat May 16, 2020 12:33 am

Fantastic rebuild and great shots Kev!!!

Top work!!!

cheers cheers cheers


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Superb outdoor shots of you Aussie! cheers

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Here's a few shots of my vintage EE Talking Commander..

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Got him a nice 40th display box

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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSun Sep 27, 2020 10:56 pm

Do the Action Man talking figures speak with a British accent, or do they use the same voices as American GI Joe?

This figure looks like he should speak with a very distinct, upper-crust British accent.

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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSun Sep 27, 2020 11:40 pm

I’m liking the pictures of your new recruit the vintage EE Talking Commander.

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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 28, 2020 7:58 am

Very smart indeed Kev! Just as Jake came out of the box all those years ago! These guys will always hold a special spot for me, probably because Jake was my first brand new out of the box action man! Great pick up! bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 28, 2020 8:07 am

SCU_HQ wrote:
Do the Action Man talking figures speak with a British accent, or do they use the same voices as American GI Joe?

This figure looks like he should speak with a very distinct, upper-crust British accent.

It's a bit early in the morning for a full answer but I'm pretty sure the Talking Commander had three different voice actors during it's production run and I seem to remember Patrick Allen was one.

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US audiences probably remember him for the Hammer film 'When Dinosaurs ruled the Earth' which was a cash in on Raquel Welch's dinosaur flick 'One Million Years BC'

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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 28, 2020 12:57 pm

The talking commander is in great condition , I bought a 40th boxed one a few weeks ago...I don’t think you could tell which one is the new one ..

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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeMon Sep 28, 2020 7:47 pm

Rustygun wrote:
The talking  commander is in great condition , I bought a 40th boxed one a few weeks ago...I don’t think you could tell which one is the new one ..

Thanks lads. Very Happy

He wasn't in really bad condition when I acquired him a couple of years ago.
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Just really needed a head cone restring and a mild clean - nothing towards some of the rebuilds I've had a go at.

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I think you're on the money Steve, Patrick Allen is one of the voices used I think I read somewhere.

They are very British tones on the AM Talking Commander SCU_HQ.


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Figure looks great Kev!!!

Well...he wouldn't be Action Man if he didn't have a posh British accent.

I know guys who say they can distinguish between Action Man and G. I. Joe. Except for the name on the blue undies, I could never tell.

But, I think it's very cool that they have the correct accent.
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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Oct 31, 2020 8:02 pm

Happy Halloween all. A very strange one in a very strange year.

Finally got round to divesting the recent 'T-Rex  Action Man' of his far superior head-sculpt.

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Jammed it on a Chad bod similar to what other members have tried..

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It's certainly an improvement over that ill-thought out recent figure iteration which was made made all the more glaring due to its usage of a really fine 'classic' style head.
Not totally convinced this is the body for it though myself.
Might look around for a more suitable donor?

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Great work cheers cheers

I've put 2 on chad valley bodies ( 2 on the left ) and 1 on an action man repro body ( the one in the far right )....not really sure which I prefer.
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Great work Kev!

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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSat Oct 31, 2020 10:30 pm

Great work!
And nice talking Commander.. cheers

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Just going visually I think the Chad body has hands that look too big for the more refined features of the headsculpt.

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PostSubject: Re: Dreadnought's Collection    Dreadnought's Collection  - Page 3 Icon_minitimeSun Nov 01, 2020 3:31 pm

LeStryge wrote:
Just going visually I think the Chad body has hands that look too big for the more refined features of the headsculpt.

Thank you all chaps for your comments. Smile

Barry, I think you have hit the nail squarely on the head. I think that's exactly what I don't like about it.
It's not just the hands, there's an overall chunkiness that doesn't seem to fit with the sculpt.
Maybe it's just a biased impression I have, having looked at and collected a fair few of the classic figures.
I'll leave him as is for the present but I will change the bod when the opportunity to get a suitable one arises.

Chris your lads look great. cheers That's a Cotswold donor bod you have on the extreme right I think?


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You Fellers wouldn't be any relation to the famous pair Burke and Hare by any chance?   What a Face lol!

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You Fellers wouldn't be any relation to the famous pair Burke and Hare by any chance?   What a Face  lol!


lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

'Grave-robbers R' Us'???Very Happy

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All components sourced locally?  lol!

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