Indiana Jones - Volume VII

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  1. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Thank you. Will the replacement hat be dispatched directly from CM USA or is FPI involved?
     
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  2. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Lars wrote 8 hours earlier »
    Thank you. Will the replacement hat be dispatched directly from CM USA or is FPI involved?

    FPI are taking care of it. I think CM will send a hat to FPI, who will then send it on to me, unless FPI specify otherwise.
    It would be nice to get this sorted out now since it is almost two months since I received him. It's not for want of trying on FPI's part - I know they have been on at the supplier for this. I guess right now it is a low priority for CM. I can go with that - but would just be nice to know an ETA.
     
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  3. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    In a perfect world it should have been send to you some time ago, directly from CM with a letter of apology.
     
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  4. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Hey all. Hmm. Well, I was planning to get the Aragorn Care Manual out so I could add the info contained within it to my review. Instead I pulled down the Indy box, and decided to take another look at that hat...
    Ok, on second inspection (and removing the emotion from proceedings - I was pretty gutted beyond rational thought on the day when I saw it) it was pretty obvious that the hat was actually fixable (sort of). The band had only been very lightly glued at the front, and it was fairly easy to pull the band away from the hat and re-position it. There is still a small gap at the front between the band and the rim (although the band fits snug tot the rim all the way around the sides and back of the hat), but judging by Enzo's photos (Enzo had a new hat direct from CM), this small gap is the expected norm.
    This is still not perfect. The ribbon isn't glued at the front (although technically this doesn't matter as it aint going anywhere), and the bow itself sticks out a bit too much for my liking on the part that is closest to you (you can see that on the third photo), but otherwise it is pretty good.
    I am not going to mention this to FPI or CM because I would actually like a mint brand new hat, but for now, this will do. Thoughts?
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  5. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    I've seen many photos now of the Indy PF in hand. It does look quite good from most angles (although I am not sure about the goofy grin when the piece is viewed in portrait from the left). I see there have been some PJ issues, with some of the faces coming out much darker and more tanned than others. Overall it looks great.
    Having said that - is it just me, or does the clothing hanging off his body just look a bit cheap? Lars are you planning on picking this up and might we see a review?
     
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  6. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    jet_force_juno wrote 1 day earlier »
    This is still not perfect. The ribbon isn't glued at the front (although technically this doesn't matter as it aint going anywhere), and the bow itself sticks out a bit too much for my liking on the part that is closest to you (you can see that on the third photo), but otherwise it is pretty good.


    Yeah the ribbon and bow are a little out of shape because of the manual correction. It's crucial that they get as close to the Herbert Johnson original as possible, given the rather unfortunate decision to cast that thing.

    jet_force_juno wrote 1 day earlier »
    I've seen many photos now of the Indy PF in hand. It does look quite good from most angles (although I am not sure about the goofy grin when the piece is viewed in portrait from the left). I see there have been some PJ issues, with some of the faces coming out much darker and more tanned than others. Overall it looks great.
    Having said that - is it just me, or does the clothing hanging off his body just look a bit cheap? Lars are you planning on picking this up and might we see a review?


    You already know that I think Sideshow is the MCD of collectible production. They have all the ingredients and they're pushing the 12-inch-ization of their PF line hard, but then again they should never be underestimated. The fabrics on that Anakin PF are pretty damn respectable for a piece like that.
    Yes, a review Exclusive Indy is on it's way to my home, now I need a CM Indy for comparison. ;)
     
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  7. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    The hat is just something that they did not get right. It seems too tall, and the fact it is sculpted doesn't help. That is why I resisted putting it on his head for so long.
    However, EVERYONE who has seen it, has said the same thing: "needs the hat on", and much as I love the job they did with Indy's hair, people are right - it needs the fedora.
    So, given that a degree in 1/3 scale millinery is beyond my capabilities, I get left with the hat CM supplied as my only option. It isn't bad, in fact there is some texture to the hat as there would be on a fabric hat (I can't work out whether this is something to do with the cast or the PJ on it), it just feels like more could have been done.
    The bow and ribbon can be manipulated a bit more to imrpve the shape, and this is somehthing I'll do on the weekend. But like I said - I still have hope forn a replacement sometime soon.
    Looking forward to your Indy PF review.
     
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  8. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Seems as if the Chinese are no good hat makers. :no:
     
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  9. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Ok so my Dad got me a SONY DCR SR35E handycam for Christmas.

    Just been messing about with it. Here are the first results statue-wise.

    I think I might end up reviewing everything using this - it's the future - photographs? who needs them!

    Click below for my first test video! Note my naivety at thinking the camera would adjust the picture when I turn it from portrait to landscape at 1:12!
     
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  10. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    That's a pretty neat Christmas present from your Dad!
    Some sections are a little blurry but practise makes perfect.

    Still we don't want to miss out on those pictures Steve! Oh you're off taking those updated collection shots? :top:
     
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  11. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    I think the blurryness is down to the lighting in the cinema room... and a greater-than-piss-poor cameraman at the controls.
    It may also be due to the vid being taken through the acrylic case. The camera may have been trying to focus on my reflection in the case rather than the object behind it.
    As for collection shots... I am working on it. How about an interactive video-tour instead?
     
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  12. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    jet_force_juno wrote 14 hours earlier »
    How about an interactive video-tour instead?

    Sure, but we need some photos too to show off!
     
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  13. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    There's this guy in Britain, Tony Barton, who's specialized in doing custom felt hats for 1/6th figures. Maybe he should give the Indy Fedora a try. :hmm:
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  14. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Where did you here about this guy Lars?
    Looks interesting...
     
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  15. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    jet_force_juno wrote 5 hours earlier »
    Where did you here about this guy Lars?
    Looks interesting...

    They were discussing custom clothing for 12" over at SSF.
     
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  16. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    A sneaky new shot.
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  17. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    Nice Steve!I saw the maquette for the first time this afternoon.What stroke me the most is that there is no shadowing in the face area(except the stubble) like there is on Aragorn and Jack.
    Is it the same with yours?
     
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    phil the sixth wrote 7 minutes earlier
     
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    Indy Number 0133/1000 is in and amazing!
    It was raining in the moment, so no Wallpics but a few from my homeoffice!
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    Sunday the weather is sunny abd good for outdoor pics!
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  20. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Jurgen, Indy looks fantastic!
    What are your views about him?
    Which CM comes next for you after Aragorn?
     
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