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#1 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

OK, here is the story behind this build. At the 2011 GSL Scale Vehicle Championship and Convention in Salt Lake City I was putting on a diorama building seminar. During the seminar I said that most Homie figures should not be used for dioramas because the proportions of most of these characters are out of scale. They are primarily cartoon figures.

I have found a couple of Homie figures that are in scale and not cartoonish. However, like I said most of them are not good for dioramas. Well, as it turned out one of the seminar attendees had entered a diorama in the contest that had several Homie figures in it. Oops, how embarrassing! The attendee was very gracious and we both had a good conversation. For my penance, this attendee gave me a Homie figure and challenged me to build a diorama using this figure. And have it finished by the next GSL event.

So this thread will be my attempt to build that diorama and have it finished by this coming April 2013. Actually, I hope to make quick work of this and finish it in the next couple of months.

Here is the figure I was given:

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So now I have to figure out what to do with it.

Of course it is somewhat out of scale and cartoonish for 1/25th scale.
Here he is standing next to a 3” (6 foot) 1/25th scale figure:
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The upper part of his body seems to be in scale and not so cartoonish.
One of my friends suggested that I modify him below the waist like this:
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Edited by Hollywood Jim, 20 November 2012 - 10:49 AM.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

Thats funny. Maybe he could be a freak of nature muscle man in a sideshow at a fair or carnaval. Ya know what I mean ?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:31 PM

Thats funny. Maybe he could be a freak of nature muscle man in a sideshow at a fair or carnaval. Ya know what I mean ?


Good idea. I'm thinking a clown / weight lifter in a circus..............

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

Hey Jim..I cut some up with a box cutter..
inserted straightened paper clips and filled up the void with window putty.
Repaint with acrylic paints.

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This Fool aka Joker ...started it all...hahahahaa
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

CarToon Driver for CarToon Car !

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

That's super Joker !! I Love it !

I really like Homies. They have lots of personality.

( I just don't like to see them used when someone is trying to replicate real looking people.)

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

Locsters are 1/24 scale..just a little bigger than the Homies.

These are Tatted/Inked up drivers

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

Oh yeah, I saw those drivers a while back. Nice !

The upper part of their bodies are very well done !!!

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

Locsters are 1/24 scale..just a little bigger than the Homies.

These are Tatted/Inked up drivers

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I think I know the guy in the middle brother.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:29 AM

After looking at this figure for a while I decided that this guy looks like he wants to fly. So i decided to shoot him out of a cannon.



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So I'm walking through the sporting goods store and look what I found.

A perfect cannon shape.!!

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:05 PM

I found some wheels on a toy at the thrift store.

And now I have a cannon.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:19 AM

This is just crazy enough to work and you, Jim, are certainly the one to pull it off. Looking forward to more details.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

I decided to go with some sort of circus theme. So I need some clowns. I found these clown figures on EBay.
They should work OK, they are supposed to be about 3 inches tall.

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While waiting for the clowns to come in the mail, I think I'll build a clown car.
Here are some pictures I found for ideas.

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I'm going to use this kit.

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I have a new casting of this kit (with no box) from Stevens International.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

This is too cool.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:54 PM

Jim, just make sure that when you finish the guy.......... he pulls his pants up......!!!!!! Although it might look pretty funny with his pants coming off as he's flying out of the cannon......LOL.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

Although it might look pretty funny with his pants coming off as he's flying out of the cannon......LOL.


Yeah, good idea. Besides, that's what I'm going for here. "Funny". LOL

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:13 AM

Looking great Jim. Pretty much on the same line I had in mind. Circussy like.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

I want to make a clown car like the ones used in a circus. Where like 20 clowns are stuffed into the car and they keep coming out, as though it's impossible that they could have all been in the car.

So I decided to use this kit instead:

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Here is my work so far. I want an altered wheel base so it can easily do wheelies.


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I think I like these wheels, below, better.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:35 AM

I'm just loving this! What a great break from the norm.......

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:51 AM

Wheeeeee!


Hollywood's on the loose again! :lol:


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