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TAFFY3
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 11:06 PM GMT+7
I've been a fan of the art work of Frank Frazetta, and particularly the painting this kit is based upon, for a long time. So I was very excited when this plastic kit from Moebius was first announced. I think it captures the painting very well, and it is in 1/10th scale.















An added bonus for those of you who remember "suitable for framing" is the box top. There is a removable sleeve that leaves you with a nice rendition of the original painting the kit is based upon.





There are a couple of issues with building this piece. The biggest is fitting the left arm & cape assembly to the body. I had to remove a lot of plastic from the inside of the arm/cape to get it to fit properly. Also, the instructions would have you add the sword after mounting the figure to the horse, I found it impossible to do it that way. They also have you mount the stirrups to the body before mounting him to the horse. It made mounting him a little difficult and I broke a spur doing it. It was easily repaired, but use caution. Despite that I would recommend this kit to anyone with some experience. I've wanted a well done and affordable kit of this subject for a long time and this one was worth the wait. Al
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 02:47 AM GMT+7
Nice work Al ! I've always enjoyed Frazetta's work too. Got turned on to him on the early Conan the Barbarian paperbacks.
Great to see a 3D large scale kit. Thanks for sharing with us !
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 03:52 AM GMT+7
you've done a splendid job on that figure, well done indeed.
TAFFY3
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 02:28 PM GMT+7
Nice work Al ! I've always enjoyed Frazetta's work too. Got turned on to him on the early Conan the Barbarian paperbacks.
Great to see a 3D large scale kit. Thanks for sharing with us ! [quoted]

Thanks, still have those paperbacks, think it's time to dust them off and re-read them. Al
TAFFY3
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Posted: Thursday, July 06, 2017 - 02:29 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

you've done a splendid job on that figure, well done indeed.



Thanks David, I enjoyed it despite the few bumps in the road. Al
TAFFY3
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 03:37 AM GMT+7
Sorry about the disappearance of the pictures, apparently Photobucket has decided to charge an exorbitant amount of money to allow third party sharing. I know others have run into the same problem on this, and other, sites. Al
TAFFY3
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Posted: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 03:40 AM GMT+7
The biggest is fitting the left arm & cape assembly to the body. [Quoted]

Sorry, should have read Right arm, not left. Should have had that second cup of coffee before posting. Al
TAFFY3
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 06:01 AM GMT+7
Hello Flickr, Goodbye Photobucket.



This was a test and it worked, will post more pictures soon. Al
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