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xplan303ex
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Posted: Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 12:25 PM UTC
Hi all, I have been thinking about making a figure of Ghost, from the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 video game (see below):



Since I am not going for total video game accuracy and most of his gear is post Cold Era modern stuff I was thinking about using one of the PMC figures from Verlinden as a base:

http://www.verlindenonline.com/store/120mm-us-special-forces-afghanistan-item-2573.html

But I would have to re scuplt the head, the communication gear and all the MOLLE gear. Seems like too much.

Then I came across this bust and I was thinking, it just really needs a new head:

http://hfmodeling.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=5111

But no pants = no multicam, which may actually be a blessing in disguise. Anyway, just wondering what you guys would recommend as head replacement. I could not find any 1/9 heads online, so I can just sculpt the glasses, the comm gear and the balaclava.

Any help is appreciated.

TIA.
Maki
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ARMORAMA
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Sunday, May 09, 2010 - 09:13 PM UTC
Fernando, this seems like a really interesting project.

I must admit I don't really like the Verlinden figure and I'm glad you decided to go with SpecialOps offering as this bust is awesome. I'm shooting you a PM regarding this bust.

Mario
xplan303ex
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Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 12:46 PM UTC
Thanks for the PM Mario. I am still looking for a bare head to use, I actually saw some on the Verlinden website and will probably go with that, since I don't really need a good sculpt If you have other recommendations please let me know. Thanks.
Maki
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 06:34 PM UTC
Verlinden heads in 120mm? I got a set as I was planning on converting a Verlinden figure... and it turned out the scales don't match; the Verlinden figure was too big for the Verlinden replacement head set. Go figure...

Miniature Alliance makes a set or two of replacement heads in 120mm, but those are difficult to find.

If you go with the 1/9 bust, I wouldn't replace the head as it is wonderfully sculpted.

Mario