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Barnabas Collins Done My Way
« on: March 25, 2012, 03:07:58 PM »
I just finished the Barnabas Collins model and since I have the original I wanted to build this one the way I thought it shold be. I always thought the original pose was the worst ever on a plastic model figure and the flexable arms are useless. So first I got the replacement head from Cult TV Man. It didn't come with the name plate but I did not care because the original didn't have one. I saw the article in Amazing Figure Modeler about the head and they also said if someone came up with a better base they would have something. So I did.  I had a wall piece I bought from KMart years ago for $1.00. It was part of a Christmas village scene. Perfect scale. Then I took the base and expanded it with clay and used artifical grass to cover it. I took the plastic arms and repositioned them. I used only the mouse for an extra piece. One leg was shorter than the other so I had to build one up to make them the same height.
 The look is Barnabas standing on a stone path in front of the crumbling walls of Collinwood.  I also posted the picture on the box that was my inspiration and was my favorite pose on the box.

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Re: Barnabas Collins Done My Way
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 06:10:37 PM »
Well done!
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Re: Barnabas Collins Done My Way
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2012, 06:23:30 PM »
Man, that is wicked !
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Re: Barnabas Collins Done My Way
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2012, 07:00:19 PM »
Looks great!!!!

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Re: Barnabas Collins Done My Way
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2012, 07:37:03 PM »
Great work!
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Re: Barnabas Collins Done My Way
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 07:27:17 AM »
Thank you all for the kind words about my Barnabas model.I figured since I finished Barnabas I would push the werewolf to the top of the stack. I have a problem. I have lost my original therefore I want to build it as it is. But now I am older since I had my first one and I noticed that the base is the same as the Barnabas base which is a stone base. They put a tree on it in the picture. Last I heard a tree doesn't grow on a stone path. I think all I can do is leave the tree out of it and someday get another one and make a base that makes sense.
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Re: Barnabas Collins Done My Way
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2012, 01:04:10 PM »
Great work!

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Re: Barnabas Collins Done My Way
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012, 09:29:02 PM »
Fantastic! Your mods have certainly improved the original kit.

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Re: Barnabas Collins Done My Way
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2012, 09:12:08 AM »
Thank you Kenneth and Mitchellmania for the kind words. I appreciate that.
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Re: Barnabas Collins Done My Way
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012, 02:03:49 PM »
Beautifully done!!!

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Re: Barnabas Collins Done My Way
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2012, 02:54:56 PM »
I love it. You really captured the expression of Barnabas that scared me as a kid. It was this picture below from Famous Monsters of Filmland that gave me nightmares. You're model is bringing it all back to me!


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Re: Barnabas Collins Done My Way
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2012, 05:00:14 PM »
Fangtastic work!  Thanks for sharing! 

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Re: Barnabas Collins Done My Way
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2012, 05:09:05 PM »
Another great one, US!
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