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PostPosted: Sun 11 Mar 2012 00:54 am 
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I thought i would show these figures. They are of hard plastic and are from china there is no makers name .  I brought them of ebay because  i was intrigued to what they looked like  . I have painted one of the figures up with a bit of scratch building to the figure which is my main  reason for getting them . The last figures show what the painted one looked like before i got my knife to it hope you enjoy
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You've done a nice job on him.  Sadly i have no idea whose figures they are.


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Very nice paintjob!!  :Clapping:

I used to have a few of these way back in the 70´s...they are made by Marx
http://www.tintoyarcade.com/products/Sp ... ayset.html

They do a huge range of space themed sets:
http://www.angelfire.com/biz/toysoldierhq/Marxzspa.html

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cheers paul thats good information
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Hi Andy. He looks very nice when painted. I was going to suggest Marx too. I was wondering if when painted, if you filled the face area and helmet with pva glue and allow to dry whether you could achieve a glazed effect on the helmet? Maybe try it on one of the others. I would think you would have to lay the figure down on its back. It might sink in the middle and require a top up when dry.


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Looks good painted up and nice detail.

Are these based on real astronauts/cosmonauts/chinese-a-nauts or just the sculptors imagination (either way, I like the variety :D )

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hi bob i was thinking some think like that myself  . mop the panda i think there just general space men but i agree they look qiuet good

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That's great work on that figure. :thumb:
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That looks great! The faceplate just might be attainable using Krystal-kleer solution - I use it for creating tiny windows on aircraft models. It should work.
BTW, weren't there a lot of great weird sci-fi toys about that we in the UK never got a sniff of back in the 1960's? I had an uncle in the Merchant Navy, and he always brought me back something cool from his travels, [usually space toys], but the US produced so much, it's hard to believe, or indeed, catalogue. I notice that one of the missile toys is a nice replica of a BOMARC rocket.


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What about the coloured acetate used to wrap sweets (Cadbury's Roses and Quality Street) for the visors  :idea:
Not sure how you'd fix 'em - PVA  :shrug:

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You could try water clear casting resin to make faceplates

e.g. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Water-Clear-C ... 2a0c683a7a

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