Friday, 20 June 2014

Top Gear Egyptian Special 1930's style.

I wanted some NPC figures to use as Diplomats or similar who would need rescuing in certain scenarios. Remembering the Top Gear India Special then who better than the Top Gear Team?

Finding the figures was fairly easy as Pulp Figures had some suitable, but they would need some work. James was converted first by cutting through his back and then straightening him up which required a bit of Greenstuff to fill the gap. He then got a new head from an Artizan figure with some more hair from Greenstuff.
Jeremy was then worked on but after the work I had done on James he looked much smaller than I wanted. I cut him off at the ankles and the added 3mm with metal rods drilled into the legs and down through the feet, and into the base. This was then filled with Greenstuff. I still felt that he did not look imposing enough so I added extra height to the base. I also tried to remove the moustache which destroyed the lips! I tried to cover this up with paint. I forgot to add extra hair with Greenstuff!
Hammond did not require anything other than paint. I am undecided if this is the perfect figure for him or should I look for another. Anything else I have found does not look animated enough to fit in the the others.
Egyptian Stig was ok as he was but I decided to remove the garrotte and replace it with a steering wheel and some Greenstuff hands.
Mr Manlove was just a paint job. The name comes from an episode where they are in Germany and a Technician of the same name checks over the cars for safety and condition.
The Golden Cock comes from an episode where James and Jeremy finds an ornament in a Motorway shop. James favourite expression is "oh Cock" in case you didn't know. I will use it as a peril or treasure marker.
I have some more bits to add to this theme on the work bench, and some others which are going to require quite a bit of conversion work.

The Cast

Did you know? blah blah blah etc.

Behold the Golden Cock.

Look Jazza, its a Hookah, Yes James two of them.

Cairo Police.

Look James, the Rozzers have a new wagon.

Audience?

Peril markers.

Reaper small Egyptian Treasure pile.

6 comments:

  1. Now that's some excellent stuff!

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  2. Handbrake turns must now be a crucial part of your games.

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    1. I should build a pool to drive the Rolls into!

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  3. Delightfully daft! Nice work!

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  4. Thanks guys, it has kept me amused for a couple of months thinking, planning and then modelling this project.

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  5. Pity there was no shot of May calling Clarkson an "utter pillock". Excellent work, sir!

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