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Thread: Thief Classic: master-thief Garrett 1/6 scale custom action figure

  1. #26
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    Registered: Apr 2007
    Location: USA
    This is so spectacularly well done! Amazing!

  2. #27
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    Registered: May 2018
    Location: swamp
    I jawdropped after seeing this amount of details and dedication to keep as close to the source materials even when those often are subdue in shadows for obvious reason. My familiarity with doll customization is limited but I am not blind to craftsmanship and experience in doll customization, miniature painting and making miniatures in general in this project, which seems like is very complicated to work with. I wish everyone participated with it will be still proud of the effects years later.

    Just to inform, the 1:6 scale means Garrett is around 33cm/12inch, similar to barbie doll for visual comparison. So with the diorama included the whole project is massive in size.
    Yet so small. It needs to be pointed out 1:6 scale is hard to work with, the fabrics doesn't work the same way, and space for painting and drawing is much more limited so requires precise hand.


    Keeping the emphasis on skills aside I am touched by the reliquary book, it reminds me all the little postcards with saint you can get at catholic churches and stores, its just cute. Back to the details the dust and dirt on lower back of the cape is great and the lockpicking tools are arranged in same way as in briefing artwork. I appreciate how the doll stand is well blended to the diorama itself. It doesn't cut out from the rooftop but you can still know what it is main purpose.

    I am curious about how did you or others managed to get the light eye? I didn't noticed anything that could suggest making extra hole in the head, nor photos doesn't show the eyes are irregular with depth. Also did some work in progress photos are saved and you will be generous enough to post about the process itself?

    Good luck with the dead boys! Thankfully zombies due to their nature allow for a room for mistakes and inaccuracies that can be interpreted by decomposition.

  3. #28
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    Registered: Mar 2014
    Location: Somewhere in The City
    I think what really made made me go "Wow", besides the extreme quality of the model/clothing themselves, was the hammerite book, map and painting.

    Did you wrote the prayer by hand?! How tiny is each letter there?!

    This is amazing beyond words

  4. #29
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    Registered: Aug 2021
    I love the tiny map and the tiny lockpicks.

    This is amazing, I am very jealous

  5. #30
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    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Russia, Moscow
    Thank you for your interest and appreciation, Comrades!
    I'm glad we're one in our love to this wonderful world of Thief.

    Will answer with quotes.
    It's a shame that there probably isn't enough of a market to produce more of them, given all your design effort.
    I guess it would be possible to run a commercial project like this, but only in China. They have experience, ready to go productions and an outlet. There are many cool no-licenced companies making great figures (like LIM Toys, Premier Toys, SoSoToys, etc.). And sure I do criticize it due to lack of the authors rights. Anyway there is no way to produce a figure this quality and details into mass-market for the reasonable price. So this is what distinguish mass production and a custom creation. This one is not for sale.
    I don't think the rights holders would look very kindly on somebody selling Thief merch.
    Yap. Let's be honest: no one will run ultra-expensive 400$+ Thief merch for 100-150 fans worldwide.
    Anyway, the 3D printing is a great option. 12k printers gives us unbelievable quotability, and almost anyone can make a figurine with some funds and connections. There are many-many-MANY talented artist worldwide and I'm even not from the list of the best. So nothing is impossible.
    my favourite detail is the Papyrus font on the 12VDC jack.
    It's Carleton.
    Please do a series of night shots, perhaps even with holes poked into something black for stars! It would be awesome to make a cutscene with them.
    I'm soooooo tired by this project and writing the review that barely will do something with it in a short time.
    I really want that Hammerite painting.
    You can easily do it. The hi-res image is available online and go to any big print shop who have canvas printing machine. Done!
    My familiarity with doll customization is limited but I am not blind to craftsmanship and experience in doll customization, miniature painting and making miniatures in general in this project, which seems like is very complicated to work with. I wish everyone participated with it will be still proud of the effects years later.
    Thank you, wycha. ^_^ It IS not easy to do and if you're familiar with this area you know how hard it is.
    This is my third attempt to do Garrett. Previous two was a failure, my skills and partners were not ready for this.
    Just to inform, the 1:6 scale means Garrett is around 33cm/12inch, similar to barbie doll for visual comparison. So with the diorama included the whole project is massive in size.
    My bad! I'm so into 1/6 scale that I forgot that people unfamiliar with this hobby don't know the size. I will add it into review in a few days, need to measure it out.
    I appreciate how the doll stand is well blended to the diorama itself. It doesn't cut out from the rooftop but you can still know what it is main purpose.
    It is very pleasant to read this, because this is EXACTLY how the whole diorama was intended to feel.
    I am curious about how did you or others managed to get the light eye?
    I made the eye. Green led with a tiny metal tube sculpted into non-transparent black epoxy plastic and placed into head just in right position. The eye drilled with 0.8mm drill from the outside inside the tube. All this poured with a crystal clear epoxy (artificial water). This epoxy allows the light to go from the inside and gives to the eye a deep effect and a glass-like shining. Black plastic and metal tube blocking light from going somewhere else, so in the dark the effect is decent.



    Good luck with the dead boys!
    Thanks! I have no haste with them, but will post here for sure when it's done.
    Did you wrote the prayer by hand?! How tiny is each letter there?!
    No, that is simply impossible. The whole book is about 25mm height. So the letters are smaller than one (!) mm.
    It's printed on 400 dpi printer in a professional print house. Luckily my GF works there and she prints amazing staff for me. She is my muse.
    Also did some work in progress photos are saved and you will be generous enough to post about the process itself?
    Since the second figures owner is not in my country, we did a LOT of wip photos. I can share, sure. Was going to save them anyway like a part of my story. So yeah, why not? Not in a very near future, need a break from this guy. You can imagine how long is to do a review like this.



    ***

    If you're interested, you can see some more of my staff here:
    http://gallery.v-raptor.ru/index.php...evraptorthings
    http://gallery.v-raptor.ru/index.php.../PrivateOrders

    Thanks for your time and heart warming words! :3
    Last edited by ViiRaptor; 22nd Oct 2023 at 20:45.

  6. #31
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    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Russia, Moscow
    Added new information into review:

    1/6 scale or 12" action figure format take roots from 1964. Hasbro company developed dolls for boys: the new toys were named G.I.Joe and it was a series of Barbie-like dolls in a military theme. Hasbro called it an "action figures" to avoid "girlish" "doll" word. Years later this format became a staple in the world of collectibles. 1/6 scale is big enough to give a room for high details level, but also quite compact to allow to collect many items indoor. You can pose your action figure any way you want, you can create any scene with one or few. This way 1/6 scale became one of the most beloved formats for many collectors worldwide.

    So Garrett is 1/6 scale. His height is 31cm.

    The base is 175mm wide & 195mm deep.
    The roof module is 250mm height.
    The arc module is 280mm height.
    Total height without a figure is 530mm and 580mm with Garrett displayed on top.
    Here's a photo with a 0,5l bottle for the size compare:

    Last edited by ViiRaptor; 22nd Oct 2023 at 20:42.

  7. #32
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    Registered: May 2008
    Location: Southern,California
    please make a "blackjack" key chain say 2 inches in size? "thief 1 model"

    also a dewdrop model in a sealed case maybe 12 inches in size? from "thief 2"

    and please make a intruder painting in a mini size in the same frame style it was in game "thief 1"

    i love the talisman minis but they need some kind of holder/case to put them into and the outer edge of them should be detailed a bit more the fronts are great "update"=maybe a set of 4 statuettes that can hold each of the talismans

    over all very impressed

    the people who like mechs would like the windows on building to have alt factions options, pagans/mechs/keepers/etc

    not sure there would be a way to make a healing fruit from thief 1 model on a gold thief 1 plate in a transparent case
    Last edited by downwinder; 23rd Oct 2023 at 21:01.

  8. #33
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2002
    Location: Edmonton
    Quote Originally Posted by ViiRaptor View Post
    It's Carleton.
    All these years I thought it was papyrus!

  9. #34
    Member
    Registered: Sep 1999
    Location: Texas
    I'm soooooo tired by this project and writing the review that barely will do something with it in a short time.
    Forgive my excitement, of course it's no immediate demand. Great work!

  10. #35
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    Registered: Jun 2002
    Location: melon labneh
    What a masterwork! This deserves to be pinned to the top of every Thief forum in existence.

  11. #36
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    Registered: Oct 2023
    Location: The Outback
    Honestly I would definitely buy these, very cool looking!

  12. #37
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2005
    This is super cool !! Lots of effort went into creating it and it shows in the end result.

  13. #38
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Lille, France
    That's a fine and fancy piece of work!!!

  14. #39
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Sheffield, UK
    That is very cool, beautiful detailing, an incredible piece of work, well done

  15. #40
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2018
    Location: Lyon, France
    Just found this thread, and I'd pay a loooot to acquire this masterpiece
    Stealing it would be more accurate though, but if you ever produce more of them, let us know on this thread !
    I'm pretty sure some of us would be happy to buy one, even if the price is high

    Good job anyway !

  16. #41
    Member
    Registered: May 2005
    What a great labor of love. Extremely impressive.

  17. #42
    Member
    Registered: May 2018
    Location: swamp
    No worries without including, I've added that since I am interested with ball jointed dolls and I had to learn what heights are under the 1/3, 1/4, etc.

    Your repaint looks great, as you can see the hues of different parts of the face, but it is still subtle and shades doesn't look like overbaked theatrical make up.


    THANK YOU! For explaining the process behind the eye! I am enjoyer of listening the process, and thanks for sharing your gallery.

    Once again, good luck with your other projects!

  18. #43
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Russia, Moscow
    Hello, fellow-taffers!

    I made an archive with all the work in progress, so you can see the inside of this project.
    Just download this ZIP file (click a big blue button):

    https://cloud.mail.ru/public/adkv/VcrcaVDUx

    ^^^ WIP's ARE HERE ^^^

    Hope you'll enjoy it.
    Thank you for following this thread.

  19. #44
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2001
    Location: The Crippled Burrick
    The light of The Builder must truly shine through thee. This is the first I'm seeing this. Decorum doesn't permit an exact replication of my initial utterance to be posted here but it was very positive. That's the coolest thing I've seen in some time. The talismans would look great on my mantle!

  20. #45
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Location: Southern,California
    you must have a tiny fireplace mantle :P

  21. #46
    New Member
    Registered: Nov 2009
    Location: New Jersey
    That Garrett statue is a Master Piece if there ever was one. Great work!

  22. #47
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Russia, Moscow
    Thanks, fellow-taffers! Glad you enjoyed it.
    Cyberspy, it's an action figure to be correct. :3

  23. #48
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Russia, Moscow


    THIEF
    Zombie
    1/6 scale custom figure
    by V-Raptor









    The figure based on both T1 and T2 designs.
    I was not able to chose one, plus pants are essentially to hide joints.


    This figure is very durable and movable.











    Last edited by ViiRaptor; 27th Jan 2024 at 20:41.

  24. #49
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Russia, Moscow
    I hide joints on his hands with a leather bandages.






    Head sculpted on a 3D-printed skull.
    Real hair used.


    Gosh...




    Base represents a Quarantine Quarter from the first game.












  25. #50
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Russia, Moscow
    It was one very fun to make figure and I'm happy having it.


    Thanks for watching!

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