Minor/Repaint: G1 Lord Chumley Action Figure

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  1. crasis

    crasis Yahk Deculture!

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    "Drat! Outsmarted by a lorry! I am disgraced! But no more! For months I sat in that deplorable and uncivilized Soviet cell. But fear not, dear chaps, for with the help of my ever-so-resourceful manservant, Dinsmoore, I made my dashing escape. And not a moment too soon, I dare say! My desire for tea knew no bounds. Ha ha! And now I shall plot my revenge on the one trophy that got away...the head of the Autobot Optimus Prime!"

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    Inspired by the classic G1 episode "Prime Target," here is a custom figure conceived during a chance, sleep-deprived trip to a 24-hour CVS pharmacy late one night for a carton of milk. A casual peek at the store's rather weak toy selection revealed this gem: a Chap Mei Toys' "Dino Valley" figure set, featuring everyone's favorite evil scientist and game hunter, Dr. Skinnybones McButt! I kid you not. That's the dude's name. It's right on the packaging.

    Now while Dr McButt's title and back story were certainly enough to have me lean towards coughing up $5.99, the similarities I began to notice between this guy and my favorite human G1 villain were downright shocking! A few minutes later, I found myself driving home with McBut--err, Lord Chumley at my side.

    I'll be honest - I have limited skill with a paintbrush, so my wife took over on the painting duties. I art directed the process and brainstormed the whole thing, but she's really the magician that brought this to life with her brushes.

    "Chumley never had a monocle!" you say? Given his character traits, it seems to just fit somehow. In my little world, this is a more hardened Lord Chumley – a man driven by revenge after serving some time in a Russian prison. Of course, loyal Dinsmoore managed to bust him out of the joint ("and take all these wonderful pictures, sir"), and the hunt for the ultimate trophy continued on with a renewed sense of vigor.

    But wait... could it be?

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    "A good hunt is like a fine cup of tea: with every taste, you discover something new and surprising. Ha ha! With my cunning, grace and years of tribal study, I managed to bag my greatest trophy. There he is, lads! Beautiful specimen isn't he? Ha ha! We sure gave him a good thrashing, eh Dinsmoore? Good show!"

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    TO BE CONTINUED. . .


    EDIT - ALL PICS ATTACHED. :) 
     

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  2. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    WIN!
     
  3. Spoon

    Spoon Banned

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    Paging Optimus Sledge.

    Brilliant stuff!
     
  4. starscream-99

    starscream-99 Well-Known Member

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    That is so cool.
     
  5. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    I must try this myself
     
  6. OPMEGS1.0

    OPMEGS1.0 I Dislike Hotshot's jam!

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    Wha'dya know, He killed Prime!
     
  7. Insecticons

    Insecticons The different Kitbasher

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    Epic win!
    He is fat. XD
    I Love it!
     
  8. ^o^CORVUS^o^

    ^o^CORVUS^o^ You call on me to solve a crooked rhyme

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    Yay! Optimus Prime's candy-container head :D 

    Nicely done. You got Lord Chumley down to the proverbial "T" :D 
     
  9. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    Words cannot describe how freaking awesome that is.
     
  10. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    GENIUS!

    I should see if I've got one of those guys in my chap-mei archive.

    Love what you did with the head, it's a dead-ringer!

    D/L
     
  11. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I LOVE everything you've done with this one! GREAT job :thumb 

    Make sure you attach all of your images (even the toy shot reference). Use multiple posts if you have to :wink: 
     
  12. Darkspeed

    Darkspeed Avatar Freak

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    Absolutely brilliant work! Can't believe how much he looked like Chumley before the repaint!

    But I demand that we see the profile for Dr. Skinnybones McButt! :D 
     
  13. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Awesome job! I love it, I dare say!
     
  14. John_Force

    John_Force 16xNHRA Funny Car Champ TFW2005 Supporter

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    Optimus Sledge to the Radicons Forum, STAT!
     
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    jackets Gamer/Anime fan

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    i am not a fan and i hate Lord Chumley. but awsome job man
     
  16. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    That is an awesome figure!!!
     
  17. Wheel_Jack

    Wheel_Jack pitying fools

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    now that made me smile big. I love it. great idea and great execution. bravo.
     
  18. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Holy fucking shit!
    *faints*
     
  19. lotussouljah

    lotussouljah Well-Known Member

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    :lolol  I think I can overlook this cursing over the forums this one time!

    Oh man, this is just FULL of win, really love the little collection gallery chumley has. careful though, should those wires touch, Prime will call his arms to trip him up......
     
  20. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Looks great. First time I've ever seen a custom of this. Awesome.
     

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