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OIF Figures from McFarlane Toys!!

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by bchilstrom, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. bchilstrom New Member


    I found this image on the web this morning. It shows 2 of 8 new pre-paint vinyl action figures coming from McFarlane in May of '05. They will sell for around $12.00 to $16.00 each, no firm price has been announced. They look pretty good, can you say "RE-Paint"!!
  2. Jim Patrick Active Member

    These do look really interesting. Hey Bill, does it say or give an approximation to the scale?

    Jim Patrick
  3. bchilstrom New Member

    Hi Jim,

    No, but these are usually around 1/12 scale.
  4. Einion Well-Known Member

    Yep, repaint!

  5. fsdesimone Member

    Yep, that's exactly what they are (1/12th). The only problem with their toys is that they're somewhat textured. And due to the nature of the plastic used, you can't sand it down or anything to smooth it for a re-paint.

    Regardless, I love them. :)
  6. CondeJulian Well-Known Member

    Holy Shi* !
    They look amazing , Mcfarlane is getting better by the minute .
    I have the entire Tortured Souls series (Clive Barker Cenobites) and they are gore in pure state .
    Very realistic , of course , far from our attention to details .
  7. Panzer Active Member

    These toys can be repainted,in the latest issue of Figurine(Italian) a modeler re-painted one and competed with it. It looked pretty decent to me. I want this set and the two figures from dusty trails.Mrosko

  8. fsdesimone Member

    Hey Chris,

    Sorry, I didn't mean you can't repaint them at all, I just meant that the texturing can make it difficult. That's all.

    The Dusty Trails toys are cool too.

  9. Panzer Active Member

    No problem, Francesca
    All I want to do is find these friggin toys,toys-r-us have sold out of them in my area.Mrosko
  10. AFSOC Member

    Any idea how to strip the paint off these?
  11. garyjd Well-Known Member

    I'm in the process of repainting some of the mcFarlane football players to represent some highschool football uniforms from the local area (for friends). Here are a few things that I've discovered about these figures, and they may apply to the military figures.

    With the exception of the helmet the figures "break" apart with relative ease. I did have to carve off some long hair from the figures and managed to smooth out the areas with fine sandpaper and steel wool. I was able to spray primer over the paintjobs on the figures as they are. It would be interesting to putty up the gaps and remove the seam lines and give them a good paintjob.~Gary
  12. fsdesimone Member

    That's a really cool idea Gary.

    Did you find the figures you have are somewhat... sticky? No matter what I wash these suckers in they end up attracting every piece of dust in a 10' radius and on top of that they're perpetually sticky. Maybe I got a bad batch or something.
  13. Johan Well-Known Member

    I think the Dusty Trails Western figures and the pirate captain are quite good ... the captain is my favourite of the bunch.

    The scenic setting for the US Marshall is cool (saloon doors) - anyone knows of something like that in 120mm ?
  14. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Am eager to see your results...can you post what you have done so far...I have been wait YEARS to see your painting... ;)

    All the best

  15. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Francesca, No "sticky" figure problem here

    Patrick, The paintjobs are not really anything more detailed than what the original figures look like, except with different team colors. The only part that I did any real kind of shading on was the face, mainly because I wanted to, not had to. Unfortunately most of it will be covered with a face mask and chinstrap/guard.

    I do have a couple of one offs I hope to post pictures of once the painting finally gets underway. More later~Gary
  16. Rob Brown Member

    I sent you a PM.
  17. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Understand Gary...look forward to seeing your work when you are ready...
    Hope all is well


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