Antje (dieastra) wrote,

Customizing: 1:6 scale Jack Harkness

I've posted some bits of this before, but never the whole process from start to finish. Especially for bloodsong13t who asked. Here is how I created Jack Harkness from a Max Steel figure. Thanks to a friend who found him and said the face looks similar. For years I had searched for a figure. We now will also get an official Jack by Big Chief Studios (picture here) but he is not even on pre-order yet so that will take a while. In the meantime, here is my version! More pictures under the cut.

This is what he originally looked like (minus the coats), he came in that black suit. Here I am trying two different coats. The grey one was nice but too tight for his muscles, so the Doctor got it in the end. He is thinner ;) The other one fit Jack better but was too greenish. It had looked grey on the ebay picture.

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The grey coat came together with these pants and they are really nice! It is very hard finding good 1:6 pants, most look cheap or glittery for Ken dolls.

Here they are a little ill fitting yet, but once I put boxer shorts underneat it looked better.


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Also it was the exact right length:

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The shoes are also amazing, real leather and stitches. The braces are from a German WWI soldier I believe. The blue shirt is from a Twilight figure. I found all these pieces on ebay.

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Here you can see that Max Steel already comes with a wrist band similar to Jack's. It is silver instead of brown leather but I did not repaint it. My figure also has an artificial arm. Also you can put a battery inside him and then he talks. I've never tried that. But it once created problems when I wanted to fly with him from Berlin. They said I had a battery inside and that it was not allowed on the plane. I offered to undress him and look (to be honest, I never looked inside, I didn't put one in but maybe there was on in when it arrived?) which would have been quite a hassle, to get that tight shirt over him again. But then they had a closer look and said it was okay.

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And this is what he looks like "down below" in case you were wondering ;)

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But how to sew the braces to the pants?

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Since the Doctor didn't want to do it, I had to. I was sewing buttons onto this little guy's pants whily my own pants were lying without a button for weeks. Priorities! The buttons were given to me by the same friend who found Max. They are so tiny!

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To finish off, he got a belt and a Webley with holster. Sadly this is the only picture I have of the webley and holster, as I lost them while creating these pictures

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I got a new webley now but without holster. It can open up, I don't remember if the old did that. But the handle is all black, I should paint it brown.

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He even got Weevil spray!

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Finished! I had to cut up the cuffs - they did not have a button, and did not fit over his thick fists. But Jack often wore them rolled up anyway.

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Tags: customizing, doctor who, torchwood

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