1/6 (Sixth Scale) Bodies for Bashing

Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2007 by Shaun in Labels: , , , , , , , ,
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This post may come across as abit ghey, heck make it outrageously gay (OG) but it's for my brudders, Arthur, who just got into the hobby and William, who will be picking up the hobby any day now. This post is necessary for them when they want to embark on kitbashing.

Here's wiki's definition of kitbashing, knock yourself out. In 1/6 terms, it simply means putting pieces from different figures, or after-market parts together to make a completely new figure. Don't be going round the forums using the word 'custom' unless you want to be dissed. 6th scale customising includes painting, sewing and modifications to the gear and clothes. Sorta like Gundam.

So here goes my observations about some of the bodies available in the market for bashing. It's not an exhaustive list, but its what I work with for my kitbashes.

Medicom RAH 301 Kai
Available at Hobbylink Japan. The great guys from TFH can bring this in for you, if you ask them nicely.



Good: Body is light weight, hangs naturally, wide range of articulation, height is adjustable




Bruce Lee was bashed with Medicom RAH 301 Kai body




See the cyclindrical objects on the RHS of the figure? They can be added to or removed from the foot peg to adjust the height of the figure. Note that even upon adjustment, the figure is still shorter than Hot Toys GL body.

Bad: Body is prone to breakage due to material used, metal joints are unsightly, looks very bad when topless, common 1:6 clothes are too big for this figure and will not fit well.







Things to note when buying parts to bash with Medicom RAH 301 Kai body.





If you're buying loose hands to fit onto your figure, note the pegs for the hands. However, if you intend to fit a BBI hand (much thinner hand peg) onto this figure, you can consider filling up the extra space with poster putty / blue tag to secure the hand in place.



Note this figure's neck peg and head cavity are very small. A BBI loose head's cavity is much bigger than this and the newer Hot Toys head cavity's are just gigantic. Nevertheless, the blue tag/poster putty solution can be applied here as well.

BBI 3.5 Body

This is the most commonly available body for bashing in Singapore, next to Dragon's. Note this figure has cracked hip joints, but I'm not really bothered as I tend to use these for my military bashes.



Good: Good articulation, neck joint can fit Hot Toys newer heads, cheap option.






As you can see, you can fit Hot Toys heads with neck joints onto this figure

Bad: Unsightly shoulder joints, permanent trigger finger.

Things to note about the BBI 3.5 Body

Not much, just take note of the neck and hand joints when purchasing heads and hands. The cracked hips on mine are an anomaly, they were production samples, hence were cheap at S$6.





Hot Toys Generation Life Body

This is my favourite of the lot, as it comes with bendy fingers and an additional neck option.



Good: Aforementioned bendy fingers and an additional neck option, good articulation.







Bad: Wide hips (be careful when buying bottoms, esp jeans)

Things to note about the Hot Toys Generation Life Body

As usual, the head and hand pegs and cavities.





I hope you found this post interesting my brudders.



Added Barrack Sergeant Body here.


Added Hot Toys Muscular Nude Body here




My Kitbashes

I've done the following kitbashes to date, simple cut and pastes of different heads, sculpts and clothes from different figures to form an original figure of my own.

Peter Parker Movie Version

Formula:
Head - Toybiz 12 inch Spiderman Movie Figure
Body - Medicom RAH 301 Kai Body
Clothes - Medicom Andy Warhol
Camera - Some shop in Hong Kong
*Also did a bash with the Comic Peter Parker head here



Clark Kent - Smallville Farmboy Version

Head - Hot Toys Clark Kent Additional Head
Body - Hot Toys Generation Life Asian Body
Clothes - bbicn.com

Bruce Wayne

Head - Additional Head from Takara Batman
Body - BBI body from Carlos figure
Clothes & Briefcase- bbicn.com

Mary Jane

Body - BBI Perfect Female Body Caucasian
Clothes - Cy Girls (top) and Barbie (shorts)

Wonder Woman

Body - BBI Perfect Female Body Hispanic
Clothes - Barbie Wonder Woman Figure
Bracelets - Plastic wrap (Telt) sprayed with silver Paint

Yes, I've to admit that there's unbridled joy in having figures that no one else owns.




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26 comments:

  1. Kenny says:

    Thanks for this excellent post.

  1. damn! this is one solid post!
    well done my one sixth collector toy gallery pro bro!

  1. Paul says:

    More posts like this!

  1. Nice Batman!! Wish I would (or could lol) open mine.

  1. neoconvoy says:

    this is ridiculously ghey (RO)...the bashing, knocking, the cavaties, the heads, cracked hips, fingers, and esp nakid bodies...

  1. Laurens says:

    this is wat i've been w8ing for...
    BBB!!!

  1. Laurens says:

    how abt an estimate of their price range so that we wont get conned. thx brudder

  1. neoconvoy seems like he isnt much of a sixth collector... u arent poisoned by shaun eh?? LOL

  1. Shaun says:

    >>how abt an estimate of their price range so that we wont get conned. thx brudder

    Medicom RAH 301: S$40 - 45.

    BBI 3.5: Under S$20

    Hot Toys: wait for the true type figures, coming soon. Should be S$40 - 45.

    >>neoconvoy seems like he isnt much of a sixth collector... u arent poisoned by shaun eh?? LOL

    Ok pro bro, you might wanna take that back, really. Best pal's collection is at least seven times more valuable than mine. Really. While I have a room to display, he has a room which serves as a warehouse for his collection.

  1. Bro, you are really the ultimate toy geek freak! Must go and tell Michael to pressurise you (haha) to do a toy exhibition at one of the museums. In fact, I do have that in mind this year end. Would you be keen? I am quite confident that I can find the money (which is my job as you know) and the museums to do this project. It could be a toy collector's wet dream come true.

    Keen?

  1. Shaun says:

    hi walter, thanks for the opportunity and offer, but have to decline this. Reason being, I go mad when any piece of my collection leaves my home. Really. If you need to approach other toy collectors who may be interested, let me know the details and I can assist to post on the relevant toy forums.

  1. Shaun says:

    >>Kenny said...
    Thanks for this excellent post.

    you're welcome dude :)

    >> Mike Overall said...
    Nice Batman!! Wish I would (or could lol) open mine.

    which batman Mike?

    >>Paul said...
    More posts like this!

    er, if I have the time.

    >>neoconvoy said...
    this is ridiculously ghey (RO)...the bashing, knocking, the cavaties, the heads, cracked hips, fingers, and esp nakid bodies...

    your acronym is wrong best pal it should be RG. And this post isn't RG, this is.

  1. >>neoconvoy seems like he isnt much of a sixth collector... u arent poisoned by shaun eh?? LOL

    Ok pro bro, you might wanna take that back, really. Best pal's collection is at least seven times more valuable than mine. Really. While I have a room to display, he has a room which serves as a warehouse for his collection.


    i swear i swallow everything that ive said!
    im not worthy! im not worthy!

  1. neoconvoy says:

    Shaun said...
    your acronym is wrong best pal it should be RG. And this post isn't RG, this is.


    it doesnt matter !!!

    WILLIAM TAN said...
    i swear i swallow everything that ive said!
    im not worthy! im not worthy!


    swallow damnit ! swallow !!

  1. Shaun says:

    neoconvoy said...
    swallow damnit ! swallow !!


    There you go again forcing your jism down men's throats. Ultra Ghey!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Awesome post. I'm bookmarking your blog!!

    Jay

  1. Shaun, luv the reviews! BTW, I've been trying to look for a figure that is super posable eg. able to do knee tucks or pang sai position, so far none. Do you have any clue where I can find one?

  1. Shaun says:

    Hi 12 inch toy collector, do give the Barrack Sergeant Body a try. It's the most poseable body I know off. TFH should still have some, do give them a call.

  1. Thanks!! You've been a great help. I'll go down TFH if time permits. The last time I went down was during the most recent toys sale. Do you know anymore of such sales at TFH this coming months?

  1. Shaun says:

    glad to be of assistance. I don't know of any upcoming toy sales at TFH, but I will post here if I hear of any. :)

  1. Hi pro bro,
    Care to enlighten me on what 'True type' means? And what's the cost?

  1. hey shaun, will you be going to the Toy Convention this coming Jun? Heard that it's 'big'. How 'big' I don't know. But I do know that SP is currently holding a toy design competition and will be using this conventing at Suntec as a prize giving venue. Know anything about this? Will there be toys for sale? Guess I have to bring along a trolley and loads of $$..

  1. fdny71 says:

    Thanks for this great blog. I've been reading your blog for a long time now. Is the Generation Life body the same as the Truetypes? They seem to look the same other than the bendy hands. Thanks!

  1. Shaun says:

    hi fdny71, thanks for your comment. Right on the money you are, the GL body is the same as the TT, with the exception of the wrist pegs and bendy hands.

  1. 'm says:

    Shaun said...
    There you go again forcing your jism down men's throats. Ultra Ghey!


    if TED & Wills want to express their brotherly love, the least we can do is be supportive.

  1. Unknown says:

    Hi!
    Reading your post, I think you can help me to find some solution to the action figure I want to create.
    I’m contacting you because I want to make and Hybrid Action Figure, and need some help.
    The matter is this, I want to put one VINTAGE ACTION MAN, BIG JIM or GEYPERMAN HEAD in a new body figure like ACI, DollsFigure, WorldBox or Kaustic Plastik, and I don’t know if is possible, or what I need to do it.
    I really love those flocked bearded heads, but I want to have it in a full posable action figure body because is for my Instagram account @plasticdiver, I want to go further and to have a next step in my character.
    If is possible to you give me a help, it would be nice.
    Thank you in advance.
    Best regards
    Julio