Kitbashing Mile 22


#1

I watched the movie twice (first at the theater, then at home in Blu-Ray) and I became quite motivated to bash both main characters (James Silva/Mark Wahlberg & Alice Kerr/Lauren Cohan).

Unfortunately I am now stuck with this project for a number of reasons, but mainly two issues: the lack of decent HS that resemble the actors, and finding decent coats/jackets for them. It seems that the only available Wahlberg HS is the one from Mini Times (huge & unusable unless bought with the body), As for Miss Cohan, Í don’t even know where to begin; nothing that I’ve seen comes even close.

The two black jackets worn by the characters are also a problem, as I can’t find any out there that come close. It seems to me every jacket made in 1:6 is a hoodie…

What do you people think? Is this doable without a huge investment?


#2

The TAD jacket from the latest ES figure might do the trick as a somewhat reasonable substitute. Hard to find a softshell style jacket without all manner of pockets or a hoodie.


#3

Thanks for the input Adam. I have found a decent alternative in the least expected place - deep in my own spare box. Buried in the bottom was a Ziploc bag filled with stuff from an old Gearbox German U-Boat Engineer set. In there was a pleather jacket that had lost all of the “leather” material and looked just the type. I Googled pictures from the movie and the jacket is really close to the one worn by the character. So that’s problem #1 taken care of.

The jacket for the female figure is going to be a tougher one though. Nothing in the market comes close. For lack of a better option I may try to use DiD’s Fringe Olivia Dunham’s one. It is much shorter than what I need but there’s no other alternative AFAIK.

The pants for both figures, red-checkered shirt for Silva, black undershirt for Alice, boots and backpacks are all there. The rifles need some work but are doable. The search for the heads continues…


#4

If you find a decent looking Cohan head LMK. I am in the same boat as I would like to bash some M22 figs. I have the Wahlberg head. May not be the correct age but will work.

I look forward to seeing what you do.


#5

So far no joy Rod. I’ll keep you posted.