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Figures Bearing Similarities
« on: March 06, 2016, 06:03:11 pm »
Is it just me;

or does this guy (from Bravo6)


look remarkably like this guy?


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(Moved here 'coz it made a bit more sense.)
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Re: Figures Bearing Similarities
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2016, 07:26:20 pm »
I assume the guy in the ID photo is Putin?
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Re: Figures Bearing Similarities
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2016, 11:53:21 pm »
No its not just you.
There does appear to be a resemblance...

...just like there is here.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2016, 02:26:31 am by zenrat »
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Re: Figures Bearing Similarities
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 05:02:26 am »
I assume the guy in the ID photo is Putin?

Yes. In KGB uniform.

No its not just you.
There does appear to be a resemblance...

...just like there is here.


Where? :blink:
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Re: Figures Bearing Similarities
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 06:46:35 am »
Definitely related to Putin that's for sure. I suppose when sculpting the master for a figure it's a lot easier to work from a photo of a real person ?
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Re: Figures Bearing Similarities
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 02:27:53 am »
I assume the guy in the ID photo is Putin?

Yes. In KGB uniform.

No its not just you.
There does appear to be a resemblance...

...just like there is here.


Where? :blink:

Fixed.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2016, 04:43:00 am »
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2016, 04:57:58 am »
Actually, if you look through the figures available in1/35th many of them look like someone; Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, John Wayne, Vlad "The Impaler" Putin, etc.

It's actually a game I play sometimes - Pick the Famous Person Used as a Model.
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2016, 06:37:52 pm »
True, plus a lot of wargames/RPG figures are obviously based on popular franchises for which the maker doesn't have an official licence so they have 'nudge-nudge' names like Mystery Doctor or Star Warrior Smuggler. I've got a couple of figures of a young lady in tight black PVC, a basque and a trenchcoat, wielding a pair of automatic pistols and called 'Female Vampire Werewolf Hunter'. Any resemblence to persons alive, dead or undead etc....
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Re: Figures Bearing Similarities
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2016, 07:05:28 pm »
lol too funny. But you do have a good point !

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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2016, 03:02:09 am »
True, plus a lot of wargames/RPG figures are obviously based on popular franchises for which the maker doesn't have an official licence so they have 'nudge-nudge' names like Mystery Doctor or Star Warrior Smuggler. I've got a couple of figures of a young lady in tight black PVC, a basque and a trenchcoat, wielding a pair of automatic pistols and called 'Female Vampire Werewolf Hunter'. Any resemblence to persons alive, dead or undead etc....

It's not just physical figures either.  For your consideration, from Daz3d:
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2016, 06:37:19 am »
True, plus a lot of wargames/RPG figures are obviously based on popular franchises for which the maker doesn't have an official licence so they have 'nudge-nudge' names like Mystery Doctor or Star Warrior Smuggler. I've got a couple of figures of a young lady in tight black PVC, a basque and a trenchcoat, wielding a pair of automatic pistols and called 'Female Vampire Werewolf Hunter'. Any resemblence to persons alive, dead or undead etc....

And yet I've never found a Buffy figure that bears any resemblance whatsoever to Sarah Michelle Geller  :wub: If I could I would have bought it. Even asked the people on the IPMS fantasy SIG stand. Lovely lady runs it  :thumbsup:
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Re: Figures Bearing Similarities
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2016, 02:07:57 pm »
Do these guys look hauntingly familiar, 'colonial' even?




Or how about the 'hitchhikers' on the bottom row of this pic:




From Denizen miniatures: http://www.denizenminiatures.co.uk/

BTW, off-topic, but Denizen also do gorgeous 1/43rd scale racing drivers and pit crew from a range of eras: http://www.denizenminiatures.co.uk/rd_new/drivers.htm



« Last Edit: March 09, 2016, 02:09:48 pm by Weaver »
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Re: Figures Bearing Similarities
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2016, 02:23:32 pm »
'Sadie the Teenage Vampire Hunter', 'Witch Hazel' & 'William' for Buffy fans:



All by Hasslefree Miniatures here: http://www.hfminis.co.uk/shop?category=modern-%26%0D%0Apost%252dapoc~modern-adventurers

You can find MANY more examples of 'hauntingly familiar' figures on Hasslefree's pages. ;)

Hasslefree's take on those suspciously 'colonial' looking Marines here: http://www.hfminis.co.uk/shop?category=sci%252dfi-%26%0D%0Aweird-war~sci%252dfi-humans
« Last Edit: March 09, 2016, 02:41:58 pm by Weaver »
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Re: Figures Bearing Similarities
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2016, 03:11:55 pm »
Heresy Miniatures play this game too:



'Vincent B Ruddock'

'Hugh' (Doctor Hugh, one presumes)
'Ecclescake'
'Emily Lake'


Serene looking lot....
'Capt Nathan'
'Hayley the ship's mechanic'
'Rev Shepherd'


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Malaclypse the Younger: Everything is true.
Neo: Even false things?
MtY: Even false things are true.
Neo: How can that be?
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