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Alexander
Tarok
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 12:49 PM UTC
Infinity Shape's Alexander is a fantastically sculpted figure of the movie character, which is sadly spoilt by disappointing casting.

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spooky6
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 01:51 PM UTC
Very nice looking fig there, Rudi. I guess producing these kinds of military movie characters (like the General Maximus 'Gladiator' fig) is a good way to attract people to this era, who might not otherwise be interested. Could the Farrel head be replaced by a more authentic bearded head? And anyone know how to make legs look hairy in 54mm? :-)
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 02:27 PM UTC
Hi David,

Actually Colin is a fair likeness for Alexander. Alexander actually insisted that all his army shave

Historically the biggest issues with this figure are the boots, and the helmet.

Rudi
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 02:35 PM UTC

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Alexander actually insisted that all his army shave



All over???? :-)
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 02:59 PM UTC

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All over????



LOL I guess I should have clarified that ... he insisted they shaved their faces... afterall they were Macedonian, not Brazilian
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 06:42 AM UTC
Morning folks,..
I've looked at this fig several times, yes a movie character,..those things can be changed,..but his body postion troubles me, his right leg centered under the body thats feels good, but the bend in that leg plus the postion of the knee cap in relation to the angle of his foot,..
Try to stand like that, very uncomfortable, or perhaps its my old legs, anyway for what its worth its only my thoughts.....

..Phil..
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 06:54 AM UTC
I know what you're talking about Phil. I saw this figure in progress on planetFigure. It was brought up then as well. This sculptor has talent to envy and is a tremendous craftsman. Leg position (especially orientation of the foot/knee) is a common problem with his masters though. His more recent work shows he is getting over this.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 11:41 AM UTC
John,

I couldn't agree with you more. I'm currently reviewing the WWII US Army Pacific set from IS, and they are much better than Alex. Even the casting is better

Rudi
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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 12:35 PM UTC
Evening all,...
Guys tell me has not another person or company produced a120mm or 75mm of Alexander..
why did the sculptor not correct the leg problem when pointed out at the start,,all the same while having trouble with him, I still like him, except that I would have to chop him up a little...but its good to read he's getting his legs right now......

Phil...