Rather than yet another post bitching about Kickstarters, I’ve decided to write about something else today.
I still haven’t had much of a chance to do any miniature painting or gaming, as I’ve got to fix up the awful lighting in my new hobby room and have been distracted by all kinds of other RL shit. So I’ve been playing World of Warcraft and Saints Row 3 to get some kind of fun in.
Today I decided to look through some of my boxes of 1/6 scale stuff and perhaps try and get a figure from that lot built or kitbashed. I had a box from j-p hobbies arrive yesterday with a bunch of parts for me to do a couple of kitbashes, so I started with that, though my Vladimir Putin has been hamstrung by my inability to tie a 1:6 tie with my big sausage fingers.
As an alternative, I decided to break out my Enterbay RM-4 nude, that just happens to have a Matt Damon likeness, and was offered with an outfit that kinda just happens to look a bit like (one of) Jason Bourne’s outfits. It’s quite a good likeness, I think you’d agree – though not perfect. I actually bought three of this figure. One with the Bourne outfit, and two to bash into the two main outfits seen in Green Zone. (PMC and DCU). I’ll get to work on these later, though I spent some time and money tracking down the correct gear for them about 2 years ago.
Naturally, as I was taking the photos, immediately after taking him out of the packaging for the first time ever, something bad happened. His arm just fell off.
Good to see 1:6 quality, direct from the manufacturer is the same as it ever was. Since it’s been 2 years since I purchased this figure, I’m pretty much up a certain creek without the means to paddle myself elsewhere. Trying to glue the cracked peg in place will be a temporary solution at best, though I might try it with plastic cement. Luckily it does dry fit in place, and so if I manage to not play with my dolly and just leave him posed and in place it’ll be okay.
Here’s a shot of everything that you get. The RM-4 comes with two fisted hands with quite decent paint, a neck peg if you’d like to use an alternate head on this body, moulded boots, a longsleeve tee, black pants and a black jacket that looks like a rough analog to the one from The Bourne Supremacy.
Checking out all the clothing and parts, I see that the black clothes are really likely to stain the figure, so I’ve had to give them a bath in white vinegar. Once they come out of it, I’ll leave them out to dry, and if I’m lucky, I can assemble Maniac Matt Bourne in the morning and update this post. I also noticed that he doesn’t come with a pistol or a handbag. I mean satchel. satchel. right. I’ll have to look through my bits boxes to find both. I’m 100% sure I’ve got appropriate ones for both. It’s just a matter of finding them in a room filled with boxes of 1:6. I’ll either give him a Beretta 92 or a SIG-Sauer P225. Whichever of those (or close to) I can find first.
Over on OSW, there were a bunch of people modding the figure to take off the ankle extensions that Enterbay inexplicably added to this nude, but on balance I’m not going to push my luck, and my Jason Bourne can be slightly taller than he should be. BeastX shows why he has that name with an awesome height mod.
Being an Enterbay figure, for the price they were selling it, it was an absolute bargain – simply because it was unlicenced. Enterbay’s clothing is as always high quality.
Welp! About tine to take the clothes out of the vinegar and let them dry… Hopefully I’ll have an update tomorrow!