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Author Topic: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.  (Read 929 times)

Offline tin shed gamer

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And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« on: October 25, 2020, 03:00:28 PM »
Okay he may not of said it Quite like that. To be fair at that point I was 'Peopled Out' , and off to the bar to recharge .

As he's in no particular rush for these .Its a 'WIP' as I add a little every now and then. When I've an extra piece of clay.So nothing is 100% done.
Since I've been busy beyond belief this year. It's been difficult to find time to post anything new on here. So this is a little motivation to make some time.

The Sombrero's are separate as will be an additional set of stowage. As they'll make it easier for Dag's to add some variation to his Vesparado's.

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Re: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 03:06:31 PM »
Wonderful, characterful as ever and a great subject for your talents!

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Re: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 05:43:53 PM »
Love 'em, well happy  8)

Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2020, 06:11:36 PM »
Brilliant!

Offline Ewan

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Re: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2020, 07:50:04 PM »
Put a smile on my face :) they do look really good

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Re: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 08:31:46 PM »
Love them  :-* Clearly a one off effort but just excellent work Mark.
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Re: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2020, 09:20:57 PM »
hahah oh lordy

These are gonna be great! They already are, even!

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Re: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2020, 10:36:46 PM »
Those are rather nice. Were to cast up the mopeds for sale, you’d no doubt get some of the Vietnam war crowd interested.

Whimsical as the notion and its inspiration is, there is a distant reflection of the truth in the cartoon. Back in the late 1980s and early ‘90s the preferred form of transport for Colombian sicarios was the motorbike or scooter. The usual MO was to pull up to the target and the bloke on the back of the bike would unload into the target. It became so common that in Medellin, they actually banned people from riding pillion.
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Re: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2020, 11:17:52 PM »
Very cool idea.  You could also use the bikes to make some mods for 60/70 pulpy tv style games.
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Re: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2020, 01:05:39 AM »
Red Brigade in Italy aswell?
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Re: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2020, 01:14:51 AM »
Brilliant.  They look like they will be fun to paint and play.
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Re: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2020, 02:19:10 AM »
Red Brigade in Italy aswell?

Season 3 of Gomorrah too, if you fancy.  In Napoli where love is king....  ;)

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Re: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2020, 03:26:38 PM »
They're proving a nice little distraction.
There's still a couple of extra torsos to do. As for what Jon's doing with them you'll have to ask him. Since he's access to casting.I suspect they'll turn up in something other than clay. ;)

The moped isn't actually based on the real thing. It's a stylized version with oversized wheels to keep the feel of the original cartoon. I'm only making the one moped master. As it's designed to be tweaked for a recast .As the saddlebags are easily removable from the master( easier to do it that way round)
 But if you want I'll add pictures of the next torsos on the master .As. I finish them. Or wait until Dag's has finished his cunning plan.

There's only a couple more rogue Laffer's commissions/sculpts left to do this year before I battern down the hatches for a run of Follies and Home Front sculpts.(I think the next on is 15's 'lady of ill repute' in a scale that abuses my eye's.)
If of course you don't count. Marianas_gamer's ill fated 'Clever Duck' which has been held hostage ten miles from Him since the 3rd of the month. :(
« Last Edit: October 26, 2020, 03:31:08 PM by tin shed gamer »

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Re: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2020, 08:10:20 PM »
Those look fabulous! But shouldn't there be some cases for mariachi musical instruments? Not sure why this reminds me of El Mariachi...
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Re: And Dag's said "Build me Mexicans worthy of Mopeds" So I am.
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2020, 08:35:13 PM »
as someone who spent their 20's in a scooter gang club - that looks fantastic.  btw crooked dice make some too but lean more towards mods
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