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#26 badboytje88

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 07:24 PM

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I used goldtooth's head, a atlantis head and an old castle head for my male pirates and marion's torso for a female pirate. Works great if you ask me.

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 07:25 PM

I use some old Harry Potter Torsos like the one with red shirt and open gray coat (Harry from Prisoner of Azkaban) It looks good and has no anachronistic stuff in it- also the Peter Pettigrew's torso is ok for merchant- then Indiana Jones stuff like Short Round's coat seems to be quite useful- as well as already mentioned Orient expedition and Han Solo's simple vests and shirt- new Indiana Jones Venice chase had fezis- good for eastern pirates and Chaucilla Cemetary have indians with pretty useful torsos as well- some of those of course do have some fleshy skin :pir-hmpf_bad:

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 08:38 PM

Badboy used it already, but head from new Atlantis just has to be used

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 08:42 PM

View PostMr Tiber, on Mar 21 2008, 06:31 PM, said:

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 11:12 PM

View PostPiterio, on Dec 20 2009, 09:38 AM, said:

Badboy used it already, but head from new Atlantis just has to be used

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Isn't that head double-sided, though? All of the pirate hats still show the back of the head. I guess the Spanish helmet kind of works, but I don't have one, so I can't test this.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:34 PM

I think the chef's torso from 8398 City Impulse set looks good as a sailor's/pirate's torso, and perhaps even better as an Imperial torso (for a possible new faction of whitecoats), as shown on the right minifig.

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Posted 24 December 2009 - 04:31 PM

View PostDavid Thomsen, on Dec 19 2009, 11:12 PM, said:

Isn't that head double-sided, though? All of the pirate hats still show the back of the head. I guess the Spanish helmet kind of works, but I don't have one, so I can't test this.
Bandanas/rag hats kind-of cover up the back of the head, but if it really bothers you, the only solution would be to brasso it... :pir-look: Bit of a disappointment, that.

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I think the chef's torso from 8398 City Impulse set looks good as a sailor's/pirate's torso, and perhaps even better as an Imperial torso (for a possible new faction of whitecoats), as shown on the right minifig.
Not another faction! :pir_laugh2: They look pretty good for normal sailors - neckerchief and plain torso.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:34 AM

I've been looking at Dastan's hair from Prince of Persia and thinking it might be useful in my Pirate crew, and it just occured to me that the perfect head for it might be the double-sided eyepatch-beard guy from Atlantis. What better way to hide the other side of the head than with Dastan's tousled mane? None of the pirate hats work, and most other long hair pieces look too girly for a guy... (no offense Luke Skywalker)

I'd be grateful if someone could supply a picture of Dastan's hair with the eyepatch-beard guy on a Pirate torso... :pir-blush:

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 03:59 PM

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:58 AM

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:36 PM

View PostDavid Thomsen, on Dec 20 2009, 12:12 AM, said:

Isn't that head double-sided, though? All of the pirate hats still show the back of the head. I guess the Spanish helmet kind of works, but I don't have one, so I can't test this.

This minifig head looks awesome with dumbledore's hair. It covers up the back face perfectly, and is very characterful. I have that combination and the blue torso with red and white stripes to make my first mate.  :jollyroger:
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:37 PM

View PostDavid Thomsen, on Apr 25 2010, 08:34 AM, said:

I'd be grateful if someone could supply a picture of Dastan's hair with the eyepatch-beard guy on a Pirate torso... :pir-blush:



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but i thought that the brown hair and a grey beard dont really go that well togethor.  not so visible in the pic due to my photographic inabilities, but unless the guy is dying his hair and not his beard, then might look a little strange?

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there is no way to hide the double sided head with any of the headgear i could think of.  tried with the conquistador helmet, but it does not hide anything.



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i think the daston hair might work better with other heads though, its certainly an excellent new option with uses from castle through pirates and into town.  and on the right is an indy hair piece, i thought that might be suitable, as a unkempt pirate.  but on the other hand almost looks beatle esque!

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:54 PM

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but i thought that the brown hair and a grey beard dont really go that well togethor.  not so visible in the pic due to my photographic inabilities, but unless the guy is dying his hair and not his beard, then might look a little strange?


there is no way to hide the double sided head with any of the headgear i could think of.  tried with the conquistador helmet, but it does not hide anything.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 12:09 AM

Prince of persia:
http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb650c01
http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb648c01
http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb645c01 (you can change the flesh arms with black ones)
http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb603c01
http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb653c01

Castle
http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb572c01 (for a native)
http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb574c01 (for a wealthy trader)
http://www.bricklink...sp?P=973pb66c01
http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb670c01 (from the new collectible minifig)



If you are a bit inventive, this Atlantis torso will do the job just fine:

http://www.bricklink...p...621c01&in=S

City
http://www.bricklink...asp?P=973p21c01
http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb499c01 (switch flesh hands with yellow ones)

Star Wars
http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb606c01
http://www.bricklink...p?P=973pb443c01

Western
http://www.bricklink...sp?P=973px42c01
http://www.bricklink...sp?P=973px43c01
And all its native torsos


And so on...  :pir_laugh2:
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 04:30 AM

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Of course, some of these will need a bit of editing *cough*Yoda*cough* X-D

Yoda could be a goblinoid or gnomish sailor.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:18 AM

When I heard about the 'Hula Girl' from Minifig Series 3, I thought she was going to be a modern vacationer.

Looking at her now, she's actually very 'Islander' looking. She doesn't have a mask or anything painted on her face, but none of her clothes are actually very modern. She could easily fit into the pirate theme.

What do you think? Is she Alohilohi, the daughter of the chief and the first Islander minifig in more than a decade, or is she just Susan from accounts, getting in touch with her wild side?

Edit: She is like this, but less of a racial stereotype:

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:09 AM

The S2 minifigure series surfer torso could work.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:41 AM

I agree with you, the first minifig would work great for a special soldier. :thumbup: :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:40 PM

This dress from the Kingdom's advent calendar:

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Looks extremely similiar to this dress from the Imperial Flagship:

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:00 AM

Okay, so who thinks the new Musketeer figure from Series 4 would be useful for the Pirates range?

Musketeer hat?

Épée?

Yes. I am getting me some of that.

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 10:50 PM

View PostDavid Thomsen, on 06 December 2010 - 07:00 AM, said:

Okay, so who thinks the new Musketeer figure from Series 4 would be useful for the Pirates range?

Musketeer hat?

Épée?

The Rapier too my thinks... not quite a cutlass, but certainly fancier looking!

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:04 AM

View PostDavid Thomsen, on 06 December 2010 - 07:00 AM, said:

Okay, so who thinks the new Musketeer figure from Series 4 would be useful for the Pirates range?
I believe Zorro would be looking to add to his sigfig once he gets his hand on this MF. :wink:

Other non-pirate MF that may be useful include a lot of the Middle Eastern figures portray in the Indiana Jones sets.

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Not all of the torsos are very piratey, such as the torsos found on these guys:

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However, swapping out some PoP torsos (such as the main characters)

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or swapping some Ninja torsos can quickly make the figures look more like Saracen Pirates.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 12:23 PM

View PostZCerberus, on 06 December 2010 - 10:50 PM, said:

The Rapier too my thinks... not quite a cutlass, but certainly fancier looking!
I think it's more of an épée than a rapier... it has that rounded hand-guard, whereas a rapier has a more traditional cross shape.

I've just realised what we're going to see in minifig series five or six - a fencer in a white suit and a mask. It seems inevitable, now that I think about it.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 12:07 AM

Sorry for double posting, I've been thinking about the Musketeer some more and pondering which other two heads I will add to make a set of Three Musketeers. Here are some thoughts from the Collectible Minifig range itself:

The Forestman:
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The Magician:
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The Ringmaster:
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The Samurai:
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Looking at them like this, I'll definitely go with the Forestman, but after that it's a close call between the Magician and the Saumurai. I'll wait until I can see heads on bodies before I make my final decision. The Magician matches the Dashing Swordsman image better, but maybe I want a strong, silent Musketeer instead...

[edit]Or I could break the Dumas Rule of Three and have as many Musketeers as I want, but I don't want to be one of those army builders who snatches up all of one minifig so no one else can have it.. three seems like a good number.

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