Magnum P.I.

Buck

Magnum, TC, and the Ferrari.

I have been looking for a 1:48 scale Ferrari like the one in Magnum P.I. — the original series not the remade crap.  I found this one on eBay after years of searching.  It is 1:43, but close enough.  Then I needed a Magnum, T.C., and Rick.  I went to Crooked Dice to find a figure I could make into Thomas Magnum.

Crooked Nice men from the future.

I started with the figure on the left.  I figured mostly it would be paint conversion, but I had to add a collar to make a Hawaiian shirt.

Flamboyant Agent Heads

I started with the head on the right, but in person, it didn’t have enough hair.  (I have been watching old episodes of the show, so I know that Magnum has a lot of 80’s hair.)  With some green stuff, I added a little more hair and made the mustache a little bushier, which you can see in the top picture of this post.

Another view of Magnum and T.C.

I had a hand holding a .45 M-1911 from a box of Warlord U.S. Marines.  I hacked the right hand out of figure and added the hand holding the .45.  You can’t see it in these pictures, but T.C.’s shirt says “Island Hoppers.”   I figure just about any figure will pass as Rick, and I’m sure I have a suitable Higgins figure.

The Magnum faction will be added to the A-Team, Ghostbusters, and Scooby Doo factions in an upcoming wild and wooly To Be Continued… by GASLIGHT game, hopefully in time for Historicon 2019.

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4 thoughts on “Magnum P.I.

  1. kennynines says:

    OK, this kicks so much ass I don’t even know where to start. I never was a Magnum fan but I do love me some cheese. The head in the middle looks like Derek Smalls from Spinal Tap, and they don’t make brushes small enough or magnifying glasses big enough for me to paint Magnum’s shirt, so suffice it to say I am really impressed. This post makes me want to go to Historicon just to play this game. Good post, thanks for putting it up.

  2. bucksurdu says:

    Thanks for the kind words. It has been fun to piece together the bits for this game. The ultimate bad guy will be a surprise until I run the game.

    The next faction is going to be kids on bicycles with ET I think.

  3. Great stuff Buck! Love the Magnum fig! And the Ferrari makes it work!

  4. bucksurdu says:

    The Ferrari was hard. It took years to find. It is 1:43 and can in blue with racing stickers. There was also a bar of lights on the front bonnet that needed to be removed. The final result is passable.

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