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HC Toys Iron Man MKVI KO Rebuild For Walking Gantry.The Photo Shoot Setup Trials & Tribulations..

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shovelchop81

shovelchop81
Just a little side project while I wait for a new mini drill to continue with my PKA build... Got this HC Toys KO Iron Man MKVI (that's 6 Roger Wink ) to do some work on and mod for a 'removing' armour in/on the walking gantry that I hope to get this month as it's finally being released and made by TYS Toys, not HT. It's not articulated and superbly engineered like the smaller Kings Arms one but it is true 1/6 scale unlike the HT diecast MKVI deluxe edition dio stand.
The HC IM figure is okay, better than their MKXLII version proportion wise but still suffers from loose joints, rubbery plastic that's quite heavy and tends to fall apart. Nothing a bit of glue and paint won't fix except the neck needed some dremel work on the collar to fit properly. It very oddly comes with two pairs of wrist guards attached, the ones attached to the hands are actually War Machine's so I cut them off, cut the correct ones off the suit's 'cuffs' and glued those to the back of the hands instead. The hands are fully articulated but very cheaply pinned together (it's a £50 figure not £300+) and need some TLC with mini vicegrips.. The paint is incorrect, not enough gold and missing some silver (plenty of comparisson pics between it and my HT one below), some overspray and misalignment etc.. corrected some minor bits but needs the airbrush to be honest. The electrics all work fine but do bleed light as expected. Much of the leg engineering has been simplified or no longer is there like the calf flaps or spring loaded moving armour, likewise the chaff deployers are only sculpts that don't deploy.
I'll be mixing and matching some spare bits from my HT version (since he stays displayed in his battle damaged form fighting Whiplash with War Machine on my shelf) and adding magnets to bits so they can be held by the arms of the gantry once I get it. I'll also be modding the gantry a bit to make the arms articulated and probably make more of them too to hold more armour parts.

HC Toys KO HT IM MKVI promo pics:

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The double gauntlets oddity..

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The Walking Gantry Dio promo pics:

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In hand HC IM pics, mods, fixes and comparisons to the HT version in clean and battle damaged armour (HT on the right).

After some mods to the HC figure:

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BD HT MKVI now on the left:

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All the pics are a bit arsebackwards since I took them after I had done mods, then decided to do a thread so had to take them both apart again and reverse build each one for comparisons etc.. What a Face  Wink

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HC and HT legs are interchangable, I think the rest is too like the arms etc.. I know the hands and heads/necks are.

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Modded collar with dremel.

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Pauldrons attached differently and in the wrong place, need to fix this this, using bluetack in the comparison pics.

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Flaps on the back all work but fall off but that's okay.

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Accessories (forearm missiles swap out like the HT version) and dismantled parts..

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Helmet and neck comparison with HT on right:

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Spare HT Parts for MKVI:

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Bare Chest comparison, HT on left, arc reactor is upside down on HC.

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This arm needed filing to fit cover properly.

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This arm needed the elbow joint glued back in, both elbow pads broke off but fixed them, joints need tightening with nail varnish.

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Definitely needs sunglasses!  Laughing

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Stuff...HT with BD parts on so I know what is free to use, might use the HT helmeted face too keeping the BD version with a closed face plate..

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Stryker2011

Stryker2011
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You’ve been busy, Alex. Very cool build. Nice job on all the alterations.


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Credit to greygoose for the signature card

shovelchop81

shovelchop81
Stryker2011 wrote:You’ve been busy, Alex. Very cool build. Nice job on all the alterations.

Cheers! Still plenty to do yet, dreading the paint! LOL.

Peaches

Peaches
So cool. It's weird (remember I'm new, LOL) how rough the interiors are when contrasted to the finly finished exterior. LOL, I would take that away with me eh?

Are the battle damaged areas your artwork (didn't understand, sorry) Looks great!

GubernatorFan

GubernatorFan
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Interesting presentation and comparisons. I'm glad I wasn't imagining things when I thought HC got some elements put in the wrong way. With the gauntlets (on probably other versions) I figured simply detaching and swapping the lower arms often corrected the wrong mounting -- but that only works if they supplied one of each (and again, perhaps it was more complicated on this version).


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shovelchop81

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Peaches wrote:So cool. It's weird (remember I'm new, LOL) how rough the interiors are when contrasted to the finly finished exterior.  LOL, I would take that away with me eh?

Are the battle damaged areas your artwork (didn't understand, sorry)  Looks great!

Thanks! The battle damage is the HT version which also turns into the 'clean' version by swapping out a lot of parts that come with the figure, can't take any credit for that work!LOL. The HC may end up slightly weathered when I'm done to hide some of it's casting flaws etc.. and I hate painting gold, one of the hardest colours to get a good finish with over a larger area. It's bit like painting chrome, the metal content of the paint is so high that it never seems to have enough adhesive properties to to cure/set/dry properly.

GubernatorFan wrote:Interesting presentation and comparisons. I'm glad I wasn't imagining things when I thought HC got some elements put in the wrong way. With the gauntlets (on probably other versions) I figured simply detaching and swapping the lower arms often corrected the wrong mounting -- but that only works if they supplied one of each (and again, perhaps it was more complicated on this version).

Yeah it was a very odd choice, I don't think they had a complete HT figure to make moulds of, they must have been missing the correct hands and improvised by using War Machine ones not bothering to remove the incorrect gauntlets even though they are cast separately scratch , then added some MKIV gauntlets that don't have the articulated parts with slide out laser modules like the MKVI does. Some sort of communication breakdown between the factory and HC I'd imagine and it was too late after they had assembled thousands of these to correct! Easy fix though.

shovelchop81

shovelchop81
Spent this morning redoing the HC exposed circuitry chest paint work and modded the arc reactor. It was upside down so corrected that, it was too thick with flash blocking parts so took a scalpel to it, then blacked out the inner triangle etc..

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The correct way up!

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Reactor element compared to HT's before mods:

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Scalpel work done:

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Had to clean this up too:

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Done for now:

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Stryker2011

Stryker2011
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Nice work on repositioning all that.


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He who dies with the most toys wins!

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Credit to greygoose for the signature card

shovelchop81

shovelchop81
Stryker2011 wrote:Nice work on repositioning all that.

Thanks Mark, that was the easy part! Trying to trim down that tiny arc reactor is bloody hard and I can now see in the blown up pics where it looks a bit rough but in reality I can barely get the tip of a very acute scalpel blade in those gaps, no needle file or bit of sandpaper would ever fit.

Rogerbee

Rogerbee
Founding Father

Neat mods,

I'd be hard pushed to tell the difference between the HC and HT, apart maybe from the Tony HS.

CHEERS!

GubernatorFan

GubernatorFan
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If I had your skills I would be tempted to attempt the repositioning of the reactor triangle myself but I don't want to mess up completely. So in that detail, I will be living vicariously through you. Smile


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shovelchop81

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Rogerbee wrote:
Neat mods,

I'd be hard pushed to tell the difference between the HC and HT, apart maybe from the Tony HS.

CHEERS!

LOL! You always said you can't tell one IM armour from another anyway! Wink Yeah, that head is pretty rough by today's standards but I'm sure I'll get some use out of it on another Tony after a repaint and added glasses.

GubernatorFan wrote:If I had your skills I would be tempted to attempt the repositioning of the reactor triangle myself but I don't want to mess up completely. So in that detail, I will be living vicariously through you. Smile


If you just want to flip it the right way up there's not too much work, I haven't covered all of it here as you need to pop off the reactor itself and cut off a tab then put it back on the other way with a dab of glue which is pretty simple TBH. The fussy stuff is the scalpel work which I've done more of since those last pics.

I've been trying different gold applications with varying degrees of success so far on his arms and legs using markers then paint etc.. I don't have any gold for the airbrush as that takes a special finely ground mix so it won't block up or just 'rain' watery paint droplets.

Rogerbee

Rogerbee
Founding Father
Apart from a few colour variations, what are the real differences anyway!? Only diehard fans would really know. Or would they all be watching Bruce Willis!?

CHEER!

shovelchop81

shovelchop81
Rogerbee wrote:Apart from a few colour variations, what are the real differences anyway!? Only diehard fans would really know. Or would they all be watching Bruce Willis!?

CHEER!

TBH I'm a huge fan of the suits but don't know what some of them are designed for! Basically he went on an introverted bender absorbed in his work and building his own collection for any possible scenario and since he also builds/collects beautiful bikes and cars I think some suits were just built because he thought they looked cool.

More scalpel work on the arc reactor as mentioned. I'm using the gold as a foundation layer right now and using super fine gritted pads to smooth it out physically, appearance wise it looks rough but it's not. I'll then use some special Vallejo Air polished gold paint I just ordered with my airbrush which should give as close to a pristine finish as I'll be able to get without electro plating it which is far too much work!! Wink

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Used paint:

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Paint just ordered to spray over the 'primer' layer.

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Rogerbee

Rogerbee
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Another masterpiece in the offing methinks!

'Just because they look cool..' That's the rationale behind the vast majority of what comes out of Hollywood these days. I too like the IM suits, but, I stuck to my favourite, which is the Mk42.

CHEERS!

shovelchop81

shovelchop81
Rogerbee wrote:
Another masterpiece in the offing methinks!

'Just because they look cool..' That's the rationale behind the vast majority of what comes out of Hollywood these days. I too like the IM suits, but, I stuck to my favourite, which is the Mk42.

CHEERS!

More of a make over than master piece! Laughing Hollywood has always been about what looks cool at the time! Every movie star from there has been a glamour icon or suave idol of their times, that's the fantasy and 'American Dream' it's built on... a bit like Disneyland without the Nazi mouse creator.
Ironically the MK42 is my least favourite suit, I only have it in the Power Pose version and use Pepper Potts' helmeted head for it as that's the only armour you see her in so far, looks great with my Die Cast MK43 on the same base and both helmets open showing them as a couple fighting together.

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I forced the leg parts into bits to get at the hinges and to make painting easier/better. I had to very carefully use a chisel to pry loose the glued in joint stems, if you plan to do this expect something to break at some point! The joints are nice and stiff now and I discovered there are thigh swivel joints too! silver and gold paint next.

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Stryker2011

Stryker2011
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I'd probably have a panic attack if I broke something while taking it apart. I almost fainted when I saw that... Wink


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shovelchop81

shovelchop81
Stryker2011 wrote:I'd probably have a panic attack if I broke something while taking it apart. I almost fainted when I saw that... Wink

scratch I'd already fixed the broken part (a swivel hoop on one of the hinges) before I took the pics! Laughing Wink

Rogerbee

Rogerbee
Founding Father
Ouch!

It's only as you get older that the rose tint of the Hollywood dream wears off. You start to see behind the shine, get more savvy about what you're spoonfed by the hype teams.

I liked Iron Man on his own, the team up movies never appealed, they look more like arcade games than movies. Fast moving eye candy for a goldfish generation.

The movies I respect and admire were done when the only thing done on a keyboard was the script

CHEERS!

shovelchop81

shovelchop81
Rogerbee wrote:Ouch!

It's only as you get older that the rose tint of the Hollywood dream wears off. You start to see behind the shine, get more savvy about what you're spoonfed by the hype teams.

I liked Iron Man on his own, the team up movies never appealed, they look more like arcade games than movies. Fast moving eye candy for a goldfish generation.

The movies I respect and admire were done when the only thing done on a keyboard was the script

CHEERS!

As you get older the entire idea of life changes as you are disillusioned by experience, disappointments, betrayals etc.. That's why movies exist (entertainment in all forms) generally to try and ignore reality for a bit, or in my case make a lifestyle out of avoiding reality any more! Twisted Evil
Without CGI a lot of that wouldn't be possible to our modern brains that evolve and need more convincing visual tricks to allow escapism to work. What would LOTR be with out CGI for example? Or Iron Man? Star Wars is probably the only pre CGI science fiction to have really pulled it off but then they did have very basic CGI with lightsabers, hyperspace, weapons fire etc.. it was mostly due to the fantastic model makers and new innovative camera tricks and lenses etc..
I agree about the team up movies but they're still fun! Most importantly for me is that without them we wouldn't have gotten a modern Hulk Buster, MK45, MK46, HBMK2 and the MK50! Wink

Back to the build, not much to report other than even special airbrush gold is difficult to use but the finish will be worth it! Silver after I've done the gold...then clear coat.

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This is the scene from the movie I'm going to replicate:

Stryker2011

Stryker2011
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Looking good so far. That’ll be cool with the gantry and steps.


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Credit to greygoose for the signature card

GubernatorFan

GubernatorFan
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Ambitious... But I am sure you are up to the challenge, as always.


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Rogerbee

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Looking good,

I do agree that some CGI has it's place, but, I like it to enhance reality rather than change it entirely. Not every actor can perform to nothing, it takes a lot of skill. Peter Jackson was able to get out of his cast what was needed to make everything convincing.

All the effects in OT Star Wars were pre CG. The original lightsabers and blaster fire were hand painted onto each frame of film. This all got cleaned up in 1997, so it all looks like CGI now.

CHEERS!

shovelchop81

shovelchop81
Stryker2011 wrote:Looking good so far. That’ll be cool with the gantry and steps.

I hope so!

GubernatorFan wrote:Ambitious... But I am sure you are up to the challenge, as always.

Should be interesting to pull off, not sure how far I'll go with the armour removed but I hoping to have an arm armour free so he can be walking and holding a tumbler of whisky while talking to JARVIS, seems very Tony to me! LOL.

Rogerbee wrote:
Looking good,

I do agree that some CGI has it's place, but, I like it to enhance reality rather than change it entirely. Not every actor can perform to nothing, it takes a lot of skill. Peter Jackson was able to get out of his cast what was needed to make everything convincing.

All the effects in OT Star Wars were pre CG. The original lightsabers and blaster fire were hand painted onto each frame of film. This all got cleaned up in 1997, so it all looks like CGI now.

CHEERS!

Cheers for the correction on the lightsabers etc.. I wasn't sure if that was the case or not, I just took an uneducated guess! LOL, I really should know these things!DOH.

Rogerbee

Rogerbee
Founding Father

Don't worry about it, even I don't know everything and never claim to.

CHEERS!

shovelchop81

shovelchop81
Well here they are airbrushed, I need to add silver details and clear coat but thought I'd take a pic before they possibly get mucked up as clear coat on metallics is very hit and miss..

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Stryker2011

Stryker2011
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Parts look good — now. Wink


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Credit to greygoose for the signature card

Rogerbee

Rogerbee
Founding Father

Yup, looks fine to me, through knackered eyes at 1:17am. GET TO BED ROGER!!!

CHEERS!

GubernatorFan

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So far the paintwork looks perfect to me.


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shovelchop81

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Stryker2011 wrote:Parts look good — now. Wink

Rogerbee wrote:
Yup, looks fine to me, through knackered eyes at 1:17am. GET TO BED ROGER!!!

CHEERS!

GubernatorFan wrote:So far the paintwork looks perfect to me.

Thanks guys! Definitely starting to look more like the MKVI now...

shovelchop81

shovelchop81
Been one hell of a crap week for so many reasons I won't go into but to add to it right after I paid the £230 for the gantry display set that appeared to have been released and in stock, the seller emailed me to ask if I knew this was a preorder and that the company TYS still hadn't given him a release date...just saying 'soon'... industrial code for 'we're not sure if it's ever going to be released and we might be having legal and financial difficulties we don't want to talk about'. So that sucks.
Still got some work done on the figure anyway... The KO helmet has been split apart, dremelled and filed down, ready to be cut in half for the (fingers crossed) gantry dio along with other parts left loose for the same purpose. I've ordered a nice new head for him too which was pretty cheap. Armour assembled and clear coated.

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That looks like a great sculpt. And it's a shame that the gantry is being delayed, because your figure looks ready and rearing to go.


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Stryker2011

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Yeah, that sucks about the gantry. Hopefully, it'll show up eventually. Nice work so far, Alex.


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shovelchop81

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GubernatorFan wrote:That looks like a great sculpt. And it's a shame that the gantry is being delayed, because your figure looks ready and rearing to go.

Stryker2011 wrote:Yeah, that sucks about the gantry. Hopefully, it'll show up eventually. Nice work so far, Alex.

Thanks guys! I'll give him a little weathering just to make him look real as opposed to the rather bland almost cartoon like colouring at the moment, looks like he stepped out of  Iron Man: Armoured Adventures (great cartoon but not the look I'm going for!LOL).

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You're right, weathering will add to the realism, although I am loving the excellent metallic job you've done already.


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GubernatorFan wrote:You're right, weathering will add to the realism, although I am loving the excellent metallic job you've done already.

Thasnks GF! Where's Roger at? Did all the weathering today and started an unarmoured arm to hold his drink with! Wink Not exactly screen accurate but this would be just after he had saved the Helicarrier (was he wearing the MKVI or MKVII suit, I forget) well he'd just battled or saved someone before he switches to the MKVII by jumping out of the window later on.
Got a bit trigger happy with the camera but it's hard to capture the weathering correctly as either doesn't show or it shows up more than it does IRL. I cut and pasted some images to show comparisons of changes etc..

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GubernatorFan

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It certainly appears to have worked!


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Nice work on the weathering. If I have one nit, and it’s a minor one, it looks like he has lady-hips; otherwise it’s looking very cool.


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shovelchop81

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GubernatorFan wrote:It certainly appears to have worked!

Cheers GF! It's more subtle in daylight but them who knows what scrap he'd just been in? Wink

Stryker2011 wrote:Nice work on the weathering. If I have one nit, and it’s a minor one, it looks like he has lady-hips; otherwise it’s looking very cool.

affraid lol! I hadn't noticed that until now! You're right, I wonder if I can fix that or just stick a Pepper Potts head on instead! Could be useful to get another to make a Rescue/First Aid PP too.

shovelchop81

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I found some random stuff including a tiny metal cheese grater that must have come from a Xmas cracker along with some of the other bits, to make some exoskeletal underarmour, i.e. the frame work etc.. under the armour for his left arm. I also had his new head arrive today, very nice indeed for £14! I've done most of the work to correct the 'lady hips' by dremelling out the sockets so they can sit closer to his crotch giving him a straighter waistline, I'll have to fill the inner gaps inside the thigh joints so will most likely use hot glue. I also did most of the Chopper Predator's helmet today not that it's related to this build at all!

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GubernatorFan

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I know that's not the point, but I also love the tiny metal cheese grater. Is it 1/6 scale?


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