1/6th scale, resin with straw and wood
YEOW!!! I was so psyched when I first saw a photo of this model unbuilt, I just had to get one!
Just like in the 1964 film, it was finally delivered to me surreptitiously.
The little mouse has big ears and lots of lawyers, so my lips are sealed. Actually, I couldn't help you get one anyway.
I still have no idea who produced this kit.
The straw is glued into the inside brim of the hat using Elmer's glue. I also built up a little bulge on the right side of the hat using Alves putty around a small nail.
Then I removed the nail before the putty dried. Once it was dry, I painted the hat and inserted straw through the hole, which is how it looked in the film.
I also drilled two small holes in the hat and added a strap made of white rope, which was also present in the film.
The wood coming out of his shoulders was carved from balsa wood.
I am hoping someday that the Rum Runner's two henchmen will also be made by the mysterious producer -
they'd make a great trio!
This TV movie thrilled me when I was six years old in 1964. It finally saw a limited DVD release a few years ago, and I must admit
it stills holds up well. I think I've watched it four times since buying it.
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