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Creating Custom Duplo British Redcoat Figures

evanceltevancelt Boulder, COMember Posts: 7
Previously, I’ve posted about my experiments in Creating Customized Duplo Figures by re-combining existing figures into new combinations. Recently, while playing Duplos with my sons, we noticed that the official Duplo pirate characters didn’t have a “good guy” royal navy to battle against. So we made one that kind of resembles British Redcoats!

By combining the gray tricorn hat from the skipper figure, the red coat from the pirate captain figure, and the gray pants from some knight figures, we came up with a standardized uniform for the sailors. We left one guy with an eyepatch to be the captain of the good guys, and then made some figures with a variety of the faces available.

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  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,028
    Nice! I'm also a big DUPLO fan (Castle), and really enjoyed your previous articles. You mention that these smaller-headed figures have a screw inside their head instead of the pinch-pin. Do you have a picture of that?
  • evanceltevancelt Boulder, COMember Posts: 7
    Unfortunately, my phone battery had died while we were putting these guys together so I wasn't able to snap a picture of the head screw.

    Rather than the pinch pin that is connected to the hair in the newer figures, these small head figures had three pieces that made up the heads: the scalp/hat with the threaded screw receptacle, the face, and a plastic insert that accepted the Phillips screw and kept the head on the body.
  • M1J0EM1J0E Calgary, ABMember Posts: 475
    Wow those look awesome!  Nice work
  • evanceltevancelt Boulder, COMember Posts: 7
    Hi Akunthita - I had a chance to go take one of the small head figures apart again recently and snapped some pictures of what the head components look like. I've updated the original post to include new pictures.
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