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Dickens & Dave
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Well, it looks like I took that group photo in the other thread just a little too soon.
I've pretty much decided I'm going to sell one of the figures that are in the group picture because I just got another figure.

This new figure is from our own Matt_24, and I immediately loved the look of this figure. I had no plans to buy any more figures, did not want to buy any more figures, (especially after just having bought a couple recently), but this figure just really captured my eye and wouldn't let go, so I caved in and got him.

This figure started out as a Foy Brown figure which Matt resculpted. Now some folks don't like the idea of someone resculpting an older carved figure, but in this case, it wasn't any loss. I probably shouldn't say this because there might be some people here who like them, but personally, I think Foy Brown figures are some of the butt ugliest figures I've ever seen. They all look like they have pig snouts, and the male figures all look like a variation of the Pee Wee Herman Billy Baloney.
I think Matt's work on him is a major improvement.

Now before I post the pictures - there is one thing I just realized. I may have fallen in love with this figure, especially once he was in my hands, had him talking right away with a voice I like for him, but I haven't even begun to think of name for him, and nothing is coming to me easily.
But if anyone would like to post suggestions, please do (of course his last name will be "Dickens" same as the rest of my little vent family).

Okay, here are the pictures - the larger ones are mine, and the smaller ones are Matt's. I posted Matt's pictures too because to me, for some reason in my pictures, he looks kind of grumpy, in Matt's pictures he doesn't, and Matt's pictures are more representative of the way he looks "in person".

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Eric Rose
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Go varsity - name him "Please Pass the Bread and Butter Dickens."

or else maybe Dr. Donald Dickens because he looks like a professor. I'd add some elbow patches on the coat, though.




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I agree that he looks professorial. Trevor? Quintus? Charles? (Oops, that's taken).
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Great looking figure Blueshawk1. I think your photos were taken from a slightly higher angle giving him more of a furrowed brow look. Matt's photos appear to be more at eye level reducing this effect. I could see that being useful when manipulating him to slightly change his look. As for the name, that face just screams MAXWELL to me.

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Ichabod Dickens III (the third, LOL) is my suggestion. I'm very glad that you like him so much!
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How about "Dexter Dickens"? Keeps the phonetics flowing.

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I was thinking of an alliterative name too.. Deiter Dickens, but I do like the other ideas. I also think he looks professor-like and he should be Dr. Deiter or Dr. Dexter.. That's good.. I think my favorite.. Dr. Dexter Dickens. OR.. like from the play "Cats".. Deuteronomy. Dr. Deuteronomy Dickens.
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Dickens & Dave
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On 2011-02-07 12:35, Dash & Me wrote:
Great looking figure Blueshawk1. I think your photos were taken from a slightly higher angle giving him more of a furrowed brow look. Matt's photos appear to be more at eye level reducing this effect.

I tried taking pics from every angle, kneeling in front him, sitting in front of him, etc. I think it's more due to the fact that as a picture taker, I suck.
(Plus my camera's getting older, to give an idea, it's 5 megapixel, now they're up to 12 & 14 megapixel models - but even with a newer one, my pictures would probably still suck.)
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On 2011-02-07 13:42, Steve at The Dummy Shoppe wrote:
How about "Dexter Dickens"? Keeps the phonetics flowing.

Keeping the phonetics flowing does appeal to me, probably why I already have a "Dondi Dickens", "Darren Dickens" & "Dagwood Dickens"., so I like "Dexter".
I also like Mr. Pitts' "Deiter" and "Deuteronomy" - if I went with "Deuteronomy" or something else long and "different" like that, I could refer to him as "Prof. D.", and a few jokes could probably be built on asking what the "D" is for.

But mostly, I'm glad I posted asking for suggestions because you've all helped more than I was planning. I just knew I loved this figure, and I had a voice, but I hadn't decided yet on what his character would be (which probably contributed to my not being able to come up with a name). I like the professor idea. Maybe a bit of an absent-minded professor, I could have a lot of fun with that.

Thanks everyone! (and feel free to keep the name ideas coming - I haven't decided definitely yet).
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How about an Argyle sweater with the letter "D" in the middle. Then whichever of the flowing phonetics you go with, he could be kind of a nerdy, superhero type of professor? However, to keep yourself out of trouble, even if he is a "Dr." stay away from two "DD"'s - lol

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Humprey Higgens, or maybe Lawrence Lloyd (Larry for Short) Sidney Snodgrass. This is a wonderful figure Good luck in finding this fellow a moniker.
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On 2011-02-07 18:13, Steve at The Dummy Shoppe wrote:
How about an Argyle sweater with the letter "D" in the middle. Then whichever of the flowing phonetics you go with, he could be kind of a nerdy, superhero type of professor? However, to keep yourself out of trouble, even if he is a "Dr." stay away from two "DD"'s - lol


Hahaaa, I didn't think about that when I had the female Poyner figure, I called her "Dani Dickens", and she was, how can I say it, generously "proportioned"...
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I tried taking pics from every angle, kneeling in front him, sitting in front of him, etc. I think it's more due to the fact that as a picture taker, I suck.
(Plus my camera's getting older, to give an idea, it's 5 megapixel, now they're up to 12 & 14 megapixel models - but even with a newer one, my pictures would probably still suck.)
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A shorter lens close to the face elongates the features and makes the nose and chin look longer; If you attempted to take the photograph using a normal lens (50mm) you may have to stand back for a longer shot; as you can see, Matt’s photos are taken from a further distance. If all you have is the lens that came with the camera, shoot further away and then crop closer in an editing program.
A longer lens nearer to a 100 to 140 mm lens is concreted a portrait lens. If you own a longer lens, try to photograph the figure with about an inch from the top of the head to the top of the frame and have the chest visible in the bottom of the viewfinder.
Concerning the 5 megapixel camera you own, it’s fine for the type of photos that you are enlarging to 8X10 and for photos you are posting here on the café,
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Well I think I've decided on "Deiter Dickens". It was a really tough decision between "Dexter" and "Deiter", but since my other "D" names were a little more uncommon, like "Dondi" - how often do you hear that one (and who here besides me remembers that comic strip that I got the name from?). I don't think "Dagwood" is all that common either, and I'm guessing "Deiter" is more uncommon than "Dexter", I've never even heard the name "Deiter" before.
Haven't decided if I'll refer to him as "Prof." or "Dr." yet, but there's time for that, and the decision might be made for me as I'm talking to him and developing material.
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I think "Deiter" is very common in Germany. Kind of like "Jim"

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Oh sure....knock the heck out of my weak logic...... Smile
Actually, I was thinking about it more anyway, and starting to lean back towards "Dexter".
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I believe Robert McRay named one of his early big head figures Deiter.
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The reason I first leaned toward Dexter is the conotation of Poindexter, or a little pinheaded genius.

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I like Poindexter too, but will stick with just "Dexter".
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I agree. With just Dexter, you get to maintain the phonetic flow, but the subconscious image of a Poindexter still seems to be there in the back of your mind. (But then not everybody thinks the same, thank the Good Lord)

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Wow! So you were the lucky bidder on ebay, eh? I was sorely tempted to bid on him myself; It's good to know he found a good home!

I just couldn't stop thinking of Stephen Colbert everytime I saw the picture...
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