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.
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.
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.
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.