Friday, 11 March 2016

Adventure People Rescue Copter and Safari








Air Rescue Copter
The Adventure People line was launched by Fisher Price in 1975. The sturdy sets allowed older kids to act out various action and adventure scenarios with the 4’’ figures and vehicles. I had a few sets as a kid (still have my Safari Truck packed away somewhere). Since I built a homage to the Safari Expedition in 2015, I figured I would keep the theme going with another one of my childhood favorites – the Air-Sea Rescue Copter.

I used the PTE Little Bird as a base. This allowed me to fit two pilots and there is a small area in the back to fit a stretcher. It replaces the original’s life raft, so my version is the Air-Land Rescue Copter. I stayed as true as possible to the original colors.

For the pilots, I tried to keep the ‘’simple’’ look and feel of the original figures. To do this, I used 25th parts. These have slightly less sculpted detail than the more modern bank. At the same time, 25th parts have a decent range of motion. The paint colors mimic the original figures as well.

All: PTE Little Bird with weapons removed








 

Air Rescue Pilot Jess
Head: DG Duke
Helmet: 25th Pilot Scarlett
Torso: 25th Viper
Arms, hands: 25th Spirit
Upper legs: Resolute Cobra Trooper
Lower legs: 25th Ripcord
Lower legs: 25th Ripcord

Air Rescue Pilot Roger
Head: RoC Ripcord
Helmet: 25th Pilot Scarlett
Torso: 25th Viper
Arms, hands: 25th Spirit
Upper legs: Resolute Cobra Trooper
Lower legs: 25th Ripcord








 
Safari Adventurer – Jim
The Adventure People line was launched by Fisher Price in 1975. The sturdy sets allowed older kids to act out various action and adventure scenarios with the 4’’ figures and vehicles. I had a few sets as a kid (still have my Safari Truck packed away somewhere). Since I built a homage to the Safari Expedition in 2015, I thought it would be fun to go back and make the proper figures for the set.

I started with Jim, the dad, or the leader of the expedition depending on how you look at it. He was a pretty straight forward build. I used similar parts to my other Adventure People figures that I have made so far. The Spirit hands homage the strange sculpted hands of the originals.






Head: 25th Steeler

Hat: VvV Wild Bill
Torso, arms: 25th Spirit
Upper legs: Ret Colton (2x right thigh)
Lower legs: Ret Colton (2x right shin)
Feet: Ret Colton

 
Safari Adventurer – Jody
After making Jim – the expedition leader – I looked at making Mom. However, after making April O’neil and Canary Ann custos in the past few months, I figured I had enough figures clad all in yellow. Instead, I decided to make Jody from the Safari Expidition set.









 

Head: DTC Lady Jaye
Torso, arms: 25th Lady Jaye
Legs: RoC Breaker

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