Olive Man and His Pimento of Justice!!!

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Introduction: Olive Man and His Pimento of Justice!!!

About: I'm cheap and like to use what I have on hand and I really enjoy taking things apart to salvage parts. Rather than be a precise engineering type of person, I'm more of an enthusiastic tinkerer. Making things...

I made this figure about a year ago. It is a superhero I call Olive Man. He has a Pimento of Justice which shines forth to destroy evil-doers. (OK it is really a 3 volt red LED hooked to a battery case and switch I got from a dollar store. The wiring was inspired by several LED flashlights I had seen here on Instructables).

Olive Man's head is a small ball I found in the backyard which I painted olive green. I mounted it on the body of an alien figure. I accomplished this via one of my favorite figure mod techniques. I use an awl to poke holes in the parts I want to join and then use a portion of paper clip as a support. Then add a dab of super glue to hold it together.

Then I used epoxy to secure Olive Man to the battery pack.

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    I like this, I might make a spin-off of this.

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    Be sure to post it so we can see how Olive Man develops. Or would it Progeny of Olive Man? I'm envisioning an entire series of B-Movies.

    Olive Man lives in his creator's basement and hasn't bired a publicist or you know saved the world so he's not a household name...yet. :)

    I can't wait until that day!

    I love pointless cute stuff! :D

    Thanks. Now were you describing Olive Man or me?

    Thanks. Glad you liked it.

    ooh ooh we have an Italian greyhound too, Rizzo, and we just got a Boston terrier we call Charlie. Rizzo's 10 but is all puppy, cept for 11 hours of sleeping he does and the white face.

    wait, that dog in the pic is a sculpture, lookit the tail! gotta be.

    Yes, but we own three actual greyhounds, as well as numerous greyhound statues. You might say we are big fans of greyhounds.

    Actually that is a statue of a dog behind Olive Man, but you are correct it is a greyhound. We have three real hounds bounding about the house. If you check my ible re: Cost Cutting Tips you can see a pic of our youngest grey lounging on the couch.

    Nice. Quirky and awesome. Btw, if you figure out the macro mode on your camera, your photos will look a lot better (in focus at short distances.)

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll have to play around with the camera...or...read the manual!!!! :)