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

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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.


volquete (author)2008-11-26


Jackhole (author)2008-11-12

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

RadBear (author)Jackhole2008-11-12

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.

dark sponge (author)2008-11-11


I wonder why i've never heard of him before...

RadBear (author)dark sponge2008-11-11

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. :)

dark sponge (author)RadBear2008-11-12

I can't wait until that day!

jessyratfink (author)2008-11-12

I love pointless cute stuff! :D

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-11-10

Odd but awesome!

RadBear (author)LinuxH4x0r2008-11-11

Thanks. Now were you describing Olive Man or me?

LinuxH4x0r (author)RadBear2008-11-11

Both :P

Plasmana (author)2008-11-11

That is really unusual and cool!

RadBear (author)Plasmana2008-11-11

Thanks. Glad you liked it.

FathomBoy91 (author)2008-11-11

Cool idea! Is your dog in the hound family? I have an IG..

bustedit (author)FathomBoy912008-11-11

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.

bustedit (author)bustedit2008-11-11

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

RadBear (author)bustedit2008-11-11

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

RadBear (author)FathomBoy912008-11-11

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.

nagutron (author)2008-11-11

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.)

RadBear (author)nagutron2008-11-11

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

kelseymh (author)2008-11-11

Is Olive Man a member of the Civic-Minded Five?

RadBear (author)kelseymh2008-11-11

To the best of my knowledge he isn't but for all I know instead of standing there uselessly in the basement like he appears to, he could be out smiting the dastardly with his pimento of justice shining forth like the judging gaze of god himself.

canida (author)2008-11-11

Wow. A nice reuse project - I'm speechless.

RadBear (author)canida2008-11-11


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