Sunday, April 5, 2020

Dreadnok Gator Raider

Much like its driver Death Metal, the Dreadnok Gator Raider was released in 2015 at the New Jersey Comic Con, and limited to 40 pieces. Rather than simply repainting a Water Moccasin, I went with a bigger boat, and had originally designed this in mind as a vehicle for Zanzibar.

Formula:

Boat: Adventure Force
Cannon: Cobra Venom Cycle
Grape Soda: Custom cast from AVAC'S Lab
Decals: Custom sheet from ToyHax.com

Paints used: Tamiya, Rust-Oleum, Citadel

Thanks for looking.






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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Permafrost

This was a quick repaint with some parts I had in the fodder bin that I had yet to find a use for. The hardest part was finding a code name for him that hadn't been used by Hasbro (or anyone else for that matter) to date.

Formula:

Head: Jakks Build 'N Brawl Kane
Body: Frostbite v12
Skirt: Zartan v17
Holster: Copperhead v4
Everything Else: Marauder Task Force

Paints used: Citadel, Model Master

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Rampart (Fix-Up)

Not so much a custom as it is a fix-up, I like to have functional accessories and gear on my figures when possible. And being we only saw Rampart without his head gear once in the DiC cartoon series (yes, I actually checked), he's never really been seen aside from that without his head gear.

Formula:

Hat: Custom cast from AVAC'S Lab
Head: Marauder Task Force
Everything else: FSS Rampart

Paints used: Citadel, Model Master. Netting texture created with a Micron .005 pen.

Thanks for looking.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Skystriker (Tiger Force)

First released in 1988 as part of the Tiger Force sub-team, Skystriker was a "Frankenfigure", meaning he used existing parts from 2 other figures to create a new one (Wild Weasel and Ripcord, respectively). When he was released again in 2015 as part of the convention set, he was, once again a "Frankenfigure", this time made up of parts from Tripwire, Snow Job, and Sgt. Airborne, and looked even less like his original incarnation. What I did here was try to get him to look closer to his first design, and added the removable helmet which the newer version lacked. Tiger stripes created with the use of a Micron .005 pen.

Formula:

Head: Duke v38
Body: Wild Weasel v6
Helmet: Custom cast from AVAC'S Lab
Pistol: Fodder bag

Paints used: Citadel, Model Master

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Sgt. Misha Zubenkov (Oktober Guard)

Yet another one of my favorite Oktober Guard characters that only had one figure produced, Sgt. Misha Zubenkov was originally released in 2006 by Hasbro, and only available as an online exclusive in a comic book 3-pack. When it came time for Hasbro to decide on characters for their 2012 Oktober Guard Operation Bear Trap convention set, they added a new character, rather than updating a classic one. So considering Misha got shafted, I decided to give him a modern take.

Formula:

Head: Storm Shadow v33
Glasses: Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade Dr. Henry Jones
Upper body and upper legs: Dusty v12
Lower legs: Specialist Dusty v1
Hat: Sgt. Misha Zubenkov v1
Everything else: Marauder Task Force

Paints used: Citadel, Model Master

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#GIJOE #OktoberGuard #SgtMishaZubenkov #SgtMisha #CustomActionFigure #Custom #Hasbro #MarauuderTaskForce #ActionFigurePhotography #ToySpotting

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

J-Bone (Johnny Mnemonic)

I really enjoy adding characters from other franchises to my Multiverse. Seeing as how in the 30+ years he's been featured in films and television shows, I find it quite odd Ice-T has yet to get an action figure of any kind, so I decided to remedy that. Even wrote a full bio for this one, blending his real life persona with this particular fictional one and expanding upon it to make him a Cobra agent. To give the head some character, I gave him the markings from the movie with a Micron .005 pen.

Formula:

Head: Burn Out v2
Everything else: Marauder Task Force
Cobra Sigil: Bad Mother Tattoos and Customs
Paints used: NONE!

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Backblast

Backblast was initially released in 1989 by Hasbro, and oddly enough, never got a modern update despite having 4 releases in the original line. The character had a very unique look for the time, as it wasn't a common thing for GI Joe members to go out into combat wearing a T-shirt (Salvo and later figures would change this). I went with almost strictly Marauder Task Force parts for this build, and actually had to modify the lower torso to fit the upper body. The equation on his leg was done by hand using a Micron .005 pen.

Formula:

Entire figure, harness, bandolier: Marauder Task Force
Helmet: Custom cast from AVAC'S Lab
Knife and sheath: Fodder box
Monocular and Missile Launcher System: Backblast v1
Go Army decal: Bad Mother Tattoos and Customs

Paints used: NONE!

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