Saturday, 15 July 2017

Cobra MSV

The Cobra MSV was originally released in 1983 only at Sears in Canada. Because it was produced in limited numbers, it has become a highly sought after collector’s item. Since I don’t want to pay secondary market prices for this set, it has been on my customs to-do list for a while. The recent announcement of the 2017 SDCC exclusive Missile Command HQ kick started my interest in all things early ARAH, so I whipped out my WIP and got it completed. It is a simple custom. Paint everything black, add Cobra stickers, done. However, I kept some dark gray parts of the 50th VAMP unpainted to break up the black.

VAMP: 50th VAMP with vintage gun and PTE clip
MMS: Vintage

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

GI Joe Redemption Bonus Day

Bonus Day

Collect Them All!




All Joes


Skull Squad

Public Service Announcement

Monday, 10 July 2017

GI Joe Redemption Day 10: The Endgame

Day 10 The Endgame

Large Vehicle - Skull Crusher w. Rip-It by Oreobuilder

From the desk of Oreobuilder:
Every year, the Club offers a large vehicle to complement the convention set, so we wanted to do the same. I tried to avoid using a vehicle that the Club has already used, so I looked at the Retaliation HISS. I think that it complements the Skull Squad forces nicely. Since it already looks quite menacing, I only made a small modification on the front by adding a couple of extra guns. After that, it was only a matter of making the color distribution similar to the Skull Raider’s and that was that.

Retaliation HISS with added guns from POC Tiger Snake

Rip-It by Oreobuilder

From the desk of Oreobuilder:
Once I settled on turning a Retaliation HISS into the Skull Crusher, a driver was required, so Rip-It made the jump from Cobra. This was a really quick custom since I had done most of the work for a previous custom. A few years ago, I made a Major Bludd custom using most of these parts. However, I now have several Bludd customs and that one became expendable. I swapped out the lower legs, cleaned it up and added some extra details. After that, I swapped and painted a 25th HISS Driver head and poof! Skull Squad Rip-It.

Head: 25th HISS Driver
Torso, arms, armor: Resolute Zartan
Legs: 50th Hawk

Parachute Figure by Oreobuilder 

From the desk of Oreobuilder:
For the parachute figure, we thought it would be fun to include a reference to the next chapter in our Resurgence saga. With Cobra fractured, we wanted a character that could act as a courier between Bludd’s forces and another faction that we wanted to explore in the next installment. Since there is already one infamous courier in GI Joe lore – Scar Face – we decided to bring him back. This time, he has a new employer. For the custom, I started from one of my previous Crimson Guard customs. I updated a few parts and gave him a Scar Face head and helmet.

Head, helmet: Resolute Cobra Trooper
Torso, upper arms: Retaliation Cobra Commander
Lower arms: 25th Crimson Guard
Upper Legs: Retaliation Alley Viper
Lower legs: DG Cobra Commander

NEXT: Bonus Day with group shots and a PSA...

Sunday, 9 July 2017

GI Joe Redemption Day 9: Cobra Mercenaries

Day 9 Cobra Mercenaries 2-Pack

Zandar by bucky

From the desk of bucky:
Zandar seems to always be portrayed as the forgotten sibling in the family, and that idea and theme is continued in our universe. I tried to keep with a somewhat classic color pattern, and made him somewhat of a bladed weapon/knife expert. I believe that idea originates in the Devils Due run.

Hood- unknown cast
Torso-snake eyes
Lower arms-kamakura
Upper legs-lowlight
Lower legs- kamakura

Widowmaker by bucky 

From the desk of bucky
The winter soldier head was lying in my fodder box, and though it was too small for most Joe bodies, it seemed to be passable as a female. The idea here is a female assasin for Cobra, that is not a ninja, more or a commando.

Gauntlets- marvel figure
Upper legs-baroness
Lower legs-agent helix
Head-winter soldier

NEXT: The Endgame...