Sunday, 3 March 2019

Resurgence Night Force Day 14

Script and photography by Oreobuilder
Story outline: bucky, danofthedead and Oreobuilder
Editing and all art by Doe138















Chuckles by Oreobuilder
I have been thinking a lot about the Valor vs Venom era "Infiltrate Cobra Island" set. This set has always intrigued me. I started collecting as an adult shortly after this set was announced and cancelled, so I had not heard about the story behind it until many years later (Thank you Mike T. from Forgotten Figures for posting the whole story on his blog).

For the Night Force project, I decided to change the makeup of the team. In addition to Agent Faces, I thought Chuckles would make a great character to infiltrate Cobra Island. I toyed with having him dressed as various Cobra troops, but settled with the Shadow Guard. I figured that he would disguise himself as a trooper that would have higher security clearance to access sensitive areas of the base.

Head: 30th Renegades Duke
Body, arms, legs: DG Cobra Commander
Backpack: 25th Crimson Guard Fred
Helmet: AVAC cast
Rifle: Vintage accessory pack


Agent Faces by Oreobuilder
I have been thinking a lot about the Valor vs Venom era "Infiltrate Cobra Island" set. This set has always intrigued me. I started collecting as an adult shortly after this set was announced and cancelled, so I had not heard about the story behind it until many years later (Thank you Mike T. from Forgotten Figures for posting the whole story on his blog).

For the Night Force project, I decided to change the makeup of the team. I started with Agent Faces. I previously made a Crimson Guard version several years ago. This time, he is sporting a Shadow Guard outfit to fit the theme.

Head: Marauder MTF
Body, arms, legs: DG Cobra Commander
Backpack: 25th Crimson Guard Fred
Helmet: AVAC cast
Rifle: Vintage accessory pack


Night Landing by Oreobuilder
I have been thinking a lot about the Valor vs Venom era "Infiltrate Cobra Island’" set. This set has always intrigued me. I started collecting as an adult shortly after this set was announced and cancelled, so I had not heard about the story behind it until many years later (Thank you Mike T. from Forgotten Figures for posting the whole story on his blog).

I had a beat up vintage Night Landing that was missing its motor and most of the accessories. I wanted to give it a second life, so I stripped it of its original stickers and it got a coat of black paint. Without its motor, it is similar to the raft from the original set while also fitting two team members.

All: Vintage Cobra Night Landing













Saturday, 2 March 2019

Resurgence Night Force Day 13

Script and photography by Oreobuilder
Story outline: bucky, danofthedead and Oreobuilder
Editing and all art by Doe138



















Wild Weasel by Oreobuilder
We wanted to use bad guys that we had not introduced into our Resurgence universe yet for our Night Force project. Over the years, we have introduced a bunch of new characters as well as re-introduced most of the known named Cobras and given them new or updated looks. One character that has not been brought into the Resurgence-verse is Wild Weasel. Our first draft of the story for this chapter would have seen Firefly and Wild Weasel combine their efforts to retrieve the amulet that Cobra lost at the hands of the Adventure Team. This would have been a nod the introduction of these two characters in the original Marvel comics.

For my custom, I drew on several sources for inspiration. I started with the jacket, I had seen it used as a pilot/bomber jacket on a few customs and liked the look. I kept the 25th legs as a callback to the vintage version and I wanted to keep the map and leg accessories. For the colors, the New Sculpt era has several Wild Weasel figures that used black and red. Those colors were perfect for the Night Ops vibe we wanted for the project.

Head: ROC Charbroil with PoC Shock Trooper goggles
Torso: Retaliation Firefly
Arms: 50th Arctic Snake Eyes
Legs: 25th Wild Weasel
Shadow Wing by Oreobuilder
Once we decided that Wild Weasel was going to be a part of our Night Force project, I started thinking about a ride for him. After all, what is a pilot if he has no aircraft to fly? I had a spare Rise of Cobra Sky Sweeper that I really did not know what to do with. To make it different from the Firebat and to give it a Night Ops flavor, I opted to paint it black, gray and red to match the vintage Night Raven.

I imagine it takes off vertically and the top-mounted SCRAMjet engines engage once the critical altitude is achieved. This allows the Night Attack Firebat to fly higher and faster out of the range of GI Joe air defenses, making it a perfect aircraft for night attacks and recon missions.

All: ROC Sky Sweeper