Sunday, 16 December 2012

Project Retro - Cobra

Here are some more customs that have been done for a while (about two years now), but never published.

Up to now, my retro project has focused mostly on GI Joe. But what are good guys without bad guys? My approach to Project Retro was to imagine what GI Joe and Cobra looked like circa 1980, a couple of years after the Adventure Team and about 2 years before we officially met them in 1982.
I eliminated most of the regal and over the top elements and gave them all some more basic fatigues. I wanted to convey the idea that this is the birth of a para-military group. The uniforms are simple and the equipment is bought from surplus.

Cobra Commander has three looks: the pyramid scheme used car saleman, the fatigues with ski mask (an early version of the hooded look) and the battle helmet. For the Baroness, I went with something similar to her look in Marvel #1. Major Bludd, in 1980 hasn't yet suffered the loss if his right arm. Cobra Militia Members wear simple shirts and trousers with face mask and surplus WWII helmets.



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