Tuesday, 14 January 2014
50th Anniversary Day 14: German Soldier and Australian Jungle Fighter
In 1966, Hasbro launched the ‘’Soldiers of the World’’. This sub-line consisted of 6 different soldiers dressed in authentic uniforms including:
- Russian Infantryman
- French Resistance Fighter
- British Commando
- Japanese Imperial Soldier
The last two, the German Stormtrooper and the Australian Jungle Fighter, are the ones that I made as customs. To represent different ethnicities, Hasbro gave these GI Joes brand new head sculpts.
To pay homage to the originals, I elected not to use my standard vintage head for these customs. I thought the 25th Hawk head had a good likeness to the original 12’’ ‘’European’’ style head.