Thursday, 24 April 2014

50th Anniversary: Tiger Force Tripwire

Collectors are split in their opinions when it comes to Tiger Force. Some love it, others are turned off by the bright color scheme. When the line came out in 1988, I was 12 and growing out of Joes. I remember seeing the commercials on TV and thinking that the figures and vehicles were really cool, but I never got any as a kid. When I started collecting as an adult, I picked up a couple of vehicles - the Tigerfly and Tigerfish - and immediately took to them.

Unfortunately, up to now, I have not taken the time to expand the ranks of my Tiger Force team much beyond the 25th Anniversary figures that we got - Flint, Duke and Wild Bill. I did make my own Wreckage and Star Duster a few years ago. Those customs are outdated now as are the original 25th figures.

So, in an effort to modernize my Tiger Force roster, here is the next entry in my series of ''Ultimate'' style figures: Tiger Force Tripwire. Hopefully, he will be the first of many to come.



With the other ''Ultimates''

An Update!

My apologies for the recent lack of updates. Real life has been busier of late. Also, I have slowed down my customizing and taken a bit of a break. With the large projects that I have tackled in the last year - the GI Joe Train, Battle Corps Month, Project New Sculpt and the 50th Anniversary Tribute, not to mention the a couple of Group Projects and a some one-off figures here and there - I have probably crafted about 150 figures and vehicles since this time last year.

After a short break to recharge my creative batteries, reorganize my workspace and restock my supplies, I am slowly starting to get back into it. I have not been completely idle. I am currently working with fellow customizer Bucky on another large project. We will rolling that one out sometime this Summer.

Also, to continue my commemoration of GI Joe's 50th Anniversary, I also have a series of ''Ultimate'' figures planned. I will post these as they are finished.

Lastly, I have at least 50 figures and vehicles at various stages of completeness that I'm hoping to finish in the next few months. These will encompass various themes and eras.

All in all, there will be a lot to look forward to in the next while.