Tuesday, 22 July 2014

GI Joe Resurgence! Day 22 - Venom Chopper w. Gyro-Viper

Venom Chopper w. Gyro-Viper – Echo Vehicle 39.99$ MSRP
Cobra takes to the air with the Venom Chopper! This ominous looking copter has a complete arsenal of bombs and missiles, detailed engines with removable covers, pivoting fans and opening cockpit. Opening rear access ramp reveals payload bay! Manually operated winch drops Cobra troops into war zones. Carries up to 7 troops! Includes pilot Gyro-Viper. Other figures sold separately.


From the desk of Oreobuilder:
The Cobra Transport Chopper from the original Marvel comic run is one of the most requested never-produced vehicles. About 8 years ago, I had the idea of combining a junker Tomahawk with a HISS IV as an attempt to create a modern version of the old Cobra helicopter. I had all the necessary parts. However, at the time, I was just starting to customize and did not have the knowledge, experience and tools to take on such a project. The parts were sold off in a purge and the project was shelved.

Since then, I have taken on many vehicle customs, so I felt comfortable finally putting this vehicle back on the table. This project was a perfect opportunity.  It is not meant to recreate the Marvel Cobra Copter, but I wanted it to have strong Cobra vibes. In the end, it turned out pretty much as I imagined it 8 years ago.

The Gyro-Viper is a straight up ME version of the 1987 figure. I tried to stay as true as possible to the original.

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