Orca w. Riptide and Broadside – Foxtrot Vehicle 59.99$ MSRP
Look out Cobra! The Orca silently launches from the USS Flagg to invade Cobra shores. The anti-aircraft battery defends the ship while the dual 5 inch deck gun softens up enemy positions on the beach. Features 2 decks, 2 opening ramps, accessories and can carry up to three GI Joe vehicles! Includes GI Joe naval commander Riptide and gunner Broadside! Other figures and vehicles sold separately!
From the desk of Oreobuilder:
Last year, a friend of mine spotted the Playmobil Ferry and suggested it would make a good GI Joe Landing Craft. At the time, I had just finished my GI Joe Train, so I was not in the mood to start another largish vehicle project. Still, when I saw the set at a good price, I picked one up. I unboxed it and fiddled around with it a bit, but by that time, other projects, namely the 50th Anniversary Tribute and Project New Sculpt, were in full swing, so the Landing Craft project got put on ice.
In March, Bucky and I started brainstorming for this project. The landing craft was in the back on my mind and I was not sure I wanted to do it, but I decided that this was a great opportunity to get off my butt and get it done. I’m glad I did, I’m really happy with the way it turned out.
For the drivers, my goal was to do as little painting as possible, so I tried to choose my parts wisely.