Friday, 28 February 2014

Project New Sculpt by Bucky and OB Day 12: Cobra Troops Friday


Bucky:
''This version of the BAT was the first of two I did.  He came together rather easily, and a lot of the modding was done during the Iowa convention Assembly Required, at or near the joecustoms booth.  He ended up being a very close match to the original figure.  It's a unique look for the BAT, and a pretty cool one at that.''









  
OB:

''The DTC SAW Viper has always been a favorite of mine. It improved on the 1989 version in every way – colors, articulation and accessories – so including him in this project was a no-brainer for me. In fact, SAW Viper was one of the first figures that were made. I like him quite a lot, I may go back and make more, possibly with other environment-specific color schemes.''







 

OB:
''Iron Grenadier was released in the Spytroops line in two color schemes – Black and gray. I chose to homage the black version as that color has always been associated with Destro’s army. Although it is not as accurate to the 2003 figure, I replaced the silver with gold to further strengthen the ties with the vintage Iron Grenadier.''








Thursday, 27 February 2014

Project New Sculpt by Bucky and OB Day 11

A reminder that there is still time to take part in Customs Celebration VIII over at Joecustoms:

http://www.joecustoms.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=105



Bucky:
''Towards the last couple of weeks I was making these, OB was just slaying me with the incredible WIPs he was sending me and ideas that he had.  I was starting to lose steam, and I had kind of run out of ideas...and fodder!
 I sat down for a couple of nights and poured through Yojoe.com's archives trying to come up with ideas, and made some notes.  Fodder was getting hard to come by, but by luck, I had a table set up at Assembly Required and was able to make a couple of rounds to the dealer tables and buy some stuff and start on it while I was there.  Blowtorch is a retaliation Duke base with lower legs from retaliation zartan, both purchased from joeczar, Blowtorch and some others were started very sneakily at the Joecustoms booth.  It's a very simple recipe and I love the way it turned out.''











OB:
‘’I made this custom with Python Patrol in mind. I always saw Spytroops Dr Mindbender as that sub-team’s version of the character. The black and red color scheme and the snake skin pattern on the pants certainly evoke the New Sculpt PP colors.’’








OB:
‘’Introduced in the Spytroops line, Red Spot was GI Joe’s third Laser trooper. The original had a cool look, but needed some adjustments for the proportions and the color was a little bland. This was a good opportunity to modernize the figure. The Retaliation GI Joe Trooper mold was a good base. I went back and forth on the helmet. The PoC Beachhead helmet may not be my final choice, but it works for now.’’





Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Project New Sculpt by Bucky and OB Day 10

Bucky:
''I wanted to do Beach for the project, he had a unique look with the large gloves and rolled up sleeves in that era, which I tried to duplicate here. It ends up being somewhat of an interpretation of the new sculpt version rather than a straight up redo of the new sculpt version.''





Bucky:
''Dusty was a last minute entry to boost the ranks up on my end.  The original recipe I had just didn't pan out, so in the end, he ended up as almost an lbc.  I tried to change him up a little bit by adding the larger goggles, and used the new sculpt gear to tie him in with that era.''





OB:
''Rollbar is another new character introduced during the New Sculpt years. He got a couple of figures during that time and he was always a bit non-descript. As strange as it sounds, that is what attracted me to making this custom. GI Joe has always had a few ''generic'' looking soldiers – Grunt, Doc, Short Fuse, etc. Rollbar fits nicely into that group in my opinion.

The Humvee is barely a custom as I did not make any mods to it structurally or paint-wise. The base vehicle is the PTE Humvee and I added the Joe stickers.''