Thursday, 9 July 2015

GI Joe Resurgence II Day 9: High Noon

''Following the disastrous events of Operation Waterfront where several Joes were taken prisoner by Cobra, General Hawk has tasked Chuckles to put together a team to find and rescue his men. Meanwhile, a new group of GI Joe recruits are tasked with finding out what Cobra’s new plan is. Little do they know that both missions will lead them to Gold Springs, a nice little town in the desert…''

High Noon - Deluxe figure
Filecard by Thomas Wheeler (GITrekker)

From the desk of Bucky:
I've been to Tombstone, Arizona. Lincoln County, New Mexico, and Fort Sumner, New Mexico to visit the Kid's grave. All towns connected to various colorful characters tied to the old west. I'm a somewhat novice old west buff, having spent my youth in AZ, but not really pursuing it much until the last couple of years. The new found interest was taken and I decided to work it into a Joe. The idea was in my head for most of part 1, and the character Eagle Eye was going to be High Noon. Over the course of a couple of months, Eagle Eye morphed into something completely different and not western at all, and the name was shelved for another go round, this time with heavy Old West influence as I wanted him to be.
I really enjoyed making this figure quite a bit, and did what I could to differentiate him from Wild Bill. He went through numerous torsos and scarf combos before I settled on one I liked. One of my favorite figures I've done in a couple of years.
A fun note, on the Eagle Eye figure for Resurgence part 1, you can actually see the gun High Noon uses also attached to Eagle's backpack.

Parts Used:
New Sculpt Wild Bill Hat
PoC Recondo Head, Sculpted hair and mustache
Wolverine Origins Coat
Hobbit Figure Vest, Modified
Upper Legs: Storm Shadow
Lower Legs: B.A.T.
Upper Arms: Snake Eyes
Star Wars figure belt
Lower Arms: Dollar General Cobra Commander

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