Wednesday, 1 July 2015

GI Joe Resurgence Day 1: Strongarm and Landmine & Sniffer

Day 1:

''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…''

Strongarm - Single carded figure

Filecard by Thomas Wheeler (GI Trekker)


From the desk of Bucky:
Strong Arm: I wanted to do an updated Sgt. Slaughter that wasn't Sarge himself. My initial thought was to make the new Joe trainer a lean fighter type guy like the light heavyweights in MMA. After some discussion with the guys, I started a build that was a big guy. I wanted him to stand out, and if he's no bigger than all the other Joes, he'd get lost in the shuffle. I found some inspiration in Brock Lesnar, and the look is kind of based off Brock when he was sporting a flattop and a beard. I kept swapping parts around until I found a build that looked large and looked proportionate. I originally had Retaliation Roadblock arms on him. I could not get the elbow joints to not chip, and after many unsuccessful attempts, found a way around it by making it look as though he's wearing a workout shirt. Dusty79 provided me with the decal for the chest. I asked for "no pain no gain" and he sent me several different ones to choose from, and the muscle guy was my favorite. Hypnohustler recommended doing something to the upper body to break up the black when he saw the figure at Joecon. The red white and blue harness is a result of his advice.

Parts used:
Head-road pig
Torso and lower arms-retaliation roadblock
Upper arms-50th Destro
Legs-retaliation roadblock

Landmine & Sniffer - Single carded figure

Filecard by Charles Cushman (Raptor)

From the desk of Oreobuilder:
A realistic explosives ordnance disposal specialist has been on my to-do list for a while now. Landmine finally came about when I bought a True Heroes vehicle at Toys R Us. The figures from that line aren’t great, but the head was well rendered and was useful for this project. I had the idea of including the dog after seeing an episode of NCIS that featured Marine EOD canines. Some of my favorite classic figures included animal partners, so it was a good opportunity to do the same here.

Head: True Heroes
Torso, arms: 25th Blowtorch
Legs: 30th Hazard Viper
Vest: PoC Skydive


  1. Off to a great start! Exceptional characters and designs! I'm hooked.

  2. Thank you! Really glad that you are enjoying it. We still have a lot of stuff to show.