Wednesday, 22 July 2015

GI Joe Resurgence II Day 23: SWARM Invasion 3-Pack

''Cobra Commander has hatched a new fiendish plan to take over the World! He has given Glitch a new mission: build Cobra a new army. Using new alloys developed by Dr Mindbender and Cobra’s Science Division, Glitch has created a suit of armor to control and command his ultimate army - the SWARM!''

SWARM Invasion 3-Pack - Delta Class vehicle set

B.A.T. technology has been seemlessly integrated into the new Cobra war machine through the creation of Howler. This version of the B.A.T. propagates orders on the battlefield to the SWARM, including aerial and ground drones. Reapers attack from the air and Ransackers attack from the ground. Both drones are heavily armored and armed. A swarming Howler unit is something to behold and strikes fear into the heart of any enemy.

Filecard by Charles Cushman (Raptor)

From the desk of Dusty79:

This BAT Drone Operator was initially supposed to have just been a Data-BAT. While I was brainstorming ideas for this project I thought it would be cool if the SWARM had some heavily armored and heavily armed vehicles to include in assaults on GI Joe. I wanted them to be unmanned and controlled remotely. This guy was sitting on my WIP shelf and struck me as the perfect setup to control and operate a fleet of attack vehicles. The Ransacker drone was made out of what was intially going to be an attempted update on the Bridgelayer that I could not figure out the bridge portion of, so it was repurposed and changed quite a bit to make it more suitable for this application. Those changes mainly being a gun installed at every possible place. For the Reaper, I wanted something larger than the small drones Hasbro gave us, but smaller than a full size jet, so the Firebat/Skysweeper seemed perfect. I utilized pieces from both of those vehicles to get this where I wanted it to be.

Parts used:

Webgear-Retaliation Data-Viper
Body-25th BAT with gun holster modded

POC Ice Cutter
Retaliation HISS treads
Halo guns and fodder
Cast Gatling gun barrels

25th Firebat with parts from ROC Skysweeper
Halo guns
Cast Gatling gun barrel
Various pieces of fodder

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