Friday, 24 July 2015

GI Joe Resurgence II Day 24: GI Joe SWARM Hunters Battle Unit

''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…''

GI Joe SWARM Hunters - Delta Class vehicle set
This advanced GI Joe unit is equipped with cutting-edge technology and heavy weapons to combat the SWARM menace!

HARV-7 (Heavy Assault and Recovery Transport) and Starwolf Helicopter w. Slim, Dash & Dakota
The most sophisticated tank in the Joe arsenal, it can smash through Cobra fortifications with ease! The Heavy Armored Recovery Vehicle has duel, top mounted missile racks, a rear-mounted anti-aircraft gun, opening side doors and canopy. Launch the Starwolf Attack Helicopter to provide air support against the Cobra SWARM. Includes Driver DAKOTA, helicopter pilot Dash and commander SLIM!






Filecards by Charles Cushman (Raptor)






























From the desk of Oreobuilder:
I loved Starcom as a kid. I had a few of the vehicles and a bunch of the figures. Aside from the obvious reasons for enjoying these toys like the working mechanical features, the magnetic boots and the detailed futuristic weapons, I loved how they were split into different branches of the military: Marines, Space Pilots and command. Each set had its own color scheme and each character was different, yet they all worked together to form a cohesive unit. With this figure, I tried to reproduce the feeling of a Starcom figure in 4’’.

Once I decided to make Slim, I wanted to add a pilot, a Marine and a vehicle. The RHINO is the most STARCOM-ish vehicle that I could think of. It has space military styling as well as the ‘’deployment’’ feature with the helicopter. I knew that once painted into the proper colors, it would make a convincing STARCOM vehicle.

Slim:
Head: Star Wars
Helmet: 30th Sci-Fi
Torso, upper arms, legs: PoC Arctic Destro
Lower arms: 25th IG Destro

Dash:
Head: DTC Comic Hawk
Torso, upper arms, legs: PoC Arctic Destro
Lower arms: 25th IG Destro

Dakota:
Head: DTC Steel Brigade Rook
Torso, upper arms, legs: PoC Arctic Destro
Lower arms: 25th IG Destro

2 comments:

  1. This is excellent! As I was looking through the pictures and filecards, I knew there was a link to something else... The STARCOM tie-in - awesome!
    And how many more people besides me are regretting all of those missed clearance Arctic Destros?

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