Monday, 27 July 2015

GI Joe Resurgence II Day 27: GI Joe Dragonfire w. Mongoose

''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…''

Dragonfire w. Mongoose - Bravo Class vehicle
The newest G.I. Joe attack chopper is heavily armed with rockets, missiles, and multiple independently rotating guns. Cobra forces don't stand a chance against this fire breather. Features spinning rotors and opening canopy for the included pilot MONGOOSE.

Filecard by Charles Cushman (Raptor)

From the desk of Dusty79:
The Dragonfire came about one day while I was searching online for 1/18th vehicles that I had never had in hand. I saw the Avatar gunship and thought it would be a great base for a modern attack chopper for GI Joe. I changed the landing gear, added the rotors and added the side thrusters. This thing came armed to the teeth, but I did add a chin gun for a little extra muscle. I wanted to include Dragon in the title and considering its armament, Dragonfire seemed appropriate. In choosing the color, I wanted something that popped, as opposed to just a dull army green, so I looked at about a half dozen colors and went with the one that said dragon to me the most. Mongoose is named after the animal so well known for killing cobras. If you look closely you will see some Rikki-Tikki-Tavi references on his helmet. The red eyes of Rikki on the front and Rikki himself on the sides. Just some fun added nostalgia from childhood.

Parts used:

Head, Torso, Upper Arms-25th Matt Trakker
Lower Arms, Upper Thighs, Hands-Retaliation Airborne
Lower Legs, Feet-Renegades Tunnel Rat
Webgear-Black Dragon VTOL Pilot
Helmet-Star Wars with night vison added

Avatar Scorpion Gunship
Landing Skid, Chin Gun, Side Thrusters-POC Ghost Hawk
Rotor and Blades-Retaliation Eaglehawk

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