Catalogs courtesy of DanoftheDead!
Mail Away Catalog
Final Thoughts and Pics
a bonus, Lifeline_MD has once again contributed his time and writing
talents and created a short story set in the Resurgence universe. You
can read part 1 here: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-fan-fiction/407707-g-i-joe-resurgence-issue-2-operation-desert-swarm.html#post4860126
Day 31: Final Thoughts
we have reached the end of this second chapter of our Resurgence saga.
We hope everybody found something that they enjoyed in this latest
We had a lead time of close to a year, which greatly
helped up flesh out the storyline and the ideas behind it. Part 1 was
brainstormed in December of 2013, and grew to a monster by the time we
unveiled it in July 2014. We had no intention of making it as large as
it was, but it kept snowballing into something bigger. With part 2, the
extra 6 months was very helpful. With as much lead time, we wanted to
avoid burning out, so we all worked on side projects. We have found that
this keeps us interested and coming back with a fresh perspective.
many ways, Part II was very similar to part I. We structured our
project around a mock product line complete with filecards, catalogs and
packaging, we emphasized new characters over older ones and we tried to
keep GI Joe colorful, fun and a bit cheesy like the original toy line.
we also wanted to grow as customizers, push the project to be better
and more complete as well as create a stronger supporting Resurgence
fictional universe. We spent more time developing the storyline to
accompany our customs. This was told using the various texts and blurbs
and of course the filecards that were lovingly crafted by Raptor and
GITrekker. Without them, our figures would not have become fully
realized characters. They breathed the spark of life into our customs
and this is just as important as choosing parts or colors for a custom.
Thanks guys, this project is not possible without you.
the bar for his packaging mock-ups once again. He managed to inject the
box fronts with a sense of action and adventure, color and texture as
well as a modern take on nostalgia and he did it for every one of our
main line figures and vehicles. Every. Single. One. Thank you Sam for
enriching this project with your talent.
A special thanks goes
out to our "guest stars" Ozzie92, JoeMichaels70 and Keep It Clean
Customs for creating some awesome pieces as well as DanoftheDead for
crafting the fantastic catalogs.
Finally, thanks to all those who
followed us on these boards or Facebook. Whether you checked us out
everyday, peeked in once in a while, left feedback or not, we truly
appreciate the fact that you took the time to do so. We grow and learn
as customizers thanks to feedback and support. Thank you.
all, projects like these make us feel like we are playing GI Joes as
grown men. We get got to make them, come up with a story for them, with
help from Raptor and Trekker, and then have an epic battle at the end.
See you guys next year for part 3.
Bucky, Dusty79 and Oreobuilder - the gang at PHX Customs