Sunday, 29 March 2015

Crimson Firefly

So after seeing my Urban Division Firefly last month ([url]http://oreobuildersblog.blogspot.ca/2015/02/project-new-sculpt-day-6-valor-vs-venom.html[/url]), a buddy of mine remembered his Crimson Firefly that he got when he was 10 and challenged me to make an ME version. Here is what I came up with.

Enjoy,

OB







Saturday, 28 March 2015

Transformers/GI Joe Reverse Pretenders


Recently, jmc2915 approached me with his idea regarding ''Reverse Pretenders''. This idea would combine GI Joe and Transformers with a new twist. The basic premise is that the humanoid forms of the Pretenders are Joes and Cobras. They use a variety of transforming vehicles or mechs resembling their Transformers identities. I was intrigued by the ideas and took on the project. Here are the results.

Enjoy!


BAT II w. Bomb-Burst:








 

Iguanus w. Dreadnok Cycle








Roadblock





Stranglehold





 Vroom w. Silver Mirage Motorcycle






Group shots:





 



Thursday, 26 March 2015

Action Force Sonar Officer and Deep Sea Defender



In the early 80’s, Palitoy released a line of 3.75 inch figures based on their popular Action Man line from the 70s. Although the line included several repainted GI Joe figures and vehicles (like the VAMP, Fang, Mobat, Steeler, Stalker and Snake Eyes to name a few), most of the characters were made from 5 POA figures. These were divided into several sub-teams like SAS (Special Ops) and Z-Force (Infantry).

Sonar Officer and Deep Sea Defender were part of Q-Force, Action Force’s Sea Operations team. I plan to make the rest of the team as soon as I figure out good recipes for the others.









Reference pics courtesy of bloodforthebaron.com




Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Snake Eyes


Ninja Force Snake Eyes

Here is a custom that I never thought I would do. I have never really paid much attention to the Ninja Force subset. I have the Dollar General Storm Shadow and T’Gin-Zu figures and I have made a few customs like Slice, Dice and T’Jbang, but I never looked twice at Snake Eyes. Imagine my surprise that one morning, I just threw it together on a lark. It was assembled, painted and finished in a couple of hours. Now that it is done, I’m happy to have it for my Ninja Force set.








Snake Eyes v4:
 

Although the first DG Snake Eyes figure was a pretty good representation of the 1991 figure, I felt that it could be improved with a head swap. Changing the head for a newly painted Retaliation Cobra Trooper head, was an easy way of making the figure closer to the original.



Monday, 23 March 2015

Transformers Masterpiece Deep Cover and Clamp Down

One of my other interests, besides Joes, is collecting Transformers. In the last few years, the Masterpiece line has given fans ''ultimate'' versions of G1 favorites. However, the Masterpiece line has also given fans a few repaints based on Diaclone robots. Diaclone is one of the early '80s Japanese toylines that helped spawn Transformers. Most of the first and second year cast of TF characters have their roots in the Diaclone line. For more on the history of this product line, check out the TF wiki:

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Diaclone

One of my collecting goals is to have as many MP versions of Diaclone robots as possible.

Takara has helped with Tigertrack and Exhaust. Hopefully, we will be getting a blue Bluestreak and others eventually.

Since Takara is probably not going to be making any more Lambos for a while, I picked up KO MP G2 Sideswipe and Red Alert to convert into Deep Cover and Clamp Down respectively myself. These are still in progress. I still need to transform them and fix some paint issues, but I'm pretty happy with them so far. Since I display my figures in their robot modes, I'm in no rush

Enjoy!

OB

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Operation Waterfront - A Resurgence Storybook - Part 5

Raptor wrote a short story revolving around customs made by Oreobuilder, bucky and dusty79, which will be shown in 5 parts throughout the week. Sam P. (doe138) provided the art for Raptor's words.

Final part. To be continued during GI Joe Resurgence: Escalation coming this Summer!








Thursday, 19 March 2015

Operation Waterfront - A Resurgence Storybook - Part 4

Raptor wrote a short story revolving around customs made by Oreobuilder, bucky and dusty79, which will be shown in 5 parts throughout the week. Sam P. (doe138) provided the art for Raptor's words.





Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Operation Waterfront - A Resurgence Storybook - Part 3

Raptor wrote a short story revolving around customs made by Oreobuilder, bucky and dusty79, which will be shown in 5 parts throughout the week. Sam P. (doe138) provided the art for Raptor's words.