Monday, 25 July 2016

GI Joe Resurgence 3 - Cobra Island Mastermind

Mastermind by Oreobuilder
Packaging by Sam Panico

I originally conceived the character of Mastermind in 2008ish. At the time, I wanted to add a character to the Cobra hierarchy that specialized in planning, strategy and tactics. I always seemed like it was an aspect that was missing from Cobra. Secondly, I wanted an excuse to build a Cobra strategy room diorama. Third, I wanted to create a character using parts from my fodder bin that don't see much re-use. The original figure was a mash-up of 25th anniversary Cobra Commander and Snowjob parts.

I was pretty satisfied with the result at the time that Mastermind was created. However, I have had the itch to revisit the character and modernize the build for a while now. When I saw Ron Rudat’s concept Cobra Commander on Facebook, my first thought was ‘’That’s Mastermind!’’. I used the sketch as inspiration and I finally have a figure that meets my vision for the character.

Filecard by Sam Panico

Head: DTC Guillotine with sculpted eye patch
Torso, arms: 25th Crimson Guard
Upper legs: Retaliation Ultimate Cobra Commander
Harness: 25the Cobra Commander (Comic Pack)
Lower legs: 2x 25th IG Destro right lower leg
Feet: RoC Neo Viper

Next: Badger and Braingames from bucky

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