Friday, 1 July 2016

GI Joe Resurgence 3 - Croc Master, Swamp Fox and Underbrush

Croc Master by Dusty79
"CROC MASTER returns to terrify the Joes! He has multiple reptilian pets including one brought back from the past! This deluxe figure comes with a genetically altered red gator with cage and a MAN EATING PLANT PLAYSET complete with a canister of graphite infused titanium to lure in the Joes. As if a man eating plant wasn't enough, a cobra and a ferocious croc lay hidden in wait! Other figure sold separately."

Packaging by Sam Panico

Filecard by Sam Panico

I've been wanting to do a Croc Master custom for a while as he was a childhood favorite, but there have been so many great customs of him done it seemed hard to find a way to improve on them. In the end I decided he would need to be completely overhauled and veer very far away from the original version to make it noteworthy. I thought to myself, what if Dr. Mindbender took him and did some drastic experimenting on him? What would he change? What would he look like under that mask afterwards? What if he didn't need the whip or chains and instead had a tentacle arm to wrangle his pets? One day I saw the Fimbul figure and it hit me like a ton of bricks. The rest was mashing parts together.

Head: The Hobbit Orc Fimbul with 50th Croc Master faceplate and breathing apparatus
Arms: Retaliation Street Luge Firefly
Legs: 25th Serpentor
Feet, belt buckle, and torso:50th Croc Master
Tentacle: 30th Zombie Viper
Cape and skirt pieces: Fimbul

Swamp Fox by bucky

Packaging by Sam Panico

Filecard by Sam Panico

Swamp Fox originally was shown in another project (GI JOE Reloaded) a couple years back. The figure was a fun build and I was very pleased with the way he came out, so he makes a second appearance in Resurgence 3 here. I liked the fact that that head and those arms were a match for the skin tone, and just thought he'd make a great addition to our swamp team.

Head: BBI Figure
Torso: Jungle Viper
Arms: BBTS Thrasher
Legs: Colton/
Web gear: Neo Viper
Weapon: BBTS Lowlight

Underbrush by Oreobuilder

Packaging by Sam Panico

 Filecard by Sam Panico

While planning out all the various environments that we wanted to visit during Resurgence 3, we realized that we would need several specialists. My original plan was to translate Valor vs Venom Recondo into modern era format to act as one of our jungle/swamp experts. When I showed off a wip, bucky suggested to change out the head and hat and sent me some really parts. I decided to overhaul my figure completely and Underbrush was born.

Head, hat, gillie suit: Donated by bucky
Torso, upper arms: 50th Hawk
Lower arms: 25th Snake Eyes
Hands: Renegades Duke
Upper legs: 50th Dusty (2x right)
Lower legs: 50th Dusty (2x left)
Vest: 30th Stalker

Next: Pigsty from Dusty79

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