Friday, 22 July 2016

GI Joe Resurgence 3 - Lunar Showdown Splashdown and Moon Viper

Splashdown by bucky
Packaging by Sam Panico

If Joe is on the Moon, they are going to need an Astronaut. In Resurgence 1, Oreobuilder and I tried to make customs using a wide variety of specialties. Not having any inclination that we would do part 2, let alone part 3, we covered our bases, and an Astronaut by the name of Splashdown was made for part 1. Here we are 3 years later and finishing up the Resurgence universe, and the storyline takes us to the moon. Rather than make a new character, I decided to tackle Splashdown. To me it made the most sense. The entire Resurgence line was meant to mimic an actual product line, and the ARAH series had multiple version and repaints in some cases of characters over the years. With that in mind, bringing back Splashdown made more sense than a new character. I deviated heavily from the suit he originally wore, trying to make it more of a combat type astronaut suit. He was a fun build. I struggled with the paint apps at times, but I'm ok with the results.

Filecard by G1Trekker

Head: BBI figure with Halo helmet
Torso: Data Viper
Arms:Roc Accelerator suit
Legs: Roc Accelerator suit
Web gear: Force Awakens Deluxe figure

Moon Viper by bucky
Packaging by Sam Panico

What's a Viper on the Moon going to look like? I looked at various Vipers over the years for some inspiration. A slightly modified helmet (but keeping the goggles for some humor). Heavily layered clothing, some pads, rather large moon boots, and traditional Viper colors are what I decided to go with. Cobra has Astro Vipers from floating around in space and what not, but the Moon Vipers are meant to be running around the Moon base and outside bouncing around on the surface.

Filecard by G1Trekker

Head: Stormtrooper over a viper head
Torso: Low Light
Arms: Low Light/Blind Master
Legs: 50th Hawk/Money Bags Destro
Web gear: Techno Viper with Grenades added
Weapon: Modified Cpt. America Gun/Viper Rifle

Next: Artemis Cannon from Dusty79 and a returning character from a special guest star...

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