Saturday, 2 September 2017

Red Shadows - Black Major, Red Jackal and Hyena Tank













Red Jackal






I resisted making this custom for years as Destro is really recognizable and I believe that a repaint of him to make a different character is impossible. The repaint will always look like Destro. Still, while playing around with spare parts, I threw this guy together. It’s a simple recipe and one that other customizers have already probably done.

I figure he could be Destro’s cousin or uncle, someone who represents MARS to the Red Shadows so Destro himself can focus on selling weapons and keeping Cobra happy.

Head: Marvel Drax
Torso, arms: 25th Destro v1
Legs: 25th Destro (IG)


Hyena




This was a super simple custom inspired by RelenaWarcraft’s version. The custom only required removing the original Operation Crimson Sabotage stickers and replacing them with Reprolabels.

For a long time, I told myself that I would not make this custom. I felt that the HISS is too recognizable as Cobra’s weapon. Making it red did not change that fact. However, seeing RelenaWarcarft’s version as well as finally putting together a Red Jackal custom make me change my mind and take the plunge.

All: Operation Crimson Sabotage HISS with Toyhax labels


Black Major



My version is a straight forward re-do of the original and is heavily inspired by HypnoHustler’s excellent custom. I changed a few details to try to replicate the original figure as much as possible.

Head: MTF
Torso: ROC Paris Pursuit Snake Eyes
Legs: ROC Cobra Commander
Feet: DG Cobra Commander
Upper arms: 25th Duke
Lower arms: ROC Zartan
Cap: 25th Red Star

4 comments:

  1. Let me guess--you'll face the temptation to do a Red Laser figure too.

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    1. Lol, I have not reached that point yet. I don't have plans for more Red Shadows just yet.

      OB

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    2. Oh yeah, before I forget--let me know when that other post goes up.

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