Sunday, 28 July 2019

#1055 and #1056 - Topson and Redmack

#1055 - Topson



 



I made a custom Topson several years ago, at the beginning of the 25th anniversary. I was just getting into customizing more seriously and the Argen 7 seemed like fun customs to make with the available modern parts at the time (circa 2007).

I recently updated all my original 13 and really like the new parts recipe, so I wanted to update my Argen 7 customs as well. I changed some parts (like the upper legs) to make them different and used the same vintage helmets.

Head: 25th Clutch
Hands: Marauder MTF
Torso: ROC Snake Eyes
Arms, lower legs: DG Duke
Upper legs: ROC Neo Viper
Webgear: 25th Stalker
Helmet: Vintage Accessory pack



#1056 - Redmack




I made a custom Redmack several years ago, at the beginning of the 25th anniversary. I was just getting into customizing more seriously and the Argen 7 seemed like fun customs to make with the available modern parts at the time (circa 2007).

I recently updated all my original 13 and really like the new parts recipe, so I wanted to update my Argen 7 customs as well. I changed some parts (like the upper legs) to make them different and used the same vintage helmets.

Head, hands: Marauder MTF
Torso: ROC Snake Eyes
Arms, lower legs: DG Duke
Upper legs: ROC Neo Viper
Webgear: 25th Stalker
Helmet: Vintage Accessory pack

Saturday, 6 July 2019

#1053 and #1054 - Action Force Skip and Action Man



#1053 - Action Force Skip





Over the last few years, I have slowly been building new Action Force members and updating older customs as well. For the longest time, my custom Skip consisted of a RoC Dennis Quaid head on an Ultimate Battle Pack Stalker body. It worked well for a while, but most of my Z-Force characters are now built using modern parts, so it was time to upgrade Skip. I used the same parts recipe as for my 2Para figure as the originals were repaints. I added the MTF webgear.

Head, beret, harness and pouches: Marauder MTF
Torso, arms: 50th Firefly
Legs: ROC Snake Eyes


#1054 - Action Man



Action Man is a character that I honestly don't know that much about. To me, he is one of the figures included in the Valor Vs Venom GI Joe Night Force 6-Pack. He stood out in that set as he was the only one wearing orange. Since I'm a sucker for New Sculpt era customs, I have been meaning to make this figure since I saw HypnoHustler’s excellent version during 2017's Custom Celebration. Since the Mercer torso is already orange and the head and arm colors match, there was not much painting involved on this one.

Head: Indiana Jones German Motorcycle driver
Torso: BBTS Mercer
Arms: 50th Dusty
Legs: 50th Snake Eyes
Harness: 25th Steeler