Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank

I was one of the lucky folks who recently picked up the G.I. Joe Ultimate Battle Pack for a whopping $13.87 at my local Target. Since I never really cared for the red version of the H.I.S.S. tank that came with it, I decided to repaint it. And then... because I was repainting it anyway, I decided to try something different. The upper half of the body was spray painted with a dark OD green. The then applied thin strips of painter's tape to mask off some erratic lines. Then, I spray painted it again with metallic green flake. After peeling the tape off, I re-assembled the entire tank. You may notice that a couple of the stickers are missing. This is because they were removed for painting and then did not cooperate entirely when I tried to put them back on. Overall, I am pleased with the way this turned out. Part of my keeps wanting to replace the dual cannons with a large caliber-machine gun (something with cooling holes drilled in the barrels). I consider this to be finished for the moment, but if the right idea strikes me, it'll be back to the workshop!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! Looks like a snake-skin HISS tank - very fitting. I've been trying to figure out the best way to upgrade the guns on the HISS tanks myself. I created one for my Dreadnoks that has two missile launchers on the sides - I'll get a blog up about that some day... I hope. Keep up the good work - I'm happy to see you branching out to the Joes!