Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Marine Gunnery Sergeant Ettienne R. LaFitte

This is something I've wanted to do since I was a kid. While I love the campy and colorful uniforms worn by many of the Joes just as much as the next guy, part of me wanted them to be depicted more realistically. This is my "realistic" take on Marine Gunnery Sergeant Ettienne R. LaFitte (better known as Gung Ho)...

The entire body was an Elite Force U.S. Marine. I added the head and holster from a VvV Gung Ho figure (thanks, Gene), a .45 pistol and an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon from Marauder. The helmet needed a bit of Super Sculpey added to the inside to make it fit snugly.

If I can obtain a head for the other G.I. Joe team Marine, Leatherneck, I'll make one of him, too.

1 comment:

  1. Great take on ol' Gung Ho! You mean you don't like the teal camo? He does tend to look like a member of the Village People in his original form - not that there's anything wrong with that.