Monday, February 16, 2009

Marine Gunnery Sergeant Wendell A. Metzger

Consider this part 2 of my "realistic" take on the G.I. Joe Marine characters - Gunnery Sergeant Wendell A. Metzger (better known as Leatherneck)...

The entire body was an Elite Force U.S. Marine. I added the head from a VvV Grunt figure (thanks for the head, Gene), which I liked better than the actual Leatherneck head. I also gave him a modular M4 / M203 from Marauder. The helmet needed a bit of Super Sculpey added to the inside to make it fit snugly.


  1. I guess compared to Gung Ho, this is sort of a let down. I really liked Gung Ho with clothes (first outside of his Dress Blues version). When I think of Leatherneck I tend to regress to the cap with the Corps pin in it. That's not to say this is bad work, I guess it's just expectation versus actually seeing it.

  2. I agree with you on the issue of his headgear. What you described is what I wanted to do, but I wasn't able to get ahold of a Marine Corps cover. The nice thing is that the helmet is removeable, so if I'm able to obtain one, I can replace it in seconds.