Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gung Ho (G.I. Joe Marine)

I really like Hasbro's recent RoC version of Gung Ho, but in my mind he's Resolute Gung Ho. I wanted to make a GH with the same RoC camo scheme as many of my other figures, so he he is...

Parts: Head (25th Anniversary Gung Ho), Body (RoC Hawk), Tactical Vest (RoC Pit Commando), SAW pouch (bbi Elite Force Marine), M4 Rifle (Marauder, Inc.), Tactical Pistol (Marauder, Inc.), Holster & Belt (RoC Hawk), Machete (RoC Crimson NeoViper).

Supplies: X-acto knife, super glue, paintbrushes, Polly Scale paints, Testors paints and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: None.

This was another very simple custom. The base figure was not really modified in any significant way. I popped off the head and replaced it with the new one. I repainted the trousers and cover to match the uniform I painted on my Leatherneck figure. The mustache was repainted dark brown. The vest was added and I trimmed off the holstered pistol, replacing it with a SAW pouch from a bbi Elite Force Marine figure. I also cut a rectangular shaped slot in the back of the vest, so that the machete could be easily slid into the vest. It was positioned so that he could reach over his shoulder and pull it out, if needed. I gave him a modular M4 from Marauder, Inc. The appropriate parts of the weapon were painted gunmetal and flat black. Finally, the entire figure was given a light coating of Testors Dull-Cote.


  1. This is awesome. I might have to steal this recipe for my own collection.

    I've bought up pretty much everything RoC, even the figures that are blatantly 25th repaints...I even made an RoC Roadblock (worlds better than the Resolute Roadblock they tried to pass off as RoC).

    But yeah...this is awesome. I'm going to have to use this. :)

  2. John,

    Thank you! Although I am very happy with the way this figure turned out, I'm kinda moving away from the blue-ish camouflage and I've decided to re-make him in a different camouflage scheme. Something green...