Sunday, October 4, 2009

Steeler (G.I. Joe Tank Commander)

This version of Steeler was done for an upcoming desert diorama. Since I already had Steeler and his tank from the Target Ultimate Battle Pack, I decided to include them in it.

Parts: Head (UBP Steeler), Body (UBP Steeler), Helmet (UBP Steeler), Visor (UBP Steeler), Knife (UBP Steeler), Holster rig (UBP Steeler).

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

Reference: None.

This is a simple "improvement" of Steeler, so that he'd fit in with the other team members in the diorama. First, I trimmed off the ridiculous second strap on the holster rig. That strap, if work properly, actually goes under his right arm. Because it wouldn't fit properly in that position, I chose to remove it. Then, I repainted all of the black areas (straps, boots, holster, gloves, etc) using a slightly different color than his uniform. The face was painted a darker flesh color, to appear lightly sun and windburned. Finally, the entire figure was given a light coating of Testors Dull-Cote.

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