Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gung Ho (G.I. Joe Marine)

I loved the way Gung Ho was portrayed in Resolute. The subsequent figure was good, but not quite where I wanted it to be...

Parts: Entire figure (RoC Gung Ho), Upper arms (Comic Pack Gung Ho), Rifle (custom).

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

Reference: Screenshots from G.I. Joe: Resolute.

The mustache was repainted to match what was seen on-screen. To give Gung Ho some bigger arms, as well as the T-shirt he wore in Resolute, I simply swapped his upper arms with the ones from a comic pack GH. I used the X-acto knife to very gently score the lines where the T-shirt sleeve ended. Then, I painted the area to match. I also used the X-acto knife to cut a slit between his trigger finger and te remaining digits so that the finger would fit into the trigger guard. That's the entire modification to the figure.

The rifle was chopped and super glued together from a few different things. The base rifle came from 25th Anniversary Baroness. The stock was cut off and replaced with one that I took from a bbi Elite Force MP5. The scope is a drastically shaved down AN/PVS-4 night vision scope that came with my modular M4's from Marauder, Inc. The ammunition drum was trimmed from one of the many weapons that came with the RoC Pit Commando. The grenade launcher was taken from some really cheap piece of junk that was lying in the bottom of my spare weapons box. Finally, the flash suppressor was a small bit of the thin black hose that is common among Joe figures.