Thursday, January 28, 2010

Custom Figures by my Kids

The name DnJcustoms was born back in the days when my wife sat and painted figures with me. It stood for Don & Jen's Customs. Now that the little ones are starting to show an interest in the hobby, it might just be time for a name change...

These two figures were done by my children, Adam and Kate, who are both staunch supporters of Cobra. Although both of them have sat in my workshop slathering paint onto toys before, this is the first time that they each found a specific character or concept that they wanted to create.

Kate has been envious of my Zarana figure ever since I finished it, so she decided to make her own. All of the painting was hers. The only assistance I provided was the undoing of legs screws so that the lower legs could be swapped with those from a RoC Attack on the Pit Baroness. I also applied the Dull-Cote because she is a little young for spray cans.

Adam didn't have such a specific plan, so he sat down with some of my old G.I. Joe Order of Battle comics and tried to fins something he liked. He ended up choosing the entry for Copperhead, which used colors a bit off from the original figure of the 80's. Adam selected the colors and they match the picture almost perfectly. Again, I helped with the Dull-Cote.

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