Sunday, February 28, 2010

Jinx (G.I. Joe Ninja / Intelligence Operative)

Oh, look! Another custom figure that basically amounts to a head swap and some new accessories! This one was inspired by the 5 second clip in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, where Jinx is seen donning her "invisibility suit and then beating several Joes senseless.

Parts: Head (Star Wars Bultar Swann - Legacy of the Jedi 3-pack), Body (RoC Scarlett), Shoulder Holster (RoC Hawk), Sword (RoC Scarlett), Backpack (RoC Gung-Ho).

Supplies: Super Sculpey, Paintbrushes, Testors paints and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: Screenshots from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Yep, another ridiculously simple custom. And still, I am very pleased with how this one turned out. I spotted the head sitting atop the shoulders of a female Jedi on one of my display shelves and immediately realized she'd make a perfect Jinx. No, I've never been a huge fan of Jinx, but the inspiration was there, so who am I to argue. The head needed a bit of Super Sculpey dropped inside to allow it to fit the figure's neck post a bit better. The skin tone also needed to be re-painted to match the figure. The shoulder holster was cut, trimmed and then glued back together to fit her shoulders better. Last but not least, she got a light application of Testors Dull-Cote.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Outback (G.I. Joe Survival Specialist)

Outback has never been one of my favorite characters, but my son kind of likes him and I had the spare parts lying around, so I threw this figure together in about an hour.

Parts: Head (RoC Monkeywrench), Torso (G.I. Joe Trooper), Arms (G.I. Joe Trooper). Legs (RoC Tunnel Rat), Vest, Rucksack & Carbine (AoCI Outback).

Supplies: Paintbrushes, Testors paint, Folk Art paints and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: None.

This was just about as simple as it looks. I replaced the G.I. Joe Trooper's legs (which I needed for another custom) with some extra Tunnel Rat legs. The I added the Monkeywrench head (which came from the same mold as the Outback head). After a quick paint job, he was given an application of Testors Dull-Cote to seal the paint and reduce shine. As soon as he was completely dry, I gave him to my son, Adam. Obviously, he looks a bit different from the classic Outback, but Adam likes him!