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!

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