Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cobra Sniper Officer

This was another army-builder created from spare parts. I'd still like to do an Elite Viper sniper-variant with a cool name, but for now this blueshirt Officer will have to suffice...

Parts: Body (25th Anniversary Cobra Officer), Tactical Vest (RoC Sgt Stone), Dragunov Sniper Rifle (25th Anniversary Cobra Trooper).

Supplies: Super Sculpey, super glue, paintbrushes, Testors paints, Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: Photographs of a Dragunov Sniper Rifle.

Much like my Pyro-Viper figure, this guy started out as a Cobra Trooper with no weapons or webgear, so I dug around in my parts box and came up with something I liked. The tacticla vest fit well, but it was kind of bland, so I made some ammunition pouch casts (using Super Sculpey and some push molds I had created for a project several months back) and super glued them to the vest. The whole vest was then painted flat black. The Dragunov sniper rifle was painted according to a couple of photograhs I found on the Internet (why guess what it should look like when you can be precise?). Once the paint was dry, I gave him a light application of Testors Dull-Cote to seal the paint and reduce glare.


  1. Had to do a double take on the Sgt Stone Vest.

    That is some clever use of Pouches.

  2. Thanks! I still haven't gotten around to making another Viper-Sniper, so this guy is the sole sharpshooter in my Cobra Corps!