Sunday, October 3, 2010

Shipwreck (Navy SEAL)

This is a figure I've wanted to do ever since I first became acquainted with the DDP America's Elite series. I really liked the long hair, watch-cap, beard-but-no-mustache look the artist gave Shipwreck. At the same time, the RoC Shipwreck figure was one of my favorites from that line. I mean, seriously, is there anyone that wouldn't have liked seeing Shipwreck in the film? Anyway, I eventually decided to try combining what I liked from each look. This may not be one of the more difficult or impressive customs I've ever done, but at the moment it is one of my favorites. I'm calling this "City Strike Shipwreck" because he fits so well with my other Pursuit of Cobra figures...

Parts: Entire figure (RoC Shipwreck), Hair (BnB Razor Ramon), H&K G36 Assault Rifle (RoC Pit Commando).

Beachhead (Ranger)

This was basically a rainy-day project when I had no better ideas. The Beachhead figure from the RoC Snarler Cycle set was cool, but I wanted him to fit in better with the "blue camo" appearance of my other RoC figures. So, a new pair of legs and a bit of repainting...

Parts: Head, Torso & Arms (RoC Beachhead), Legs (RoC Sgt Stone), Helmet & Gasmask (PoC Beachhead), Assault Rifle, Ammunition Bag & Spare Magazine (25th Anniversary Beachhead), Vest (???).

Slipstream (X-30 Conquest Pilot)

So as I continued my quest to complete my own 25th Anniversary collection, I came to realize that the "Lt Slip Stream" figure that Hasbro offered us was nothing more than a kit-bash of easily obtained parts. I already had the head I needed, so I set about getting the rest of the parts through trades. A little repainting, and here he is...

Parts: Head (25th Anniversary Tripwire), Torso & arms (25th Anniversary Snow Job), Legs (25th Anniversary Wild Bill), Feet (RoC Wild Bill).