Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Aries (Iron Grenadier Unit Leader)

Aries was created sort of by accident. I was in the process of repainting a squad of the new Pursuit of Cobra Iron Grenadiers, and got the wild idea to give one of them a removable Nullifier helmet. I liked it so much, I decided to make him the squad leader. As such, I decided that he needed a weapon that was truly special, so I came up with this one. He didn't have a name until chapter 19 of the HissTank RPG started and I saw that one of the IG Commanders was named Aries, after the Greek god of war. Here is what the GameMaster wrote about the character: "Aries is from somewhere in the Balkans, southeastern Europe. He comes from many generations of mountain warfare specialists. He was recruited by the Iron Grenadiers after he took out an entire squadron of IG troopers during a raid on his town. His men say he is a hard man born for warfare." To me, this was just perfect. I hope you like him!

Parts: Head (25th Anniversary Battle Armor Cobra Commander), Helmet (ARAH Nullifier), Rotary cannon (Star Wars Galactic Marine), Figure, body armor, backpack and ammunition belt (PoC Iron Grenadier).

Kate's Iron Grenadiers

As you may have already figured out, my daughter Kate shares my love of Iron Grenadiers. These photos show her custom Destro and Baroness figures, along with her Steel Crusher. When she opened it last year, she insisted that there be no Cobra decals on it. She said that hers would be an "Iron Crusher".

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Zanzibar (Dreadnok)

Zanzibar has been sitting, half completed, on my workbench for the better part of six months. The figure was simple enough, but I kept forgetting to order the head from Slayer Design Studios!

Parts: Head (Slayer Design Studios), Body (25th Anniversary Ripper), Webgear (RoC Red Fang Ninja), Knife (RoC Shipwreck), Submachinegun (RoC Duke).

Mariner (Amphibious Warfare)

Mariner was introduced in the DDP run of G.I. Joe comics. He was a Chief Petty Officer specializing in amphibious warfare. I decided to add the character to my ever-expanding group of G.I. Joe SEALs.

Parts: Head (RoC Pit Commando), Torso & Arms (RoC Hawk v4), Upper Legs (RoC Breaker), Lower legs (25th Wraith), Body Armor (RoC Night Creeper), MP5 submachinegun (bbi), Dive Knife (25th Cobra Diver).