Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Star Wars Display at Pinney Branch Library

I was recently asked if I'd be willing to set up some of my Star Wars toys (both customs and non) at the Madison Public Library's Pinney Branch.  So early this morning, my wife and I hauled a few boxes in and set up a display.  If you'd like to view the display in person, the address is: 204 Cottage Grove Road Madison, Wisconsin 53716.  Here are some photos my wife took after we finished setting up:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halo 4 Spartan Warrior

I tend not to change my in-game armor set up very often, but recently I decided to do exactly that.  Being me, I then needed to create a figure to represent my new armor.  The base figure is the same Warrior figure that I dyed black last month.

He is armed with a Battle Rifle, taken from a Halo 4 Soldier.  My friend Josh made several casts of it so that I could arm custom figures.  His secondary weapon is a Plasma Pistol, taken from a Halo 4 Grunt.

Last time I did a Warrior repaint, I used thin strips of masking tape to get the lines straight.  This time around, I went free-hand.  Hope you dig it!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hollow Point (Range Officer)

Hollow Point was originally released with the Locust Helicopter in 2003 as part of the Built to Rule line.

According to his file card, "when new weapons become available, Hollow Point is responsible for training the G.I. Joe team on their use, in addition to advising mission teams on the optimal use of terrain, firing points, and correct choice of ammo. Before joining the G.I. Joe team, Hollow Point taught the Range Officer Course at Quantico and served with the Marine Expeditionary Unit."

Those of you who follow my work know that I'm a Marine, as because of that I really can't resist the Marine Corps characters.  Hollow Point was one that I didn't have in my collection, so I set about giving him a modern upgrade.

The base figure is just a repaint of PoC Dusty.  I trimmed away the large armor pieces on his hips, but otherwise the base figure was not modified in any way.  He was given a new head and a removable soft cover (from Raginspoon).  Because he is supposed to be an exceptional marksman, I armed him with a scoped M14 (from Legion XIV Productions).